To Whitewater and Beyond:
Blastoff Date 1868
With 150 years of success, we’re here to celebrate what Whitewater has accomplished and where the future will take us as we reach for the stars.
Students, Community, Staff, and Alumni are encouraged to participate through the events as well as through celebrating being a Warhawk of the Past, Present, and especially Future.
An overview of all Alumni, Community, and Campus Homecoming Events is found at www.uww.edu/homecoming.
Homecoming consists of many unique opportunities for participation, with nine group competitions, court, and three ways in which individuals can compete (beyond attendance, which is welcome and encouraged at all events).
Tuesday, October 16th
Glow Night; 7 – 10 pm through lower level of UC
Glow Night includes both competitions and social time. Students will have a chance to come out for a fun-filled night of glow in the dark yard games, bowling, ping pong, as well as free food and giveaways. Student Organizations and Greek Organizations can compete in Ping Pong and Bowling Tournaments. For each of the competitions, points will be awarded for participants and 1st-3rd place in each division.
Wednesday, October 17th
Warhawk Spirit Day All Day, throughout Campus
Students, Faculty, and Staff will color the campus purple. Throughout the day, prizes will be given out to people caught wearing purple / Warhawk gear. Share your purple pride on Instagram, too! #UWWPurplePride
Thursday, October 18th
Talent Show; 8 pm in Young Auditorium
Individual students, Student Organizations, and Greek Organizations will share their talents with the UW-Whitewater family in this all-out competition. Top performance will walk away with a $200.00 cash prize! 2018 Court Royalty (The Ruler of the Galaxy), as well as bowling and ping pong winners will be unveiled. UW-W Student Tickets $2 in advance or $4 at the door – cash or purple points.
Friday, October 19th
Galactic Conquest; 12 pm Warhawk Drive (In case of Rain: 12 pm in Fieldhouse)
Student Organizations and Greeks will compete in one or all three of these games. Individuals will also have a chance to compete in the Star Trek (scavenger hunt). The Space Race (bed races) has teams competing for fastest time through a race that travels through parts of campus. Gravity Pull (tug of war) pits teams against one another in a friendly single elimination tournament. For each of the competitions, points will be awarded for participants and 1st-3rd place in each division.
Saturday, October 20th
Parade – The Warhawk Way; 10 am on Main Street
Parade of marching units, bands, mascots, and floats. Both campus groups and community groups can enter to share who they are, celebrating To Whitewater and Beyond while traveling through the Warhawk Way. For each of the competitions, points will be awarded for participants and 1st-3rd place in each division.
The Mowgli’s; 12 pm in Stadium Lot 24
In continuation of our sesquicentennial celebration, our Warhawk Concert Series will feature The Mowgli’s! This free performance will be held outside of Perkins Stadium. Parade winners and Championship Trophies will be announced immediately after the Mowgli’s performance in Lot 24. Football vs. UW-River Falls 2 pm at Perkins Stadium Wrap up the Homecoming Week with the Warhawk Football team as they play the Falcons. At Half-time, the 2018 Homecoming Court will be recognized, and the Connor Spirit Cup will be awarded to the most spirited organization overall.