Save the Date
Homecoming 2015
October 2-3, 2015
"Rocky's Road Trip: All Roads Lead to Western"

2015 Homecoming Logo


2015 Schedule Homecoming

Thursday, September 24, 2015
Friday, September 25, 2015
 Friday, October 2, 2015
Saturday, October 3, 2015
  • 7-7:45 a.m.  Old Stompin' Ground Runaround Registration, Alumni House
  • 8 a.m.  Old Stompin' Ground Runaround: 5K Run/1.5 mile walk
  • 8:30 a.m.  Reunion Recognition Brunch & Social, Alumni House
  • 9:30 a.m.  All-Alumni Breakfast, Alumni House (Complimentary coffee and donuts)
  • 10:30 a.m.  Homecoming Parade
  • Noon-3 p.m.  Alumni Cookout at "The Right Place" tent - NEW LOCATION in Q LOT
  • 3 p.m.  Leathernecks Football Game vs. Southern Illinois - Hanson Field
    Tickets will not be mailed. The Homecoming football ticket sales are final. Therefore, all tickets purchased through the WIU Alumni Association are non-refundable.

**If you order mums, t-shirts, football tickets and/or lunch tickets, you can pick them up at the Alumni House any time on Friday and until 11:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. After 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, tickets/mums/t-shirts will be taken down to The Right Place tent, which is in Q Lot. You can pick up your items there. Any football tickets not picked up by 3:00 p.m. (game time) on Saturday will be left at the will call window at the stadium.

Join us at "The Right Place," the big tent near Hanson Field in 2015!

Alumni Association * College of Fine Arts & Communication * College of Arts & Sciences * College of Education & Human Services * College of Business & Technology * Student ServicesCentennial Honors College * University Libraries * Bachelor of Arts in General Studies DegreeAthletics * Admissions * School of Graduate Studies  


  College of Fine Arts and Communication

The College of Fine Arts and Communication welcomes all WIU alumni to Homecoming 2015! We look forward to visiting with you and learning about your accomplishments.

Look for the Marching Leathernecks in the Homecoming Parade and for the Marching Leatherneck alumni joining the band for the half-time show at the game.

  College of Arts and Sciences

Come visit with the dean, faculty, staff and other CAS alumni and exercise your brain at our "Right Place" table exhibit. We welcome you and your family to attend this afternoon of celebration. Pick up your complimentary lunch ticket at our table.

Contact Bryce Dexter, director of development, at or call (309) 298-1828 for more information.

 College of Education and Human Services

Welcome back COEHS alumni!

Stop by and visit us at this year’s Homecoming celebration! While you are here, if you are a COEHS alumnus, lunch is on us! Connect with:

  • Erskine Smith, dean
  • Dale Adkins, associate dean
  • Dana Moon ’98 MBA ‘01, director of development
  • Jason Eveland ’05 M.S. ’12, assistant director of development

Counselor Education • Curriculum & Instruction • Dietetics, Fashion Merchandising & Hospitality • Educational & Interdisciplinary Studies • Educational Leadership • Health Sciences • Instructional Design & Technology • Kinesiology • Law Enforcement & Justice Administration • Military Science• Recreation, Park & Tourism Administration • Social Work

 College of Business and Technology

If you’re a CBT graduate, you’re in good company—over 27,000 graduates can’t be wrong! Stop by and see us at this year’s Homecoming festivities!

  Student Services

Reconnect with friends and colleagues from the Division of Student Services!
Stop and see us at tailgating or visit with us in the big tent! If you are planning to attend, please let us know in advance by calling the Vice President for Student Services Office at (309) 298-1814. Lunch tickets will be available. We look forward to seeing you this year!!

  Centennial Honors College

Stop by “The Right Place” and help us celebrate Homecoming! Visit with our staff and hear more about the Centennial Honors College continues to grow and produce high achieving students and alumni.

We look forward to seeing you!

  University Libraries

Peruse the Sequel class yearbooks in the Garden Lounge of Malpass Library, or explore the library as a whole (and try to win the prize!) with a family-friendly scavenger hunt on Friday afternoon. Stop by our table at "The Right Place" to meet Dean of Libraries Michael Lornzen, or try to 'Bean the Dean' at our mini-golf hole, also for a prize. There are so many paths to choose from, and University Libraries can accompany you down any of them.

  Bachelor of Arts in General Studies Degree

The School of Distance Learning, including General Studies (BGS), International Studies and Outreach welcomes you back to enjoy Homecoming festivities this year by packing your Purple and Gold and traveling to WIU's Macomb Campus. We hope to see you there!


Athletics will be hosting their Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Friday, October 2 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the University Union. 

School of Graduate Studies

Welcome back WIU alumni! Be sure to visit with Nancy Parsons, Associate Provost and Director of the School of Graduate Studies, at "The Right Place" tent. We would like to welcome past graduate students as well as anyone interested in pursuing an advanced degree at WIU!

Visit us at, follow us on Twitter @WIUGradSchool, or like us on Facebook at


Past, Present or Future - It's always a great day to be a Leatherneck! Stop in and visit with Dr. Andy Borst or Sara Lytle from Admissions at "The Right Place" tent. We would love to talk with alumni or prospective students. Follow Admissions @WIUAdmissions on Twitter or wiuadmissions on Instagram or like us on Facebook! Welcome back and happy Homecoming from the Undergraduate Admissions Office!



Homecoming Week Schedule " Rocky's Road Trip: All Roads Lead to Western " Homecoming 2015


Friday, Sept. 25
1-4:30 p.m. Paint the Paws
(front lawn of Western Hall)

Saturday, Sept. 26
8 a.m.-noon Paint the Town
(Macomb Square)

Sunday, Sept. 27
Noon Rocky’s Boat Regatta (Everly Park)
4 p.m. Dec the Campus (Union Mall)

Monday, Sept. 28
11:30 a.m.- Homecoming Kick-off Party
2:30 p.m. (Union Mall)
All day Dec the Office

Tuesday, Sept. 29
6 p.m. Variety Show (Western Hall)

Thursday, Oct. 1
7 p.m. Yell Like Hell (Western Hall)



Homecoming 2015
Rocky's Road Trip: All Roads Lead to Western


  Homecoming T-shirts

Homecoming 2015 T-shirts are on sale.Call 309-298-1914 to order today.


  Parking Information

Permits will not be required in lots as of 5 p.m. Friday, until 7 a.m. Monday, with the exception of residence hall lots. Visitor parking is not allowed in reserved residence hall lots. Tickets will be issued to violators in handicapped spaces, reserved spaces and no parking zones (any area not designated as a parking space). If you have any questions or special parking needs, such as handicapped parking, please contact parking services at (309)298-1921.



Save the Dates for future WIU Homecoming Weekends

Homecoming 2016--Oct. 7-8, 2016
Homecoming 2017--Sept. 29-30, 2017