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Homecoming 2011 at the WIU Alumni House. Photo by Visual Production Center


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Tailgating during Homecoming 2011 at Western Illinois University. Photo by Visual Production Center

Homecoming Weekend Sept. 21-22

August 2, 2012


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MACOMB, IL – Alumni and friends are invited back to Western Illinois University's 89th Homecoming Celebration – Cirque Du Western: The Carnival Never Ends.

Western's Alumni Association will welcome back past students and friends for activities and get-togethers Friday, Sept. 21, and Saturday, Sept. 22, for Homecoming and to celebrate the official 25/40/50 Year Reunion. WIU students will also be busy earning points for their residence halls or organizations by attending and participating in events – including Yell Like Hell, a variety show, the parade float competition and the king and queen contest throughout the week.

An All-Alumni Social, with complimentary food and beverages, kicks off the weekend from 5-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 at the Alumni House.

Homecoming Day starts with the traditional Old Stompin' Ground Runaround 5K Run/2 Mile Walk beginning at 8 a.m. with registration from 7-7:45 a.m. at the Alumni House. The 2012 race route is available online at wiu.edu/alumni/race.php. Starting at 9 a.m., complimentary coffee and donuts will be served at the Alumni House.

At the Alumni House, stake out your spot for one of the best views of the Homecoming Parade, which begins just off of the Macomb Square at 10:30 a.m.

From noon-3 p.m. there will be an alumni and friends cookout at "The Right Place," the large tent just west of Hanson Field, where faculty and administrators from the colleges and across campus will be available to meet and greet alumni and friends. Everyone is welcome even if you do not plan to eat.

At 3 p.m. the Fighting Leathernecks square off against in-state rival Illinois State University at Hanson Field.

After the game, the Western Illinois University Alumni Association invites all WIU alumni and friends to the Saturday Night All-Alumni Social and Reunion Recognition Event at the Alumni House. Reunion attendees from the classes of 1962, 1972 and 1987 will be introduced at this event. More information is available at wiu.edu/alumni/reunion.php.

Homecoming reservations and tickets can be purchased online at wiu.edu/alumni/homecoming.php. Click on "Register Today." The Right Place cookout is $5; football tickets are $10; a 5K run/2 mile walk T-shirt is $10, among many other options.

Visit wiu.edu/alumni/events/homecoming for updated information. Information for specific student events is available at uub.wiu.edu.

For more information, contact the Alumni Association at (309) 298-1914, or A-Association@wiu.edu.

Posted By: WIU News (U-Relations@wiu.edu)
Office of University Relations