October 9, 2020

Virtual Homecoming 2020 - Part I
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Virtual
Description: Our lives have been impacted due to the coronavirus pandemic, including our ability to gather for in person events. With the continued spread of COVID and the Missouri Valley Football Conference postponing the 2020 football season to the Spring of 2021, we made the decision to postpone in person Homecoming until Spring 2021. A date for Homecoming Part II in the Spring will be determined once the MVFC has announced the Spring football schedule. However, Homecoming Part I on October 9-10, 2020 will now be moved to a virtual experience! We’ll have Homecoming 2020 shirts for sale soon with both Part I and Part II dates on them!

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE


Homecoming 2020 Part I Virtual
Rocky Through The Decades ... Purple & Gold Never Get Old

Friday, October 9, 2020
· Homecoming 2020 kick-off live via zoom 8 a.m.
· Meet your Western Illinois University Alumni Council 12 –1 p.m. live via zoom
· Choose from:
1. Virtual Beer and Cheese Pairing 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. live via Zoom
2. Virtual Wine and Cheese Pairing 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. live via Zoom

Saturday, October 10, 2020
· Virtual Old Stompin’ Ground Runaround – completed anytime on October 10

Our virtual run may be completed anywhere and anytime on October 10. Simply choose your location then run, walk, jog or even hop on the treadmill to complete the 5K at your own pace. Submit a picture of you in your best WIU gear for a chance to be featured on the WIU Alumni Association social media accounts. Online registration will be open soon.

This event is being organized to promote a healthy and active lifestyle while practicing responsible social distancing. For information on guidance related to COVID-19, visit HERE.

· Homecoming Parade 10:30 a.m. live via zoom

By now you have most likely seen or participated in a birthday drive-by parade. Join us for our drive-by Homecoming parade! We’ll line up in a parking lot in Macomb to be announced soon starting at 10:00 a.m. We encourage all participants to decorate their vehicles with Purple and Gold and to remain in your vehicle throughout the parade. For those not living around the Macomb area, you may view the drive-by Homecoming parade live on our WIU Alumni Association Facebook page.

· Zoom with the President, Coach Elliott, WIU Football Player and WIU Football Alumnus 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

· At-Home WIU Tailgate 1-2 p.m. live via zoom

We highly encourage WIU Alumni and Friends to tailgate at home, just as though you were tailgating with us in Q-Lot. Be sure to put on your favorite WIU gear join us live via zoom to show us your tailgate then send us pictures of you and crew celebrating at your at-home tailgate.

· Homecoming Video Montage

View our Homecoming Video Montage full of photos and videos from past Homecomings at WIU. This video will for sure bring up some great memories of Homecomings past.

All details, links, zoom meeting information, registrations for events and details on how to purchase t-shirts will be available soon! Be sure to check back at wiu.edu/alumni!
Related Web Site: Homecoming
Contact Information:
 Alumni Association
 Phone: 309-298-1914
 Email: A-Association@wiu.edu
Source: Alumni

Western Illinois University
1 University Circle * Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309/298-1414 * E-mail info@wiu.edu
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