Events set for Homecoming

By University Communications
October 6, 2014

Photo: Pep rally before the 1972 homecoming football game

Homecoming week Oct. 6-11 at University of Wisconsin-Stout kicks off with a carnival and wraps up with a football game, bookending a week of special events and activities.

The theme for this year's homecoming is Red, White and Blue Devils. The festivities get underway Monday, Oct. 6, with the Great American Carnival from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Memorial Student Center. Students can take part in carnival games and a pie-eating contest.

2014 homecoming logoThe week's main event will be the football game. The Blue Devils take on conference rival and national champion UW-Whitewater at 2 p.m. Saturday at Don and Nona Williams Stadium. A pregame Alumni and Friends Tailgate Party, with live music, begins at 11 a.m.

Alumni and the homecoming court will be recognized at halftime.

Other events include:

  • Tuesday, 4 p.m., Soapbox Derby, Second Street West, featuring student-made vehicles
  • Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., hot dog eating contest, at the Terrace in the student center
  • Wednesday, 8 p.m., comedian Michael Harrison, in the Great Hall of the student center
  • Thursday, noon, the 24-hour Couch-a-thon begins at the student center amphitheater
  • Thursday, 10 p.m., UW-Stout's Favorite Pizza sampling and voting, in the west entrance plaza of the student center
  • Friday, 2 p.m., history talk "Dispatches from the Front: Letters from Stout Students Serving Abroad," by UW-Stout Archivist Heather Stecklein, at the Terrace
  • Friday, 8 p.m.: Comedian Pete Lee, Great Hall, followed by king and queen coronation.
  • Saturday, 9 a.m., Blue Devil Run/Walk, 5K or 10K, beginning on Third Street East, near the Sports and Fitness Center.

Additional activities and events during the week include king and queen voting; medallion hunt; and the Penny Wars between student organizations to raise money for the Disabled American Veterans organization.

All events are free and open to the public.

Most homecoming week events organized by Blue Devil Productions, a student-run entertainment and special events group. For the full schedule, click here.