Month-long Stout pride celebration in October
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Bluetober - a new kind of homecoming. 

While we can’t be physically together to celebrate our Stout pride at Homecoming this year, we decided that we still need to connect with our alma mater, our home away from home, the place where it all started.

Say hello to Bluetober, a month-long Stout pride celebration. Throughout October, students, alumni, staff, and community members will be able to attend virtual events and participate in online activities. This page will link to all the festivities. Stay connected with us over social media by using #UWStout and #Bluetober2020!

Even as more traditional events resume in future post-COVID years, our plan is to continue this month-long celebration on what it means to be Stout Proud every October.

Chancellor Katherine Frank introduces Bluetober 2020 / Marketing Communications

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Show off your creative talents in a social media pumpkin carving contest! Share a photo of your pumpkin on your public Twitter or Instagram accounts, and the top 3 pumpkins will be chosen by our panel of judges on the Bluetober Committee. Use #Bluetober2020 so we can include your pumpkin in the contest! We will privately message the winners in early November so we can send them their prizes. 

Virtual Blue Devil Run, Oct. 10th -17th

Challenge your friends and family to a race wherever in the world you may be. Register before Oct. 17th.

Bluetober Virtual Alumni Gathering, Oct. 22nd

Join fellow Stout alumni for a walk down memory lane with a customized experience. Registration required.

Movies, Music, & Comedy!

Blue Devil Productions is hosting free events every week, including comedians, musical artists, and movies.

Paint the Town Blue Social Media Contest

  1. Wear your stout gear to work, on a walk, to the park, running the Blue Devil Run, anywhere!
  2. Take a photo or video of yourself or have someone else take it for you. Make sure your Stout gear is visible in the photo!
  3. Make your Twitter or Instagram PUBLIC. We can’t include your post if your account is private.
  4. Post the photo with Stout pride! Use #Bluetober2020 and so we can find your post. This will be your submission and it show up in the grid below! 
  5. On October 30th, we will announce 3 winners from a random drawing of all the photos/videos submitted. We will private message you on the account you posted to.