Homecoming week activities

Homecoming week activities

By University Communications
October 14, 2013
Blaze, UW-Stout’s mascot, and cheerleaders fire up the crowd.

Photo: Blaze, UW-Stout’s mascot, and cheerleaders fire up the crowd.

Homecoming week Oct. 14-19 at University of Wisconsin-Stout will begin with a dance and end with a football game, with plenty of activities and events in-between.

The theme this year is Menom-Prom: A Chance at Stout Romance. Appropriately, the week’s first event is the Kick-Off Dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, in the Great Hall of the Memorial Student Center. The dance will include a DJ, refreshments and activities.

The week’s main event will be the football game. The Blue Devils take on conference rival UW-La Crosse at 1 p.m. Saturday at Williams Stadium. A pregame tailgate party begins at 11 a.m.

Other events include:

  • Monday, 3 p.m.: A history talk, "I Could Have Danced All Night: Theme Parties, Mixers and Club Dances at Stout,” by Archivist Heather Stecklein at the Terrace of the student center.
  • Tuesday, 4 p.m.: Soapbox Derby, Second Street W. and Wilson Avenue, featuring student-made vehicles.
  • Tuesday, 7 p.m., All Dressed Up fashion show, at the Terrace in the student center. Students are encouraged to restyle an old prom look or create a new one. Prizes will be awarded, including for the most Date Worthy. Fashion show participants must sign up by noon Tuesday at the Involvement Center.
  • Wednesday, 8 p.m.: Comedian Beth Stilling, Great Hall
  • Friday, 8 p.m.: Comedian Eric O’Shea, Great Hall, followed by king and queen coronation.
  • Saturday, 9 a.m.; Blue Devil Run/Walk, 5K or 10K, beginning on Third Street E., near the Sports and Fitness Center.

Additional activities and events during the week include king and queen voting; medallion hunt; Penny Wars between student organizations to raise money for a local charity; and the Couch-a-thon competition.

All events are free and open to the public.

Most homecoming week events are organized by Blue Devil Productions, a student-run entertainment and special events group. Go to http://bdp.uwstout.edu.

Homecoming week coincides with the UW-Stout Golden Reunion for the classes of 1962-64. Reunion events are Thursday night through Saturday, Oct. 17-19. For more information click here.

Also, a special dedication ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, in the student center. A memorial wall will be unveiled for students, faculty and staff who died while serving their country. Approximately 40 men, dating to World War I, will be honored with individual plaques. The Memorial Student Center was named in their honor in 1959.