MONMOUTH, Ore. – Western Oregon University is thrilled to kick off its highly anticipated homecoming week, a time-honored tradition that brings together alumni, students, and the local community for a week filled with fun, festivities, and school spirit. This year’s homecoming week includes a wide range of events and activities that will keep everyone entertained.
“Homecoming is such a special time on campus, as we can all come together as Wolves in one collective place. The idea behind all we do during homecoming is that it’s good to be home,” said Katelin Granger, student activities and inclusion coordinator. “Western feels like home to many current students, staff, faculty, and alumni, and celebrating our shared love for this campus warms our hearts.”
From October 16-21, Western will be buzzing with excitement and celebration with the spirit of togetherness that defines the institution. Homecoming week will feature a diverse array of events, with something for everyone. Below is a sneak peak at what attendees can look forward to:
Monday, Oct 16:
- Homecoming week will start with a bang with the annual Paint the Town Red event hosted by Associated Students of Western Oregon University, on main street in Monmouth.
- Movie night featuring the Incredibles with DIY memory boxes hosted by the Student Activities Board.
Tuesday, Oct 17:
- Hollywood trivia night hosted by the Resident Hall Association.
Wednesday, Oct 18:
- Homecoming carnival in the grove outside of the Ackerman resident hall on campus. Students can enjoy games, food, photo booths, and more hosted by SAB.
Thursday, Oct 19:
- I love female orgasms: join Abby’s House to laugh and learn about the “Big O”.
Friday, Oct 20:
- Wolf Wars: class vs class dodgeball tournament hosted by SAB.
- Bonfire pep rally on the field, hosted by Public Safety.
Saturday, Oct 21:
- Homecoming football game at 12pm with tailgating, spirit tabling, and wolf royalty will be announced during halftime.
“Homecoming is always a blast to celebrate especially on Western’s campus. This year we have a lot planned for the students and we’re all excited about it,“ shares Kodee Harwood, director of SAB.
Throughout homecoming week, attendees are encouraged to share their experiences on social media by tagging @westernoregonuniversity and @woustudents. This will be a great way to connect with fellow attendees and capture the spirit of the week.
Learn more about homecoming week.
About Western Oregon University
Western Oregon University, founded in 1856 in Monmouth, is the state’s oldest public university. Serving about 4,000 students, WOU is a mid-sized, NCAA Division II institution with about 70% of the student population being from Oregon. A significant portion of attendees are members of under-represented groups, veterans, or non-traditional students. WOU is Oregon’s campus of choice for those seeking a transformative education in a supportive, student-centered learning community where classes are taught by faculty. Together we succeed.