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Friday, October 8

  • 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.- Check in and registration- if you are just arriving to campus be sure to come by the Welcome Center to get your Homecoming shirt, campus map and other Homecoming items. Registration is located in the Jack Morton Memorial Lobby at the Welcome Center (formerly the Oregon Military Academy building)
  • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.- Lunch at Valsetz! Want to grab lunch on campus and be around college students? Valsetz Dining Hall is open from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. and has lots of options for dining.    
  • 1 – 2 p.m.- Student led campus tours (open to all)
  • A lot has changed on campus since you graduated and much has also remained the same. On this walking tour you will enjoy conversation with a current WOU student and see the newest building on campus. 

  • 3 – 5 p.m. – Classes of 1970 and 1971 happy hour reunions
  • Class members of 1970 and this years Golden Wolves, the class members of 1971 will gather to reunite and enjoy a beverage or two and some appetizers. Guests of classmates are welcome to attend as well. 
  • Location: Dean Jack Morton Memorial Lobby (at The Welcome Center)
  • Free to attend
  • RSVP is encouraged 
  • 6 – 8 p.m. – All athletics reunion and Hall of Fame Inductee Celebration (open to athletics alumni) 
  • Calling all athletic alumni- former players, coaches, trainers, statisticians, equipment managers, etc. Come together for drinks, food, music, celebration and hear from coaches and AD Randi Lydum. We will meet our 2021 Hall of Fame inductees as well as enjoy appearances by special athletic guests. 
  • Location: Weight room under the stadium (McArthur Stadium)
  • Free to attend
  • RSVP is preferred (for food and beverage purposes)
  • 7:30 p.m.Smith Fine Arts Series— Halie Loren (open to all) 
  • Enjoy a world-class show on campus! and help us kick off SGAS’ 44th season! Internationally recognized jazz singer/songwriter Halie Loren is sure to impress in the multi-faceted performance.
  • Location: Smith Auditorium
  • Cost: $24 with your Homecoming Discount

Saturday, October 9

  • 9 – 10:30 a.m. – Hall of Fame Ceremony Induction Breakfast (open to all) – SOLD OUT
  • The Hall of Fame is back after a short hiatus and we are so excited to honor several of our athletic alumni! During this served breakfast you will enjoy a hot meal, coffee and tea service, mimosas, guest speakers and the Hall of Fame Induction ceremony. Even if you’re not a sports fan, this is a fantastic opportunity to get some food and beverage before the game, mingle with friends and celebrate fellow alum’s accomplishments. 
  • This year’s inductees are: Kurt Davis ’72- wrestling and football, Duke Iverson- coaching and Katie Torland-Hein ’11- women’s basketball. Congratulations to the class of 2021 inductees! 
  • Location: Pacific Room Plaza and the Pacific Room at the Werner University Center – weather pending. The meal will be outside if possible, and the ceremony will be inside. 
  • Cost: $25 per person
  • 10 – 10:30 a.m.- Earth Science Alumni Society meeting. Attention all Earth Science alums and friends- you’re invited to attend this kickoff meeting. You will meet the officers of the newly formed Earth Science Alumni Society, hear from department head, Dr. Jeff Templeton and professor Dr. Steve Taylor. Learn about this exciting new alumni affinity group whose mission is supporting the WOU Earth Science program to promote student success and career outcomes in the geosciences.
  • Following the kickoff meeting, head over to the alumni tailgate party in McArthur Stadium parking lot to enjoy a beverage, food and time with fellow Earth Science alums and friends prior to the Homecoming game.
  • Register for both or one of these events here. If you’re unable to attend the meeting in person, a Zoom link to join the kickoff meeting virtually will be sent after registering.  
  • 11 a.m. – Wolves Tailgate (open to all) sponsored by Playground Sports!    
  • It’s Homecoming which means there is a home football game! At this family friendly tailgate you will enjoy food, beverages, giveaways, visits from Wolfie, the cheer team, the band and more! This tailgate is open to everyone and is free to attend thanks to our sponsor Playground Sports! 
  • Location: Alumni Tents in the McArthur Stadium parking lot
  • Cost: Free to attend
  • WOU football vs. Central Washington
  • Get your tickets here  

Other things to do

Monmouth and Independence have grown and changed over the years. If you’re looking for other activities and things to do while in town, check out these places and things: 

  • Dinner, coffee, drinks at local eateries 
  • See the art exhibit at Campbell Hall 
  • Go on a wine tour. Ask Emily about how to get setup with a special tour! 
  • Take a self-guided campus tour 
  • Visit the Wolfstore to buy new gear- they even have OCE gear at times! Be sure to get your alumni card first to get your 10% discount 

Questions? Contact Emily at 503-838-8710 or email lafone@wou.edu