Alumni Events

Friday, October 20

**All activities are open for all attendees. Open invite, inclusive to all.

  • 6 – 8 p.m. – All athlete alumni reunion and Hall of Fame Inductee Celebration (open to athletics alumni and fans)
  • 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 ’90. We will meet our 2023 Hall of Fame inductees as well as enjoy appearances by special athletic guests. 
  • Location: Turf room under the stadium (McArthur Stadium)

Saturday, October 21

  • am. – Hall of Fame Induction and Alumni Awards Ceremony Brunch (open to all)
  • Location: Pacific Room
  • Congratulations to the Hall of Fame class of 2023 and Alumni Award recipients! Enjoy a buffet meal, mimosas, coffee, and help us welcome our newest members to the Western Oregon University Hall of Fame and Alumni honorees. The perfect way to start your Homecoming morning!
  • This year’s Athletics Hall of Fame inductees are:
    • Andy Avgi- Men’s Basketball 2016
    • Becky Blees Neumann- Volleyball 2013
    • Ken Forster- Golf 1969
    • Kurtis Kidd- Head Athletic Trainer 1988-2018
    • 2015-16 Men’s Basketball team
  • Alumni Award Honorees:
    • Dr. Gustavo Balderas ’90
    • Katherine Cook ’02
    • Mark Zook ’89
  • 11 a.m. – Wolves Tailgate (open to all)
  • It’s Saturday of Homecoming weekend which means it’s football time! 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!
  • Location: Alumni Tents in the McArthur Stadium parking lot
  • WOU football vs. Midwestern State University Texas

WOU Softball Alumni Day

  • Join the team for a game of slow pitch, home run derby and tailgate. RSVP now.

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 
  • Take a self-guided campus tour 
  • Visit the Wolfstore in the Werner University Center for to buy new gear- they even have OCE and WOCS gear at times!
  • Questions? Contact the WOU Alumni Office at 503-838-8710 or email

Questions? Contact the WOU Alumni Office at 503-838-8710 or email