Homecoming – the time for football games, tiaras, and face painting is about to begin. WOU’s 2014 Homecoming, “Howl with the Pack,” will last from Monday October 20th to Saturday October 25th. Each day will feature several different activities, offering something for everyone to enjoy! The best part? Almost all activities are free to students! So why should you participate in this year’s homecoming? Here’s why:
Free – a word that grabs the attention of college students everywhere. All activities, events, and food are going to be free, with the exception of concert tickets to see Summer Set on Thursday evening ($10) and Oktoberfest on Tuesday. After paying for this term’s books, credits, and supplies, why not take advantage of a free meal or two? Stop by the bonfire on Monday for hot chocolate and cookies or the Grove on Wolf-It-Down Wednesday! Lastly, Saturday morning will feature the Rise and Shine Tailgate Breakfast in the Pacific Room.
Try Something New
When was the last time you tried something new? If you’re having a hard time remembering, now is the time to get out of your comfort zone. Ever wanted to try sports? Give a shot at painting? Perform live in a talent show? Now is your opportunity. Between the Fundie Run, Powder Tuff and Powder Puff games, ultimate frisbee, badminton, and Family Fun Zone, there are plenty of ways for you to burn some calories in a safe and fun environment. Feeling artistic? WOU’s Got Talent and Paint the Wolf, both Tuesday, are sure to provide a great time for participants and audiences alike.
WOU is a small school, located in a small community, which makes it easy for students to stay with the same group of friends for years, without ever getting out of their shell and meeting someone new. Homecoming is a time to come together as students and peers to share experiences. For some of us, this is our first time on a college campus, and the first time experiencing the differences between high school and college homecoming. (The difference? It’s a BIG deal! And a lot more fun!) For others, this is one of our last chances to show our school spirit as we move towards graduation. Whether or not you are new to WOU, this is your week to connect with others, make new friends, and express pride in your school and yourself!
As Ed E-Nunu, WOU Coordinator for Student Organizations and Activities, says, “Homecoming is an opportunity for students to engulf themselves in Western spirit, to meet students, to get out of their comfort zones, to experience new things, and to come together.”
For a detailed list of homecoming activities, visit the link below!