Homecoming Week Preview

Savannah Ameen, News Writer

Homecoming week is quickly approaching here on the Wayne State campus and there are many activities for all to enjoy. Activities will be provided for freshmen, returning students, transfer students and alumni, there will be plenty for all to do. 

Homecoming week will start on Monday, Sept. 27 and will conclude on Saturday, Oct. 2. According to the homecoming schedule featured on the WSC website there will be several activities, banquets and reunions taking place throughout the week. With many socials and presentations of appreciation happening Tuesday through Thursday, many other activities will be happening on Friday and Saturday. On Friday, Oct. 1, there will be several reunions held all across campus for the alumni of communication arts, math and science graduates. There will also be two planetarium shows held on Friday at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. 

Saturday, Oct. 2 holds the homecoming parade which will start at 9:30 a.m. and will conclude at the willow bowl around 10:30 a.m. where the band will hold a concert for the public. “The WSC football game vs. Winona State University starts at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2.,” director of alumni Amber Sperry said. “If you are hungry for lunch before the game, stop at the Wildcat Tailgate Party in the South end-zone. The Tailgate starts at noon and is $8/person.”

The football game is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m., where the marching band will be performing during half-time, along with the introduction of the new hall of fame inductees. 

There will be a few new events happening this homecoming in regard to scholarships to help out students here at WSC.

“On Friday, students are invited to help us kick off the public launch of our $30 million ‘Invest, Empower, Transform’ Scholarship Campaign,” Sperry said. “The Launch Party will start at 2 p.m. in the Willow Bowl. The Wayne State Foundation is in the fourth year of the scholarship campaign, and have raised $23.5 million towards the overall $30 million campaign goal so far.”

The WSC marching band and cheerleaders will also be included in these scholarships’ events taking place on Friday. Along with the scholarship events of Friday, there will also be a ribbon cutting and open house to celebrate the re-opening of Benthack Hall. The renovation of the Fine Arts building will also be recognized while the WSC choir gives a performance in honor of the groundbreaking ceremony. For a full list of events, visit the homecoming page on the WSC webpage.