West Virginia University Homecoming Weekend
Country Roads Take Me Home!
No matter when you graduated West Virginia University, you can often find yourself reminiscing on your college days. Whether your fondest memory was hanging out in the Mountainlair between classes, taking a photo in front of Woodburn Hall, attending a Mountaineer football or basketball game, riding the PRT, going out on High Street, taking the Mountain Line, or singing at the top of your lungs at Fall Fest, as long as the Country Roads will take you home, you’re always welcome back to campus.
Homecoming Weekend kicks off on Thursday, October 12 and continues until Sunday, October 15. Every year, graduates travel back to Greater Morgantown and relive their college days. Many attend the WVU Homecoming football game, take a walk back through campus, and renew friendships at class reunions.
There are several events throughout the weekend! Graduates can also attend the faculty alumni mixer, the alumni awards banquet, presentation of the Distinguished Alumnus Award, seminars, pre-game parties, and more! Review the schedule below for a fun-filled alumni weekend back in Mountaineer Nation!
Thursday, October 12, 2017
6:00pm: WVU School of Medicine Distinguished Alumnus Dinner for Norman Ferrari, honored as the 2017 Distinguished Alumnus at Atria’s
Friday, October 13, 2017
1-4:00pm: Man Power, Mine Power: The Evolution and Impact of Coal Mining Machines at The Royce J. and Caroline B. Watts Museum
3-4:00pm: School of Medicine’s Unveiling of Health Sciences Museum Rendering at HSC at Lakeview Resort
3-8:00pm: School of Medicine’s Registration for Alumni Weekend at Lakeview Resort
5:00pm: WVU Alumni Band Rehearsal/Line up and Private reception at Jameson’s
6:30pm: WVU Homecoming Parade down High Street
6:30pm: School of Medicine’s Deans Reception at Lakeview Resort
6:30pm: Eberly College Homecoming Reception at Clarion Hotel Morgan
7:30pm: School of Medicine’s Alumni Banquet at Lakeview Resort
7:30pm: The WVU 20th Annual Homecoming PartyWalk, a Stroll Competition, hosted by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Pi Mu Chapter, at WVU Rec Center
8:00pm: Mountaineer Idol-Round 5 at WVU Mountainlair Ballrooms
9:00pm-1:00am: WVUp All Night’s “IT’S ON US Weekend” and Team Trivia at Mountainlair Food Court, as well as Blanket tying for the Linus Project and Take Home Laser-Etches Crystals at Mountainlair Vandalia Lounge
Saturday, October 14, 2017
TBD: Tailgate party for Honors College students in the courtyard of Lincoln Hall
10:00am: The Center for Black Culture Homecoming Tailgate at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium
10:00am: Statler College Alumni Tailgate at Main Tent City in the Blue Lot. (Make sure to RSVP!)
12:00pm (Noon): WVU Homecoming Football Game vs. Texas Tech at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium. The Pride of West Virginia along with the Alumni Marching Band will present a special halftime show. The Homecoming court will be introduced, and the 2017 King and Queen will be crowned. Alumni award honorees will also be introduced on the field.
Sunday, October 15, 2017
3:00pm: WVU Women’s Soccer vs. Oklahoma (second big 12 opponent) at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium