Wyoming Union 020 1000 E. University Ave. Dept 3625
Laramie, WY 82071
Battle numerous student groups and organizations for the highly sought after Homecoming Trophy and additional prizes in the 2nd annual Homecoming Student Competitions. Every day during Homecoming student groups will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of challenges which will be scored to determine the overall Homecoming Champion!
Delta Delta Delta came out victorious last year and will be the team to beat in 2014.
Compete as an RSO, a Residence Hall floor, or just grab a group of friends and join the fun.
The Big Event
The Big Event is an opportunity for UW Students to say thank you to residents of the greater Laramie community for the support they provide to college students. Our goal is to make this a BIG EVENT so we can say a BIG THANK YOU. We encourage all students and faculty to participate in The Big Event. The Big Event will kick off at 9am in the Wyoming Union with breakfast and a concert before students depart for their service sites.
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Paint the Town Brown & Gold: Downtown Community Window Painting Competition
The Homecoming Window Painting Contest is intended to provide opportunities for student groups to get into the spirit of Homecoming, to challenge their creative ability, to gain exposure in the Laramie community, and to win some valuable prizes. Participation in this event will promote UW Homecoming with the theme: “We Are Wyoming.”
Laramie merchants in the downtown area and along Grand Avenue have agreed to provide their windows for the contest and are looking forward to hearing from UW student groups. The best spaces for painting will go to those who complete their registration first, so reserve your window today. Registration deadline is Friday, October 10th at 5pm in the Campus Activities Center.
ASUW Horseshoe Hunt
Starts Monday 10/13
Throughout the week of Homecoming, beginning on Monday, students will be challenged to find one of the three horseshoes hidden around campus! Clues will be posted in the Branding Iron and on the ASUW Facebook and Twitter pages each day until every horseshoe is found. Upon discovery of the horseshoes, students will need to bring them to the ASUW office in order to receive points and prizes for finding either the 3rd, 2nd, or 1st place horseshoes! Updates about the search and the results will also be posted on the ASUW Facebook and Twitter pages.
Here is your opportunity to participate with friends in a series of activities that challenge mind and physical prowess! In teams of 3-8 people, groups will participate in memorization, logic puzzles, and physical coordination and speed events. Teams should arrive at 12:15pm and check-in at Simpson’s Plaza. The event begins at 12:30pm. Dress in athletic clothes that you don’t mind getting wet or dirty.
Homecoming Sing – Sponsored by Iron Skull
Don’t miss your chance to participate in the oldest homecoming tradition at the University of Wyoming! Homecoming Sing will be held at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, October 15th in the A&S Auditorium. Teams from across campus will come together for a night of laughter, entertainment and fun competition as groups compete for the Homecoming Sing trophy! To participate, student groups must complete and submit the Homecoming Sing application and pay deposit (refundable) to the Campus Activities Center. All participating teams must attend a session that will cover rules (date to be determined), and the rehearsal on Tuesday, October 14th at 6:30 pm to participate. Students who are participating in the overall student group competition will also receive points for that competition on top of a chance at the trophy and cash prizes!
Yell Like Hell and Alumni Association & ASUW Pizza and T-shirt
Do you have the pipes and wits to compete? Teams consist of 3-7 members who will stand in a single file line to deliver their “yell.” “Yells” are judged on loudness (will be measured in decibels), creativity, and school spirit (incorporating the Homecoming theme is a good idea!). Language must remain clean. Yell Like Hell check-ins will occur at 11:30am with the competition beginning at 11:45am in Simpson's Plaza. ASUW and the UW Alumni Association will start giving away pizza at 11:30am.
*T-shirts given away during this event will not be eligible for size exchanges in the University Store.
The annual Homecoming Car Push is a long standing UW tradition, don’t miss it! Sign your group up for a battle of strength and speed. There are two weight divisions: 1,000-1,999 pounds and 2,000-2,999 pounds. Feel free to sign-up as many team members as you want but their collective weight must fit into one of the two weight classifications. The competition takes place on the southwest ramp of War Memorial Stadium. Weigh-ins will occur at 2pm at the competition site (listed above). The Car Pushing officially starts at 3pm.
Trivia Bowl and ASUW Pig Roast
How well do you know the University of Wyoming? What about Wyoming Athletics? Are you a guru of pop culture, song lyrics, and movie quotes? If so, get a 3-8 person team together and test your knowledge during the annual ASUW Pig Roast in Simpson’s Plaza! Check-in starts at 11:30am (look for the Homecoming table in Simpson’s Plaza) with the showdown of smarts beginning at 11:45am. Put your thinking cap on! All teams will participate simultaneously.
Parade entries must be the work of the group and not the work of a commercial firm. All floats must comply with the 2014 theme – WE ARE WYOMING. The floats must highlight this theme and showcase an effort to decorate in a professional and prideful manner. Entries may include floats (flatbeds, wagons, cars, buses, etc.) and marching/walking groups. Teams must line up by 8:30am at their assigned location which will be communicated to groups by the Alumni Association. The parade will start at 9:30am.
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