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Homecoming 2017: Oct. 21-28

Thank you to our Homecoming Sponsor:

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Student Activities 

All University of Wyoming students are welcome and encouraged to participate in the student activities taking place during Homecoming. Check out the schedule of events so you don't miss out on a fun week of activities!

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50th Club Reunion

October 26th-28th

Register online or call the UW Alumni Association at (307) 766-4166 for a registration packet. Deadline to register is October 5. 

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Big Event and 2017 Homecoming Kickoff

Saturday, October 21st

The Big Event is an opportunity for University of Wyoming 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. For more information click here.


Homecoming Activities

The Alumni Office is currently gathering information for the 2017 Homecoming Schedule. They encourage activities throughout the week and are happy to provide publicity for anyone sponsoring an activity over Homecoming in which you would like to have alumni and general public involvement. Your activity will be promoted in the online version of the Homecoming schedule at and in the printed booklet that is available during Homecoming registration. Please submit your activity form by October 2. Click here to access the form.

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Cowboy Coffee sponsored by the UW Foundation | Oct. 28 

Enjoy coffee, food and friends at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center, 222 S. 22nd St. on Saturday, October 28 from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. or when the coffee and fixin’s run out. Come early to get your collectible mug. Free parking in the War Memorial Stadium Lot from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ONLY for the event. Vehicles not moved by 10:00 a.m. are subject to towing prior to the game.

All Alumni and Friends Reunion Sponsored by First Interstate Bank in conjunction with the Pokes Pre-Game Pep Rally | Oct. 28

The All Alumni and Friends Reunion hosted by the UW Alumni Association will begin at 2:30 p.m. at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center, 222 S. 22nd St. Complimentary appetizers while they last and cash bar. The reunion will be in conjunction with the Pokes Pre-Game Pep Rally hosted by the UW Foundation. Take your picture with Pistol Pete and UW cheerleaders. Hear Coach Bohl speak prior to the game and watch the Cowboy Walk as the team and the Western Thunder Marching Band make their way to War Memorial Stadium.

Distinguished Alumni and Medallion Service Awards

The recognition of alumni who have distinguished themselves after graduation is a testament to the quality of the academic and student life at the University of Wyoming. The Distinguished Alumni and Medallion Service Awards have served as a long-standing Homecoming tradition recognizing outstanding UW alumni and individuals who have attained excellence in their careers or professions or have provided outstanding service through time, talent, affection, and dedication to the University of Wyoming and thus brought honor to UW. The first Distinguished Alumnus was Admiral Emory S. Land in 1953 and the first Medallion Service Award Recipient was Lloyd Eaton in 1968. To date, 190 and 37 individuals have been recognized as Distinguished Alumni and Medallion Service Award Recipients. A list of the recipients can be found here.

University of Wyoming Alumni Band Association

The University of Wyoming Alumni Band Association (UWABA) consists of individuals who at some point during their college careers were in one or more of the UW bands. Whether a person was in a band one semester or their entire time at UW, anyone who participated in a UW band is welcome to be a member. We meet annually at Homecoming to see old friends and meet new ones, and break out our instruments to play in the parade, and join the Western Thunder Marching Band in a performance during the football game. For more information, go to our Facebook page or our website.

Homecoming Mums

Killian Florist will be selling Homecoming Mums for the 2017 University of Wyoming Homecoming. Prices for Mums are as follows: $19.95 per Mum and $17.95 per Mum for orders of 10 or more. To be guaranteed a Homecoming Mum pre-order by Monday, October 23 by calling (307) 745-5555. Pre-ordered Mums must be paid for at time of order. All orders to be picked up at Killian Florist – delivery is not available. Killian Florist is located at 312 S. 3rd St. in Laramie. Mums will be available at Killian Florist to pick up and buy on Friday, October 27 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 28 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Day of orders are based on availability. Thank you for participating in this timeless tradition. If you have any questions, please contact Killian Florist at (307) 745-5555.

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