In 2015, the Homecoming Parade had 74 entries. Trophies are given out for Most Original, Best use of Theme, On-Campus Walking Group, Off-Campus Walking Group, Campus Spirit, Off Campus Commercial, and Overall Winner.
Homecoming 2016: October 1st - 8th
"Once A Cowboy, Always A Cowboy"
The Big Event and Homecoming Sponsorship Opportunities
We are excited to be planning the 4th annual Big Event and the 95th Homecoming at the University of Wyoming. A large part of organizing a successful Big Event and Homecoming is through sponsorship opportunities; both in-kind and monetary. This is the first year opportunities are available to sponsor Homecoming. There are four different sponsorship levels ranging from $100 to $3,500. Sponsorship inclusions are for both The Big Event and Homecoming. Please click here for more information. Sponsorship deadline is July 29, 2016.
- Bucking Horse & Rider ($100-$249)
- ANB Bank
- KOWB Radio
- Palmer Moving & Storage
- Bronze Saddle ($250-$499)
- Ace Hardware
- First Interstate Bank
- Silver Spur ($500-$999)
- Rocky Mountain Shirtworks
- UniWyo Federal Credit Union
- The Verge
- Golden Buckle ($1,000-$1,999)
Saturday, October 1st
Big Event and 2016 Homecoming Kickoff
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. The Big Event will begin in the morning (Time TBA) on Saturday, October 1st at Washington Park with breakfast and a concert before students depart for their service sites.
UW Department and Downtown Laramie Homecoming Activities
The Alumni Office is currently gathering information for the 2016 Homecoming Schedule. We encourage activities throughout Homecoming week and are happy to provide publicity for any UW department or downtown business sponsoring an activity. Your activity will be promoted in the online version of the Homecoming schedule at www.uwyo.edu/homecoming and in the printed booklet that is available during Homecoming registration. In order to have your event listed online or in the printed version handed out at Homecoming, please click here to fill out the form and submit by August 29, 2016 to Emily Cain at email@example.com or fax to (307) 766-6824. Please call the Alumni Office with questions at (307) 766-4166.
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, 188 and 36 individuals have been recognized as Distinguished Alumni and Medallion Service Award Recipients. A list of the recipients can be found here.
Killian Florist will be selling Homecoming Mums for the 2016 University of Wyoming Homecoming. Prices for Mums are as follows:
$15 each for UW Alumni & Others ($13 each for orders of 10 or more)
$12.50 each for students ($10 each for orders of 10 or more).
To be guaranteed a Homecoming Mum pre-order by Wednesday, October 5th by calling (307) 745-5555. Pre-ordered Mums must be paid for at time of order. All orders are 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 7th from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and Saturday, October 8th from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. 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.