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Published August 23, 2019
University of Wyoming Homecoming events scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 19, have been adjusted due to the football game kickoff moving to 1 p.m. against the New Mexico Lobos.
The Homecoming parade will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. The parade will start at Ninth Street and Ivinson Avenue. The theme for this year’s Homecoming is “Breaking Through.” The UW Alumni Association (UWAA) will coordinate the parade.
Former Wyoming State Auditor Rita Meyer is the grand marshal for this year’s parade. Meyer (B.A. ’82, B.S. ’89) is the infrastructure investments director for Rocky Mountain Power in Wyoming. Meyer was state auditor from 2007-2010. She served in the Wyoming Air National Guard beginning in 1984 and retired in 2007, achieving the rank of colonel in 2004.
Individuals or groups interested in participating in the parade must fill out an application and return it to the UWAA office at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center, located at 222 S. 22nd St., by 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11. Applications are available at www.uwyo.edu/homecoming.
The Alumni and Friends Reunion, in conjunction with the Pokes pregame pep rally, will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. Complimentary appetizers and a cash bar will be available. UW head football Coach Craig Bohl will speak at the Pokes pregame pep rally at 10:45 a.m., followed by the Cowboy Walk. The pep rally also will feature the Western Thunder Marching Band and the UW cheer squad.
The title sponsor for the reunion is First Interstate Bank, along with Black Hills Energy. The reunion will conclude at noon.
Other Homecoming events scheduled are:
-- Homecoming registration will be Friday, Oct. 18, from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 19, from 8-10:30 a.m. at the Alumni Center in the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center and at the UWAA table at the University Store, located in the Wyoming Union. Participants will be given a University Store discount coupon -- only for UW graduates, based on graduation year -- and the Homecoming events schedule booklet.
-- Participants who preregister for Homecoming, at a cost of $10, will receive a UWAA Homecoming T-shirt. Preregistration to receive the T-shirt will be available until Sunday, Oct. 6, by visiting http://uw.uwyo.edu/register19. T-shirts only are available through preregistration, and limited quantities are available. T-shirts must be picked up in person and will not be shipped. Those who have preregistered can pick up a T-shirt at the registration locations Friday, Oct. 18, and the following day during registration hours.
-- The UWAA will celebrate the 50th Club Reunion Oct. 18-19. The reunion will celebrate the honored class of 1969; all earlier graduated alumni are invited to attend. Registration is open through Oct. 6 at http://uw.uwyo.edu/reunion or email Emily Vernon at firstname.lastname@example.org for a registration packet.
The UWAA also will honor the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients, who will be announced in the September issue of UWyo Magazine. For more information about the awards, visit www.uwyo.edu/alumni.
-- Cowboy Coffee will take place Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center. Hosting will be the UWAA and the UW Foundation from 7-10 a.m. Complimentary UW travel mugs -- one per person -- and breakfast items will be available while they last.
The Pepsi Pregame Zone in the Indoor Practice Facility opens three hours before kickoff.
UniWyo Federal Credit Union is the sponsor of this year’s Homecoming.