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Published September 26, 2022
The University of Wyoming’s annual Homecoming celebration will take place Oct. 17-22, with the theme “Dancing in the Dirt.”
Homecoming activities will include department-hosted events, tailgate celebrations, a new “Tribute to Steamboat” event, Cowboy Coffee and the annual Homecoming parade. The week caps off with the UW football game against the Utah State Aggies.
UniWyo Credit Union is the sponsor of this year’s Cowboy Coffee gathering. Cowboy Coffee will take place Saturday, Oct. 22, at the UW Student Success and Graduation Hub (Alumni House), located at the corner of 14th Street and Grand Avenue. The event is from 7 a.m. until the start of the parade. Complimentary Homecoming mugs -- one per person -- and breakfast items will be available while they last.
Mike and Karen Schutte, longtime UW supporters and community leaders, will serve as the grand marshals for the Homecoming parade Saturday, Oct. 22. The parade is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m.; however, the start time is subject to change upon announcement of the football kickoff time. The parade will begin at Cowboy Coffee on the corner of 14th Street and Grand Avenue; go west on Grand Avenue to Second Street; north on Second Street to Ivinson Avenue; and east on Ivinson to Ninth Street.
The UW Alumni Association (UWAA) will coordinate the parade. 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. 7. Applications are available at www.uwyo.edu/alumni/homecoming/homecomingparade.html.
The football game start time will be announced later. The Pepsi Pregame Zone in the Indoor Practice Facility will open three hours before kickoff.
Other Homecoming events scheduled are:
-- The Golden Boot Competition, open to campus and community members, will take place Monday, Oct. 17-Saturday, Oct. 22. Teams and groups can participate in a variety of ways to earn points toward Homecoming bragging rights and other awards. For more information, visit www.uwyo.edu/alumni/homecoming/golden-boot.html.
-- The UWAA, UW rodeo team and the Cowboy Country Swing Club will host the first “Tribute to Steamboat” event Thursday, Oct. 20, from 5-10:30 p.m. at the Cliff and Martha Hansen Livestock Teaching Arena, located at 306 Highway 230. For more information, visit www.uwyo.edu/alumni/homecoming/tribute-to-steamboat.html.
-- Homecoming check-in for the UW alumni University Store discount coupon will be available Friday, Oct. 21, from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 22, from 7 a.m. until the end of the Homecoming parade. During Friday’s check-in, UW graduates can visit the UWAA table outside of the University Store, located in the Wyoming Union, to receive their University Store discount coupon, Pokes Pub beverage coupon and Homecoming T-shirt -- in limited sizes -- while supplies last. Saturday’s check-in will be located at the Cowboy Coffee event from 7 a.m. until the end of the parade.
Graduates who visit the UWAA table Friday will receive two 25 percent off discount coupons. One coupon can be redeemed Friday, and the second coupon can be redeemed Saturday. Members of the Class of 1972, who will celebrate their 50th reunion, will receive a one-time use, 50 percent off coupon. The discount does not apply to textbooks, computers, select technology, food, university special project items, Fan Friday or already discounted or promotional items. Coupons cannot be combined or stacked with other discounts.
-- The UWAA will celebrate the 50th Club Reunion Oct. 21-22. The reunion will celebrate the Class of 1972; all earlier graduated alumni are invited to attend. Registration is open through Friday, Oct. 14, at http://uw.uwyo.edu/2022reunion or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a registration packet.
-- The UWAA also will honor the 2022 Distinguished Alumni and Medallion Service Award recipients. Honorees are invited to the UW President’s Homecoming Dinner -- an invitation-only event -- Friday, Oct. 21. For more information about the awards, visit www.uwyo.edu/alumni/about-the-uwaa/da-msa.