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UW Celebrates Homecoming This Week

October 12, 2015
woman in cowboy hat running with pony on football field at football game
UW mascot Cowboy Joe will celebrate in the end zone following touchdowns scored by Wyoming during Saturday’s football game. (UW Photo)

“Once a Cowboy, Always a Cowboy” is the theme of the 2015 University of Wyoming Homecoming that culminates with the Homecoming parade and football game Saturday, Oct. 17.

Activities will begin Wednesday, Oct. 14, with one of UW’s oldest traditions, the annual Homecoming Sing in the College of Arts and Sciences auditorium. Other events will include dancing, and numerous reunions, seminars, hospitality events, campus tours and open houses.

For more information on Homecoming events, including a complete schedule, visit or call the Alumni Association at (307) 766-4166.

Among the highlights:

Wednesday, Oct. 14:

7 p.m. -- The annual Iron Skull Homecoming Sing, College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

9 p.m. -- Ryan Chrys and the Rough Cuts perform at the Homecoming dance, following free country swing dance lessons at 8 p.m., Wyoming Union Ballroom.

Thursday, Oct. 15:

11 a.m. -- Alumni Association pizza and Homecoming T-shirt giveaway, followed by yell contest at noon, Simpson Plaza.

3 p.m. -- Car push up the ramp at War Memorial Stadium.

Friday, Oct. 16:

11:45 a.m. -- Pig roast and trivia bowl, Simpson Plaza.

4 p.m. -- National Geographic writer and UW faculty member Mark Jenkins speaks at the annual Keith and Thyra Thomson Honors Convocation in the A&S auditorium.

7:30 p.m. -- The Wyoming Jazz Ensemble concert will be held in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall. Admission is free.

Saturday, Oct. 17:

9:30 a.m. -- Homecoming parade begins on Ivinson Avenue and will flow west to Third Street, south to Grand Avenue and east to 13th Street.

2 p.m. -- Homecoming football game, Wyoming vs. Nevada at War Memorial Stadium.

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