2016

PIONEER PRIDE WEEK/
HOMECOMING WEEKEND


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= Student Event     A = Alumni Event      C = Community Event

For directions to the campus and a campus map, click here.

Show your Pioneer Pride by decorating your door for Homecoming!
If you'd like to participate, email curryg@wpunj.edu by
Friday, September 23, 2016 by NOON.

Final day for your door to be completely decorated is by end of work day,
Monday, September 26, 2016.

For more detailed information, click here.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26


Billy’s Birthday Bash
7:00 - 10:00 p.m. • Multi-purpose room
Kick off Pioneer Pride Week with WP's mascot Billy the Bear's 8th birthday party! Start with t-shirt decorating and then celebrate with food, music, games and cake. You could win Pioneer Pride giveaways!

Sponsored by the Pioneer Pride Committee, Student Alumni Council (SAC) 
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

T-shirt making
12:30 - 2:00 p.m. • Multi-purpose room
Come and join the WP Community for t-shirt making. Show off your most creative Pioneer Pride shirts!  Fun, games, and activities await!

Sponsored by the Pioneer Pride Committee, Student Alumni Council (SAC) 
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Arcade Take Over
7:00 - 10:00 p.m. • Multi-purpose room
Come and join the WP Community for arcade games, food and a live band!
Sponsored by the Pioneer Pride Committee, Student Alumni Council (SAC) 
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

Blood Drive
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. • Ballroom C
Third annual Pioneer Pride Blood Drive! Donate blood and save someone’s life!

Sponsored by the Pioneer Pride Committee
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Men's Soccer vs. Ramapo College
7:00 p.m. • Pioneer Soccer Park
Cheer on the Men's Soccer Team and get some WP giveaways!
Giveaways during the game courtesy of the Pioneer Pride Committee
S A C

Stop Hunger Now! Event
8:00 - 10:00 p.m. • Multi-purpose room
Come package food to donate to those in need during our second event to give back to the community.

S A C


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

Pioneer Pep Rally
12:30 - 2:00 p.m. • Zanfino Plaza
Show your Pioneer Pride! DJ, inflatables, fun food, giveaways, and more!

Sponsored by the Pioneer Pride Committee and the Kinesiology Club
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Volleyball vs. Baruch College
7:00 p.m.
Rec Center
Cheer on the Women's Volleyball Team and get some WP giveaways!
Giveaways during the game courtesy of the Pioneer Pride Committee
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Comedy Show
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. • Multi purpose room

Join in the laughs with three comedians and a DJ!

Sponsored by the Pioneer Pride Committee and SAPB
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

 Homecoming Dinner Dance
9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. • Ballrooms A, B, C
Join us for our annual Homecoming Dinner Dance with an 80s/90s theme! Celebrate Pioneer Pride and honor all those who helped make this week happen! Tickets on sale at Campus Activities, Service & Leadership in late September. All ticket sale proceeds for this event will be donated to the AIDS Research Alliance.
Sponsored by the Pioneer Pride Committee, Pride Alliance, and SAPB
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1 – Homecoming Day! 

Alumni Softball Game
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Tailgating
10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Lot 5
Fire up the grill and bring your friends! Make sure you check out our tailgating guidelines here. The first 400 people to sign in at tailgating and the pioneer midway get a WP t-shirt!

Sponsored by WP Young Alumni Chapter.
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Very Important Pioneers Brunch Reception
11:00 a.m. - noon Cheng Library Lawn
Former student leaders will be invited back to campus for a VIP brunch reception.

Sponsored by WP Alumni Association and the Division of Student Development .
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Pioneer Midway
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. • Lot 5
Join us for a celebration on the Pioneer Midway! There will be game booths, prizes, a henna artist, a rock wall, food - cheesesteaks, funnel cakes and more! - mini golf, "Touch a Truck," sponsored by the Haledon Fire Department, discount coupons for the WP bookstore, and fun for kids of all ages!
And, the first 400 people to sign in at the pioneer midway and tailgating get a WP t-shirt!
Sponsored by the WP Alumni Association.
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Sun gazing with the Physics Department
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. • Lot 5
Join the Physics Department on the midway! You will have the opportunity to look safely at the sun with a special solar telescope! See the effects of gravity in our trampoline black-hole simulator! Learn more about stargazing and other great ideas WP Physics has to offer! 
Hosted by the Physics Department.
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Football vs. Montclair State University
1:00 p.m. • Wightman Stadium
Cheer on the Football Team and get some WP giveaways!

Giveaways during the game courtesy of the Pioneer Pride Committee.
S A C


Campus Clean-up
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. • Lot 5
Sponsored by SABLE, BFA & Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Incorporated


Women's Soccer vs. New Jersey City University
5:30 p.m. • Pioneer Soccer Park
Cheer on the Women’s Soccer Team and get some WP giveaways!
Giveaways during the game courtesy of the Pioneer Pride Committee
S A C


Jazz Room and Shastra Festival present
Guitarist Rez Abbasi
8:00 p.m.
Shea Center for Performing Arts
Sittin' In Meet-the-Artist Session 7:00 p.m.

Admission: General Public $15, WP faculty, staff, alumni, and senior citizens $12
Non-William Paterson students $8.
WP students are admitted free. All tickets are an additional $3 on show day.
Rez Abbasi is a vivid synthesis of American jazz and classical and the influence of Indian master percussionist Ustad Alla Rakha (former accompanist of Ravi Shankar). Abbasi continues to push musical boundaries and sits at the forefront of jazz guitar. He appears as part of the Shastra Festival, which connects Indian and Western musical influences in a fascinating blend of styles.
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Outdoor Movie Night
8:00 - 11:00 p.m. Zanfino Plaza
Enjoy a movie - Ghostbusters: Answer the Call - and popcorn under the stars following the Homecoming Game!
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WP Ice Hockey vs. RPI
8:30 - 10:30 p.m. The Ice Vault
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2

WP Author's Reception
TBD
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Tennis vs. Rutgers-Camden
1:00 p.m. • Tennis Courts

Cheer on the Tennis Team and get some WP giveaways!

Giveaways during the game courtesy of the Pioneer Pride Committee.
S A C

"Chill-Out" in South Circle
3:00 - 6:00 p.m. • South Circle
TBD

 Keep checking this page for updates as we get closer to Homecoming 2016!

Homecoming Week sponsored by the Student Government Association, The Office of Campus Activities and Student Leadership, Office of Alumni Relations, WPUNJ Alumni Association, Student Alumni Council (SAC), Young Alumni Chapter (YAC), Intercollegiate Athletics, Recreation Services, Office of Residence Life, University Performing Arts, the William Paterson University Police Department Community Policing, Pioneer Pride Week Committee, The Hero Campaign, The Brilliant and Beautiful Youth Dolls (B.A.B.Y Dolls), CARIBSA, Brothers for Awareness (BFA) and The Kinesiology Club.

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This event is underwritten, in part, thanks to the generosity of Liberty Mutual. To find out more, call 800.835.0984 or go to www.libertymutual.com/wpu.