Homecoming 2019


Pioneer Pride Week

September 29 - October 4, 2019
Attention all WP students! Get together with your friend and compete in the first WP Pioneer Pride Challenge!
Register your team by Friday, September 27 at Campus Activities, Service & Leadership, UC 302.
The winning team will receive FIVE $100 gift cards!

For more information click here!

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Click the images above for printable versions of information about The President's Cup and the Pioneer Pride Week schedule.

Homecoming & Family Day Weekend
October 5, 2019

A = Alumni, S = Students, C = Community, F = Family

Monday, September 30

Billy's Birthday Bash
7:00 -10:00 p.m. - Multipurpose Room

Escape Room Activity
Monday, September 30 through Thursday, October 4
All teams must schedule a one-hour appointment to enter the Escape Room in the Library>
Reserve your date/time here.


Tuesday, October 1

Pioneer Scavenger Hunt & Performance by Geno 5
12:30 - 2:00 p.m. - Ballroom C
Teams are timed as they follow the clues around campus to complete the Scavenger Hunt. Team members must stay together during the Hunt.

Video Game Competition
7:00 -10:00 p.m. - Arcade

Wednesday, October 2

Blood Drive
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Ballroom A

Pioneer Burger Challenge
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. - Wayne Dining Hall
Team members will work together to create the new "Pioneer Burger" from a variety of toppings that each team will select.
The winning burger will be featured as a meal choice for the semester!


Women's Tennis vs. Kean University
5:30 p.m. - WP Tennis Courts
A  S  C F

Women's Soccer vs. Drew University
7:00 p.m. - Pioneer Soccer Park

A  S  C F

Thursday, October 3

Pioneer Pride Sports & Recreation Rally
12:30 - 2:00 p.m. - Zanfino Plaza (rain site: Ballrooms)

Friday, October 4

"Terms and Conditions May Apply"

3:30 - 5:00 p.m. - Library Auditorium

Field Hockey vs. Rowan University
6:00 p.m. - Wightman Stadium
A  S  C F

Trivia Night
7:00 - 10:00 p.m. - Multipurpose Room

Saturday, October 5

Visit the WP bookstore for a 20% discount on Homecoming/Family Day!

WP Tailgating
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Lot 2

Check in with your friends and family to WP's pre-game tailgating event. Bring your food, drinks, grills and WP Pride!

Space is limited.
Tailgating guidelines are posted here - click for all the info.

S  C F

Pioneer Carnival
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m - WP Practice Field
Come to the Practice Field for food, games, prizes and fun activities for all ages!
Free food tickets and lots of giveaways!

A  S  C F

WP Football vs. The College of New Jersey
1:00 p.m. - Wightman Stadium
Admission is FREE!
It's the big Homecoming game against TCNJ, with a performance by the WP pep band & WP cheerleading team at halftime! In addition, The President's Cup will be awarded to the student group that brings the most alumni back to the Homecoming Celebration!

Model Rocket Launch
4:00 p.m. (time approximate after the football game) - Wightman Stadium
Learn about the nature of rockets and gain an understanding of the physics of flight with the members of WP's Physics department. The basics of rocket flight will be discussed with all attendees prior to launch, as a public lecture. Four rockets will be launched.

A  S  C F

Women's Soccer vs. The College of New Jersey
5:00 p.m. - Pioneer Soccer Park
A  S  C F

"Return to the Moon"
6:30 p.m. - SCIE 2064 - mixer
7:30 p.m. - SCIE 2064 - public lecture
The United States is actively planning and building rockets and spaceships to return to the Moon and go on to Mars.  Come learn the plans for the future, and what we hope to do with this final frontier. Lecture is being presented by Professor Jason Kendall. Free and open to the public. Doors open for the mixer at 6:30 PM. 

Stargazing & Telescope Viewing
9:00 - 11:00 p.m. - Wightman Stadium
After a day of fun, join WP professor Jason Kendall, who has appeared on CBS, NBC, FOX, WNYC, NPR and been published in the New York Times, as he and his students talk about stargazing and various celestial objects. Attendees will have the chance to view the night sky through an 8" Orion Dobsonian telescope and view the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, Albireo, M27, M31, M45, and the North American Nebula.
Lights will be kept off on the field for the entire demonstration/viewing and attendees will be escorted back to the Physics Department at the conclusion of the event.
A  S  C F

Free parking for all Saturday events is available in Lot 6 or in the Pioneer Parking Garage ($5/car up to 6 hours, $9/car up to 12 hours).

Sunday, October 6th

WP Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony

11:30 a.m. - University Commons Ballroom
$30/per person

Women's Tennis vs. Manhattanville
1:00 p.m. - WP Tennis Courts
A  S  C F

WP Homecoming & Family Day is sponsored, in part, by:
Drew & Rogers, Liberty Mutual Insurance & Marsh & McLennan Companies

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

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30 Nevins Road and Valley Road, Wayne, NJ 07470
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Days Inn Wayne
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Hilton Garden Inn Wayne
15 Nevins Road, Wayne, NJ 07470
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