William Paterson University Homecoming and Family Day Celebration Set for Saturday, October 29

The day’s festivities include tailgating, a carnival, and football against TCNJ

William Paterson University welcomes alumni, students, their parents and families, faculty, staff, and the community to campus for Homecoming and Family Day 2022 with pre-game tailgating, a Pioneer Carnival, and football on Saturday, October 29, 2022.

“We are thrilled to celebrate Homecoming and Family Day with the University community and look forward to enjoying a day of celebrating WP spirit and Pioneer Pride!” says Jenna Villani, executive director of alumni relations.

Activities begin with pre-game tailgating in Parking Lot 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on campus. Alumni, students, families, faculty, staff, and community members are welcome to bring food, drinks, and grills for a traditional tailgate experience. An ID is required. For additional information, view the tailgating guidelines and the campus map.

A Pioneer Carnival will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Practice Field. Everyone is invited for complimentary food, games, prizes, giveaways, and activities for all ages. The day will include student performances, music, bingo and more!

The Pioneer Football Team squares off against The College of New Jersey for the big Homecoming game at 1 p.m. in Pioneer Football Stadium. Admission is free. During half-time, the President's Cup will be awarded to the student club or organization that shows the most WP pride by having the largest participation, both students and alumni, at Homecoming and Family Day. Alumni and students must sign in at the Pioneer Carnival or tailgate with their group affiliation; the winner will be announced on the field at half-time.

Parking on Homecoming and Family Day is complimentary and available in the Pioneer Parking Garage or in Parking Lot 6, adjacent to the Sports and Recreation Center.

Registration for Homecoming and Family Day is highly encouraged. Please register online by October 24. For additional information about Homecoming events, visit the website at wpunj.edu/homecoming.