It's time for the biggest and best WP Homecoming celebration EVER!  Check out the schedule for the weekend below, then click on the link above to see the week-long schedule of events!

Saturday, October 10


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.

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.

Pioneer Midway
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. • Lot 5
Join us for a celebration on the Pioneer Midway! Game booths, prizes, a photo booth, food - cheesesteaks, funnel cakes, and more! - a caricaturist, ziplining, a rock wall, "Touch a Truck," sponsored by the Haledon Fire Department, discount coupons for the WP bookstore, and fun for kids of all ages!
The first 400 people to sign in at Pioneer Midway get a WP t-shirt!

Football vs. Frostburg State University
1:00 p.m. • Wightman Stadium
Cheer on the Football Team and get some WP giveaways!

Campus Clean-up
3:00 p.m. • Lot 5

Men’s Soccer vs. Kean University
6:00 p.m. • Pioneer Soccer Park
Join us to cheer on the Men’s Soccer Team!

"Searching for Life Out There in the Universe"
7:30 p.m. • Science East 2064
An exciting lecture and stargazing event. Prof. Jason Kendall will talk about "Searching for Life Out There in the Universe." The event will include a performance by the WP choir of "Up, Up in the Sky," the official Song of the Year of Astronomy, and "Constellation Song." After the public talk, there will be stargazing with the WP Astronomy Club out on the Wightman Football Field. 

Onstage Cafe at Shea presents
Cabaret Singer/Songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway

8:00 p.m. • Shea Center for Performing Arts
Admission: Show Only $30, Dinner and Show $55
Discounts apply for WP alumni, faculty, staff, and students. Please call the box office for specific discount information.

Ann Hampton Callaway is a multi-talented cabaret star who wields her unique vocals as she intermingles jazz, pop, and Broadway styles. Onstage seating features a sumptuous dinner and dessert buffet, with beer-and-wine bar.

Homecoming Comedy Show
8:00 - 11:00 p.m. • University Commons Ballrooms
Enjoy a comedy show featuring WP comedians!
Admission is free.

Sunday, October 11

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Brunch
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. • University Commons Ballrooms
The newest inductees into the WP Athletic Hall of Fame will be honored, along with family and guests, at this special brunch.

Dare to Pair: A "Mash Up" Event
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. • South Gallery, Ben Shahn Hall
A mash-up event is when two speakers come together to give a talk or demonstration on seemingly unrelated topics. Join us as WP alumna and powerlifter Renee Garcia '11 and WP alumnus and comedian extraordinaire Derek DeAngelis '04 (DEREK D!) present WP's very first mash-up event!

Special screening of the new PBS documentary
Paterson and Its People
Produced by Professor Vincent N. Parrillo, Department of Sociology

3:00 p.m. • Cheng Library
This 55-minute film, funded in part by the WP Alumni Association, explores the city's changing demographics from its pre-European history as the home of the Lenape to its present-day diversity. The film will be followed by a Q&A session with producer
Vincent N. Parrillo.

Homecoming Yard Show
9:00 - 11:00 p.m. • Zanfino Plaza
Meet alumni and current members of WP's 24 fraternities and sororities! Watch them perform traditional steps/strolls/routines.


Liberty Mutual

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.

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