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 1 – Homecoming Day! 

Alumni Softball Game
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Inviting all WP Softball alumni to our alumni game! For more detailed information, click here.

11:00 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.

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 .

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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!

WP Ice Hockey vs. RPI
8:30 - 10:30 p.m. The Ice Vault


WP Author's Reception
"Bagels & Books"
12:00 - 2:00 p.m. David and Lorraine Cheng Library

Join us as we celebrate WP alumni authors - with a special presentation on reading to children by alumni author Doug Snelson ‘78

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.

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

 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.


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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