Homecoming Weekend & Athletic Hall of Fame

October 14 & 15, 2017


Join us for WP's Homecoming Weekend 2017!

Saturday, October 14

An Oktoberfest Carnival
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m
WP Practice Field

Come to the Practice Field for food, games, prizes and other fun activities for all ages!
Free food tickets and lots of giveaways!

WP Biergarten
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m
$15/person (must be 21 or over - ID required)
WP Practice Field

Join in the fun at WP's very first Biergarten on the Practice Field! Craft beer tastings and snacks under the tent!
Admission is limited and tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
To reserve your spot in the Biergarten before it sells out, click the link below:

Biergarten Tickets Here!

Tickets can be purchased on the day of the event with cash or personal check only.

WP Football vs. Frostburg State University
1:00 p.m.
Pioneer Football Stadium
General Admission - $8.00, Card-Holding Alumni - $5.00, Senior Citizens - $5.00, Children under 12 - $5.00
Visiting Students w/ID - $5.00, Military w/ID - $5.00, WPU Faculty & Staff - $5.00, WP Students w/ID -- Free 

It's the big Homecoming game against Frostburg State University!

Kinesiology Open House
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m
Preakness Hall & Wightman Gym

Come see the newly-renovated PREAKNESS HALL, the new home for WP’s state-of-the-art kinesiology labs.
Tour the new Human Performance Lab, Human Motion Analysis Lab, Motor Control Lab, and Exercise Room in Preakness Hall.

Judy LoBianco
President-Elect, Society of Health & Physical Education (SHAPE America)
Bill Parisi
Founder of Parisi Franchise Systems, Inc.

Men's Soccer vs. Stockton University
5:30 p.m.
Pioneer Soccer Park

Free parking for all Saturday events is available in Lot 6 or in the Pioneer Parking Deck ($5/car).

Sunday, October 15th

William Paterson University's 33rd
Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Brunch

11:30 a.m.
William Paterson University Commons Ballroom
$28/person, WP students & children under 18 - $21/person

Honoring WP alumni Kelly Helfrich '10, MA '17 (volleyball), Amanda Kurdyla '09 (women's soccer), Grace McKay '10 (swimming/diving), Michelle Pellichero '09 (women's basketball), Julian Valerio '11 (men's soccer) and the 2001 Softball Team.

For reservations, please email Gina at: buffalinog@wpunj.edu

University Galleries
12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
The Galleries will be open, with the following exhibitions on view:

For Home and Country: World War I Posters from the Newark Public Library
South Gallery

Veterans Book Project
East Gallery

Faculty Exhibition
Court Gallery

A hands-on art activity will be available for children.

WP Alumni Softball Game
3:00 pm - Pioneer Softball Field
The William Paterson softball program will host an alumni game and tailgate.
Please RSVP by October 2.

Click here for further information.

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

Alumni LM
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.

William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road, Wayne, New Jersey 07470     973-720-2175     alumni@wpunj.edu