Homecoming Week Brings Exciting On-Campus Events
Photo by Emily Showers Students posing during last year's homecoming fun.

Homecoming Week Brings Exciting On-Campus Events

This year’s homecoming week is kicking off with the annual fun run on Sept. 27.

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s Homecoming Council has planned events for Sept. 27 through Oct. 3. Matt Curtis, senior communication major, is a co-chair for the council.

Curtis and other council members began planning for the event earlier this year and set the spy theme.

“I think that my favorite part of planning the process was the beginning, when we got to conceptualize everything. We passed around different ideas of doing different themes. There are always some really fun themes that come up,” Curtis said.

The council has a cake decorating event planned, which will be held in the Dreyfus University Center on Sept. 28, allowing students to form teams to compete.

“Teams can come into the DUC and decorate cakes according to the theme,” he said. “It’s one of my favorite events throughout the week. It brings a good crowd of people.”

Laser tag, another homecoming event, will be Sept. 30 in the DUC’s Laird Room.

“Overall it should be a really fun event because where else would you get the opportunity to play laser tag on campus?” he said.

Amanda Doperlaski, senior communication major and council co-chair, said she is looking forward to seeing students participate in the various events.

“We have put a lot of work into this, and I want people to have pride in our school because that is our goal and that is what we set out to do,” Doperlaski said.

Doperlaski said the spy retreat parade, on the morning of Oct. 3, will showcase floats made by twelve different residence halls. Following the parade, there will be an all campus picnic at Debot Field before the football game.

“I am most excited to see this succeed. When you work at something for so long you really want to see it succeed and hope that everyone has fun,” Doperlaski said.

Nick Myers, senior communication major and SGA’s student life and academic affairs director, said homecoming is always fun for students.

“I would say the thing I look forward to the most during homecoming week is just the energy it brings to the university. A lot of my friends tend to come out and hang out for it, and of course there are all the get-togethers around homecoming,” Myers said.

 

Caroline Chalk

Reporter

cchal845@uwsp.edu

 

How to participate

Catch Me if You Can Fun Run

When: 3 p.m. Sept. 27

Where: Allen Center

 

Cake decorating

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 28

Where: Alumni Room in the DUC

 

RHA’s Casino Old Main

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 29

Where: The Encore in the DUC

 

Point Blank Laser Tag

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 30

Where: Laird Room in the DUC

 

Olympics

When: 4 p.m. Oct. 1

Where: Debot Field

 

Pep rally

When: 6 p.m. Oct. 2

Where: Berg Gym

 

Spy Retreat Parade

When: 10 a.m. Oct. 3

Where: Campus Streets

 

All campus picnic

When: 11 a.m. Oct. 3

Where: Debot Field

 

Football game

When: 2 p.m. Oct. 3

Where: Goerke Field

 

 

About Anyon Rettinger

Anyon Rettinger
I am a Junior at UW-Stevens Point studying Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations. I'm the Online Editor of The Pointer. I write album reviews, listen to a lot of music, have a new found obsession with tea, and I like taking angsty pictures for my Instagram. I travel when I can and like to think I am a good photographer. Most times if you hear noise, its me singing down the hall. I'm an aspiring singer and artist. I am also a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America at UWSP as the Visual Promotions Chair. Follow my social media platforms to learn more about me and my work.

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