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.


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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



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 senior at UW-Stevens Point studying communication with an emphasis in public relations and a minor in vocal performance music. As the co-editor-in-chief, I write editorials occasionally and focus my energy into managing the staff and administrative work. Away from The Pointer, I am the PR Director of the UWSP chapter of PRSSA, a campus tour guide, work as a communication and marketing specialist and a social media marketing consultant for CREATE Portage County. In my free time (not much), I listen to a lot of music, learn songs on piano, create graphics and digital content, and blog. I travel when I can and like to think I am a good photographer (check out my Instagram, @i.am.anyon). Follow my social media platforms to learn more about me and my work!

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