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.
How to participate
Catch Me if You Can Fun Run
When: 3 p.m. Sept. 27
Where: Allen Center
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
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
When: 2 p.m. Oct. 3
Where: Goerke Field