Winona State University invites the community to attend Homecoming 2012 Oct. 16-20.  This year’s theme is “Blast From The Past.”

The Fifth Annual Warrior Waddle 5K Run/Walk will start at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Lake Park Lodge. This fundraiser for Women’s Track and Field and Cross Country will circle East Lake Winona. For registration information, visit www.alumni.winona.edu.

The annual Homecoming Parade will begin at 10 a.m. and travel along Huff Street, beginning at Broadway and proceeding to Mark Street. Parade line-up will take place at 9 a.m. on Broadway, from Huff Street to Grand Street.

Following the parade, the Pre-game Tailgate will take place in the Verizon Stadium parking lot. The Homecoming football game vs. Minnesota State, Mankato will start at 1 p.m. on Maxwell Field at Verizon Stadium.

Homecoming events open to the public include:

Tuesday, Oct. 16

  • Coronation of Homecoming King and Queen, 7:30 p.m., Somsen Auditorium

Wednesday, Oct. 17

  • Art Exhibit Lecture and Reception: Karl Unnasch, 4 p.m., Paul Watkins Gallery

Thursday, Oct. 18

  • Art Exhibit: Karl Unnasch, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Paul Watkins Gallery
  • Distinguished Awards Reception 6 p.m., followed by Banquet, 7 p.m., Tau Center, West Campus; Registration required

Friday, Oct. 19

  • Art Exhibit: Karl Unnasch, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Paul Watkins Gallery
  • Pep Fest, noon, Main Campus Courtyard
  • 50th Reunion & Enduring Flame Society Luncheon and Program, 1 p.m., Baldwin Lounge, Kryzsko Commons; Registration required
  • Athletic Hall of Fame Reception, 6 p.m., followed by Banquet, 7 p.m., Tau Center, West Campus; Registration required

Saturday, Oct. 20

  • 5th Annual Warrior Waddle 5K Run/Walk, 8 a.m., Lake Park Lodge, East Lake
  • Alumni and Friends Continental Breakfast, 8:30 a.m., Alumni House, 227 W. 7thSt.
  • Homecoming Parade, 10 a.m., Huff Street Route
  • Pre-game Tailgate, 11:15 a.m., Parking Lot Outside Verizon Stadium
  • Football game vs. Minnesota State, Mankato Mavericks, 1 p.m., Maxwell Field at Verizon Stadium

For more information, call the Alumni Office at 507-457-5027.

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