HomecomingWinona State University invites the community to attend Homecoming 2013 Oct. 16-20. This year’s theme is “Island City Luau.”

The sixth Annual Warrior Waddle 5K Run/Walk will start at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 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. Oct. 19 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. Wayne State will start at 2:30 p.m. on Maxwell Field at Verizon Stadium.

Join us on Twitter using #wsuhoco13.

Homecoming events open to the public include:

Tuesday, Oct. 15

  • Coronation, 7:30 p.m., Somsen Auditorium

Wednesday, Oct. 16

  • Art Exhibit: McKnight Artists: Ceramics, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Paul Watkins Gallery

Thursday, Oct. 17

  • Alumni College, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Campus Wide
  • Bookstore Hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lower Level Kryzsko Commons
  • Retiree Fall Reunion, 4 p.m., Tau Center, West Campus

Friday, Oct. 18

  • Alumni College: Professor for a Day, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Campus Wide
  • Art Exhibit: McKnight Artists: Ceramics, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Paul Watkins Gallery
  • Pep Fest, noon, Main Campus Courtyard
  • Bookstore Hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lower Level Kryzsko Commons
  • 50th Reunion of the class of 1963 & Enduring Flame Society Luncheon/Program, 1 p.m. New Center West, Main Campus; Registration required
  • Distinguished Awards Reception, 6 p.m., followed by Banquet, 7 p.m., Tau Center, West Campus; Registration required

Saturday, Oct. 19

  • 6th Annual Warrior Waddle Walk/Run, 8 a.m., East Lake Winona
  • Alumni and Friends Donuts and Coffee, 8:30 a.m., Alumni House, 227 W 7th St
  • Bookstore Hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lower Level Kryzsko Commons
  • Homecoming Parade, 10 a.m., Huff Street Route
  • Bookstore Hours, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Warrior Zone at Verizon Stadium
  • Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet Reception, 11 a.m., Talbot Gym, Memorial Hall; Registration required.
  • Mathematics and Statistics Annual P3, 11 a.m., WSU Gazebo
  • Pre-game Tailgate, 1:15 p.m., Parking Lot Outside Verizon Stadium
  • Football game vs. Wayne State Wildcats, 2:30 p.m., Maxwell Field at Verizon Stadium
  • Football Championship Reunion, 6 p.m., Market Street Tap

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

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