Wright State’s Homecoming Week packed with activities as university marks 50th anniversary

Soccer games, a golf cart parade, a chili cook-off, a bonfire and a reunion of Wright State’s founding classes will be among the flurry of activities during Homecoming Week as the university celebrates its 50th anniversary.

The celebration begins Monday, Sept. 25, with the University Activities Board Homecoming Kickoff and wraps up Sunday, Oct. 1, with the Student Affairs recognition brunch. In between, there are nearly 30 other events.

“This is shaping up as perhaps the biggest, most exciting Homecoming Week in the history of Wright State,” said Eric Corbitt, director of the Student Union, Campus Recreation and Student Activities. “There is something for everyone. It is certainly fitting as part of a celebration of our golden anniversary.”

Monday, Sept. 25

Noon: Celebrate the 50, North Lawn

3 p.m.: African American Alumni Association Natural Hair Event, Millett Hall Atrium

10 p.m.: Black Men on the Move Bowling Party, 1238 N. Fairfield Rd.


Tuesday, Sept. 26

5:30 p.m.: Greek Alumni Reunion, Networking Etiquette, Mocktails, Student Union Endeavour and Discovery Rooms

7 p.m.: Homecoming FIFA Tournament, Student Union Atrium


Wednesday, Sept. 27

6:30 p.m.: NAACP Family Feud, Student Union Discovery Room


Thursday, Sept. 28

11 a.m.: #WSUHC Twitter and Instagram Giveaway, Student Union Atrium

5 p.m.: LGBTQ and Ally Celebration, Rathskellar

6 p.m.: Black Women Striving Forward Homecoming Mixer, Millett Hall Atrium

6 p.m.: International Alumni Meet-and-Greet, Student Union Atrium

6:15 p.m.: Golf Cart Parade, Quad

7 p.m.: Homecoming FIFA Tournament, Student Union Atrium

7 p.m.: Let’s Get Fired Up Homecoming Bonfire, North Campus gravel lot

8 p.m.: Student Government Association Cardboard Boat Race, Student Union Pool


Friday, Sept. 29

1 p.m.: Engineers Without Borders Homecoming Event, North Lawn

4:30 p.m.: Residence Life and Housing Alumni Reunion Reception, Bridge Cafe, Honors Hall

5:30 p.m.: Leadership Launch, Student Union Endeavour Room

5:30 p.m.: Black Alumni Reunion Weekend Welcome Happy Hour, Third Perk Coffeehouse & Wine Bar, 46 W. Fifth St., Dayton

6 p.m.: Alumni Achievement Awards, Student Union Atrium

7 p.m.: College of Education and Human Services Trivia Night, Student Union Apollo Room

8 p.m.: Residential Community Association Casino Night, Student Union Marketplace

8 p.m.: College of Science and Mathematics Pub Science, Student Union Rathskellar


Saturday, Sept. 30

10 a.m.: Alumni Association Scholarship Brunch, Student Union Atrium

11 a.m.: Founding Classes Reunion Brunch, Student Union Endeavour Room

11:30 a.m.: Student Government Association Celebration, Student Union Pathfinder Lounge

Noon: Student Union Campus Recreation Alumni Reunion, Mulholland Field

2 p.m.: Club football game versus Ohio State, Mulholland Field

2 p.m.: Model UN Alumni Reunion, Student Union Hearth Lounge

3 p.m.: Women’s soccer versus Milwaukee, Alumni Field

4:30 p.m.: Homecoming Festival, including Fraternity and Sorority Council Chili Cook-off and Black Alumni Reunion BBQ, Rinzler Student Sports Complex Lot

**Free and open to the public, the Homecoming Festival takes place in the parking lot of the Rinzler Student Sports Complex. Enjoy live music from country’s own Clark Manson and view his new video for “Friday Nighters” at https://youtu.be/y1che1Vo6nY

7 p.m.: Men’s soccer versus Detroit, Alumni Field

7 p.m.: The Guardian and WWSU Radio Reunion, Wandering Griffin, 3725 Presidential Dr.


Sunday, Oct. 1

10 a.m.: Student Affairs Recognition Brunch, Student Union Endeavour Room

10 a.m.: Black Alumni Reunion Sunday Interfaith Brunch, De’Lish Cafe, 139 N. Main St., Dayton

Originally founded as a branch campus of The Ohio State University and Miami University, Wright State became an independent institution in 1967. It celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2017, culminating with a special Homecoming celebration Sept. 29 through Oct. 1.

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