The annual bonfire and chili cookoff, trivia contest, Alumni Awards and Wright Day to Give highlight Wright State University’s packed Homecoming Week Sept. 27 to Oct. 2.
The celebration begins with the Homecoming Kickoff Party on Sept. 27 and concludes with a Tailgate and Pep Rally, the Sapphire Jubilee and a men’s soccer game on Oct. 2. Masks must be worn inside all buildings on Wright State’s campus.
View the Homecoming Week schedule at wright.edu/homecoming.
Homecoming also provides an opportunity to support student scholarships and programs through Wright Day to Give, the annual online fundraising event, on Friday, Oct. 1, the university’s Founder’s Day. Support an area of campus that matters the most to you. Every gift, no matter the amount, makes a difference.
Homecoming is presented by the Wright State Alumni Association, Student Involvement and Leadership, and the University Activities Board.
2021 Homecoming schedule:
Saturday, Sept. 25
11 a.m.–7:30 p.m.: Festival of Flight, Student Union Lot 1
4 p.m.: Volleyball vs. Northern Kentucky, Nutter Center McLin Gym
Sunday, Sept. 26
1 p.m.: Women’s soccer vs. IUPUI, Alumni Field at Rinzler Sports Complex
Monday, Sept. 27
10 a.m.–2 p.m.: Chalk the Campus, North Lawn
11 a.m.–2 p.m.: Homecoming Kickoff Party, Student Union Atrium
Noon: Sashing of the Court, Student Union Atrium
Tuesday, Sept. 28
All day: Raider Pride Campus Door Decorating Contest
Show off your Raider pride by decorating your door. Contest runs all week with the winner announced on Oct. 2.
6–8 p.m.: NPHC Presents: Homecoming Yard Show, Student Union Atrium
Wednesday, Sept. 29
3–7 p.m.: Operation International, Student Union Atrium
Featuring speakers, dancers, other performers and food.
3 p.m.: Pins of Pride, Student Union Atrium
3 p.m.: Men’s soccer vs. Milwaukee, Alumni Field at Rinzler Sports Complex
7 p.m.: Don’t Forget the Lyrics, 109 Oelman
Sponsored by AARC (African American Residential Caucus).
Thursday, Sept. 30
5–6 p.m.: Homecoming Parade, Starting in the Quad
6 p.m.: Bonfire and Chili Cookoff, Parking Lot 4A
7 p.m.: Royalty Coronation, Parking Lot 4A
Friday, Oct. 1
All day: Wright Day to Give
All day: Spirit Day
10 a.m.–1 p.m.: College Radio Day: WWSU 106.9 FM Open House, 018 Student Union
6 p.m.: 2020 and 2021 Alumni Achievement Awards (by invitation only), Student Union Apollo Room
A night to honor and celebrate a select group of outstanding alumni.
7 p.m.: Trivia Night, Nutter Center Berry Room
Hosted by the College of Health, Education and Human Services, this team-based trivia contest is a great way to support student scholarships.
7–10 p.m.: 50th Anniversary of University Housing and Live Band Karaoke, Hamilton Plaza
Saturday, Oct. 2
10:30 a.m.: Legacy Scholarship Brunch (by invitation only), Student Union Atrium
3–6 p.m.: Tailgate and Pep Rally, Alumni Field at Rinzler Sports Complex
Featuring music, activities, food trucks and Raider pride.
3 p.m.: NPHC Memorial Plots Ribbon Cutting
4:30–7 p.m.: NPHC Reception, Student Union Atrium
6 p.m.: Sapphire Jubilee, Nutter Center Berry Room
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Bolinga Black Cultural Resources Center while providing support for the African American Alumni Society Scholarship.
7 p.m.: Men’s soccer vs. Robert Morris, Alumni Field at Rinzler Sports Complex