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HOMECOMING

Friday, October 1, 2021 - Sunday, October 3, 2021



HOMECOMING WEEKEND


October 1-3, 2021

 
Homecoming 2021  Schedule of Events
*Please Note: Dates and events subject to change. Visit our website regularly for up-to-date information.

Online registration has closed. Walk-ups welcome!
Please contact the Alumni Office at alumni@wcupa.edu or 610-436-2813 for zoom information or pay cash at the event.


ThursDAY, september 30

  • Resiliency Workshop*
    Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
    Location: Zoom
    Cost: FREE
    Event Details: Join author of ‘Too Busy to Be Happy’, Christine Laperriere, for a virtual interactive workshop. Explore resiliency and equip yourself with practical tools for dealing with the every-day challenges to grow your work-life wisdom.


FriDAY, OctoBER 1

  • WCU 150: History & Heritage Museum Exhibition
    Time: 4 - 6 p.m.
    Location: Francis Harvey Green Library, Main Floor (25 W. Rosedale Avenue, West Chester, PA)
    Cost: FREE
    Event Details: Celebrate WCU’s sesquicentennial anniversary with an exclusive, curator-led tour of the Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology’s newest exhibition, WCU 150: History and Heritage. Sponsored by the WCU Alumni Association, the exhibition takes visitors on an exciting exploration of our first 150 years—from our origins as a Normal School training high school-aged elementary teachers after the Civil War, to a State Teacher’s College in the Roaring ‘20s, to a comprehensive, fully public liberal arts university. Through hundreds of rarely seen artifacts donated by alumni, visitors will understand the university’s transformations in academics, student life, and diversity / inclusion. An interactive see-through Time Capsule caps the experience, and all are encouraged to leave their own objects for future generations!
  • Earth Day at 50: Lessons for a Sustainable Future
    Time: 4 - 6 p.m.
    Location: Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology, Old Library (775 S. Church Street, West Chester, PA)
    Cost: FREE
    Event Details: Join the Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology on a special tour led by student co-curators of the fascinating exhibition, Earth Day at 50: Lessons for a Sustainable Future. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Earth Day, Earth Day at 50 explores past and present environmental activism both nationally and locally, the reality of the current global climate crisis, and sustainable practices for a livable future. Click here to view the virtual exhibition. For more information: museum@wcupa.edu or call 610-436-2247.
  • Planetarium Show* SOLD OUT
    Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
    Location: Dr. Sandra F. Pritchard Mather Planetarium
    Cost: FREE - Pre-Registration Required
    Event Details: NASA’s James Webb Telescope is scheduled for launch this November! The Webb telescope will be the largest, most powerful and complex space telescope ever built and launched into space. It will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe. What will we discover with Webb telescope in the coming decades? Find out at this year’s Homecoming Planetarium show!
  • Homecoming Kickoff Party
    Time: 6 - 9 p.m.150th Anniversary Stemless Champagne Flute
    Location: Alumni & Foundation Center (202 Carter Drive, West Chester, PA)
    Cost: $5 until 9/17; $10 until 9/29; $15 at the door
    Event Details: Enjoy delicious food, wine and beer, live music by Brent Christopher Pelleschi '98, prizes, and much more! All pre-registered guests are guaranteed an exclusive WCU 150th Anniversary stemless champagne glass (must be picked up at the event)!
  • Happy Hour Homecoming (Hosted by the Black Alumni Chapter)
    Time: 8 - 11 p.m.
    Location: Timothy's West Chester (929 S. High Street, West Chester, PA)
    Cost: Free to attend
    Event Details: Extend your homecoming celebrations and join us at Timothy's to kick off the weekend. Enjoy free appetizers and a chance to meet the new officers of the BAC!


SATURDAY, October 2

  • Virtual Clean Energy Tour of Chester County
    Time: all day
    Location: https://www.nationalsolartour.org/tourmap/localtourschester-county/
    Cost: FREE 
    Event Details: The Office of Sustainability and Facilities will be participating in a virtual Clean Energy Tour of Chester County as part of a National Solar Tour. The video tour of the geothermal pumphouse will go live online on October 2nd and 3rd.

  • Yoga on the Quad
    Time: 8 - 9 a.m.
    Location: Academic Quad, WCU
    Cost: FREE 
    Event Details: Get your Homecoming Saturday off to a great start by joining us for Homecoming Yoga. Bring your yoga mat and align your chakra! Instructed by retired WCU professor Pam Walsh. Light breakfast treats and beverages available. Rain location secured in the case of inclement weather. Kids are welcomed.

  • WCU 150: History & Heritage Museum Exhibition
    Time: 10 a.m. - noon
    Location: Francis Harvey Green Library, Main Floor (25 W. Rosedale Avenue, West Chester, PA)
    Cost: FREE
    Event Details: Celebrate WCU’s sesquicentennial anniversary with an exclusive, curator-led tour of the Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology’s newest exhibition, WCU 150: History and Heritage. Sponsored by the WCU Alumni Association, the exhibition takes visitors on an exciting exploration of our first 150 years—from our origins as a Normal School training high school-aged elementary teachers after the Civil War, to a State Teacher’s College in the Roaring ‘20s, to a comprehensive, fully public liberal arts university. Through hundreds of rarely seen artifacts donated by alumni, visitors will understand the university’s transformations in academics, student life, and diversity / inclusion. An interactive see-through Time Capsule caps the experience, and all are encouraged to leave their own objects for future generations!
  • Bibbidi-Bobbidi Block Party
    Time: 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    Location: Ram Park (next to Sykes Student Union - 117 Norfolk Ave, West Chester, PA 19382)
    Cost: FREE
    Event Details: At 10 a.m. the Incomparable Golden Rams Marching Band and the Alumni Band will perform followed by free food, novelties, inflatables and so much more! 
  • Earth Day at 50: Lessons for a Sustainable Future
    Time: 10 a.m. - noon
    Location: Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology, Old Library (775 S. Church Street, West Chester, PA)
    Cost: FREE
    Event Details: Join the Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology on a special tour led by student co-curators of the fascinating exhibition, Earth Day at 50: Lessons for a Sustainable Future. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Earth Day, Earth Day at 50 explores past and present environmental activism both nationally and locally, the reality of the current global climate crisis, and sustainable practices for a livable future. Click here to view the virtual exhibition. For more information: museum@wcupa.edu or call 610-436-2247.
  • Women's Field Hockey vs. IUP
    Time: 10 a.m.
    Location: Vonnie Gros Field, South Campus

  • Pre-Game Tailgate at the N Lot
    Time: 12 - 3 p.m. 
    Location: N Lot, South Campus (click here for the campus map)
    Cost: $5 entrance fee - cash only (includes snacks and beverages - beer provided by Levante Brewing Company). **Children 17 and under are free
  • Event Details: Enjoy food truck: Mezzaluna Wood Fired Pizza, snacks, beverages, games, a moonbounce, prizes and much more! Please note, parking on South Campus is $10 per car and is available in Lots S, Q and R.
  • Killinger Homecoming Social
    Time: 12 - 3 p.m. 
    Location: N Lot, South Campus (click here for the campus map)
    Cost: $5 entrance fee - cash only (includes snacks and beverages - beer provided by Levante Brewing Company). **Children 17 and under are free
  • Event Details: Enjoy snacks, beverages, games, a moonbounce, prizes and much more!
  • Virtual Cocktail/Mocktail Demonstration*
    Time: 4:30 - 5 p.m.
    Location: Zoom
    Cost: FREE
    Event Details: Join us for Once Upon a West Chester virtual cocktail/mocktail demonstration with WCU-inspired drink recipes to please your tastebuds! BoomCheers’ founder, certified bartender and WCU alumna, Christy (Colon) McEwen ’09 will guide you through the process of making your very own drinks at home. Recipe and supply lists provided prior to event. Snack pairing will be suggested as well. Get your drinks and snacks ready for the Virtual Comedian performance featuring Pete Lee taking place right after this event! Grape Moscow Mule Instruction/Supply List & Golden Ram Spritz Instruction/Supply List.**There is one portion of the Grape Moscow Mule recipe that needs to be prepped prior to the event tomorrow, please click the link to view the video! Grape Simple Syrup
  • Virtual Comedy Show featuring Pete Lee*
    Time: 5 p.m.
    Location: Virtual (watch from the comfort of your own home or join us for a viewing party at Timothy's of West Chester - 929 S High St, West Chester, PA 19382)
    Cost: FREE
    Event Details: Pete Lee might be the nicest person in New York City, but that’s because it’s impossible to sound aggressive with a Wisconsin accent. Thanks to his highly rated Comedy Central Presents half hour special, Pete has packed venues at over 500 colleges and universities across the country. Pete has also been a standout on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and played a doctor on the CBS soap opera As the World Turns. His hit YouTube series titled Pete Lee’s Internet Freak Show attracted the attention of television executives. He was quickly hired to be a writer and cast member on FUSE TV’s Video on Trial and cast member on VH1’s Best Week Ever. 
  • Class of 1970 50th Reunion Dinner*
    Time: 5 - 9 p.m.
    Location: Alumni & Foundation Center (202 Carter Drive, West Chester, PA)
    Cost: $50
    Click here to view the Class of 1970 webpage for more information.
  • Class of 1971 50th Reunion Dinner*
    Time: 5 - 9 p.m.
    Location: Alumni & Foundation Center (202 Carter Drive, West Chester, PA)
    Cost: $50
    Click here to view the Class of 1971 webpage for more information.


SUNDAY, October 3

  • Virtual Clean Energy Tour of Chester County
    Time: all day
    Location: https://www.nationalsolartour.org/tourmap/localtourschester-county/
    Cost: FREE 
    Event Details: The Office of Sustainability and Facilities will be participating in a virtual Clean Energy Tour of Chester County as part of a National Solar Tour. The video tour of the geothermal pumphouse will go live online on October 2nd and 3rd.

  • Class of 1966 55th Reunion Brunch*
    This event has been POSTPONED
    Click here
    to view the Class of 1966 webpage for more information.

  • Community Wide Adopt-a-Block
    Time: 9 a.m.
    Location: Meet at Sykes Student Union Patio
    Cost: FREE 
    Event Details: Students, faculty, staff, and alumni will join forces to cleanup the community. This event is rain or shine.

 
* Registration Required

Online registration has closed. Please contact the Alumni Office at alumni@wcupa.edu or 610-436-2813 for zoom information or pay cash at the event.


REGISTRATION & REFUND POLICY
Registration will remain open for Homecoming 2021 events through Wednesday, September 29th. We understand that during these uncertain times you may need to cancel your homecoming registration. Refunds will be available for alumni events to those who request a refund by email to alumni@wcupa.edu prior to September 29, 2021 at 11:59pm. No refunds will be offered if sent after this date. Contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@wcupa.edu if you have any questions.


150th Anniversary Commemorative Keepsake Box


Join the celebration and continue the legacy of supporting student success with your purchase of our 150th Anniversary Commemorative Keepsake Box! Only 150 boxes will be sold and offer a collection of items unavailable anywhere else. All purchased boxes will be mailed directly to you. Purchase Now! 







WCU Campus Store Hours

Friday, October 1: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 2: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 3: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Contact: alumni@wcupa.edu
610-436-2813
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