UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Homecoming & Family Weekend

Save the Date: Homecoming & Family Day 2016 September 23-25! 

Registration for Homecoming & Family Day is open and available HERE !


Visit our Facebook Page for photos and upcoming events! 

Thursday, September 22

St. Croix River Boat Cruise
Stillwater, MN

Campus update at the Dock Cafe at 4:30 p.m.

Boarding of the Riverboat at 5:45 p.m.

The annual St. Croix Boat Cruise will kick off Homecoming weekend festivities! Join us in Stillwater for a university update and reception at the Dock Café beginning at 4:30 p.m. with the boarding of a St. Croix Riverboat at 5:45 p.m. The cruise includes a dinner buffet and some amazing views of the fall colors on the St. Croix River.

Dinner includes: St. Louis style BBQ ribs served with herb roasted chicken, potato, southern black beans, creamy coleslaw, fresh fruit, roll and butter and a gourmet cookie assortment. A cash bar will also be available.

Cost is $38/per person. Ticket price includes appetizers at the Dock Café and a dinner and cruise ticket.

This event is independent of the weekend registration package.

RSVP Deadline: Thursday, September 15

For more information or to register online follow this link:

https://www.uwrf.edu/Alumni/SaintCroixBoatCruise.cfm

Friday, September 23

Rising to Distinction Campaign Celebration Event
1:00 pm- 9:00 pm University Center
1:30-6:30 p.m. -Registration and Check In University Center Lobby
2 p.m.-Dedication of Rising to Distinction Outdoor Classroom Campus Mall, adjacent to Kleinpell Fine Arts (free)
2:30-5 p.m. -Falcon Center, Classroom and Campus Tours Various locations (included with registration)
5:30-6:30 p.m.- Campaign Celebration Reception
Third floor bridge area and Riverside Ballroom, University Center
Campaign exhibits highlighting accomplishments, photo booth, open bar (beer and wine)
and Falcon Foods cheese. (included with registration)
6:30 p.m.- Campaign Celebration Dinner
Riverside Ballroom, University Center ($30/person)
Program including student presentations business casual dress. Please indicate any dietary restrictions when registering.
Cash bar from 6:30- 9:30 p.m.
RSVP by August 31 by registering online at www.uwrf.edu/risingtodistinction/

Registration Package Pick-up
5:00pm- University Center
Those who pre-registered online will be able to pick up their package materials during this time.

Registration for Little Sibs
5:00 pm
The Little Sibs program is an additional part of the Homecoming and Family Weekend events. The Residence Life office and Residence Hall Association (RHA) invites the little siblings of our on-campus students to stay in the residence halls with their older siblings and participate in Homecoming and Family Weekend programs and events. Participants in the Little Sibs program will also have access to special Little Sibs events throughout the weekend. If you're interested in being part of the Little Sibs program, please register your "Little Sib" as part of the Homecoming and Family Weekend registration. Little Sibs participants must be 8 years old or older. http://117394.orgsync.com/org/rha/Events

UWRF 1966 Football Team Reunion
5:00 pm- 7:00 pm Reception at the River Falls Golf Club
2120 E Division St, River Falls, WI
For further information, please contact Alumni Director Dan McGinty at daniel.e.mcginty@uwrf.edu, Tom Carroll at carroll6262@att.net, or Joe Jilek at jrjilek@comcast.net.

We Bike River Falls Community Ride
5:30 pm- Veterans Park
We will meet at Veteran's Park, Downtown River Falls, at 5:30 pm and depart around 6:00 pm. This 45-60 minute leisurely ride is fun for all ages and abilities. Bring your own bike or feel free to use one of our community's Blue Bikes! For more about the Blue Bike Program, visit the website.  For a list of all of the We Bike River Falls Community Bike Rides, please see the flyer below and visit our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/webikeRF/

Kappa Delta Psi Alumnae Reunion
6:00 pm- Dinner at Bella Vinez
875th Avenue, River Falls, WI
For further information, please contact Sandy Wasiluk Dicke '68 at sandy.dickie@gmail.com.

Film -Finding Dory
7:30 pm- Kinni Theater, University Center  3rd Floor
Rated PG
This family friendly film will be shown throughout the weekend offering a relaxing entertainment option for students, families and alumni. For more information and trailers check here.

Falcons Got Talent
8:00 pm- Falcon's Nest, University Center
This event showcases student talent on campus! All are welcome to attend this homecoming tradition, which is guaranteed to give you a few laughs.

Bonfire
10:00 pm- Lydecker Fire Pit
Gourmet S'mores bar

Saturday, September 24

Registration Package Pick-up
8:30 am- University Center
Those who pre-registered online will be able to pick up their package materials during this time.

Registration for Little Sibs
8:30 am
The Little Sibs program is an additional part of the Homecoming and Family Weekend events. The Residence Life office and Residence Hall Association (RHA)  invites the little siblings of our on-campus students to stay in the residence halls with their older siblings and participate in Homecoming and Family Weekend programs and events. Participants in the Little Sibs program will also have access to special Little Sibs events throughout the weekend. If you're interested in being part of the Little Sibs program, please register your "Little Sib" as part of the Homecoming and Family Weekend registration. Little Sibs participants must be 8 years or older. http://117394.orgsync.com/org/rha/Events

Campus Tours
9:00 am- Information Desk, University Center

9-10am- Campus Trolley Tours
9 am- 12 pm- Campus Walking Tours
More information will be provided at the event about walking tours and shuttle tours that will be available.

Falcon Shop
9:00 am- 5:00 pm University Center
The Falcon Shop will be open  most of the day, so come on in and grab some Falcon gear!

Phi Mu Alumnae Reunion
9:00 am- South Hall Room 210 & Downtown River Falls
All Phi Mu alumnae are cordially invited to attend.
9:00 a.m. - Annual Chapter Association Meeting and
Elections in the Alumni Room, Room 210 South Hall
10:30 a.m. - Homecoming Parade in front of Bo's 'N Mine
Contact Patti Bibeau LaPorte at 715-425-7982 for more information.

Stuff your very own plush horse!
9:00 am- Riverview Ballroom
Limited quantities available, first come first serve.

Kappa Delta Psi Alumnae Reunion
9:15 am- University Center
9:15 a.m.- Meet at the University Center and prepare for homecoming parade.
10:30 a.m.- Homecoming Parade - Main Street, River Falls
1:00 p.m.- Lunch at West Wind Supper Club, 709 N. Main Street, River Falls, WI
For further information, please contact Sandy Wasiluk Dicke '68 at sandy.dickie@gmail.com.

Alumni & Friends Coffee
9:30 am- Veteran's Park
Stop by and enjoy a cup of coffee on us! Take this opportunity to socialize and network with fellow UWRF alumni and friends. Stick around to enjoy the annual homecoming parade!

College of Education and Professional Studies: Open House
9:30 am- 11:30 am- Wyman Education Building (WEB)
Alumni, students and their families are invited to interact with faculty, staff and students while touring classrooms, clinics and labs in both the WEB and Rodli Hall (Human Performance Lab). Renderings of the new Falcon Center will also be on display. And, there will be drawings for Falcon prizes.

College of Arts & Sciences: Glassblowing and Ceramics Open House
9:30 am- 11:30 am- Kleinpell Fine Arts Building   
Associate Professor Eoin Breadon and his studio glass students open their doors to show 3-D approaches such as glass blowing and casting. Please visit room 163 in the Kleinpell Fine Arts (KFA) building from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Come view our ceramics students using traditional techniques and concepts covering the use of the wheel and constructing forms by altering thrown pieces and by using slabs, pinching, extrusion and patterns. Doors will be open from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in room 167 of Kleinpell Fine Arts (KFA) building.

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences Tours:
9:30 am & 10:30 am- The Dairy Pilot Plant
Agricultural Science Building, 158 Food Science Addition
Tour the dairy pilot plant where students learn dairy food processing and produce cheese and ice cream for the campus.  Learn about the upcoming renovation plans for the plant and enjoy a sample of their delicious ice cream.

The Design and Innovation Center
Agricultural Science Building, 184 Ag Engineering Addition
Tour the newly renovated Design and Innovation Center supporting the Ag Engineering and Ag Engineering Technology programs. The Center includes the Computer Aided Design (CAD) lab where students create, modify, analyze and optimize their engineering designs. Additive Manufacturing ("3D printing") takes projects from the design stage to early prototype stage.

Plant Science Facilities
Greenhouse,Behind Agricultural Science Building
Tour the Greenhouse extensively used by our Horticulture and Crops and Soils program.  Visit the tissue culture laboratory and see how plants are propagated without soil. Learn how we use the diverse ecosystem on campus and the campus landscape as a living classroom.

College of Arts & Sciences: Planetarium Tours
9:30 am & 10:30 am- 201 Agricultural Sciences Building
With our new digital projector we take a tour of constellations that can be seen from Earth throughout the year. Then we'll lift off the surface of Earth digitally, fly around our solar system to visit other planets, exit the solar system, fly beyond the Milky Way Galaxy and out the edge of the universe to explore the size and wonder of space.
Seating is limited to 50 people. Tours will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.

Marketing Communications Alumni Event

All marketing communications alumni are cordially invited to attend.
9:30 a.m. - Reception: Caribou Coffee @ Family Fresh, River Falls, WI
10:30 a.m. - Homecoming Parade
1:00 p.m. - Homecoming Football Game at Ramer Field
Post-game - Reception at Bo's 'N Mine, Main Street, River Falls, WI
Contact Jim Pratt at james.w.pratt@uwrf.edu for more information.

UWRF 1966 Football Team Reunion
10:00 am- 116 N Main St, River Falls, WI 54022
9:00 am- Football Team Breakfast – Junior's Bar and Restaurant
              414 South Main Street, River Falls, WI
10:30 am- Tour of Falcon Center & Smith Stadium at Ramer Field
11:30 am- Tail Gate at the Ramer Pavilion
1 pm- Kick off Starts against Southwestern University
Post-Game- Reception at Johnnie's Bar
For further information, please contact Alumni Director Dan McGinty at daniel.e.mcginty@uwrf.edu, Tom Carroll at carroll6262@att.net, or Joe Jilek at jrjilek@comcast.net.

Parade
10:30 am- Main Street, River Falls
Don't miss out on the opportunity to see our Falcon Spirit come alive in downtown River Falls! The Shriners kick-off the annual parade with UWRF students and community members following close behind. Remember to bring a bucket for candy!

College of Business and Economics Alumni Social
11:00 am- 12:30 pm- Junior's Restaurant, 414 S. Main Street, River Falls
Join us for a casual get together before the Homecoming football game against Southwestern University at 1:00 pm. We look forward to seeing you again! Appetizers will be provided by CBE along with prizes and giveaways. Cash bar.
RSVP by Wednesday, September 14, 2016. For further information, contact Connie Fassino, CBE Dean's Assistant, cbe@uwrf.edu or call (715) 425-3335.

College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences:
11:00 am- 1:00 pm- University Center Mall
Activities outdoor on the mall

Calf Roping
In September 2016 the UWRF Rodeo Club hosts the 52nd Falcon Frontier Days Rodeo.  Try your hand at one of the authentic cowboy skills featured in the rodeo - calf roping - using our roping dummy.  They say if you can rope the dummy 100 times in a row without missing, you're ready to get on a horse and give it a try!

Service Dog Training Program
The UWRF Service Dog Training Program operates under the umbrella of the Animal Science - Companion Animal emphasis and is the only one of its kind within the UW-System!  Stop by to see how students provide socialization, habituation and foundational training for a service dog-in-training.  Learn about this partnership with Coco's Heart Dog Rescue, the differences between service dogs and therapy dogs, and how dogs enter an advanced training program.

Turtle Research
Learn about on-going undergraduate student research looking at how local turtle communities are affected by human and environmental influences. We'll demonstrate how we catch and measure the turtles for this project. We'll also show how to determine the sex of local turtle species.

Vets Club Reunion
11:00 am- Falls Room, University Center
All UWRF veteran alumni and current veteran students are invited to attend this reunion!
11 a.m. - Vets Club Reception with appetizers and cash bar - Falls Room, University Center
1 p.m. - Homecoming Football Game - Ramer Field
Post-Game Reception - Johnnie's Bar, Main Street, River Falls
Contact Bob Buhr by email at bobbuhr@cltcomm.net or by phone at 715-220-6988 to RSVP for this event.

Falcon Tailgate
11:30 am- University Center
The Falcon Fest Tailgate gives you an opportunity to enjoy a picnic-style lunch with endless entertainment as your prepare for the homecoming football game. Paint your face, play lawn games and interact with the balloon artist! Music and fun will be plentiful!
Grilled lunch will be available from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Football Game vs. Southwestern
1:00 pm- Ramer Field
Watch the Falcons soar during the annual homecoming football game versus Southwestern University! Show off your Falcon spirit and experience the excitement in the stands. Don't miss the exciting halftime events planned especially for the homecoming game!

Join us at half-time for photos with Freddy!
Trolley Shuttle Service offered from the University Center

Post Game- All-Alumni Post-Game Reception

Bo's 'N Mine - Main Street, River Falls

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Alumni Reunion

3:00 pm- Glenn Park
4 p.m. - Cookout at Glenn Park, eat at 5 p.m.
*Please bring your own meat to grill and a dish to pass. Water, lemonade, plates, napkins and utensils will be provided.
Contact Alyse Roby at alyse.roby@gmail.com for more information.

Film - Finding Dory
3:00 pm & 6:00 pm- Kinni Theater, University Center  3rd Floor
Rated PG
This family friendly film will be shown throughout the weekend offering a relaxing entertainment option for students, families and alumni. For more information and a trailer check here.  

Women's Soccer Game
4:00 pm- Ramer Field
Come out and continue cheering on your Falcon's as the Women's soccer team faces the University of Minnesota- Morris.

Bingo
7:00 pm- Pete's Creek, University Center
BINGO! Play for the chance to win some great prizes!

UWRF Homecoming Band Concert
7:30 pm- William Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Building
Homecoming Concert featuring the UWRF Jazz Ensemble and Symphony Band.  Alumni join us and bring your instrument to rehearse at 6 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. concert. Contact David Milne (Jazz Ensemble) or Kris Tjornehoj (Symphony Band). $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and $2 for students. For further information, contact Kris Tjornehoj at kristin.tjornehoj@uwrf.edu.

The Evanson's- Psychic Mentalist Duo
8:00 pm- Ballroom, University Center

1.874 Glow Run/ Walk
9:00 pm- University Center Mall
Step into the darkness and help light the UWRF campus with this FREE short distance fun run/walk!  Meander through the 1.874 mile course with only the glow of your fellow Falcon friends lighting the way.  Gather glow-in-the-dark swag at glow stations around the course.  Race entertainment will be provided in the UC-Mall before and after the run/walk!

Pre-register at the University Center on Friday from 11am-4pm to receive a FREE tube of glow-in-the-dark paint.  Race day registration begins at 8:30pm at the UC-Mall with the run/walk starting at 9:30pm.  Please consider bringing a donation for the River Falls Food Shelf

Sunday, September 25

UWRF Homecoming Choral Concert
3:00 pm- William Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Building
Celebrate Homecoming with a Sunday afternoon vocal concert featuring current choirs and the Alumni Choir. $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and $2 for students. For further information, contact Deborah Fristad at deborah.fristad@uwrf.edu. 

Alumni

For additional details on alumni events, visit the Alumni Page