Homecoming 2014


Register for Homecoming Weekend

Make the most of Homecoming Weekend by purchasing the weekend registration package! General Homecoming Weekend registration is $15 per person. This package includes:

  • T-shirt
  • Lunch at the Falcon Fest Homecoming tailgate
  • Ticket to the Homecoming Football game
  • Access to a complete schedule of Homecoming Weekend events, including evening entertainment

Purchase additional A-la-carte options to cater your experience and meet your needs.

Homecoming Weekend Schedule: October 3-4, 2014

Date & Time


Thursday, October 2

4:30 p.m.

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. Cash Bar.  

Cost is $35/per person. Ticket price includes appetizers at the Dock Café and a dinner and cruise ticket on the St. Croix boat.   

RSVP Deadline: Friday, September 26

Friday, October 3

5-8 p.m.

Check in and explore River Falls
University Center and Downtown River Falls

See all that River Falls has to offer! Check out the unique shops and restaurants downtown.

6-8 p.m.

Greek Reunion
Riverview Ballroom, University Center

This will be a time for both current and alumni members to engage with one another and reconnect. Appetizers, beverages, entertainment, and networking opportunities will be provided. There will be a short program where you will get the chance to hear from members of the university community, students, as well as fellow alumni.

8:30 p.m.

Falcon's Got Talent
Falcon's Nest, University Center

This event showcases student talent on campus! All are welcome to attend this homecoming tradition sure to keep your interest and give you a few laughs.

10 p.m.

Bonfire and Chinese Ghost Stories
Lydecker Fire Pit

7:30 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.

Kinni Theater, University Center

A film will be shown throughout the weekend offering a relaxing entertainment option for students, families, and alumni.

Saturday, October 4

9 a.m.

Check in and explore River Falls
University Center & Downtown River Falls

See all that River Falls has to offer! Check out the unique restaurants and shops downtown.

9 a.m.

Phi Mu Alumnae Reunion
South Hall & 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, 117 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.

9:30-11 a.m.

Alumni & Friends Coffee
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!

9:30 a.m.

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Alumni Reunion
Veteran's Park

9:30am - Reception
4:00pm - Cookout at Glenn Park, Eat around 5:00pm
*Please bring your own meat to grill and a dish to pass around. Water, lemonade, plates, napkins, and utensils will be provided.

Contact Alyse Roby at alyse.roby@gmail.commail for more information.

10 a.m.

Marketing Communications Alumni Event

Saturday, October 4, 2014 10:00 a.m. All marketing communications alumni are cordially invited to attend.
10:00 a.m. - Reception: Caribou Coffee @ Family Fresh, River Falls, WI
10:10 a.m. - Homecoming Parade
2:00 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.edumail for more information.

 11 a.m.

1984 Men's WSUC & NAIA District 14 Baseball Championship Team Reunion

All members of the 1984 championship baseball team are cordially invited to the reunion.
11:00 a.m. - BBQ at Glen Park
2:00 p.m. - Homecoming Football Game: UWRF vs. UW-Stevens Point
3:30 p.m. - Halftime team introductions, Ramer Field
Post-game - All alumni reception at Bo's 'N Mine, Main Street River Falls

For further information, contact Don Miller at (612) 802-8860 or by email at docdew1@hotmail.commail.

11 a.m.

Vets Club Reunion
Falls Room, University Center

All UWRF veteran alumni and current veteran students are invited to attend this reunion!

11:00 am - Vets Club Reception with appetizers and cash bar - Falls Room, University Center
2:00pm - Homecoming Football Game - Ramer Field
3:30pm - Post-Game Reception - Johnnie's Bar, Main Street River Falls

Contact Bob Buhr by email at bobbuhr@cltcomm.netmail or by phone at 715-220-6988 to RSVP for this event.

11 a.m.-Noon

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!

11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Falcon Fest Tailgate
University Center Mall

The Falcon Fest Tailgate gives you an opportunity to enjoy your picnic-style lunch during endless entertainment as your prepare for the Homecoming Football game. Paint your face, get your hair flared, play lawn games, and interact with the balloon artist! Music and fun will be waiting your arrival!

Grilled lunch will be available from 12-2pm.

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

North Hall Celebrates 100 Years
North Hall

11:30am - Open House and "Lost in North Hall" History Activity (Tour of building)
Free and Open to the public. No registration required.

2pm - Building closes

2-5 p.m.

Football Game vs. UW-Steven's Point
Ramer Field

Watch the Falcons soar during the Annual Homecoming football game versus UW-Stevens Point! 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!


All-Alumni Post-game Reception
Bo's 'N Mine - Main Street River Falls

For additional Homecoming information, please contact the UWRF Office of University Advancement.

6 p.m.

Kinni Theater, University Center

A film will be shown throughout the weekend offering a relaxing entertainment option for students, families, and alumni.

7:30 p.m.

UWRF Symphony Band/ Jazz Ensemble Homecoming Concert
William Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Building

Admission is $5/adults, $3/senior citizens and $2/students.

8 p.m.

Ivan the Juggler
Falcon's Nest, University Center

Leave every notion of what you "thought" a juggler was at the door. Based in Los Angeles, CA, Ivan brings the term "High Energy" to an entirely different level by delivering an unforgettable show unlike anything you have seen before. As funny as a stand up comic, and as skilled as a Chinese acrobat, Ivan is the new generation of performers and is one of the best at what he does.

Get a sneak peek of his performance by visiting Ivan's websitelink.

10 p.m.

Pete's Creek, University Center

BINGO! Play for the chance to win some great prizes!

Sunday, October 5

3:00 p.m.

UWRF Choral Ensembles Homecoming Concert
William Abbott Concert Hall Kleinpell Fine Arts Building

Admission is $5/adults, $3/senior citizens and $2/students.