Homecoming celebration set for Oct. 5-8

September 26, 2017-- The annual University of Wisconsin-River Falls homecoming celebration will take place Oct. 5-8. Popular public events include:

· Frances Cohler Coffee Concert Series:  Vicki Emerson, with reception following honoring retired English Department Professor Nick Karolides, Friday, Oct. 6, at noon in Abbott Concert Hall.

· Shriners homecoming parade, Saturday, Oct. 7, at 10:30 a.m., downtown River Falls.

· Football game vs. UW-Platteville, Saturday, Oct. 7, 1 p.m., Smith Stadium at Ramer Field.

“We are extremely pleased with this year’s homecoming event lineup,” said Daniel McGinty, director of Alumni Relations. “It will be a fun weekend to connect with and enjoy the company of our fantastic alumni and their families.”

The homecoming festivities will also include the Alumni River Boat Cruise on the St. Croix River that includes a campus update and dinner on Oct. 5 and tours of the newly opened $63.5 million Falcon Center, alongside various reunions and receptions celebrating the vibrant campus community.

In addition to the Homecoming events, campus radio station WRFW will host prominent alumni including the Fabulous Farm Babe Pam Jahnke, KARE 11 TV Reporter Boyd Huppert, host of MPR’s “Morning Edition” Cathy Wurzer, retired NASA space shuttle commander Dan Brandenstein and Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Ambassador Andy Miller as guests during a special “Welcome Home Week” series. The shows will air October 2-6 from 5-6 p.m. at 88.7 FM or streamed at

A complete listing of Homecoming events can be found at

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