Events and Programs




Homecoming 2018 is Saturday, Oct. 13

Homecoming festivities will commence Monday-Sunday, Oct. 8-14. For questions, email

Visit our Facebook page for photos and upcoming events! 

Last Updated: 10/9/18

Monday, Oct. 8

9 a.m.


Homecoming Medallion Hunt

Follow Student Involvement's social media to find the clues! 


Tuesday, Oct. 9

7 p.m.


Homecoming Border Battle Tug-O-War 
Hathorn mall  (rainsite:  Falcon Center)

Come represent your state with the tug-o-war battle of a lifetime. Wisconsinites vs. Minnesotans take to the rope and see which state will win the Homecoming title! Come cheer on your fellow Falcons and kick-off homecoming! Wisconsin took the cake last year. Will they defend their title? Join the fun and find out! Event is free and open to all. 


Wednesday, Oct. 10

11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Freddy's Dairy Bar Grand Opening
212A Agricultural Science building

The grand opening will include a brief program at 11 a.m. UWRF mascot Freddy Falcon will also make an appearance. Following the ribbon-cutting, the celebration continues with specials and giveaways throughout the day. Visit the Freddy’s Dairy Bar webpage for a schedule of games and prizes. Additional details and grand opening specials can be found on Instagram and Facebook.

7 p.m.

Women's Volleyball vs. UW-Stout
Page Arena, Falcon Center

  • Rallying for RhizoKids! This event is to help raise awareness and funds for research for this very rare genetic disorder which affects less than 75 children in the WORLD! You can purchase a t-shirt for the event from any of the women's volleyball team members for $12 each up to 2XL and $14 for 3XL and above. 
Thursday, Oct. 11

4:30 p.m.


St. Croix River Boat Cruise
Stillwater, Minn.

Campus update at the Dock Cafe at 4:30 p.m.
Boarding of the river boat 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 river boat 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 $38/per person. Ticket price includes appetizers at the Dock Café and a dinner and cruise ticket on the St. Croix river boat.

To register, CLICK HERE!

RSVP deadline: Thursday, Sept. 27.

4 p.m.

Homecoming Bean Bag Tournament 
Hathorn mall

Please join us on the Hathorn Hall mall for a doubles tournament! Students can sign up at the event. 





Friday, Oct. 12


Frances Cohler Coffee Concert: Steve Kenny Quartet 
Davis Theatre, KFA

The Steve Kinny Quartet will perform a variety of jazz music as part of the Frances Cohler Coffee Concert Series. UWRF graduate Steve Kenny is a highly acclaimed trumpet player who brings musicians Miguel Hurtado, drums; Ted Olsen, bass; and Levi Schwartzberg, vibes. Free and open to the public. Refreshments following the concert.

12:30- 4 p.m.

Alumni Advisory Board Meeting 
Alumni Room, South Hall

The Alumni Advisory Board serves as a central link between the university and our alumni. The board is composed of 23 at-large members along with a student representative. The board meets twice each year on campus.

7 p.m.

Women's Volleball vs. UW-Oshkosh
Page Arena, Falcon Center

  • Parent's Night

8 p.m.

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

This event showcases student talent on campus. Registration is open to all UWRF students. Sign up as an individual, team, or student organization to enjoy this homecoming tradition! Event is free and open to all. Registration can be found at 

Saturday, Oct. 13

8 a.m.

Phi Mu Alumnae Reunion
210 South Hall & downtown River Falls 

All Phi Mu alumnae are cordially invited to attend.
Friday evening – Sisterhood Activity

8 a.m. - Social with collegians (light breakfast served) - 210 South Hall
9 a.m. - Annual Chapter Association Meeting and Elections - 210 South Hall
10:30 a.m. - Homecoming Parade on Main Street (meet in front of Bo's 'N Mine). Lunch at Bo's 'N Mine following the parade
1 p.m. - Cheer on the Falcons with your Phi Mu sisters at the football game - David Smith Stadium at Ramer Field. 

Watch for more updates on our Facebook page: Phi Mu-Zeta Sigma Alumnae

Call Patti Bibeau LaPorte at 715-425-7982 for more information.

9 a.m. 

Women's Tennis vs. UW-Whitewater
UWRF Tennis Courts 

9 a.m.

Football Team Breakfast
Junior's Restaurant and Tap House, 414 S. Main Street, River Falls

The cost for the breakfast is $10 per person. You will also have the opportunity to sponsor a breakfast for a current UWRF Falcon football player if you so choose. Several alumni last year sponsored the current player in their former jersey # or a player they personally know. Alumni are encouraged to park in Pay Lot 1 located west of North Hall.

Reservations for this event can be made by emailing or calling 715-425-3900.

9-10:30 a.m. 

Stratton Hall's 60th Anniversary
Stratton Hall 

Join us to revisit your experience living on campus by taking a tour through Stratton Hall, visit with current and past residents, and enjoy refreshments. RSVP by Oct. 5 to or call 715-425-4555.

9:30 a.m.

Alumni & Friends Coffee
Veterans Park, 1 N. Main Street, River Falls

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.

10:30 a.m.

Homecoming Parade
Downtown River Falls 

Don't miss out on the opportunity to see UWRF’s Falcon Spirit come alive in downtown River Falls. Remember to bring a bucket for candy! 

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 a.m. - Vets Club Reception with appetizers and cash bar - Falls Room, University Center
Post-Game Reception - Johnnie's Bar, Main Street, River Falls

RSVP to Bob Buhr by email at bobbuhr@cltcomm.netmail or by phone at 715-220-6988 or David Nyberg at or by phone at 715-386-5889.

11 a.m. 

1958, 1968, 1998 Football Reunion Social 
Room A150, Falcon Center 

1958, 1968 & 1998 players, please join us for refreshments and snacks. 

11 a.m.- 1 p.m.

CAFES Alumni Reunion
211 Agricultural Science building

All CAFES alumni are invited back to Ag Science! At 11:30 a.m. Dean Dale Gallenberg will lead a short tour of several ongoing projects in the College: the Dairy Pilot Plant Renovation, Phase 2 of the Ag Engineering Renovation, and the Green Wall. And ,of course, you will be able to see - and experience – the new Freddy’s Dairy Bar!

11 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Falcon Center Tours
Alumni Welcome Tent, Falcon Center main enterance

After nearly two decades of efforts, the largest building project in the 140-year anniversary of UW-River Falls is officially open. The $63.5 million Falcon Center provides outstanding spaces for academics, wellness, recreation and athletics. Tours will depart from the alumni welcome tent near the front entrance of the Falcon Center on 15-minute intervals.

1 p.m.

Falcons vs. UW-Stout 
David Smith Stadium at Ramer Field


Football Alumni Post Game Social 
Bos 'N Mine, 110 S. Main Street, River Falls

1958 & 1968 Football Team's Post Game Social 
Johnnie's Bar, 116 N. Main Street, River Falls

3 p.m.

Theta Chi 50th Anniversary Homecoming Celebration
Fred & Yvonne Benson residence, 1304 Foster Street, River Falls

Theta Chi alumni and active chapter members, spouses, and guests are invited to the 50th Anniversary Homecoming Celebration of the Zeta Sigma Chapter of Theta Chi. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon and evening of socializing and food at the Benson residence. For more information, contact Fred Benson at 715-222-1555. 

4 p.m.

Women's Soccer vs. UW-La Crosse
Ramer Field Soccer Field  

5 p.m

Celebration of the Life of Coach Mike Farley
Don Page Arena, Falcon Center 

Please join us to remember the life of our legendary Hall of Fame Coach Mike Farley who passed away in August in Arizona. A 4 p.m. reception following the football game will be held in the Page Arena at the Falcon Center followed by a 5 p.m. Celebration of Life. Our UWRF family and the Farley family look forward to seeing you as we celebrate the life of one of our awesome Falcons.

Questions can be directed to Alumni Director Pedro Renta at 715-425-3505 or or contact Falcon Athletics at 715-425-3900.

7 p.m.

GSA Annual Drag Show 
Falcon's Nest, University Center 

Join us for the annual Fall Drag Show. The Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) and Student Involvement is hosting a fun-filled night! Tipping is encouraged. Event is free and open to all.

7:05 p.m.

Women's Ice Hockey vs. UW-Eau Claire (Exhibition Game)
Hunt Arena at Falcon Center

Sunday, Oct. 14

9:30 a.m.

Alumni Choir Rehearsal 
North Hall auditorium & KFA

Alumni Choir rehearsal for Homecoming Choral Concert.

3 p.m.

UWRF Homecoming Choral Concert 
North Hall auditorium 

Celebrate Homecoming with a Sunday afternoon vocal concert featuring current choirs and the Alumni Choir. Alumni Choir led by Elliot Wold. Jong Wong Park leads the Concert Choir. Admission is $8/adults, $5/seniors and $2/students. For further information, email  



For additional details on alumni events, visit the Alumni page.