Homecoming 2014 festivities guide

A look at events throughout the week

Homecoming 2014 festivities guide

As Homecoming week begins, the UW-Eau Claire campus comes alive with events each day of the week to celebrate and to rally Blugold spirit. From games to gatherings, there are a multitude of activities to take part in leading up to the game against UW-Platteville on Saturday.

Mckenzy Wagner, co-chair of the UAC festivals committee said the events are fun opportunities to gather together in camaraderie, and with homecoming there is “always something to look forward to.”

Here’s your guide to what’s going on at home this week:

Monday, Sept. 29

Homecoming button sales begin at 9 a.m. and continue throughout the week at Davies Center, Service Center Entrance

Buy a button for a $1 and get discounts on event admissions. All Homecoming activity participants must wear a button.

Window painting judging: 3 p.m., Davies Center, Northeast Windows in Dining Area

Windows painted in Davies Center will be judged on relationship to Homecoming theme, originality, and artistic creativity.

Tuesday, Sept. 30

Homecoming Court Online Voting Starts at 9am

All students will receive an email with a link to vote for your choice of homecoming court candidates online. Voting ends on Wednesday at 3 p.m.

Sand Sculpture Competition: 4 p.m.–5p.m., volleyball courts behind Putnam Hall

Participants will take part in an architectural competition with sand as the building material. Bring your own pails and shovels.

Wednesday, Oct. 1

Campus Games- Day 1: Towers Field

4 p.m.          Three-Legged Race

4:15 p.m.     Toilet Paper Roll

4:30 p.m.     Waterballoon Toss

4:45 p.m.     Tug-of-War

Snake Dance: 6:45 p.m., base of hill

Organizations, residence halls or groups will slither down the hill to the front of Zorn Arena for Yell-Like-Hell.

Yell-Like Hell: 7 p.m., Zorn Arena

The traditional competition and pep rally gives students the chance to cheer, yell or sing with their organization or group.

Thursday, Oct. 2

Homecoming King and Queen Voting Online Voting Starts at 9am

All students will receive an email with a link to vote for your favorite Homecoming King and Queen candidates online. Voting ends at 9 a.m. on Friday.

Campus Games – Day 2: Towers field

4 p.m.             Human Knot

4:30 p.m.        Human Pyramid

5:00 p.m.        Obstacle Relay

5:30 p.m.        Tricycle Race

6:00 p.m.        Frisbee Golf

Can-Struction Competition: 6 p.m.-11 p.m., Student Organizations and Leadership Center, Davies Center Build structures out of donated canned goods. This year the goods will go to the Campus Harvest Food Pantry. Wagner said this is a unique opportunity to support important campus efforts.

Friday, Oct. 3

Varsity Night Live: 7 p.m., Zorn Arena

The traditional talent show is back to present student ensembles, organizations and performers on campus. Comedian Roy Wood Jr. is the emcee this year. For students, tickets are $5 or $2.50 with a button. Homecoming coronation will immediately follow the event.

Saturday, Oct. 4

Homecoming Parade: 10 a.m., from Lake Street and Oxford Avenue to First Avenue and Water Street

Homecoming Huddle: 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Owen Park

This new event includes yard games and a grill-out between the parade and the football game. The Homecoming King and Queen will attend as well. Wagner said this is a perfect time for students to get more involved and participate in another fun activity.

Homecoming Football Game: 2:30 p.m., Carson Park

UW-Eau Claire Blugolds versus UW-Platteville

Sunday, Oct. 5

Adopt-a-Block: 1 p.m., Water Street parking lot

Clean-up teams will head out to the Water Street area, with the goal of building up ties between campus and the community. Teams and organizations will receive points and monetary prizes.