Homecoming is a time to reminisce, reconnect and rejoice. At WVU Parkersburg, it is a time to come together and celebrate being Riverhawks. The college welcomes students, alumni, faculty and staff to campus the week of Sept. 16 for festivities featuring student competitions, alumni recognition, homecoming royalty selections and more.
“We are excited to invite our campus community and wonderful alumni to show their school pride and join in on all the activities we have planned,” said WVU Parkersburg Student Activities Coordinator Samantha Suggs. “Whether you attended the school when it was known as Parkersburg Community College, or are a student entering the doors for the first time, WVU Parkersburg is ready to welcome you to an event we hope becomes a yearly tradition.”
The Homecoming Festival, a wrap-up to the week, is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 20, from 6:30-9:00 p.m., on main campus. This evening will include carnival games, concession food, the Homecoming Court Crowning Ceremony, live entertainment and alumni tours.
The entire Homecoming Week schedule is planned as follows:
Monday, Sept. 16
12:15-1:00 p.m.: Meet the Homecoming Court candidates, and enjoy a popcorn bar, corn hole and music in the Student Lounge. Homecoming candidates are sponsored by student organizations and clubs and chosen based upon leadership, school spirit, integrity and achievement through service and campus involvement.
6-9 p.m.: The Riverhawk Can Competition is a campus-wide contest in which teams will have 90 minutes to build a sculpture out of canned food in the College Activities Center. Teams are responsible for collecting cans. All non-perishable items will be donated to the Riverhawk Food Pantry. Pizza and drinks will be provided.
Tuesday, Sept. 17
12:15-1:00 p.m.: The Constitution Day presentation will take place in the cafeteria. All participants will receive a pocket Constitution and festive trail mix.
Wednesday, Sept. 18
10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.: Campus clubs, organizations, services and resources will be in the College Activities Center for the Student Resource Fair. The fair will offer giveaways, an interactive crime scene, games, snacks and more.
6:30-8:30 p.m.: Intramural sports are alive at WVU Parkersburg! Cheer on the intramural soccer teams on the back lawn during Riverhawk Spirit Night and enjoy a free cookout.
Thursday, Sept. 19
All Day: Student Activities will host a Throwback Thursday event in the student lounge. Attendees are asked to dress in their favorite decade attire and visit the campus displays that highlight the college history.
Friday, Sept. 20
6:30-9:00 p.m.: In addition to the carnival games, concession food and Homecoming Court Crowning Ceremony, the Homecoming Festival will host live entertainment. This includes an alumni performance and concert by Luke Sadecky, Mon Hills Records singer/songwriter, as well as 1990s and 2000s rock cover band Division Street.
There will be a $5 cash, cover charge for the Homecoming Festival. The cover charge will be waived with a valid WVU Parkersburg student ID. Children five years old and under will receive free admittance. The cover charge does not include concession food fees.
For more information about Homecoming Week, contact Samantha Suggs at email@example.com or 304-424-8309.