Homecoming Weekend 2014

Broncos, save the date! Western Michigan University celebrates its 91st Homecoming Weekend October 24–26, 2014. Bookmark and visit this page, MyWMU.com/homecoming, to stay tuned for a full list of Homecoming week events.

For Bronco-friendly lodging, visit MyWMU.com/concierge and click on the Benefits and Services menu item.

For information on Family Weekend, click here.

For information on the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. 40th reunion, click here.

Take a moment to enjoy the new Garden Tour of WMU while you’re on campus. A map and virtual tour can be found here.

Friday, October 24

WMU College of Health and Human Services Events – Friday, October 24
  • A Forum: Transforming Public Policy and Public Health, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Outstanding Alumni Induction, Program and Reception, 4 to 6 p.m.
  • To learn more about each event or to register, visit MyWMU.com/CHHSHomecoming
WMU Aviation 75th Anniversary Celebration Gala – Friday, October 24
  • At the WMU College of Aviation
  • Mingle at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m.
  • To learn more about the event and purchase your tickets, visit MyWMU.com/Aviation75
Distinguished Alumni Awards Reception – Friday, October 24
  • East Ballroom, Bernhard Center
  • Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, an award presentation, and entertainment during the 51st annual reception. This year’s honorees include Wendell L. Christoff (BS ’68), Daniel J. Martin (BA ’76), and Donald G. Southwell (BA ’73)
  • Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 7 p.m.
  • Tickets are $45/person
  • To learn more about the event and purchase your tickets, visit MyWMU.com/da
WMU Hockey vs. Alaska – Friday, October 24
  • Lawson Ice Arena, 7 p.m.
  • Click here for more information and to purchase tickets
University Theatre presents Cymbeline – Friday, October 24
  • Call the Box Office at (269) 387-6222 for tickets
  • Click here for more information

Student Recreation Center – Friday, October 24

  • All alumni with a Concierge Card may access the Rec Center for free in honor of the 20th year anniversary of it's re-opening and upgrades

WMU Spirit Week

  • Check out the window displays at the shops and restaurants downtown during Homecoming and Family Week. If you’re a student, be sure to inquire about student specials. There are 70 business that are providing discounts to students and concierge card members, and some are providing something extra for Spirit Week.

Saturday, October 25

WMU Alumni, Family & Friends Homecoming Tailgate – Saturday, October 25
  • Held in Lot 1 on Oakland Drive (East Campus)
  • Get ready for the big game with fellow alumni and fans. Explore college alley and enjoy all-you-can eat BBQ, live entertainment, and fun activities for the whole family. The tailgate will begin at 11 a.m.  Game time has been scheduled for 2 p.m.
  • Admission is $15 for adults; $5 for children under the age of 12
  • To learn more and to register, click here.
16th Homecoming Campus Classic 5K/1K Race – Saturday, October 25 Haworth College of Business Pancake Breakfast – Saturday, October 25
  • Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, 10 a.m. to noon
  • At the Official WMU Tailgate Site, Parking Lot 1 (next to Walwood Hall)
  • Learn more and register for the breakfast at MyWMU.com/HCOBpancakes or call (269) 387-6936

Student Recreation Center Tailgate – Saturday, October 25

  • All former Rec Center employees are invited to a tailgate before the 91st Homecoming football game.  For more information about the event and to register, visit wmich.edu/rec/src-tailgate

91st Homecoming Game – Saturday, October 25

  • The Broncos will take the field against the Ohio University Bobcats at Waldo Stadium
  • Game time 2 p.m.
  • Tickets are $16 each
  • To order by phone, please call 1-888-4-WMU-TIX or (269) 387-8092
  • To order tickets online, please click here and use one of the following promo codes. Family Weekend guests, use promo code FAMILY. General Homecoming guests, use promo code HC2014

NPHC Marchdown/Stepshow – Saturday, October 25

  • Comedian Host Dukk
  • Musical Entertainment
  • NPHC Stepshow
  • For more information or to register, visit MyWMU.com/hcbc

Onyx Society Dance – Saturday, October 25

WMU Hockey vs. Alaska – Saturday, October 25

  • Lawson Ice Arena, 7 p.m.
  • Click here for more information and to purchase tickets
University Theatre presents Cymbeline – Saturday, October 25
  • Call the Box Office at (269) 387-6222 for tickets
  • Click here for more information
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Pops! Series Concert – Saturday, October 25
  • Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, 8 p.m.
  • Miller Auditorium
  • Rodgers and Hammerstein at the Movies
  • Learn more and buy tickets at kalamazoosymphony.com or call (269) 349-7759

Sunday, October 26

Family Weekend and Alumni Brunch  – Sunday, October 26
  • Full-scale brunch buffet served in the Bigelow Dining Hall from 9 a.m. to noon
  • Alumni are also welcome to register
  • $8/person
  • To order tickets online, please click here and use promo code FAMILY.
Pinkalicious – Sunday, October 26

Additional Visitor Resources

MyWMU Concierge Benefits - Get discounts at a wide variety of businesses, many in Kalamazoo.  Order your free concierge card before you come to Kalamazoo.
269 Cool Things to Do in Area Code 269  - A list of attractions, entertainment, and things you can do in between Homecoming Weekend events.
Discover Kalamazoo  - Your guide to the Kalamazoo area.  Contains more details on area lodging, places to eat, entertainment, etc.
Printable WMU Parking Map - Know where to park for each Homecoming Weekend event by referring to this printable map.
Interactive WMU Campus Map - Mobile friendly, the interactive campus map will guide you around campus.

Please call the MyWMU Concierge Line at (269) 387-8746 with any questions. You will be notified via email if there are additional events in your area.  

We have extended hours for the Concierge Line beginning October 20.  The line will be open Monday, October 20 - Friday, October 24 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.  The line will also be open Saturday, October 25, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.