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2015 CWU Homecoming Week Events

MONDAY, Oct. 19
Spirit Door/Hall Decorating Contest deadline

Your entry must be completed by 5 p.m.! Judges will pick winners on Wednesday.
Click here for entry form.

Monday Movie Madness: “Friday Night Lights”
7 and 9:30 p.m. • SURC Theatre
Free for CWU students w/ ID, $3 GA
Closed Captioning available

TUESDAY, Oct. 20
Mr. & Ms. Central

7:30 p.m. • SURC Ballroom • Free
Best of the best talent winners from each residence hall will battle for the coveted titles in this long-standing Homecoming Week tradition!

Spirit Door/Hall Decorating Contest Judging

Who will win the Spirit Splash Cup? Judges will be making the rounds to determine winning entries in two categories.

Wellington’s Wildfire
7 - 9 p.m. • Alder Street Rec. Complex • Free for CWU students
Gather around the bonfire to celebrate CWU Homecoming with Challenge Course activities, games and contests. 88.1 The ‘Burg will provide music as you enjoy a delicious BBQ and hang out with Wildcat athletes, cheerleaders and the band!

FRIDAY, Oct. 23
Touch a Truck Contest

10 a.m. - midnight • SURC East Patio
Representatives from recognized CWU clubs will be competing to win up to $1000 for their club! One hand must stay on the "General" firetruck, and various other challenging rules apply. Last ones standing win! First, second and third place awards.

Clubs Fair
11 a.m.-3 p.m. • SURC 137 and first floor
Learn how to get involved with the many clubs and organizations on campus.

Wildcat Way Dedication
4 p.m. • Wildcat Way (formerly D Street)
The ceremony will begin in front of Shaw-Smyser Hall to the celebrate the adoption of Wildcat Way. Your ASCWU Student Government will officiate the occasion. Hope to see you there for the community photo!

Distinguished Alumni Banquet
Register at

Homecoming Dance
9-midnight • SURC Ballroom • $5 at or $10 at the door.
RHA is pulling out all the stops at this Hollywood themed event! First 100 to hit the red carpet win a prize, plus all will enjoy free refreshments, a selfie booth and music by The 'Burg.

Wildcat Color 5K

9 a.m. registration begins
10 a.m. race start • OPR Patio
$15 pre-registration on or before Oct. 16 (t-shirt guaranteed), $20 registration after Oct. 16. Register at the Recreation Center front desk or at

Kittitas Connect: Make a Difference Day
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. • Downtown Ellensburg • Free
Help make a difference by helping the Ellensburg downtown Association prepare the 65 downtown flower pots for winter. Join your peers and colleagues for a fun outdoor activity while also helping to preserve the beauty of downtown Ellensburg.

Wildcat Statue dedication
11 a.m. • SURC East Patio

Presidents Gaudino (CWU) and Anderson (ASCWU) wil preside over the official dedication of our big cat! Free food, music and shout out to members of the Class of '65, here to celebrate their 50th reunion! At 12:15 the CWU Marching Band will lead the way to the fan zone up at Tomlinson Stadium.

Fan Zone: music, food and prizes!
Through halftime • Tomlinson Stadium
No one pumps up Wildcats before the big game like our awesome campus radio station! Join KCWU-88.1 The ‘Burg for some music, prizes and more!!

Collegiate Swim Meet
10 a.m.-noon • CWU Aquatic Center

Women's Rugby vs Brigham Young
11 a.m. • CWU Rugby Field • Free

CWU Women’s Soccer vs. Simon Fraser
11 a.m. • Soccer Field • Free/$6/$3 at

CWU Football vs. Humboldt State
1 p.m. • Tomlinson Stadium • Free/$12/$10/$7/$5 at

Men's Soccer vs WSU
1 p.m. • Alder Recreation Complex Free

Men's Lacrosse vs Seattle U
3 p.m. • Alder Recreation Complex • Free 

CWU Homecoming Entertainment: Comedian Iliza Shelsinger
8 p.m. • SURC Ballroom
$12 for CWU students (w/ ID), $18 general non-CWU student admission,
$25 reserved seating. Note handling fees will apply on all tickets. Visit
Don’t miss this NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” winning comedian perform her latest material for the first time at CWU. Coming off her latest popular releases of “War Paint” and “Freezing Hot” comedy specials, this admired, up-and-coming funny-girl is sure to bust a few guts and turn a few heads at this year’s Homecoming.

*Event schedule subject to change. Check back for updates and additions.