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CWU Homecoming

OCTOBER 7 - 12, 2019


  • It's Homecoming Week, so we're decorating our spaces with crimson and black! The campus community is invited to decorate residence halls, offices, doors and more to kick off the Wildcat festivities. To register for the Wildcat Spirit decorating contest, click HERE


  • Join the CWU Volleyball team for a match against Montana State University Billings at 7 p.m. in Nicholson Pavilion. Game Details
  • CWU's Residence Hall Association (RHA) hosts the annual Central Talent Show, "Talent in the Tropics," featuring a variety of acts from current Wildcats. Join the fun at 9:30 p.m. in Nicholson Pavilion, following the volleyball game. 


  • Kick off Homecoming weekend with award-winning comedian and actor Joel McHale! Joel is perhaps most recognized as the fast-talking lawyer Jeff Winger in Community, and had us all laughing through his weekly news/pop culture recaps during E! Network's The Soup. He hosted Card Sharks on ABC this summer and just wrapped a stand-up comedy special. Previous feature roles include A Merry Friggin' Christmas, Blended (alongside Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore), Ted, The Informant and The Happytime Murders. Tickets are on sale now at, show is at 8 p.m. in the SURC Ballroom.
  • Wellington's Wildfire is not to be missed! The annual tradition will kick off immediately following Joel McHale's show. Join us at the Nicholson Pavilion parking lot at 9 p.m. for a bonfire, games, music, food and more!
  • Are you a Wildcat alum? Join the CWU Alumni Association for "Alumni After Hours" with live music by Chuck Boom from 9:30-11:30 at the 420 Building in Ellensburg's historic downtown. RSVP link coming soon.


  • Start your day off with a Homecoming favorite, the Wildcat 5k, hosted by University Recreation! The race starts at 10 a.m. on the SURC Patio and winds through the beautiful Ellensburg campus.
  • Celebrate the opening of Dugmore Hall, CWU's newest residence hall, at the 10 a.m. ribbon cutting ceremony.
  • Head over to the south gates of Tomlinson Stadium for the Wildcat Tailgate before the game. The fun starts at 4:30 p.m. with games, prizes, food and a car smash!
  • Watch your CWU Football team take on Azusa Pacific University under the lights! Kickoff is 6 p.m. at Tomlinson Stadium. Game Details
  • The festivities continue post-game at the SURC! CWUp Late presents Hypnotist Chris Jones at 10 p.m. in the SURC Ballroom, while Recreation hosts activities in the Recreation Center.

More event details coming soon


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