Homecoming is a time for students, staff, and alumni to come together and celebrate what makes us Warriors.

Save the Date: Oct. 6-12, 2024

WSU Homecoming 2024 celebrations start on Oct. 6 and ends with Homecoming weekend events on Oct. 10-12.

There are Spirit Week activities for students all week long with events such as the talent show, pep fest, and royalty coronation plus events for alumni.

2023 Theme
It’s time to “Channel the Flannel” and celebrate Homecoming 2023! 

What better than this fall favorite to celebrate one of our favorite weeks of the year. 

A graphic with the Homecoming 2023 Logo

Official Merchandise
Channel the Flannel with official Homecoming merchandise!

Sales are held Sept. 23-Oct. 13, 2023.

  • Limited Edition Purple/Black WSU Homecoming flannel: $30 for Small-XXXL
  • Limited Edition White WSU bucket hat: $20
  • Black WSU Homecoming short sleeve t-shirt: $15 for Small-XXXL
  • Gray WSU Homecoming crewneck sweatshirt: $25 for Small-XXXL
Buy Online
A graphic showing examples of shirts and a bucket hat with WSU Homecoming 2023 designs.

You may stop by a sales table to pay with cash or check, or purchase merchandise online with a credit/debit card. These are “cash and carry sales” and all sales are final.

If you buy your merchandise online, bring your receipt and WSU student ID to our table during a sales time to pick up your items. No shipping or delivery available.

Email Homecoming Official Merchandise Chair Abby Speltz at with any questions.

Stop by a Sales Table

There will be sales tables with merch for pick-up and purchase at a variety of campus events leading up to Homecoming Weekend.

Spirit Week Activities

Spirit Week is full of exciting activities for the entire campus, with traditional events like: 

  • Warriors Got Talent talent show
  • Royalty Coronation
  • Pep Fest 
  • Warrior Game Day Experience 
Spirit Week Schedule
Students dance in front of the gazebo during the Homecoming Pep Fest.
Homecoming Parade
Oct. 14 at 10am

The annual Homecoming Parade goes down Huff Street between Broadway and Mark Streets. 

Enter a Parade Float
Two students carry a large banner that reads

Alumni Events

Alumni are invited to return to WSU, relive the memories, make new connections, and celebrate with fellow Warriors during Homecoming.

Join in on the usual Homecoming traditions like the athletic events and the parade, and enjoy special events to celebrate alumni. 

Alumni Events Schedule

Some events require tickets to be purchased or reservations to attend. 

Athletic Hall of Fame

Join us on Oct. 11 to honor the following Warrior athletes and athletics staff:

  • Craig Halvorson – Wrestling
  • Joe Hutter – Football
  • Mike Herzberg – Meritorious
  • Scott Cozad – Baseball
  • Shelly (Girtz) Robohm – Gymnastics
  • Tom Sawyer – Coach
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Nominate a Distinguished Awardee

Each year at Homecoming, WSU recognizes individuals for their outstanding commitment to the University, to its mission, and to improving our world.

Do you know an alum who embodies the Warrior Spirit? Consider nominating them today!

Athletic Events

Get into the Warrior spirit and cheer on our athletics teams at a home game during Homecoming Weekend. 

Oct. 14: WSU Football vs Augustana University
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Oct. 8: WSU Soccer vs MSU-Mankato
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Oct. 14: WSU Volleyball vs Southwest Minnesota State University
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Contact WSU Homecoming
George Micalone
Director of Student Union & Activities

Kryzsko Commons 124


Email George Micalone