In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s (WIAC) decision to cancel the 2020 fall sports season, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh will postpone its annual in-person Homecoming and Family Day weekend scheduled for Oct. 23-24 and instead host a slate of virtual programming.
The Homecoming events, which include the Alumni Awards Celebration, Titan Tailgate and Family Day, are all postponed until 2021.
“While I’m disappointed we won’t be able to celebrate Homecoming in our traditional format, I do know that Titan pride prevails and would like to encourage our loyal UWO alumni and friends to join our virtual programming,” UWO alumni director Chris Gantner said. “I look forward to celebrating with everyone in person during our University’s sesquicentennial year and 100th Anniversary of Homecoming on Oct. 23, 2021.”
While the full virtual schedule has not be solidified yet, it will include a Coffee with the Chancellor, a historic tour of campus with UW Oshkosh archivist Joshua Ranger as well as Titan Trivia to compete for prizes, all happening on Saturday, Oct. 24.
Student events for the 2020 Homecoming also will take place virtually or in a physically distant way. As the week of Homecoming draws closer, more information will be provided.
The five Outstanding Young Alumni Award winners and the five Distinguished Alumni Award winners of 2020 will now be celebrated and honored at the Alumni Awards Celebration set for Oct. 22, 2021.
“I am always amazed at the professional and civic accomplishments of our alumni award recipients, and the 2020 awardees are no exception,” Gantner said. “In order to properly acknowledge their tremendous achievements and provide them with the on-campus experience they were looking forward to and deserve, recognition will take place during Homecoming Weekend 2021 with the formal Alumni Awards Celebration on Oct. 22, 2021.”
Check back to the university website often for more information on the virtual programming for 2020 Homecoming.