The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh will host Virtual Homecoming 2020 on Oct. 24, with student-specific events beginning Oct. 18.
Despite the coronavirus pandemic changing the course of what is always a special in-person weekend for alumni, students and their families, UW Oshkosh has put together a fun virtual schedule and is continuing its student-focused events—just virtually.
“Although we all wish we could be together in person celebrating our Titan pride on Homecoming, we have a fun lineup of virtual activities to help you stay connected to your alma mater,” director of alumni relations Chris Gantner said. “So, put on your favorite Titan sweatshirt or your back and gold and join us for our first virtual Homecoming celebration. Don’t miss this chance to catch up on all things UWO and share your Titan pride.”
The student theme of Homecoming is “Cities Around the World 2020.” Its annual window painting and office, house and hall decorating events will be tailored around this theme. Students also will be able to participate in a talent show and lip sync/music video competition by prerecording their submissions. Other fun events the week of Homecoming include virtual trivia, a virtual comedian and Minute to Win It games played on the RecPlex with safety protocols in place.
Homecoming day will showcase three virtual events: A Town Hall with Chancellor Andrew Leavitt, Titan Trivia and Historic Tour with UWO archivist Joshua Ranger and a Titan Sports Hour with Assistant Chancellor and Director of Athletics Darryl Sims and a few Titan coaches.
All Titans are encouraged to wear their Titan gear on Homecoming day and tag the official university and university alumni social media accounts with pictures showcasing their Titan pride.
Schedule of Homecoming events
Monday, Oct. 19
5 p.m. | KaHoot Trivia | kahoot.it.com
Here is your chance to prove your random trivia knowledge! Don’t miss out on participating in this Homecoming competition. Participants will need to be preregistered
Tuesday, Oct. 20
5 p.m. | Talent Show | Blackboard Collaborate
UW Oshkosh students are talented! Check out the talents they are presenting in the Talent Show!
Wednesday, Oct. 21
8 p.m. | Wisco Bingo with host Charlie Beens | Blackboard Collaborate
Thursday, Oct. 22
6 p.m. | Minute to Win It | RecPlex Field
Compete in this Homecoming activity where we will find out who is the most composed under the buzzer! Must be preregistered.
Saturday, Oct. 24
8-9 a.m. | Town Hall with Chancellor Leavitt | Collaborate Ultra
Enjoy your Homecoming morning coffee with Chancellor Andy Leavitt and hear an update on what’s happening at your alma mater. The virtual event will be moderated by Brooke (Buntrock) Tabbert ’04, President of the UWO Alumni Association.
9:30-10:30 a.m. | History Trivia with Archivist Joshua Ranger | Collaborate Ultra
University archivist Joshua Ranger tries to stump all with his Titian trivia. Brush up on your UWO history for an opportunity to win a Titan prize pack. All participants will have a chance to win by entering our random drawing. This fun and entertaining event will be moderated by Amanda Betts-Regina ’10, Past President of the UWO Alumni Association.
11 a.m.-noon | Titan Sports Hour with Director of Athletics Darryl Sims and Coaches | Collaborate Ultra
Close out Homecoming 2020 spending an hour with Titan Athletics Director Darryl Sims and a few coaches. They’ll provide an update on Titan athletics and give insight to what their student-athletes have been up to.
Wednesday, Oct. 28
5 p.m. | Judging of various hall/house/Reeve Union decorating
Get creative, and start decorating! Start decorating your house/hall/office to this year’s theme!
Friday, Oct. 30
6 p.m. | Lip Sync/Music Videos | Blackboard Collaborate
This wild Homecoming event is sure to entertain with student groups performing dance routines, and more!