WSU Announces 2009 Homecoming Activities

OGDEN, Utah – Headlining the Weber State University Homecoming activities this year will be a pair of performances by Buckets and Tap Shoes—a unique company of internationally touring musicians, percussionists and dancers—and a 5K race.

The Weber State University 5K Homecoming race, sponsored by Student Involvement and Leadership, will kick off homecoming week 2009 festivities on Oct. 10.

Day-of registration begins at 7:15 a.m. with the race starting at 8 a.m. at the Stewart Bell Tower. The entrance fee is $10.

Other events throughout the week include:

  • Monday (Oct. 12): WSU’s Student Activities will hold its Homecoming Kick-off Party, Pep Rally and Concert, 6-10 p.m. (painting the “W” begins at 6 p.m., “Buckets & Tap Shoes” concert at 8 p.m.), Ogden Amphitheater (353 25th Street, Ogden), free, 801-626-6349.

  • Tuesday (Oct. 13): WSU’s Student Involvement and Leadership convocation will feature an encore performance of the group “Buckets and Tap Shoes,” noon, Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater, free, 801-626-6349.

  • Wednesday (Oct. 14): WSU women’s volleyball vs. Idaho State, 7 p.m., Swenson Gym, $5/$3/free to WSU students with Wildcard ID, 626-8500 or 1-800-WSU-TIKS. (Tailgate party, 6:30 p.m.)

  • Thursday (Oct. 15): WSU’s Alumni Association will host a reunion open house in celebration of “35 years of Paramedic Education,” 1-4 p.m., Marriott Allied Health Building, free, register online at or 801-626-7535.  (Reunion continues Oct. 16.)

  • Thursday (Oct. 15): WSU’s Student Involvement & Leadership will host a Homecoming Family Star Party and observation deck stargazing afterward (if the skies are clear), 7 p.m., Lind Lecture Hall Ott Planetarium, free, 801-626-6349.

  • Friday (Oct. 16): WSU Student Activities will host a homecoming dance “Weber State Stars” as part of Homecoming Week, 8p.m.- midnight, Shepherd Union Ballroom, $12 per couple/$7 per individual, tickets available at the Shepherd Union Information Desk, 801-626-6349.

  • Saturday (Oct. 17): WSU Alumni Association Homecoming Tailgate Party, 11:30 a.m., Lindquist Alumni Center, $10 adults/$5 children under 12 (tickets include lunch and reserved game seat), or801-626-7535.

  • Saturday (Oct. 17): WSU football vs. Sacramento State (Homecoming Game), 1:30 p.m., Stewart Stadium, $14/$12/$10/free to WSU students with Wildcard ID, 801-626-8500 or 1-800-WSU-TIKS.

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Gentry Reinhart, office of Media Relations
801-626-7212 •

Nancy Collinwood, Student Activities Director
801-626-6349 •