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Homecoming and Family Weekend 2019

 

This page will be continuously updated with events and complete details as they become available throughout late summer and early fall. Be sure to bookmark the page at WMUalumni.org/Homecoming!


WMU Bookstore Alumni Discount

Take advantage of an exclusive alumni discount program at the WMU Bookstore in the Bernhard Center during Homecoming Weekend, October 11-13. Alumni, please take note of the new discount format.  Alumni are eligible to receive a percentage discount based on the number of years since graduation:

  • 1-10 years: 10% off
  • 11-15 years: 15% off
  • 16-24 years: 20% off
  • 25+ years: 25% off

Alumni are encouraged to visit wmich.edu/bookstore or call (269) 387-3930 to confirm eligibility and check special weekend hours. For more information on Homecoming discounts, visit this link


Discover Kalamazoo

Visit the local convention and visitor bureau, Discover Kalamazoo. Visit them at DiscoverKalamazoo.com for local things to do, lodging, dining, and other visitor information.


Campus Events

 

  • Giving Day 2019: Together we Elevate!

    Join your fellow Broncos during Homecoming week to make a big impact on WMU by making a gift on WMU Giving Day 2019.

    Live in or around Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Detroit, or Dallas? Join us for a Giving Day Celebration event! More details available here

    Visit WMUalumni.org/GivingDay to elevate WMU and make your gift on Wednesday, Oct. 9.

  • College of Education and Human Development Golden Apple and Keystone Awards 

    Thursday, October 10

    Time: 5 p.m. 

    Location: Bernhard Center, Ballroom

    For more information and to register, visit wmualumni.org/cehdawards.


    SPAA PUBLIC SERVICES ENGAGEMENT SERIES: “USING AN M.P.A. EDUCATION IN IMPROVING THE GOVERNANCE SYSTEM AND PRACTICES: EXPERIENCES FROM KENYA”

    Thursday, October 10

    Time: 5 p.m. 

    Location: 3510 Sangren Hall

    Presented by Geoffrey E. Kaituko, M.P.A. ‘06


    ETHICS LECTURE SERIES: “SAUDI CRISIS IN THE CONTEMPORARY MID-EAST”

    Thursday, October 10

    Time: 5 p.m. 

    Location: Kirsch Auditorium, Fetzer Center

    Presented by Dr. Juan Cole


    Bronco Volleyball vs. Northern Illinois (MAC)

    Thursday, October 10

    Time: 6 p.m.

    Location: University Arena

    Call (888) 4-WMU-TIX or visit wmubroncos.com to purchase tickets.

     


    WMU Theatre Presents: Amadeus

    Thursday, October 10

    Time: 7:30 p.m.

    Location: Shaw Theatre

    Get your tickets here.

  • MALLINSON INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATION LECTURE SERIES

    Friday, October 11

    Time: 10 a.m.

    Location TBD

    Presented by Dr. John Knapp II, Ph.D. ‘72


    DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES LECTURE SERIES

    Friday, October 11

    Time: 2 p.m.

    Location: 1118 Rood Hall

    Presented by Dr. Thomas Robyn, B.A. ‘72


    Custer Lecture Series: “Inputs and Outputs: The Mind of an Engineer in the Entrepreneurial World”

    Friday, October 11

    Time: 2 p.m.

    Location: Parkview Room, D-132, Floyd Hall (Parkview Campus)

    Presented by Jon Good, WMU Graduate, B.S. Civil Engineering


    DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES SEMINAR SERIES: “CELLS TO SATELLITES: PHYTOPLANKTON SIZE IMPACT IN THE GLOBAL OCEAN”

    Friday, October 11

    Time: 2 p.m.

    Location: 1710 Wood Hall

    Presented by Dr. Colleen Mouw, B.S. ‘00


    GLOBAL AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES MEET AND GREET

    Friday, October 11

    Time: 2:30 p.m.

    Location: 2041 Moore Hall

    With Kathleen Fish, B.A. ‘11


    DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM: “THE ROLE OF PRODUCTIVE STRUGGLE IN LEARNING MATH”

    Friday, October 11

    Time: 3 p.m.

    Location: 6625 Everett Tower

    Presented by Kevin Dykema, M.A. ‘99


    Haworth College of Business Awards Ceremony and Reception

    Friday, October 11

    Time: 4 p.m.

    Location: 2150 Schneider Hall

    To RSVP, email kimberly.crandall@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-5964.


    WMU College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Achievement Awards Reception

    Friday, October 11

    Time: 4 to 6 p.m. 

    Location: Room 208/209, Bernhard Center

    To RSVP, email ashley.m.glass@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-4381.


    WMU Night of Excellence

    Friday, October 11

    Time: 6:30 p.m. Reception at 7 p.m. dinner/program

    Location: Radisson Plaza Hotel

    For more information, visit WMUalumni.org/NightofExcellence.


    WMU Theatre Presents: Amadeus

    Friday, October 11

    Time: 7:30 p.m.

    Location: Shaw Theatre

    Get your tickets here.


    Star Wars: Return of the Jedi – in Concert

    Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Movie Series

    Friday, October 11

    Time: 8 p.m.                         

    Location: Miller Auditorium, Western Michigan University

    For more information and to purchase your tickets, visit KalamazooSymphony.com.

     

  • Haworth College of Business Pancake Breakfast

    Saturday, October 12

    Time: 9-11 a.m. (Begins 3 hours prior to kickoff)

    Location: Parking Lot 1 (East Campus), Near Walwood Hall

    For more information and to RSVP, visit this link.


    Homecoming Pregame Stampede Village

    Saturday, October 12

    Time: 9-12 noon (Begins 3 hours prior to kickoff)

    Location: WMU Heritage Hall, Parking Lot 1 (East Campus)

    For more information, visit WMUAlumni.org/StampedeVillage.

    Tickets are available for $15 per adult and $5 per child. 

    Call (888) 4-WMU-TIX or visit wmubroncos.com to purchase tickets. 


    96th Homecoming Football Game vs. Miami (OH) Redhawks

    Saturday, October 12

    Time: 12 noon

    Location: Waldo Stadium

    Call (888) 4-WMU-TIX or visit wmubroncos.com to purchase tickets.


    Bronco Volleyball vs. Bowling Green (MAC)

    Saturday, October 12

    Time: TBA

    Location: University Arena

    Call (888) 4-WMU-TIX or visit wmubroncos.com to purchase tickets. 


    WMU Theatre Presents: Amadeus

    Saturday, October 12

    Time: 7:30 p.m.

    Location: Shaw Theatre

    Get your tickets here.

  • Family Weekend Brunch

    Sunday, October 13

    Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    Location: Valley Dining Center

    For more information, visit this link.


    WMU Office of LGBT Student Services 30th Anniversary Brunch

    Sunday, October 13

    Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Location: The Union Cabaret & Grill

    For more information, visit this link.


    WMU Women’s Soccer vs. Ball State

    Sunday, October 13

    Time: 1 p.m.

    Location: WMU Soccer Complex

    Call (888) 4-WMU-TIX or visit wmubroncos.com to purchase tickets. 


    WMU Theatre Presents: Amadeus

    Sunday, October 13

    Time: 2 p.m.

    Location: Shaw Theatre

    Get your tickets here.