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Homecoming 2021

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!


Campus Events Schedule

  • WMU Theatre and Dance: Into the Woods

    2 p.m. outdoors behind the Gilmore Theatre Complex. 

    For more details and to purchase tickets, visit wmich.edu/theatre/intothewoods.

  • Bronco Trivia Night

    Please join the Western Michigan University Alumni Association for a free night of testing your Bronco knowledge and grooving to the sounds of DJ Disobedience during our virtual BRONCO TRIVIA NIGHT. Register here.

     

    Richmond Center for Visual Arts Exhibitions

    Available all week long. Gallery Hours: Noon to 4:00 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday.

  • Distinguished Alumni Award Celebration: Charles Zhang

    Since 1963, the WMU Alumni Association has honored more than 150 WMU alumni for their prestigious accomplishments within their careers and communities. The Distinguished Alumni Award is the University’s highest honor for alumni who have risen to a level of distinction throughout their professional lives. Join us in honoring one of three 2021 recipients, Charles Zhang, M.A. '91. Learn more here

  • Distinguished Alumni Award Celebration: Daniel Witt

    Since 1963, the WMU Alumni Association has honored more than 150 WMU alumni for their prestigious accomplishments within their careers and communities. The Distinguished Alumni Award is the University’s highest honor for alumni who have risen to a level of distinction throughout their professional lives. Join us in honoring one of three 2021 recipients, Daniel Witt, B.B.A.’83, MBA ’84. Learn more here

     

    "Maps, Graphs, and Trees: The Possibilities of a Publicly-Engaged Digital History Practice”

    Location: Bernhard Center
    Time: TBD

  • Distinguished Alumni Award Celebration: Diana Sieger

    Since 1963, the WMU Alumni Association has honored more than 150 WMU alumni for their prestigious accomplishments within their careers and communities. The Distinguished Alumni Award is the University’s highest honor for alumni who have risen to a level of distinction throughout their professional lives. Join us in honoring one of three 2021 recipients, Diana Sieger B.A.’73, M.S.W. ’78. Learn more here

     

    “A Message to Black College Students”

    Jerjuan Howard, WMU Class ’20, discusses his first non-fiction book, A Message to Black College Students, exploring the experiences of Black college students at a Predominately White Institution.

    Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Lewis Walker Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations, and University Libraries
    Thursday, October 14, 2021
    6 p.m., Meader Room, Waldo Library

    Metered parking available at Miller Auditorium. Masks required. Register.

  • The Golden Apple and Keystone Award Ceremony

    Friday, October 15, 2021
    5 p.m. at the Fetzer Center
    Register here: 
    wmich.edu/education/alumni/awards

     

  • Homecoming Tailgate

    Join your fellow Broncos for a Homecoming Tailgate hosted by the WMU Alumni Association at Heritage Hall. The afternoon will feature live entertainment, games, and great food before we head over to Waldo Stadium to watch the Broncos take on Kent State.
    Register here: wmualumni.org/hc-tailgate

     

    State of the College

    8 a.m. at Lee Honors College
    RSVP here: wmich.edu/honors/lhc-state

     

    WMU Geological & Environmental Sciences Alumni, Friends & Family Gathering

    5:30-10 p.m. at Revel & Roll West
    4500 Stadium Drive
    Kalamazoo, MI 49007
    Register here.


WMU Bookstore Alumni Discount

Take advantage of an exclusive alumni discount program at the WMU Bookstore in the Bernhard Center during Homecoming Week. Alumni are eligible to receive a 20% discount by using a promo code with purchases. The link to receive the promo code will be provided via email, so be sure your information is up to date with the WMU Alumni Association here

Additionally, alumni are encouraged to visit wmich.edu/bookstore or call (269) 387-3930 to confirm eligibility and check special weekend hours.


Homecoming Spirit Box

Whether you’re returning to campus for the big game, or cheering the Broncos on from home, get ready to celebrate WMU Homecoming with the 2021 Homecoming Spirit Box! Branded with WMU and WMU Alumni Association logos, the Homecoming Spirit Box includes:

  • Flag – 3’ x 5’ single sided flag, perfect for showing off your Bronco pride
  • Fleece blanket – Keep yourself warm at Waldo Stadium or comfy at home while you cheer on the Broncos
  • 2 mini tumblers – Enjoy your favorite Bronco beverage in the one-of-a-kind 8 oz. mini tumblers
  • 2 neck gaiters – With 2 different WMU designs and multiple ways to wear (scarf, bandana, headband, beanie), we can’t wait to see how you style these at the Homecoming tailgate or from the comfort of your home!

 

Order your Spirit Box