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Homecoming 2022

Homecoming Week will take place October 9-15, and the WMU Alumni Association can't wait to welcome our Broncos back home! Bookmark wmualumni.org/homecoming22 and check back to see information as it is updated. Do you know of an alumni Homecoming event taking place on campus? Let us know at wmu-alumni@wmualumni.org. 


Sunday, Oct. 9

WMU Theater and Dance Presents: The Tempest

2 pm

For more details and to purchase tickets, please visit: wmich.edu/theatre/tempest 


Tuesday, Oct. 11

WMU Libraries Campus History Walking Tour

Noon - 1 pm 

Take a walk and learn about Western Michigan University's campus in the early days! How did Western expand across Stadium Drive? What was here before it became main campus? Learn the answers to these questions and more on the tour.

Parking is available in the Ellsworth Parking Garage or metered lots adjacent to the Bernhard Center

Visit wmich.edu/events/69173


Thursday, October 13

School of Communication Alumni Induction

5 pm

Fountain Plaza


College of Engineering & Applied Sciences Cocktails with the Dean and Chairs

7 pm

Park Club for Kalamazoo, 219 W South St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Welcome event to include cocktails and appetizers with Dr. Steven E. Butt, dean, and chairs of departments at the Park Club in downtown Kalamazoo (www.parkclub.net).


Friday, Oct. 14

Haworth College of Business Awards Ceremony

4 pm

Schneider Room 2150

Link to come


WMU College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Awards Ceremony

4 pm

Bernhard Center


Geological and Environmental Sciences Alumni Gathering

7 - 10 pm

Revel and Roll West, 4500 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo

Bowling, light refreshments & cash bar

To benefit the Dr. Richard Passero Endowment


WMU College of Engineering & Applied Sciences Alumni Excellence Award Luncheon

Noon - 2 pm

Past Alumni Excellence Award recipients, department chairs, faculty and students attend lunch with awardees and hear what’s new and exciting at the college. The Alumni Excellence Award presentation will follow lunch. This is a great time to talk with students and faculty. Floyd Hall, room D-109.

2 - 4 pm  |  Tours

Connect with your department chair and faculty to learn more about the college and tour our building and many laboratories.

4 - 6 pm  |  Interact with Students

Interact with students and Registered Students Organizations (RSO).


WMU College of Fine Arts 50th Anniversary: Honoring Our Past and Looking Toward Our Future 

Reserve your free seat, see the program of speakers and performances, and share memories at wmich.edu/finearts/50th

6 - 7:30 pm  |  Celebrating the Arts – Pre-Show

Join us early at the Richmond Center and Dalton Center MMR for art, design, hors d’oeuvres and artful dialogue.

7:30 - 9 pm  |  Show

Celebrate with performances and remarks from influential figures in the College in the Dalton Recital Hall.

9 pm  |  After party

Stay after the show to mingle and have cake in the Dalton lobby.

RSVP at wmich.edu/finearts/50th


Occupational Therapy - Rider Colloquium

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Fetzer Center

More info:  https://wmich.edu/ridercolloquium

Registration link:  https://wmich.edu/ridercolloquium/registration


Saturday, Oct. 15

Lee Honors College 

8 - 9 am  |  Pre-Party

Lee Honors College Lounge 

Light refreshments will be served

9 - 10 am  |  Presentation: State of the College 

Please RSVP at wmich.edu/honors/lhc-state


Homecoming Tailgate

Noon - 3 pm

Join your fellow Broncos for a Homecoming Tailgate hosted by the WMU Alumni Association at Heritage Hall. Enjoy popular music through the decades curated by DJs from WMU’s own WIDR 89.1 (turning 70 this year!). Dig into the perfect fall tailgate fare, including all-beef hamburgers and hot dogs, black bean burgers, macaroni and cheese, popcorn station, and more. Cash bar available. Witness the unveiling of WMU’s new class ring, designed by Jostens. Vote for your favorite cookie contest. We’re pitting last year’s winning Snickerdoodle against another heavyweight!

Register here: wmualumni.org/homecomingtailgate


Miller Auditorium Presents: Rocky Horror Picture Show

7:30 pm

Join the original ‘Brad Majors’—BARRY BOSTWICK—for a screening of the original unedited movie with a live shadow cast and audience participation! Plus a memorabilia display with artifacts and an actual costume from the movie, a costume contest, and more! Get exclusive tickets to the V.I.P. Meet & Greet to meet Barry Bostwick himself, have a personal photo opportunity, & get an autograph.  VIP Experience available. 

Get tickets here: millerauditorium.com/rocky-horror-picture-show