Homecoming and Family Weekend

Join us for Homecoming and Family Weekend, Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, 2016. Register today!

A jam-packed week of activities leading up to the big game includes an alumni baseball game, team competitions and prize patrol, Ripon Spirit Day, a special Homecoming Rally Hour, Kettle Club Legends and Leaders event featuring alumni from ’66, ’96 and ’01 football alumni, a walk on the Ceresco Prairie with Professor of Biology Skip Wittler, and fireworks display.

2016 Homecoming and Family Weekend Schedule of Events

Click the tabs below to view the events and activities planned during the week of Sept. 24-Oct. 3.

Saturday, September 24

Alumni Baseball Game

9:30 a.m., Francis Field
Alumni baseball players will gather for a fun game on Francis Field. During the game, we'll honor members of the '67 and '07 championship teams.
Registration requested.

Football vs. Knox College

1 p.m., Ingalls Field
Championship baseball teams from '67 and '07 will be honored during half time

Alumni Baseball Gathering at Roadhouse Pizza

A special gathering of alumni and current baseball players, and members of the Red Hawks Kettle Club are invited to a special 4 p.m. gathering at Roadhouse Pizza, 102 Watson St.
Registration requested.

Sunday, September 25

Alumni Softball Game

12:30 p.m., Tracy Field
Alumni softball players will compete against current softball players. We will honor the 2011 Midwest Conference championship team before the game at noon.
Registration requested.

Men's Soccer vs. Cornell College

1 p.m., Prairie Field

Women's Soccer vs. Cornell College

3:30 p.m., Prairie Field

Monday, September 26

Prize Patrol

Time and Location Varies Daily
Students, faculty, staff and guests who get caught showing their Red Hawks pride on campus will receive a prize. Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and Orientation.

Tuesday, September 27

Prize Patrol

Time and Location Varies Daily
Students, faculty, staff and guests who get caught showing their Red Hawks pride on campus will receive a prize. Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and Orientation.

Pep Rally & Lunch

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Memorial Green Space tent
Fall team captains, Dance team, Pep Band, athletics rummage sale, Team Trivia, Tic Tac Toe, Student Senate Straw Poll, Voter Registration

Women's Tennis vs. Dominican University

3 p.m., Larson Courts

Wednesday, September 28

Prize Patrol

Time and Location Varies Daily
Students, faculty, staff and guests who get caught showing their Red Hawks pride on campus will receive a prize. Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and Orientation.

Panel on Media and the 2016 Election

6 p.m., Great Hall, Harwood Memorial Union

Panelists:
Charlie Sykes, host of 620-AM Radio (WTMJ) in Milwaukee and founder of RightWisconsin
Michael Wagner, associate professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication and Department of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Tim Lyke, publisher of Ripon Commonwealth Press

Moderator: Henrik Schatzinger, associate professor of politics and government, department chair, and co-director of the Center for Politics and the People

Homecoming Trivia Night Team Activity

8-10 p.m., The Pub, Harwood Memorial Union

Thursday, September 29

Prize Patrol

Time and Location Varies Daily
Students, faculty, staff and guests who get caught showing their Red Hawks pride on campus will receive a prize. Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and Orientation.

Alumni Career Day -- Free LinkedIn head shots -- Opportunities for students to connect with alumni and recruiters

11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pickard Commons

Women's Soccer vs. Finlandia University

3:30 p.m., Prairie Field

Homecoming & Family Weekend Rockin' Roadhouse Pizza for alumni, parents, faculty, staff

5:30-7:30 p.m., Roadhouse Pizza
Registration requested.

Class of 2017 VIP Party

6-9 p.m., Roadhouse Pizza

Friday, September 30

Registration: Friday, September 30, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Check in at Smith Hall in the Office of Constituent Engagement to confirm meal and activity reservations

Ripon Spirit Day

All faculty, staff, students and alumni are asked to wear Ripon logo'd clothing.

Prize Patrol

Time and Location Varies Daily
Students, faculty, staff and guests who get caught showing their Red Hawks pride on campus will receive a prize. Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and Orientation.

Open classes for alumni and families to attend (Registration requested).

  • 11:15 a.m., Catalyst 120: The Air in Beijing, The Water in Flint, and the Temperature in Ripon (Byron, Farr Hall 331)
  • 11:15 a.m., Catalyst 110: Personal Stories, Public Lives (Roy, Todd Wehr 113)
  • 11:15 a.m., Catalyst 120: The Global Economy by the Numbers (Mahoney, Farr Hall 336)
  • 11:15 a.m., Catalyst 110: Shakespeare & Popular Culture (Pleiss Morris, West Hall 303)
  • 1:05 p.m., PHY 251: Modern Physics (Simon, Farr Hall 109)
  • 1:05 p.m., CMM 336: Social Movement Communication (Roy, Todd Wehr 217)

Red Hawks Kettle Club Legends & Leaders Event

Football practice is open to alumni from the '66, '96 and '01 football teams.
4 p.m., Ingalls Field
Registration requested.

Lip-Sync Contest Team Activity

8 p.m., The Pub, Harwood Memorial Union

Movie Night (TBD)

9 p.m., Bear Auditorium, Farr Hall of Science

Saturday, October 1

Registration: Saturday, October 1, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Check in at Pickard Commons to confirm meal and activity reservations.

Walk on the Prairie with Professor of Biology George "Skip" Wittler

10 a.m., trailhead behind Storzer

Tours of Storzer Center Project

10:45 a.m., Storzer Center

Homecoming Picnic and Rockin' Spirit Activities for all students, parents and alumni

Recognition of '66, '96 and '01 football teams. New for 2016, cash beer and soda!
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Memorial Green Space tent
Registration requested.

Red Hawks Kettle Club Legends and Leaders

10:30 a.m., Walk to Storzer Center from Pickard Commons
12:30 p.m., football team room room, Voysey Building, at Ingalls Field
4 p.m., Post-game gathering at 314 Watson St., featuring Knuth Brewing appetizers and cash bar.
Registration requested.

Football vs. Macalaster College

1 p.m., Ingalls Field

Women’s Tennis vs. UW-Stout

3:30 p.m., Larson Courts

Fireworks

9 p.m., Upper Sadoff Field

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