Homecoming 2023

Mark your calendars for UWRF Homecoming! Connect with fellow alums, bring your family to the parade, enjoy a great time on campus and help cheer our football team on as the Falcons battle UW-Platteville. Explore below for a full list of events and activities during Homecoming 2023.

UWRF cheerleaders, wearing black and white uniforms and carrying black pompoms, walk down Main Street as part of the homecoming parade celebration

Week-long events

Food and Personal Products Drive: Donate non-perishable food items and hygiene products throughout the week in the University Center, Falcon Center or Rodli Hall or bring them an athletic event. All food and hygiene products will be donated to Freddy's Food Pantry.

Be the Match Donation: Looking to become a bone marrow donor? Do a simple cheek swab and join the bone marrow registry. You could save a life! Cheek swabbing will take place at each athletic event.

Monday, Sept. 25

When: Monday, Sept. 25, 5:30 p.m
Where: University Center, Pete's Creek Patio
What: Come enjoy a Homecoming tradition with a bowl of Professor Jake's Bean Soup and kick off Homecoming with a home-cooked meal. This event is free and open to the public and the community is encouraged to attend. Email studentinvolvement@uwrf.edu with questions.

Tuesday, Sept. 26

When: Tuesday, Sept. 26, 5:30 p.m.
Where: University Center, Falcon's Nest
What: Represent your state with the tug-o-war battle of a lifetime! Wisconsinites vs. Minnesotans take to the rope to see which state will win the title. Cheer on your fellow Falcons and kick off Homecoming week. Free and open to all.

Wednesday, Sept. 27

When: Wednesday, Sept. 27, 7-9 p.m.
Where: University Center, Falcon's Nest
What: Join us in the Falcon's Nest and design your free Homecoming t-shirt. This event is free and open to all students, first-come, first-served.

When: Wednesday, Sept. 27, 7 p.m.
Where: Falcon Center, Page Arena
What: Come cheer on the Falcons as they face UW-Stout on the volleyball court!

Thursday, Sept. 28

When: Thursday, Sept. 28, 3:30 p.m. (Boarding time), 4-6:30 p.m. (Boat cruise)
Where: St. Croix Boat and Packet Cruise, 525 South Main St., Stillwater, Minn.
Cost: $43/person
What: Join us for the annual St. Croix Boat Cruise to celebrate UWRF Homecoming! Join us in Stillwater for a campus update, social and food. The menu includes hamburger and chicken, potato salad, baked beans, fresh fruit and all the trimmings. Cash bar available.
RSVP deadline: Friday, Sept. 22. Register here. Confirmations will be sent via email approximately one week prior to the event. For more information, email pedro.renta@uwrf.edu

Friday, Sept. 29

When: Friday, Sept. 29, 4 p.m.
Where: Falcon Center entrance
What: The annual Campus Recreation Bag Toss Tournament is free and open to all students, faculty and staff. Grab a partner and arrive by 3:45 p.m. to get your team registered. Each team is guaranteed two games and the winning team will receive an intramural champions t-shirt.

When: Friday, Sept. 29, 5 p.m.
Where: Nutty Squirrel, 110 S Main St., River Falls
What: Hockey social. Please contact Coach Rick Kozuback at rkozuback@coliseums.com.

When: Friday, Sept. 29, 6-10 p.m.
Where: University Center and Falcon Center
What: Enjoy all that campus has to offer by showing your family and friends around! Climb the rock wall, play trivia or bingo, enjoy free food and more! Email homecoming@uwrf.edu with questions.

Saturday, Sept. 30

When: Saturday, Sept. 30, 8 a.m.
Where: University Center, Involvement Center
What: Come and enjoy a "build-a-bear" style event where you'll get a custom stuffed homecoming moose! Limit one per person. First-come, first-served. Email studentinvolvement@uwrf.edu with questions.

When: Saturday, Sept. 30, 8-11 a.m.
Where: University Center
What: Grab a quick bit at Einstein Bros.! They offer fresh baked goods, made-to-order bagel sandwiches, crisp salads and gourmet coffee.

When: Saturday, Sept. 30, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: University Center, Falcon Shop
What: The Falcon Shop is opening early for Homecoming! Stop in and get all your school spirit merchandise! Email 0375mgr@fottett.com with questions.

When: Saturday, Sept. 30, 9 a.m.
Where: Ostness Park, N. 2nd St and E. Elm St., River Falls
What: Stop by and enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee! Take this opportunity to socialize and network with fellow UWRF alumni and friends and then stick around to enjoy the Homecoming parade! 

When: Saturday, Sept. 30, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: David Smith Stadium
What: Don't go to the game hungry! Grab food and snacks from Wingman Matt and Taqueria Los Paisanos ahead of the big game.

When: Saturday, Sept. 30, 10-11:30 a.m.
Where: Downtown River Falls
What: Join us on 2nd St. for this longstanding Homecoming tradition! Register your student or alumni organization for the parade here. Email studentinvolvement@uwrf.edu with questions.


When: Saturday, Sept. 30, 10 a.m.
Where: Homecoming parade route
What: It’s been 35 years! Come cheer on the 1987-88 National Champion Hockey Team at the Homecoming parade! There are several social gatherings throughout the day. Contact Coach Rick Kozuback at rkozuback@coliseums.com.

When: Following the Homecoming Parade
Where: Southeast corner of the Falcon Center Parking Lot. Look for the Marching Falcons Parents' tailgate - we'll be located next to them.
What: Join us for a tailgate celebration! Don White will be grilling great food and lunch is provided. Cheer on the Marching Falcons as they add music and spirit to the tailgate atmosphere. Contact Julie Stucky in University Advancement at 715-425-4647 with questions.

When: Saturday, Sept. 30, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Alumni Room, 117 South Hall Phi Mu Reunion
What: Phi Mu Reunion. All Phi Mu alumnae are cordially invited to attend. Watch for updates on our Facebook page Phi Mu-Zeta Sigma Alumnae. Contact Jennifer Clay at Jennclay496.@gmail.com with any questions.

When: Saturday, Sept. 30, 10:30 a.m.-Halftime
Where: David Smith Stadium
What: Get your Falcon gear before the game at Freddy's Locker Room! We'll be outside the main stadium gates beginning at 11 a.m. and will move inside the stadium at noon. Email 0375mgr@follett.com with questions.

When: Saturday, Sept. 30, 11 a.m.
Where: Ramer Tennis Courts
What: Come cheer on the Falcon tennis team as they take to the court against UW-Oshkosh!

When: Saturday, Sept. 30, 1 p.m.
Where: David Smith Stadium at Ramer Field
What: Cheer on the Falcon football team as they face the Pioneers of UW-Platteville in our annual Homecoming game! Concessions will be available in Smith Stadium.

When: Saturday, Sept. 30, approximately 5 p.m. (one hour following end of UWRF football game)
Where: Smith Stadium at Ramer Field
What: Come cheer on the UWRF women's soccer team as they face off against UW-Platteville.

When: Saturday, Sept. 30, 6 p.m.
Where: University Center Ballroom
What: Join us as we honor our newest inductees into the UWRF Athletics Hall of Fame. Register for the event at https://events.idonate.com/halloffame2023

When: Saturday, Sept. 30, 8-11 p.m.
Where: University Center, Falcon's Nest
What: Falcons Got Talent showcases student talent right here on campus! Registration is open to all UWRF students. Register as an individual, group or student organization and enjoy this Homecoming tradition. Free and open to all. Register here. Email studentinvolvement@uwrf.edu with questions.

Sunday, Oct. 1

When: Sunday, Oct. 1, 2 p.m.
Where: Abbott Concert Hall 
What: All UWRF Choir alumni are invited to sing with us for our traditional Homecoming Concert. Please arrive at noon for rehearsal.

  • Noon- UWRF Choral community rehearses together
  • 1 p.m.- Reception
  • 2 p.m.- Homecoming Concert

Tickets will be sold at the door. $2 for students, $5 for seniors and $8 for adults. 

Looking for More?

For additional event details, visit FalconsConnect or Corq.

Future Homecoming Dates

Mark your calendars now and plan to join us for future Homecomings! 

  • Homecoming 2024: Oct. 5, 2024
  • Homecoming 2025: Oct. 11, 2025

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