The University of Wyoming’s
2020 Homecoming schedule will
have virtual activities from Saturday, Oct.
10, through Saturday, Oct. 17.
“With the postponement of the 2020
football season and the implementation of
safety protocols to protect the well-being
of our students, faculty, staff and guests,
UW leadership concluded that in-person
alumni Homecoming traditions could not
be held with the integrity, quality and
safety level as past celebrations,” says
Keener Fry, UW Alumni Association executive
Meanwhile, Homecoming activities for
students will be determined individually
following guidance from the university’s
fall return plan. Any activities will be
posted to the Homecoming website on the
student activities page.
The UWAA traditionally oversees
Homecoming planning and activities in
conjunction with campus partners. The
association will not host two traditional
in-person events: the Homecoming parade
and the 50th Club Reunion, which was set
to celebrate the class of 1970. All alumni
from that class will be invited back to
campus to celebrate in fall 2021.
There are various activities that the
class of 1970 can participate in, such as
filling out a form for the Memory Book or
submitting a favorite song from the 1970s
to be added to a Spotify playlist. All virtual
activities for the class can be found on
the Homecoming website at www.uwyo.
edu/homecoming under the 50th Club Reunion
“Deadlines for activities vary, so please
be sure to check the website,” Fry says.
Beginning Saturday, Oct. 10, until Saturday,
Oct. 17, all alumni can register
online with the UWAA to receive a University
Store electronic discount coupon.
The University Store will give a discount
of 25 percent to all alumni and a 50 percent
discount to alumni from the class of 1970.
For the 25 percent discount, alumni can
register at http://uw.uwyo.edu/discount.
For the 50 percent discount for the class
of 1970, alumni can register at http://
After registering, alumni will automatically
receive an email with a discount code
that can be redeemed online at www.uwyostore.
com or in person at the University
Store, located within the Wyoming Union.
Participants spending $50 or more are eligible
for free shipping. Some exceptions
apply to discounts.
As a reminder, face masks are required
on the UW campus, and maintaining 6 feet
of physical distance is urged.
Alumni also can visit the registration
page on the Homecoming website to sign
the virtual guestbook and update their contact
information. Downloadable content
will be available throughout Homecoming
The Distinguished Alumni and Medallion
Service Award recognitions have been postponed
until fall 2021. The three Distinguished
Alumni are David Burman, Nancy Freudenthal
and Peter Sherman; the Medallion Service
Award honoree is April Brimmer Kunz.
“Our Homecoming plans may have
changed, but that hasn’t changed the pride
and spirit of the University of Wyoming
community. Our most important priority is
doing everything we can to protect our students,
faculty, staff and UW guests,” Fry
says. “We, like so many of you, want our
alumni and friends to experience Homecoming
in meaningful ways. So, by adjusting
to these changes and shifting our
efforts in providing virtual components,
we can keep the traditions of connectedness
alive, regardless of where you are in
For updates on event activities, visit the
Homecoming website at www.uwyo.edu/