UW Homecoming to have virtual components


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

director.

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

page.

“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://

uw.uwyo.edu/discount50.

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

week.

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

the world.”

For updates on event activities, visit the

Homecoming website at www.uwyo.edu/

homecoming.

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