September 29, 2023

There’s No Place Like WCU for Homecoming and Family Weekend

hoemcoming graphicFor the first time in WCU history, two great Golden Rams traditions are taking place simultaneously. September 29 through October 1 is when Family Weekend meets Homecoming!

Headlining the weekend is actor and comedian Jay Pharoah, performing at 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 30, in Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall. Best known for his spot-on impressions, Pharoah spent six seasons as a cast member on NBC’s Saturday Night Live. He shifted to his first leading role in Showtime’s White Famous. His film credits include The Blackening and Spinning Gold. Read more about him and purchase tickets here.

Families are invited to kick off the weekend with a free family-style Rams After Hours event in Sykes on Friday, September 29, from 7 to 10 p.m. Emerald City Lights offers a wizard-themed experience with food and fun, escape rooms, and other magic.

Homecoming’s Wizard of Oz theme goes into high gear on Saturday, September 30, when alumni, students and their families, plus the campus and local community are all invited to WCU’s Wicked Block Party. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., enjoy music and food, free games, Golden Rams spirit stations, and giveaways as you follow the yellow brick road between Hollinger Field House and the Science and Engineering Center and The Commons (SECC) at Shack’s Way.

The Golden Rams kick off against Bloomsburg in the homecoming football game at 2 p.m. in Farrell Stadium. Fans are encouraged to park on North Campus or at M Lot and use the free WCU shuttle bus service to avoid traffic delays.

Other Golden Rams teams in action this weekend include volleyball, soccer, and swimming. Game and meet times are on the complete schedule here.

family weekendOther special events on campus on Saturday, September 30:

Future Rams Story Time and Craft Activity: 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Francis Harvey Green Library. For ages 3-7 years old. Readings from age-appropriate children’s books plus a guided craft activity. For Rams who might need a sensory break, spend this time in the Relaxing Rammy Corner or curl up with a book in a beanbag chairs. Click here to register.

One-hour historical walking tours of North Campus are offered at 2:30 and 4 p.m. beginning between Main Hall and the Library along High Street.

On Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Sykes Student Union Ballrooms, WCU’s Office of Off-Campus and Commuter Services (OCCS) is hosting an Off-Campus Housing Fair for students and their families to explore off-campus housing opportunities in West Chester by meeting with property managers, owners, and landlords. OCCS will also provide materials to support the off-campus housing search and opportunities to learn about leasing and living in the local community.

The Student Recreation Center is offering free admission this weekend for a ton of fun events from yoga to pickleball! See the schedule and registration here.

View the complete Homecoming/Family Weekend schedule with registration links here.

Click here for parking and shuttle info.

And don’t forget to visit all the wonderful business uptown in the Borough of West Chester. Take the Uptown Loop shuttle with your student or a WCU ID and head to our community partners who are offering special discounts during the weekend. Click here for a list of our uptown West Chester partners.

Plus, WCU families who would like to visit Longwood Gardens on Sunday, October 1 can use the promo code WCUPARENT for a 20% discount on adult tickets (making the cost $20 per person). This discount is valid on all adult tickets only on October 1. Click here for timed tickets.


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