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Homecoming 2022 Schedule

Welcome back, alumni!

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Come visit your alma mater and celebrate Homecoming 2022 with us!

If you can't make it to Waynesburg this year, we'll have two virtual programs on Thursday so that you can tune in from afar.

On Saturday, all alumni who check in at the orange Alumni tent at our Homecoming Open House at The Nest, WU’s campus store, will receive a small gift from the Alumni Office!

Homecoming 2022 Schedule

Thursday, October 6, 2022 – Virtual Events Only

  • 6:30 p.m.  |  Homecoming @ Home Virtual Kickoff Event

Join Alumni Office staff, Department of Athletics staff, and President Doug Lee for a brief University update as we kick off Homecoming 2022!

  • 8 p.m.  |  Virtual Trivia Night

Compete with fellow WU grads in a virtual game of trivia via Crowdpurr!

Friday, October 7, 2022 – In-Person Events Only

  • Afternoon  |  Alumni Golf at Greene County Country Club

Join your friends, teammates and classmates for an afternoon on the links at the beautiful Greene County Country Club. Call Don Chappel (’72) at 724-852-2965 to make your reservation for an afternoon tee time. Cost is $37 for 18 holes and cart rental (payable at course).

  • 6 - 9 p.m. |  All-Alumni Celebration and Combined Class Reunion at The Denny House in Waynesburg

Join us at The Denny House, located at 145 West High Street in Waynesburg, for an evening of fellowship with President and Mrs. Lee, Alumni Office staff, and fellow Waynesburg alumni. Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be provided, and a cash bar will be available at this open house-style event. At approximately 8 p.m., all reunion classes (grad years which end in a 2 or a 7) will be recognized, and President Lee will deliver remarks, including the latest University update. Tours of the historic Victorian house, once owned by the family of Josephine Denny (1915), a past recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award, will also be available throughout the evening. Reservations are required!

Saturday, October 8, 2022 – In-Person Events Only

  • 8:30 a.m.  |  26th Annual 5K Run/Walk

Check-in will take place inside the Goodwin Performing Arts Center (behind Miller Hall) beginning at 7:30 a.m. on race day. The race will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the top of Washington Street, next to Roberts Chapel. All proceeds will benefit the Waynesburg University Student Mission Trip Fund. Click here to register online. Please note: Online registration is only available until noon on Friday, Oct. 7, after which time you will need to register in person on the morning of the event. 

  • 10 a.m. - noon  |  Open House & Alumni Check-in at The Nest

Join us for an Open House at The Nest, WU's campus store located at 84 Wayne St.! Check in at the Alumni tent located in front of The Nest to pick up your complimentary Homecoming football game tickets, receive your free gift, and enjoy complimentary refreshments and yard games with fellow alumni and their families. If you are celebrating a reunion year, you may pick up your special reunion ribbon at check-in. (Please note: The Class of 1972 is not required to check in at The Nest, as they may do so at their 50th Reunion Brunch in Benedum Dining Hall at 11 a.m.)

  • 10 - 11:30 a.m.  |  Stover Scholars Alumni Brunch in Eberly Library

All alumni of the Stover Scholars Program are invited to join fellow alumni for a complimentary brunch, hosted by Dr. Larry Stratton, in the Stover Conference Room, Eberly Library room 218. Reservations are requested. RSVP via email to Chris Schwartzmiller at cschwart@waynesburg.edu. 

  • 10 a.m. – noon  |  Department of Biology, Environmental Science, and Health Science Alumni Reunion in Stewart 406

All alumni of the Department of Biology, Environmental Science, and Health Science are invited to join fellow alumni for a reunion, hosted by Dr. Chris Cink, in Stewart Hall room 406. Complimentary refreshments will be provided.

  • 10 a.m. – noon  |  Cross Country and Track & Field Alumni Reunion in Benedum Dining Hall

All Cross Country and Track & Field alumni are invited to join current team members and fellow alumni for a complimentary brunch, hosted by Chris Hardie, in Benedum Dining Hall. All alumni who register for this reunion will also receive a free t-shirt! 

  • 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  |  Bonner Scholars Reunion in Johnson Commons (inclement weather location: Benedum Dining Hall overhang)

All alumni of the Bonner Scholars program are invited to join Adrienne Tharp and Avery White (’19, MBA ’21) in Johnson Commons (inclement weather location: Benedum Dining Hall overhang) for complimentary refreshments. The first 20 Bonner alumni to register for this reunion will receive a free t-shirt commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Bonner program!

  • 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  |  Class of 1972 Brunch with President and Mrs. Lee in Benedum Dining Hall Glass Room

Members of the Class of 1972 and their guests are invited to celebrate their 50th reunion with President and Mrs. Lee in the Benedum Dining Hall Glass Room. Reservations are required!

  • 1 p.m.  |  Homecoming Football Game vs. Carnegie Mellon University at Wiley Stadium

Your Yellow Jackets take on the Tartans at John F. Wiley Stadium! Alumni who do not check-in at the Open House & Alumni Check-in at the Nest can do so at one of the Alumni tents located at the front and back gates of the stadium from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Additionally, the Homecoming king and queen will be crowned at halftime.

  • Halftime of the Homecoming Football Game  |  Halftime Alumni Celebration at Alumni Tent (stadium back gate)

All alumni are invited to join us under the Alumni tent, located at the back gate of the stadium, for complimentary Chick-fil-A chicken sandwiches at halftime of the Homecoming football game. Bring your family along to meet some of your former classmates!

  • Immediately following the Homecoming Football Game  |  5th Quarter Alumni Gathering at Alumni Tent (stadium back gate)

New this year! Alumni and their guests are welcome to stay at the Alumni tent after the conclusion of the football game to mingle with former classmates and friends, current Yellow Jacket coaches, and President and Mrs. Lee. Complimentary refreshments will be provided, and yard games for the whole family will be available near the Alumni tent. Tickets will not be required for this event, but reservations are suggested.

  • 6 p.m. (Men’s) and 8 p.m. (Women’s)  |  Soccer vs. Allegheny College at Wiley Stadium

Your Yellow Jacket soccer teams cap off the weekend by hosting the Gators at Wiley Stadium! 

Please note: this schedule is subject to change, and additional events may be added in the future. Campus and museum tours will be available throughout the weekend. Shuttle service will be available on Saturday between campus and Wiley Stadium. Stay tuned for more details in the weeks ahead!

Online registration for Homecoming weekend closes September 30.

Lodging and Getting to Campus

The Hampton Inn, located at 227 Greene Plaza in Waynesburg, is offering a discounted rate for alumni during the weekend of Oct. 7-8. To take advantage of this discount, click HERE to book now, or call the Hampton Inn at 724-802-1010 and request a room under the Waynesburg University Homecoming block rate. Rooms under this discounted rate are limited, so be sure to call as soon as possible to book!

Need information on getting to campus or additional hotel options? Find it HERE.

Professional Clothing Donation Drive

During Homecoming Saturday, the University's Pathways Center will host a donation drive for professional clothing and shoes for their Career Closet, which provides professional attire for WU students. Collection boxes for these items will be available at the orange Alumni tents located at the front and back gates of Wiley Stadium before and during the Homecoming football game.

Special Reunions

Join us as we celebrate Waynesburg and the following classes and groups:

  • Class of 1972: Special 50th Reunion Celebration
  • Class of 1977 (45th)
  • Class of 1982 (40th)
  • Class of 1987 (35th)
  • Class of 1992 (30th)
  • Class of 1997 (25th)
  • Class of 2002 (20th)
  • Class of 2007 (15th)
  • Class of 2012 (10th)
  • Class of 2017 (5th)
  • Classes of 1971 and earlier: 50+ year recognition
  • Biology, Environmental Science, and Health Science Alumni
  • Bonner Scholar Alumni
  • Stover Scholar Alumni
  • Track & Field and Cross Country Alumni

Questions? Contact us at alumni@waynesburg.edu or at 724-852-3256.