Homecoming began back in March 1917 when Stout Institute officials decided to invite alumni to the fledgling campus to celebrate a historic day: the dedication of the new, four-story brick Domestic Science Building constructed just east of the Manual Training Building.
Now, 101 years after the opening of what we now know as Harvey Hall, I’d like to invite our students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members to participate in the wide range of activities planned for this week. The full homecoming schedule is available here.
There are so many things to do it’s hard to pick out a few, like the Soapbox Derby put on by Blue Devil Productions, the Blue Devil Run/Walk organized by Urec and the 11 a.m. homecoming parade, organized by the Homecoming Committee.
Of course, there’s the final main event — the 2 p.m. football game against UW-La Crosse. I hope you can help me cheer on our Blue Devils as they pursue elevating their record to 4-1.
I’d also like to recommend you take a look at the magnificent and inspiring homecoming video put together by Rachel Hallgrimson, our social media coordinator.
A lot of people have put in hours and hours of hard work to make our centennial homecoming a success. As a proud UW-Stout graduate, I always look forward to this special week and express my gratitude to everyone who has worked to make homecoming a Stout Proud day!