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Homecoming & Family Weekend 2020

October 23-25

Reconnect & Reminisce

Join us for Homecoming & Family Weekend 2020! Reminisce with former classmates while exploring campus, dining with friends and enjoying fun, family-friendly activities. Find out what’s new and different about students and academic life today. Catch up with friends and meet new ones!

Please let us know you are attending by making your reservations below, even for events that are complimentary.  

Reserve Your Spot Today! 

We have arranged hotel and rental car discounts just for you! In addition, United Airlines flies from Salina to Denver and Chicago O'Hara daily! It's easy to come back for Homecoming and Family Weekend!

Hotel Discounts

Rental car discounts from $29 to $50/day at Long McArthur; contact Michele Hawk at 785-823-2237.

United Airline 10% discounts are available if you call United Reservations Meetings Desk at 1-800-426-1122 and use the following Code: ZHF3; Agreement Code: 232443, and you fly into Salina! United flies daily to/from Salina Regional Airport to Chicago O'Hara and Denver International Airport.

We are excited to welcome you and the following groups and award winners back to campus this year!

Reunion activities planned for:

  • Athletics
  • Music
  • Nursing

Alumni Award Recipients:

Hall of Fame Inductees:

Read more about our Hall of Fame Inductees


*Subject to change.  

Friday, Oct. 23

11 a.m.–2 p.m. | Alumni college
KWU campus
Go back to class! Several faculty members are opening their doors for alumni to sit in on a class!

11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Campus tours
Meet on the Steps of Pioneer Hall
Check out what's new and exciting since you graduated!

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Kickoff Luncheon
Muir Gymnasium

1:30 p.m. | Stucky Optics Lab Dedication
Peters Science Hall

5 p.m. | Music Alumni and VIP Reception
Kirwin House

6 p.m. | Music Celebration Dinner
Muir Gym

7:30 p.m. | Music Concert
Sams Chapel 

8:30 p.m. | KWU On Tap Alumni Social
Reminisce and network with your fellow Coyotes from all decades. Drinks on your own.


Saturday, Oct. 24

8-10 a.m. | W Club Breakfast and Athletic Hall of Fame Inductions
Muir Gymnasium 
COST: $15 in advance; $20 at the door

Celebrate the athletic accomplishments of fellow alumni. 

2020 Hall of Fame Inductees:

9 a.m. | Alumni flag football
Laha Practice Field

10 a.m. | Nursing reunion reception
New Nursing Education Center

11 a.m. | Alumni baseball and softball games
Dean Evanns and BIll Burke Park

11 a.m. | Alumni basketball games
Muir Gym

11:30 a.m. | Class reunion photos 
Pioneer Hall steps

Noon-2 p.m. | KWU tailgate

Location TBA

Noon-2 p.m. | Beer and Brats tent
Kirwin House
Guests 21 and over can gather under the big tent on the President's lawn and enjoy brats and cold beverage before the game. Cost: $20 includes two drink tickets, a brat sandwich, potato salad, chips and a soft drink. Additional brats can be purchased.

1:30 p.m. | Althetic team reunion photos
Location TBA

2 p.m. | KWU football
Graves Family Sports Complex

6:30 p.m. | Alumni Dinner, Golden W, and Awards
Hilton Garden Inn

8:30 p.m. | KWU On Tap
Hilton Garden Inn lobby

Sunday, Oct. 25

10:30–11:30 a.m. | Worship Service
University United Methodist Church 

Check your mailbox for the save-the-date highlights mailer and the fall Contact Magazine for more information.