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Homecoming & Family Weekend 2019

October 11-13

Reconnect & Reminisce

Join us for Homecoming & Family Weekend 2019! 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!

Tickets will be available in late July. 

Hotel Discounts

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

2019 Schedule

Reunion activities planned for:

  • Class of 1969/Golden W
  • 1969 Football Team
  • Women in Athletics (kicking off the 50th year of women in athletics at KWU

Alumni Award Winners:
Winners will be announced very soon!

Hall of Fame Inductees:
2001 & 2002 Football Team
Kaylaen Dittmer ’09 – Women’s Basketball
Tod Hampton ’59 – Football
Jay Morton ’01 – Track
Jimmy Ranieri ’98 – Football and Soccer


*Preliminary schedule is subject to change. Watch for a HCFW mailer this summer with a finalized schedule.

Friday, Oct. 11

10 a.m.–2 p.m. | Alumni College (Alumni can sit in on a class)

TBA | Coyote Golf Outing
Salina Country Club

12:30 p.m. | Golden W Luncheon
Muir Gymnasium
Class of 1969 Induction, Honoring the 1969 Coyote Football Team, Wesleyan Chorale Performance
COST: $20; Free for members of the Class of ’69

2-2:30 p.m. | Heritage Society Estate Planning Workshop
Learn more about estate planning and how you can leave a legacy at KWU.

2 p.m. | Campus Tour

6 p.m. | Alumni Awards Dinner
Courtyard by Marriott
Cost: TBD

7:30 p.m. | KWU On Tap Alumni Social
Courtyard by Marriott
Reminisce and network with your fellow Coyotes from all decades. Drinks on your own.

10 p.m. | Late Night with Coyote Basketball
Mabee Arena

Saturday, Oct. 12

8-10 a.m. | W Club Breakfast and Athletic Hall of Fame Inductions
Muir Gymnasium
Celebrate the athletic accomplishments of fellow alumni. 

2019 Hall of Fame Inductees
2001 & 2002 Football Team
Kaylaen Dittmer ’09 – Women’s Basketball
Tod Hampton ’59 – Football
Jay Morton ’01 – Track
Jimmy Ranieri ’98 – Football and Soccer

10 a.m. | Dedication Ceremony 
Student Activities Center Patio

10:30–11:30 a.m.
 | Pollock Chemistry Lab Open House
Peters Science Hall

Noon | Reunion Decade Photos on the steps of Pioneer Hall
Noon - Class of 1969
12:10 - Graduates of the 1960s
12:20 - Graduates of the 1950s
12:30 - Graduates of the 1970s
12:40 - Graduates of the 1980s
12:50 - Graduates of the 1990s
1:00 - Graduates of the 2000s
1:10 - Graduates of the 2010s

Noon-2 p.m. | Tailgate
Special Tents: 1969 Football Team, 2001 & 2002
Alumni Tent with Photo Booth  

2 p.m. | KWU Coyote Football vs. Saint Mary
Gene Bissell Field at Graves Family Sports Complex
Recognition of the Alumni Award Winners, Halll of Fame inductees and 2001 & 2002 Coyote Football Teams
COST: $8 Adults; $5 Seniors (60+)/Military; $2 Students/Youth; under 5 are free. 

5:30 p.m. | Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra Concert
Sams Chapel, Pioneer Hall

7 p.m. | 50 Years of Women's Athletics Dinner 
St. John's Military School 
All are welcome; former and current female athletes and coaches are encouraged to attend.
Cost: TBA

Sunday, Oct. 7

10:30–11:30 a.m. | Worship Service
University United Methodist Church featuring the KWU Philharmonic Choir

Please reach out to Kendall Carter at or by calling 785-833-4339 with any questions. 

Check your mailbox for the save-the-date highlights mailer, Contact magazine, and homecoming brochure for more information and check back here for updates.