PULLMAN, Wash. — Homecoming events at Washington State University this week feature games and competitions among WSU living groups, the traditional Friday night bonfire rally and a Homecoming parade on Saturday.
Land Grant Day, this Saturday, also looks to boost spirit events surrounding the football game set for 2 p.m. Saturday with the Oregon Ducks.
Throughout the week, residence halls, Greek houses and other organizations will square off against each other in several different Homecoming competitions. The first event will be the Homecoming lip sync contest at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, in the Compton Union Building Lair. On Wednesday, a serpentine that winds past most university living groups will collect students from their homes, growing longer on its journey to Martin Stadium for competitive games among the living groups beginning at 7 p.m.
Spirit banners, based on this year’s theme, “Enough quack, it’s a Cougar attack!” will be judged on Tuesday. They will be displayed at the street fair Friday, Oct. 9, and carried through the Homecoming parade.
Student organizations will have the opportunity to operate a booth or table at this year’s street fair Friday on Terrell Mall from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Booths sponsored by student teams will be judged and the best ones will receive awards.
The Homecoming parade begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday and will march down Main Street from the Reaney Park area.
Friday evening, the Homecoming Rally, sponsored by the Student Alumni Connection, will kick off the weekend’s events with several speakers and activities, include the lip sync finals.
“The whole point is to get everybody fired up for the big game Saturday,” said Jennifer A. Lighty, student representative for SAC in charge of the pep rally. Among the speakers for this year’s rally, which will be emceed by Glenn Johnson, the voice of the Cougars, are university President Sam Smith and Mike Price, football coach.
The WSU volleyball team meets Oregon State at 7 p.m. in Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum. Earlier in the day, the WSU women’s soccer team meets the University of Santa Clara for a 3 p.m. match at the Cougar Soccer Field.
The Land Grant Day celebration, sponsored by the College of Agriculture and Home Economics, begins at 10 a.m. Saturday with the Extravaganza Fair on the rugby field east of the Lighty Building. Among the activities at the Extravaganza are hayrides, a dunk tank, dummy roping and a cakewalk. Later that evening, a concert and Western dance is scheduled from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m.