September 26, 2001

Sue Hinz, WSU News Bureau, 509/335-3583,
Dan Maher, Student Programs, 509/335-2284

WSU Students Plan Homecoming 2001 Activities

PULLMAN, Wash. — Final plans are underway for student spirit games, a bonfire rally, parade and other activities during Washington State University’s Homecoming Week, Oct. 1-6.

The week caps off when the Cougars meet the Oregon State Beavers at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, in WSU’s Martin Stadium. The theme for the 2001 activities is “Festive Fever is Over for the Beavers.”

The week of activities starts with living group team banner judging on Monday, Oct. 1. A lip-sync competition is planned for 8 p.m, Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the Compton Union Building’s Carey Ballroom. Finalists will compete at the bonfire rally on Friday evening.

A serpentine will begin at 6:15 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Stephenson Complex and snake its way through Greek Row to Martin Stadium. Games between student teams begin at 7 p.m. The games include skin the snake, chariot races and tug of war. Chariot race finalists will compete during halftime of the Oct. 6 football game.

A street fair is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5, on the Glenn Terrell Friendship Mall. Tables and booths from registered student groups, departments and Associated Students of WSU committees will be set up. The annual bonfire rally is planned for 6:15 p.m. at Flag Lane fire pit across Stadium Way from Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum. Student Alumni Connection and the ASWSU Homecoming Committee are sponsoring the event.

The fifth annual homecoming parade is 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, in downtown Pullman. Student teams will create floats and follow the parade route along Main Street.

Cougar supporters also will be able to attend volleyball matches Thursday, Oct. 4, when the Cougar women meet University of Southern California and on Friday when the team plays University of California, Los Angeles. Both competitions are planned for 7 p.m. at Bohler Gym.

There is no fee to participate in the homecoming activities. Students groups from on and off campus are encouraged to participate. The ASWSU Homecoming Committee is coordinating the homecoming activities.