PULLMAN, Wash. Final plans are underway for student spirit games, a bonfire rally, parade and other activities during Washington State University’s Homecoming Week, Sept. 30-Oct. 5.
“Cougar Pride Is On Our Side So Long, SoCal” is the theme of this year’s festivities, which peak Oct. 5 when the WSU football team takes on the University of Southern California Trojans in Martin Stadium at 4 p.m. (This is a change from previous information.)
Living group teams will showcase their creations in a banner competition Sept. 30. Participants must have their entries turned in by Sept. 27 to compete.
A lip-sync competition is planned for Oct. 1 (update) at 8 p.m. in the Compton Union Building’s Carey Ballroom. Finalists will compete for top honors Oct. 4 at an evening bonfire rally.
The student serpentine will form Oct. 2 at 6:15 p.m. at the Stephenson Complex and twist its way through Greek Row to Martin Stadium. Student teams will compete in games to earn bragging rights for the coming year. Chariot race finalists will face off at half time of the Oct. 5 football game.
Glenn Terrell Mall will host a street fair Oct. 4 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The annual bonfire rally is scheduled for Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. on Flag Lane, the area connecting Stadium Way and Colorado Street, north of Mooberry Track.
The sixth annual homecoming parade is set to begin three and one-half hours before game time in downtown Pullman on Oct 5. Student teams will show off their floats as they follow the parade route along Main Street. Pullman’s National Lentil Festival Express train will be among the parade entries. WSU President V. Lane Rawlins, and Robert C. Bates, academic vice-president and provost, along with their spouses, Mary Jo Rawlins and Wendy Bates, will also join the parade. The WSU Marching Band and student leaders, too, will make an appearance.
In other homecoming activities, volleyball enthusiasts can attend matches when WSU takes on the Arizona Wildcats at 7 p.m., Oct. 3, and the Arizona State Sun Devils, at 7 p.m., Oct. 4. Both matches are in WSU’s Bohler Gym.
Soccer fans can see the WSU women as they square off against Brigham Young University at 3 p.m., Oct. 3, at Cougar Soccer Field on Colorado Street.
The ASWSU Homecoming Committee is coordinating the homecoming activities. Student groups on and off campus are encouraged to participate.