Homecoming week

Homecoming week at Wayne State University is an annual tradition for students, alumni, and family that will continue this fall. Join us online to celebrate the Warrior community, connections, and spirit. We look forward to seeing you September 27 to October 3, 2020 for a week full of virtual activities and opportunities to engage with your fellow Warriors.

Download the Homecoming Week virtual background for your classes and meetings.

Event highlights

Warrior 5k

Sept. 27-Oct. 3

Walk or Run a 5k (3.1 miles) on Strava or another app for the chance to win a $25 Beyond Juicery + Eatery gift card! To enter, submit proof of completed 5k picture under Homecoming week. You have from Sept. 27 through Oct. 3 to complete and submit proof of your 5k. Winners of the gift card raffle will be announced on Instagram (@wsurec), and will be notified via email the following week. Gift cards will be mailed to each winner.


Decorating Contest election

Sept. 28-30 | getinvolved.wayne.edu

Students, faculty and staff are invited to vote on their favorite Homecoming Decorations. 

Compete in the Decorating Contest

Students, employees and alumni are invited to submit a photo by Sept. 23. Winners will receive a Warrior spirit swag pack!


Warrior Spirit Game Night

Sept. 28 | 6 to 7 p.m.

The Future Alumni Network is hosting Warrior themed Pictionary, BINGO and trivia. Join in on the fun!


Comedia Ali Clayton

Comedy Show

Sept. 29 | 7 to 8 p.m.

Join the Campus Activities Team and Comedian Ali Clayton for a night full of laughs. 


Warrior Wednesday Lunch

Sept. 30 | 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Towers Café


Student Organization Day

Sept. 30 | 5 to 6 p.m.

Hang out with our Registered Student Organizations and get in the Warrior Spirit.

Student organizations can sign up for a virtual table on Get Involved. Must be currently registered by Sept. 25.


Virtual opening of the STEM Innovation Learning Center

Oct. 1 | 9:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Wayne State University will be celebrating with virtual pop-ups to introduce everyone to the new SILC throughout the day.


Alumni in Residence Series

Oct. 1 | 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Alumni will share information about their industry and organization, their career journey and how your Wayne State degree experience, and help you learn career management skills.


Fall Open House

Oct. 3 

Virtual Homecoming Tailgate

Homecoming at Home Tailgate

Oct. 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Gather virtually with your friends and family and show your Warrior Pride as you would on gameday. Register your virtual tailgate with WSU Athletics and have pop-ins by members of the Warrior Football coaching staff. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., exclusive content will be posted across the Wayne State Athletics social media channels, including videos, recipes from your Wayne State Athletics staff and coaches, and trivia contests.

How to join the tailgate fun

  1. Register your tailgate with WSU Athletics
  2. Invite friends and family to join you
  3. Share on screenshot with #WarriorVirtualTailgate to be entered to win a  Wayne State Athletics fan pack with everything you need on gameday including beanie, blanket, coffee mugs, foam finger, and canvas bag

Schedule of events

Time Event
11 a.m. Virtual tailgate lot open
11:15 a.m. Trivia contest will be posted to @waynestwarriors Twitter account
11:30 a.m. Pre-game show posted on Facebook
12:30 p.m. Trivia contest will be posted on @waynestateathletics Instagram account
1 p.m. Back on the Highway Radio Show via WDTK The Patriot