Celebrate Pointer pride at the University of
Wisconsin-Stevens Point as the university and community marks this week as Homecoming
This year’s theme, “Pointer Doomsday,” was created
in honor of the year 2012 and the infamous nearing of the end of the world.
Homecoming week offered activities for students,
alumni and the community and will end on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Goerke Field
with the Pointer football game against the University of Wisconsin – Eau
Sanfilippo, a Community Adviser in Burroughs Hall, is heavily
promoting Homecoming through the production of Homecoming-themed bulletin
boards and posters featuring the week’s events throughout her hall.
“Homecoming in college has more hall involvement and student
involvement and less athlete involvement then Homecoming in high school. I like
Homecoming here because more people can be involved, so it's less exclusive,”
Activities were held throughout the week at
the Dreyfus University Center, including a movie contest on Monday, a cake-decorating
contest on Tuesday, a food drive on Wednesday, and Doomsday entertainment on
Sanfilippo and her fellow CA staff in
Burroughs Hall competed in the contests throughout the week.
“The staff made a team, and we participate in the different
competitions together,” Sanfilippo said. “We were involved in almost all of the
competitions, but I am on duty this weekend so I can't participate in any activities
after 8 p.m. Friday night.”
Friday’s activities will begin at 3 p.m. at
the sand volleyball courts by the Allen Center for the Run for Your Life
Race. Students will compete in pairs in
eating challenges and obstacles, followed by the Homecoming Dance at 8 p.m. to
10 p.m. in the Laird Room.
“Homecoming is celebrated all week at UWSP. This is fun because you can participate in
different things, not just go to the football game,” Sanfilippo said.
Saturday’s festivities will begin with a
picnic at 10 a.m. at the Student Athletic Fields located on campus at the
corner of Maria Drive and Michigan Avenue.
The first 100 people to arrive dressed like a zombie will get in for
free. For everyone else, admission is $6
for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.
Just like any other football game, all
students are admitted free to the Homecoming game with their student I.D.
Otherwise, tickets for adults are $8, and children get in for free.