2019 Homecoming and Family Weekend Shirts Available for purchase $15 for guests

Deadline for purchases online is 10/24/2019. On site purchases are available until sizes run out.

Parent shirt Available for purchase   (Blue lettering and green image)

Parent shirt Available for purchase

(Blue lettering and green image)



* - Ticketed Events (Pay through the registration)

TIME EVENT LOCATION                   


10 a.m- 3 p.m Bookstore open Founders Hall

2 p.m.                                 Women’s Soccer vs Trinity University           Aurora Sports Field        

3 p.m. Event Check-in Great Hall

4 p.m.                                 Men’s Soccer vs Trinity University                 Aurora Sports Field        

5:30- 7:45 p.m.                  *Murder Mystery Dinner Dick Saunders Dining Room    

Murder walks the plank is a fully interactive murder mystery event written and preformed by JWU faculty and students. The premise is, you the audience, have been invited to a special rehearsal of Red Rock’s production of Calypso’s Treasure, a play lossley based on the novel, Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, as it features similar swash buckling pirates, tropical settings and intense intrigue on the high seas! As part of this event, you will get to watch the rehearsal in a sneak-peak event as well as meet the Red Rock actors. This is part of a special PR too really get the buzz going. The Cast features the conniving and bombtasic lead actor, the ambitious understudy, the plotting director, the young, would be starlet, the alluring fashion model and the primary financial benefactor looking to recap a healthy return on his investment. What could possibly go wrong? Register Online.       

7:30 p.m.                         Welcome Dessert Reception                         UEC, Academic Center

You are invited to socialize and meet your professors, club advisers, student affairs professionals and Dean of students with desserts and warm drinks. Register Online.                      



9 a.m. Bookstore open Founders Hall

8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. Check-in and information Coors Family Commons

8:30 a.m. Wildcat Fun Run and Walk Coors Family Commons

The Fun Run and Walk check-in will begin at 8:30am and the start is at 9am. The path is less than 1.5 miles long. You will travel around campus and finish in the Coors Family Commons. Register online.

11a.m.                                Student Parade – The Wildcat Way             Coors Family Commons  

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.     *Family BBQ                                                      Coors Family Commons

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.      Family Fun Zone and Chili Cook-off           Coors Family Commons         

Families, students, staff and faculty can enjoy games for all ages. Enjoy youth games presented by departments, clubs and organizations, yard games like cornhole (or bags if you grew up where I did), taste chili in our traditional cook-off, and enjoy music outside. Register Online.

 12:15 p.m.                           Culinary Demo                                                    Coors Family Commons  

Play with your food! We will do demos with dry ice and liquid nitrogen.

1 p.m.                              Sharkfest                                                         Auditorium, Academic Center

4 p.m.                               *Oktoberfest Beer Tasting                           Colorado Room, Culinary Arts

Join our College of Hospitality Management faculty on a guided tasting of Oktoberfest. Learn about the true timing of Oktoberfest along with its history. Our faculty will lead you through a guided tasting of traditional German beers and a selection of Colorado Brewers fall beers, offering insights on the flavors and recommending pairings along the way. Register Online.

4:30-6 p.m.                           Alumni LaCrosse Games                         Aurora Sports Park, Field 3 and 4

First annual Alumni Lacrosse Game at Aurora Sports Park. Arrive at 4 pm to stretch and meet your team. Games are from 4:30-5:30 pm.

5 – 8 p.m.                           Dinner out in Denver                                   Various locations  (location below)

We have recommended over 40 local restaurants of Johnson & Wales University alumni owners, managers and chefs. 

6 p.m.                   *Alumni Mixer Esters at Oneida Park

Alumni are invited to meet and socialize with the university’s president at Esters at Oneida Park, an Alumni owned restaurant. There is a $10 fee to attend that covers food (appetizers) but not drinks. For more information, contact Alan.Bilsborough@jwu.edu. *Register Online.


10 a.m.– 2 p.m.                    *Family Brunch                               Dining Center

Say farewell to your families over brunch in our Dining Hall. We thank you all for celebrating our Wildcat pride with us. Register Online.                                  

11 a.m.                                Men's Soccer vs TBD                        Aurora Sports Fields

12-2p.m. Grill out at the Soccer Games Aurora Sports Fields                      

1:30 p.m.                              Women's Soccer vs TBD                     Aurora Sports Fields  

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