Homecoming 2017 Schedule of Events

By Anna Adamyk

Sterling College makes an effort to create an energetic week and weekend for students, faculty, and returning alumni. Dorm points are awarded for certain events depending on the number of participants from each dorm. These points are added up after homecoming week and a cash award is given to the Resident Director of the winning dorm. Award money can be used for anything, but typically go to a dorm party or dorm tee shirts.

The Student Government Association put together a week full of activities for students. Then, homecoming weekend is packed with sports, food, and extra activities for the whole Sterling Community. Here’s a quick look at this week and the upcoming Homecoming weekend.

Sunday, October 1st:

-Campus Scavenger Hunt meet at 9 p.m. on Cooper Lawn – The scavenger hunt places students in competition against each other for a chance to win a $10 gift card.
Monday, October 2nd:

-Pep Rally in Upper Wilson at 10 a.m. – Watch the homecoming court nominees compete against each other in partner games. Dorm points are awarded for those who attend the pep rally.

-Fashion Show in Upper Wilson at 9 p.m. – Students who dress up with their dorm teams receive dorm points, themes for the fashion show range from decades to safari. The RAs have all the information you need if you’re interested in dressing up and walking the runway.

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-Movie Night in Upper Wilson at 9 p.m. – Bring blankets and pillows to enjoy a food-filled night while watching a film. The movie has not yet been decided.

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-Bonfire behind Douglas Dorm at 9 p.m. – S’mores and other snacks will be provided by SGA.

Thursday, October 5th:

-Dust to Dust Art Gallery opening reception in the Art Building from 5-7 p.m. and is open all weekend – This photo exhibit displays the devastation caused by the Dust Bowl over 80 years ago.

-Homecoming Musical, Once Upon a Mattress at 8 p.m. (Dorm points are awarded for attendees)

Friday, October 6th:

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Colleen Meffert, #4, and  Alexandra Reid, #8
Photo Credit: Elissa Freemire

-Women’s Soccer vs. Tabor College at 2 p.m.

-Men’s Soccer vs. Tabor College at 5 p.m.

-Junior Varsity Volleyball vs. McPherson College at 5:30 p.m.

-Varsity Volleyball vs. McPherson College at 7 p.m.


Saturday, October 7th:

-Homecoming Parade: 9:30 a.m. on Broadway Street Downtown Sterling (dorm points awarded for floats)

-Homecoming Hangout on Cooper Lawn at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – outdoor entertainment including inflatable bounce houses, petting zoo, music, lawn games, a cheer team performance, and food

-Football game vs. Tabor College at 1:30 p.m. – Coronation during halftime

-Ultimate Frisbee on Campbell Lawn at 4:30 p.m.

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