Homecoming 2021

We plan to celebrate homecoming events and activities in person with you October 7-10, 2021. Check this webpage often for the latest news on this year’s planned events. We are currently scheduling activities for this fun weekend so the information below is subject to change. We hope to see you soon!

Dining

Many homecoming events include food. You can also enjoy a convenient meal on campus.

Archway Café hours (located on the lower level of the Story Student Center)
7:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. (Monday – Thursday)
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Friday)
3:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Saturday)
3:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. (Sunday)

Prairie Point Dining Center hours (located on the upper level of the Story Student Center)
Breakfast (7:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Monday – Friday)
Lunch (11:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Monday – Friday)
Dinner (5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Monday – Friday)

Common Ground Cafe hours (located on the second floor of the Acklie Hall of Science)
7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Monday – Thursday)
7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Friday)
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Show your spirit

Wear your NWU colors with pride on campus. NWU homecoming T-shirts are available to purchase online when you register (quantities are limited.)

Other Events

Check back often for updates on this year’s events.

Thursday, October 7

6 p.m.
Legends and Legacies alumni award dinner
Country Club of Lincoln
3200 S 24th St., Lincoln

Celebrate the achievements of these distinguished alumni:

  • Jeffrey Bliemeister (’94), John Rosentrater Act of Valor Award
  • Larry Dunbar ‘(60), Alumni Humanitarian Award
  • Lori (Good) Fairchild (’66) and Robert Fairchild, Alumni Medal of Honor
  • Megan Hershiser (’07), Young Alumni Humanitarian Award
  • Vidette (Bullock) Mixon (’74), Alumni Loyalty Award
  • Brock Taute (’15), Young Alumni Achievement Award
  • Edwin Williams (’64), Alumni Achievement Award

Friday, October 8
Time TBD
Holocaust Exhibit event and reception
Cochrane-Woods Library

5 p.m.
Class of 1970 reunion dinner and medallion ceremony
Country Club of Lincoln
3200 S 24th St., Lincoln
Heritage Room

Alumni, current professors and emeriti faculty come together to honor members of the class of 1970 with 50th year commemorative medallions.

5:30 p.m.
Class of 1971 reunion dinner and medallion ceremony
Country Club of Lincoln
3200 S 24th St., Lincoln
Balcony Room

Alumni, current professors and emeriti faculty come together to honor members of the class of 1971 with 50th year commemorative medallions.

6 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Luther College
Snyder Arena, Weary Center
Students: $3; Adults: $6 (Pay at the door)

Cheer on the Prairie Wolves as they take on the Norse. Junior varsity action begins at 6 p.m., followed by the varsity game at 7:30 p.m.

6:30 p.m.
All-Class reunion
Country Club of Lincoln
3200 S 24th St., Lincoln

Reconnect with classmates and old friends at this special All-Class reunion gathering! Milestone classes will be recognized and have their photo taken during the reunion. Drinks and heavy appetizers will be provided.

9 p.m.
“Howl Like Hell” pep rally
Abel Stadium

Come watch this fun homecoming tradition as the students participate in a cheer/dance/spirit competition to kick off their weekend celebration. The 2021 homecoming royalty will be announced.

Saturday, October 9
8:30 a.m.
Athletic Hall of Fame induction and breakfast
Snyder Arena, Weary Center

9 a.m.
Fraternity and sorority open houses

9:30 a.m.
Phi Mu alumnae brunch
Sunflower Room, Story Student Center

Join fellow Phi Mu alumnae to share stories as we honor sisters from the classes of 1970 and 1971. RSVPs are due on September 23 to Fran Colon, fcolon [at] neb.rr.com or 402-483-6742.

9:30 a.m.
Campus tour
Lobby, Story Student Center

Take a walk down memory lane as you tour NWU’s historic campus. Led by current NWU students and staff, tour stops include places new and old, including the recently-constructed Acklie Hall of Science. Golf cart transportation will be available.

10 a.m.
Rehearsal for Music Showcase Concert
O’Donnell Auditorium, Rogers Center for Fine Arts

11 a.m.
Tailgate party and carnival
Knight Field House and Taylor Commons

Join us for an old-fashioned tailgate party. This family-friendly event features free food, inflatables, and games.

1 p.m.
Football vs. University of Dubuque
Abel Stadium
Students: $3; Adults: $6 (Pay at the door)

Come cheer on the Prairie Wolves as they take on the Spartans. The halftime show includes a performance by NWU’s dance team, recognition of the Hall of Fame inductees, and introduction of the 2021 homecoming court and royalty.

4 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Coe College
Snyder Arena, Weary Center
Students: $3; Adults: $6 (Pay at the door)

Cheer on the Prairie Wolves as they take on the Kohawks. Junior Varsity action begins at 4 p.m., followed by the varsity game at 5:30 p.m.

4:30 p.m.
Music Showcase Concert featuring students and alumni
O’Donnell Auditorium, Rogers Center for Fine Arts

Enjoy an evening full of music at the annual music showcase including performances from both NWU choral and instrumental groups. Alumni are invited to perform. For more information please contact Tom Trenney at 402.465.2288 or tomtrenney [at] gmail.com

Sunday, October 10
8:30/10:45 a.m.
Communion worship services
First United Methodist Church