Purple & Gold Week: Homecoming 2023

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Social Homecoming Purple and Gold Week

Mon, Oct 2, 2023 12:00 AM –

Sun, Oct 8, 2023 12:00 AM EDT (GMT-4)

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1 Willard Avenue , Houghton, New York 14744, United States

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Purple and Gold Week, Homecoming & Family Weekend 2023


Past Events

Sat, Oct 07, 2023
11:15 AM – 1:30 PM
Kerr-Pegula Field House
Homecoming "Parade" & Festival

Homecoming Indoor "parade" feat. Willard J. Houghton's great-great-great grandson on a purple adult trike, Class Float Competition, a canoe on wheels and more. Grab your lunch and stay for the festival (inflatables, games, balloon animals & more).

Sat, Oct 07, 2023
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Big Al's Sizzle & Swirl, Java 101
Big Al's "Food Truck" Rally

Come on down to Big Al's & Java for some "food truck" fun! Pick up your token at lunch to get 50¢ off any menu item. Pretzel Bites, Mozz Sticks, Fries, Shakes, Flurries, and the full barista menu at Java.

Sat, Oct 07, 2023
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Van Dyk Lounge, Campus Center
The UP Guys

Crazy juggling and a variety of fun! Don't miss "The Up Guys"!

Sat, Oct 07, 2023
10:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Wesley Chapel
SPOT: The 80's

It's your Homecoming SPOT! You don't want to miss it!

Fri, Oct 06, 2023
9:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Nielsen Center
Homecoming Dance: 80's Funksplosion

Get your funk on and boogie like it's the 80's!

Thu, Oct 05, 2023
11:05 AM – 11:45 AM
Wesley Chapel
First Year Tradition - Scarf Event

First-year students learn about Houghton's history through the eyes of each of our presidents, ending with a short talk by President Lewis. Receive your purple & gold scarf!

Thu, Oct 05, 2023
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
South End Dining
BEST Talk - Rachel (Meier '13) Peck

Hear from the Young Alumna of the Year as she shares her journey of founding, developing, and serving as the Executive Director of 431 Ministries, an organization that tends to the needs of overlooked and underserved women of middle Tennessee. Get your meal through the line, then join us in the South End Dining Hall.

Thu, Oct 05, 2023
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Van Dyk Lounge
P&G: Coffeehouse

Coffeehouse: Homecoming Edition - Karaoke!

Wed, Oct 04, 2023
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
P&G: Capture the Flag

Just like it sounds CAPTURE THE FLAG!

Tue, Oct 03, 2023
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Outside Nielsen Center
P&G: Car Decorating Competition

Deck out your vehicle in purple and gold and see who can push theirs across the parking lot the fastest!

Mon, Oct 02, 2023
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Van Dyk Lounge
P&G: T-shirt Handout (for students)

Handing out P&G t-shirts! Faculty and staff are welcome to pick up theirs later that day in the Student Life Office.

Mon, Oct 02, 2023
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
P&G: Glow in the Dark Ultimate Frisbee

Compete for your team in Glow in the Dark Ultimate Frisbee



1 Willard Avenue , Houghton, New York 14744, United States