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A mix of new and traditional activities await University of Wisconsin Oshkosh alumni who plan to head back to campus for the Xtreme Games-themed 2009 Homecoming Oct 16-17.

“We are gearing up for another exciting Homecoming celebration,” said UW Oshkosh Alumni Director Christine Gantner. “This year’s plans include a new Tour de Titan Bike Ride, an alumni art exhibit, campus tours, and a continental breakfast and open house at the new Student Recreation and Wellness Center.”

The Tour de Titan will include a one-hour bicycle ride and a shorter family ride that both begin at SRWC and end at Tent City, located south of the Oshkosh Sports Complex on Josslyn Street.

“Tent City will be bigger and better than ever, with complimentary food, refreshments and entertainment, including live music by Old Mil, which features several alumni,” Gantner said.

The curated UW Oshkosh Alumni Art Exhibition will be on display in the Gail Floether Steinhilber Art Gallery, located on the third floor of Reeve Memorial Union.

The Homecoming 2009 Xtreme Games schedule includes:

  • 8 a.m., Continental Breakfast, Multicultural Education Center
  • 8 a.m., Retired Faculty and Staff Breakfast, Reeve 227A
  • 9 a.m., Continental Breakfast and Open House, Student Recreation and Wellness Center
  • 9:30 a.m., Bus Tour of Campus
  • 10 a.m., Tour de Titan Bike Ride, departing from the Student Recreation and Wellness Center and ending at Tent City, Josslyn Street.
  • 11 a.m., Pregame Celebration at Tent City, south of the Oshkosh Sports Complex, Josslyn Street. Tents, free food, refreshments and live entertainment. Free shuttle transportation from campus to Tent City and back approximately every 20 minutes between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • 1:30 p.m., Football game vs. UW-Stevens Point, J. J. Keller Field at Oshkosh Sports Complex. Tickets available on site. Winner of Second Annual Titan Sports Raffle to be announced during game. The grand prize will be a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Free shuttle transportation between campus and the Oshkosh Sports Complex runs every 20 minutes from 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Following the game, Fifth Quarter, Hilton Garden Inn, complimentary refreshments and hors d’oeuvres

For more information about Homecoming events for alumni, contact alumni@uwosh.edu or call toll free (877) 896-2586.

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