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While the big football game and activities at Tent City might come to mind first, Homecoming actually starts a full eight days before. University of Wisconsin Oshkosh students have a week of Homecoming events to look forward to:

Oct. 16:  Hands on Oshkosh — Reeve Ballroom

Once a semester UW Oshkosh hosts “Hands on Oshkosh,” a program where students, faculty and staff come together to go out into the community to volunteer and make a difference. The event will be taking place Saturday, Oct. 16, at 8:30 a.m. and will be completed by 1 p.m.., with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Any questions can be e-mailed to

Oct. 17:  Window Painting — Reeve Marketplace

Oct. 18:  Hall/House & Office Decorations Judging

Oct. 19:  Talent Show Rehearsals — Reeve Ballroom

Oct. 20:  Major Comedian, Ralphie May — Albee Hall

Sponsored by Reeve Union Board, Ralphie May from the debut season of “Last Comic Standing” will perform in Albee Hall from 8 to 10 p.m.  Tickets are available at the SLIC desk in Reeve — $10 for students and $20 for the general public.

Get more information about the event.

Oct. 21:  Spoons Tournament — Reeve Union Concourse

Oct. 21: Canned Food Sculpture – Reeve Ballroom

Oct. 22:  Yell Like Hell & Lip Sync — Albee Hall

Oct. 22: Royalty Voting — Polls Close

Congratulations for our 2010 Homecoming Court finalists — King: Nathan Harris, Andy Kieckhafer, Kevin Kropp, Eric Salzwedel; Queen: Kati Hinds, Shino Iwashita, Jessica Puhl, Megan Schildbach, Danielle Schisel. Voting online will open on Wednesday, Oct. 20, and close at 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22.

Oct. 23:  Tour de Titan Bike Ride — Student Recreation and Wellness Center

Oct. 23: Pre-Game Celebration/Tent City — Jossyln Street near the Oshkosh Sports Complex

Oct. 23:  UW Oshkosh vs. UW-Platteville — J. J. Keller Field at Titan Stadium

David Rathsack, Reeve Memorial Union Marketing, submitted this announcement. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to contribute calendar items, campus announcements and other good news to UW Oshkosh Today.