Northwestern is gearing up for an activity-packed homecoming weekend.
Events will begin with NW’s production, “Trickster Tales,” at 7 p.m. in the Black Box of the DeWitt Theatre Arts Center. There will also be a performance on Satuday at 4 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the box office. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children. The performance is free for alumni and parents.
The homecoming dance will begin at 9 p.m. in the tent on the green and will cost $1.
The Pomegranates will give a concert at 9:30 p.m. at the Hub. There will be $1 off drinks during the concert.
The Red Raider Road Race will begin at 8:30 a.m. at De Valois Stadium.
“I am excited to get the chance to run on a fall morning with my friend,” said senior Kendra De Jong. “We had been looking for [a race] to run together all summer, and we saw this one and thought, ‘Why not?’”
Registration costs $20 for the 4K and $25 for the 8K.
Also on Saturday there will be four alumni sports games.
“The alumni are invited to come play the current Red Raiders team,” said sophomore and current softball player Jill Kleinhesselink. “It should be a really fun day for all of us.”
The alumni softball and baseball games will begin at 9 a.m. at Raider Field. The women’s alumni soccer match will begin at 11 a.m. at the soccer field with the men’s alumni soccer match to follow at 12:30 p.m.
There will be booths, games and activities for community members and students alike at Morning on the Green which will run from 9:30 a.m. until noon.
“Last year I helped with the Justice Matters booth and the Steggy booth, and I’d encourage everyone on campus to come,” said sophomore Kim Farrell.
There will be a tailgate picnic on the campus green from 11:15 a.m. until 1 p.m. It will precede the football game when NW will take on Midland at 1:30 p.m. at Korver Field.
“I’m really excited to play,” said junior cornerback Jerel Kyles. “I think it should be a good game and will be pretty competitive.”
NW JV volleyball versus Jamestown will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the Bultman Center with varsity to follow at 5 p.m. Women’s soccer versus Midland begins at 5 p.m. at the soccer field with men’s following at 7 p.m.
The Raider Days concert featuring alumni band performances will begin at 7 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
A full schedule of the weekend’s events can be found at www.nwciowa.edu/raider-days.