By Samantha Johnson
Sunday Oct. 18:
Soccer Game and Comedy Show
The Wolf Pack women’s soccer team had its final home game of 2015 this Sunday against Wyoming. The seniors honored at the game were Erin Saxton, Lindsey Salcido, Devyn Bryar, and Daisha Jones-Oglesby. The Wolf Pack won 1-0 and the game set the record for attendance with 1,043 fans.
Drew Lynch of this past season’s America’s Got Talent was here in the Milton D. Glick Ballroom in the Joe Crowley Student Union. He was accompanied by Samuel Comroe, a famous comedian with Tourette’s syndrome, as they performed for the students of the University of Nevada, Reno.
Monday Oct. 19:
Wolves Frolic Talent Show
The Wolves Frolic Talent show dates back to the 1920s, according to the university history website. The event has changed from being a talent show for individuals, to group performances and back to individual shows, but the Wolves Frolic Talent Show that UNR students know today is a mixture of both. It was held in the Milton D. Glick Ballroom inside the Joe Crowley Student Union as well and provided students with the chance to show off their abilities.
Tuesday Oct. 20:
For this event, students sprint from the Joe Crowley Student Union to the Quad and back, but not before stripping down to their underwear. This tradition started in the early 2000s, as a fun way to collect clothing donations for charity. The Undie Run starts at 9 p.m. and you don’t want to miss it.
Wednesday Oct. 21:
Pack Pride Pageant
At this pageant, the Homecoming king and queen will be crowned in the Milton D. Glick Ballroom on the fourth floor of the Joe Crowley Student Union. Just like many other Homecoming traditions, crowning Wolf Pack royalty has been a hallmark of the week’s festivities since the 1920s. Come watch candidates compete to become Wolf Pack royalty.
Thursday Oct. 22:
Students will have to outwit and play their way through the game to become the winning team, mimicking the obstacle courses of the famed television series, Survivor. Homecoming teams will participate at 4 p.m. while everyone else will start at 6 p.m. in front of the Joe Crowley Student Union in Gateway Plaza.
Friday Oct. 23:
March from the Arch
The Homecoming parade, or as it is now known the “March from the Arch,” is the oldest of Homecoming traditions at the University of Nevada, Reno, beginning in 1920. The event is open to anyone who wishes to participate. Students can build floats and march through downtown Reno with the Nevada Wolf Pack football team.
This year, the Wolf Pack Pride of the Sierra Marching Band will march alongside students, alumni and businesses. Celebrations will begin at Harrah’s Plaza at 6 p.m., then at 8 p.m. they will start from Virginia Street and walk to the Quad where the Homecoming pep rally will be held.
Saturday Oct. 24:
Wolf Trot and Homecoming Game
The Wolf Trot has been a tradition at the University of Nevada, Reno, since 2009 and will be held at 8 a.m. on gameday. Runners will receive a T-shirt upon registration and the race will begin on the corner of Stadium Way and East Stadium Way. Students, alumni and anyone else who wishes to participate will run a 5K around the university and will end in front of the Lombardi Recreation Center.
The first UNR Homecoming football game was against the Utah State Aggies in 1920, which was followed by a dance hosted by the Lincoln Hall Association, according to the ASUN timeline.
This year, the Nevada Wolf Pack will face off against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors at 1 p.m. to top off Homecoming Week. Come enjoy some football and celebrate the closing day of homecoming at the Mackay Stadium.
Samantha Johnson can be reached at samanthaj@sagebrush. unr.edu or on Twitter @SamRayJohnson.