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UMW Invites Community to Homecoming Activities, Alumni Weekend, and Hall of Fame

September 20, 2022

The University of Montana Western will hold its Homecoming activities, Alumni Weekend, and Athletics Hall of Fame events September 26 - October 1, 2022. This week is an exciting opportunity for alumni, friends, students, faculty, staff, and community members to gather and enjoy a series of events hosted by Montana Western Alumni and Friends, Bulldog Athletics, the Associated Students of the University of Montana Western, and the Bulldog Life Office.

Schedule of Events

There’s No Place Like Western: Homecoming 2022

Monday, September 26, 2022

  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow: Students, Faculty, and Staff invited to dress in rainbow colors
  • Paint the Town Red: Office and Business Decorating Contest for Community & Campus begins
    • Email [email protected] to enter
    • Winners announced at UMW Rodeo Friday Performance
    • Community winners will receive Bulldog Swag and four football game tickets 
    • Campus winners will receive gifts from ASUMW 

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

  • Twister Tuesday: Students, Faculty, and Staff invited to dress in a “wacky” style

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

  • Homecoming Poster Making and Ice Cream Social for UMW Students, Faculty, and Staff at the Bulldog Lounge (in the SUB) on the UMW Campus
    • Sponsored by ASUMW and Bulldog Life

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

  • Which Witch is Which: Students, Faculty, and Staff invited to dress as twins
  • ASUMW Office Decorating Competition judging

7:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

  • Lions and Tigers and DAWGS, Oh My!: Faculty, Staff, and Students invited to dress in animal print or like an animal

6:00 p.m.

  • Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament and Pizza Party, Keltz Arena

Friday, September 30, 2022

  • Welcome to the Ruby City: Faculty, Staff, and Students wear red or Bulldog Gear

4:30 p.m.

  • Montana Western Alumni & Friends No-Host Social at Beaverhead County Fairgrounds – west side of arena* 
  • Social will be moved to The Den in the event of inclement weather 

6:00 p.m.

  • UMW Rodeo at Beaverhead County Fairgrounds
  • UMW Volleyball vs. Providence, Straugh Gym on UMW campus

Saturday, October 1, 2022

9:00 a.m.

12:00 p.m.

  • “Red-Out” UMW Volleyball vs. MSU-Northern, Straugh Gym, UMW Campus
  • Montana Western Alumni & Friends Tailgating at Vigilante Stadium*

2:00 p.m.

  • UMW Rodeo Calcutta, The Den* 

3:00 p.m.

  • UMW Football vs. Rocky Mountain College at Vigilante Stadium
  • Introduction of 2022 Hall of Fame Inductees at halftime*

6:00 p.m.

  • UMW Rodeo Short-Go, Beaverhead County Fairgrounds 

Montana Western students will receive 300 Paw Prints for each activity they participate in during Homecoming Week. Look for a Bulldog Life staff member at each activity to check in and receive your points, and stop by the Bulldog Life Office in the SUB each time that you participate in dressing in the theme of the day.

*Please call the Montana Western Alumni Office at 406-683-7306 or visit for more information about these events or to purchase tickets for the Hall of Fame Brunch and Induction Ceremony.

The University of Montana Western would like to thank the Community of Dillon and the surrounding area for your continued support and hope that you can join us for these exciting events. Go Bulldogs!