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Register for Homecoming Family Weekend
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Parents & Families

Friday, September 27

3:00 p.m.  - 6:00 p.m.  Check In
Parents and Families Check-in 
Student Life House 
We'll have your packet with the weekend's event details ready for pick up at the Student Life Office. You'll get everything you need to have a great homecoming and family weekend with us! 
5:00 p.m.  - Welcome
Parents and Families Welcome 
Student Life
WVU Tech Dean of Student’s Richard Carpinelli will kick-off Homecoming and Family Weekend with a warm welcome and an overview of the activities planned.
7:00 p.m. - Team Trivia
West Virginia Team Trivia 
Carter Hall 
Join us for the Campus Cup event that culminates the week's competition, Team Trivia, and showcase your knowledge! 
7:00 a.m.  - 7:00 p.m.  Tech Spot
Visit the Tech Spot 
Robert C. Byrd Learning Resource Center – First Floor 
Need a cup of coffee or snack? Pick up something to drink and grab a quick bite. 
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Book Store
Visit the WVU Tech Bookstore 
Robert C. Byrd Learning Resource Center – Learning Commons 
Pick up WVU Tech gear to show your Golden Bear spirit all weekend long. Special sales are offered throughout the day.

Saturday, September 28

10:30 a.m. - Parade
Homecoming Parade 
Parade route begins at Mel Hancock Way and follows South Kanawha St. to McCreary St.
Join us in cheering on the Golden Bears and experiencing this spirited homecoming tradition. The homecoming parade is open to the public.
11:30 a.m.    - Homecoming Cookout
Homecoming Cookout 
Carter Hall Lawn
The picnic is open to students, employees, alumni and their families. Individuals with a meal plan can use their meal plan for the cookout. Any students, employees and community members without a meal plan will need to pay $10. Payment at this event will be CASH ONLY. This event is provided at no additional charge to families who have registered for the family package.
1:00 p.m. - Guided Hikes
Guided Hikes 
Departs from YMCA Soccer Complex
Join us on one of two hikes in gorgeous southern West Virginia. 
Piney Point Hike is a short (1.3 mile each way) rolling hill hike from the corner of the YMCA soccer complex.  We will hike through the forest over to an astounding view of the Piney Creek Gorge far above the creek you get 180 degree views. We will hang out and enjoy the view and then head back. Should only take about 90 minutes to two hours. 
Grandview Hike is a short easy hike to an amazing overlook. We will meet at the soccer complex to load the van. This hike is limited to only 9. We will hike through rock formations on rolling terrain for about one mile to the overlook for the New River Gorge from about '1000 above the river and take in the amazing view.
2:00 p.m. - Soccer Tailgate
WVU Tech Alumni and Student Life Tailgate
Join the Office of Alumni Relations and Division of Student Life for a soccer tailgate. We'll cheering on the Golden Bears and have some fun with games, a photobooth and more! The first 200 guests will receive a free pepperoni roll and other treats! 
3:00 p.m.  - Soccer Games
Men & Women's Soccer Games 
YMCA Soccer Complex 
Cheer on the Golden Bears! 
3:00 p.m. - Men's Soccer vs. Cincinnati Christian
Homecoming Court announced between games
5:00 p.m. - Women's Soccer vs. Cincinnati Christian
7:00 p.m.  - Exploring Beckley
Explore Beckley 
Use this time to explore the area. You could visit the Tamarack to check out local artists and artisans. Check out local shops for great finds. Enjoy dinner in one of Beckley’s eateries. Get more ideas at