An Ode to West Chester Homecoming
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An Ode to West Chester Homecoming

The best day of the year.

An Ode to West Chester Homecoming

Ah, homecoming.

A time where thousands of college kids are frolicking around West Chester University with nothing on their minds but their underlying love for their school. A time where you can turn into practically any perimeter of grass and see a smiling face.

There a few things you can expect to see during homecoming at West Chester.

Crammed parking lots

Everyone and their mothers is driving over to spend the day at the football game. People from all over the state come into town and aggregate into the five parking lots that the university actually has. You bought a semester parking pass but that does not really matter here in the Dub C on homecoming… you're not getting that spot on the third floor of the garage. What did you expect? It’s West Chester.

The Homecoming Parade

Watch on the streets of Rosedale as the different organizations battle it out on the dance floor to win the notorious Homecoming Dance. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to get to the front of the mob scene and actually be able to see how cool some of these dances truly are. Can somebody teach me to dance like that? Seriously.

The Marching Band

We are #blessed to have one of the nation’s best marching bands. I mean, how cool is it that our marching band performed at the Macy’s Day Parade? That says a lot about the amazing talent that lies within the WCU Marching Band. These students work unbelievably hard and today is one of the many days that we get to appreciate their talent.

The Football Team

Of course, it’s their big day. They are the sole reason we even have this amazing day. You can expect thousands of cheering fans roaming around the streets, making their way over to south campus to cheer on our golden rams. The streets are flooded with purple and gold and if you’re lucky, you get to see Rammy breaking it down for the crowd. #GoRams


All of those seniors when you were freshman?! Oh, they’re back! You get to see all of the amazing faces and friends you once were able to see every day. Your best friends who might have moved across the state or across the country have been planning to take the trip over for months now and you finally get to see them again. Probably one of the best parts of West Chester is seeing how so many different people and different ages of people can come together to celebrate one thing—West Chester University.

Your Best Friends

It's obvious. Homecoming is best day of the year. You get to wander around town with your closest friends, scream at the top of your lungs, eat Riggtown three times in one day, and best of all—take pride in your school with your closest friends. West Chester University homecoming is a rare, one-for-the-books experience and is something so great that even alumni continue to come back. We must be doing something right.

I love my school.

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