WWU to Celebrate Togetherness at Homecoming 2024

On April 26–28, 2024, Walla Walla University is welcoming alumni back to campus for Homecoming Weekend 2024. A plethora of exciting activities are available, many for free, throughout the weekend, such as golfing and PRISM vespers. This is a precious time to reconnect with old friends and see what's new.

John McVay, WWU president, said, “We are delighted … to join in sharing memories, reflecting on the ways God has led in our lives and celebrating the value of education at WWU — a distinctive experience.”

This year, during homecoming weekend, WWU will celebrate several anniversaries, including the 100th anniversary of Bowers Hall, 50 years of the social work program which includes social work majors and sociology minors, all pre-professional alumni and the 50th anniversary of Harris Art Gallery. 

An award ceremony will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. highlighting faculty achievement and student scholarships. Several seminars will be held throughout the rest of the day featuring speakers Hilary Dickerson ’02, Pamela Bing Perry, and Tammi Thomas ’83. Friday afternoon will also feature a screening of a short film called The Color of Threads, written by Josie Henderson ’18 and ’20 and produced by WWU Center for Media Ministry.

Honor class reunions and photos will be available for alumni in the years 2014, 2009, 2004, 1999, 1994, 1989, 1984, 1979, 1974, 1969 and 1964 on Sabbath afternoon, 2–6 p.m.

The second-to-last event of the weekend is the Eugene Winter Golf Classic on Sunday at 8 a.m. The final event of the weekend, the 24th annual car show, will occur at 10 a.m. on Sunday in the Havstad Alumni Center parking lot.

Register for free and see a full schedule of events at wallawalla.edu/homecoming or call 509-527-2631.