Spirit Week Door Decorating Contest

We would love to see the campus filled with school spirit during our annual Door Decorating Contest! This year's theme is “Through the Decades: 1960s to Now!”


All faculty and staff members are invited and encouraged to participate. Now’s the time to bring out all your best WU decorations and really showcase the spirit of the university! You can participate as a department and/or decorate your office door and enter it in the competition. The winning office will receive a box of coffee and a dozen donuts or bagels for your office!


New this year, we will also be encouraging students to decorate their residence hall doors/ bedroom doors (commuters) as well to showcase your school spirit! The winning student will receive a Walsh Swag Basket!

To enter, please email osa@walsh.edu with a photo of your door. The deadline to enter and have your door decorated is 5:00 p.m. on Monday September 18. On Tuesday, September 19, you will be able to vote for your favorite door for students and favorite door for faculty/staff via a form emailed out! Deadline to vote will be Wednesday, September 20 at 12 noon. The winners will be announced via email on Friday, September 22!

Schedule of Events: Homecoming 2023

Wednesday, September 20

  • 1–4 p.m. Tie Dye Student Event, David Center Lawn
  • 5:00 p.m. Cavalier Cookout (dinner relocated to North Campus that evening)
  • 5:00 p.m. Women’s Soccer vs. Malone (Taylor Ceepo night), Cavalier Stadium
  • 7:30 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs. Malone, Cavalier Stadium

Thursday, September 21

  • 5:00 p.m. Homecoming King and Queen Crowning Ceremony, Toot Global Learning Center
  • 5:15 p.m. Alumni Award Recipient President’s Reception, Barrette Center
  • 6:00 p.m. Outstanding Alumni Awards Dinner, Barrette Center
  • 9:00 p.m.  Bonfire, North Campus, featuring Kona Ice sponsored by Student Activities

Friday, September 22

  • 9:00 a.m. Alumni Reunion Brunch featuring Presidential Update, *New Location: Schervish Dining Hall; Click here to RSVP
  • 10:00 a.m. Campus Tours (ongoing)
  • 11:00 a.m. Alumni Holy Mass, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Chapel
  • 1-3 p.m. Pavs Creamery Truck, David Center Lawn, sponsored by Homecoming Committee
  • 3–7 p.m. Alumni Battle of the Bands & Reunion Reception, David Center Lawn, featuring Drew's Concessions food truck, 4–7 p.m.
  • 7:00 p.m. Sprint Football Game, Cavalier Stadium, featuring Brooks Homestyle BBQ food truck, 6–9 p.m.
  • 8–11 p.m. Student After Hours: Homecoming Edition, David Center

Saturday, September 23

  • 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Alumni Tailgate & Homecoming Festival featuring food trucks from Barrio and Howlin’ Bird, 11–2 p.m. | Happy Camper Photo Booth 11–3 p.m.
  • 12 noon NCAA Football Game, Cavalier Stadium
  • 5:00 p.m. Men’s Soccer, Cavalier Stadium featuring Rolling Leaf food truck, 5–8 p.m.
  • 7:30 p.m. Women’s Soccer, Cavalier Stadium
  • 8-11 p.m. Homecoming Dance, new location Barrette Business & Community Center, sponsored by Black Student Union

Outstanding Alumni Awards

Walsh University is proud of the accomplishments and contributions of its more than 17,000 alumni across the globe. Each year the Alumni Association recognizes the achievements of individual alums through these awards at the Outstanding Alumni Awards Dinner on Thursday, September 21, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. Click here to RSVP

To learn more about them or to nominate a deserving alumni, click here ! For any questions, please contact Stephanie at skoontz@walsh.edu

Plan Your Stay

A block of rooms are available for a discounted rate of $75 at Comfort Inn - Hall of Fame Canton (5345 Broadmoor Cir NW, Canton, OH 44709). You can call 330-492-1331 to reserve your room. Be sure to mention you're with Walsh University Homecoming to receive the discounted rate!

Additional hotels and shuttle information can be found here !

To sponsor Homecoming 2023 or for any additional information, please contact Stephanie Koontz at skoontz@walsh.edu