Make Ogden Purple or WSU Homecoming

Help Make Ogden Purple to show your community pride during Weber State University’s Homecoming, Oct. 8-15.

Amir Jackson, a member of the Weber State Alumni Association Board of Directors and founder of Nurture the Creative Mind, wants others to share his enthusiasm for Weber State’s contributions and connections in the community.

“Everyone is invited to look for creative ways to “purple up” Ogden,” Jackson said. “We want this to be an authentic show of support.”

Individuals, businesses, schools and institutions can all do something different, but the week is meant as a visual reminder of the importance of the collaboration between Ogden City and Weber State. Businesses and homeowners are planning to shine their purple lights in signs and windows. Weber State banners, flyers, and art will adorn downtown sidewalks and power poles.

Homecoming activities begin Oct. 8th with the 16th annual Outdoor Gear Sale and Swap, a popular community event to help get ready for the upcoming winter activities available in northern Utah.

Dog lovers will enjoy a walk with their pets during the Purple Paw Parade in downtown Ogden on Oct. 9th.

The Homecoming Pep Rally, featuring athletes, coaches, Waldo, and the nationally award-winning Spirit Squad, will be held Oct. 8th at the Stewart Bell Tower Plaza. The week of activities culminates with the annual game. This year, the Wildcats go up against perennial rival Montana State on Friday, Oct. 15th. The best seats will be in Stewart Stadium, but ESPNU will also feature the game. Tickets are on sale at

“We need to come together as a community, and what better way than by showing our purple pride for the university that unites us all?” Jackson asks.

Weber State was founded in 1889 and now proudly boasts 326,084 alumni whose accomplishments and community connections are worth Making Ogden Purple.

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