2021 All-Inclusive Homecoming Sponsorship Packages Now Available

Impact of Philanthropy and Alumni Wall of Honor Recognition Banquet


Saturday, October 19 WL Hilltoppers will take on West Virginia Wesleyan at 1:00.

Tailgating Information

Reserve your tailgating spot today

General parking will be available across campus on the day of the event. For additional questions regarding tailgating, please feel free to email: kyle.lutz@westliberty.edu

  • RV must be 2 spots
  • First come first serve
  • Please keep in mind parking spots are 18′ x 9′. Please plan tent accordingly.
  • Please feel free to bring your own tent or you may rent one at:
* Registered tailgaters will be allowed entrance in to tailgating lots no sooner than 8:30AM on the day of Homecoming (10/19/2024), and tailgating will end 1 hour after the football game ends. No vehicular access allowed in tailgating after 11:00AM.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where will paid tailgating be hosted?
Paid tailgating will be hosted in Lots A & B located directly behind the ASRC. Lot A will have spots available to reserve at $30 per spot, and Lot B will be $20 per spot.

 When does tailgating begin and end?
Attendees will be allowed entrance into tailgating Lots A and B no sooner than 8:30AM on the day of Homecoming (10/19/24), and tailgating will end 1 hour after the football game ends. We will have local PD and Ohio County Sheriff’s officers available throughout the day to help with traffic. *No vehicular entrance into the tailgating lots after 11:00AM.

Will tents, tables, or any other furniture be provided for me?
Unfortunately, due to liability and staffing reasons we are not able to provide, rent, or set up any type of tent, table, or furniture for our tailgaters. Though these items are still permitted at the tailgating sites, attendees will have to supply and maintain these furnishing on their own.

How big are the reserved spaces?
Each parking space available for reservation is 9’ wide by 18’ long. When you reserve a space, this is what you will have available to you. We ask that if you plan on bringing tables, tents, chairs, etc. you plan accordingly to keep your belongings confined to the space/s you rent. We also ask that you be mindful of keeping the roadway clear. It is important to leave space for emergency services, maintenance, and other University personnel to travel.


Am I able to pick what spots I reserve?
We will be filling spots on a first come/first serve basis. Unfortunately, due to the volume of attendees we’ll have that day, we are not able to pre-plan individually reserved spots (you cannot request specific spots at reservation). However, if you reserve multiple spots online we will do our best to make sure you get that many consecutive spots on the day you arrive. For example, if you reserve 3 spots online, our parking lot ushers will do their best to make sure you are parked with 3 spots in a row in the lot you purchase (either A or B).

What else is available on site?
Tailgating Lots A & B will only provide parking spaces for tailgating. Food, beverages, and furnishings in these areas need to be supplied by the attendee. However, we will also be hosting food trucks, band, and family activities.


Tailgating Rules:

  • Tailgating begins at 8:30AM the day of Homecoming, and will end 1 hour after the football game ends
  • No vehicular access allowed in tailgating after 11:00AM
  • No kegs or glass containers
  • No tobacco or vaping
  • No DJs permitted in tailgating
  • All weapons are prohibited in the tailgating area per WV Code § 18B-4-5b (1)
  • In the event of an emergency incident call 9-1-1; Non-Emergency: (304) 336–8021


Friday, October 15

10:30 am
6th Annual Homecoming Golf Outing
Palmer Course at Oglebay Resort (map)

20 tee times available (10:40 – 12:50). Reserve your spot today! $65 includes golf and cart. Teams will be scheduled on a first come, first-served basis. 

Payment due in full, by October 8. Make check payable to WLU Pittsburgh Alumni, and send to:

Chuck Jeswilkowski
2901 Beacon Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15241

Call or email Chuck to reserve a spot today:

Phone: (412) 860-3668
Email: cjeswilkowski46@gmail.com

12 – 1 pm
National Alumni Virtual Lunch & Learn
Part 1: Hear the latest news from the Hilltop
Part 2: How to Form an Alumni Chapter

5 – 9 pm
Alumni Homecoming Social
Alpha Tavern

5:30 – 9 pm
Recognition Banquet
Paul N. Elbin Library
More information & to purchase tickets

Saturday, October 16

9 am
Alumni & Friends Coffee & Donuts
Alumni Tent, ASRC Parking Lot
Hosted by the West Liberty University Foundation

9 am
Tailgating Opens
ASRC Parking Lots
*NEW* Reserved Parking
Reserve your spot today, and view rules & regulations

10 am
Homecoming Festivities
ASRC Parking Lots

Entertainment provided by Twice as Nice (10 – 1), a high energy dance band. Performing oldies, disco, funk & Top 40.

10:30 am
Homecoming Parade
WLU Campus

1 pm
Football Kick-off
West Family Stadium
WLU Hilltoppers vs. Fairmont State University Fighting Falcons
Half-time Ceremony
West Family Stadium
Special recognition of the Alumni Wall of Honor inductees and the Homecoming King & Queen will be announced.

5 – 9 pm | Alpha Tavern
5 – 9 pm | West Sports Bar at Stratford Springs

Sunday, October 17

11 am
Homecoming Brunch
Alpha Tavern

Need directions?

Looking for a place to stay?

Hampton Inn
795 National Road
Wheeling, WV 
(304) 233-0440

$119.00 per night, plus tax

Cut-off date for reservations is October 1, 2021
Springhill Suites
908 National Road
Wheeling, WV 
(304) 232-8903

$119.00 per night, plus tax 

Cut-off date for reservations is August 20, 2021
Wilson Lodge, Oglebay Resort 
465 Lodge Drive
Wheeling, WV 
(304) 243-4000

$119.00 per night, plus tax 

Cut-off date for reservations is September 15, 2021 
Please refer to: West Liberty University Homecoming when making your reservation in order to receive the special discounted rate. Space is limited and room blocks may fill prior to the deadlines. 
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Schedule of Events

  • Friday, October 18, 2024
    President’s Recognition Dinner
    (WLU Foundation Philanthropy Awards and Wall of Honor Induction Ceremony)
  • Saturday, October 19, 2024
    Tailgating (No vehicular access allowed in tailgating after 11:00AM)
    Homecoming Parade 
    Food Trucks, Inflatable, and Live Band
    Football, West Liberty vs. WV Wesleyan
Sponsorship Opportunities:
  • Marty ’75 and Patti ’76 Adams
  • Katie Kacmarik
  • H.R. “Bucky” Kopf ‘64
  • Dr. John L. McCullough
  • Panhandle Cleaning and Restoration