It’s one of Eastern’s most honored and fun traditions: Homecoming! Events have already started, but the bulk of the activities are packed into the end of the week, leading up to the Homecoming Football Game when the Eagles invite the Northern Colorado Bears into the Inferno.

There are more than two-dozen events scheduled this week for alumni, current students, faculty and staff. We can’t list them all here, so please visit the Eagle Family Homecoming website for a complete calendar. Below are some of InsideEWU’s top picks.

Spirit Car Bash

  • When: 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Thursday
  • Where: Campus Mall

Hit a car for charity! At $1 per hit, this is a great opportunity to let off some steam. All proceeds go to on-campus food pantries, Feed Cheney or the NW Harvest Food Bank.

Eagle Store Food Drive

  • When: 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Thursday
  • Where: Campus Call

This is another chance to help students in need by donating cash (preferred) or food. The university department that has the highest donation percentage wins a 25 percent discount on EWU clothing through winter quarter 2019.

Eastern’s Got Talent

  • When: 8–10 p.m., Thursday
  • Where: Showalter Auditorium

Catch a glimpse of your fellow students’ hidden talents at the annual talent show. Performances will include musical selections, dance, comedy and other special skills.

Bonfire & Pep Rally

  • When: 8:30–9:30 p.m., Friday
  • Where: Corner of 1st St. & G St., downtown Cheney

Students, alumni, fans—ok, everyone—is invited to build up some serious energy ahead of Saturday’s homecoming game. Hear from Coach Aaron Best and some of the players, plus get a chance to meet them in person. Cheer along with the EWU Cheer team and dance to the Eagle Marching Band. Did you think we’d forget about Swoop? No way! He’ll be there building up so much energy you might not even need a bonfire to stay warm. (Don’t worry, we’ll still light the bonfire for visual effect.)

Rally at Roos

  • When: 12:20–12:45 p.m., Saturday
  • Where: Between the field and the locker rooms

This is your last chance to energize the football team before you take your seat and they take the field. Twenty minutes before kickoff, when the team leaves the field from their final practice, you’re invited to line the walkway to the locker room and show them some love. Bring your noisemakers, signs and smiles.

Homecoming Football Game

  • When: 1:05 p.m., Saturday
  • Where: Roos Field

The Eastern Eagles take on the Northern Colorado Bears on the red turf Saturday afternoon. Tickets are still available, go to GoEags.com/tickets or call 509.359.6059 to get in on the action.