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October Events: Homecoming, Cultural Celebrations and more

09.29.2023 | By: Texas Wesleyan University

October is bound to be one of the best months this semester at Texas Wesleyan. From homecoming events to Hispanic and Latinx cultural celebrations, this month is packed full of fun events just for you.

JCPenney Suit-Up Event (Oct. 1) 
3-6 p.m. at JCPenney at Alliance Town Center 

Career Services’ yearly JCPenney Suit-Up event offers you the opportunity to explore and shop for the most up-to-date professional attire, footwear, accessories and more. Enjoy significant savings of up to 50% off on selected items when you utilize the additional 30% off coupon available during the event. Please remember to bring your student ID as this discount is open to current students and alumni. 

Free Salsa Dance Lessons (Oct. 3) 
12:30-1:30 p.m. in Martin Hall 

During free period in Martin Hall, you can dive into an exhilarating world of dance with a complimentary salsa dance lesson. Salsa is renowned for being easy to pick up, making it an ideal choice for individuals of all ages and dance skill levels. Whether you're a seasoned dancer or just looking to have a great time, join us for this free salsa dance lesson and add a touch of rhythm to your day. 

Stress Relief with Art (Oct. 3) 
12:30-1:45 p.m. in PUMC 125  

Take a break and unwind through the soothing act of creating art. Join Spiritual Life and choose from a variety of painting, coloring and drawing materials at your disposal to help you tap into your creative side. As a bonus, a free lunch is served for you to enjoy while you explore your artistic talents.  

Lake Worth High School Mariachi Performance (Oct. 5) 
Noon-1 p.m. at the Stepp Amphitheatre (right outside the Martin Center) 

Come enjoy the tunes of mariachi music during a performance from Mariachi Esmeralda from Lake Worth High School. Grab your lunch from Gina's and enjoy this outdoor performance. 

Raid of the Rainbow Lounge: A Look at Fort Worth LGBTQ+ History with Todd Camp (Oct. 5) 
6-9 p.m. at Lou’s Place  

Join us in collaboration with Student Diversity and Inclusion Programs and the TXWES Gay-Straight Alliance for an enlightening docu-screening of "Raid of the Rainbow Lounge." Following the screening, we are privileged to have Todd Camp, a former journalist from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram who was present on the night of the raid and plays a pivotal role in the documentary, share his firsthand experiences and insights. 

Carne Asada (Oct. 13)  
4-6 p.m. at the Stella Fire Pit  

While Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month may be ending, our enthusiasm continues! Students are invited to join in a festive BBQ hosted by the Latinx Student Association and Student Diversity and Inclusion Programs at the Stella Fire Pit. This gathering promises a delectable spread of food, refreshing beverages, lively music and a whole lot of enjoyment, ensuring that the spirit of celebration persists beyond the month's end. 

Homecoming Block Party (Oct. 18)
6-8 p.m. at the Kay Granger Mall 

Get ready to celebrate our Rams with a homecoming block party! This event, held just a few days before the homecoming game, will kick off festivities. Enjoy free food, giveaways, games, music and more.  

Homecoming Dance (Oct. 20) 
7 p.m. in the Stella Hall Lobby 

Get ready for a night of excitement, fun, and memories as we invite you to this year's Homecoming Dance! Whether you're looking to dance the night away or simply enjoy the company of friends, this event is meant to be enjoyed by all. Choose your style — wear either formal or informal attire. 

Homecoming Game (Oct. 21) 
Crowley Multi-Purpose Stadium, 9900 Hemphill St., Fort Worth 

11:30 a.m. - Tailgating Party 

Pregame the football game at our tailgate! We’ll have food, games and more before you enter the stadium. This event is family-friendly, so bring your whole gang to join in on the fun. 

2 p.m. - Football Game 

Put on your TXWES gear and come cheer on the Rams as they take on Wayland Baptist at the Crowley ISD Multi-purpose Stadium. 

DiversiTea (Oct. 25) 
2:30-4:30 p.m. in Martin Center 280 

Savor a relaxing cup of tea and some light refreshments as you engage in meaningful networking with professionals. This event is an excellent opportunity to gain insights into the importance of diversity in the workforce. Hear from the Queer Professionals Network of Fort Worth with an enlightening panel and one-on-one conversations in an informal setting, making this a rich and informative networking opportunity. 

Don't forget to check out Ram Space, your go-to hub for all the latest updates and additional exciting events happening at Texas Wesleyan University this fall. From workshops and performances to social gatherings and club activities, Ram Space has you covered. Get plugged in, stay in the loop and make the most of your college journey. Get ready for an incredible semester ahead! 

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