It was food, fun, and festivities as Western alumni headed back to "The Hill" for homecoming.
Western students, alumni, and fans filled Western's south lawn to celebrate the hilltoppers.
For many it was a time to see old friends and reminisce about their days at the university.
For others, tailgating is a tradition. "We've been tailgating at Western for about 15 years, ever since they started tailgating up here and we bought five parking spots and how we're got our camper here, so it's a big deal for us", said Ben Tomblinson, a Western fan.
After tailgating the fans headed over to L.T. Smith Stadium for the big homecoming game against Indiana State.