Mizzou Homecoming Events

Posted: Oct 7, 2011 12:13 PM by Jon Straub
Updated: Oct 7, 2011 1:57 PM

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COLUMBIA - This coming week begins Mizzou's 100th Homecoming celebration, which all leads to Sunday's 1 o'clock kickoff against the Iowa State Cyclones. Check below for some of what's going on and when.

6:30 PM
Talent Competition
Student talent will be on display at the Homecoming Talent competition. Tickets will be pre-sold online and at the door. If you can't make it to the performances, check them out on live stream at the MAA U-stream page or at Harpo's Bar and Grill and the MU Student Center.
Where: Jesse Auditorium

4:00-5:00 PM
Multicultural Hour - Spirits of Homecoming: Tailgating & American Football
Mark the Big Event for Mizzou football season. Come to join the Asian Affairs Center to celebrate this day and talk about American football and other homecoming traditions! Multicultural Hour (MCH) at the University of Missouri is a weekly informal, round-table discussion where international students and visiting scholars are invited to interact with American friends in a casual atmosphere.
Where: Memorial Union - Room S110 (Eyler Family Room)
Contact: James Baden
Phone: 573-882-3085
Email: [email protected]

9:00 AM-3:00 PM
CAFNR Open House
Stop by CAFNR for tours of the facility.
Where: Agricultural Building at Hitt and Rollins

10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Missouri School of Journalism Open House
Visit for details on the day's activities.
Where: Reynold's Journalism Institute

10:00 AM-7:00 PM
Homecoming Headquarters - Reynolds Alumni Center
Check in for Homecoming weekend and reconnect with old friends at Homecoming Headquarters ont he corner of Tiger Ave and Conley Ave. Purchase centennial merchandise and pick up information for the weekend. Light refreshments will be provided and a cash bar available. Campus tours for alumni and friends hosted by MU Tour Team will depart on the hour.
Where: Reynolds Alumni Center Circle Drive

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Taste of CAFNR Luncheon
Enjoy delicious CAFNR-made goods including including Tiger Tail brats and Buck's ice cream. This event is open to the public, and the cost is $5.
Where: Kuhlman Court - between the student center and Ellis Library

1:00-4:00 PM
Homecoming Welcome Home 2011
Welcome back alumni! Join SUPB in the Shack as we commemorate 100 years of Mizzou Homecoming! Take pictures in our photo booth; enjoy live music and fun games. Be sure to sign our Homecoming Banner that will be displayed during the Homecoming Parade on the SUPB float. Sponsored by the Student Unions Programming Board.
Where: MU Student Center - The Shack
Contact: Student Unions Programming Board
Email: [email protected]

1:00-4:00 PM
Animal Sciences Open House
Meet various clubs; see new classrooms and research initiatives!
Where: Animal Sciences Research Center

3:00-6:00 PM
Come Home to the Women's Center
It's not our 100th year, but we absolutely reached a landmark in the history of the MU Women's Center. This past January the new Women's Center opened in the fabulous MU Student Center and we are excited to share this new space with you. We are proud to welcome back our friends and family for this open house and social. Please celebrate with us as we officially open the Women's Center and revel in our rich history. Refreshments provided. (And if you can't make it to Homecoming, don't worry. We'll be celebrating our history and new space spring semester as well.)
Where: MU Student Center - Women's Center Room G108
Contact: Suzy Day
Phone: 882-6621
Email: [email protected]

4:00-6:00 PM
HES Homecoming Pizza Party
HES students, alumni and faculty are invited to enjoy Shakespeares pizza in celebration of 100th anniversary of Homecoming. The event is free and sponsored by the HES alumni organization.
Where: Memorial Union Patio

6:00-10:00 PM
Campus Decorations
Celebrate the Homecoming Centennial and the Holidays at Campus Decorations. Thousands of students and alumni descend on Greek Town for this annual event. These giant skits are sure to surprise and entertain you. Admissoin is free.
Where: Greek Town

6:00-10:00 PM
Homecoming Carnival
Benefitting Autism Speaks
The men of Beta Theta Pi and Phi Gamma Delta are proud to present their first annual Carnival for the 100th Homecoming benefiting Autism Speaks. Join them for a Carnival with rides, games and crafts that both young children and their parents will enjoy!
Where: The parking lot at Tiger and Rollins across from Cornell Hall

7:30 PM
Spirit Rally
Gather at the corner of Richmond and Burnam to gear up for the big game with performances from Marching Mizzou and the Spirit Squads as well as comments from special guest speakers. Admission is free.
Where: Corner of Richmond and Burman

7:30-9:30 AM
13th Annual Brewer Breakfast
Make plans to be a part of the centennial celebration of Homecoming by attending our 13th Annual Brewer Breakfast. Enjoy a complimentary pancake breakfast and be part of a Mizzou Tradition.
As our special guests, you may watch team scrimmages by the Mizzou Wheelchair Basketball team, followed by the MU Women's Basketball team. Then head out to Rollins Street to watch the Homecoming Parade. Brewer Breakfast is held at MizzouRec; basketball events begin at 7:30a.m.; breakfast served 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Where: Mizzou Recreation Center
Contact: Lindsay Oncken
Phone: 573-884-5600
Email: [email protected]

8:30 AM
Homecoming Parade
Join thousands of spectators at the 100th anniversary Homecoming Parade. Head downtown or find a spot on campus to view this cornerstone tradition. Can't make it back? View a live stream of the parade on the MAA U-stream page.
Where: Download a map for the parade route

10:00 AM -12:00 PM
MU Libraries Open House
Visit Ellis Library after the Homecoming Parade from 10 a.m. to noon for refreshments, tours and family activities. This event is free and open to the public.
Where: Ellis Library - Colonnade
Contact: Shannon Cary
Phone: 573-882-4703
Email: [email protected]

10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Romp, Chomp, and Stomp Tailgate
Gather with thousands of students and alumni as we celebrate the centennial of Homecoming by rejuvenating a lost tradition from the 1950s. Enjoy live entertainment, a spirit rally, food and drinks. Cost is $10 for adults and free for children 10 and under. Download a map of the tailgate, parade route and parking locations. Purchase your tickets online HERE.
Where: Carnahan Quadrangle

1:00-4:30 PM
Mizzou Homecoming Game Against Iowa State
Come cheer on the Tigers for their Homecoming Centennial when they take on the Iowa State Cyclones. Kick-off is at 1:00 PM. Single game tickets will be on sale to the general public at . Tickets can also be purchased through 1-800-CAT PAWS and the Mizzou Arena ticket office.
Where: Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field
Contact: (800) CAT-PAWS or (573) 884-7297 in mid-Missouri
Email: [email protected]

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