October 14, 2017
It's that time of year again! Homecoming returns to the Marshall University campus the week of October 9-14 with a throwback theme as the Thundering Herd looks to Overthrow the Monarchs - Game of Thrones style! Homecoming 2017 will be filled with activities for students, alums and Herd fans of all ages all leading up to the 2017 Homecoming game against Old Dominion on Saturday, October 14. This is your opportunity to show your Herd spirit, break out your best Green and White gear, and return to campus to cheer on your Thundering Herd! Check back with HerdAlum.com for more information and fun leading up to Homecoming 2017!
Check out the official trailer for Herd Homecoming 2017 by clicking on the image below!
Monday, October 9
All campus offices are asked to decorate using the medieval “Overthrow the Monarchs” theme. The offices will be judged on Thursday and prizes will be awarded at the Friday, Oct. 13, Picnic on the Plaza. Prizes will be awarded in multiple categories. Visit HerdAlum.com for more info.
All students, teams, organizations, residence halls, faculty, staff and community members are invited to walk the campus perimeter and show their Marshall pride! The Marshall community will gather at 4:30 p.m. at the Joan C. Edwards Stadium with the opening ceremony, followed by the walk.
Tuesday, October 10
Student organizations with the most pennies in their jars will win their respective categories. The winning organization will receive half of the money collected, the other half will be donated to the philanthropy of their choosing.
HERD GAME NIGHT
Student games and activities beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Don Morris Room.
Wednesday, October 11
RACE TO THE THRONE
Races and activities all around campus beginning at 2 p.m.
Thursday, October 12
CANNED FOOD ART
Student organizations will be tasked with building a self-sustaining structure out of canned food related to the “Overthrow the Monarchs” theme on the Memorial Student Center Plaza.
Join us in a celebration of Marshall University during the annual Homecoming Parade! Floats, marching bands and everything you love about parades will fill the air, this time under the lights on a Thursday night!
PEP RALLY & BONFIRE
A new tradition! Students can enjoy a massive bonfire with plenty of entertainment and activities featuring university coaches and team members!
ROCK THE REC
Join Marshall as we fill the Rec Center following the pep rally for the first night of Thundering Herd basketball practice.
Friday, October 13
PICNIC ON THE PLAZA
Marshall’s largest and most exciting on-campus Homecoming party returns! The Marshall University Alumni Association will be throwing a party with free food, drinks, music, games and lots of fun for students, faculty and alumni!
Saturday, October 14
HOMECOMING STAMPEDE 5K
Students, faculty, alumni and Marshall University supporters come together for a run on a run around campus with multiple age groups and prizes. Registration and additional information will be available at HerdAlum.com.
MU ALUMNI TAILGATE
Tailgate with the Marshall University Alumni Association. Food, drinks, music and fun on the field beside Harless Dining Hall with a number of special guests all leading up to the big game! Special to this year, the MUAA will be recognizing the reunion classes during the tailgate festivities. Get your tickets today for just $10 at HerdAlum.com
HOMECOMING GAME VS. OLD DOMINION
Watch as the Thundering Herd battles the Old Dominion Monarchs in a crucial Conference USA showdown.
Watch as we crown Mister and Miss Marshall and award student organizations following a busy week of activities.
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