Homecoming

 

Homecoming 2016

October 10-15, 2016

It's that time of year again! Homecoming returns to the Marshall University campus the week of October 10-15 with a truly classic theme as Marshall returns to the age of jazz, speakeasies and Gatsby during the Thundering 20s! Homecoming 2016 will be filled with activities for students, alums and Herd fans of all ages all leading up to the 2016 Homecoming game against FAU on Saturday, October 15 at 7 p.m. 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 2016!


WEEK SCHEDULE

MONDAY, OCTOBER 10

OFFICE DECORATION
WHEN
: All Week
WHERE: Marshall University Campus
WHAT: All campus offices are asked to decorate using the "Thundering 20s" theme. The offices will be judged on Thursday and prizes will be awarded at the Friday, Oct. 14 Picnic on the Plaza. Prizes will be awarded in multiple categories.
CLICK HERE to register your office for the Office Decoration Contest

THUNDERING POMP COMPETITION
WHEN
: All Week
WHERE: Marshall University Campus
WHAT: Student organizations will be asked to create a 'pomp' piece to be used in the Homecoming parade. Judging will take place on Thursday, Oct. 13.

PENNY WARS
WHEN
: All Week
WHERE: Marshall University Campus
WHAT: 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.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11

CANNED FOOD ART
WHEN
: Noon
WHERE: Marshall University Campus
WHAT: Student organizations will be tasked with building a self-sustaining structure out of canned food related to the Thundering 20s theme. All food items collected will be donated to the Huntington City Mission.

UNITY WALK
WHEN
: 5 p.m.
WHERE: Marshall University Campus
WHAT: All students, teams, organizations, residence halls, faculty, staff and community members are invited to walk the campus perimeter and show their Marshall pride!

MEET THE COURT
WHEN
: 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Memorial Student Center Plaza
WHAT: Meet the candidates for Mr. and Miss Marshall. Voting begins immediately following the Unity Walk.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12

SO MU THINK YOU CAN DANCE?
WHEN
: Noon
WHERE: Memorial Student Center Plaza
WHAT: Show off your sweet 1920s dance moves on the Memorial Student Center Plaza.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13

HOMECOMING PARADE
WHEN
: 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Huntington
WHAT: 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!
CLICK HERE to register an entry for this year's Homecoming Parade

YELL LIKE HELL
WHEN
: 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Huntington
WHAT: Student organizations participating in the parade show their pride and see which group has the most spirit.

PEP RALLY & BONFIRE
WHEN
: 8 p.m.
WHERE: Harless Field
WHAT: A new tradition! Students and alums can enjoy a massive bonfire with plenty of entertainment and activities featuring university coaches and team members!

ROCK THE REC
WHEN
: 9:30 p.m.
WHERE: Rec Center
WHAT: Join Marshall as we fill the Rec Center following the pep rally for the first night of Thundering Herd basketball practice.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14

PICNIC ON THE PLAZA
WHEN
: 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Memorial Student Center Plaza
WHAT: 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!
CLICK HERE to register for a table at Picnic on the Plaza

WEISBERG ENGINEERING COMPLEX TOURS
WHEN
: 1 p.m.
WHERE: Weisberg Engineering Complex
WHAT: Take a tour of the brand new Arthur Weisberg Family Applied Engineering Complex at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. or 3 p.m.

PARENTS & FAMILY WEEKEND WINE RECEPTION
WHEN
: 4 p.m.
WHERE: Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall
WHAT: Post-registration wine reception and family photos in the rotunda of the Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall, home of the Erickson Alumni Center.

BLACK ALUMNI ASSOCIATION RECEPTION
WHEN
: 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Pullman Plaza Hotel
WHAT: Meet and greet reception at the Pullman Plaza Hotel followed by a comedy show and dance party.

ALUMNI NIGHT AT THE UNION
WHEN
: 8 p.m.
WHERE: The Union Pub & Grill
WHAT: An evening of fun and fellowship for all alums to celebrate Homecoming at The Union Pub & Grill

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15

ALUM RUN
WHEN
: 8 a.m.
WHERE: Pullman Square
WHAT: Join your fellow alums on a run from Pullman Square to campus with multiple age groups and prizes.
CLICK HERE to register for the Alum Run

SIGMA SIGMA SIGMA HOMECOMING BREAKFAST
WHEN
: 8 a.m.
WHERE: Sigma Sigma Sigma House
WHAT: The Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority will be hosting a breakfast and silent auction in the Sigma house for alumni and friends of the sorority. 

MU ALUMNI TAILGATE
WHEN
: Noon
WHERE: Harless Field
WHAT: 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!
CLICK HERE to get your tickets to the 2016 Marshall University Alumni Tailgate for only $10

HOMECOMING GAME VS. FAU
WHEN
: 7 p.m.
WHERE: Joan C. Edwards Stadium
WHAT: Watch as the Thundering Herd battle FAU in a crucial Conference USA showdown.
CLICK HERE to get your tickets to the big game vs. FAU

HALFTIME ACTIVITIES
WHEN
: Halftime
WHERE: Joan C. Edwards Stadium
WHAT: Watch as we crown Mr. and Miss Marshall and award student organizations following a busy week of activities.

BLACK ALUMNI ASSOCIATION CASINO NIGHT
WHEN
: 9:30 p.m.
WHERE: Pullman Plaza Hotel
WHAT: Casino Night with dinner and dancing at the Pullman Plaza Hotel.



QUESTIONS
Email us at homecoming@marshall.edu