Traditional Homecoming Returns in 2021!

Alumni, we are thrilled to welcome you back to campus for Marshall Homecoming 2021, with the football game on October 9, 2021, and a 2 p.m. kickoff. We hope that you are able to reconnect with friends and faculty, visit some of your favorite spots around campus and the community, as well as see some of the ways we continue to grow.

Huntington, you make this a great place to live, work and study and we are proud to call this community home. We want you to know that you are invited to celebrate homecoming with us because what you give to the university and its students is a significant part of the Marshall experience.

For more information about the history and tradition of Homecoming, check out our What is Homecoming? guide.

Overnight Accommodations & Things to Do

If you are traveling to join us for homecoming you may need overnight accommodations. Hotels tend to fill up quickly, so make your reservations as soon as possible. You can see a list of local hotels HERE or local bed and breakfast locations HERE through our partners at the Huntington Area Convention & Visitor’s Bureau.

If you plan on dining in town you can find some of the local favorites HERE. Call ahead or use your favorite reservation app to set up a reservation and limit your wait where applicable. And while you are here, you might as well do some shopping at some of our favorite locations HERE.

Signature Community and Family Events

With homecoming events throughout the week, there is something for you to do whether you are staying for the week, weekend, or just for game day.

Join us for these community-friendly events. Don’t feel the need to leave the kids at home during homecoming week! Marshall homecoming features a number of events that kids and families will love. Check out the complete schedule for Homecoming 2021 HERE.

Parking Info

If you are attending an event on campus, please check out the campus map linked here and note all available parking locations.

Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall

While you are in town, be sure to stop by Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall, home of your Erickson Alumni Center! Check out the Herd Heaven Rotunda, travel back in time with our artifacts covering the history of Marshall University, check out the Nate Ruffin Alumni Lounge showcasing Marshall sports décor and relax in one of the most beautiful buildings on campus!

Opened in 2010 and named after prominent businessman, Marshall graduate, and donor Brad D. Smith, the Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall houses offices for the Marshall University Foundation and Marshall University Office of Alumni Relations.

Helpful Links

Marshall Alumni & Family Tailgate | TICKETS
Homecoming Stampede 5K | REGISTER
Homecoming Game vs. ODU | TICKETS
Thundering Herd Football | ROSTER
Thundering Herd Football | SCHEDULE