At Mizzou, Homecoming simply isn’t an event that can be captured in one short day. After months of preparation and planning, there’s an entire week to celebrate!
Last week, the 28th Annual Homecoming Blood Drive passed its 100,000th donation since its beginnings. This huge accomplishment was a great kick off for those of us who bleed black and gold. While you’re in Columbia for Homecoming, here are some events you won’t want to miss.
-Homecoming Headquarters Open House: Friday, October 25th from 12:00-7:00 p.m.
Head to the Reynolds Alumni Center to meet up with old friends and take a campus tour hosted by the MU Tour Team. Campus is always changing, so take advantage of getting a student’s perspective on Mizzou.
-Campus Decorations: Friday, October 25th from 6:00-9:30 p.m.
Thousands of students, citizens and alumni will put on their black and gold and head to ‘House Decs’ in Greek Town. Elaborate sets and skits created after hours of work will delight the entire family. This year’s theme of America’s Greatest Cities promises some great performances. Check out the House Decs map to plan your evening.
-The Homecoming Parade: Saturday, October 26th at 9:00 a.m.
One of the most popular Homecoming traditions, the parade showcases student organization floats, bands from across the state and much more! Winding around campus and through downtown Columbia, thousands of spectators will line the route in their black and gold. Pick your viewing spot on the map!
-Romp, Chomp and Stomp Tailgate: Saturday, October 26th
Immediately after the parade, head to the Carnahan Quad and join thousands of students and alumni in this tradition that has been revived from the 1950s. Soak up the live entertainment, cheer along with the spirit rally and grab a bite to eat before heading to your own tailgate.
-The Missouri Tigers v. the South Carolina Gamecocks: Kickoff at 6:00 p.m. Saturday
Get your black and gold on and join over 60,000 of your closest new friends to watch the 5th ranked Tigers take on the 21st ranked Gamecocks at the 102nd Homecoming football game. M-I-Z…