Friday, October 19
6:00 a.m. WMHW-FM 91.5 Alumni Takeover
Tune in to 91.5 FM to hear alumni take over the student radio station all weekend, continuing 24 hours through midnight Saturday.
7:00 p.m. Rock Rally
Go to Warriner Hall’s Plachta Auditorium for the pep rally, mock rock contest for the Maroon Cup, presentation of the football team, and the announcement of the 2012 Homecoming Gold Ambassadors.
Saturday, October 20
8:00 a.m. 5K run and Miles for Medals fundraising run/walk
Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. at Finch Fieldhouse for the 8 a.m. start. Choose a 5K run/walk or a one-mile fun run/walk, register online. All proceeds benefit Special Olympics Michigan.
9:30 a.m. Alumni Continental Breakfast
Start your day off right with a complimentary breakfast outside Powers Hall. Stay right here to watch the parade.
11:00 a.m. Homecoming parade
The annual parade begins in Parking Lot 22 and travels through campus before heading north on Main Street to downtown Mount Pleasant.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CMU Memories: History in the Making
Stop by the Charles V. Park Library on your way to Alumni Village, the pre-game tailgate party, and leave your mark on CMU history. Alumni are invited to bring a photo, letter, or note regarding their time as a student at CMU, and add it to displays created to represent student life from various decades. Feel free to just stop by and leave your autograph and class year. Tour the Park Library where you can see the Libraries’ fabulous exhibits, and check out the great view of Mt. Pleasant from the fourth floor! This event is sponsored by the Clarke Historical Library, which holds the CMU Archives, among its special collections focusing on Michigan History and Children’s Literature.
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center 20th Anniversary Celebration
The event will take place on Saturday, October 20th from Noon-1pm in the Volunteer Center. Here is a short description of the event: Faculty, students, and alumni are encouraged to take part in the 20 Year Anniversary Celebration of the Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP for the event.
12:00 - 3:00 p.m. Alumni Village
Join the free campus wide celebration near Rose Ponds for food, fun, and friends. WMHW-FM alumni will broadcast live on location. Visit with a favorite professor, grab some food, and soak up the atmosphere that is CMU Homecoming.
1:00 p.m. Cardboard Boat Race
Held in the afternoon of Homecoming, this event draws quite a crowd to Rose Ponds (near the CMU Events Center). For two weeks, students in the Engineering programs work on building cardboard boats. They sail the boats across the ponds, and the first team to the other side wins.
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CMU Homecoming Childern's Activities
Alumni Village next to Rose Ponds
Celebrate Central Michigan University's 120th anniversary
with children's activities hosted by the Museum of Cultural and Natural History
during the CMU Homecoming Reception. Children can try on vintage football and
cheerleader uniforms, learn a CMU cheer, sing the CMU fight song, and practice
We encourage alumni to come and share their homecoming stories,
cheers, or fight song with our future Chippewas. The first 200 children
visiting us at the alumni tent will receive a complementary 120th
CMU anniversary cup cake.
3:30 p.m. Football game
Cheer on the Chippewas as CMU takes on BSU at Kelly/Shorts Stadium. Order tickets at 1-888-FIREUP-2 or online at www.cmuchippewas.com.