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Friday, October 15

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 2020 Homecoming Gold Ambassadors.

Saturday, October 16

CMU Homecoming 5K Run/Walk TBD

The CMU Homecoming 5K Run/Walk to benefit Special Olympics Michigan has been a tradition for over 30 years! This run/walk starts Homecoming morning off right with a 5K Run or Walk that begins at historic Finch Fieldhouse and travels throughout the beautiful campus of Central Michigan University. Relive your CMU memories or make new ones when you join over 400 participants all helping to support children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Run as an individual or form teams - join together for a great cause!


50 Year Reunion Brunch: TBD

Celebrating the classes of 1961-1970, featuring the Class of 1970. Begin your Homecoming celebrations with brunch in Powers Hall. You can also watch the parade right from this location. Registration required.

Alumni Coffee and Donuts: TBD

Start your day off right with complimentary coffee and donuts inside Powers Hall. Stay right here to watch the parade.

Homecoming parade: TBD

The annual parade begins in Parking Lot 22 and travels through campus before heading north on Main Street to downtown Mount Pleasant.

Tailgate Lots Open: TBD

The parking lots at the south end of campus will open 4 hours prior to kickoff

Alumni Village: TBD

Join the free campus wide celebration near Rose Ponds for food, fun, and friends. Great get together for alumni, family and friends. Enjoy game day Chippewa spirit! Also visit with a favorite professor, grab some food, and soak up the atmosphere that is CMU Homecoming.

Tailgate Village: TBD

Maroon and Gold concert will be playing a free concert. Features a beer garden, open to the public.

Cardboard Boat Race: TBD

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.

Football game: TBD

Cheer on the Chippewas as CMU takes on New Mexico State at Kelly/Shorts Stadium. Order tickets at 1-888-FIREUP-2 or online at