Friday, October 7
WMHW-FM 91.5 Alumni Takeover: 12:01 a.m.
Tune in to 91.5 FM to hear alumni take over the student radio station all weekend, continuing 24 hours through midnight Saturday.
Rock Rally: TBD
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 2016 Homecoming Gold Ambassadors.
Saturday, October 8
5K run and Miles for Medals fundraising run/walk - 8:00 a.m.
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. All proceeds benefit Special Olympics Michigan. Register Online
Alumni Coffee and Donuts: 9:30 a.m.
Start your day off right with complimentary coffee and donuts inside Powers Hall. Stay right here to watch the parade.
Homecoming parade: 11:00 a.m.
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: 11:00 a.m.The parking lots at the south end of campus will open 4 hours prior to kickoff
Alumni Village: 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
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: 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Maroon and Gold concert series featuring Paddlebot will be playing a free concert. Features a beer garden, open to the public.
Cardboard Boat Race: 1:00 p.m.
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: 300 p.m.
Cheer on the Chippewas as CMU takes on Ball State at Kelly/Shorts Stadium. Order tickets at 1-888-FIREUP-2 or online at www.cmuchippewas.com.