​​​​​​​​Friday, October 2

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.

Education Alumni Reception: 3:45 - 5:00 p.m.

Come see the Education and Human Services building and join students currently student teaching, and Counseling and Special Education and Teacher Education and Professional Development clinical field experience coordinators for punch and cookies outside French Auditorium. 

Latino Alumni Career Information Session for CMU Students & Alumni:  2:00 p.m.

Bovee University Center Auditorium - A panel of CMU alumni from a variety of fields will share information about their personal careers and discuss strategies to be successful in a career. A representative from the Career Services Office will also discuss services they offer students and alumni. Check out our Facebook page at

Grawn Hall Open House: 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Grawn Hall, the most historic buildings on campus, was dedicated in 1915. Please join us in celebrating 100 years of Grawn. Take a walk down memory lane, enjoy light refreshments, see how the building has changed and what's to come.

Rock Rally: 5:00 p.m.

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 2015 Homecoming Gold Ambassadors.

Back on the Yard - Alumni Reception: 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

NPHC & CMU African American Alumni Chapter presents Back on Yard Homecoming 2015. Alumni Reception - Bovee​ University Center - Register Online

Third Eye Blind: 8:00 p.m.
Join us Friday October 2nd for the first annual CMU Homecoming Concert featuring Third Eye Blind and special guest Hoodie Allen!​ Doors open at 7:00 p.m. at the Events Center​​ - purchase tickets at Ticket Central

Saturday, October 3

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

50 Year Reunion: 9:00 a.m.

Celebrating the classes of 1960-1965. Featuring the Class of 1965. 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

NPHC & CMU African American Alumni Chapter Tailgate: 11:00 a.m.

Homecoming Package $45.00  In​cludes tickets into all events, food at the tailgate & reception, one free game of bowling at S.A.C. during reception. Register Online

Volunteer Center Open House: 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Stop by the Volunteer Center, Bovee University Center 106, for an open house and indoor tailgate event with food and fun! Plus, the indoor tailgate is where you will get your awesome and FREE newly designed maroon and gold CMU homecoming shirt!

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 Jedi Mind Trip 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 Northern Illinois at Kelly/Shorts Stadium. Order tickets at 1-888-FIREUP-2 or online at​​​​

NPHC & CMU African American Alumni Chapter - NPHC "Step Show", Homecoming Reception/Dance
Homecoming Package $45.00  Includes tickets into all events, food at the tailgate & reception, one free game of bowling at S.A.C. during reception. Register Online