​College of Communication and Fine Arts Event Schedule​


Friday, October 7

WMHW-FM 91.5 Alumni Takeover

Dr. Jerry Henderson Radio Complex, Moore Hall

Tune in to 91.5 FM or webstream live at www.wmhw.org to hear alumni take over the student radio station all weekend.

School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts Media Life Coaching Fair

(BCA alums hosting two presentations for students.)

Moore Hall 101

11 a.m.  – Junior and Seniors

2:00 p.m. – Freshmen and Sophomores​


Rock Rally: TBD

Go to Warriner Hall's Plachta Auditorium for the pep rally, mock rock contest, presentation of the football team, and the announcement of the 2016 Homecoming Gold Ambassadors.

Saturday, October 8

CMU Marching Chips Alumni Band   

8:00 a.m.  Coffee Hour – Stadium Club Lounge

9:00 a.m. Rehearsal – Kelly Shorts Stadium

11:00 a.m. Parade – Line up at Lot 15 (S of Barnes Hall)

3 p.m.-  kick-off   CMU vs. Ball State University


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/CCFA Tailgate: 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Rose Ponds, north​ of the stadium

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: 3:00 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. ​​