Homecoming Schedule of Events

 

Marshall Homecoming 2017

 


  • Name of Event: Office Decorating Contest
  • Date: All week
  • Sponsoring Organization: Marshall University Alumni Association

Event Description: All campus offices are encouraged to decorate using the medieval “Overthrow the Monarchs” theme. The offices will be judged on Thursday and prizes will be awarded at the Friday, Oct. 13, Picnic on the Plaza. Prizes will be awarded in multiple categories. Visit HerdAlum.com for more info.

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  • Name of Event: Unity Walk
  • Date: Monday, October 9
  • Time: 4 p.m.
  • Sponsoring Organization: Office of Intercultural Affairs

Event Description: All students, teams, organizations, residence halls, faculty, staff and community members are invited to walk the campus perimeter and show their Marshall pride! The Marshall community will gather at 4 p.m. at the Recreation Center. The walk will end at Buskirk Field. 


  • Name of Event: Penny Wars
  • Date: Tuesday, October 10
  • Time: 10 a.m. 
  • Sponsoring Organization: Office of Student Activities

Event Description: Student organizations with the most pennies in their jars will win their respective categories. The winning organization will receive half of the money collected, the other half will be donated to the philanthropy of their choosing.


  • Name of Event: Herd Game Night
  • Date: Tuesday, October 10
  • Time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Sponsoring Organization: Office of Student Activities

Event Description: Student games and activities beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Don Morris Room.


  • Name of Event: Race to the Throne
  • Date: Wednesday, October 11
  • Time: 2 p.m.
  • Sponsoring Organization: Office of Student Activities

Event Description: Races and activities all around campus beginning at 2 p.m.


  • Name of Event: Canned Food Art
  • Date: Thursday, October 12
  • Time: 11 a.m.
  • Sponsoring Organization:: Office of Student Activities

Event Description: Student organizations will be tasked with building a self-sustaining structure out of canned food related to the “Overthrow the Monarchs” theme on the Memorial Student Center Plaza.


  • Name of Event: Marshall Homecoming Parade
  • Date: Thursday, October 12
  • Time: 6:30 p.m.
  • Sponsoring Organization: Marshall University Student Government Association

Event Description: Join us in a celebration of Marshall University during the annual Homecoming Parade! Floats, marching bands and everything you love about parades will fill the air, this time under the lights on a Thursday night!


  • Name of Event: Pep Rally and Bonfire
  • Date: Thursday, October 12
  • Time: 8:00 p.m., Immediately following parade
  • Sponsoring Organization: University Communications, Office of Student Activities, Marshall Athletics

Event Description: A new tradition! The Marshall Community is invited to enjoy a pep rally and bonfire following the parade with entertainment and activities featuring university coaches and team members!


  • Name of Event: Rock the Rec
  • Date: Thursday, October 12
  • Time: 9:30 p.m.
  • Sponsoring Organization: Marshall Athletics

Event Description:: Join us as we fill the Rec Center following the pep rally for the first night of Thundering Herd basketball practice.


  • Name of Event: Picnic on the Plaza
  • Date: Friday, October 13
  • Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Sponsoring Organization: Marshall University Alumni Association

Event Description: Marshall’s largest and most exciting on-campus Homecoming party returns! The Marshall University Alumni Association will be throwing a party with free food, drinks, music, games and lots of fun for students, faculty and alumni!

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  • Name of Event: NPHC Homecoming Step Show
  • Date: Friday, October 13
  • Time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Sponsoring Organization: National Pan-Hellenic Council

Event Description: The Marshall University NPHC presents 2017 Homecoming Step Show at the Keith Albee Theatre doors open at 7 p.m. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.

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  • Name of Event: Homecoming Stampede 5K
  • Date: Saturday, October 14
  • Time: 8:00 a.m.
  • Sponsoring Organization: Marshall University Alumni Association

Event Description: Students, faculty, alumni and Marshall University supporters come together for a run on a run around campus with multiple age groups and prizes. Registration and additional information will be available at HerdAlum.com.

REGISTER FOR THE 5K!


  • Name of Event: Marshall University Alumni Association – Tailgate
  • Date: Saturday, October 14
  • Time: 11 a.m. 
  • Sponsoring Organization: Marshall University Alumni Association, Student Affairs and Parent Programs

Event Description: Tailgate with the Marshall University Alumni Association. Food, drinks, music and fun on the field beside Harless Dining Hall with a number of special guests all leading up to the big game! Special to this year, the MUAA will be recognizing the reunion classes during the tailgate festivities. Get your tickets today for just $10 at HerdAlum.com.

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  • Name of Event: Marshall University Homecoming Game
  • Date: Saturday, October 14
  • Time: 2:30 p.m.
  • Sponsoring Organization: Marshall University

Event Description: Watch as the Thundering Herd battles the Old Dominion Monarchs in a crucial Conference USA showdown.

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  • Name of Event: Halftime Activities
  • Date: Saturday, October 14
  • Time: Halftime
  • Sponsoring Organization: Office of Student Activities

Event Description: Watch as we crown Mister and Miss Marshall and award student organizations following a busy week of activities.


 

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