Homecoming Schedule of Events

There is an entire week of activities, mark your calendar to attend as many events as possible.



Fundie Run – 6:00 p.m. at the Marshall University Recreation Center. Students, alumni and community members are invited to participate in the inaugural Fundie Run! Show up in new or gently used clothing to donate to the Huntington City Mission. When the race begins, strip down to your skinnies and take a victory lap around campus. There will be no indecent exposure, however a ton of fun will be had. What a great way to kick off the Homecoming week of activities! For more information, contact Campus Activities Board at cab@marshall.edu.



All campus offices are asked to decorate using the theme for Homecoming.  These offices will be judged and prizes will be awarded at the Friday, October 11th Picnic on the Plaza.

The 3rd Annual Unity Walk Celebration – 5:00 p.m. on the Memorial Student Center Plaza will be held on the Memorial Student Center Plaza.   This event allows Marshall students, alumni and community to come together to celebrate their unity and the fact that they are all part of the fame “family” and to recognize their individual differences.  Questions, contact Matt James at james65@marshall.edu or Maurice Cooley at cooley@marshall.edu



Office Decorations – Office decoration judging will begin at 10:00 a.m.  Members of the Marshall University Alumni Association Board of Directors will be judging the offices on campus that have decorated.



Picnic on the Plaza and Homecoming Kickoff – 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Join us on the plaza of the Memorial Student Center for music, games, prizes and lunch….ON US!!!  This is the Alumni Associations first official event of Homecoming weekend.  Help us kick off Homecoming and say a HUGE thank you to the Marshall family and their support of academics, students and the HERD!

This picnic is also a tribute to our success as a university and the generosity of the faculty, staff and students who participate in the MU Family Campaign.  Our success is because of the dedication of the employees at Marshall University.  MU students, faculty and staff are among its greatest assets and part of the reason the university is so successful.  Their commitment to their work, enables the university to fulfill its responsibilities.

You won’t want to miss this 4th annual Picnic on the Plaza sponsored by the Marshall University Alumni Association and the Office of Development.

Pep Rally – 7:00 p.m. on Buskirk Field. We are joined by the Marshall University Marching Thunder and auxiliary groups to get hyped for the Homecoming game. New traditions will be presented to those in attendance such as Yell Like Hell. Let’s cheer on the Thundering Herd and prepare for a huge win over Middle Tennessee! For more information, please contact Campus Activities Board at cab@marshall.edu.



The 19th Annual 5K Alum Run – This 5K course starts at 8:00 a.m. on Veterans Memorial Blvd, and ends near Pullman Square.  The entry fee is $20 for early registration and $25 from October 1-11th, race day registration.  Sponsored by the Marshall University Alumni Association and the Huntington Lions Club.  For questions and registration visit tristateracer.com. or contact David Specht (SE Lions Club) specht1@frontier.com.

Homecoming Parade – 8:30 a.m. You won’t want to miss MARCO, the cheerleaders, Marshall dignitaries and members of the Homecoming court.  Come early and find the perfect spot to enjoy the 2014 Homecoming parade.  Sponsored by the Student Government Association.  For questions and to participate in the parade, contact Duncan Waugaman at waugamand@marshall.edu.

Tailgate Blast – MUAA and the Black Alumni Association are celebrating at 18th Street and 5th Avenue with a joint tailgate blast.  Entertainment will be available.  Cost is only $25.00 per person.  Join us and get ready to cheer on the HERD!!!!  Questions, contact Nancy Pelphrey at pelphrey@marshall.edu.

MU vs Middle Tennessee Football Game  – Kickoff is at Noon