Event Schedule

Join Marshall University for a Herd Holiday

Thursday, December 5 | 5:30 – 8 p.m. | Memorial Student Center

5:30 p.m. – Plaza

  • Welcome by Mr. and Miss Marshall
  • Music by the Old Main Carolers
  • Official tree lighting

President Gilbert turns on the lights

6 – 8 p.m. – First Floor

  • Hot chocolate, punch, s’mores and cookies
  • Holiday photo booth
  • Live music by Kelley’s Bridge
  • Book reading in the Marshall Bookstore at 6:15 & 7:15 p.m.
  • Holiday gift ideas fashion show 6:30 & 7:30 p.m.– Sponsored by the Marshall Bookstore
  • Build-a-Bison – $30
    • $10 for students with valid Marshall ID
    • $20 for faculty & staff with valid Marshall ID
  • Marshall University Bookstore extended shopping hours, plus:
    • Free gift with minimum $20 purchase of Marshall merchandise (while supplies last)
    • Herd Holiday coupon offer
    • Giveaways throughout the evening including gift cards and merchandise
  • Marshall University Alumni Association
  • Marshall University Athletics

6 – 8 p.m. – Second Floor – Don Morris Room

  • Holiday photos with Santa-Marco
  • Letters to Santa – Student ambassadors will be available to assist with writing and mailing letters
  • Holiday coloring station
  • Holiday gift tags – Marshall University International Students
  • Stocking Stuffing Station – Marshall Health
  • Get Well Cards for the Children’s Hospital – School of Medicine students will be available to assist
  • Reindeer Bait – School of Pharmacy Students
  • #MyHuntington Coloring Books
  • Entertainment – WMUL-FM
  • Gingerbread house decorating contest – Marshall University Student Organizations
  • Ornament painting with the Pottery Place:
    • First 200 ornaments free courtesy of the Campus Activities Board
    • Additional ornaments will be available for purchase

Guests are encouraged to share photos on social media using #HerdHoliday throughout the event.