Homecoming Schedule of Events

The coronavirus pandemic has presented a challenge to each of us and we are proud in the ways that our university has dealt with these challenges and met them head-on. Marshall University has been a leader and an innovator in new and exciting ways to bring our students, alumni and friends the same Marshall experience that we all love and cherish.

We are excited to bring to you “Herd at Home,” an all-virtual, completely online Homecoming experience. While we are disappointed that we will not be able to meet in-person this year, we are excited to bring you a fresh new take on Homecoming with a full week of activities for you to participate.

From games to webinars, interviews with campus leaders, tours of new and historic venues, virtual events such as a 5K and parade, we plan to bring you the best virtual content to make your time away from campus enjoyable.

So join us October 19-24 for “Herd at Home” and be sure to take part in as many activities as your schedule will allow.

MONDAY, OCT. 19

All Week – Homecoming Stampede Virtual 5K
INFO: Join us for the 25th annual Homecoming Stampede 5K – virtually! Any course, any city, any state – at any point from Oct. 17-23, run/walk a 5K and send us your photos and times to be recognized and registered for awesome prizes. Entry is $20 per person and you will receive a bib and Homecoming t-shirt, with all proceeds going toward student scholarships.
Register here for the Homecoming Stampede Virtual 5K today!

All Week – Paint Social Media Green
INFO: Marshall invites you to “Paint Social Media Green” with unique Facebook profile frames, profile pictures of you and your family in Marshall gear and share your photos with us! Share photos of your favorite pet, your family, or your home or office showing that Marshall pride and your photo may be included in an upcoming issue of Marshall Magazine!
Submit your photos here!

6:00 a.m. – #HerdHomecoming Good Morning Yoga
INFO: Join us each morning on Facebook for a special yoga session hosted by Marshall students and alumni at Brown Dog Yoga with locations in Huntington, Barboursville, and Russell, Kentucky.

4:00 p.m. – Virtual Chat w/ Office of Alumni Relations & Office of Student Affairs
INFO: Join us on Facebook LIVE for a chat about student life, alumni affairs and submit your questions in a Q&A with your Office of Alumni Relations and the Office of Student Affairs.

7:00 p.m. – Exploring Marshall Video Series – Familiar Faces & Places
INFO: Join us on Facebook or view anytime on YouTube for Episode 1 of Marshall Today: Familiar Faces & Places – a professionally produced web video series taking a look at the iconic and brand new people and places that make Marshall so special! In this episode we visit locations that alumni and students all know and love!

7:30 p.m. – Virtual Bingo
INFO: Join us for a night of fun and BINGO! Free and open to all alumni, supporters and students, win cool prizes and enjoy a fun night of Bingo hosted by the Marshall University Alumni Association.
Register for BINGO here and you will be sent your playing cards and login information 24 hours prior to the event!

9:30 p.m. – Virtual Bingo
INFO: Join us for a night of fun and BINGO! Free and open to all alumni, supporters and students, win cool prizes and enjoy a fun night of Bingo hosted by the Marshall University Alumni Association.
Register for BINGO here and you will be sent your playing cards and login information 24 hours prior to the event!

TUESDAY, OCT. 20

All Week – Homecoming Stampede Virtual 5K
INFO: Join us for the 25th annual Homecoming Stampede 5K – virtually! Any course, any city, any state – at any point from Oct. 17-23, run/walk a 5K and send us your photos and times to be recognized and registered for awesome prizes. Entry is $20 per person and you will receive a bib and Homecoming t-shirt, with all proceeds going toward student scholarships.
Register here for the Homecoming Stampede Virtual 5K today!

All Week – Paint Social Media Green
INFO: Marshall invites you to “Paint Social Media Green” with unique Facebook profile frames, profile pictures of you and your family in Marshall gear and share your photos with us! Share photos of your favorite pet, your family, or your home or office showing that Marshall pride and your photo may be included in an upcoming issue of Marshall Magazine!
Submit your photos here!

6:00 a.m. – #HerdHomecoming Good Morning Yoga
INFO: Join us each morning on Facebook for a special yoga session hosted by Marshall students and alumni at Brown Dog Yoga with locations in Huntington, Barboursville, and Russell, Kentucky.

7:00 p.m. – Happy Hour w/ President Gilbert
INFO: Join us on Facebook LIVE at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20 for a live chat and Q&A with Marshall University President Jerome Gilbert hosted by Director of Alumni Relations Matt Hayes. Hear the latest from your alma mater, learn more about President Gilbert and have an opportunity to ask your questions for this one hour chat!

8:00 p.m. – Marshall Jeopardy
INFO: Join us for a night of fun and Jeopardy! Free and open to all alumni, supporters and students, win cool prizes and enjoy a fun night of Jeopardy hosted by the Marshall University Alumni Association.
Register for Marshall Jeopardy here and you will be emailed instructions and login information 24 hours prior to the event!

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21

All Week – Homecoming Stampede Virtual 5K
INFO: Join us for the 25th annual Homecoming Stampede 5K – virtually! Any course, any city, any state – at any point from Oct. 17-23, run/walk a 5K and send us your photos and times to be recognized and registered for awesome prizes. Entry is $20 per person and you will receive a bib and Homecoming t-shirt, with all proceeds going toward student scholarships.
Register here for the Homecoming Stampede Virtual 5K today!

All Week – Paint Social Media Green
INFO: Marshall invites you to “Paint Social Media Green” with unique Facebook profile frames, profile pictures of you and your family in Marshall gear and share your photos with us! Share photos of your favorite pet, your family, or your home or office showing that Marshall pride and your photo may be included in an upcoming issue of Marshall Magazine!
Submit your photos here!

6:00 a.m. – #HerdHomecoming Good Morning Yoga
INFO: Join us each morning on Facebook for a special yoga session hosted by Marshall students and alumni at Brown Dog Yoga with locations in Huntington, Barboursville, and Russell, Kentucky.

7:00 p.m. – Exploring Marshall Video Series – Marshall On The Rise
INFO: Join us on Facebook or view anytime on YouTube for Episode 2 of Marshall Today: Marshall On The Rise – a professionally produced web video series taking a look at the iconic and brand new people and places that make Marshall so special! In this episode we take a look at newer locations on campus that have sprouted up over the past two decades and check in on current students taking advantage of these spaces.

7:30 p.m. – Traditions! LIVE
INFO: Join us on Facebook or view anytime on YouTube for a live showing of the play Traditions, a production representing a snapshot of the history and traditions of Marshall University created by adjunct professor Jesse Nolan and directed by Amy Nolan. And stick around after for a live Q&A with the director.

8:30 p.m. – LIVE Q&A w/ Traditions Director Jesse Nolan
INFO: Learn more about the play Traditions, including how it was created and the inspiration behind the production in a live chat with creator Jesse Nolan, director Amy Nolan and Traditions actor Miguel Long.
Register for the live chat here and you will be sent a link to this event within 24 hours of it taking place.

THURSDAY, OCT. 22

All Week – Homecoming Stampede Virtual 5K
INFO: Join us for the 25th annual Homecoming Stampede 5K – virtually! Any course, any city, any state – at any point from Oct. 17-23, run/walk a 5K and send us your photos and times to be recognized and registered for awesome prizes. Entry is $20 per person and you will receive a bib and Homecoming t-shirt, with all proceeds going toward student scholarships.
Register here for the Homecoming Stampede Virtual 5K today!

All Week – Paint Social Media Green
INFO: Marshall invites you to “Paint Social Media Green” with unique Facebook profile frames, profile pictures of you and your family in Marshall gear and share your photos with us! Share photos of your favorite pet, your family, or your home or office showing that Marshall pride and your photo may be included in an upcoming issue of Marshall Magazine!
Submit your photos here!

6:00 a.m. – #HerdHomecoming Good Morning Yoga
INFO: Join us each morning on Facebook for a special yoga session hosted by Marshall students and alumni at Brown Dog Yoga with locations in Huntington, Barboursville, and Russell, Kentucky.

12:00 p.m. – Webinar: Office of Career Education
INFO: Join us for a live webinar with the Office of Career Education as they touch on topics including the new career assistance platform available to alumni and students, career exploration experiences, new digital options available to alumni and a Q&A for you to ask your questions.
Register here for the virtual webinar and you will receive a link to this event within 24 hours of the start time.

6:00 p.m. – Virtual Wine Tasting
INFO: We are excited to present a live virtual wine tasting courtesy of Sip Wine and Whiskey Bar located at Heritage Station in downtown Huntington. Free to all legal age alumni, supporters and students, simply pick up the items listed below in our grocery list, register, and make it a night with friends and loved ones Thursday, Oct. 22 as the folks at Sip guide you through a collection of wines and foods that is sure to be a hit!
Register for the free event here, you will receive a link within 24 hours of the event and view the grocery list and wines to participate in this special event!

7:00 p.m. – Virtual Parade
INFO: Compiled and produced by Marshall University students and staff, join us on Facebook on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. for the first-ever virtual Homecoming Parade! This unique event will include short video clips of student organizations, offices, alumni chapters, community organizations and more cheering on Marshall and showing their Thundering Herd pride!

8:00 p.m. – Marshall Trivia Night
INFO: Following the virtual parade, stick around for a night of fun and trivia! Free and open to all alumni, supporters and students, win cool prizes and enjoy a fun night of trivia hosted by the Marshall University Alumni Association.
Register for trivia night here and you will be sent instructions and login information 24 hours prior to the event!

FRIDAY, OCT. 23

All Week – Homecoming Stampede Virtual 5K
INFO: Join us for the 25th annual Homecoming Stampede 5K – virtually! Any course, any city, any state – at any point from Oct. 17-23, run/walk a 5K and send us your photos and times to be recognized and registered for awesome prizes. Entry is $20 per person and you will receive a bib and Homecoming t-shirt, with all proceeds going toward student scholarships.
Register here for the Homecoming Stampede Virtual 5K today!

All Week – Paint Social Media Green
INFO: Marshall invites you to “Paint Social Media Green” with unique Facebook profile frames, profile pictures of you and your family in Marshall gear and share your photos with us! Share photos of your favorite pet, your family, or your home or office showing that Marshall pride and your photo may be included in an upcoming issue of Marshall Magazine!
Submit your photos here!

6:00 a.m. – #HerdHomecoming Good Morning Yoga
INFO: Join us each morning on Facebook for a special yoga session hosted by Marshall students and alumni at Brown Dog Yoga with locations in Huntington, Barboursville, and Russell, Kentucky.

9:30 a.m. – 2020 Homecoming Court Reveal
INFO: Join us live on Facebook for the reveal of our 2020 Homecoming Court! 

7:00 p.m. – Exploring Marshall Video Series – Good Eats & Huntington Treats
INFO: Join us on Facebook or view anytime on YouTube for Episode 3 of Marshall Today: Good Eats & Huntington Treats – a professionally produced web video series taking a look at the iconic and brand new people and places that make Marshall so special! In this episode we go off campus to familiar hangout spots throughout Huntington and we check in on the new places that students are enjoying on nights and weekends.

7:30 p.m. – “We Are Marshall” Drive-In Movie Night
INFOJoin us and the Greater Huntington Parks and Recreation District Friday, Oct. 23 for a drive-in showing of We Are Marshall at Altizer Field in Huntington (4801 Altizer Avenue, Huntington, WV 25705 ). Parking starts at 5 p.m. and the movie will begin at dark. Admission for this event is a Thanksgiving food pantry donation. Parking is first come first served until capacity is reached. Restrooms will be available but concessions will not so feel free to bring your own snacks! Just a reminder, no alcohol is permitted on Park property.

SATURDAY, OCT. 24

8:00 a.m. – Homecoming Video Activities
INFO: Join us throughout the morning on Facebook as we present special videos and fun games leading up to the Homecoming game between Marshall and the FAU Owls at 2:30 p.m.

10:30 a.m. – Mr. & Miss Marshall 2020 Reveal
INFO: Join us live on Facebook for the reveal of our 2020 Mr. & Miss Marshall! 

2:30 p.m. – Marshall vs. FAU Owls
INFO: Cheer on The Herd as Marshall battles the FAU Owls in the Homecoming game!

 #HerdHomecoming

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