Homecoming Schedule of Events

The coronavirus pandemic presented challenges in 2020, which led to an all-virtual, completely online Homecoming experience.

This year, we are excited to say we are “Back and Better Than Ever!” We will once again have an in-person Homecoming with a full week of activities for you to participate. Mark your calendar and plan to join us October 4-9.

MONDAY, OCT. 4

All Week – Paint Social Media Green
INFO:
Marshall invites you to “Paint Social Media Green” all week on social media! Share with us photos of you and your family in Marshall gear no matter where you are – at home, at an event, or at the game! Share in the link below are post to the official alumni accounts @MarshallUAlumni and use the hashtags  #HerdHomecoming and #MarshallRises to be featured!
Submit your photos here!

All Week – Office Photo Contest
INFO: Campus offices and departments are asked to submit a photo or series of photos proudly showing everyone in their best Marshall gear in a creative way. The photos can take place in a decorated office space, somewhere on the Marshall campus or out and about in the Huntington community. The deadline to submit photos is Wednesday, October 6 at 4:30 p.m. Prizes will once again be awarded during the annual Picnic on the Plaza on Friday, October 8 between 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Register here!

5:00 p.m. – Unity Walk & Homecoming Court Announcement
INFO: Students, teams, organizations, clubs, residence halls, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to join in this unifying walk around campus from the Marshall Rec Center to the Memorial Student Center Plaza to show their Marshall pride! Immediately following the walk, the Homecoming court will be announced.

7:00 p.m. – Exploring Marshall Video Series – TBA
INFO: Join us on Facebook or view anytime on YouTube for Episode 4 of Exploring Marshall – a professionally produced web video series taking a look at the iconic and brand new people and places that make Marshall so special!

7:30 p.m. – Virtual Game Night
INFO: Join us for a night of fun and games! Free and open to all alumni, supporters and students, win cool prizes and enjoy a fun night hosted by the Marshall University Alumni Association. You will be emailed instructions and login information 24 hours prior to the event!

TUESDAY, OCT. 5

All Week – Paint Social Media Green
INFO:
Marshall invites you to “Paint Social Media Green” all week on social media! Share with us photos of you and your family in Marshall gear no matter where you are – at home, at an event, or at the game! Share in the link below are post to the official alumni accounts @MarshallUAlumni and use the hashtags  #HerdHomecoming and #MarshallRises to be featured!
Submit your photos here!

All Week – Office Photo Contest
INFO:
Campus offices and departments are asked to submit a photo or series of photos proudly showing everyone in their best Marshall gear in a creative way. The photos can take place in a decorated office space, somewhere on the Marshall campus or out and about in the Huntington community. The deadline to submit photos is Wednesday, October 6 at 4:30 p.m. Prizes will once again be awarded during the annual Picnic on the Plaza on Friday, October 8 between 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Register here!

4:30 p.m. – Intercultural Center Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting
INFO:
Join the Marshall University family for the grand opening of the all-new Intercultural Center on campus.

6:30 p.m. – MUBAA’s Masked Singer
INFO: The Marshall University Black Alumni Association will host a special version of the Masked Singer.

7:00 p.m. – Social Hour w/ Special Guest
INFO: Join us on Facebook LIVE at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 5 for a live chat and Q&A with a special guest hosted by Director of Alumni Relations Matt Hayes. Hear the latest from your alma mater, learn more about Marshall University and have an opportunity to ask your questions for this one hour chat!

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

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 6

All Week – Paint Social Media Green
INFO:
Marshall invites you to “Paint Social Media Green” all week on social media! Share with us photos of you and your family in Marshall gear no matter where you are – at home, at an event, or at the game! Share in the link below are post to the official alumni accounts @MarshallUAlumni and use the hashtags  #HerdHomecoming and #MarshallRises to be featured!
Submit your photos here!

All Week – Office Photo Contest
INFO: 
Campus offices and departments are asked to submit a photo or series of photos proudly showing everyone in their best Marshall gear in a creative way. The photos can take place in a decorated office space, somewhere on the Marshall campus or out and about in the Huntington community. The deadline to submit photos is Wednesday, October 6 at 4:30 p.m. Prizes will once again be awarded during the annual Picnic on the Plaza on Friday, October 8 between 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Register here!

7:00 p.m. – Exploring Marshall Video Series – TBA
INFO: Join us on Facebook or view anytime on YouTube for Episode 4 of Exploring Marshall – a professionally produced web video series taking a look at the iconic and brand new people and places that make Marshall so special!

7:30 p.m. – Virtual Game Night
INFO: Join us for a night of fun and games! Free and open to all alumni, supporters and students, win cool prizes and enjoy a fun night hosted by the Marshall University Alumni Association. You will be emailed instructions and login information 24 hours prior to the event!

THURSDAY, OCT. 7

All Week – Paint Social Media Green
INFO:
Marshall invites you to “Paint Social Media Green” all week on social media! Share with us photos of you and your family in Marshall gear no matter where you are – at home, at an event, or at the game! Share in the link below are post to the official alumni accounts @MarshallUAlumni and use the hashtags  #HerdHomecoming and #MarshallRises to be featured!
Submit your photos here!

6:30 p.m. – Homecoming Parade
INFO: Floats, marching bands, and everything you love about parades fills the air on a Thursday night! And if you can’t make it, join us on social media at @MarshallUAlumni and @MarshallU for a broadcast of the parade.

7:30 p.m. – Pep Rally & Bonfire
INFO: Marshall’s newest Homecoming tradition! This year, alumni and students can enjoy a bonfire with music, yard games and s’mores!

8:00 p.m. – Center for African American Students Presents… Another Night of Soul
INFO: Soul and great music in the Shawkey Dining Room inside the Memorial Student Center.

9:00 p.m. – Wild ‘N Owt
INFO: Head to the Don Morris Room in the Memorial Student Center for an evening of laughs with our improvisational comedy game!

FRIDAY, OCT. 8

All Week – Paint Social Media Green
INFO:
Marshall invites you to “Paint Social Media Green” all week on social media! Share with us photos of you and your family in Marshall gear no matter where you are – at home, at an event, or at the game! Share in the link below are post to the official alumni accounts @MarshallUAlumni and use the hashtags  #HerdHomecoming and #MarshallRises to be featured!
Submit your photos here!

Friday – Sunday — Marshall University Fall Family Weekend
INFO:
Join us for Fall Family Weekend! Events include a career ed session, tailgate and step show, among others.
Click here to register!

11:30 a.m. – Picnic on the Plaza
INFO: Marshall’s largest and most exciting on-campus Homecoming party! The Marshall University Alumni Association and Marshall University Foundation throw a party with free food and drinks, live music, games, plus special appearances by the Marching Thunder, Marshall University cheerleaders, coaches, players and more! The event is free to alumni, students, faculty and friends of Marshall!
Click here to register!

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Hal Greer Block Party
INFO: The life and legacy of Marshall and NBA Great Hal Greer will be honored in the Fairfield Community of Huntington with a free block party. Music and food will be provided.

8:00 p.m. – Mix & Mingle Mixer
INFO: The Marshall University Black Alumni Association will host a mixer.

8:00 p.m. – Vegas Night
INFO: Head to the MSC for a few rounds of Bingo with prizes and a performance by a hypnotist!
*Business casual attire encouraged

SATURDAY, OCT. 9

Friday – Sunday — Marshall University Fall Family Weekend
INFO:
Join us for Fall Family Weekend! Events include a career ed session, tailgate and step show, among others.
Click here to register!

9:00 a.m. – Homecoming Stampede 5K
INFO: Alumni, students and members of the Marshall University community are invited to come together for a fun run around campus! Featuring a new route weaving through campus and prizes for multiple age groups, this is one event you don’t want to miss!
Click here to register!

10:00 a.m. – Hal Greer Statue Dedication
INFO: Join the Marshall University family for the unveiling and dedication of the Hal Greer statue, adjacent to the Cam Henderson Center.

11:30 a.m. – Marshall Alumni & Family Tailgate
INFO: The highlight of Homecoming week! ALL are invited to this wonderful tailgating experience in a brand new location! Located in the Joan C. Edwards Stadium East Lot (beside the Chris Cline Indoor Athletic Facility), come enjoy great food, hang with friends, play tailgating games, enjoy live music and performances by the Marching Thunder, Marshall University cheerleaders, and appearances by special guests including coaches and players. Don’t miss the famous Marshall Family & Alumni Tailgate in its new location prior to the game!
Click here to register!

2:00 p.m. – Marshall vs. ODU
INFO: The Thundering Herd battles the Old Dominion Monarchs in the annual Homecoming game at Joan C. Edwards Stadium!
Buy Tickets

8:00 p.m. – Homecoming Step Show featuring Tag Team and hosted by Comedian Corey Rodriguez
INFO: Join us at the historic Keith Albee Theatre for a show-stopping step show, legendary music and a night of laughs!  Thunder Cup winners will also be revealed and prizes awarded for other games involving the audience.  This event is FREE and open to the public.

SUNDAY, OCT. 10

Friday – Sunday — Marshall University Fall Family Weekend
INFO:
Join us for Fall Family Weekend! Events include a career ed session, tailgate and step show, among others.
Click here to register!

 #HerdHomecoming

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