It’s that time again, bring out your Spartan Pride for MSU Homecoming! The city of East Lansing bleeds green through the week as all Spartans old and new celebrate the Homecoming festivities. This year the theme is: “Spartans Inspire Success”. Recognizing those Spartans who use their talents and knowledge to help others. Bring your Sparty out at this year’s Homecoming Sept. 23-28!
Don't forget to Glow Green!
The continuous tradition of, "Glow Green" is happening again this year! Show your pride, by swapping out all your outside lights, or any lights that glow with a green bulb during Homecoming week. This will help other’s in the world know that we are celebrating MSU’s Homecoming! #GlowGreen
Here is a list of some of the event highlights for the public and MSU students, faculty & friends. The complete schedule and other helpful information can be found on homecoming.msu.edu.
Friday, Sept. 27
MSU Homecoming Parade- CANCELLED Due to Severe Weather
6:00 p.m. | Downtown East Lansing and MSU Campus
The Homecoming Parade begins at the Hannah Community Center and travels down Abbot to Grand River into campus at the Farm Lane entrance. The parade features more than 130 entries from student and community groups and MSU departments. For more information visit alumni.msu.edu
Saturday, Sept. 28
MSU vs. Indiana
3:30 p.m. Kickoff | Spartan Stadium
The MSU football team and Coach Mark Dantonio will take on the Indiana Hoosiers. Half-time will feature the Spartan Marching Band, the 2019 Homecoming Court, Homecoming Grand Marshal, and the MSU Homecoming Parade award winners. For ticket information, call (800) GO-STATE or visit msuspartans.com.
MSU Students, Faculty & Friends
Monday, Sept. 23
Spartan Stadium Tour
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Lobby of Spartan Stadium
Take a self-guided tour of the Spartan Stadium and take a peek at the suites, press boxes and 7th & 8th floors.
Tuesday, Sept. 24
Build Your Own Zeke the Wonder Dog Stuffed Animal
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | MSU Union
Make your own Zeke the Wonder Dog! Enjoy cookies, cupcakes and free MSU giveaways while you’re there.
Wednesday, Sept. 25
Healthy Homecoming Walk
8:00 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Demonstration Hall Field (near Spartan Statue)
Head on down to Dem Hall and participate in a friendly walking competition between Michigan State University and other Exercise is Medicine on Campus Universities. The challenge will consist of walking laps on the sidewalk around this field (approximately ¼ mile) throughout the day. This event is open to faculty, staff, students, and alumni and no registration is required.
Open Mic Night: Homecoming Edition
8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. | MSU Union, Main Lounge
Sit back, relax and listen to some MSU a cappella groups perform!
Thursday, Sept. 26
Inspirational Craft Night: Paint Rocks & Picture Frames and Make Bracelets
7:00 p.m.-10 p.m. | International Center
Head to the International Center to paint rocks and picture frames or try making a bracelet!
Saturday, Sept. 28
Green and White Homecoming Brunch
12:30 p.m. –2:30 p.m. | Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, Big Ten Room
Join fellow Spartans and special MSU guests at this traditional Homecoming event. Admission is $45 per adult, $15 for children 12 and under, and includes brunch buffet. Special Guests will include: MSU Homecoming Court, Head Football Coach Mark Dantonio, Sparty, and many more! For more information, visit the Green and White Brunch Website.
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