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HOMECOMING FULL EVENT SCHEDULE: OCTOBER 4-10, 2015


Happening All Week

Decorating Contest

Sunday, October 4 – Thursday, October 8

Sponsored by: Homecoming Committee and Dining Services

Decorate campus for the most spirited week of the school year by participating in the Decorating Contest. Show your pride for EMU by decorating your office for a chance to win a $200 gift card to the Eastern Eateries.  Make sure to secure your submission into the contest by filling out the registration form by Friday, October 2, 2015 (Contest rules and information are on the submission form).

Cost: FREE


Homecoming Court Voting

Sponsored by: Campus Life

Sunday, October 4, 8 a.m. – Thursday, October 8, 11:59 p.m.

Cast your vote for the couple that best represents the spirit of Homecoming at Eastern Michigan University! Registered students can use the my.emich platform to vote. Voting ends October 8, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. Finalists will be announced at the Pep Rally, so be sure to attend to cheer on your favorite couple!

Cost: FREE 


Mobile Scavenger Hunt

Sponsored by: EMU Marketing

Sunday, October 4, 12 a.m. – Saturday, October 10, 11:59 a.m.

Download the Scavify App on your smart phone and search EMU Code Green to participate in the Homecoming scavenger hunt. The first 100 groups to sign up have a chance to win prize packs. Remember to participate all week by answering the most questions to stay in the running for the grand prize.

Cost: FREE


Homecoming from Yesteryear

Sponsored by: Halle Library

Monday, October 5, 7:30 a.m. – Wednesday, October 7, 11:59 p.m.

Halle Library

A display showcasing historic images of Homecoming years past. Students are invited to take a selfie with the display and use the hashtag #EMUCODEGREEN to win great prizes. Three winners will be chosen at random on Thursday, October 8, 2015.

Cost: FREE 


Sunday, October 4, 2015

Soccer Game vs. Akron Zips

Sponsored by: Athletics

Scicluna Field

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Come support the EMU Women’s Soccer team as they take on the Akron Zips!

Cost: FREE


Kick-off Bash

Sponsored by: Housing & Residence Life and Residence Housing Association

4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Buell Hall Parking Lot

Join us as we kick-off our 95th EMU Homecoming Week. The Kick-off Bash will have inflatables, food, games, music and a T-shirt exchange for those that bring a gently used T-shirt from another university.

Cost: FREE


Monday, October 5, 2015

Spirit March

Sponsored by: Homecoming Committee

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Various Locations

Join the EMU Marching Band, along with the Cheer Dance Teams, as Swoop leads a spirited march across campus. There will be music, cheers, and a special treat for those that join in the march. The route will start and end at the Student Center with stops at Halle Library, Welch Hall, Pray-Harrold and the Eastern Eateries.

Cost: FREE


Homecoming Court Q & A

Sponsored by: Homecoming Committee

6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Student Center, Room 300

This is your chance to ask your EMU Homecoming Court Candidates anything you would like to know about what makes them TRUEMU! Learn about the reasons the candidates want to represent YOU as Homecoming Royalty - hear their stories, their proudest Eagle moments, and the ways they live up to the EMU Creed.

Cost: FREE 


Eastern Idol

Sponsored by: Black Homecoming Committee

8:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Student Center Auditorium

Eastern Idol is our rendition of American Idol. Come out and see what musical talents are hidden here at EMU. You are bound to be amazed!

Cost: FREE


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Cereal Day

Sponsored by: Eastern Eateries and General Mills

12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Eastern Eateries

Join General Mills mascots Lucky and Trix, along with Swoop for three great events. Choose which one you will participate in, or participate in all three! There will be great prizes for the winners so don’t miss out!

  1. Cereal Creation: Mix and match epic cereal blends at the Eastern Eateries.
  2. Ticket Grab: Collect tickets from six different locations (REC/IM, Nutrition Services in Roosevelt, Service EMU in McKenny Hall, Campus Life, Quirk Ticket Office, and the Eateries; only one ticket from each location) and then drop your tickets off at the Cereal Mixing Station for a chance to win an iPad Air, $25 and $10 to the EMU Book Store.
  3. Concourse Shop Raffle: Starting September 16, 2015 for every $5 purchase at the new Concourse Shop (concourse of the Eastern Eateries) you will receive a raffle ticket that will enter you into a raffle to win a GoPro, $25 and $10 to the EMU Bookstore.

Cost: FREE


Minority Student Resource Fair

Sponsored by: Black Homecoming Committee

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Student Center, Room 310A

This event will showcase organizations specifically geared toward the advancement of students of color. The Diversity and Community Involvement, Center for Multicultural Affairs, and Financial Aid offices will also be present.

Cost: FREE


Code Green Game Night

Sponsored by: REC/IM and Homecoming Committee

7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Rec/IM

Join us for a night full of fun with casino style games, Texas Hold’em Tournament, billiards, BINGO, hoops contest, prizes and more!

Cost: $5.00


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Code Green Campus Picnic & T-Shirt Exchange

Sponsored by: EMU Annual Giving, Student Government and Homecoming Committee

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Student Center Patio (Rain Location: Student Center Food Court)

Join us for a special Code Green Homecoming Campus Picnic. FREE food, refreshments and fun is available to all students, faculty, and staff of EMU. Be sure to bring a gently used T-shirt from another university to exchange for a 2015 Homecoming T-shirt.

Cost: FREE 


Poker Walk

Sponsored by: REC/IM and Wellness Center

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Student Center Patio

After enjoying the campus picnic, take a stroll through University Park. Stop by the T-shirt exchange table to get a new walking map with routes and distances. For each lap you make, get a card to earn the best poker hand and win a prize.

Cost: FREE


Young and Successful: Follow Your Passion!

Sponsored by: Black Alumni Chapter

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Student Center, Room 300

A panel of five dynamic young alumni, from various career fields, will discuss strategies for success during college, and how they made a path for themselves after graduation.

Cost: FREE


Hypnotist - chrisjones

Sponsored by: Campus Life

7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Student Center Ballroom

Come out to see America’s Got Talent alumnus and 2015 “Hypnotist of the Year” award winner chrisjones for what is sure to be a high-energy show that is interactive for both people being hypnotized and in the audience. chrisjones is widely known for his television hypnosis of germaphobe comedian Howie Mandel while auditioning for the show.

Cost: FREE 


Thursday, October 8, 2015

EMU Black Alumni, Faculty and Staff Reception

Sponsored by: Black Alumni Chapter and Center for Multicultural Affairs

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Student Center, Ballroom B

Join the EMU Black Alumni at a reception for alumni, faculty, and staff for an opportunity to reconnect with EMU and to reengage with what’s happening on campus!

Cost: FREE

Register Here


Code Green Movie Night

Sponsored by: Residence Housing Association

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Student Center Auditorium

Join us for some popcorn and a night to relax as we show the newly released movie, Spy, starring Melissa McCarthy. The movie is about a desk-bound CIA analyst who volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent diabolical global disaster.

Cost: FREE


Friday, October 9, 2015

Code Green Day

Sponsored by: Homecoming Committee

All Day

Show your school spirit and support for Homecoming Week by wearing your Code Green Homecoming T-shirt, EMU gear, or green and white.


Code Green “Grilled Cheese Friday”

Sponsored by: Dining Services

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Dining Commons

We are taking our traditional “Grilled Cheese Friday” up a notch! Special for Homecoming, we will be serving three varieties of grilled cheese... and don’t forget the tomato soup!

Energizing: Pepper Jack

Monstrous: Swiss

Unbelievable: Original

Cost: $7.90


Volleyball Match vs. Toledo Rockets

Sponsored by: Athletics

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Convocation Center

Come support the EMU Women’s Volleyball team as they take on the Toledo Rockets in their first match of their weekend MACtion!

Cost: Student Free with ID, Adults $5, Youth $3


Alumni Happy Hour

Sponsored by: Office for Alumni Relations

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Wurst Bar, 705 W. Cross

Socialize with us before enjoying the Block Party and Pep Rally!  Bring your business cards and EMU spirit and get ready to reminisce before taking in the sights and sounds of all the annual homecoming traditions!

Cost: Free


TRUEMU Block Party

Sponsored by: EMU Marketing

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Student Center Patio (Rain Location: Bowen Fieldhouse)

Collect FREE roses, food samples, coupons, prizes and more from Ypsilanti area businesses who participate in the Eagle Discount Program. The event will be hosted by radio DJ Shannon from Channel 95.5, so be sure you don’t miss out! For more information about the Eagle Discount Program visit emich.edu/eaglediscount

Cost: FREE


Pep Rally

Sponsored by: Athletics

8 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Lakehouse Amphitheater (Rain Location: Bowen Fieldhouse)

Join the EMU football team along with special performances by the Marching Band, Cheer and Dance Teams. Under the lights, EMU faithful will celebrate our annual tradition and get fired up for the big game against the Akron Zips. Be sure to stay till the end as we reveal this year’s Homecoming Court Finalists!

Cost: FREE


Annual Homecoming Jam

Sponsored by: Black Alumni Chapter and the Delta Nu of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

9 p.m. – 2 a.m.

McKenny Hall Ballroom

Join us as we celebrate 60 years of the Delta Nu Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. existence on campus. Dancing, food, and celebrating into the early hours of the morning! 21+ only event

Cost: $15


Saturday, October 10, 2015

Black Alumni Tailgate

Sponsored by: Black Alumni Chapter

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Parking lot across from Rynearson Stadium

The Black Alumni Chapter welcomes our friends and family back to celebrate EMU’s 95th Homecoming! Eat and catch up with friends and colleagues before cheering on our Eagles!

Cost: FREE


Alumni Band

Sponsored by: EMU Bands

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Rynearson Stadium

Remember the words to the fight song? Go Green? Are your chops in shape and are you ready to march with us? If so, join the EMU Marching Band in their pre-game march and performance. Also, take a seat in the stands to see the 121st edition of the EMU Marching Band during half-time. For questions, please call 734.487.1430 or email at emu.bands@emich.edu.

Cost: FREE

Register Here


Tailgate Town – Student Tailgate

Sponsored by: Athletics

12 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Grass lawn across the street from the Convocation Center

Join fellow students for what is sure to be a great time at the designated student tailgate area – Tailgate Town! There will be food, a concert, and lots of spirit as we get pumped up to cheer on our football team. For information on the tailgate policy please visit emugameday.com/tailgate.

Cost: FREE


Turn it up, Turn it Code Green

Sponsored by: Athletics

12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Convocation Center

Join Coach Creighton and the football team, along with the EMU Marching Band, Dance Team and Cheer Team for what is sure to be a motivational and inspiring pump up before the big game. Show your school spirit and help send the team off to victory!

Cost: FREE


REC/IM Alumni Tailgate

Sponsored by: REC/IM

12 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Rynearson Stadium – Parking Lot

The REC/IM family welcomes their friends and family back to celebrate 47 years of working in recreational sports at EMU!

Cost: FREE


Alumni and Friends Homecoming Tailgate

Sponsored by: Office for Alumni Relations

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Rynearson Stadium – Front Lawn

We have something for everyone and for all ages! Enjoy EMU's amazing hospitality on game day before cheering our Eagles to victory! Giveaways, face painting, caricaturist, and much more await our alumni and friends who return to support our great university.  Did we mention food? Come hungry and head into the stadium satisfied, wearing your green and white ready to make some noise.

Cost: $10, children 10 years of age and under are free

Register Here


Football Game vs. Akron

Sponsored by: Athletics

3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Rynearson Stadium

Join us as EMU celebrates Homecoming in an exciting Mid-American Conference contest between our EMU Eagles and the Akron Zips. For a full guide on EMU football game day and to purchase tickets please visit emugameday.com .

Cost: Students Free with ID, Adults $20, Youth $8


2nd Annual Homecoming Step Show

Sponsored by: Black Alumni Chapter and the National Pan-Hellenic Council

7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Pease Auditorium

This exciting show features NPHC organizations competing for cash rewards, a trophy, and of course the “Stepping Champ Title” for the 2015-16 academic year! This is the EMUBA’s LARGEST fundraiser with a portion of the proceeds going to the EMUBA Scholarship Fund. Last year’s show brought out over 500 students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members.

Cost: $20

Register Here


Volleyball Match vs. Ball State Cardinals

Sponsored by: Athletics

Convocation Center

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Come support the EMU Women’s Volleyball team as they take on the Ball State Cardinals in their weekend MACtion!

Cost: Students are Free with ID, Adults $5, Youth $3

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