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TRUEMU Homecoming Kick Off Campus Bash CampusBash


Sponsored by: Housing & Residence Life

Come on out and join in the carnival like festivities where we kick off Homecoming week in TRUEMU style 'Together' with food, music, and fun!



Donut Drop Donut Drop



Sponsored by: Office for Alumni Relations

Homecoming VIPs will deliver donuts right to your office beginning around 9 a.m. Quantities are limited. Provide your name, number, office number, office location and number donuts desired by the dozen. A person must be in the office to receive the delivery.

Make sure only one person per department is responsible for the order.



Calories and Conditioning


Sponsored by: EMU Rec/IM

Burn off those 250-calorie doughnuts at the Rec/IM. Show your faculty/staff ID at the door and pay just $2 for a one day pass (VALID only Monday), a savings of $6! Bring a guest with picture ID and he or she will also pay $2. Take advantage of this one-day only special.

For more information, contact Michelle Owens at 734.487.1338 or mowens@emich.edu.



Homecoming Field Day Field Day


Sponsored by: Campus Life and EMU Rec/IM

Come out and join us for this year's EMU Homecoming Field Day! Go back in time as we revisit some of your middle school field day game favorites, such as the egg toss, wheel barrow race, and the three legged race. Don't miss the chance to be a part of this 15 team competition highlighted by the "Eagle Dash", as you are sure to have some good old fashioned muddy fun. Spots fill up fast so be sure to have your four person team ready.

For more information contact Campus Life: 734-487-3045 or Rec/IM: 734-487-1338.

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Homecoming House Calls House Calls


Sponsored by: Housing & Residence Life

First year students should be home on as EMU faculty, staff members and student leaders will be dropping by your room to see how your first weeks at EMU are going. This is great time for freshmen to ask any questions and to get to know the staff. Raffle Prizes include 3 credit hours of in-state tuition for an EMU course in Winter 2015 semester, EMU Apparel/Memorabilia and much more!

For more information about the event, contact us at the Residence Life Office at 734.487.1300 or housing@emich.edu



Survival of the Fittest


Sponsored by: Black Student Union

Learn how to survive in this world they call "College." Be able to meet with EMU administrations and learn just how important you are to EMU.

For more information, contact Black Student Union President, Brandon Britt, at bbritt2@emich.edu.



No Limit Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament


Sponsored by: EMU Rec/IM

Registration will run from 6:30-7 p.m. in the Rec/IM building. The tournament will begin at 7 p.m. Entry fee is $4. Participants will enjoy pizza, beverages, and prizes. All skill levels are welcome.

For more information, contact Lou Gianino or Michelle Owens at the Rec/IM, 734-487-1338.



Foose Ball Tournament


Sponsored by: Campus Life

Join Campus Life and Rider Sandals for an afternoon of Foose Ball at the Student Center. Open Foose Ball play and sign-up begins at 10:00 a.m. on the Student Center patio (weather permiting). The tournament itself is from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. This event is free to all EMU students.



T-shirt Exchange


Sponsored by: EMU Rec/IM

Trade in another gently used college or university shirt for a free EMU Homecoming T-shirt.



6th Annual Homecoming Spirit Police


Sponsored by: Office for Alumni Relations

Throughout the day, EMU students and employees spotted wearing non-EMU college paraphernalia will be given a "ticket", which is a coupon to the Rec IM Pro-Shop. Those spotted wearing EMU clothing will be given a special EMU-branded prize.



Green & White Day / College Colors Day Green and White day


Sponsored by: Homecoming Committee

Alumni, students, faculty and staff wear green and white all day, no matter where you are in the world!



Young and Successful


Presented by: EMU Black Alumni Chapter, Black Student Union

Young and Successful is an EMUBA tradition aiming to encourage and motivate current EMU students by connecting them with EMU Alumni in an engaging and interactive workshop format.



Campus Picnic Campus Picnic


Sponsored by: President's Office

EMU President Susan Martin invites all members of the EMU community to celebrate Homecoming and welcome newcomers to the university.

For more information, contact the Office of Special Events at 734.487.2211.



Residence Hall Room Spirit Contest ResHall Room


Sponsored by: Housing & Residence Life

Live the Full Experience! Living on campus allows you to show your TRUEMU pride in your own room! Residence Life will host a room decoration competition in the Residence Halls. The rooms will be judge in creativity and spirit. Winners will be announced on the Residence Life Facebook Page.



Residence Hall Door Decorating ResHall Door


Sponsored by: Housing & Residence Life

Residence Life will host a door decoration competition in the Residence Halls. Winners will be announced on the Residence Life Facebook Page.



TRUEMU Alumni Happy Hour Happy Hour


Sponsored by: Office for Alumni Relations

Connect with old friends and make new ones as we gather to celebrate Homecoming 2014. Bring your business cards to share and to enter to win some EMU swag. Appetizers will be provided.



TRUEMU Homecoming Block Party Block Party


Sponsored by: EMU Marketing

Collect FREE discounts and giveaways from participating Ypsilanti-area businesses in the Eagle Discount Card Program. Show your EMU identification card and save at these and other Ypsilanti-area businesses year round. Shannon from Channel 955 Mojo in the Morning will be hanging out with us too! Enter contests, play Spin to Win, and walk steps away to the Homecoming Pep Rally (see below) near the Lake House to show your school spirit immediately after this event.



TRUEMU Homecoming Pep Rally Pep Rally


Sponsored by: EMU Athletics

A longstanding EMU tradition show your TRUEMU spirit at the annual Homecoming Pep Rally. Shannon from Channel 955 Mojo in the Morning, EMU Marching Band, giveaways and prizes. Support your team and find out who the Homecoming king and queen finalists are. Rain location is Bowen Field House.



The Homecoming Cook-Off


Sponsored by: EMU Dining

Join us for our favorite grilled foods and live music from DJ Mike Shadow. The Quick Fixx raffle winners will be announced (Brought to you by General Mills), plus chances to enter and win even more EMU swag.



Friday Night Movie


Sponsored by: Campus Life

Want something fun to do with your friends on Friday night, but short on cash? Come by the Student Center Auditorium to watch a movie for FREE. Kick it with friends and enjoy some of the newest movies on the big screen with exciting surround sound every week!



Annual Black Alumni Club House Jam EMUBA Jam


Presented by: Black Alumni Chapter

Annual EMU Black Alumni Homecoming Jam Fundraiser, raising funds to support our Scholarship Fund. This year we are partnering with the lovely ladies from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Audacious B2W3A - As they celebrate 20 years of Sisterhood, Scholarship and Service!

For more information visit http://www.emublackalumni.org/

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Late Night at the Rec/IM


Sponsored by: Black Student Union

Still energized from the earlier events? Well come enjoy a late night session at the Rec/IM! Games, basketball, volleyball, giveaways and more!

For more information, contact Black Student Union President, Brandon Britt, at bbritt2@emich.edu.



EMU Alumni Band


Sponsored by: EMU Bands

Remember the words to the fight song? Go Green? Are your chops in shape and are you ready to march with us? If so then please join the EMU Marching Band in their Pre-Game Performance on Saturday, October 11, 2014 during Homecoming in Rynearson Stadium. We welcome you back to campus to see the 120th edition of the EMU Marching Band and to spend the day with us. Come back to relive your favorite memories and create new ones with our students!

Please let us know you are joining us! Contact us at 734.487.1430 or by email at emu.bands@emich.edu. Please respond with your name, instrument, and years in the band.



Golden Years Reunion Breakfast


Sponsored by: Office for Alumni Relations

For all the 1964 graduates, you are invited to enjoy a delicious breakfast, hosted by President Susan Martin at the University House. Following the brunch, a medallion ceremony will also be held.



Geography & Geology Alumni Reunion


Sponsored by: Geography & Geology Department

The Geography & Geology Department is sponsoring an Alumni Reunion for our undergraduate programs. Join us for a tour of the G&G Department starting at 10 a.m. located in Strong Hall on EMU's campus. After the tour, we invite you to join us at the Alumni and Friends Homecoming Tailgate starting at 11 a.m. where we will have Earth Science/Geology, Geography, and Urban & Regional Planning tables inside the tent for a chance to mingle with other G&G alumni. Please bring your business cards to add to our notebook of prestigious alums.

After the game, join us for an informal get together at the Corner Brewery.

*You must RSVP for the tailgate by calling the department at 734.487.0218



1964 Football Team Reunion


Sponsored by: EMU Alumni Association

The EMU Office for Alumni Relations in conjunction with the E-Club Alumni Chapter are hosting the 1964 Football Team Reunion. We invite all members of the 1964 team to join us before the football game at the Alumni Association Tailgate Tent at 11:00 a.m. followed by a facilities tour with the E-Club board at 12:15 p.m. Then, right at game time all members of this team will serve as honorary captains at the coin flip.

For more information or to make a reservation please call the Alumni Office at 734.487.0250.



EMU Alumni and Friends Homecoming Tailgate Alumni Tailgate


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Rynearson Stadium

Time: 11 a.m - 1 p.m.

Sponsored by: EMU Alumni Association
Join us this year in our Alumni tent at our usual spot outside the main gates to the stadium. We have something for everyone and for all ages so come enjoy EMU's‚ amazing hospitality on game day before cheering on the Eagles! Giveaways, a caricaturist and more await our faithful graduates who return to support their University. Did we mention the food? Come hungry and head into the stadium satisfied wearing your green and white and ready to cheer on the Eagles! $10 per person.

For more information or to reserve a table for your Alumni Chapter, please call the Office for Alumni Relations at 734.487.0250 or by email at alumni.relations@emich.edu.



Student Organization Tailgate


Sponsored by: Campus Life

The student organization tailgate is an opportunity for any student organization on campus to reserve a space for current members and alumni to come together to celebrate EMU's homecoming. Student organizations can register for the student organization tailgate through the homecoming websites and will need to attend a training session to participate. The tailgate begins at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 1:00pm.

How to Host a Student Org Tailgate
Student Org Tailgate Registration Form and Tailgate Policy
Athletic Tailgate Guidelines



Tailgate Town


Presented by:  Tailgate Town

Be sure to visit Tailgate Town and set up your own pre-game fun before kickoff. Tailgating starts at 10 a.m. and will feature DJ Drit - providing music and entertainment leading up to the kickoff. All friends are welcome!




Parade of Nations


Before Kickoff

Sponsored by: EMU Office of International Students

Enjoy a parade displaying more than 80 flags from EMU students'‚ home countries. To register to be a flag bearer or for more information, contact the Office of International Students at ois@emich.edu.



TRUEMU Homecoming Football Game


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Rynearson Stadium

Time: 1 p.m.

Sponsored by: EMU Athletics

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Kappa Phi Alpha Post Game Party


Sponsored by: Kappa Phi Alpha Alumni

Celebrate a Homecoming victory and share some great memories, A pizza buffet and drinks for Kappa Phi Alpha brothers, family and friends.

Please contact George "Beau" Harrison at harrison4867@gmail.com to confirm your attendance.



Post-Game Alumni Mixer Alumni Mixer


Sponsored by: EMU Black Alumni Association (EMUBA), Greek Alumni Chapter, EMU Young Alumni Council

The EMU Black Alumni Association, Greek Alumni Chapter, and EMU Young Alumni Council join forces to host the Post-Game Alumni Mixer immediately following the Homecoming football game. This event is free. Guests are responsible for purchasing their own food and drinks.



Oozeball Oozeball


Sponsored by: EMU Rec/IM

Feel like getting dirty? Join us for EMU's 16th annual 4-on-4 mud volleyball tournament! Participants must be there by 12:15 p.m. The one day tournament promises to be big and messy. Students and alumni participation welcome. The cost to register is $45 per team. Register early, this event fills up fast! Spectators welcome!

For more information, call the Rec/IM at 734-487-1338.

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