EMU goes country in celebration of Homecoming Sept. 22-27
YPSILANTI — Swoop's goin' country. Cowboy boots and country-western hats will probably be seen more than usual around campus the week of Sept. 22-27, as a result of this year's country-western Homecoming theme.
The Eastern Michigan University Eagles will take on Northern Illinois Saturday, Sept. 27, noon, Rynearson Stadium. Reserved tickets and general admission cost $9 and tickets cost $3 for those 18 years of age and younger. To order tickets, contact the EMU Ticket Office at 487-2282.
The pre-game tailgate is scheduled at Eagles' Landing from 9 a.m. to noon. This is the place for group tailgates hosted by students and Greek organizations. Entry requires a game ticket or valid student identification.
"We have a variety of ways for everyone to get involved," said Vicki Reaume, executive director for alumni relations. "Our planning team included energetic, highly-motivated students, staff and alumni working together to benefit everyone."
Continuing with the theme, the EMU Alumni Association will sponsor a "Toe Tapping Tailgate," presented by W4 Country, 10 a.m. to noon, on the west side of Rynearson Stadium. This event will include food, music, activities for children and EMU giveaways. The alumni "Chapter of the Year" presentation is slated for 11 a.m.
Shuttle service to Rynearson Stadium will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at noon, with bus stops on Forest Street at Sill Hall, the Student Center and outside the Eastern Eateries. Shuttle service will resume after the third quarter from the drop-off point in front of the stadium and will run until one hour after the game. For more information, contact EMU Athletics at 487-1050.
The entire week is a campus-wide initiative, an effort to get the entire campus involved in the festivities, said Reaume. Activities include:
For a complete list of Homecoming events, go to www.emich.edu/homecoming.
Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.
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