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MSU Homecoming Schedule of Events

Homecoming Week

Football game eventMany activities are scheduled for Homecoming, including week-long campus and student events, the Homecoming Parade, college events, the Alumni Grand Awards Gala, the Green and White Homecoming Brunch, and the Homecoming football game versus the Indiana Hoosiers. Don’t forget to show your Spartan Spirit by "glowing green."

Looking for game information? Please contact the MSU Ticket Office or call (800) GO-STATE for information on football tickets.

 

 

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All Week Long

Glow Green
Show your Spartan spirit by swapping your front porch, window, or any other light that can "glow” with a green bulb during Homecoming Week — Sunday, October 15-Saturday, October 21.
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 16

STUDENT EVENT: Hayrides and History
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Auditorium loop, by the Rock

Kick off homecoming week with this traditional event! Take a hayride around campus on MSU tractors and learn about MSU’s history. Think you know your MSU trivia? Participate in Trivia for a Tee to win a free Homecoming T-shirt. Free apple cider and donuts, while supplies last. Free for all MSU Students, plus one guest. All must show ID. Hayrides and History is presented by the UAB.
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17

STUDENT EVENT: Sounds of Homecoming
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Beaumont Tower (Rain location: MSU Union Ballroom)

Sit back, relax and enjoy a night full of a cappella music from MSU groups while taking in the scenery of Beaumont Tower. Featuring groups State of Fifths, Ladies First, and much more! Sounds of Homecoming is presented by the UAB.
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18

LBC 50th Anniversary Celebration: Gathering at the Huntington Club
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Spartan Stadium (fourth floor)
325 W. Shaw Lane, East Lansing

Join the Lyman Briggs College for dinner and drinks at the Huntington Club inside Spartan Stadium to kick off the LBC 50th Anniversary Celebration.
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STUDENT EVENT: Wood Slice Craft Night
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
MSU Union Ballroom

Decorate your room with something that is Uniquely Spartan! These wood slices were once a tree on campus. We'll provide the wood slice and paint, you just bring the creativity! Free for all MSU Students, plus one guest. All must show ID. Wood Slice Craft Night is presented by the UAB.
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19

Alumni Grand Awards Gala
5:30 p.m. Reception 
6:15 p.m. Dinner and Program
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, Big Ten Room
219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing

Join the MSU Alumni Association as we honor some of our more distinguished alumni. This black-tie optional event includes a reception with hosted bar, decadent meal, and the opportunity to meet and mingle with this year’s recipients.
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LBC 50th Anniversary Celebration
9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Various locations; see event details.

Part of the LBC 50th Anniversary Celebration, the Lyman Briggs community invites alumni, family, and friends to celebrate 50 years of LBC. Thursday's events include visiting the Bug House, tours of the Cyclotron, an alumni discussion panel, and more. 
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STUDENT EVENT: Creativity and Planning a Career in Media
3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
WKAR Studio A

ComArtSci students are invited to join Media Sandbox Director Karl Gude in WKAR Studio A for an exclusive chat with Tyler Oakley about creativity and planning a career in media. Dean Prabu David will also be there to chat with Tyler about his time at ComArtSci. Free for ComArtSci students, plus one MSU guest. All guests must show ID. This event is hosted by WKAR.
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The School of Hospitality Business Alumni-Faculty Round Table Discussion
4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, Red Cedar Rooms A and B
219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing

Sponsored by The School of Hospitality Business Alumni Association, this event is open to Hospitality Business alumni board members and school faculty only. There is no cost to attend. Please contact Lena Loeffler to RSVP, or call (517) 884-1580.
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The School of Hospitality Business Spartan Sponsors Mentor Program
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, Lincoln Room
219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing

Sponsored by The School of Hospitality Business Alumni Association, this event is open to Hospitality Business alumni and students only. There is no cost to attend. Please contact Authella Collins Hawks to RSVP, or call (517) 353-9747.
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STUDENT EVENT: Gossip & Giggles — An Evening With Tyler Oakley, Presented by UAB
9:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
B115 Wells Hall

Get to know the 2017 Homecoming Grand Marshal, Tyler Oakley! Learn about how he got to where he is and where he plans on going next. Enjoy MSU Bakers cookies, while supplies last. Free for all MSU students, plus one guest. All must show ID. Anyone not in attendance can tune in to the live stream of the event on the University Activities Board Facebook Page.
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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20

MSU Homecoming Parade
6:00 p.m.
Downtown East Lansing and MSU Campus

The Homecoming Parade travels down Abbot to Grand River and into campus at the Farm Lane entrance, and features more than 130 entries from student and community groups and MSU departments.
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Healthy Homecoming Walk
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Demonstration Hall Field (near Spartan statue)
229 Dem Hall Road, East Lansing

Join us in a friendly walking competition between Michigan State University and Penn State University, in connection with the Exercise is Medicine On Campus initiative. 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. Please contact Kristin Traskie for more information.
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College of Human Medicine Alumni Weekend
8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Tours of the Grand Rapids Research Center
MSU College of Human Medicine
Grand Rapids Research Center
400 Monroe NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. MSURx Speakers
MSU College of Human Medicine Secchia Center
Steelcase Auditorium (Room 130)
15 Michigan St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Alumni Reception
The Knickerbocker – New Holland Brewing
417 Bridge St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Part of the MSU College of Human Medicine alumni weekend, this year's MSURx will focus on the College of Human Medicine's discovery and innovation, and its impact on lives nationwide. Please contact Marci Muller to RSVP, or call (616) 234-2611.
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The School of Hospitality Business Alumni Association Executive Appointed Board Meeting
8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, Lincoln Room
219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing

Sponsored by The School of Hospitality Business Alumni Association, this event is open to Hospitality Business alumni association board members only. There is no cost to attend. Please contact Lena Loeffler to RSVP, or call (517) 884-1580.
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STUDENT EVENT: Ice Cream at the Rock
12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
The Rock (Rain location: MSU Union, main lounge)

Come out to the Rock and celebrate the end of Homecoming with FREE Dairy Store Ice Cream. Ice Cream at the Rock is presented by the UAB.
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LBC 50th Anniversary Celebration
1:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Various locations; see event details.

Part of the LBC 50th Anniversary Celebration, the Lyman Briggs community invites alumni, family, and friends to celebrate 50 years of LBC. Friday's events include visiting the Horticulture Gardens, tours of Holmes Hall, an alumni discussion panel, and more.
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College of Veterinary Medicine State of the College Update and Alumni Reception
4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
MSU Veterinary Medical Center, G150
784 Wilson Road, East Lansing

Join the CVM for a State of the College Update and Alumni Reception in the G150 horseshoe area of the MSU Veterinary Medical Center. Light refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the College of Veterinary Medicine as part of the CVM Homecoming Weekend, this event has no cost to attend. For more information, please contact Hanna Leestma or call (517) 353-7199.
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Honors College Homecoming Pre-Parade Ice Cream Social
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Eustace Cole Hall
468 E Circle Drive, East Lansing

In honor of the close of our 60th Anniversary year, the Honors College invites our alumni and their families to join us for a quick, fun, and informal ice cream social at the Honors College. Enjoy MSU Dairy Store ice cream while mingling with current students and other alumni, before heading over to watch the parade. Please RSVP to Kristen McGrath or call (517) 884-7582 to ensure we have enough ice cream for all!
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ComArtSci Homecoming Bash
5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Beggar’s Banquet
218 Abbot Road, East Lansing

Communication Arts and Sciences alumni and friends are invited to watch the MSU Homecoming Parade from the best view in town at the ComArtSci Homecoming Bash! Ticket purchase includes appetizers, cash bar, and a prime spot to watch the MSU Homecoming parade as it passes by on Abbot Road. Online registration is available here. For more information, email casalum@msu.edu or call (517) 432-7207.
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Residential College in the Arts and Humanities 10th Anniversary Celebration
6:00 p.m. Tent Opens
7:00 p.m. Dinner Served
Snyder-Phillips Hall
362 Bogue Street., East Lansing

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities! This event is open to RCAH alumni, current students, faculty, staff, family and friends of the college. Appetizers, dinner, drinks, and entertainment are provided at the cost of $10 per guest. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Kate McGormley.
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The School of Hospitality Business Tailgate Reception
7:15 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Broad College Complex (ground floor)
632 Bogue Street, East Lansing

Sponsored by The School of Hospitality Business Alumni Association, this event is open to Hospitality Business alumni and students only. There is no cost to attend. Please contact Lena Loeffler to RSVP, or call (517) 884-1580.
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The Love Jones Experience Featuring 496 West Band
8:00 p.m.
Ramada Lansing Hotel and Conference Center
7501 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing

Part of the MSU Black Alumni Homecoming Weekend, this event is free to attend.
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Michigan State Madness
8:30 p.m.
Breslin Student Events Center
534 Birch Road, East Lansing

Celebrate the beginning of the 2017-2018 men's and women's basketball season at this annual event. Doors will open at 8:30 p.m. and admission is free. The formal program will begin at 9:30 p.m. and feature the introduction of the men's and women's basketball teams as well as team scrimmages. The evening also will include performances by the Spartan Marching Band and drumline, Michigan State cheerleaders, MSU dance team, and Sparty. 
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Def College Jam Party Featuring Kid Capri
10:00 p.m.
Ramada Lansing Hotel and Conference Center
7501 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing

Part of the MSU Black Alumni Homecoming Weekend, this event is $30 for early bird tickets, $35 for advance tickets, or $40 for tickets purchased at the door.
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21

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Green and White Brunch
12:00p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, Big Ten Room
219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing

Join fellow Spartans and special MSU guests at this traditional Homecoming event. Admission is $40 per adult, $15 for children 12 and under, and includes brunch buffet. Reservations must be made by Monday, October 9 and will be accepted in the order received up to the capacity of the venue. Please contact Amelia Turkette or call (517) 884-1046 for more information. 
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Homecoming Football Game
3:30 p.m.
Spartan Stadium
325 W. Shaw Lane, East Lansing

The MSU football team and Coach Mark Dantonio will take on the Hoosiers of Indiana University for the annual Homecoming football game. Half-time will feature the Spartan Marching Band, the 2017 Homecoming Court, Homecoming Grand Marshal, and the MSU Homecoming Parade award winners.
Contact the MSU Ticket Office or call (800) GO-STATE for information on football tickets. 

MSU Black Alumni Annual Board Meeting
8:00 a.m.
Ramada Lansing Hotel and Conference Center
7501 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing

Part of the MSU Black Alumni Homecoming Weekend.
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The School of Hospitality Business Pre-Game Brunch
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, Riverside Room
219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing

Sponsored by The School of Hospitality Business Alumni Association, this event is $50 per person to attend. Please contact Lena Loeffler to RSVP, or call (517) 884-1580.
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Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program Homecoming Tailgate
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
North Kedzie Hall (green space on northeast side, near Farm Ln.)
354 Farm Lane, East Lansing

Sponsored by the Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program, this tailgate event is for BLD alumni and friends. Come enjoy food, games, and a raffle of MSU items. Children are welcome!
Please contact Ellen Rzepka or call (517) 432-2525 for more information.

Tours of Beaumont Tower
11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
375 W Circle Drive, East Lansing

This event is open to the public; donations are appreciated.

MSU Black Alumni Tailgate
12:00 p.m.
Cherry Lane Park (across from Lot #63)
West Shaw Lane, East Lansing

Part of the MSU Black Alumni Homecoming Weekend, this event is $5 per person to attend. Unlimited round-trip shuttle tickets may be purchased at an additional cost. Please note: parking is not allowed on the grass, and violators will be ticketed and towed.
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MSU Packaging Alumni Tailgate
12:30 p.m.
The School of Packaging (front lawn)
448 Wilson Road, East Lansing

Sponsored by the MSU Packaging Alumni Association, this gathering is for packaging alumni, faculty, students, and the Board of Directors. Food and beverages will be provided. There is no cost to attend for graduates of the School of Packaging and their families. Please contact Cory Vanloocke or Cimberly Weir to RSVP and for more information. 
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James Madison College Homecoming Tailgate
1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Case Hall, South Pointe Dining Hall (North Side)
842 Chestnut Rd., East Lansing

Join James Madison College for a delicious Homecoming brunch celebrating the college's 50th anniversary! All Madisonians, friends, and family are welcome. There is no cost to attend. Please contact Sam Troutman to RSVP and for more information.
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College of Human Medicine Alumni and Friends Tailgate
1:30 p.m.
Spartan Stadium
325 W. Shaw Ln., East Lansing

Part of the MSU College of Human Medicine alumni weekend, this tailgate event has no cost to attend. Please contact Marci Muller to RSVP, or call (616) 234-2611.
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Broad College Alumni Homecoming Pregame Tailgate
1:30 p.m.
Red Cedar Rd. (north of W. Shaw Ln.), East Lansing

Look for the Broad banner, inflatable Sparty, and MSU flags along Red Cedar Road, just north of W. Shaw Lane, for food, drinks, entertainment, and fun giveaway items. Sponsored by the Eli Broad College of Business, this event is open to alumni and friends and has no cost to attend. Please contact Amy Moon to RSVP, or call (517) 432-7442. 
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College of Education Homecoming Tent
1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Demonstration Hall Field (near Spartan statue)
229 Dem Hall Rd, East Lansing

Join MSU College of Education's Dean Robert Floden, faculty, staff, and Alumni Board of Directors at the college's annual Homecoming tent! Enjoy food and live music from the college band, Against School Violence, before the game. Sponsored by the College of Education alumni and friends, this event is for all ages and is free to attend. We look forward to celebrating with you! Please contact Krysten Richards for more information or to RSVP, or call (517) 353-4994.
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College of Veterinary Medicine Homecoming Tailgate
1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Demonstration Hall Field
229 Dem Hall Rd, East Lansing

CVM alumni and friends are invited to join our annual Homecoming Tailgate! Sponsored by the College of Veterinary Medicine, this tailgate event has no cost to attend and food will be provided. Please contact Hanna Leestma to RSVP, or call (517) 353-7199.
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Lyman Briggs Homecoming Tailgate
Time TBD
Holmes Hall
919 E. Shaw Ln., East Lansing

Tailgate with LBC! Food and games will be available outside Holmes Hall before the Homecoming game. Shuttles will be running from Holmes Hall to the stadium, and also to lot 89.
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MSU Black Alumni Scholarship Recipient & Distinguished Alumni Award Poolside Reception
8:00 p.m.
Ramada Lansing Hotel and Conference Center
7501 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing

Part of the MSU Black Alumni Homecoming Weekend, this event is $35 to attend. 
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Juice: Who's Got It? Battle of the DJs Party
10:00 p.m.
Ramada Lansing Hotel and Conference Center
7501 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing

Part of the MSU Black Alumni Homecoming Weekend, this event is $15 for early bird tickets, $20 for advance tickets, or $25 for tickets purchased at the door. 
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22

MSU Black Alumni Sunday Gospel Brunch
10:30 p.m.
Ramada Lansing Hotel and Conference Center
7501 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing MI 48917

Part of the MSU Black Alumni Homecoming Weekend, this event is $35 to attend. 
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