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Homecoming

MSU will celebrate Homecoming 2022 with a variety of activities for students, staff, alumni and community members Oct. 10-15, 2022. This year’s Homecoming theme is "Spartans Bring the Magic" and will celebrate Spartans around the world creating real-life magic by making the world a better place.   

The annual Homecoming parade sponsored by the MSU Alumni Office and the MSU Homecoming committee will take place Friday, Oct. 14, beginning at 6p.m. in downtown East Lansing and will feature the Spartan Marching Band, Michigan high school marching bands, MSU student and community groups, university officials, Sparty and much more. All student groups are welcome to participate in the parade and groups are encouraged to focus parade entries on the “Spartans Bring the Magic” theme by carrying signs and building floats promoting the magic of Michigan State University. Homecoming will take place Saturday, Oct. 15

You can submit a parade entry starting Sept. 7.   

 Register Today

Hundreds of volunteers are needed to make the MSU Homecoming Parade run smoothly. A variety of shifts are open to help with the parade. All volunteers will receive a Homecoming t-shirt and button.

Sign Up to Volunteer

Whether you’re coming home to East Lansing or joining us virtually, here are some ways to celebrate Homecoming 2022 with the Spartan community. 

Schedule of Events 

You can also show your Spartan spirit by shining a green light during Homecoming week by swapping out a residence hall light, front porch light or any other light that will “Glow Green.” 


GRAND MARSHAL COACH JAMES BIBBS

MSU welcomes Coach James Bibbs as this year’s Homecoming grand marshal. Bibbs was the first black head coach at the university and first black head track coach in the Big Ten. His deep commitment to youth and passion for the sport has gained the respect of countless colleagues, athletes, parents and friends nationwide.

Coach James Bibbs

Meet Your Grand Marshal


MSU HOMECOMING COURT

Being selected to represent Michigan State University on the Homecoming Court is considered one of the highest honors for MSU seniors. We’re excited to introduce the 2022-2023 Homecoming Court to the Spartan community.

Meet the Court

SUPPORT MSU M.A.G.I.C.

In honor of Homecoming, the MSU community is coming together to support a life-changing program creating real-life magic for students starting their Spartan experience. MSU M.A.G.I.C. (Maximizing Academic Growth in College) is a one-week experience coordinated by the Office of Cultural & Academic Transitions (OCAT) designed to help incoming students begin the process of becoming a successful Spartan during the summer, before classes begin in August. 

Support MSU M.A.G.I.C.

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MSU TREASURES & TRADITIONS BOOK
Your memories and traditions are what makes MSU a special place.

Take a look at "Thy Praises, MSU: Treasures and Traditions of Michigan State University."

MSU Treasures & Traditions Book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

2021 MSU HOMECOMING PARADE

The 2021 Homecoming Parade took place on Oct. 1. The parade featured nearly 100 entries — all student groups

and community organizations. Miss the parade or want to rewatch? Check out the recorded livestream.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2021 Parade PhotosParade Livestream

 

 

 

Homecoming Committee

The Michigan State University Homecoming Committee is made up of members of the East Lansing community and MSU campus partners.

HOMECOMING CHAIR

REGINA CROSS, MSU Alumni Office

HOMECOMING COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  • LURAL BALTIMORE, MSU Black Alumni
  • SIERRA BROWN, University Activities Board
  • CASEY BYE, Residential and Hospitality Services
  • JESSA BYE, MSU Alumni Office
  • TAMMYE COLES, Student Life
  • MEGAN CUNNINGHAM, MSU Alumni Office 
  • PETER DELONG, MSU Alumni Office
  • DAN DIMAGGIO, MSU Alumni Office
  • NATISHA FOSTER, Residence Education and Housing Services
  • KATHRYN GARDNER, City of East Lansing
  • MEAGAN HAMILTON-TALLEY, Osteopathic Medicine
  • JENNIFER HAEUSLER, City of East Lansing 
  • JODI HANCOCK, Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative
  • KIM HENDERSON, MSU Black Alumni
  • RITA JAHSHAN, MSU Recreational Sports & Fitness Services
  • DEVANTE KENNEDY, MSU Alumni Office  
  • SGT. KRISTINE KHOURY, East Lansing Police 
  • AIMEE KLEVORN, MSU Alumni Office
  • LENA LOEFFLER, The School of Hospitality Business
  • ERIK MAILLARD, Student Life
  • LT. JON MARTIN, MSU Police
  • JESSICA MUSSELL, Communication Arts & Sciences 
  • ELIZABETH NIGRO, University Activities Board 
  • CAROL NOUD, East Lansing Community Member 
  • ALLYN SHAW, Student Affairs and Services
  • JAMIE TALBERT, Infrastructure Panning and Facilities 
  • MEGAN VANDERVEEN, MSU Athletics
  • KENT WORKMAN, East Lansing Community Member
  • ANGELA ZELL, Infrastructure Planning and Facilities