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Homecoming 2022 Schedule of Events

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Homecoming 2022 Schedule of Events

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

Check back often for up-to-date in-person and/or virtual Homecoming events. All events are subject to change as we prioritize the well-being of our students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends.

October 10-15

Glow Green ~ Greening of Campus

Show your Spartan spirit by swapping your front porch, window, room, or any other light that can "glow” with a green bulb during Homecoming Week. By glowing green, Spartans both on and off campus can participate in this Homecoming tradition, even if they’re unable to make it back to East Lansing. This also allows for Michigan State University students, alumni and friends to identify each other and let the world know they are celebrating MSU’s Homecoming. 

 

Sparty’s Flag Find

Oct. 10-14 

Participate in a long-standing homecoming tradition – Sparty’s Flag Find. Each day during homecoming week a member of the Future Alumni team will hide a flag somewhere on campus. Follow @MSUFutureAlumni on Instagram to see the clues posted throughout the day. The first person to find the flag and post a picture using #SpartysFlagFind wins!

How to Play: Follow us on Instagram at: @MSUFutureAlumni

Clues Posted: 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. daily…or until someone wins!

Find the flag: If you find the flag first, post a picture using #SpartysFlagFind and a member of the Future Alumni team will contact you to claim your prize!

Prizes include Spartan Bookstore gift cards, t-shirts and other Spartan gear!

 

Monday, October 10

To Fetch a Thief Who Dognapped Zeke

6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

MSU Union Ballroom 

No Cost (MSU Students Only) 

Are you a huge fan of Zeke the Wonderdog? Or would you consider yourself an avid reader of cold cases and unsolved mysteries? If yes was the answer to either or both of those questions, then To Fetch a Thief Who Dognapped Zeke, held at the MSU Union Ballroom, is just the event for you this Homecoming week! The event has two parts with mystery solving from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. for a chance to win some awesome Zeke-themed prizes, and the annual Zeke and Greet complete with stuff your own Zeke Plushies, and photos with Zeke from 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Feel free to attend whichever part of the event or both, and there will also be some MSU Bakers cookies while supplies last!

For more information, contact: Sierra Brown (UAB Special Events Coordinator) at brownsi2@msu.edu.

 

Tuesday, October 11

You are the Music in MSU Karaoke

6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

MSU Union Main Lounge  

No Cost (MSU Students Only) 

Do you love to sing and perform on stage? Or are you looking for a fun night to goof off with your friends? If you answered yes to either, make sure to come out to UAB and Impact 89 FM's You are the Music in MSU Karaoke Night! There will be tons of songs from pop to rock, and you can choose something a bit more spooky to spice up your October season.

For more information, contact: Sierra Brown (UAB Special Events Coordinator) at brownsi2@msu.edu.

 

Wednesday, October 12

7th Annual Exercise is Medicine on Campus Healthy Homecoming Walk 

8 a.m. – 2 p.m.  

Demonstration Hall Field 

*Rain Day Location: IM East 

The walk is a friendly competition with other Exercise is Medicine on Campus (EIM-OC) universities in the U.S. and aims to promote exercise on campus. Participants can walk quarter-mile laps around the sidewalk of the field at Dem Hall. The event will also include well-being activities, and demonstrations from departments across MSU from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Participation is open to MSU students, faculty, staff, and alumni and the first 150 people will get a free T-shirt or shaker bottle.  For more information, contact Kristin Traskie at traskiek@msu.edu or visit our webpage.  

 

HOCO 22’ Paint the Rock

1 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

The Rock (MSU Union Main Lounge for Rain Location) 

No Cost (MSU Students Only) 

Come celebrate MSU's Homecoming Hauntings week with UAB by painting The Rock! There will be tons of games like Kan Jam and Spike Ball for you to enjoy with your friends, as well as donuts and cider free for all students while supplies last. So, make sure to stop by so you don't miss out!

For more information, contact: Sierra Brown (UAB Special Events Coordinator) at brownsi2@msu.edu.

 

HOCO 22’ Fall Concert

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. 

Auditorium Field (MSU IC Food Court for Rain Location) 

No Cost (MSU Students Only) 

Looking for a fun way to usher in Homecoming this fall? Look no further than the HOCO '22 Fall Concert, brought to you by UAB, Impact 89FM and Impulse Dance Team. The concert will feature performances from Impulse Dance Team, as well as three local bands from the East Lansing area. Plus, it's all outside with open space, so make sure to bring your own blanket to set up on the field and enjoy the show, and we cannot wait to see you there!

For more information, contact: Sierra Brown (UAB Special Events Coordinator) at brownsi2@msu.edu.

 

Thursday, October 13

The School of Hospitality Business Alumni & Faculty Roundtable Discussion

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center (Corniche Room)

Sponsored by The School of Hospitality Business Alumni Association. Open to Hospitality Business alumni and School faculty only, no cost. Reservation required; please RSVP to Loeffler@broad.msu.edu

https://broad.msu.edu/event/hospitality-business-msu-homecoming-alumni-activities/

 

The School of Hospitality Business Spartan Sponsors Mentor Program

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Location Pending

Sponsored by The School of Hospitality Business. Open to Hospitality Business alumni and students only, no cost. Reservation required; please RSVP to hawks@msu.edu or 517-353-9747.

https://broad.msu.edu/event/hospitality-business-msu-homecoming-alumni-activities/

 

College of Nursing Scholarships and Awards Banquet

5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center – Big Ten A

Cost: free, by invitation only, open to College of Nursing donors and their guests

The 2022 Scholarships & Awards Banquet is hosted by the College of Nursing's Development and Alumni Relations office. We will be celebrating student scholarship recipients, alumni award winners, as well as College of Nursing donors and supporters with a dinner and award ceremony. 

For more information, contact Alex Rockhold, Rockhol1@msu.edu, 517-432-5033, https://nursing.msu.edu/.

 

HOCO 22’ Painting at the Planetarium

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. 

Abrams Planetarium 

No Cost (MSU Students Only) 

Join UAB for a magical night of stargazing and painting at the Abrams Planetarium this Homecoming week! The night will consist of two different sessions for 60 students in each session, with one starting at 7:30 p.m. and the other at 8:30 p.m. In each session, you will enjoy a star show brought to you by Abrams Planetarium, MSU Bakers Cookies while supplies last, and some great studio time to let your creativity flow onto your canvas. Make sure to come at least 5 minutes early for the session you plan on attending, and even earlier in case spots fill up fast!

For more information, contact: Sierra Brown (UAB Special Events Coordinator) at brownsi2@msu.edu.

 

Friday, October 14

The School of Hospitality Business Alumni Association Board Meeting

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center (Lincoln Room)

Sponsored by The School of Hospitality Business Alumni Association. Open to Hospitality Business alumni association board members, faculty, staff and student leaders only, no cost. Reservation required; please RSVP to Loeffler@broad.msu.edu

https://broad.msu.edu/event/hospitality-business-msu-homecoming-alumni-activities/

 

Kedzie Reunion Luncheon honoring the Class of 1972

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center

Sponsored by the MSU Alumni Office

For more information, contact: Amy Carnahan, carnah10@msu.edu and Jill Devers, jdevers@msu.edu

 

College of Arts & Letters Homecoming Sweet & Greet

2:00 p.m.

Summer Circle Theatre

Cost: free

Come celebrate with the College of Arts & Letters at the 2022 Homecoming Sweet & Greet! Enjoy free drinks provided by Foster's Coffee Co, prizes, sweet treats and more. 

For more information, contact Monica Shellberg at mccurd26@msu.edu.

 

Homecoming Parade

6:00 p.m.

Downtown East Lansing

For more information, contact: Regina Cross, crossreg@msu.edu

 

Soiree on the Patio

7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Cleats Bar & Grill, 5801 N. Aurelius Rd, Lansing, MI

Sponsored by: MSU Black Alumni – Lansing & Detroit Chapters

 

The School of Hospitality Business After-Parade Tailgate Reception

7:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

(Ground floor, Broad College Complex, entrance off Bogue Street)

Sponsored by The School of Hospitality Business Alumni Association. Open to Hospitality Business alumni, students, faculty/staff only, no cost. Reservation required; please RSVP to Loeffler@broad.msu.edu

https://broad.msu.edu/event/hospitality-business-msu-homecoming-alumni-activities/

 

MSU Black Alumni Evening Party

9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Ramada Inn, 7501 W. Saginaw St., Lansing, MI  48917

Cost: $20

 

Saturday, October 15

MSU Black Alumni Annual Meeting

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Ramada Inn, 7501 W. Saginaw St., Lansing, MI  48917

 

The School of Hospitality Business Pre-Game Tailgate Brunch

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center (Culinary Business Learning Lab, garden level)

Sponsored by The School of Hospitality Business Alumni Association. The cost is $40 per person and a reservation is required. Please RSVP to Loeffler@broad.msu.edu

https://broad.msu.edu/event/hospitality-business-msu-homecoming-alumni-activities/

 

MSU Black Alumni Tailgate

10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Cherry Lane Field

Cost: $10-$15

 

MSU Office of Cultural & Academic Transitions Magic 25th Celebration Tailgate

11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Holden Hall Basketball Court

Join OCAT in celebrating the M.A.G.I.C. 25th Anniversary tailgate during Homecoming weekend If you attended the M.A.G.I.C program in the last twenty-five years, please come to celebrate and fellowship with us. All are welcome to attend. There will be free food, beverages (while they last), prizes, a food truck, and a DJ. RSVP is highly recommended. RSVP at https://MAGIC25thAnniversary.eventbrite.com
 

Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program (BLD) Homecoming Tailgate

12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Green Space North of Kedzie Hall

Cost: Free (please RSVP at https://bld.natsci.msu.edu)

Jimmy John’s sandwiches and snacks will be provided.  Alumni, friends and BLD students are welcome to attend.

For more information, contact: Kate Fandrick, fandrick@msu.edu, 517-355-8242, https://bld.natsci.msu.edu.

 

Lyman Briggs College Homecoming Tailgate

3 hours before kickoff

Holmes Hall, 919 E Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI  48824

Cost: free, open to Lyman Briggs College alumni/donors, incoming freshman and their families.

This upcoming fall, we are inviting YOU to campus! Join us for a Holmescoming Tailgate at Holmes Hall the weekend of Homecoming! Come one, come all: The whole family is invited! Tailgate time is to be determined as the football game time has yet to be announced; however, the tailgate will begin 3 hours before game time. (Football game tickets will NOT be provided.)

 

Eli Broad College Alumni Tailgate

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Secchia Lawn – Behind the Minskoff Pavilion

Tickets are $15 each or $25 for a pair.  Kids 12 and under are free but still need to be registered.

Come enjoy a tailgate buffet, beer, wine, soft drinks, water, MSU Pom Team, DJ, and yard games!

For more information, contact Lisa Graham at graha339@msu.edu, 517-432-7442.  Visit the Eventbrite page to register.

 

Homecoming Football Game, Wisconsin Badgers vs. Michigan State Spartans

Kickoff 3:30/4:00 p.m.

Spartan Stadium

For more information, visit https://msuspartans.com.

 

 

Sunday, October 16

MSU Black Alumni Scholarship Recipient, Distinguished Alumni & Shirley M. Rogers Memorial Brunch

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

University Club of MSU, 3435 Forest Road, Lansing, MI 48910

Cost: $45

 

Please contact Megan Cunningham, cunni310@msu.edu, at the MSU Alumni Office for MSU Homecoming Schedule of Events additions.

Author: Megan Cunningham