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Homecoming 2018

Oct. 18-20, 2018

Homecoming is a time when we welcome alumni back to campus and celebrate what it means to be an Eagle. There are opportunities to reconnect with friends and classmates, as well as current students, faculty and staff. We're currently improving our beautiful campus, so check the map (/campusmap) for updates.

Several campus locations will be open throughout Homecoming Weekend! Be sure to explore the new and exciting sights and reminisce about your campus experience:  

 

HOMECOMING 2018 SCHEDULE 

Monday, Oct. 15: Eagle Spirit Decorating Contest

Campus Offices, show your Eagle Spirit through our office decorating contest. Contact Student Activities at 606-783-2071 or SAIL@moreheadstate.edu to participate. Sponsored by Campus Activities Board (CAB).
 

Tuesday, Oct. 16: Eagle Street Art Show 

Students, showcase your artistic talents and decorate our campus sidewalks at the Eagle Street Art Show. Contact Student Activities at 606-783-2071 or SAIL@moreheadstate.edu to participate. Sponsored by CAB.
 

Wednesday, Oct. 17: Campus Kickoff Event for Faculty, Staff & Students and Paint the Town Blue & Gold

Student groups, collaborate with community businesses to decorate doors and windows and paint the town blue and gold. Contact Student Activities at 606-783-2071 or SAIL@moreheadstate.edu to participate. Sponsored by CAB.
 

Thursday, Oct. 18: Eagle Pep Rally 

Campus will be full of spirit! Cheer on the MSU Eagle Football team, Cheerleaders and University Band during a fun-filled Pep Rally. This event will feature music, food and more! Sponsored by CAB.
 

Friday, Oct. 19

10 a.m. - Memorial Brick Ceremony (Little Bell Tower Memorial Plaza)

Join the Morehead State community to honor deceased faculty and staff for their years of faithful service. Former faculty and staff who passed away during the last year will be recognized. The public is invited, and we extend a special invitation to the families and friends of this year's honorees. For more information, visit Memorial Bricks or call 606-783-2033. 

  

11 a.m. - Scholarship Campaign Kickoff, dedication of Smith College of Business and Technology and ADUC ribbon-cutting

Guests are invited to join the MSU Board of Regents and the MSU Foundation for a special ceremony announcing the newest scholarship campaign for MSU students. We will also honor the generosity of Elmer Smith (71) with the dedication of the Smith College of Business and Technology and hold the official ribbon-cutting for the Adron Doran University Center. Multiple MSU Alumni and Friends will be recognized during this event through the dedication of named spaces in ADUC. 

  

Noon - Tour of ADUC 

Be one of the first to see the newly renovated Adron Doran University Center. Both guided and self-guided tours will be available. 

  

5:30 p.m. - Homecoming Kickoff Celebration

Start your Homecoming weekend off with a warm welcome home at the annual Alumni reception. Join us at the Morehead Conference Center for a fun atmosphere featuring music, MSU trivia and prizes. Have your picture taken with Beaker and mingle with other alumni. Complimentary beer, wine and light appetizers will be served. This year we are celebrating the Class of 1968 (celebrating 50 years), the Class of 1978 (celebrating 40 years) and the Class of 1993 (celebrating 25 years). Special memorabilia from these classes will be displayed during the reception. 

  

7 p.m. - Homecoming Banquet   

Join us for a special dinner banquet as we honor the 2018 recipient of the Founders Award for University Service, recognize reunion classes 1967, 1977 and 1992, and induct the newest members to the Alumni and Athletic Halls of Fame.

Advance reservations are required, tickets are $25 per person. Purchase tickets online. Online registration will remain open through Sunday, Oct. 14, at 11:59 p.m.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 877-690-4483 or email events@moreheadstate.edu. Ticket orders by mail or phone must be received by Monday, Oct. 15.
 

2018 Honorees: 

Founders Award for University Service: Dr. Frances “Fran” L. Helphinstine (63) 

Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees: Ron Cartee (65), Julie Riffe (78) and Kelly Wells (95) 

Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees: Nick Atzinger (02), Karen Lutes (04) and David Hyland (09)
 

To learn more about this year’s honorees, visit University Awards & Honors.

 

Saturday, Oct. 20 

9:30 a.m. - Homecoming Parade (Main Street)

Take part in a long-standing Homecoming tradition! Bring your entire family out to enjoy floats, marching bands and free balloons, as well as a variety of special entries. The parade begins on West Main Street and proceeds to the end of Main Street, near the Academic Athletic Center.

Campus and community organizations are encouraged to participate by entering a float. Participation in the parade is free. Prizes will be given for both the student and community organization categories. 1st place awards: $500, 2nd place awards: $250 and 3rd place awards: $100. All prizes are sponsored by the MSU Foundation. Parade Entry applications are available through Student Activities. Sponsored by Student Activities and CAB.
 

10:30 a.m. - Decades Brunch (AAC Front Lobby)

Reconnect with your classmates at the Decades Brunch. The brunch buffet will begin at 10 a.m., followed by special recognition of our reunion year guests, the Classes of 1968, 1978 and 1993. The brunch is open to alumni and friends from all decades and President Jay Morgan will be in attendance. Tickets are $5 each. For more information or to RSVP, call 877-690-4483 or email events@moreheadstate.edu.
 

11 a.m. - Homecoming Tailgating (Eagle Rally Zone, AAC Parking Lot)

Look for the Big Tent next to Jayne Stadium! Stop by to mingle with other alumni, enjoy free food, drinks and alumni gifts, and register for door prizes. We also offer reserved tailgate spots. 

 

2 p.m. - Eagle Football (Jayne Stadium)  

Fill the stands at Jayne Stadium and cheer on the Football Eagles as they take on Valparaiso. The Homecoming Court will be announced and the Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned at halftime. Tickets are available at the Stadium on game day and advance ticket purchases can be made online through MSU Athletics. You may also call 877-690-4483 or email events@moreheadstate.edu.    
 

Postgame - Alumni Dinner at The Rock (Rocky Adkins Dining Commons)

Join your fellow Eagle Alumni at MSU’s new dining complex in the heart of campus. This state-of-the-art facility is not your average college cafeteria.  Menu options include a fresh soup and salad bar, pizza and pasta, hibachi grill, southern home-style food, burgers and fries, cookies, cakes and ice cream… all for one reasonable price. A special alumni discount will be offered.  

 

Special Group Reunion Events 

Special Class Reunions: 1968 (50th anniversary), 1978 (40th anniversary) and 1993 (25th anniversary) 

Members of these reunion groups are invited to several homecoming events as special guests of the MSU Alumni Association. Contact the Alumni Association at 1-800-783-ALUM for more information.

  

Cheerleading Alumni Reunion 

Saturday, Oct. 20 

MSU Cheerleading Alumni Banquet (Morehead Conference Center)

 

Football Alumni Reunion

Saturday, Oct. 20

Special Recognition of the 1998 Championship Team. More details coming soon. For more information contact r.tenyer@moreheadstate.edu.

  

If your group is planning a special reunion, please contact the Alumni Association to add your group’s events to the Homecoming Schedule!  

Call 1-800-783-ALUM or email events@moreheadstate.edu

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