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Homecoming 2016 - October 13-15

HOMECOMING SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Thursday, October 13th 

Thursday, October 13th

MSU Homecoming Parade (Main Street) 6 p.m.

Take part in a long standing Homecoming tradition! Bring the entire family and find a spot along Main Street.  Parade attendees will enjoy floats, balloons and bands, as well as a variety of exciting special entries. The parade will begin on West Main Street and proceed to the end of Main Street near the AAC. 

Campus and Community organizations are encouraged to participate by entering a float!  Participation in the parade is free.  The application to participate coming soon!  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.

  

Friday, October 14th

Blue and Gold Day

Show your MSU pride by wearing Blue and Gold!  By the way, the Alumni Association encourages you to celebrate Blue and Gold day every Friday.  So don’t forget to stock up on your MSU gear at the University Bookstore! 


Drive-thru Homecoming Information Station (University Blvd., near the Bell Tower)  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Cruise to your official starting point for 2016 Homecoming Weekend! Simply pull up to the curb, or into a nearby visitors parking spot, to receive a campus map, parking information, schedule of events and a special gift from the MSU Alumni Association to help show your Eagle pride! 

 

Memorial Brick Ceremony (Little Bell Tower Memorial Plaza) 10:30 a.m.

Join the Morehead State community to honor the years of faithful service given by deceased faculty and staff. 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 honorees.  To request more information please call 606-783-2033.  Additional information about the memorial Brick Ceremony is available online.  http://www.moreheadstate.edu/memorialbricks/

 

Class of 1966 50th Reunion Luncheon (Button Drill Room) Noon

Details provided in 50th Reunion Schedule

 

Homecoming Kickoff Celebration (Morehead Conference Center) 5 – 7 p.m.

Start your homecoming weekend off with a warm welcome from the Alumni Association at the annual Alumni reception. Due to campus renovations in the Adron Doran University Center, the reception will take place Morehead Conference Center (111 E. First Street).  A fun atmosphere will feature music and MSU trivia with prizes!  You and your family and friends can have your picture taken with Beaker and mingle with other alumni!  Complimentary beer and wine and light appetizers will be served! Special memorabilia from the class of 1966 celebrating 50 years, the class of 1976 celebrating 40 years and the class of 1993 celebrating 25 years will be displayed during the reception. 


Homecoming Banquet (Morehead Conference Center) 7p.m.

Join us for a special dinner banquet as we honor the 2016 recipient of Founders Award for University Service, recognize reunion classes 1966, 1956 and 1993, and induct the newest members of the Alumni and Athletic Halls of Fame. 

2016 Honorees:

Founders Award for University Service: Myron Doan

Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees: Vaughn Caudill, Christian Galeski and Andy PreFontaine

Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees: Paul Conner, Shawn Johnson, and Craig Unger

Advanced reservations are required.  Tickets Price: $25.  Tickets can be purchased online at: alumni.moreheadstate.edu/homecoming

To request more information call 877-690-4483 or email events@moreheadstate.edu.

 

MSU Brew and Gold Official Gathering Spot (Buffalo Wild Wings) throughout the evening

Mingle with classmates, reconnect, and enjoy all Buffalo Wild Wings has to offer!  An outdoor area with a tent and heaters (if needed) will be open for additional mingling space.  The Alumni Association staff will be onsite offering free Alumni koozies. 

 

Saturday, October 15th

Residence Hall Preview (Andrews Hall) TBA

MSU’s new Residence Hall, named after MSU’s 13th President and First Lady, Wayne D. and Susan H. Andrews is an impressive addition to campus. The MSU Housing Office staff will be in the lobby to greet alumni and friends and provide them with a peak into MSU’s newest campus residence!

 

Breakfast with Beaker (Back Lobby, AAC) 9:30 a.m.

Legacy Program children are invited to this exclusive event! Breakfast with Beaker will include photos, activities and a special gift for every child! Advance reservations are required. To RSVP or request more information or to RSVP call 877-690-4483 or email events@moreheadstate.edu

*The Legacy Program is available to children of Active Alumni.  To enroll your child please visit www.moreheadstate.edu/legacy

 

Decades Brunch (Front Lobby, Academic Athletic Center) 10 a.m.

Reconnect with your classmates at the Decades Brunch!  Brunch buffet will begin at 10a.m. followed by special recognition of our reunion year guests, the Class of 1966, the class of 1976 and the class of 1993.  The brunch is open to alumni and friends from all decades.  Guests will enjoy tables designated to their era!  Meet the University President and learn more about what is happening at MSU!   Tickets $5 each.  To request more information or to RSVP call 877-690-4483 or email events@moreheadstate.edu 


Homecoming Tailgate (Eagle Rally Zone) 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Look for the Big Tent! Stop by to meet and mingle with other alumni, check and/or update your alumni information, register for a door prize and pick up the latest alumni gifts.  FREE FOOD and DRINKS!

Interested in a reserved spot of your own to enjoy a great atmosphere in the Eagle Rally Zone? Purchase a reserved tailgate spot by calling 606-783-9018 or by email: j.windell@moreheadstate.edu.  These sell quickly so reserve your spot today!

Eagle Rally Zone Pricing:

$90 - car season pass

$250 - RV season pass

$30- car single event

$90 - RV single event

 

Eagle Football (Jayne Stadium) 1 p.m.

Fill the stands at Jayne Stadium and cheer on the Football Eagles as they take on Marist.  As traditions stand, the presentation of the Homecoming Court will be announced and the Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned at Halftime.  Tickets to the football game can be at the ticket window at Jayne Stadium on game day.  Advance ticket purchases can be made by calling 877-690-4483 or emailing events@moreheadstate.edu or by visiting MSU Athletics website here.

 

Alumni Association Chili Supper (AAC) Immediately after the football game

Join the MSU Alumni Association after the game for a Chili Supper.  This event is free and open to everyone!

 

Special Group Reunion Events 

Class of 1966 50th Anniversary Reunion Events 

Friday, October 14th

50th Reunion Luncheon (Button Drill Room, Button Auditorium) Noon

The Class of 1966 is invited to join MSU President Dr. Wayne D. Andrews and his wife Sue for a special luncheon.  All reunion celebrants are hosted by the President.  Advanced reservations are required.  RSVP by calling 877-690-4483 or email events@moreheadstate.edu.

 

50th Reunion Campus Tour (Campus Shuttle Bus) Immediately after reunion lunch. Led by MSU Alumni Association Board Member and MSU Retiree, Clyde James, Class of ‘65. 

 

Class of 1966 50th Reunion Memorabilia Display Reception (Morehead Conference Center) 5 – 7 p.m.

Members of the class of 1966 will be invited to gather in a private area and view memorabilia from their era provided by the Library Special Collections and Archives Department. 

 

Saturday, October 15th

Class of 1966 50th Reunion Coffee Hour (Len Miller Room, AAC) 9 a.m.

Members of the class of 1966 are invited to have a morning coffee hour and view memorabilia from their era provided by the Library Special Collections and Archives Department. 

*The events listed above are special events for the reunion celebrants.  Attendees are encouraged to participate in the general Homecoming events as well!

 

Class of 1976 40th Anniversary Reunion Events 

Friday, October 14th

Class of 1976 40th Reunion Memorabilia Display Reception (Morehead Conference Center) 5 – 7 p.m.

Members of the class of 1976 will be invited to gather in a private area and view memorabilia from their era provided by the Library Special Collections and Archives Department. 

Attendees are encouraged to participate in the general Homecoming events as well!

 

Class of 1993 25th Anniversary Reunion Events 

Friday, October 14th

Class of 1993 25th Reunion Memorabilia Display Reception (Morehead Conference Center) 5 – 7 p.m.

Members of the class of 1993 will be invited to gather in a private area and view memorabilia from their era provided by the Library Special Collections and Archives Department. 

Attendees are encouraged to participate in the general Homecoming events as well!

 

Cheerleading Alumni Reunion  

Saturday Oct. 15th

MSU Cheerleading Alumni Banquet (Morehead Conference Center). 6 p.m.

Join fellow cheerleading alumni for a cocktail/reception hour beginning a 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7p.m.  The dinner program will include a slideshow.  Immediately following dinner, dancing and cocktails will be enjoyed until 10 p.m. $30 per person until Oct 1st. Price includes dinner and non-alcoholic drinks.

Tickets can be purchased online at:  alumni.moreheadstate.edu/homecoming

To request more information call 877-690-4483 or email events@moreheadstate.edu

There will be an extremely limited amount of tickets available at the door for $40. All proceeds will be donated to the MSU Cheer Program and the Myron Doan Endowment Fund.

 

More details coming soon regarding the following reunion events: 

Football Alumni Special Events

Marching Band Reunion

Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity 45th Reunion

 

Events Occurring Throughout the Weekend

University Bookstore (Adron Doran University Center)

The Bookstore is you one stop shop for all of you MSU gear!  Despite the renovation of ADUC, the bookstore remains open!  Shop online to get your gear early by visiting www.bookstore.moreheadstate.edu

 

The Little Company’s Theatre Performance (Lucille Caudill Little Theatre, Breckinridge Hall) Multiple Performance Times

Einstein's Dreams

A performance piece adapted from the Alan Lightman novel by David Gardiner and Ralf Remshardt. Directed by: Octavia Biggs. Tickets: $10, $5 for seniors and non-MSU students, free with MSU Student ID.  Tickets should be reserved in advance by calling the MSU Theatre Box Office at 606-783-2170.

Performance Schedule:

October 11th at 7:30 p.m.

October 12th at 7:30 p.m.

October 13th at 7:30 p.m.

October 14th at 7:30 p.m.

October 15th at 7:30 p.m.

October 16th at 2 p.m.

 

Recreation and Wellness Center

Enjoy the state of the art Recreation & Wellness Center for free!  All Homecoming participants will enjoy a complimentary guest pass for the weekend.  Take advantage of this 24 million dollar facility that was 100% student funded. It merges the aquatics, fitness and wellness, and intramural departments. The 100,000 square foot building houses 3 basketball courts, a competition size pool with zipline and vortex, fitness area complete with various types of workout equipment, walking track, racquetball courts, and locker rooms.  http://www.moreheadstate.edu/campusrec/

 

The Kentucky Folk Art Center (102 West First Street)

KFAC houses a permanent collection of nearly 1,400 pieces of self-taught art. KFAC is a cultural, educational and economic development service of Morehead State University.  Admission is free.  Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. http://www.moreheadstate.edu/kfac/

 

Eagle Trace Golf Course (1275 Eagle Dr, Morehead)

Eagle Trace is a gently rolling, beautifully wooded public 18 hole golf course designed to challenge the skills of the most seasoned players, yet enjoyable and playable to all golfers. This par 72 course covers a maximum distance of 6,902 yards from the championship tees.  Discounts for Active members of the Alumni Association are available.  Call 606-783-9073 for more details or to book a tee time. http://www.moreheadstate.edu/eagletrace/.

 


 

 

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