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Homecoming celebration set for Oct. 19-21

Morehead State University alumni and friends are invited to campus for the annual Homecoming celebration, Oct. 19-21

The annual homecoming parade will be held on Main Street at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19. Those interested in entering a float or a group in the parade should visit and complete a parade participation form.  

Friday, Oct. 20 has been designated Blue and Gold Day. Campus and community members are encouraged to show their Eagle pride by wearing the school colors. If you need something to wear, visit the University Bookstore. 

The annual Memorial Brick Ceremony will be held on Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Little Bell Tower Memorial Plaza. The faithful years of service of former MSU employees who have passed away during the past year will be remembered at this event. Retirees are invited to gather for a continental breakfast in Button Drill Room beginning at 9 a.m. prior to the ceremony. 

All campus visitors are encouraged to attend the complimentary MSU Alumni Association Kickoff Reception at the Morehead Conference Center from 5 until 7 p.m. The Homecoming Banquet will begin at 7 p.m. and will include the induction of the Alumni and Athletic Hall of Fame recipients and presentation of the Founders Award for University Service.  

The 2017 recipient of the Founders Award for University Service will be Dr. David Saxon (64). Saxon, a retired professor of biology, taught at MSU for nearly 50 years. 

The 2017 inductees into the Alumni Hall of Fame will include renowned pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Gary Mathern (78), longtime MSU Bowling Coach Larry Wilson (65) and music professional Scott Wojahn (79). 

The 2017 inductees into the Athletic Hall of Fame will include MSU Football Alum Charles Byrd (06), MSU Soccer Alum Rebekah Kendall (07) and another MSU Football alum, Nick Nighswander (74). 

Several events are scheduled for Saturday morning.

At 9:30 a.m., the Legacy Program’s “Breakfast with Beaker” will be held in the East Lobby of the AAC.

The Decades Brunch will start at 10 a.m. at the AAC. President Jay Morgan will be in attendance and special recognition for the classes of 1967, 1977 and 1996 will take place.

Before the homecoming football game, the traditional tailgate will begin at 11 a.m. in the Eagle Rally Zone in the Academic-Athletic Center parking lot adjacent to Jayne Stadium.

Kickoff for the game will be at 1 p.m. at Jayne Stadium as the Eagles take on Stetson. Halftime activities will feature a performance by the MSU Marching Band and the crowning of the Homecoming Queen and King.

After the game, the Alumni Association will host an Ice Cream Social at the AAC.

For a complete schedule, visit For additional information on Homecoming 2017, or to purchase tickets for the events, contact the MSU Alumni Association at 606-783-2080 or 800-783-ALUM.