The MU community and alumni will come together once again to celebrate the 90th annual Homecoming this October. Students and community members can look forward to events like the annual parade, block party and much more. Celebrations and activities will begin on Friday, Oct. 13th and continue through Sunday, Oct. 15th.
Bright and early on Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m., spectators will line George Street to watch the annual parade themed “Travel the World.” The parade, a joint venture of Millersville University and the community, will feature floats, bands and mascots.
After the parade, spectators can attend the annual block party for family fun located in the Lombardo-Brooks/Boyer Lot and Field. Attendees will enjoy 12 different food trucks, music from a DJ and a 360 “spinz” selfie booth. Kids can also join in on the fun with pumpkin and face painting, balloon animals and yard games.
Athletics will also be in full swing during Homecoming weekend. Students and community members can attend the homecoming football game against Shepherd University at 2 p.m. and women’s soccer vs. Bloomsburg at 1 p.m.
In preparation for the weekend, and after fall break, students can look forward to Spirit Week. From Wednesday, Oct. 11 to Saturday, Oct. 14 students can participate in daily activities and themed days.
The events for Spirit Week include:
- Wednesday- anything but a backpack/ pajama day
- Thursday- jersey day
- Friday- Culture Day with food
- Saturday- MU bleed black and gold
Nicole Parise, the graduate assistant for Campus Life, explains the importance of Spirit Week at MU. “It is a great opportunity for students to come together and support the school in numerous ways. Participating in Spirit Week shows that you are demonstrating school spirit and being involved and engaged with the school.”
Join Millersville University for the 10th annual PrideFest on Friday, Oct. 13, from 4 – 7 p.m. Following Pridefest, a drag show will take place starring Deja Skye and Luxx Noir London from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and hosted by Nevaeha Le’Vixenn in the Student Memorial Center Multipurpose Room 114. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. and doors open at 7 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now and are $5 with a valid MU ID, $10 with a non-MU college ID, $15 for MU faculty and staff and $30 for community members and alumni. MU students can get their tickets at the SMC ticket office. Others can buy their tickets online.
Kristin Schab, director of alumni engagement, says Homecoming is an essential part of MU culture. “Since it was first held in 1933, Homecoming has always been a highly anticipated and extravagant event celebrating the culture and accomplishments of Millersville University students, alumni, community and athletes.”
Looking for more info? https://www.millersville.edu/alumni/events-reunions/homecoming.php
Register here! https://secure.qgiv.com/for/bkkagx/event/hwa1c/
Athletic Schedule: https://millersvilleathletics.com/calendar