Saturday, October 5, 2013

 Phillips Bookstore Special!
Get 20% off on one item of apparel or gift item purchased.
Friday, October 4 and Saturday, October 5 only.
Hours:  Friday: 7:30am - 4pm
Saturday: 9am - 3pm

Thursday, October 3

MTSU Women's Chorale/Concert Chorale
Wright Music Building's Hinton Music Hall
7:30pm - 9pm

The MTSU Women's Chorale is a select ensemble composed of the university's most talented female voices. Concert Chorale’s repertory includes choral works from the Renaissance to the present. This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Angela Tipps at

TRUE BLUE Homecoming Pep Rally

The Avenue Murfreesboro
5:00pm - 7:00pm

The True Blue Homecoming Pep Rally is designed for the community to get its TRUE BLUE on for Homecoming. All are invited to enjoy inflatables, a party fire truck, prizes, giveaways, and loads of MT spirit. Blue Raider Homecoming football game tickets will be available. For more information, call Alumni Relations at 800-533-6878.

Friday, October 4

Golden Raiders Reunion and Induction Ceremony honoring the Class of 1963

The Golden Raiders Society is open to all who graduated from Middle Tennessee 50 or more years ago.
Click here to see the full schedule and registration info or contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 800-533-6878.

Friday Star Party - Life on Exoplanets: What might established religions say?

Wiser-Patten Science Building Room 102
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Enjoy a lecture from David Weintraub, of Vanderbilt University, followed by telescope observing (if clear weather). Telescopes will be set up by the MTSU Observatory. The lecture and viewing are free and open to the public. Children are welcome. For more information, contact

NPHC Step Show
Murphy Center
Doors will open at 6pm, Event begins at 7pm
The annual step show, sponsored by the National Pan-Hellenic Council, is held every year during Homecoming as a time for fraternity and sorority members and family members to come celebrate the tradition of stepping. People from all across the state of Tennessee attend this event and the MTSU NPHC holds one of the premiere step shows in the Southeast Region.  Pre-sales begin Monday, September 23 - October 3 at the Blue Raider ticket office at GATE 1A of Floyd Stadium ($12 general admission, $15 floor). Day of sales will take place at the Murphy Center Box Office (northeast corner of building) ($15 general admission, $20 floor). Please contact the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life (615-898-5812) for more information.

Saturday, October 5

MTSU Baseball Alumni Tailgate

Reese Smith Jr. Field (Baseball Stadium)
8:00 am until kick off
For more information, contact Jim McGuire at 615-898-2961 or

Band of Blue Alumni Day

Band of Blue alumni are invited back to the MTSU campus to take part in the Homecoming Celebration. All winds, percussion, guard, majorettes, dance team, drum majors, instructors, and directors who have ever been a member of the Band of Blue are welcome. Make your reservation by Monday, September 23rd by completing the registration form.  More information is also available by following the link.

Baby Raider Ride Contest
Alumni House
8:30 am Check-in

Children and grandchildren of MTSU Alumni are invited to walk, be strolled, or pulled in a wagon in the parade as Baby Raiders if accompanied by an adult. The Alumni Relations Office will host the fifth annual Baby Raider Ride Contest. Decorate your stroller, wagon, or trike with Blue Raider spirit. You don’t have to compete in the contest to be part of the parade. Baby Raiders and their guardians will enter the parade at the Alumni House to walk a portion of the route. Click here for registration. Email with questions. Registration entries must be received by September 27. Check in at the Baby Raider Tent at Mixer on Middle at the Alumni House between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. on the day of the event. The rides will be judged at 9:15 a.m.

 Email with questions. Download the entry form.

Mixer on Middle Parade Watching Party
Alumni House
9:30 am

Join us as we watch the 2013 Homecoming Parade from the best venue on campus. The lawn of the Alumni House will be filled with MTSU alumni and friends as we get together for an event that is uniquely MT. In anticipation of the redesign of Middle Tennessee Boulevard, the Parade Watching Party will most likely be held somewhere other than the Alumni House beginning Homecoming 2014. Be part of MT history and enjoy the last year of this popular event as we know it.

This year’s party will feature the Voice of the Blue Raiders Chip Walters (’85) and Monte Hale, Jr. (’86) as parade announcers. Be sure to stop by the photo booth to get your complimentary souvenir picture of you and your gang.

Homecoming Parade
10 am

Led by Grand Marshal Darrell Freeman (’87), the parade begins on Maney Avenue, following Main Street and Middle Tennessee Boulevard past the Alumni House to Greenland Drive. A 2002 Young Alumni Achievement Award, Freeman was recently named by Gov. Bill Haslam to represent the 7th Congressional District on the Tennessee Board of Regents, which oversees Tennessee’s public colleges and universities, including MTSU. Freeman serves on the executive committee of the University’s recently launched capital campaign. He is the founder and executive chairman on Zycron Inc., a company that helps hospitals manage information technology, started by using an MTSU dorm room as a satellite office.

Homecoming Tailgate Lunch

Alumni House

Following the Parade

Tailgate with former classmates and professors under the tent at the Alumni House. This lunch has been a sell out for the past 2 years, so make your reservation early.  The cost is $10 per person, $8 per child 12 and under. The menu will be Pulled Pork with Raspberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce, White BBQ Sauce, and Zesty Traditional BBQ Sauce, Corn Dusted Buns, Chicken Tenders, Creamy Cole Slaw, Cilantro Sweet Potato Slices, Grilled Vegetable Medley, Cookies and Brownies, Soft Drinks and Water.

Call the MTSU Alumni Relations Office at 800-533-6878 to inquire.

Department of Chemistry Tailgate

The Department of Chemistry invites alumni to tailgate under the trees between Wiser-Patten Science Hall, Davis Science Building, and Andrew L. Todd Hall. Contact Dr. Pat Patterson at with questions and to RSVP. There will be no charge for alumni.

Raider Walk

Walnut Grove

12:15pm (sidewalk next to Peck Hall in Walnut Grove)

Join the Band of Blue, MTSU cheerleaders and Lightning to rally for your Blue Raider football team as it prepares to bring home a homecoming victory.

Homecoming Game

Kickoff:  2:30pm

Root for the Blue Raiders as they take on the Pirates!
Alumni are invited to enjoy a discounted $8 ticket to the Homecoming game!  Visit this link and enter code "TRUEBLUE".
Print your tickets on your personal printer.
This offer is not available at the MTSU ticket office. Only available online.

Alumni Homecoming Queens and Kings

Former queens and kings will join in the festivities of the 2013 Homecoming Ceremony. Participation is complimentary with the purchase of a game ticket. Call the Alumni Relations office at 800-533-6878 for more information.