MTSU Homecoming 2016
October 15, 2016
MTSU vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers


Stay tuned as we fill in the full schedule!
Planning a reunion or event you'd like included?  Email Rhonda King.

 

 

 

 

Monday - Wednesday, October 3 - 5


10:00 am - 6:00pm Bleed Blue, Beat WKU Blood Drive
MTSU's Student Health, Wellness and Recreation Center
The blood drive, a friendly competition between longtime
football rivals MTSU and Western Kentucky University,
is now in it's seventh year. MTSU students, staffers, and supporters have
donated 3,232 pints of blood since the annual competition began in 2010.
The blood drive winner will be announced Saturday, Oct. 15,
at the homecoming game.
Donors can make an appointment online now by typing "MTSU19" into the
                "Find a Blood Drive" box on www.redcrossblood.org or via the new
"American Red Cross Blood" 
app. More information here

 

Thursday, October 13

11:30 am
Lunch & Alumni introduction to newly appointed Social Work Chair,
Dr. Michael Sherr.

RSVP required by Oct. 10 to Dian.White@mtsu.edu

Friday, October 14

 

                        10:00 am                   
Golden Raiders Reunion and Induction Ceremony honoring the Class of 1966
All alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago are invited to the reunion. Induction into the Golden Raiders Society is open to those who graduated in 1966 and prior who have yet to be officially inducted.

Call 800-533-6878 for more information or view more information here.

 

                  Various Times           
Student Union Game Room 
Alumni/Guests or Student’s Guests will be allowed to play in the Game Room free of charge during Homecoming weekend! October 14th-16th, Friday 10:30am-10pm, Saturday 1-10pm, Sunday 4-10pm. Alumni and Guests will need a valid driver’s license to be able to enter the Game Room. For more information, call Student Programming and Raider Entertainment at 615-898-2551.

 

12:00 noon                 CIM Skeet Shoot

12:00 p.m. lunch, 1:00 p.m. start shooting

Big Springs Clay Targets, 8890 Big Springs Rd., Christiana, TN

Sponsored by the CIM Patron’s

Contact Sally Victory at 615/494-7658 or sally.bradford@mtsu.edu to reserve your spot or team.

 

12:00 noon                 Concrete Industry Management Homecoming Auction

CIM is auctioning off MTSU memorabilia as well as some
           other great items donated to fundraise for a new School of
           Concrete and Construction Management Building Campaign.
           Items up for bid include a Remington shotgun, front row
          Chicago Bull tickets, signed Titans helmet, Nashville Predators
          tickets, a Yeta cooler and more.
           Items are online for bidding on facebook.com/MTCIM or in
            person at Mayday Brewery from
           5:30pm - 7:30pm on Friday, October. 14. 



2:00 pm Pam Wright Scholars Alumni Leadership Discussion and Reception
Student Union Ballroom

Philanthropist Pam Wright will moderate the discussion with
                                        highly accomplished CBHS Alums.

4:00 pm                       Alumni Awards Reception

                                    Join alumni, faculty, staff and friends as we honor and celebrate
our 
2016 Distinguished Alumni and True Blue Citation
    of Distinction  Award recipients. 
MT Center at Sam Ingram Building

                                    RSVP here so that we may plan for food and space.

 

 

Saturday, October 15

  Alumni Band Day
Were you part of the Big, Loud & Funky MTSU Band of Blue?
Please join us for MTSU's Homecoming!  We're starting off the day
                                with an alumni truck band in the Homecoming parade
                                then afterwards practicing with the current Band of Blue for the 
halftime show! The Band of Blue Alumni Club will be providing
                                lunch for all band alumni and their families on the
                                Saunders Fine Arts lawn, we'll play some lawn games, go to 
Raider Walk, then head into the stadium to cheer on our
                                Blue Raiders and perform with the
band at halftime. To find more info, visit the
                                MTSU Band of Blue Alumni Club facebook page.

9:00 am                       Mixer on Main Parade Watching Party

Join the Alumni Association watching the 2016 Homecoming Parade from the best venue on campus – the President’s Lawn. The lawn will be filled with MTSU alumni and friends as we get together for an event that is uniquely MT. Voice of the Blue Raiders, Chip Walters (’85), and Beverly Keel (’88), MTSU Recording Industry Chair and music industry insider, will announce the parade entries. There will be music, a bounce house, and souvenir photos of your gang. Phillips Bookstore will be on hand for you to stock up on Blue Raider gear. Suggested parking can be found in the Parking Services lot, Main Street lot, Baird lot, and the Dyslexia Center lot. (see map) Bring your folding chairs and get ready to enjoy the sights and sounds of this time-honored homecoming tradition.
 

9:30 am                      Homecoming Parade

Join SGA and the Alumni Association in celebrating 105 years of Middle Tennessee excellence at the annual Homecoming Parade, led by this year's Grand Marshal, Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland ('97). View the parade route.

For Homecoming Parade entry information, contact the Student Government Association at sgahome@mtsu.edu or 615-898-5812.

   

11:00 am – 12:30 pm Homecoming Tailgate Lunch at Mixer on Main

                                  President’s Lawn

Following the Parade

Tailgate with fellow Blue Raiders after the parade.

Reservations and payment must be made here or by calling 800-533-6878 by October 10, at 10 am. This lunch usually sells out, so make your reservation early. The cost is $10 per person, $8 per child 12 and under. Menu: Fried Chicken Tenders, Pulled Pork, Baked Beans, Mac & Cheese, Chips, Cookies and Brownies, Soft Drinks and Water.

  

11:00 am                    Ag Alumni & Friends Tailgate

Located on the Stark Agribusiness and Agriscience Center's
           front lawn, the tailgate will feature hot dogs, condiments and drinks
           provided by the Ag Alumni Association.
           Please bring a chair and a side dish if you would like.
          Contact Jessica Carter  for more information. 

 

 

Aerospace Tailgate
   Aerospace will have a tailgate near the horseshoe in Walnut Grove
           on the lawn between Peck Hall and Cope. Bring your own chair.
           Food, corn hole, and drinks provided. Hosted by the Aerospace 
   Maintenance Club. For more information,
           contact Justin Baker at 931.224.3637.

 

Department of Theatre & Dance Tailgate
   When the parade ends, Theatre and Dance alumni are invited
           to tailgate at the Boutwell Dramatic Arts loading dock area.
           Bring your own chair and side dish. Contact Justin Reed
           for more information.

 

School of Nursing Alumni and Friends Tailgate
   Join current and past School of Nursing students for food and fun.
           Contact Yvonne.Creighton@mtsu.edu for details.

 


11:00 am                    Biology Department Tailgate

Tailgate near the Voorhies Engineering Technology Building and
           Midgett Building shared lawn.

Sponsored by the School of CCM

All CBAS students, alumni, faculty and staff are welcome.  The tailgate is potluck and bring your own chair. There will be a volleyball game versus the School of Concrete Construction tailgaters. Contact Lynn Boyd or 615-898-2292 for more information. 

 

11:00 am                   Experimental Vehicles Display 

Near the Voorhies Engineering Technology Building and
           Midgett Building shared lawn.

See the experimental vehicles up close!  
           On display with be the award-winning solar boat,
           NASA rover (moon buggy), and the Baja car. 

 

11:00 am                    School of Concrete and Construction Homecoming Tailgate

Tailgate near the Voorhies Engineering Technology Building and
           Midgett Building shared lawn.

Sponsored by the School of CCM

All CIM and Construction Management students, alumni, employers and friends are invited to join. There will be a volleyball game versus the Biology Department tailgaters. Contact the School of Concrete & Construction Management with any questions, 615/494-7658 or www.mtsu.edu/ccm.

 

11:15 am                   Raider Walk in Walnut Grove 

Join the Band of Blue, MTSU Cheerleaders and Lightning to rally for
           your Blue Raider team

 

 

1:30 pm                       Blue Raiders vs. Western Kentucky University

Root for the Blue Raiders as they take on the Hilltoppers. Alumni can purchase discounted tickets for $9.00 each if purchased online by October 12.

 

Steps to purchase tickets:

1.) Click here

2.) Enters promo code “MTALUM”

3.) Choose seats from the highlighted sections in the endzone using the interactive seating chart. Once seats are selected, the $9 price will be displayed.

4.) Sign in or create an account, pay, and print!

 

Deadline to purchase $9 tickets is October 12. Tickets must be purchased through the above link. The discounted price is not available at the ticket office or gate.

 
Sunday, October 16

 

 12:00 pm Tennessee Titans vs. Cleveland Browns
 As part of Homecoming weekend, the Tennessee Titans are offering
MTSU alumni a discounted ticket to their Sunday game against
the Cleveland Browns.  Visit this page for more
                                details on how to order.  

                           

Continue to check back often for more events to be added to the schedule.