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Media Advisory: Homecoming has the ‘Rhythm of the Roar’

Oct. 21, 2017

WHAT: The Mizzou Alumni Association invites the Columbia community to join the “Rhythm of the Roar” Homecoming events. Thousands of Mizzou alumni will flood the campus to celebrate their tiger pride for the 106th annual homecoming celebrations. Events kicked off last week with the Homecoming Blood Drive, one of the largest college-based blood drives in the nation.  Full Story

Anchored by Saturday’s football game against the University of Idaho, the week leading up to the match holds events for the whole family. Everyone can enjoy the talents, local food and decorations around the Mizzou campus and downtown Columbia.  Full Story

WHO: MU students, alumni and the public.  Full Story

WHEN & WHERE:  Full Story

Monday, Oct. 16 – Wednesday, Oct. 18  Full Story

6:30 p.m.         Homecoming Talent Show  Full Story

Students perform skits, dances and songs. The nightly show is at Jesse Hall, but it can also be livestreamed.  Full Story

Friday, Oct. 20  Full Story

All day             Decorate the District  Full Story

Campus organizations decorate storefront windows in downtown Columbia to show off Tiger Pride.  Full Story

11:30 a.m.       Hall of Fame Luncheon  Full Story

This year’s inductees are Mizzou basketball coaching legend Norm Stewart and Panda Express founders Andrew and Peggy Cherng. The Mizzou Homecoming Hall of Fame honors high-achieving alumni who have exhibited excellence in their chosen field.  Full Story

The luncheon will be held at the Reynolds Alumni Center and media are invited to cover the event.  Full Story

4-7 p.m.           LGBTQ Happy Hour  Full Story

All friends and alumni 21 and older are welcome to visit Top Ten Wines to reconnect, celebrate and learn how to get involved.  Full Story

6-9 p.m.           Campus Decorations  Full Story

Stroll through Greektown to see fraternities’ and sororities’ 2017 Campus Decs based on the Rhythm of the Roar theme.  Full Story

6-9 p.m.           Taste of Columbia  Full Story

Enjoy delicious food from local Columbia vendors while walking around Greektown checking out Campus Decorations!  Full Story

7 p.m.              Step Show  Full Story

Each year, National Panhellenic Council organizations face off in a battle to see who can stroll and step the best.  Full Story

8:30 p.m.         Spirit Rally  Full Story

Stop by Traditions Plaza to get excited for the big game with Truman the Tiger, the Mizzou Spirit Squads and Marching Mizzou.  Full Story

Saturday, Oct. 21  Full Story

7:30 a.m.       Parade  Full Story

Watch flashy floats, fancy cars and a little band music as the parade winds its way through campus and downtown. A full map is here.­­­­  Full Story

11 a.m.            Homecoming Game  Full Story

Cheer on the Tigers as they take on the Idaho Vandals and stick around during halftime to see who will become the 2017 Homecoming King and Queen.  Full Story

NOTE: All events are open to the public. The 2017 Homecoming celebration is a program of the Mizzou Alumni Association (MAA). For more information, visit  Full Story


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