Homecoming promotes school spirit
Homecoming is much larger than just a football game. The many events are brought to you by several departments including athletics, marketing, student activities, and alumni.
This year, Homecoming runs Sept 18-23 with a full docket of fun-filled events. There's something for most everyone. Best of all, most of the events are free for MSU students.
"Homecoming is an opportunity to celebrate Minot State University withe alumni, current students, and friends. No matter our differences, Homecoming festivities invite us all to come together to celebrate our campus and our community," Aaron Hughes, student activities director said.
There are many ways to participate. Some highlights include the Community Block Party Sept. 18 fro, 5 to 7 p.m. There will be games, club booths, and free food while it lasts. King and Queen coronation is at 6:15 p.m.
The Homecoming Parade is Saturday, Sept. 23, at 11 a.m., which will lead right into tailgating before the football game. The parade starts downtown and makes its way to the Dome along Broadway.
Tailgating will feature multiple campus clubs and athletic teams. Free food will be available for those who attend. First Assembly of God Church is providing the food.
This year's theme is "Beavers into Battle," and the football team will be fighting this year against the Winona State University Warriors.
Volleyball and soccer will have matches during Homecoming starting Tuesday with volleyball hosting the University of Mary. Soccer matches up againts the University of Minnesota Crookston at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22.