COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
The University of Missouri announced the lineup of events for this year's homecoming in an email on Wednesday. The Tigers will host the South Carolina Gamecocks in a Southeastern Conference matchup on Saturday, Oct. 21.
Listed events include:
Tiger Food Fight
Friday, Sept. 29, Reynolds Alumni Center (circle drive) – A food drive held for the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri. Accepted items, according to MU’s email, include: Peanut butter, canned meats, canned beans, canned chili, canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned soups and canned ravioli. Prohibited items: Ramen noodles, perishable food items, any items not previously specified. Money donations can be made online.
Homecoming Day of Service
Saturday, Sept. 30, various locations in Columbia – Volunteer opportunities are expected to be posted on MU’s website.
Homecoming blood drive
11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9,-Thursday, Oct. 12, Hearnes Center – A satellite blood drive will also be held Friday, Oct. 27 at Callaway County Electric Cooperative. Residents can also register at blood drives on the Red Cross’ website.
Dome lighting ceremony
7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, Traditions Plaza
Homecoming Talent Competition
6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16- Wednesday, Oct. 18, Jesse Auditorium
6-9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, Greek Town, between Rollins Street and Kentucky Boulevard
NPHC Step Show
7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, Jesse Auditorium
Homecoming Spirit Rally
8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, Traditions Plaza
Saturday, Oct. 21, TBD based on kickoff time, MU campus and Downtown Columbia
Saturday, Oct. 21, TBD, Faurot Field – Mizzou hosts South Carolina. The Homecoming royalty will be announced at halftime.