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MU announces Homecoming events lineup

File photo of Jesse Hall. The University of Missouri announced a number of events for its annual homecoming.
File photo of Jesse Hall. The University of Missouri announced a number of events for its annual homecoming.


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

Campus decorations

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

Homecoming parade

Saturday, Oct. 21, TBD based on kickoff time, MU campus and Downtown Columbia

Football game

Saturday, Oct. 21, TBD, Faurot Field  Mizzou hosts South Carolina. The Homecoming royalty will be announced at halftime.

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