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Homecoming 2016

Homecoming 2016


The Alumni Association's newest tradition, the Alumni Zone, has sold out! Our family-friendly tailgate will take place before the Maverick Football game on Saturday, Oct. 8 with more than 100 alumni and friends. We hope to continue this tradition in future years, and to see many more alumni throughout Homecoming week!

Read on for other great events and Homecoming happenings on campus and in the community...




Under the Arch Graduates


Alumni Legacy Brunch Brings Together Mavericks of All Ages

Each year, during Minnesota State University, Mankato's Family Weekend, the Alumni Association hosts a Legacy Brunch for families with multi-generational Mavericks. In 2016, more than 100 students, family members and friends celebrated together to continue their legacy on campus. Click here to view photos from the event!

Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers


Alumni at US Bank Stadium

On Sunday, September 18, 50 alumni and friends gathered at US Bank Stadium for the Minnesota Vikings home opener against the Green Bay Packers. Tickets were offered through an online lottery, a special promotion and discount made available by the Alumni Association. 


Distinguished Alumni Awards

Cram-A-Van: #HungerFighters

Show your Maverick pride in the fight against hunger. Drop off your non-perishable food items October 3 - 7, 2016 on the Minnesota State Mankato mall from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Donations will also be taken during the Oct. 8 Homecoming parade and at the Maverick football game through halftime. The food drive will support: Campus Kitchen, Campus Cupboard, BackPack Food Program and the REACH Drop-In Center.



Sioux Falls Canaries Baseball

University Dining Center Construction Tours

Friday, Oct. 7; 3 - 5 p.m.     |     Saturday, Oct. 8; 9 - 11 a.m.

Take a 20 minute construction tour of the University Dining Center! This new building, opening in January 2017, will serve fresh, made to order, all-you-care-to-eat meals in casual contemporary dining spaces. Meet at the entrance of the University Dining Center, accessible from Carkoski Commons. Learn more...



President's Free Community Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, October 8, 2016    |   9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Start your Homecoming celebrations with a free pancake breakfast behind Blakeslee Stadium with a special appearance from the Maverick Machine Athletic Band. Enjoy pancakes, sausage and tons of school spirit! No registration required, first-come first-served.



2016 Homecoming Parade

Saturday, October 8, 2016    |   12:00 p.m.

Grab your blankets and lawn chairs! Help us pack Warren Street with Maverick pride during the 2016 Homecoming parade. Watch the Minnesota State Mankato Homecoming competition teams fight for the chance at best float, listen to the beat of the Maverick Machine and cheer along with your Maverick Cheerleaders. View the parade route online or download the 2016 Homecoming Map.

Alumni Limited Edition Cowbell

Hockey Night in the City Center

Saturday, October 8, 2016    |   4:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Come down to the Verizon Wireless Center Plaza in Mankato for Hockey Night in the City Center. Wrap up your Homecoming festivities with a Maverick hockey game vs Michigan Tech and visit the Alumni booth for games, giveaways and gear! Learn More...


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Need a place to stay during your visit?

Check out our alumni discount hotel and travel partners online!

Augustana Tailgating Alumni & Friends Event

Mavericks Invade Augustana

Saturday, October 15, 2016    |   11:00 a.m.

Calling all Sioux Falls Alumni & Friends! Don't miss your chance to root for the Minnesota State Mankato Maverick Football team at the Augustana Homecoming game. Join other fans and alumni at the tailgate prior to the game. Read more...



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