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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Schedule of Events

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Cram a Van and MedallionMedallion Hunt

  • Celebrate Homecoming week searching for the Homecoming Medallion
  • Check out the rules and guidelines
  • Clues on facebook- Clues

Cram a van

  • Go for the Gold through donation. Drop off food items to the Cram a Van competition at the Bonfire, Lipsync, Parade, during the noted times below.
  • Donations may be dropped off Thursday, October 5, between 11 am – 1 pm at the Cram A Van booth on the MSU, Mankato Mall.



Monday, September 24

Gregory T. Wilkins11am - 1pm - MAVs on the Mall - Dunk Your Friends

  • Celebrate Homecoming week by meeting your Royalty Candidates. Free candy, games, the Maverick Machine, and more
  • Briz & Lady Live perofrmance -
  • Royalty voting opens - Vote Here

8:00 PM - Bonfire and Fireworks - Blakeslee Field 

  • Watch the 25 foot tall bonfire light and a light show! Fireworks to follow.
  • Opening ceremony will feature Minnesota State Mankato's Maverick Machine


Tuesday, Septemer 25

Mav Pride Picture11am - 1pm- Maverick Pride Day 

Get your photo taken at a spirit themed photo booth

7:00 PM - Dodgeball Tournament - Myers Fieldhouse

  • Spirit Climb! - Climbing the climbing wall light up by purple and gold lights!
  • Open registration starts at 6:30pm
  • Pre-register Here




Wednesday, September 26

Eating Contest12 Noon - Eating Contest - CSU Hearth Lounge

  • Open registration starts at 11:30am
  • This year's food includes corn


11:59 PM - Royalty Voting closes

Vote Here




Thursday, September 27

Lipsync Poster2:00 PM - Office Decorating Contest Judging

Presented by Pub 500 - Winning Prize is a Office Party at Pub 500

7:00 PM - Lipsync and Coronation - Bresnan Arena





Friday, September 28

Dining Tours6:00 PM - Athletics Hall of Fame Dinner - CSU Ballroom - Registration is closed.

  •  More Info TBA

7:00 PM - Homecoming Concert Featuring Artist TBA

  • Doors Open at 6:30pm
  • All ages show
  • No outside food, drink, or cameras


Saturday, September 29

8:00 AM - President's Free Community Pancake Breakfast - Loaction TBD

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Alumni Zone - Purple Lot 20A across from Blakeslee Stadium. 

Dining Tours10:00 PM - Homecoming Parade - 2nd Street

  • More Info coming soon

2:00PM - Homecoming Football vs. St. Cloud State - Blakeslee Stadium



8PM - Homecoming Block Party - Dining Center Lawn

  • Bingo in the Dining Center
  • Inflatables outside
  • Outdoor Film
  • Food Trucks
  • etc...