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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Gregory T. WilkinsMedallion 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 on the Mall. 
  • Donations may be dropped off Monday through Friday, October 3 – 7, between 11 am – 1 pm at the Cram A Van booth on the MSU, Mankato mall, or at the Cram A Van booth at the Homecoming football game until half-time.



Monday, October 3

Gregory T. Wilkins12 Noon - Homecoming Kick-Off - Campus Mall

  • Celebrate Homecoming week with the Kick-Off. Free cupcakes, give-aways, the Maverick Machine, and more
  • Royalty voting opens - Vote Here

8:00 PM - Bonfire and Fireworks - Blakeslee Field

  • Watch the 20 foot tall bonfire light and a light show! (Presented by Hot 96.7) fireworks to follow.
  • Opening ceremony will feature Minnesota State Mankato's international community.


Tuesday, October 4

Gregory T. Wilkins12 Noon - Spirit Lunch and Trivia Contest - Campus Mall

  • Enjoy free samples from local food vendors
  • Watch the Homecoming Royalty participate in MSU historical trivia.

7:00 PM - Dodgeball Tournament - Myers Fieldhouse

  • Open registration starts at 6:30pm
  • Pre-register Here




Wednesday, October 5

Gregory T. Wilkins12 Noon - Eating Contest - CSU Hearth Lounge

  • Open registration starts at 11:30am
  • This year's food includes Lasagna and Indian Curry

11:59 PM - Royalty Voting closes

Vote Here






 Thursday, October 6

Lipsync Poster2:00 PM - Office Decorating Contest Judging

6:30 PM - Lipsync and Coronation - Bresnan Arena





Friday, October 7

Dining Tours11:30 PM - 1:00 PM On-Campus Alumni Lunch - CSU 253/4/5

1:00 PM - Women's Soccer Alumni Day

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM University Dining Center Tour

  • More Info
  • Meet at the entrance to the University Dining Center accessible from Carkoski Commons

6:00 PM - Athletics Hall of Fame Dinner - CSU Ballroom

Dining Tours7:00 PM - Homecoming Concert Featuring T-Pain - Myers Fieldhouse

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

 7:07 PM - Maverick hockey vs. Michigan Tech




Saturday, October 8

Dining Tours9:00 AM - President's Free Community Pancake Breakfast - Blakeslee Field

9:00AM - 11:00 AM - University Dining Center Tours

  • More Info
  • Meet at the entrance to the University Dining Center accessible from Carkoski Commons

10:00 AM - Women's Swimming & Diving Alumni Meet - Pool

11:00 AM - Men's Rugby vs. St. Johns

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM NEW Alumni Zone - Purple Lot 20A across from Blakeslee Stadium

Dining Tours12:00 PM - Homecoming Parade - Warren Street

2:00PM - Homecoming Football vs. Concordia- St. Paul - Blakeslee Stadium

4:30 PM - Hockey Night in Mankato - Civic Center Plaza Dowtown

Gregory T. Wilkins7:07 PM - Maverick Hockey vs Michigan Tech - VZW Center

7PM - MAV's Got Talent - CSU Ballroom

  • MSU's premier talent show
  • Submit an Audition Video - Due by September 26