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Homecoming 2017 Schedule of Events

Homecoming 2017 Schedule of Events


All Week

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, October 2

Gregory T. Wilkins11am - 1pm - Homecoming Kick-Off - Meet Your Royalty  Candidates

  • Celebrate Homecoming week by meeting your Royalty Candidates. Free candy, games, the Maverick Machine, and more
  • 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, October 3

Mav Pride Picture11am - 1pm- Maverick Pride Day and Spirit Lunch

  • Enjoy free samples from local food vendors
  • Get your photo taken at a spirit themed photo booth

7:00 PM - Dodgeball Tournament - Myers Fieldhouse

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




Wednesday, October 4

Eating Contest12 Noon - Eating Contest - CSU Hearth Lounge

  • Open registration starts at 11:30am
  • This year's food includes Ice Cream and Hot Wings


2 pm- 5pm Soccer Tournament Championship - Schellberg Gym

  • Final four teams compete to be champion
  • Qualifying rounds Sept 30 and Oct 1
  • Register Here

11:59 PM - Royalty Voting closes

Vote Here


  Thursday, October 5

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, October 6

Dining Tours6:00 PM - Athletics Hall of Fame Dinner - CSU Ballroom

7:00 PM - Homecoming Concert Featuring B.o.B with special guest Jay Sean

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


Saturday, October 7

9:00 AM - President's Free Community Pancake Breakfast - Blakeslee Field

10:30 AM - 1:30 PM Alumni Zone - Purple Lot 20A across from Blakeslee Stadium. Purchase Tickets Here 

Dining Tours12:00 PM - Homecoming Parade - Warren Street

1:30PM - Homecoming Football vs. Augustana - Blakeslee Stadium



Dining Tours

3:30PM - Centennial Student Union 50th Anniversary Reception

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

Gregory T. Wilkins7:07 PM - Maverick Hockey vs St. Cloud State - VZW Center

7PM - Reza the Illusionist - CSU Ballroom

  • Branson's #1 Rated Illusionist!
  • Trailer Video
  • Free entry - Seating first come first served


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