What to expect at this year’s homecoming

A run-down of events for MSU’s annual 150th homecoming.

Emmanuella Shokare
Staff Writer

And it is here again, the MNSU Homecoming week. The homecoming week starts on the 24th of September, through the 29th.

There have been annual homecomings but this one has some special events coming up, while also celebrating MNSU’s 150th anniversary. 

There are a ton of events to entertain both students and community members at different times, and the concert most of us can’t wait for featuring Fetty Wap and Silento. There are the new homecoming shirts that anyone can buy for $5.

Kicking off the events will be the medallion hunt. There are clues posted on the MSU Facebook page on how to find the medallion and the winner will get a prize.

Students can vote for homecoming royalties via the homecoming webpage or Engage. Voting closes on the 26th at 11:59 p.m. Students get to meet the royalties on Monday, September 24 at the Mav Ave from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Additionally, there will be a 20-foot bonfire, and fireworks at the Blakeslee Stadium at 8 p.m.

On Tuesday, there will be the Maverick Pride Day at the Lincoln Lounge in the CSU. There will be photo booths and live radio broadcast by Hot 96.7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., so students can stop by to take some pictures with friends for great memories.

There will also be a dodgeball tournament at the Myers Fieldhouse at 7:00 p.m. Different RSOs and residential life communities, to name a few, can register to compete for tournaments. Also, a group of students can register as a team. 

According to KEYC Mankato, “Minnesota State University, Mankato will hold its Homecoming Parade this fall in Downtown Mankato for the first time since 1970. The parade will be held Saturday, Sept. 29 at 10 a.m.”

This is to celebrate the entire community and MNSU’s 150th anniversary. Looking back at history when MNSU started as Mankato Normal school, it was located in Downtown Mankato. This is a mile long parade, compared to the previous half a mile parade that was done previously.

There will be a food eating contest held at the CSU Hearth Lounge on the September 26 at noon. The food this year is said to include corn.

As it has been previously noted, homecoming week is not only for the MNSU students, but also the community.

Pub 500 is hosting an office decorating contest on the 27th and there will be a prize at the end. Later that day at 7 p.m., there is the lip-sync and coronation at the Bresnan Arena.

The Minnesota State vs. St. Cloud State homecoming football game will also be held at the Blakeslee Stadium. Tickets can be bought on the MSU Mavericks website.

This is followed by the homecoming block party; there will be free food, music and lots more. 

This is also an opportunity to meet new people, and enjoy time with family and friends. Don’t worry if you can’t make an event, because there are various events during the week. 

For more information on this year’s homecoming, go to: http://www.mnsu.edu/homecoming/

Feature photo courtesy of MNSU website.

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