Homecoming Celebrates “K-Vegas”


This year’s homecoming theme is “Welcome to the Fabulous K-Vegas,” and the philanthropy that all money raised will go to is Special Olympics of Northeast Missouri.

The week will start with a kick-off event and cornhole tournament at 4 p.m. Oct. 3 on the quad. There will be games and snacks, as well as appearances from the 2022 homecoming court and the 2022 philanthropy.

K-Vegas Trivia will take place at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 4 in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms. Participants will be able to test their knowledge and earn points and prizes.

From 4-6 p.m. Oct. 5 in downtown Kirksville teams will paint the windows of businesses on the square to “paint the town purple.” SAB will host a casino night from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms. This event is free to all. There will be poker games, prizes, snacks and mocktails.

The annual LipSync Competition will take place at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 in Baldwin Hall. Tickets can be purchased in advance through the homecoming store for $5 or for $7 at the door.

The Golden Alumni event sponsored by the Office of Advancement will take place at 5 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Student Union Building.

The Bulldog Forever Homecoming 5K run/walk will start at 8 a.m. Oct. 8 in Barnett Hall. Registration for those who did not register online will begin at 7 a.m. for $20 a person. The homecoming parade will begin at 9 a.m. on Franklin Street and will begin in downtown Kirksville and end at Truman. Tailgating will start at 11 a.m. at the lot on the corner of Franklin and Patterson streets. Football will face Missouri S&T at 2 p.m. at Stokes Stadium. During halftime the homecoming honorees will be recognized and the philanthropy check will be presented.

The homecoming committee will have a table set up from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 3-7 on the Student Union Building Mall with giveaways and homecoming apparel. Each day of the week a flat Spike will be hidden somewhere on campus. Follow the homecoming Instagram to receive clues.