Homecoming Festivities Start Oct. 16


Truman will celebrate Homecoming on campus Oct. 16-21.

This year’s media-theme Homecoming is Truman Today in a nod to the University’s long-running campus newsletter.

The week will start with a kick-off event at 6 p.m. Oct. 16 on the quad. There will be games and snacks.

“Breaking News” trivia will take place at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms. Participants will be able to test their knowledge and earn points and prizes.

A dodgeball tournament will take place at 2:45 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Student Recreation Center.

Students can participate in a scavenger hunt from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 19. The annual LipSync Competition will take place later that night at 7 p.m. in Baldwin Hall.

A movie night is planned Oct. 20 on the quad with the time to be determined.

The Homecoming parade will begin at 9 a.m. Oct. 21 on Franklin Street, running from downtown Kirksville and through campus. The ribbon cutting for the Greenwood Interprofessional Autism Center  will take place at 10:30 a.m. at Greenwood located at 606 S. Halliburton Street. Tailgating will start at 11 a.m. at the lot on the corner of Franklin and Patterson streets with a pep rally beginning at 12 p.m. in the tailgating parking lot. Football will face William Jewell at 2 p.m. at Stokes Stadium. During halftime the Homecoming honorees will be recognized and the philanthropy check will be presented. Bolognafest will take place at 3 p.m. in downtown Kirksville.

More information can be found at homecoming.truman.edu and truman.edu/alumni-donors/events/homecoming or by following @trumanstatehomecoming on Instagram.