Purchase Meal Tickets in Advance for Homecoming Tailgate

As part of this year’s homecoming celebration Oct. 19, Truman will host a pre-game tailgate from 11 a.m.-1:45 p.m.

The parking lots on the southwest corner of Patterson and Franklin streets will be open for all families, friends, alumni and students to tailgate before the game. Admission is free. For $5, attendees can pre-purchase a tailgate lunch featuring a choice of hamburger, brat, hot dog or veggie burger, along with chips, soda and a cookie. Meal tickets can be purchased online here. Students with meal plans may transfer to the tailgate only if they register in advance in their residence hall cafeterias. A very limited number of meal tickets will be available at the tailgate and can be purchased with cash or check, but pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

Adults of drinking age may bring their own wine or beer. Hard liquor is prohibited. Event staff will be checking IDs and providing cups and wristbands for adult beverages. Alcoholic beverages should be consumed from the cups provided, not from cans, bottles or cups brought from home. The complete homecoming tailgate policy is available here. In case of inclement weather, the tailgate will move to the Student Union Building and no alcohol will be allowed in the Union.

Other homecoming events taking place Oct. 19 include the annual 5K run/walk at 8 a.m. starting at Barnett Hall, and the homecoming parade down Franklin Street at 9 a.m. The pep rally will take place at 1:15 p.m. in Red Barn Park, where the Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned. At 2 p.m. the Bulldog football team will take on McKendree University in Stokes Stadium.

A complete schedule of homecoming events can be found online at alumni.truman.edu/Homecoming.asp. For more information, call 800.452.6678 or 660.785.4133, or email BulldogForever@truman.edu.