Schedule of events for MU's Homecoming

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 | 5:46 p.m. CDT
This year’s Homecoming Parade will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at the corner of Turner and Tiger avenues. No on-street parking will be allowed downtown along the route throughout the duration of the parade. Parking can be found at garages downtown and on campus.

COLUMBIA — MU's 102nd Homecoming will take place this weekend. This year's theme is "The Black and Gold Standard."

As of late Wednesday afternoon, the National Weather Service forecast a sunny day on Friday with a high temperature of 54 degrees and mostly sunny skies on Saturday with a high of 62 degrees. Both Friday and Saturday evenings are expected to be mostly clear, with lows in the mid 30s.

Here is a list of Homecoming events:


  • Homecoming Headquarters will be located in the Reynolds Alumni Center Circle Drive from noon to 5 p.m. MU merchandise will be on sale, and information about Homecoming weekend will be available.
  • Campus Decorations, commonly called house decs, will take place from 6 to 9:30 p.m. in Greektown. The free event is open to the public.
  • A spirit rally and campus-wide concert will be held from 9:30 to 11 p.m. in front of the MU Student Center on Rollins Street. It will include performances by the band Youngblood Hawke, Marching Mizzou and Spirit Squads.


  • The Homecoming Parade will start at 9 a.m. MU Chancellor Brady Deaton and Anne Deaton will serve as the 2013 Homecoming grand marshals.
  • Romp, Chomp and Stomp Tailgate is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mel Carnahan Quadrangle. Tickets for the tailgate will be $15 per person for card-holding Missouri Alumni Association members and $20 per person for non-members. Children 10 and younger are free if accompanied by an adult. The tailgate will include food, drinks and games.
  • The MU Tigers will play the University of South Carolina Gamecocks at Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. During the game, the Homecoming king and queen will be announced. 

Supervising editor is Elizabeth Brixey.

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