Homecoming 2016

The 102-year tradition of Homecoming brings together alumni, friends and family for a full week of fun activities, celebrations and more.

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  • Share on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter how you’re celebrating by tagging @UMNAlumni and using #GopherGlory and #HC2016.
  • Coming to campus? Download our free Homecoming App. It includes campus maps, event details and more!
  • Read a profile of the 2016 Grand Marshal, retired U.S. Army Gen. Clara Adams Ender, M.S. '69.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016


Annual Alumni Day of Service
Minnesota alumni across the nation and around the world will participate in the annual day of service, working on various projects that benefits their communities. More details will be coming soon!

Thursday, October 20, 2016


Annual Awards Affair
Join us to honor the top volunteers, groups and programs of the past year at our annual Alumni Awards Affair.
Carlson School of Management GOLD Soiree
Kick off Homecoming 2016 in style with fellow Gophers of the Last Decade and graduating seniors at the GOLD Soiree. Enjoy food and drinks while networking and reconnecting with other young alumni. Registration includes appetizers and drinks.

Friday, October 21, 2016


Homecoming Parade
Take in the annual Homecoming Parade down University Avenue starting at 6:30 p.m., from Dinkytown to Oak Street. Parking is available in the 4th Street Ramp. The University Ramp will have limited access due to the parade route.
Carlson Parade Watch Party
Join the Carlson School under the tent to watch the Homecoming Parade! All ages welcome, dinner provided with cash bar. A great view of the parade for all!
CEHD Pre-Parade Tailgate
RSVP by October 14 to attend the party/parade.
School of Dentistry Parade Unit
Contact Emily Best to RSVP (emilyj@umn.edu or 612-625-6811).
CLA Homecoming Parade Unit
The CLA Student Board invites alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends to march in the CLA parade unit during the Homecoming Parade. RSVP online.
CFANS Parade Unit and Beer & Brats at the Bell
CFANS's 5th annual Beer & Brats Parade Party at the Bell Museum will start at 5 p.m. and run through to the parade end, at the Bell Museum of Natural History's lawn space between the building and University Avenue. Also, walk with the CFANS float, show your college spirit, and celebrate this U of M Homecoming tradition.
Annual All Greek Reunion
Calling all Greeks for the Annual All Greek Reunion celebrating 142 years of Greek Life at the University of Minnesota.
CSE Homecoming Celebration
Join fellow CSE alumni, friends and family for our Homecoming celebration before the Homecoming Parade.

Saturday, October 22, 2016


Ski-U-Mania
Celebrate Homecoming at our annual pregame party and pepfest inside McNamara Alumni Center right next to TCF Bank Stadium.

CEMS Alumni & Friends Breakfast
You are invited to connect with University of Minnesota Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science faculty, alumni, friends, and staff members during a CEMS Homecoming celebration. Breakfast and family friendly activities available.

CEGE Homecoming Celebration
Alumni are invited to attend the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering Homecoming Celebration.

MHA Homecoming Tailgate
MHA alumni, students and friends are invited to a tailgate before the Homecoming football game against Rutgers.

Homecoming Football Game
Gophers vs. Rutgers Homecoming Game
11 a.m. kickoff at TCF Bank Stadium
Tickets: mygophersports.com


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