EMU will celebrate Homecoming Week from Sept. 27 to Oct. 1; this year's theme is "Where It All Started"

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YPSILANTI — Eastern Michigan University will commemorate Homecoming with a variety of exciting in-person events as part of its weeklong “Where It All Started” celebration from Sept. 27 through Oct. 1.

“Every year, Homecoming celebrates the most spirited week on EMU’s campus with so many fun ways for alumni and Eagle fans to show their support of the University,” said Mia Milton, chair of the homecoming steering committee and interim executive director of Alumni Relations and Engagement. “We are so excited for the 2022 Homecoming celebration as we welcome home students, alumni, and friends to a week filled with fun activities."

Students, alumni, faculty, staff, and EMU community members can participate in the events during the week on campus.

The Homecoming celebration kicks off at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 27, with an Ice Cream Social at the Student Center.

In the middle of the week, everyone should come ready to sing/rap songs of their favorite trap artists at Trap Karaoke. Hosted by the student organization the Kings of Color, the event will take place on Sept. 28 from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Student Center Ballroom.

The week’s festivities will also include spirit tables, trivia night, a cookout, Paint and Pour, and the Green and White Ball.

EMU’s “Where It All Started” will conclude with a football game on Saturday, Oct. 1, when the Eagles take on the University of Massachusetts Minutemen. Game time is set for 2 p.m. at Rynearson Stadium. Fans are invited to arrive early to attend the pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon on the Rynearson Stadium front lawn and to tailgate outside the stadium.

​Details on how to participate in these events, as well as the full schedule of events for Homecoming week, can be found on the EMU Homecoming webpage. Any questions should be directed to Mia Milton at mmilton@emich.edu.

About Eastern Michigan University
Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 15,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and its graduate school. National publications regularly recognize EMU for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website. To stay up to date on University news, activities and announcements, visit EMU Today

September 21, 2022

Written by:
Ariana Strzalka

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