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Eastern Michigan University homecoming 2012

Opinion: Best ways to enjoy homecoming this school year

Homecoming weekend is one of the most exciting times at EMU. Here are five can't miss events for this weekend.

From Sept. 27 to Oct. 1, current students and alumni get the chance to celebrate and reconnect during this year's homecoming. As the most spirited week on campus, there are so many events that it can be hard to decide where to go. To help fellow homecoming partakers out, here is a list of some of the best events happening:

Trap Karaoke

In tandem with the regularly hosted homecoming events is Black homecoming week. One of the premier events is Trap Karaoke, which takes place Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. Not only is it a chance to show your talent or lack of, but a great way to kick back with friends. Hosted by the organization Kings of Color, multiple organizations will come to compete on stage.

Yard Show

Another way to enjoy Black Homecoming is the annual Yard Show. Taking place at the Lake House Amphitheatre on Thursday this is where the Divine Nine take the spotlight. Packed with great music and stepping, the Yard Show is a great way to be introduced to the Black Greek orgs here on campus if you already haven’t.

Game Day Midway

One of the best ways for fans, alumni, and current students to enjoy the weekend is; Game Day Midway. Hosted on the front lawn of Rynearson Stadium, there are tons of activities for all ages. From pancakes, inflatables, face patience, photo booths, and more. Taking place 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., this is a perfect option for those who want to enjoy festivities right before the game.


Universally in all colleges, the tailgate is one of the best events during homecoming and it’s no different here at EMU. Situated right in the parking lots surrounding the stadium it is highly suggested to get there early before traffic. There is nothing better than the entire Ypsilanti and EMU community coming together at a party, relaxing, and preparing for the main event.

The game

The coup de grace of the weekend is the home game versus the University of Massachusetts. Saturday at 2p.m., a win for the Eagles can lead to a triumphant streak and hopes for a possibility at the MAC conference championship. School spirit will be at an all-time high as the university continues more than a century-long tradition.