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What's The Move: Homecoming Edition - Oct. 2-Oct. 7

Celebrate homecoming 2023 with events and activities the first week of October

University Picnic, Green and White Feud, and Black Alumni Mixer

On Monday Oct. 2, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m, there will be a campus-wide picnic at University Park. There will be food and drinks provided with EMU's marching band playing at noon. Following this event is the Green and White Fued in the Student Center auditorium from 4 to 6 p.m. Alumni and students will get together for a classic rendition of the game show “Family Feud", hosted by the Alumni Association with polled answers from the students. Capping off the first day of homecoming is the Black Alumni Mixer held in the Student Center room 310 A/B. At this event, students can reconnect and hear new and familiar voices of Black Alumni as they engage with the community.

Shirt Swap & Build an Eagle and Trap Karaoke

Next up is the annual Shirt Swap & Build an Eagle. This takes place on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at the Student Center Patio from 10 a.m. to 4 pm. Students can swap out a shirt from another school in exchange for a homecoming shirt; followed by stuffing a personal eagle plush and decorating it while supplies last. To conclude the day is Trap Karaoke hosted by Kings of Color from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. At this event, attendees can karaoke to their favorite hip-hop and rap, and trap songs.

Revel @ The Rec

Revel @ The REC will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at the REC/IM from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a night of "organized chaos". Attendees can enjoy music and entertainment. In addition, there will a photo competition, smoothie making contest, inflatable costume race and mixed relays.

Black Homecoming Cookout and Yard Show

Join the Black Greeks organizations for a cookout on Thursday, Oct. 5 at the Amphitheater/Big Bob’s Lakehouse Amphitheater/Big Bob’s Lakehouse. The cookout takes place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., followed by a Yard Show from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Black Greek organizations will step and stroll as they face off in a step dance competition. Black Homecoming Court will also be selected at the Yard Show.

Athletes Leading Service and Comedy Show

From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., the EMU Athletics team will partner with Ypsilanti Township to clean up Harris Park, home of Ypsilanti Little League on Friday, Oct. 6. EMU Athletics will supply gloves and garbage bags. All are welcome to participate, attendees are encouraged to wear EMU green. EMU community members can also attend a night of comedy at Pease Auditorium (494 College Place) to see Joyelle Nicole Johnson and Sohrab Forouzesh Comedy Show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 per student and $25 for the general public. Tickets are $15 for alumni with code HOCOAlumn23.

Dietetics Alumni Open House, Tailgate, and Football Kickoff vs. Ball State

Saturday, Oct. 7 concludes the last day of homecoming festivities. Taking place is the Dietetics Alumni Open House from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Demonstration Kitchen (105 Rackham) register on the EMU Alumni Foundation's website for more information on the Masters in Human Nutrition, healthy food options, and other activities including networking and giveaways.

The homecoming tailgate begins at 10 a.m. The pre-game celebration includes music, food and beverages for the community to take part in before the football game. The EMU alumni tailgate runs from noon to 3 p.m. At 3:30 p.m., EMU's football team will take on Ball State during this year’s homecoming football game. Grab your EMU merch and paint the student section green as the Eagles look to fly to victory this Saturday.