It’s Homecoming Week!
Break out that red and blue (we know that’s what makes up most of your closet anyway) and get ready to show your school spirit throughout the week with tons of exciting events leading up to the Homecoming football game Oct. 10, when the Ole Miss Rebels take on the mighty New Mexico State Aggies.
Here’s a full list of activities you should definitely be involved in:
Monday (Oct. 5)
Homecoming Photobomb – 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stop by the homecoming photo booth at the Student Union Plaza for free photos with crazy props!
Free SnoBiz – 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free snow cones! Also at the Student Union Plaza. Grab one after your photo. That’s a good Monday.
Tuesday (Oct. 6)
Union Unplugged – 12:15-1 p.m. The UM Gospel Choir performs live at the Student Union Plaza.
Walk with the Chancellor – 4 p.m. Take a walk around campus with Interim Chancellor Morris Stocks, starting on the Lyceum steps. In case of rain, it’ll be at the Tad Smith Coliseum. But since Oxford is perfect, you probably won’t have to worry about that.
Laser Tag in the Grove – 7-11 p.m. It’s pretty self-explanatory. Run around the Grove and avoid lasers. Maybe also watch out for the squirrels. It starts on the Student Union Plaza.
Wednesday (Oct. 7)
Pancakes on the Plaza – 7:30-9:30 a.m. Start midweek off right with free breakfast! The Alumni Association is hosting a pancake bar on the Student Union Plaza. Everybody loves pancakes! Treat yo’self.
Rebels Got Talent Finals – 7 p.m. It’s the deciding moment! A winner will be crowned on the Grove stage during this final round. So come cheer on your fellow students, who are pretty good at this whole singing thing since they’ve made it this far.
Thursday (Oct. 8)
Coffee with a Cop – 7:30-9:30 a.m. and 5-7 p.m. Come chat with local police officers and drink coffee at the Student Union Plaza. Ask them how they keep speeders from disrespecting Archie’s number around campus. Ask OPD how their Twitter is so awesome. It’ll be fun.
Food Festival – 10 a.m.-2 p.m. This celebration of food will offer cooking tips and a farmers market on the Union Plaza. Last year, they had really healthy recipe ideas and some awesome fresh food for sale. Definitely stop by!
Union Unplugged – 12:15-1 p.m. The Center for Cross Cultural Engagement is hosting Latin Dancing with the Stars. Check it out on the Student Union Plaza!
Movie Series: Inside Out – 8 p.m. Relax with a movie in the Grove. In case of rain, the movie will be shown at the Turner Center Auditorium.
Friday (Oct. 9)
Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally – 5:30 p.m. It’s game day eve! Get a spot along the parade route down University Avenue to see the cheerleaders and some awesomely creative floats. The parade ends on the Square with a pep rally to get everyone “Rebel Ready” for the game!
Square Jam – Don’t dip out after the pep rally, because Square Jam is back! The men’s and women’s basketball teams will be introduced and they’ll perform some drills to show off their talents before the season starts next month.
Grove Opens – 7:30 p.m. Make sure you grab your tailgating spot!
Saturday (Oct. 10)
Annual Alumni Association Meeting – 9 a.m. The yearly get-together for those who have completed education at the flagship university, because “one never graduates from Ole Miss,” is at Butler Auditorium in the Triplett Alumni Center.
Black Alumni Advisory Council Tailgate – 9 a.m. Alumni, faculty, staff and students are invited to gather on the front lawn of the Triplett Alumni Center for pregame festivities.
School of Engineering Tailgate – 9 a.m. Engineering alumni, faculty, staff and students are invited to enjoy pregame activities on the front lawn of Brevard Hall.
Homecoming Game, Ole Miss vs. New Mexico State – 11 a.m. Be early, be loud and wear red to cheer on your Rebels at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. There will also be halftime presentations, including the crowning of 2015 Homecoming Queen Heather Neilson and the introduction of the alumni awards recipients, followed by a performance from the Pride of the South marching band.
Sunday (Oct. 11)
Movie Series: “Inside Out” – 8 p.m. Wind down your week with a movie in the Grove! In case of rain, the movie will be shown at the Turner Center Auditorium.
Happy Homecoming and Hotty Toddy!