Happy Homecoming Weekend!! There are tons of exciting events planned for this weekend, so throw on some purple and gold, and come show your school spirit! Get this information and more at the JMU Homecoming page.
Friday, Oct. 15
6:30pm: Pep Rally and Bonfire, Festival Lawn (rain location: Festival Ballroom)
Get pumped for the game! This event is combining two of our largest Homecoming events – Sunset on the Quad and the MadisonFest Bonfire! Spend your evening enjoying food, festivities and fun, including appearances by JMU celebrities, including Coach Mickey Matthews, who will light the bonfire! There will also be performances by JMU’s a cappella groups, dance teams, cheerleaders and more!
Do you think you’re JMU’s ULTIMATE FAN?! Dress up in as much purple and gold and show us why you deserve to be the ultimate fan! The winner of the contest will receive awesome prizes.
Bring your whole organization out to the Pep Rally on Friday at 6:30 to win great prizes for your organization! The organization with the highest percentage attendance will have open books with Events and Conferences for the 2011 school year! Be sure to check in when you arrive!
7pm: Women’s Soccer vs. Drexel, JMU Soccer Fields
7pm: Women’s Volleyball vs. VCU, Godwin Hall
Saturday, Oct. 16
9am: 15th Annual UREC 5K
Start your Homecoming morning off with our annual 5K through the JMU campus! Proceeds will benefit UREC student professional development. Click for more information and registration.
10-11am: Hoffman Hall Reunion, Hoffman Hall
Reconnect with your roommates, hallmates, and other former residents of Hoffman Hall! The morning includes a free continental breakfast, as well as tours of the newly renovated residence hall.
11am: Fraternity and Sorority Pre-Tailgate Reception, Transitions
Join your fellow Greek Life alumni and current members for a pre-tailgate reception! There will be a representative for each chapter present, so stop by for a light snack and friendly conversation before you head to the Godwin Field Tailgate! The event is free, however, please register online so we can get a head count.
1pm: Alumni Village Tailgate, Godwin Field
Celebrate Homecoming and leave the cooking to us! Reconnect with all your friends in the ultimate game day experience of a JMU tailgate with tailgate fare and family-friendly entertainment, including music, moonbounces and more! Cost includes food and drink. Register online.
1-3pm: Reunion Tailgates
A number of groups will be celebrating their Reunions with pre-game tailgates. Join the fun!
- Class of 2000, Godwin Field: Register
- Catholic Campus Ministries, Godwin Field: Register
- Greek Alumni, Godwin Field: Register
- Sigma Phi Epsilon, Hanson Field: Register
- SCOM, Godwin Field: Register
- Black Alumni Chapter: Register
- Kinesiology (PHETE), Godwin Field: Register
- 1980’s Women’s Track & Field and Cross Country: To register, email Noel Deskins or Lynn Smith
1-5pm: Forbes Center for the Performing Arts Open House
Experience the excitement of the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts at James Madison University, featuring five remarkable venues, each unique and acoustically designed to perfection. The Forbes Center will captivate your spirit with its soaring floor-to-ceiling glass lobbies, comfortable seating with ample legroom, and upgraded audience amenities.
1-2:30pm: Contemporary Gospel Singers’ Concert, Grafton-Stovall Theater
3:30pm: JMU vs. New Hampshire, Bridgeforth Stadium
Tickets for the football game are now sold out. If you didn’t get yours in time, check Madison Marketplace!
6-8pm: Madison Mahogany Memoirs Reception, Leeolou Alumni Center Great Room
Join the Black Alumni Chapter for its annual post-game reception! We will be showcasing black alumni memorabilia and premiering the M3 DVD! Food cost for the reception is sponsored by the Chapter, and $25 of each package purchased will be donated to the Black Alumni Chapter Scholarship Fund. A $25 donation will be accepted at the Reception for walk-ups! Register online.
7pm: Women’s Volleyball vs. William & Mary, Godwin Hall
8pm (doors open at 7pm): CMSS Homecoming Step Show, Wilson Hall Auditorium
Join the Center for Multicultural Student Services as they host fraternities and sororities from JMU and surrounding colleges, who will compete for a first place trophy and cash prize. The After Party will immediately follow. Purchase tickets online.
10pm-2am: Kappa Alpha Psi and Omega Psi Phi 25th Anniversary Party, Festival Ballroom
Celebrate 25 years of Kappa Alpha Psi and Omega Psi Phi at JMU. This will be an alumni event and upscale attire is requested. H’ors douevres and beverages provided. Music will be provided by a DJ and proceeds will go to fund scholarships and fuel commitment to school spirit and community service by Kappa Alpha Psi and Omega Psi Phi. This will be a Homecoming party and experience you will remember! Tickets are $20/alumni in advance and $25/at the door. Undergraduate students are encouraged to register for $10. Click to register.
CMSS Homecoming Step Show After Party, Godwin Hall
The annual after party will start immediately following the Step Show!
Sunday, Oct. 17
1pm: Women’s Soccer vs. Delaware, JMU Soccer Fields