HOMECOMING 2021 – OCTOBER 15 & 16
MSU’s Homecoming weekend is a treasured time for our community to come together to reconnect with friends, reminisce about college days, and make new memories! We are excited to welcome Eagles back to campus this fall for Homecoming 2021!
Morehead State University is committed to the safety and health of our faculty, staff, students and guests. In planning for Homecoming 2021, we are following CDC guidance and hosting events outdoors when possible, and requiring appropriate spacing and masking when indoors. We will continue to follow the latest guidance and will make other adjustments if deemed necessary.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15TH
10:30 a.m. Memorial Brick Ceremony (Virtual Event)
Join the Morehead State community to honor the years of faithful service given by deceased faculty and staff. Former faculty and staff who passed away during the last year will be recognized. A video recognizing this year’s ceremony will be broadcast live on our Facebook page at 10:30 a.m., and will also be available for viewing on our website. To request more information please call 606-783-2033. View the list of 2021 honorees.
5:00 p.m. Homecoming Kickoff Celebration (Adron Doran University Center, Outdoor Plaza)
Start your Homecoming weekend off with a warm welcome home at the annual Alumni reception. A fun atmosphere will feature music and door prizes, hosted outside under tents on the ADUC plaza. Complimentary beer and wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served!
7 p.m. Homecoming Alumni Awards Presentation (Button Auditorium)
Following the reception, alumni and friends are invited to gather in Button Auditorium as we honor the 2021 recipient of Founders Award for University Service, celebrate the 2020 and 2021 Alumni award recipients and recognize the 50th reunion classes of 1970 and 1971. Click here to review this year’s honorees.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16TH
10 a.m. Homecoming Parade (Main Street)
Take part in a long-standing Homecoming tradition! Bring the entire family and find a spot along Main Street. Parade attendees will enjoy floats, balloons and bands, as well as a variety of exciting special entries. The parade will begin on West Main Street and proceed down Main Street to University Boulevard. Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and Campus Activities Board. Campus and Community organizations are encouraged to participate by entering a float! Participation in the parade is free. Prizes will be given for both the student and community organization categories! All prizes sponsored by the MSU Foundation. Register to participate in the parade HERE.
11 a.m. Homecoming Tailgate (Eagle Rally Zone – Academic Athletic Center Parking Lot)
Look for the Big Tent! Stop by to meet and mingle with other alumni, check and/or update your alumni information, register for a door prize and pick up the latest alumni gifts. FREE FOOD and DRINKS!
11 a.m. Eagle Volleyball (Academic Athletic Center)
Cheer on the Volleyball Eagles as they take on UT Martin. Tickets to the volleyball game can be purchased at the ticket window at the AAC on game day. Advance ticket purchases can be made by visiting MSU Athletics website at https://msueagles.com.
3 p.m. Eagle Football (Jayne Stadium)
Fill the stands at Jayne Stadium and cheer on the Football Eagles as they take on Butler. As traditions stand, the presentation of the Homecoming Court will be announced and the Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned at halftime. Tickets to the football game can be purchased at the ticket window at Jayne Stadium on game day. Advance ticket purchases can be made by visiting MSU Athletics website at https://msueagles.com.
5 p.m. Observe the Moon Night (Star Theater)
Participate in International Observe the Moon Night at the Star Theater from 5-7:30 p.m. Enjoy refreshments, live regional music and exhibits of community activity and art, followed by a star party after sunset!
SPECIAL GROUP REUNION EVENTS
Class of 1970 and 1971 50th Anniversary
50 years since graduation is something to celebrate! Unfortunately, COVID has restricted our ability to host our traditional 50-year reunion events during Homecoming weekend. We are hosting a limited Homecoming schedule October 15-16, 2021. As an alumnus celebrating the 50- year milestone, we invite you to join us on campus for our limited Homecoming schedule.
All 50-year celebrants, classes of 1970 and 1971, will be receiving a mailing inviting them to share their favorite memories. Many of these memories will be featured on our social media or in an upcoming publication. We want to ensure our alumni have the opportunity to reminisce and reconnect, even if it is virtually!
Reunion celebrants who aren’t able to attend Homecoming are invited to come back to campus at a time that in convenient for them. For those of you who have not been to MSU’s campus recently, you will find it has changed in appearance – new buildings, new technology, new faculty – but still very much dedicated to providing excellence in education. If you are interested in visiting campus, we would love to host you for a visit and tour. To schedule your visit, contact the Alumni Association at 606-783-2033 or 1-800-783-ALUM or email email@example.com.
African American Alumni Reunion
The African American Alumni group has hosted a biannual reunion during Homecoming for the past 20 years. This year, the group invites alumni to enjoy the festivities planned by the Alumni Association during Homecoming 2021. Plans are underway to host an African American Alumni Reunion in the Spring of 2022 in Louisville. The feature event during this reunion will be a Gala Dinner and Dance. More details about this spring event will be released soon!
IF YOUR GROUP IS PLANNING A SPECIAL REUNION, PLEASE CONTACT THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION TO ADD YOUR GROUP’S EVENTS TO THE HOMECOMING SCHEDULE! CALL 1-800-783-ALUM OR EMAIL EVENTS@MOREHEADSTATE.EDU
PLACES TO VISIT THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND
University Bookstore (Adron Doran University Center)
The Bookstore is your one stop shop for all of you MSU gear! Located on the 1st floor of the newly renovated ADUC, the bookstore has a huge selection of MSU Blue and Gold apparel and other items! Shop online to get your gear early by visiting www.bookstore.moreheadstate.edu
Adron Doran University Center Dining Options
Alumni are invited to visit the newly renovated Adron Doran University Center and enjoy all the facility has to offer. Dining options include Starbucks, Chi-fil-A, WichWich, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Steak and Shake, Pizza and Pasta, and the Prefontaine Pub. There are multiple seating areas to gather and visit with fellow alumni! Restaurant times vary, visit the dining services website for details: https://morehead.campusdish.com/LocationsAndMenus
The Rock (Rocky Adkins Dining Commons)
Eagle Alumni are welcome to dine at MSU’s newest dining complex in the heart of campus. This state of the art facility is not your average college cafeteria. Menu options include a fresh soup and salad bar, pizza and pasta, hibachi grill, southern home-style and burgers and fries, cookies, cakes and ice cream…all for one reasonable price. Menu, hours and pricing are available at https://morehead.campusdish.com/LocationsAndMenus/TheRock
MSU Recreation and Wellness Center
Enjoy the state of the art Recreation & Wellness Center for free! All Homecoming participants are eligible to enjoy a complimentary guest pass for the weekend. To request your pass, call 606-783-2033. Guests can take advantage of this 24 million dollar facility that was 100% student funded. It merges the aquatics, fitness and wellness, and intramural departments. The 100,000 square foot building houses 3 basketball courts, a competition size pool with zipline and vortex, fitness area complete with various types of workout equipment, walking track, racquetball courts, and locker rooms. http://www.moreheadstate.edu/campusrec/
Eagle Trace Golf Course (1275 Eagle Dr, Morehead)
Eagle Trace is a gently rolling, beautifully wooded public 18 hole golf course designed to challenge the skills of the most seasoned players, yet enjoyable and playable to all golfers. This par 72 course covers a maximum distance of 6,902 yards from the championship tees. Discounts are available to alumni who are donors to MSU. Call 606-783-9073 for more details or to book a tee time. http://www.moreheadstate.edu/eagletrace/
MEET THE AWARD RECIPIENTS
Each year, the MSU Alumni Association Board of Directors selects deserving alumni to be recognized during our Homecoming celebration. These awards include the Alumni Hall of Fame, Notable Alumni Award, Rising Eagle Award and Eagle Spirit Award. Since we were unable to gather in person last year, we are excited to honor our both our 2020 and 2021 Alumni Award Recipients this year!