Contact: Aspen Harris
STARKVILLE, Miss.—The Mississippi State Student Union is throwing several events to celebrate this year’s Homecoming Week, Oct. 3-8.
The theme chosen for this year is “The Sweetest Memories Cling to You: Starkvegas Edition,” inspired by the MSU alma mater and intended to shine a light on college traditions and find joy in what makes ” Starkvegas” home.
Homecoming Week 2022 events include:
—Sunday [Oct. 2] 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Homecoming Chapel Service, MSU Chapel of Memories. Open to all students, this service will feature Vice President of Student Affairs Regina Young Hyatt and the Black Voices gospel choir.
—Monday [Oct. 3] 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Breakfast with Belle, YMCA Plaza. This event offers a chance to meet the Homecoming Court, take photos with Belle the mascot, and get a free Chick-fil-A breakfast while supplies last.
—Monday [Oct. 3] 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Dunking Royalty driving range. Come to Drill Field to help raise funds for Bully’s Pantry, which is working to address food insecurity on campus. Pay $2 for a chance to dunk the homecoming king or queen and student union board members.
—Tuesday [Oct. 4] 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. T-shirt exchange, driving range. Bring in a lightly worn t-shirt and exchange it for a 2022 Homecoming t-shirt, while supplies last. Used shirts will be donated to Starkville Habitat for Humanity ReStore.
—Tuesday [Oct. 4] 7-9 p.m. Homecoming Movie Night, featuring “Now You See Me,” Drill Field.
—Wednesday [Oct. 5] 7-9:30 p.m. Party at Starkvegas Silent Headphone Rave, Amphitheater.
—Thursday [Oct. 6] 7-9 p.m. Glow with the Flow Cosmic Golf, Old Main Academic Center Plaza. A glow-in-the-dark golf course in front of Old Main will provide a fun evening of golf and food trucks, vendors and pop-up shops around the course.
—Friday [Oct. 7] 7 p.m. NPHC Stage Show, Newell-Grissom Building. Chapters of the National Panhellenic Council will present steps and techniques to the public. Tickets for this event can be purchased for $10 at https://msstate.universitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?id=1520.
—Saturday [Oct. 8] 11 a.m., homecoming football game, MSU vs. Arkansas, Davis-Wade Stadium. To learn more, visit https://hailstate.com/feature/gameday.
Additionally, all departments, student organizations, fraternity and sorority chapters, and residence councils are encouraged to participate in the Homecoming Door Decorating, House and Lawn Shows, and Banner Contests. All door, house and lawn decorations and displays must be completed by noon October 4, and judging takes place that day from noon to 4 p.m.
The banner contest is open to all student organizations, and blank banners provided by the Homecoming Committee are now available for pickup until September 30 at the Fraternity and Sorority Office, Suite 300 at Colvard Student Union. Banners must be completed by October 3 at 5 p.m. and dropped off at the Office of Fellowship and Sisterhood Life.
All contest winners will be announced at the Homecoming football game, with the winning group in each category receiving either a pizza night or a $500 event services/union operations credit.
To learn more about Homecoming Week 2022 activities, follow the MSU Student Association on Facebook @MSUStudentAssociation, Twitter and Instagram @MSU_SA, or visit www.cowbellconnect.msstate.edu.
MSU is the main university in Mississippi, available online at www.msstate.edu.