MEDIA ADVISORY: Mizzou announces 2021 Homecoming events

Sept. 28, 2021
Contact: Stephanie Fleming, 573-882-8353,


A series of events in anticipation of Mizzou’s 110th Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 9. Below details signature events media are welcome to attend. A full list of Homecoming events can be found here.


Monday, Sept. 27 to Thursday, Sept. 30, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Homecoming Blood Drive: Mizzou's four-day Homecoming blood drive is one of the largest student-run blood drives in the country. Honor this Homecoming tradition by donating through any blood center or drive in your local area (masks required).

  • WHERE: Hearnes Center

Sunday, Oct. 3, 5 p.m. – Homecoming Banner Competition: Come check out student-designed banners between Cornell Hall and Strickland Hall.

  • WHERE: Carnahan Quad

Monday, Oct. 4, to Wednesday, Oct. 6, 6:30 p.m. – Homecoming Talent Competition: Students will spend three nights entertaining audiences through skit, song and dance. Tickets are $10 and can only be purchased the night of the show. Doors open at 6 p.m.

  • WHERE: Jesse Auditorium

Thursday, Oct. 7 – Decorate the District: Visit The District to see the finished decorations while enjoying everything downtown Columbia has to offer.

  • WHERE: Downtown Columbia

Friday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Homecoming Headquarters: Check-in for Homecoming weekend and reconnect with old friends.

  • WHERE: Reynolds Alumni Center - Circle Drive

Friday, Oct. 8, 6 – 9:30 p.m. – Campus Decorations: Don't miss this year's decorations displays and skits! Food will be available for purchase from local food trucks.

  • WHERE: Greek Town, west side of campus between Rollins Street and Kentucky Boulevard.

Friday, Oct. 8, 8:30 p.m. – Homecoming Spirit Rally: Stop by as Marching Mizzou and the Golden Girls help us get excited for the Homecoming football game!

  • WHERE: Traditions Plaza

Saturday, Oct. 9, 9 a.m. – Homecoming Parade: Strike up the band, alert the mule team and put on your best black and gold as we celebrate all we love about Mizzou!

Saturday, Oct. 9, 3 p.m. – Homecoming football game: Cheer on the Tigers as they take on North Texas.

Note regarding COVID-19: MU has temporarily reinstated our indoor masking requirements. All students, faculty, staff and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask in classrooms, as well as meeting spaces where social distancing is not possible. To learn more, visit Show Me Renewal.

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