MEDIA ADVISORY: Mizzou announces 2022 Homecoming

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Sept. 28, 2022
Contact: Uriah Orland, 573-882-6212,

As Mizzou celebrates its 111th Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 22, the community is invited to participate in several traditional events. Media are welcome to attend. A full list of Homecoming events can be found here.

Tiger Food Drive

Friday, Sept. 30, Reynolds Alumni Center (circle drive) – Each fall, the Mizzou community makes a significant contribution to the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, which benefits Tiger Pantry on campus. Accepted items: peanut butter, canned meats, canned beans, canned chili, canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned soups and canned ravioli. Prohibited items: Ramen Noodles, perishable food items, any items not previously specified. Not in Columbia? Honor this tradition by making a financial donation to support the MU community through Tiger Pantry.

Homecoming Day of Service

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, various locations in Columbia – Join hundreds of local Tigers in giving back to the community through service hours and volunteer work. Find a community opportunity here.

Homecoming blood drive

Monday, Oct. 10 to Thursday, Oct. 13, Hearnes Center – 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 blood drive in your local area.

Dome lighting ceremony

Sunday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m., Traditions Plaza – We're Painting the Town Gold… and starting with Jesse Hall! Join us as we light the dome to celebrate the start of Homecoming Week.

Homecoming Talent Competition

Monday, Oct. 17, to Wednesday, Oct. 19, 6:30 p.m., Jesse Auditorium – Students will spend three nights entertaining audiences through skit, song and dance. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Campus decorations

Friday, Oct. 21, 6:30 – 9 p.m., Greek Town, between Rollins Street and Kentucky Boulevard near campus – Don't miss this year's Campus Decorations displays and skits! Food will be available for purchase from local food trucks.

Homecoming Spirit Rally

Friday, Oct. 21, 8:30 p.m., Traditions Plaza – Stop by Traditions Plaza as Marching Mizzou and the Golden Girls help us get excited for the Homecoming football game!

Homecoming parade

Saturday, Oct. 22, TBD based on kickoff, MU campus and downtown Columbia –  Strike up the band, alert the mule team and put on your best black and gold as we celebrate all we love about Mizzou!

Football game

Saturday, Oct. 22, TBD, Memorial Stadium – Cheer on the Tigers as they take on the Vanderbilt Commodores.

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