Homecoming #102 activities already under way

Save the date — the weekend of Oct. 26-27 marks the 102nd year of Mizzou’s famous homecoming tradition. Every year, thousands of alumni and students come together to celebrate and reconnect.

The theme for this year’s homecoming is, “The Black and Gold Standard.”

“This theme represents how Mizzou is setting the bar for others to aspire to,” said Courtney Doll, the director of the 2013 Mizzou Homecoming Steering Committee. “Mizzou means excellence in so many different areas and we are always pushing the boundaries to be the best we can be.”

Mizzou’s homecoming events begin before homecoming weekend. They started this week with the blood drive, which ran from Oct. 14-17.

In addition to the four-day long blood drive, homecoming activities include three service events, campus decorations, a parade, a homecoming spirit rally and concert featuring Youngblood Hawke, a three-night talent production, a barbecue for residence halls and “Decorate the District.” You can find more information, including dates and times for these events, at www.Mizzou.com/homecoming

On Saturday, Oct. 26, the homecoming parade and football game against South Carolina commence. The parade starts bright and early at 9 a.m. on Saturday, and kickoff for the game is at 6 p.m.

“Homecoming is a spirit and a celebration,” Doll said. “It’s the community and campus coming together to celebrate Mizzou. It’s campus decorations and the concert and the parade and the football game where we announce our Homecoming King and Queen. It’s my favorite time of year!”

Erin Boedeker

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My name is Erin Boedeker, I am a Agricultural Education – Leadership major at the University of Missouri. My emphasis within my major is Communications and Science and Agricultural Journalism. I am originally from Elsberry, Mo. After receiving my degree, my hopes are to take my passion and knowledge for agriculture into the city. I hope to work with a public relations or marketing firm, and work with clients to help the public understand the positive aspects of production agriculture. I am excited to continue writing for Corner Post, to help build my portfolio, network and get a more hands-on experience with writing in general.