University of Montana’s Homecoming starts a little earlier this year. However, it will prove to be yet another amazing week full of spirit and community camaraderie!
Although Homecoming week is full of events for current students, athletes and alumni, the community also plays an important role to show their support.
As always, the Homecoming Parade will mark the culmination of all the events of the week and show the University how proud Missoula and Western Montana are of Montana’s flagship university.
This year’s UM Homecoming theme is “We are Montana,” which certainly encapsulates the University’s pride in the state and its citizens. Plus, all University students, alumni, and faculty stand tall in the maroon and silver colors. The theme also declares UM’s pride in their academic excellence and tradition of athletic success.
The 2012 University of Montana Homecoming Parade kicks off at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 22. The parade always begins at North Higgins and crosses the bridge and travels through the Hip Strip before turning east onto University Avenue to make its way back to the the University.
The deadline for participation in the parade is coming up quick. Find applications here and be sure be turn them in by 2 p.m. on Friday, September 14. All organizations are encouraged to participate, but rules and regulations do apply!
2012 University of Montana Homecoming Events
DECORATING CONTESTS: For dorm doors and department front desks, Wednesday, September 19 from 2:30-5 p.m. Travel around the University and catch the spirit!
PEP RALLY: Friday, September 21 at 8 p.m. on the Oval. Give the football team your support and spread the “cheer”, but don’t lose your voice before the game!
HOMECOMING HUSTLE: Saturday, September 22 at 9:45 commencing at Higgins and heading down Broadway for the 5K Run. Get your run on before the big game!
HOMECOMING PARADE: Saturday, September 22 at 10:00 beginning at the XXX’s on North Higgins, crossing the Higgins Bridge, continuing through the Hip Strip, and turning east on University Avenue ending at Arthur.
HOMECOMING TV TAILGATE: Saturday, September 22 from 11:00 to the end of the game in the Adams Center East Auxiliary Gym. Party and enjoy the game with fellow Alumni for free!
GAME TIME: The Griz vs. University of Northern Arizona Lumberjack in Washington-Grizzly Stadium at 1:30 p.m.