University of Montana Homecoming – September 20-25

The University of Montana Alumni Association today announced the 2021 Homecoming week event lineup that will take place from Sept. 20 to Sept. 25.

The annual UM Homecoming Parade has been postponed in 2021 due to a series of considerations, but event organizers are excited to bring back the beloved tradition in 2022.

“This Homecoming we are celebrating the ‘Heart of a Grizzly,’ and we are eager to continue century-old traditions to welcome home thousands of UM alumni,” said LeAnn Meyer, UM Alumni Association Director. “Whether it is painting the sidewalk for the Hello Walk, cheering along at the Pep Rally or recognizing our Distinguished Alumni, we are thrilled for our alums to return to this vibrant campus for such a special week of events.”

The following events are sponsored by the UM Alumni Association during Homecoming Week. Each event is open to the public and media are invited to attend.

  • Hello Walk on Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Hello Walk will take place on the sidewalk in front of Turner Hall.
  • Griz on Tap on Sept. 23 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Griz on Tap will take place at Draught Works at 915 Toole Ave.
  • Distinguished Alumni Award Ceremony and panel discussion on Sept. 24 begins at 5:30 p.m. This event will take place at the University Center Ballroom.
  • Yell Night Pep Rally on Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. The Yell Night Pep Rally will take place on the Oval and feature the UM Marching Band, Singing on the Steps, lighting of the M and fireworks.

UM’s annual Homecoming football game will kickoff at 1 p.m. on Sept. 25 when the Griz take on Cal Poly in Washington-Grizzly Stadium.