Homecoming 2014 Events

Spirit Police

Spirit Police
Sept. 15-19

Show off your NMU spirit throughout Homecoming!

The "Spirit Police" will be utilizing the Special Events Committee Facebook page to sort through giveaways this year. Students will be chosen through posts, shares, likes, and comments in exchange for a free Homecoming shirt, promotional cup, or other great prize. Also look for the Spirit Police at various sporting events and other student activities prior to Homecoming.



Change That Makes Cents
Sept. 22-26

Returning for the second year! Each team will pick a local charity where they would like the proceeds donated. Following the rules of a penny war, the goal is to have the most pennies in your team's container by the end of the week. Any other loose change (silver coins/dollars) will subtract the equivalent amount of pennies from your jar. (ex: one quarter will subtract 25 pennies from your total). All the money from the week will be combined and will go to the winning team’s choice of charity.


Where's Wildcat Willy?
Sept 22-26

Willy will be hidden in different places each day of the week for a short period of time. If participating teams find Willy, they can take a picture with him to receive points towards their overall Homecoming score. 

Sidewalk Chalk Competition

Sidewalk Chalk Competition
Wednesday, Sept. 17

Teams can earn 10 extra participation points toward their organization's overall score by decorating the sidewalks around the Academic Mall. Chalking must relate to NMU, Homecoming and the Homecoming theme.

Dead River Games

Dead River Games
Sunday, Sept. 21

The Dead River Games consist of four highly entertaining activities: the Ice Cream Scoop Competition, Obstacle Course, Egg Toss and Sand Sculpture Competition. Held on the shores of Lake Superior near Presque Isle, the Dead River Games are a long-standing Homecoming favorite.

Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt
Monday, Sept. 22

Handed a list of items related to NMU, Homecoming and the Homecoming theme, teams must hunt down as many of the listed objects as possible before time runs out. Each item has a designated point value and teams receive additional points based on the time they return.

King & Queen Competition

Stepping Competition
Tuesday, Sept. 23

Returning for its sixth year, the Stepping Competition is one of the most highly anticipated Homecoming activities. Testing each team's creativity and ability to work as a unified group, the Stepping Competition challenges teams to choreograph a mixture of synchronized movements in dance that utilize the body to make noise, including stomping, clapping and shouting.


King & Queen Competition
Wednesday, Sept. 24

All students and student organizations are encouraged to participate in the annual King & Queen Competition. Contestants first compete in the theme wear and semi-formal dress categories. An audience vote determines the top five semi-finalists in each King and Queen division and these individuals then advance to the Question and Answer round, where a panel of judges determine the King and Queen based on each contestant's responses. Compete for the crown or just come watch the show!


Homecoming Parade
​Friday, Sept. 26

The annual Homecoming Parade brings together NMU student organizations, athletic teams, the Wildcat Marching Band and other campus and community groups for a spectacular parade down Third Street. To encourage campus participation, a competition is held in three different categories: marching units and spirit banners, decorated cars and the coveted float award.

Tailgate Party

NMU Game Day!
Saturday, Sept. 27

Come celebrate with members of the community, students, and faculty outside of the Superior Dome before the Homecoming Football Game. This will be a great way to show your Wildcat Pride as everyone prepares to cheer on the NMU football team as they compete against Michigan Tech at 7 p.m. There will be music, inflatables and games provided by Double Trouble DJ's and food for purchase! It will be a great time with family and friends, so don't miss out!