Homecoming Events

Homecoming 2017 Events

CANS Hunger Event
Saturday, Sept. 16

Food needs to be delivered to the Center for Student Enrichment, 1205 University Center, by Friday, September 16, at 5 p.m.

Change That Makes Cents
Sept. 18-22

Returning for the fifth 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.



Dead River Games
Sunday, Sept. 17
2 p.m.
Dead River Bridge Area

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


Campus Cinema Movie
Sunday, Sept. 17
6 p.m.
JXJ 1100

Come join Campus Cinema and the Special Events Committee as we put a movie on the big screen!







King & Queen Competition
Monday, Sept. 18
7 p.m.
Great Lakes Rooms, UC

Everyone is invited to the annual King & Queen Competition. Contestants first compete in the theme wear and semi-formal dress categories. An audience and judges vote determines the top five semi-finalists for each, 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!

Scavenger Hunt
Tuesday, Sept. 19
6:30 p.m.
Great Lakes Rooms, UC

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.


Sidewalk Chalk Competition
Wednesday, Sept. 20
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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.





Stepping Competition
Wednesday, Sept. 20
7 p.m.

Jamrich 1100

Returning for its 9th 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.



Homecoming Parade & Bonfire
​Friday, Sept. 22
5:30 p.m.

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/spirit banners, decorated cars, and the coveted float award. Following the Homecoming Parade will be the Homecoming Bonfire. The Bonfire will be held in Commuter Parking Lot 11 in front of Magers Hall. The Bonfire will begin at dusk. Come join us for some fun, meet some new friends and listen to some music!

NMU Community Tailgate
Saturday, Sept. 23
11:30-1:30 p.m.

Come celebrate with members of the community, students, and faculty/staff 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 Davenport at 1 p.m. There will be music, inflatables and games provided by Double Trouble DJ's and food for purchase! Students with a meal plan can use a meal swipe at the picnic put on by Dining Services. It will be a great time with family and friends, so don't miss out!