OXFORD — Miami University is in the midst of its Homecoming Week.
The week-long celebration kicked off on Monday, Sept. 12 with “an exotic animal zoo” in Uptown Park. Following was a special uptown showing of The Avengers.
Tuesday, Sept. 13, brought the deadline for the House Decorating Submission.
“Participate in one of Miami University’s beloved Homecoming traditions,” the University boasts, “Compete for a $500 cash prize as we celebrate Miami University’s Homecoming! All decorations had to be completed by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14. Judging took place on Thursday, Sept. 15.
Another “Show under the Stars” was shown, but this day it was Breakfast at Tiffany’s in Central Quad.
Wednesday, Sept. 14, brought Miami University’s fall Career Fair with breakfast offered outside of Millet Hall. Anchorman 2 was shown in Central Quad.
The House Decorating Judging was at noon on Thursday, Sept. 15. “Classic New York street art” Splatter Painting was offered on the patio of the Armstrong Student Center. There was a dinner featured at Harris Dining Hall featuring “different ‘tastes’ of NYC including Little Italy, China Town, and New York Delicatessen.” Hitch was shown on Central Quad.
While these events are past, there is plenty to still see.
Friday, being the second last day to the Homecoming Week, offers many different events. Starting from 4-6 p.m. there is the EHS Networking Reception in Shriver Center.
“Join us for the first EHS Networking Reception during Homecoming Weekend. While you’re here, network with students and other alumni at our EHS Networking Reception sponsored by ASG (Associated Student Government) and the College of Education, Health & Society. Inform current students about opportunities with your company/employer or come to mix and mingle. Sharing your personal career path and experiences can help students as they establish their own career goals and aspirations.”
From 4-7 p.m. is the Homecoming Huddle. This is a “Coney Island-style carnival complete with carnival games and rides. Alumni, stop by the Huddle when you arrive in town to pick-up a fun Miami University Alumni giveaway.”
The “Love & Honor 5K and Kids 1K” starts at 6:30 p.m. at Slant Walk.
Go to Armstrong Student Center to see a marathon of Friends starting at 7 p.m., or go to Millet Hall to see Miami’s Volleyball team versus Furman. At the same time as both of those events is the Black Alumni Welcome Reception at The Marcum Hotel and Conference Center. Tickets are required to that event.
Saturday kicks off at 11 a.m. with SOUL Alumni Homecoming Bruch in Shriver Center. At 11:30 a.m. on Millett Lawn is tailgating for the Miami versus Western Kentucky football game. Miami University Alumni Association Tailgate begins at 1 p.m. in West Millett Parking Lot – Red Zone. The game begins at 3:30 p.m. at Yager Stadium.
Following all the sports fun is comedian Beth Stelling (a Miami Alum herself) at 8:30 p.m. in Armstrong Student Center. Tickets to this popular show can be bought online, $20 adult, $19 senior, and $10 student/youth.
Homecoming week ends on Stelling and the Black Alumni Dinner and Dance at 8:30 p.m., also in Armstrong Student Center.