Homecoming 2017 - Reflections: Honoring the Past, Shaping the Future

The University of Montana's Homecoming is a festive week for alumni, friends, students and community members.

Countless alumni return to campus to take part in the traditional Homecoming festivities, including the Hello Walk, Distinguished Alumni Award ceremony, Yell Night Pep Rally, All-Alumni Social and Dance, Homecoming Parade, Homecoming Tailgate and the Homecoming football game!

This year's game will take place Saturday, October 14, 2017, with all of your favorite UMAA sponsored events beginning Sunday, October 8.

Future Homecoming dates: 2018 – October 6
Future Homecoming dates: 2019 – October 5

Schedule of Events for Homecoming 2017

Saturday, Oct. 7

1 p.m.   — Softball: Montana vs Spokane Falls (DH); Grizzly Softball Field

Sunday, Oct. 8

1-2 p.m. Homecoming Kickoff Celebration , Southgate Mall - Clock Court
1 p.m.  —  Soccer: Montana vs. Northern Arizona, South Campus Stadium

Monday, Oct. 9

11 a.m - 1 p.m. — Hello Walk painting, sidewalk in front of Turner Hall
7-8:30 p.m.  —  – The Mansfield Center presents: “Tensions on the Korean Peninsula: Geopolitics, Instability and Nuclear Weapons Crisis”, Dell Brown Room, Turner Hall

Tuesday, Oct. 10

12-3 p.m. — MMAC Exhibition: 'Over There! Montanans in the Great War,' Meloy Gallery, PARTV Center

Wednesday, Oct. 11

10 a.m.-12 p.m. — UM Campus Department decorating contest judging
11 a.m.-12 p.m.  Science Sprouts: Early Childhood Program, spectrUM Discovery Area
11-3 p.m.  —MMAC Exhibition: 'Over There! Montanans in the Great War,' Meloy Gallery, PARTV Center
2:30-5 p.m. —Greek House decorating contest
7:30 p.m. —Play: As You Like It; Masquer Theatre; Tickets available at the Griz Tix website
9-11 p.m. —Women's Night at the Wall; Campus Recreation, $5

Thursday, Oct. 12

7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. — 37th Biennial Public Land Law Conference; Alexander J Blewett III School of Law
8 a.m.— Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fly Fishing Float Trip. Contact Van Blakely (406) 239-6804

1-4:30 p.m. — House of Delegates annual meeting, Presidents Room in Brantly Hall
5 p.m. — Homecoming Buffet Dinner, Food Zoo in the Lommasson Center; Open to the public, Cost is $8.40 per person
5-7 p.m. — House of Delegates Social, Canyon Club
7:30 p.m. —Play: As You Like It; Masquer Theatre; Tickets available at the  Griz Tix website

Friday, Oct. 13

8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. — 37th Biennial Public Land Law Conference cont'd; Alexander J Blewett III School of Law
8 a.m.-7 p.m. — 2017 Law Alumni Reunion Weekend, Alexander J Blewett III School of Law
8 a.m.-12 p.m. — House of Delegates annual meeting at the Missoula Holiday Inn
10 a.m. — Sigma Alpha Epsilon Golf Outing, Canyon Creek Golf Course. Contact Gary Gullard (406) 543-8723
10:30 a.m. — 29 th Annual Alumni Band Reunion Warm Welcome, Music Bldg Rm 105  
10:30 a.m. — UM Alumni Band Reunion Registration, Music Bldg. Room 105
10:45 a.m. — ASUM Child Care Preschool Children's Homecoming Parade, UM Oval
11:30 a.m. — Alpha Phi Luncheon, Jaker’s restaurant, for all Alpha Phi actives and alums. No reservations necessary
12 p.m. — Kappa Kappa Gamma Luncheon, Finn & Porter restaurant, for all KKΓ activities and alums
Reservations (406) 273-2103 by 10/5
12-5 p.m. — Class of '67 gathering in the Presidents Room, Brantly Hall
12-6 p.m. —MMAC Exhibition: 'Over There! Montanans in the Great War,' Meloy Gallery, PARTV Center
12:15 p.m. — Alumni Band Reception, compliments of UM Alumni Association, Music Bldg Rm 105
12-6 p.m.  — MMAC Reception: 'Over There! Montanans in the Great War,' Meloy Gallery, PARTV Lobby
2 p.m. —Journalism Alumni Roundtable Discussion, Don Anderson Hall Rm 210
2:30-4 p.m. — Dr. Teresa Branch Center Dedication Ceremony, Branch Center, University Center
3-6:00 p.m. — EPIC Alumni Homecoming Happy Hour. Blackstone LaunchPad in the Gilkey Education Building.
3-6:00 p.m. — Franke GLI Alumni Homecoming Happy Hour. Blackstone LaunchPad in the Gilkey Education Building.   

1-5:00 p.m. — Department open houses and receptions
          1-5 p.m. —  Economics Department Open House, Liberal Arts 407        
          3-4:30 p.m.— School of Journalism Homecoming Reception, Don Anderson Hall Rm 201
          3-5 p.m. — PJWCEHS Homecoming Reception, 2nd Floor Education Center
          3-5 p.m. —  College of Visual and Performing Arts Homecoming Reception, PARTV Lobby
          
3:30-5 p.m. — Distinguished Alumni Awards Dean's Reception, Liberal Arts Foyer
4-6 p.m. — Choose Your Own Adventure: Discover Montana's People, Places and Heritage, Social Science Rm 238, Contact:  nikkimanning@umontan.edu
4-6 p.m. — SAE Open House, 1120 Gerald Avenue. Sponsored by the Active Chapter
4:30-6:30p.m. — Blackfoot Homecoming Reception, Missoula College, 1205 E Broadway 
5-7 p.m. — Sigma Chi Open House, 1110 Gerald Avenue 
5:30 p.m. — Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony and reception, University Center Ballroom
5:30-6:15 p.m. — Mystique of Friday the 13th, Social Sciences 262, Contact: cynthiariley.auge@umontana.edu
5:30-9:00 p.m. — UM Alumni Band "Annual Banquet," Holiday Inn Downtown Missoula, Ballroom
6-7 p.m.  — Washington-Grizzly Champions Center Grand Opening Tours
6-9 p.m.  — UM Economics Centennial Bowling Supermatch, Westside Lanes & Fun Center, 1615 Wyoming; students, alumni and faculty, past and present, are welcome 
7 p.m. — Volleyball: Montana vs. Northern Colorado; West  Auxillary Gym
7 p.m.-12 a.m. — All-Alumni Social with UM Marching Band Holiday Inn Downtown Missoula
7:30 p.m. —Play: As You Like It; Masquer Theatre; Tickets available at the  Griz Tix website
8 p.m. — Yell Night Pep Rally on the Oval and lighting of the M
8 p.m. — Nonfiction Craft Lecture and Q&A with William Finnegan, 2017 UM Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient, Turner Hall Dell Brown Room

Saturday, Oct. 14

8:00-10:30 a.m. Missoula Fire is pleased to announce a free pancake breakfast. Pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee will be served at Fire Station 2 on 247 Mount Ave. Firefighters will be on hand to gives the kids a tour of the station and the engines! It's our way of saying thanks to the taxpayers for supporting us in all we do! Donations can be made to our non-profit association, but not at all required. Additional parking on the city streets or around Rose Park. Come check us out before you hit the homecoming parade! See our event on facebook.
8:30-10:30 a.m. — SAE Annual Pancake Breakfast, 1120 Gerald Avenue.  
9:45 a.m. — 10th annual Homecoming Hustle 5K Race, start at Higgins and Broadway
10 a.m. — UM Homecoming Parade, along Higgins and University avenues.
11 a.m.-1 p.m. —Alexander J Blewett School of Law Tailgate, School of Law Garlington, Lohn and Robinson Plaza
11 a.m.-1 p.m. — All-Alumni Homecoming Tailgate, lot 2 in the River Bowl North
11 a.m.-1 p.m. and Halftime—HHP Homecoming Tailgate: open to all former Grizzly Athletics and Athletic Training students, McGill Hall/Memorial Row
 
11 a.m. — Greek Alumni Tailgate, lot 6 in the River Bowl South ***Cancelled for 2017—but will be back in 2018*** 
11:30-2:30 p.m. —Sigma Chi Tailgate, lot 8 in the River Bowl North 
11:30-1 p.m. —J-School/College of Humanities & Science Tailgate, lot 14 in the River Bowl South
12-3 p.m. —MMAC Exhibition: 'Over There! Montanans in the Great War,' Meloy Gallery, PARTV Center
1 p.m. —Homecoming Football Game: Montana Grizzles vs. University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks
3:30-5:30 p.m. —Sigma Chi Post-Game Reception, 1110 Gerald Avenue
6 p.m. —Sigma Alpha Epsilon Dinner Banquet, Holiday Inn Downtown Missoula. RSVP
7 p.m. —Volleyball: Montana vs. University of North Dakota; West Auxillary Gym
7:30 p.m. —Play: As You Like It; Masquer Theatre; Tickets available at the  Griz Tix website


Sunday, Oct. 15

10 a.m.-4 p.m. — UMAA Board of Directors meeting, Missoula
1 p.m. — Softball: Montana vs Providence (DH); Grizzly Softball Field
2 p.m. —Play: As You Like It; Masquer Theatre; Tickets available at the  Griz Tix website 

Monday, Oct. 16

8 a.m.-4 p.m. — UMAA Board of Directors meeting, Missoula
7 p.m. — Annual Pollner Lecture: "What Should the Media Do About Leaks & Anonymous Sources," presented by 2017 Distinguished Pollner fellow Cheryl Carpenter, University Center Theater 

Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

Sponsors: University of Montana Alumni
University of Montana – Office of the President
Southgate Mall
Mountain FM 102.5
Liberty Mutual
Holiday Inn Downtown Missoula

Maroon
Big Sky Breakout
Blaque Owl Tattoo
Copperopolis*
Missoula Community Access Television
Western Montana Clinic

Particpating Locations
Smooth Cosmetic Boutique

*Receive a special limited time Homecoming discount. Visit the University of Montana Alumni website for more details