Homecoming 2016 - Under the Big Sky

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 1, 2016, with all of your favorite UMAA sponsored events beginning Sunday, September 25.

Future Homecoming dates: 2017 – October 14
Future Homecoming dates: 2018 – October 6
Future Homecoming dates: 2019 – October 5

Schedule of Events for Homecoming 2016

Saturday, Sept. 24

All day — Softball: Montana Fall Classic; Grizzly Softball Field
7 p.m. — Dierks Bentley: Somewhere On a Beach Tour 2016, Adams Center; Tickets available at www.griztix.com

Sunday, Sept. 25

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

Monday, Sept. 26

10 a.m.-3 p.m. – Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Mobile Office, Mansfield Library Mall
1 p.m. — Hello Walk painting, sidewalk in front of Turner Hall

Tuesday, Sept. 27

10 a.m.-3 p.m. – Veterans Center Mobile Office, Mansfield Library Mall
2-4 p.m. — UM Res Life decorating contest quarterfinals judging

Wednesday, Sept. 28

10 a.m.-12 p.m. — UM Front Desk decorating contest judging
11 a.m.-12 p.m. — Science Sprouts: Early Childhood Program, spectrUM Discovery Area
2-3 p.m. — UM Res Life decorating contest quarterfinals judging
2:30-5 p.m. — Greek House decorating contest

Thursday, Sept. 29

9 a.m.-6 p.m. — Homecoming Art Fair, University Center Atrium
9 a.m.-5 p.m. — House of Delegates annual meeting
10 a.m. — UM Res Life decorating contest finals judging
10 a.m.-2 p.m. — Grizzly Green Market, Mansfield Mall; Open to the public
5 p.m. — Homecoming Buffet Dinner, Food Zoo in the Lommasson Center; Open to the public, Cost is $8.80 per person
5-7 p.m. — Opening Reception: ‘Present Tense: Prints from the Jordan D Schnitzer Collection’, PAR/TV Center Lobby
5-7 p.m. — House of Delegates Social, Canyon Club

Friday, Sept. 30

7 a.m.-1 p.m. — American Indian Heritage Day, UM Oval
8 a.m.-7 p.m. — 2016 Law Alumni Reunion Weekend, Alexander J Blewett III School of Law, various
8 a.m.-12 p.m. — House of Delegates annual meeting
9 a.m.-6 p.m. — Homecoming Art Fair, University Center Atrium
10 a.m. – Arboretum Interpretive Space (State of Montana Arboretum) Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, North side of Main Hall
10:30 a.m. – Oval Tree Dedication, UM Oval
11 a.m. – ASUM Office of Transportation Electric Bus Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, UM Oval-Grizzly Statue
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 ΚΚΓ actives and alums. Reservations 406-273-2103 by 9/22
12 p.m. – Sigma Chi Alumni Lunch, The Press Box, for all Sigma Chi actives and alums. No reservations necessary.
12 p.m. — Cross Country: Montana Invitational, University Golf Course
1 p.m. – 25th Anniversary Celebration for State of Montana Arboretum on the UM Campus, North side of Main Hall
1:30-4:30 p.m. – Sigma Chi Golf Tourney, location TBD
2 p.m. — Journalism Alumni Roundtable Discussion, Don Anderson Hall Rm 210
2-5:30 p.m. — Department open houses and receptions

2-4 p.m. – Davidson Honors College Student Research Exhibition and Meet-n-Greet with Brock Tessman, DHC Garden Patio
2:30-4 p.m. – Political Science Alumni Reception, Liberal Arts 344
4-6 p.m. – Department of Geography Open House, Stone Hall 217
4-6 p.m. – PJWCEHS Open House, PJWEC 241

3-5 p.m. – DAA Reception: Arlynn Fishbaugh, PARTV Lobby
4-6 p.m. – DAA Reception: Darrel Choate & Tom Seekins, TBD
5 p.m. — MMAC Exhibition: ‘Present Tense: Prints from the Jordan D Schnitzer Collection’, Meloy and Paxson Galleries
5-7 p.m. — Missoula College Alumni & Friends Reception; Missoula College Commons
5:30 p.m. — Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony and reception, University Center Ballroom
6 p.m. – Sigma Chi Brother “Tens” Gathering, location TBD, for all alums from 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s & 10s
7 p.m. – Davidson Honors College 25th Anniversary Celebration and Homecoming Dinner. For more information, visit www.dhc.umt.edu
8 p.m. — Yell Night Pep Rally on the Oval and lighting of the M
7 p.m.-12 a.m. — All-Alumni Social with UM Marching Band, Holiday Inn Downtown Missoula

Saturday, Oct. 1

9:45 a.m. — 8th annual Homecoming Hustle 5K Race, start at Higgins and Broadway
10 a.m. — UM Homecoming Parade, along Higgins and University avenues
12-3 p.m. — MMAC Exhibition: ‘Present Tense: Prints from the Jordan D Schnitzer Collection’, Meloy and Paxson Galleries
11 a.m. — Greek Alumni Tailgate, lot 6 in the River Bowl South
12-2:30 p.m. – Sigma Chi Tailgate
12:30 p.m. – Alexander J Blewett III School of Law Tailgate, School of Law Garlington, Lohn and Robinson Plaza
12:30-2:30 p.m. — All-Alumni Homecoming Tailgate, lot 2 in the River Bowl North
2:30 p.m. — Homecoming Football Game: Montana Grizzlies vs. Southern Utah Thunderbirds
6:30-9:30 p.m. – Sigma Chi Banquet, Silent Auction & Dance, Hilton Garden Inn. Reservations and information 503-481-7974

Sunday, Oct. 2

9-10 a.m. – Sigma Chi Ritual Performance, Elks Club, Missoula
10 a.m.-4 p.m. — UMAA Board of Directors meeting, Missoula

Monday, Oct. 3

8 a.m.-4 p.m. — UMAA Board of Directors meeting, Missoula
7 p.m. — Annual Pollner Lecture: Melissa McCoy, University Center Theater

Note: All times are subject to change. Please check back regularly.