It has become an annual tradition and one of the hottest events of the Midwest fall: Mizzou Homecoming weekend. It is time again for the fall’s biggest event in the heart of Missouri, and here are the steps to take to stay where the action is.
Here is all the info you need to make sure that if you say “maybe next year” this time. So, as always, whether you’re one year removed or 10, it’s time to get back to where you once belonged with the next chapter in the blowout that is Black Alumni Homecoming Weekend.
****FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9th****
MU Greek Alumni Happy Hour—Carnahan Quad, between law library & Business School (4:00 – 7:00)
For all of our Greeks that are coming back, meet at the heart of campus for a happy hour sponsored by the Department of Greek Life. Come mingle with the NPHC, IFC and PHA family of the past.
Off The Highway Cool Out Happy Hour—Trops on the Southside (5:00)
3805 South Providence, 65203
It’s one of those fixes you can’t quite get anywhere else than when you touchdown back in CoMO, so why wait to scratch it? Meet up with everybody as they come in at Tropical Liquors off South Providence. Silver Bullet, Rum Runner, Cherry Bomb, all of em? Kick it off with the comeback that keeps kickin.
Sure, there’s one in STL now, but nobody does it better than the originators.
NPHC Homecoming ‘Clash Of The Cliques’ Stroll Off—Jesse Auditorium (doors open at 7:30)
Come check out the show put on by today’s Mizzou NPHC chapters. A $2,400 prize is on the line and 9 organizations will be represented on the stage.
Ticket info: $15 at the door, $12 for students
Tickets on sale through the MSA/GPC Box Office
Alumni Night Party—Tonic Nightclub (10:00 – 1:00)
122 S. 9th Street, 65201
Last year got crazy, we might as well do it again. Come over to the heart of downtown CoMO to keep the Friday night moving as it should. With two full bars and plenty of seating arrangements, step upstairs and get into the night.
****SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10th****
THE ALUMNI TAILGATE V—Kickoff 8:00am, Corner of College & Stadium
Corner of Stadium & College, outside of the Hampton Inn Suites Columbia
1225 Fellows Pl. Columbia, MO 65201
It has become the centerpiece of the Alumni weekend, and we’re getting it started early. Meet at the parking lot on the corner of College & Stadium on the University side (across the street, up the hill and in the lot from where we were last year) for the staple event of the Black Alumni Homecoming experience, the All-Day, All-Out tailgate.
With a late kickoff this year, this is ultimate pre-party. Burgers, brats, pulled turkey and chicken and much more will be on the menu this year. Show up at the right time and never know what may bless your plate. As always, this is a community event, so all offerings are both accepted and encouraged.
Game Time: Missouri Tigers vs. Florida Gators, 6:30 pm
Faurot Field (If you can’t find it, you’re in no shape to be driving)
The Tigers will take to the field to face SEC opponent, the Florida Gators. Tickets are available through the Mizzou box office, Stubhub and other resale sites. The tailgate location is a short walk to the main entrance of Faurot.
The Night Scene Part II: Noir Mizzou 2015, A Suitable Affair
Done are the days of making something of the last night, and a new Alumni-sponsored experience awaits. Dress the part, take the part and discover the experience of Noir Mizzou. Meaning: dress to the 9’s to join a room full of 10’s.
This year’s party will once again be held at a secret venue and will carry the theme of a 1920’s Prohibition-era soiree. Jack Daniels will be hosting the 21+ event, which will be limited to 150 guests whom will be notified of location on the night of the event.
Currently, the event is sold out, but the wait list is open. Follow on Twitter for more information at Noirmizzou.com
DON’T GIVE UP ON HOTEL ROOMS! Many rooms will be vacated over the next few weeks, and can be acquired by joining Columbia-area hotel wait lists, Hotwire, Priceline, Orbitz, etc.
For more info as it develops, any late changes, additions or to get on-site info, follow me on Twitter at @CheapSeatFan. For other info, follow @B_Wash5, @FranchICE06, @IDOKICKS, @GatorBell and @NoirMizzou.