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Join us for Homecoming 2014

Homecoming Schedule October 2-4, 2014

Thursday, October 2

MSU Homecoming Parade (Main Street) 6 p.m.

Take part in a long standing Homecoming tradition! Bring the entire family and find a spot along Main Street.  Parade attendees will enjoy floats, balloons and the marching band, as well as a variety of exciting special entries.  Campus and community groups interested in parade entry should call 606-783-2863 or email Prizes for the best campus and community entries will be awarded! 

MSU Jazz Faculty Concert (Duncan Recital Hall) 7:30 p.m.

Join the MSU Jazz faculty for an evening of live music, free of charge. 

Nearly Naked Mile (ADUC) Registration 8:30 p.m.

Donate a coat and "run in your skivvies"!  The “Nearly Naked Mile”, presented by the Student Alumni Ambassadors, is a coat drive for families in the Morehead community. Faculty, staff, students and community members are encouraged to participate donate new or unwanted coats, which will be given to Rowan County Family Resource Center for distribution.  Clothing is required to participate. Participants can come dressed in costume or comfortable running clothes. Popcorn and plenty of water will be provided. 


Friday, October 3

Blue and Gold Day

Show your MSU Pride by wearing Blue and Gold!  By the way, the Alumni Association encourages you to celebrate Blue and Gold day every Friday.  So don’t forget to stock up on your MSU gear at the University Bookstore!

Alumni Association Welcome Table (Adron Doran University Center),         10 a.m – 6 p.m.

Stop by the welcome table and meet YOUR Alumni Association staff.   Check and/or update your alumni information, register for a door prize and pick up the latest alumni gifts. 

Memorial Brick Ceremony (Little Bell Tower Memorial Plaza) 10:30 a.m.

Join the Morehead State community to honor the years of faithful service given by deceased faculty and staff. Former faculty and staff who passed away during the last year will be recognized. The public is invited, and we extend a special invitation to the families and friends of honorees.  A list of honorees is available at To request more information please call 606-783-2033.   

Class of 1964 50th Reunion Luncheon (Heritage Room, ADUC), Noon

Join classmates and the University President to celebrate your 50th Reunion.  Advanced reservations required.  Reunion attendees are hosted by the Alumni Association.  Guests tickets available for $15 each.  Register online here. To request more information or to RSVP call 877-690-4483 or email  

MSU Alumni Association Welcome Reception (3rd Floor, ADUC), 5-7p.m.

Start your homecoming weekend off with a warm welcome from the Alumni Association at the annual Alumni Reception. The reception will take place in the Adron Doran University Center.  Admission is complimentary and includes wine and light appetizers. Register online here

Homecoming Banquet (Crager Room, ADUC) 7p.m.

Join us for a special dinner banquet as we honor the 2014 recipient of Founders Award for University Service and induct the newest members of the Alumni and Athletic Halls of Fame.  Advanced reservations are required.  Tickets Price: $25Register online here. To request more information or to RSVP call 877-690-4483 or email

Homecoming Kickoff Celebration (Buffalo Wild Wings) 7 p.m.

Mingle with classmates, reconnect, and enjoy all Buffalo Wild Wings has to offer!  An outdoor area will be open for additional mingling space.  DJ Music provided by JWagner Entertainment Group.  


Saturday, October 4

Alumni Association Welcome Table and Continental Breakfast (Adron Doran University Center), 9a.m. – 11a.m.

Join YOUR Alumni Association staff for continental breakfast.   Check and/or update your alumni information, register for a door prize and pick up the latest alumni gifts. Activate your Alumni Membership and receive a MSU Bookstore discount along with other benefits!    

MSU's Got Talent. Are you Recruiting Here Yet? (Career Center), 9:30 a.m.

Are you an employer or recruiter of talented and highly skilled MSU students and alumni? If not, you should be! Meet the Career Center's staff to learn about the talent at MSU and how the Career Center can support your company or organization's recruitment efforts.

Undergraduate Admission Information Session (Location TBA), 10 a.m.

Work with the Office of Enrollment Services to gain extensive advice about the college search and selection process and hear about all the great things MSU has to offer. This event is geared towards alumni with high school-aged children. Presentation and tour of campus will run from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.   Please register in advance by calling Holly Pollock at 606-783-2514 or emailing  Location of session will be confirmed during registration.   

Are You LinkedIn? (Career Center) 10:30 a.m.

Join us for a workshop on LinkedIn basics and learn how it can help you grow your professional network and be an essential tool in any job search. We’ll review creating a strong profile, using professional and alumni groups for outreach, how to follow companies and individuals, and much more.

Homecoming Tailgate (Eagle Rally Zone), 11 a.m.

FREE FOOD!  Look for the Big Tent! Stop by to meet and mingle with other alumni, check and/or update your alumni information, register for a door prize and pick up the latest alumni gifts. Register online here. Interested in reserving your own tailgate spot? Contact Eric Windell at 606-783-2088 or email

Eagle Football (Jayne Stadium), 1 p.m.

Fill the stands at Jayne Stadium and cheer on the Football Eagles as they take on Campbell.  As traditions stand, the presentation of the 2014 Homecoming Court will be announced and the Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned at Halftime.  Tickets to the football game can be at the ticket window at Jayne Stadium on game day.  Advance ticket purchases can be made by calling 877-690-4483 or emailing or by visiting MSU Athletics website at

Star Theatre Show (Smith-Booth Hall/Space Science Center), 10a.m and 11a.m.

Visit MSU’s 110-seat digital theater that projects video and graphics on a 40-foot dome screen using six digital projectors and state-of-the-art surround sound.

10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.: “Cosmic Journey” Planetarium show

11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.: “Laser Country” Laser show


Sunday, October 5

Homecoming Worship Service hosted by the Black Gospel Ensemble 10 a.m.

Duncan Recital Hall

MSU’s Black Gospel Ensemble and its partner campus ministry groups invite the campus community, alumni and students to a worship service to culminate Homecoming weekend.  MSU Alumni, Rev. Dr. Felix Williams (73), Senior Pastor of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Lexington, Kentucky, will bring the message.  The MSU Black Gospel Ensemble will perform.  A special offering will support the BGE’s 2014-2015 competition travel.     


Ongoing Throughout the Weekend

University Bookstore (Adron Doran University Center)

Stop by the University Bookstore to browse their selection of MSU gear.  Shop online to get your gear early

Bookstore Hours:

Friday October 3: 8am-6pm

Saturday October 4: 8am-5pm

The Bookstore will also offer a limited selection at a booth near the entrance to Jayne Stadium before the football game on Saturday. 

Recreation and Wellness Center 

Enjoy the state of the art Recreation & Wellness Center for free!  All Homecoming participants will enjoy a complimentary guest pass for the weekend.  Take advantage of this 24 million dollar facility that was 100% student funded. It merges the aquatics, fitness and wellness, and intramural departments. The 100,000 square foot building houses 3 basketball courts, a competition size pool with zipline and vortex, fitness area complete with various types of workout equipment, walking track, racquetball courts, and locker rooms.

Recreation and Wellness Center Hours:

Friday October 3: 6am-9pm

Saturday October 4: 9am-8pm

Sunday October 5: 2-11pm

The Kentucky Folk Art Center (102 West First Street) 

KFAC houses a permanent collection of nearly 1,400 pieces of self-taught art.KFAC is a cultural, educational and economic development service of Morehead State University.  Admission is free.  Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Eagle Trace Golf Course (1275 Eagle Dr, Morehead) 

Eagle Trace is a gently rolling, beautifully wooded public 18 hole golf course designed to challenge the skills of the most seasoned players, yet enjoyable and playable to all golfers. This par 72 course covers a maximum distance of 6,902 yards from the championship tees.  Discounts for Active members of the Alumni Association are available.  Call 606-783-9073 for more details or to book a tee time.

Group Reunion Events

Agricultural Sciences Alumni Reunion (Derrickson Agricultural Complex)

Saturday, October 4

4 p.m. Hayride Tours of the Derrickson Agricultural Complex

5:30 p.m. Reunion Dinner in the Indoor Arena (Advanced Reservations Required - $15 per person)

Agricultural Sciences Alumni are invited to reconnect and learn about exciting things happening with the program.  The MSU Collegiate FFA Chapter will host a Silent Auction.  Comments from university leaders and special recognition will take place during dinner.  The evening agenda will include a special remembrance of Mike Padula.

To RSVP, you may register online here or call 877-690-4483 or email

Marching Band Alumni Reunion

Gather with other MSU Band Alumni for a continental breakfast at 9:00 on Saturday, October 4 in Baird Music Hall, Room 117. For additional information, contact Dr. Susan Creasap at 606-783-2488 or

Football Alumni Special Events

MSU Football Alumni are invited to gather on Saturday following the football game.  A tent will be set up inside the stadium near the weight room for this event. Additional information is available by emailing

Discounted Football game tickets will be available to all football alumni.  Tickets must be reserved in advance.  Contact the Office of Alumni Relations and Development at 877-690-4483 or email to reserve your tickets.  

The 2004 PFL Championship team will be recognized during the Homecoming football game.   Discounted Football game tickets will be available to all football alumni.  Tickets must be reserved in advance.  Contact the Office of Alumni Relations and Development at 877-690-4483 or email to reserve your tickets.  

Baseball Alumni Reunion, 12 p.m.

Baseball Alumni will gather at noon for a tailgate and enjoy the football action from inside the baseball stadium. Bring your chair and pack your cooler! Please RSVP by calling 606-783-2033 or register online. An Alumni baseball game will take place immediately following the football game. 

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