Royalty Voting Now Open

Online voting has begun for our 2018 Homecoming Court. See our list of candidates for king and queen, then cast your ballot by 4 p.m. Friday, September 21.

Homecoming Events

Come watch your Homecoming Royalty candidates perform skits from SNL for Ball State’s very own Homecoming Night Live! We also will be having our lottery for Air Jam participants.

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Entry forms are due to the Homecoming office no later than Thursday, September 27. You must sign up for an audition time when you submit your entry form.

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Gather a team together and join the tournament as we kick off Homecoming week.

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Enjoy food trucks, music, and more as a way to get yourself ready for all the excitement of Homecoming Week.

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It's time to start thinking about the 34th Annual Student Scholarship Talent Search! This is a fabulous opportunity to showcase some of Ball State's finest talent for the university and the Muncie community. Up to five semi-finalists will be selected to compete in each category.

Each category winner will receive a $500 scholarship with an additional $500 scholarship to the overall winner.

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Enjoy a Homecoming-themed dining experience, with a special menu and giveaway. All attendees will receive a gift, while supplies last.

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Ball State Homecoming's most popular event! Come watch student organizations dance and compete in the annual lip-sync competition.

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Join us for the 39th annual Bed Race! Students, faculty, staff, and alumni teams compete for this ultimate display of Cardinal spirit.

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Homecoming is partnering with UPB for a special Friday Night Filmworks! More details to be announced soon.

Brush off your running/walking shoes and join fellow Ball State alumni and students for the 2018 Chase Charlie 5K Run/Walk.

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Your group can submit an application to be considered to participate in the parade, or gather along the parade route with family and friends for this Homecoming tradition.

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Alumni and friends gather at the Players Club for an afternoon of networking and golf.

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Join us for the 39th annual Bed Race! Students, faculty, staff, and alumni teams compete for this ultimate display of Cardinal spirit.

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Connect with your fellow alumni, learn something new, and have fun while doing both!

2:00 p.m. Panel – Freedom of Speech in the 21st Century

This interactive session is sure to be lively as a panel of BSU professors discuss the implications of freedom of speech in today’s climate of instant news, social media, and politics.

3:30 p.m. Panel – Health and Wellness: How far have we come?

This session is sure to challenge attendees as experts in the field of health and wellness share their assessments of what contributes to a climate of health and wellness.

On display: Ball State campus master plan renderings.

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Brush off your running/walking shoes and join fellow Ball State alumni and students for the 2018 Chase Charlie 5K Run/Walk.

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Your group can submit an application to be considered to participate in the parade, or gather along the parade route with family and friends for this Homecoming tradition.

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Join us in one of the best locations to watch the Homecoming parade! Complimentary breakfast items will be available, as well as many door prize giveaways!
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Would your group like to meet in a prime tailgate location at Homecoming on October 20? Join the Ball State University Alumni Association in “Reunion Row.” This offering is perfect for those who wish to provide their own lunches and beverages, yet be near CharlieTown to visit with others and be near the action.

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Join the Ball State Alumni Association on the west lawn of the Alumni Center for CharlieTown from 1 to 3 p.m. on October 20.

Don’t miss the food trucks, fun, entertainment, and camaraderie at this free spirited tailgate! A Homecoming commemorative gift will be included! Then head over to Scheumann Stadium to watch the Cardinals take on Eastern Michigan at 3 p.m. for the Homecoming game.

Join us at CharlieTown as we celebrate Ball State’s first 100 years!

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The Homecoming Steering Committee will host a special event to honor the dedication of the wonderful faculty and staff at Ball State.

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Departments are encouraged to show their Homecoming spirit and decorate their offices during Homecoming week! Judging will take place Friday, October 12, between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., with prizes being awarded for several categories. Winners will be announced on Monday, October 15.

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Enjoy food trucks, music, and more as a way to get yourself ready for all the excitement of Homecoming Week.

Learn more

It's time to start thinking about the 34th Annual Student Scholarship Talent Search! This is a fabulous opportunity to showcase some of Ball State's finest talent for the university and the Muncie community. Up to five semi-finalists will be selected to compete in each category.

Each category winner will receive a $500 scholarship with an additional $500 scholarship to the overall winner.

Learn more

Enjoy a Homecoming-themed dining experience, with a special menu and giveaway. All attendees will receive a gift, while supplies last.

Learn more

Join us for the 39th annual Bed Race! Students, faculty, staff, and alumni teams compete for this ultimate display of Cardinal spirit.

Learn More

Brush off your running/walking shoes and join fellow Ball State alumni and students for the 2018 Chase Charlie 5K Run/Walk.

Learn More

Your group can submit an application to be considered to participate in the parade, or gather along the parade route with family and friends for this Homecoming tradition.

Learn More

Join the Ball State Alumni Association on the west lawn of the Alumni Center for CharlieTown from 1 to 3 p.m. on October 20.

Don’t miss the food trucks, fun, entertainment, and camaraderie at this free spirited tailgate! A Homecoming commemorative gift will be included! Then head over to Scheumann Stadium to watch the Cardinals take on Eastern Michigan at 3 p.m. for the Homecoming game.

Join us at CharlieTown as we celebrate Ball State’s first 100 years!

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Royalty

A tradition that began in 1938, what Homecoming Week would be complete if it was not presided over by its king, queen, and their court? Plus, the Prince and Princess, and Lady and Lad program will give some of our littlest Cardinal fans the chance to join the fun.

Football Game

Round out your Homecoming weekend by watching the Cardinals football team take on MAC rival Eastern Michigan University Eagles. The time for the game is 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 in Scheumann Stadium. Also, stop by our CharlieTown Tailgate event before the game on the Alumni Center’s west lawn.

 

Homecoming Sponsors

Thank you to all of our sponsors, who help make Homecoming possible.

2018 Steering Committee

Take a minute to meet the 2018 steering committee.

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