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A week of fun and tradition

On Saturday, October 19, 2019, Ball State University will celebrate 93 years of Homecoming! The Ball State Alumni Association and student-run Homecoming Steering Committee have planned a full week of activities for you to enjoy. Check below for the dates and details of all of the exciting events. 

Homecoming Royalty nominations are now open! Application deadline is Thursday, September 5.

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2019 Homecoming Events

Entry forms are due to the Homecoming office no later than Thursday, September 26. You must sign up for an audition time when you submit your entry form.

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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 35th 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 themed menu.

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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 40th annual Bed Race! Students, faculty, staff, and alumni teams compete for this ultimate display of Cardinal spirit.

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Brush off your running/walking shoes and join fellow Ball State alumni and students for the 2019 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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The current cast members of the Emmy-nominated TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway? are proud to present their new improv tour: WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? with special guests Dave Foley and Drew Carey.

WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? is 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions.

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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 40th 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 2019 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.

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Join us in one of the best locations to watch the Homecoming parade! Complimentary coffee and hot chocolate 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 19? 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 at Noon on October 19.

Don’t miss the food trucks, fun, entertainment, and camaraderie at this free spirited tailgate!  Then head over to Scheumann Stadium to watch the Cardinals take on Toledo at 2 p.m. for the Homecoming game.

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The current cast members of the Emmy-nominated TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway? are proud to present their new improv tour: WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? with special guests Dave Foley and Drew Carey.

WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? is 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions.

Learn More

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 11 from Noon–4 p.m., with prizes being awarded for several categories. Winners will be announced on Monday, October 14.

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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 35th 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 themed menu.

Learn more

Join us for the 40th 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 2019 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 us in one of the best locations to watch the Homecoming parade! Complimentary coffee and hot chocolate will be available, as well as many door prize giveaways!

Register now

Join the Ball State Alumni Association on the west lawn of the Alumni Center for CharlieTown at Noon on October 19.

Don’t miss the food trucks, fun, entertainment, and camaraderie at this free spirited tailgate!  Then head over to Scheumann Stadium to watch the Cardinals take on Toledo at 2 p.m. for the Homecoming game.

Learn More

The current cast members of the Emmy-nominated TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway? are proud to present their new improv tour: WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? with special guests Dave Foley and Drew Carey.

WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? is 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions.

Learn more

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 programs will give some of our littlest Cardinal fans the chance to join the fun.

Football Game

Homecoming Week culminates with an exciting Cardinals football game on Saturday, October 19 against Toledo at 2 p.m. Don’t forget to stop by our CharlieTown Tailgate event before the game on the Alumni Center’s west lawn.

 

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2019 Homecoming Sponsors

Thank you to our  sponsors, who helped make Homecoming possible.

2019 Steering Committee

Meet the 2019 Committee members.

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