Ball State University Homecoming Cardinal Roundup 2024

Cardinal Roundup

Ball State Homecoming has events for everyone!

Check out what our affinity groups and colleges have planned for Homecoming 2024.


Calendar of Events

Voting begins at 9 a.m. on October 2 and closes at 4 p.m. on October 5. The coronation will take place at Air Jam on October 24!


Entry forms are due no later than Thursday, October 3.

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Departments are encouraged to show their Homecoming spirit and decorate their offices during Homecoming week!


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

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Talent Search is a unique opportunity to showcase some of our student's finest talent! Up to five semi-finalists will be selected to compete in each category. This event is free for spectators.

Each category winner will receive a $500 scholarship with an additional $500 scholarship to the overall winner from the Ball State Alumni Association.

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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 45th annual Bed Race! We provide the beds, you bring the teams! 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, students, and Muncie community members for the 2024 Chase Charlie 5K Run/Walk.

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Click below to learn more about the 2024 Homecoming Parade!

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Join us in one of the best locations to watch the Homecoming parade! Email to register. Complimentary refreshments will be available, as well as many door prize giveaways!

Join us at the Alumni Center for CharlieTown on October 26. Don’t miss the food trucks, fun, entertainment, and camaraderie at this free tailgate!

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Watch the Ball State Cardinals take on Northern Illinois at the Homecoming football game! Grab your tickets here!


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 26 against Northern Illinois. Don’t forget to stop by our CharlieTown Tailgate event before the game in front of the Alumni Center!

Steering Committee

Learn more about the Homecoming Steering Committee.

Homecoming Sponsors

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

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