Events


Homecoming Week Schedule of Events

Each Day

  • Spying Spike
    • Spying Spike is an annual event held by the Homecoming Committee. Each day (Tuesday-Friday), a flat Spike will be hidden on campus. There will be a story on Homecoming’s Instagram (@trumanstatehomecoming) that reveals a clue as to where Spike is by 9 AM each day. He could be hidden anywhere on campus.

 

  • Penny Buckets

 

  • Tabling/Apparel Sales

 

October 19th

  • Homecoming Kickoff @ 4 pm on the QUAD 
    • Kick-Off will take place on Tuesday, October 19th on the Quad. The Homecoming Cornhole Tournament will begin at 4:00 PM on the Quad followed by live performances beginning at 5:00 PM. Come out and enjoy refreshments and pick up freebies. This will be a fun way to begin an exhilarating week of festivities to celebrate Truman’s Annual Homecoming!
    • Homecoming Cornhole Tournament

 

October 20th

  • Door Decorating Contest 
    • The door decorating contest is an annual event for Homecoming. Submissions will be due on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at noon, CST. This is an easy and fun way to get involved and can be done by teams and individuals.

 

  • Bulldog Scavenger Hunt @ 8 am – 8 pm
    • This event will take place all around campus and nearby from 8 AM-8 PM and be documented through a Google Drive folder shared with erc6647@truman.edu when all tasks are completed. The list of tasks will be uploaded to the Homecoming Instagram “@trumanstatehomecoming” and website by 8 AM CST.

 

  • SUBs Birthday Party @ 11 am in SUB HUB

 

  • Lip Sync Night One @ 7 pm
    • Come watch as teams compete in the Lip Sync Challenge! Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at the Homecoming Table Monday, October 18th through Thursday, October 21st from 11 am until 2 pm. They will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis until we sell out all possible seats.

 

October 21st

  • What Do You Know About Route 63? @ 4 pm in SUB Geo Combo
    • Test your bulldog knowledge and earn points for your team by competing in Trivia! This event will take place on Thursday at 4 PM in the SUB-Georgian Rooms. Come prepared for trivia questions about anything from Joseph Baldwin to how streets are named.
      • Sign up for trivia here!

 

  • Lip Sync Night Two @ 7 pm
    • Come watch as teams compete in the Lip Sync Challenge! Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at the Homecoming Table Monday, October 18th through Thursday, October 21st from 11 am until 2 pm. They will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis until we sell out all possible seats.

 

October 22nd

  • Oktoberfest @ 4 pm on the QUAD
    • Sponsored by SAB and ResLife, Oktoberfest joins Homecoming week this year. Join us on the Quad beginning at 4 PM for free root beer in custom steins, free pretzels with cheese and mustard, yard games, and live music beginning at 5:30 PM. This event is free to all. Follow @trumansab for more details on this event.

 

October 23rd

  • Bulldog Forever 5k run/walk @ 8 am 
    • The race will begin at Barnett Hall and is available for students, alumni, and friends of the university to participate in the 2021 Bulldog Forever 5k run/walk. Registration can be made here and the fee covers the cost of a shirt. 

 

  • Parade @ 9 am
    • Get ready to line the sides of Franklin and show your support as organizations parade down and bring up the spirit of the school! 

 

  • Pep-rally/Tailgate @ 11 am – 1 pm
    • Share the Bulldog Spirit and tailgate before football games! Many alumni chapters host tailgates while the Bulldogs are on the road, and you can join in on the fun right here on campus.

 

  • Homecoming Game @ 2 pm 
    • Come support the home team as we take on William Jewell College!