Homecoming 2017 - Reflections: Honoring the Past, Shaping the Future

The University of Montana's Homecoming is a festive week for alumni, friends, students and community members.

Countless alumni return to campus to take part in the traditional Homecoming festivities, including the Hello Walk, Distinguished Alumni Award ceremony, Yell Night Pep Rally, All-Alumni Social and Dance, Homecoming Parade, Homecoming Tailgate and the Homecoming football game!

This year's game will take place Saturday, October 14, 2017, with all of your favorite UMAA sponsored events beginning Sunday, October 8.

Future Homecoming dates: 2018 – October 6
Future Homecoming dates: 2019 – October 5

Schedule of Events for Homecoming 2017

Sunday, Oct. 8

1-2 p.m. — Homecoming Kickoff Celebration, Southgate Mall - Clock Court

Monday, Oct. 9

11 a.m - 1 p.m. — Hello Walk painting, sidewalk in front of Turner Hall

Wednesday, Oct. 11

10 a.m.-12 p.m. — UM Front Desk decorating contest judging

Thursday, Oct. 12

9 a.m.-5 p.m. — House of Delegates annual meeting
10 a.m.-2 p.m. — Grizzly Green Market, Mansfield Mall; Open to the public
5 p.m. — Homecoming Buffet Dinner, Food Zoo in the Lommasson Center; Open to the public, Cost is TBD
5-7 p.m. — House of Delegates Social, Canyon Club

Friday, Oct. 13

8 a.m.-12 p.m. — House of Delegates annual meeting
10:30 a.m. — UM Alumni Band Reunion Registration, Music Bldg. Room 105
10:30 a.m. – Oval Tree Dedication, UM Oval
11:30 a.m. — Alpha Phi Luncheon, Jaker’s restaurant, for all Alpha Phi actives and alums. No reservations necessary.
1-5:30 p.m. — Department open houses and receptions


4-6 p.m. — Sigma Alpha Epsilon Open House, 1120 Gerald Avenue. Sponsored by the Active Chapter
4 p.m. — Grizzly Champions Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
5:30 p.m. — Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony and reception, University Center Ballroom
5:30 p.m. — UM Alumni Band Reception and Banquet, Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown
8 p.m. — Yell Night Pep Rally on the Oval and lighting of the M
7 p.m.-12 a.m. — All-Alumni Social with UM Marching Band featuring the UM Marching Band at 9 p.m. sharp, Holiday Inn Downtown Missoula
7:45-9 p.m., 9:45-11 p.m. — UM Alumni Jazz Band, Holiday Inn Downtown Missoula

Saturday, Oct. 14

8:30-10 a.m. — Sigma Alpha Epsilon Annual Pancake Breakfast, 1120 Gerald Avenue. Open to all Greek alums, come have breakfast and then watch the parade.
9:45 a.m. — 10th annual Homecoming Hustle 5K Race, start at Higgins and Broadway
10 a.m. — UM Homecoming Parade, along Higgins and University avenues. Register online.
12:30-2:30 p.m. — All-Alumni Homecoming Tailgate, lot 2 in the River Bowl North
TBD — Homecoming Football Game: Montana Grizzlies vs. UND Fighting Hawks

Sunday, Oct. 15

10 a.m.-4 p.m. — UMAA Board of Directors meeting, Missoula

Monday, Oct. 16

8 a.m.-4 p.m. — UMAA Board of Directors meeting, Missoula

Note: All times are subject to change. Please check back regularly.