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Homecoming 2018

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 against Portland State University will take place Saturday, October 6, 2018, with all of your favorite UMAA sponsored events beginning Sunday, September 30.

Future Homecoming dates: 2019 – October 5 - Homecoming Centennial

Schedule of Events for Homecoming 2018

Saturday, Sept. 29

7 p.m. – Keith Urban, Kelsi Ballerini: Graffiti U World Tour 2018, Adams Center; Tickets available at The Griz Tix office website.

Monday, Oct. 1

5:15-6:15 p.m. – Boone and Crockett Chair of the UM Wildlife Biology Program, Josh Millsbaugh: “An Ecologist’s View of Early Art of theAmerican West”, Alexander Blewett III School of Law, Rm 101. Followed by Q&A in the Meloy Gallery, PAR/TV Center
6-7 p.m. — Homecoming Kickoff Celebration, Southgate Mall – JC Penney Court

Tuesday, Oct. 2

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

Wednesday, Oct. 3

10 a.m.-12 p.m.UM Campus Department decorating contest judging
4-6:30 p.m.— Paint the M, Big Dipper & Hot Dogs provided for volunteers in the Phyllis Washington Park; sign up at the Paint the M page

Thursday, Oct. 4

3-6 p.m. — Opening Reception: ‘The William A. Clark Collection: A Homecoming’, PAR/TV Center Lobby
5 p.m. — Homecoming Buffet Dinner, Food Zoo in the Lommasson Center; Open to the public, Cost is $8.80 per person
5-7 p.m.Homecoming Griz on Tap Social, Draught Works Brewing, 915 Toole Avenue

Friday, Oct. 5

8 a.m.-7 p.m. — The Montana Law Review’s 2018 Browning Symposium, “The Future of Federal Indian Law and the (New) Roberts Court,” takes place in Room 201 at the Blewett III School of Law.
8 a.m.-1 p.m. — House of Delegates annual meeting, Brantly Presidents Room
10-10:30 a.m.— Tour the Mansfield Library's Services and Creative Technology Spaces, Mike and Maureen Mansfield Library
Noon p.m. — Kappa Kappa Gamma Luncheon, 1005 Gerald Avenue, for all KKΓ activities and alums. Reservations (406) 273-2103 by 9/25
Noon-2 p.m. — Athletic Training Hall of Fame Celebration: Honoring Jake Jacobson '79 and Scott Richter '79 Dell Brown Room, Turner Hall
2-9 p.m. —  Alpha Phi Chi Chapter Centennial Celebration, various. Register online.
1-1:30 p.m. — Tour the Mansfield Library's Services and Creative Technology Spaces, Mike and Maureen Mansfield Library
2 p.m. — Journalism Alumni Roundtable Discussion, Don Anderson Hall Rm 201
2-5:30 p.m. — Department open houses and receptions 
3-3:30 p.m. — Tour the Mansfield Library's Services and Creative Technology Spaces, Mike and Maureen Mansfield Library            
3-5 p.m. – DAA Reception: William Marcus, Don Anderson Hall, 2nd floor
3-5 p.m. — DAA Reception: Paul Lewing, PARTV Lobby
3:30-5:30 p.m. — DAA Reception: Evelyn Yeye Dada and Sheila Skemp, College of Humanities and Sciences, 2nd floor, Eck Hall
3:30-5:30 p.m. — DAA Reception: Sara Peck, Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences, PJW Educ Ctr, Rm 241
4:30 p.m. – W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation FCFC Awards Banquet, Schrieber Gym, RSVP to kasey.rahn@umontana.edu  by Sept. 28
5:30 p.m.Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony and reception, University Center Ballroom
5:30-9:00 p.m. — UM Alumni Band "Annual Banquet," Holiday Inn Downtown Missoula, Ballroom
6:30 p.m. — Athletic Training Alumni Social, Double Front Chicken, Downtown Missoula
7 p.m. — Sigma Phi Epsilon 100 Year Anniversary Reception, The Ranch Club
7 p.m.-12 a.m.All-Alumni Social with UM Marching Band Holiday Inn Downtown Missoula
8 p.m.Yell Night Pep Rally on the Oval and lighting of the M

Saturday, Oct. 6

8:30-10:30 a.m. — SAE Annual Pancake Breakfast, 1120 Gerald Avenue. Open to all Greek alums, come have breakfast and then watch the parade.
9:00 a.m. — Catholic Campus Ministry's Pancake Breakfast for students, Christ the King Parish, 1400 Gerald Avenue   
9:45 a.m.11th annual Homecoming Hustle 5K Race, start at Higgins and Broadway
10 a.m. UM Homecoming Parade, along Higgins and University avenues.
Noon — Alexander Blewett III School of Law Tailgate, School of Law Garlington, Lohn and Robinson Plaza

Noon — Greek Alumni Tailgate, lot 6 in the River Bowl South
Noon – School of Journalism and College of Humanities & Sciences Tailgate, Memorial Row #2
Noon-2 p.m.All-Alumni Homecoming Tailgate, lot 2 in the River Bowl North
2 p.m. — Homecoming Football Game: Montana Grizzles vs. Portland State University 
6:30-8:30 p.m. — Alpha Phi Chi Chapter Centennial Banquet, Holiday Inn Banquet Room, Sisters only; Register online.

Sunday, Oct. 7

All Day – Ch-paa-qn (Sleeping Woman) Hike, UM Outdoor Program. Pre-register by Oct. 3 www.umt.edu/crec
10 a.m.-4 p.m. — UMAA Board of Directors meeting, Missoula

Monday, Oct. 8

8 a.m.-4 p.m. — UMAA Board of Directors meeting, Missoula
7 p.m. – MMAC and the Roxy Theatre present “The Man From Snowy River, The Roxy Theater, 718 Higgins Ave. $8/$7 students and seniors
7 p.m. — Annual Pollner Lecture: Ben Montgomery “Enemy of the (Bad) People: The Press and Social Justice,” University Center Theater

Please note that this schedule is subject to change. For more information, visit the UM Alumni website or call 1-877-UM-ALUMS


University of Montana Alumni
Southgate Mall
Mountain FM 102.5
Liberty Mutual
Holiday Inn Downtown Missoula


Blaque Owl Tattoo
Bookstore at the University of Montana
First Security Bank
Greater Missoula Family YMCA
Missoula Community Access Television
The M Store


Coca-Cola Bottling of Montana
Missoula Food Bank