- Sunday, October 12
- Monday, October 13
- Tuesday, October 14
- Wednesday, October 15
- Thursday, October 16
- Friday, October 17
- Saturday, October 18
Sunday, October 12
Norman Borlaug Food and Hunger 5K
Sponsored by Project Food Security and the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS). Enjoy the scenic beauty of the St. Paul campus by participating in the 5K. This event is a tribute to Norman Borlaug, a University alumni who is known as the "Hunger Warrior" for his work and increasing food security around the world. All ages are welcome to participate in the 5K.
Thank U is a philanthropic event, that operates under the motto of "One Community, One U". Thank U is an opportunity for participants to give back and thank the University of Minnesota's surrounding campus community. Participants attend a kickoff celebration beforehand which includes lunch, live musical entertainment, and activities; afterwards they go out into the community to complete unique service projects designed by community members and local organizations. Projects from last year included landscaping, gardening, painting, washing windows, cleaning- up neighborhoods and much more! All students, staff, faculty, alumni and their families are invited to participate in this day of service.
Recreational Volleyball Tournament
The annual Volleyball Tournament is hosted in partnership with Recreational Sports and is free and open to all students, staff, and faculty at the University of Minnesota.
Monday, October 13
Goldy's Homecoming Kickoff
Get together to celebrate the beginning of Homecoming week! The Front Plaza will be the host of Taste of Coffman where you will receive free snacks and treats, caricature artists, henna tattoos, and more!
Starting at 12pm, President Kaler will be joining the party for the Goldy Statue Unveil. Be a part of the celebration of the bronze Goldy Gopher statue that will impact school pride and spirit by allowing the campus community to interact with this iconic symbol on a daily basis, and create traditions that will have long-lasting impressions on today's student population, as well as future generations to come.
Be sure to stick around until 12:30pm and watch a live musical performance by Green River Ordinance!
Tuesday, October 14
St. Paul Blood Drive
St. Paul Student Center, Minnesota Commons Room
Wednesday, October 15
Minneapolis Blood Drive
Coffman Memorial Union, Great Hall and Mississippi Room
Thursday, October 16
Flag Football Finals
Rec Sports Fields
Friday, October 17
Take part in the University’s longest standing Homecoming tradition! Find a spot along the street, or watch the parade from the Family Viewing Area located on University Avenue in the Cooke Hall semi-circle between Walnut Street SE and Church Street SE. The Family Viewing Area will feature bleachers for parade viewing, on-site restrooms, and free face painting, balloon animals, games and giveaways beginning at 6:30pm.
The Homecoming concert takes place on the Friday before the big game in TCF Bank Stadium and welcomes nearly 10,000 students, alumni, faculty, employees and community members annually. Rain or shine, the concert will begin promptly at 8:30pm.
Saturday, October 18
Be there to witness the official crowning of the Homecoming king and queen, the overall competition winners, hear from University of Minnesota dignitaries, and then head to the game and cheer the Gophers to victory as they bring Floyd home.
Homecoming Football Game
Cheer on our Golden Gophers as they battle Purdue University for the Floyd of Rosedale!