Day of Service

Oct 14 

U of M Day of Service strives to engage U of M alumni, students and friends in service to their community on behalf of the university through one big day of service and gratitude.

Volunteer with Student Unions & Activities!
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Auroring For A Cause 5K

Oct 15 | Check-in 8:15am

Coffman Memorial Union

Registration is $10 and all proceeds benefit The Aurora Center. There will be a caramel apple sundae bar afterwards for the participants. Register now!

Flag Football Prelims

Oct 15 | 11:00am 

Student Recreation Sports Field

The Homecoming Flag Football Tournament is open to all students with pool play games at the Student Recreational Sports Fields. For more information contact Intramural Sports at

Hosted by University Recreation & Wellness

Party on the Plaza

Oct 16  |  5:30pm

Coffman Memorial Union Front Plaza

Kick off Homecoming week with the ultimate pep fest, Party on the Plaza! There will be free food*, prizes, and tailgate activities. Goldy the Gopher and Football coach PJ Fleck will also be in attendance! Make sure to bring a shirt from another university to swap for a brand new U of M shirt*. *While supplies last

Saint Paul Blood Drive

Oct 17  |  10:30am-4:30pm

Saint Paul Student Center Northstar Ballroom

Join Student Unions & Activities as we partner with the American Red Cross for the Homecoming 2017 Blood Drives. Show your school spirit by giving back to the community. Register here!

Vanessa Bayer Comedy Show

Oct 17  | DOORS 6:30pm 

Ted Mann Concert Hall

Every year we host a night of entertainment.This year Vanessa Bayer is going to have you laughing all night! Learn more about Vanessa Bayer below.
Free admission | First Come, First Served
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Minneapolis Blood Drive

Oct 18  |  10:30am-4:30pm

Coffman Memorial Union Great Hall

Join Student Unions & Activities as we partner with the American Red Cross for the Homecoming 2017 Blood Drives. Show your school spirit by giving back to the community. Register here!

Polar Plunge

Oct 18 | 6:00pm

TCF Bank Stadium

The Gopher Plunge will take place right in front of TCF Bank Stadium. We will take the on the Plunge in a whole new way: in a pool on campus! Funds raised from this event will go directly back to Special Olympics Minnesota.
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Flag Football Finals

Oct 18 | 6:30pm

TCF Bank Stadium

Semifinals and Championships will be hosted at TCF Bank Stadium. Co-Rec teams only in four separate divisions: Fraternity and Sorority Life, Housing and Residential Life, General Student, and Unified Sports (with Special Olympics Minnesota).

Hosted by University Recreation & Wellness

Corn Roast

Oct 19  |  2:00pm

Saint Paul Mall

Join in on this new Homecoming tradition! Swing by the Saint Paul Mall for free corn*, yard games, and more!

*While supplies last

Lip Sync Competition

Oct 19 | 7:00pm

Coffman Front Plaza

Get ready to sing and dance your way across stage at the annual Lip Sync competition. Only one team will win the award of Lip Sync Champion!

Hosted by Office for Fraternity & Sorority Life

A Conversation With Matthew Desmond

Oct 20 | 1:00pm


Dean Connie White Delaney invites you as her special guest to attend a conversation with Matthew Desmond, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.

FREE and open to the public. Get your ticket here.


Oct 20 | 6:30pm  

Celebrate Homecoming with one of the oldest traditions at the U, the Homecoming Parade! The parade runs down University Avenue SE from 12th Avenue SE to Walnut Street.
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Oct 20 | 7:00pm

TCF Bank Stadium

The Homecoming Concert brings TCF Bank Stadium to its feet every year. This year we're bringing Ty Dolla $ign and Tinashe with COIN to campus! Tickets on sale now.
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Oct 21 | 11:30am

McNamara Alumni Center

Celebrate Homecoming at the annual pregame party and pep-fest featuring Homecoming Court coronation.

Hosted by University of Minnesota Alumni Association

Football Game

Oct 21 | 2:30pm

TCF Bank Stadium

The University of Minnesota football team will host Illinois as part of the school's Homecoming festivities. The contest will be Minnesota's 97th Homecoming game and 11th against Illinois. Tickets are on sale now.