Welcome home, alumni!

Homecoming weekend is full of activities for you and your family to enjoy – it’s a perfect time to come back to campus, reminisce, reconnect with friends and see what’s new at Ball State! Join us on campus for celebrations October 20-21. Below are a list of activities and opportunities to make your trip home a memorable one!

Spirit Day | Friday, October 20, 2017 | ALL DAY
Purchase your 2017 Homecoming T-shirt at the link below or wear your favorite Cardinal gear and post it on social media for a chance to win a gift card to our Online Alumni Store!  All day, post your pictures on your Facebook or Twitter page and tag BSUAA with the following hashtag #CardinalsAroundtheWorld to show your Cardinal spirit!

Bed Race | Friday, October 20, 2017 | 11:00 a.m. 
Join us for the 38th annual Bed Race!  Students, faculty, staff and alumni teams compete for this ultimate display of Cardinal spirit.  Register here!

Alumni & Friends Homecoming Golf Outing | Friday, October 20, 2017 | 1:00 p.m.
Alumni and friends gather at the Players Club for an afternoon of networking and golf.  Registration information coming soon!

2017 Homecoming 5K | Saturday, October 21, 2017 | 9:45 a.m.
Brush off your running/walking shoes and join fellow Ball State alumni and students for a 5K on game day!  Click here to register online!

2017 Homecoming Parade | Saturday, October 21, 2017 | 10:00 a.m.
Your group can submit an entry or gather along the parade route with family and friends for this Homecoming tradition.  Click here for parade entry information and guidelines and a parade route!

Homecoming Tailgate @ CharlieTown & Football Game | Saturday, October, 21, 2017 | Noon / 3:00 p.m. Kickoff
We invite you to join us for a special tailgate, at CharlieTown, before the game for food, drink and live entertainment!  Please go here to register! 

Don’t miss your Cardinals as they take on Central Michigan at 3:00 p.m. at Scheumann Stadium!  Purchase tickets by calling 1-888-BSU-TICKET or order online.

Check out more Homecoming events for Alumni:

We hope that you will take the time to check out these other unique opportunities on campus and in the Muncie community during your visit!
  • ArtrageousEmens Auditorium – Friday, October 20, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.  For tickets, go here!
  • Charles W. Brown Planetarium Halloween:  Celestial Origins – Friday, October 20, 6:30 p.m. & Saturday, October 21 | 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.  More information can be found here!
  • Community Day at the Art Museum – Sunday, October 22. More information is forthcoming and can be found here!
  • Bunkerville: A Post Apocalytic Musical  - Ball State Department of Theatre & Dance | October 20-22, 2017, 2:30 & 7:30 p.m.  Visit this link for more information!
  • My Fair Lady – Muncie Civic Theatre | October 13-28, 2017.  For tickets, go here!  
  • Minnetrista Farmers Market – Saturday, October 21, 2017 | 8 a.m. to Noon.  Visit this link for more information!


Don’t forget to order your 2017 Homecoming T-Shirt!
Purchase your shirt before coming back to campus, for your local Homecoming gamewatch or wear it on Spirit Day to show your Cardinal spirit.  Online t-shirt order information coming soon!