The excitement of Homecoming Week culminated on Saturday, October 11, with a variety of activities that welcomed alumni, students, friends, and the Muncie community.
All Alumni Coffee Hour - Alumni and friends gathered under the tent at the corner of McKinley and University Avenues at 9:30 a.m. for coffee before the parade. Refreshments were complimentary while supplies lasted. Sponsored by the Ball State Federal Credit Union.
2nd Annual Ball State Homecoming 5k Run/Walk - The Homecoming 5k Run/Walk was a great event for alumni and friends of all ages and fitness levels. The course went along the parade route and through campus, and was hosted by America Multi Sport. View additional 5k information
Parade - More than 130 units participated in the parade! The lineup will began at Muncie Central High School. The parade began promptly at 10:00 a.m. View additional parade information.
Parade - Student Watch Section - Students watched the parade with their friends and earned Pride Points!
Pre-Game Luncheon and Reunions - Alumni and friends were invited to have lunch at the Alumni Center from Noon - 3:00 p.m. A buffet was available for $20 per adult, $10 for children 5-12, and free for children ages 4 and under. Game day packages were available, which included buffet, game ticket, and parking pass. View additional information
Family Fun Zone! - Families were invited to the Fun Zone between 11:30-2:30, located on the south lawn of the Alumni Center. Activities included:
Boot Camp Challenge (Big Inflatable Obstacle Course), Punching Bag Machine, Corn Hole, Rock Wall, Face Painters, Caricature Artist, and give-aways. Fun Zone was courtesy of the Ball State Military Science Department, BSUAA, and Liberty Mutual Insurance.
Game Time! The Cardinals played Western Michigan at 3:00 p.m. at Scheumann Stadium.
New Orleans Legends: Preservations
Hall Jazz Band & Allen Toussaint Concert - 8:00 p.m., Emens Auditorium. Preservation
Hall Jazz Band and New Orleans icon Allen Toussaint joined forces for the
first time ever for an evening of legendary music making. Preservation Hall was
founded in 1961 to promote traditional New Orleans jazz in all its
authenticity. Legendary players like George Lewis, Sweet Emma Barrett and Kid
Thomas Valentine, all rooted in the formative years jazz, were its original
stars. That generation is long gone now, yet the hall is still in business and
the Preservation Hall Jazz Band continues to tour the world. Ticket Information
Contact the Alumni Association for additional information.
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