Homecoming Events

Entry forms are due to the Homecoming office no later than Thursday, September 27. You must sign up for an audition time when you submit your entry form.

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Enjoy food trucks, music, and more as a way to get yourself ready for all the excitement of Homecoming Week.

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It's time to start thinking about the 34th Annual Student Scholarship Talent Search! This is a fabulous opportunity to showcase some of Ball State's finest talent for the university and the Muncie community. Up to five semi-finalists will be selected to compete in each category.

Each category winner will receive a $500 scholarship with an additional $500 scholarship to the overall winner.

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Enjoy a Homecoming-themed dining experience, with a special menu and giveaway. All attendees will receive a gift, while supplies last.

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Ball State Homecoming's most popular event! Come watch student organizations dance and compete in the annual lip-sync competition.

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Join us for the 39th annual Bed Race! Students, faculty, staff, and alumni teams compete for this ultimate display of Cardinal spirit.

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Brush off your running/walking shoes and join fellow Ball State alumni and students for the 2018 Chase Charlie 5K Run/Walk.

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Your group can submit an application to be considered to participate in the parade, or gather along the parade route with family and friends for this Homecoming tradition.

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Alumni and friends gather at the Players Club for an afternoon of networking and golf.

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Join us for the 39th annual Bed Race! Students, faculty, staff, and alumni teams compete for this ultimate display of Cardinal spirit.

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Brush off your running/walking shoes and join fellow Ball State alumni and students for the 2018 Chase Charlie 5K Run/Walk.

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Your group can submit an application to be considered to participate in the parade, or gather along the parade route with family and friends for this Homecoming tradition.

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CharlieTown is Ball State’s gathering and tailgating hot spot for football, food, entertainment, drinks and fun! Join the Ball State University Alumni Association and celebrate your Cardinal spirit before Ball State takes on Central Michigan. (Kick-off is 3 p.m.)

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Would your group like to meet in a prime tailgate location at Homecoming on October 20? Join the Ball State University Alumni Association in “Reunion Row.” This offering is perfect for those who wish to provide their own lunches and beverages, yet be near CharlieTown to visit with others and be near the action.

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The Homecoming Steering Committee will host a special event to honor the dedication of the wonderful faculty and staff at Ball State.

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Departments are encouraged to show their Homecoming spirit and decorate their offices during Homecoming week! Judging will take place Friday, October 12, between noon and 4 p.m. with prizes will being awarded for several categories. Winners will be announced on Monday, October 15.

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Enjoy food trucks, music, and more as a way to get yourself ready for all the excitement of Homecoming Week.

Learn more

It's time to start thinking about the 34th Annual Student Scholarship Talent Search! This is a fabulous opportunity to showcase some of Ball State's finest talent for the university and the Muncie community. Up to five semi-finalists will be selected to compete in each category.

Each category winner will receive a $500 scholarship with an additional $500 scholarship to the overall winner.

Learn more

Join us for the 39th annual Bed Race! Students, faculty, staff, and alumni teams compete for this ultimate display of Cardinal spirit.

Learn More

Brush off your running/walking shoes and join fellow Ball State alumni and students for the 2018 Chase Charlie 5K Run/Walk.

Learn More

Your group can submit an application to be considered to participate in the parade, or gather along the parade route with family and friends for this Homecoming tradition.

Learn More

CharlieTown is Ball State’s gathering and tailgating hot spot for football, food, entertainment, drinks and fun! Join the Ball State University Alumni Association and celebrate your Cardinal spirit before Ball State takes on Central Michigan. (Kick-off is 3 p.m.)

Buy Tickets.

Royalty

A tradition that began in 1938, what Homecoming Week would be complete if it was not presided over by its king, queen, and their court? Plus, new this year, the Prince and Princess program will give one boy and one girl in kindergarten through fifth grade the chance to join the fun.

Football Game

Round out your Homecoming weekend by watching the Cardinals football team take on MAC rival Eastern Michigan University Eagles. The time for the game is TBD on Saturday, Oct. 20 in Scheumann Stadium. Also, stop by our CharlieTown Tailgate event before the game, which begins at noon on the Alumni Center’s west lawn.

 

Homecoming Sponsors

Thank you to all of our sponsors who help make Homecoming possible.

2018 Steering Committee

Take a minute to meet the 2018 steering committee.

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