HOMECOMING SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Events are tentative and subject to change.
Register now for Homecoming 2017 events!
Sunday, Oct. 1 - Tuesday, Oct. 3
Marquette Intercollegiate Golf Tournament | Erin Hills Golf Course, 7169 County Road O, Hartford
The site of the 2017 US Open serves as host course for this year’s Marquette Intercollegiate Golf Tournament. An excellent field will contend for the championship as 11 of the 15 teams entered advanced to NCAA Regionals last year. Some of the top amateur players in the world will compete, including the 2017 NCAA individual champion, Braden Thornberry, Ole Miss; and second-place amateur at the US Open, Cameron Champ, Texas A&M. The event is free to the public. Learn more.
Monday, October 2, 2017
Hot Cookie Night | 7:30 - 8:30 p.m., Cobeen Hall
Experience one of Marquette’s tastiest traditions. Enjoy a hot cookie, ice cream and milk. This is a free event; no meal plan required to gain access into the residence hall cafeteria. No preregistration is required.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Give. Eat. Grow. | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Westowne Square
Stop by Westowne Square as it is transformed into a hub of activity with opportunities to give back, grab lunch and learn about gardening. Be the difference and help us Stuff the Truck with 4,500 pounds of food by donating your nonperishable food items to benefit Hunger Task Force. While you are there, shop the Farmer's Market and enjoy fresh produce, baked goods and treats from local vendors and grab lunch at the Grill Out. To receive a collection bin for your office, contact Lisa Bartoszewicz at (414) 288-4511. No preregistration is required.
Hosted by Sodexo, Campus Kitchens Project, Marquette Sustainability, Marquette Employee Wellness and Groundwork Milwaukee.
Tuesday Night Mass | 10 p.m., St. Joan of Arc Chapel
The Marquette community is invited to gather for Tuesday night Mass at the St. Joan of Arc Chapel – a tradition at the heart of Marquette’s campus. No preregistration is required.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Glow BINGO | 8:30 - 10 p.m., Alumni Memorial Union, Monaghan Ballroom
Join the Marquette community for a special game of glow-in-the-dark BINGO with exclusive Homecoming week prizes. Hosted by the Residence Hall Association.
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Women’s Volleyball vs. Creighton | 7 p.m., Al McGuire Center
Arguably the toughest Big East conference opponent Marquette will face this year, Creighton visits the Al McGuire Center. Flock to "The Al" to support our Golden Eagles against the Bluejays. For tickets, visit gomarquette.com.
Marquette’s Got Talent | 8:30 p.m., Varsity Theatre
Looking for the chance to share your talent with campus? Don’t miss your opportunity to sign up and perform at the annual Marquette’s Got Talent. Students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to showcase their talent for an evening we will not soon forget. No preregistration is required. Interested in performing at the talent show? Please contact Paige Hunt at email@example.com by Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Friday, October 6, 2017
Alumni and Student Networking Breakfast | 7:30 a.m. Networking Reception, 8 a.m. Breakfast and Panel Discussion, Alumni Memorial Union, Monaghan Ballroom
Provide your insights and professional experiences to help students with their career journey as they prepare for life after Marquette. Enjoy breakfast as you dialogue with current students and fellow alumni then hear from a panel of professionals spanning multiple careers and life stages.
Block Party | 3:30 - 7 p.m., Parking Lot F (Across from the Al McGuire Center)
Don't miss this opportunity to Ring Out Ahoya and celebrate the beginning of the basketball season. Enjoy special appearances by the men’s and women’s basketball teams, along with exciting athletic activities and more. No preregistration is required.
Bed Races | 4 p.m., 12th Street (between Wisconsin Avenue and Wells Street)
Ready. Set. Race! Gather a team of friends to compete or cheer on alumni, students, faculty and staff as they race down 12th Street.
Women’s Volleyball vs. Providence | 5 p.m., Al McGuire Center
Looking for a way to bridge the excitement between the Block Party and Marquette Madness? Check out our volleyball team as they battle Providence in a Big East showdown. For tickets, visit gomarquette.com.
Marquette Madness | 7 p.m., Al McGuire Center
Marquette University men's and women's basketball fans will get their first look at the 2017-18 teams when the programs host the annual Marquette Madness event in the Al McGuire Center. Admission is free and seating is limited. Fans wishing to attend will need a wristband to gain access to the event. Wristbands will be distributed on the day of the event.
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Chalkfest | 8 - 9 a.m. Check in, 4:30 p.m. Award Ceremony, Westowne Square
Watch as the sidewalks of Westowne Square are transformed into a colorful display of drawings. We are looking for the community’s most imaginative artists to showcase their talents using chalk. Register as an individual or group. Artists of all abilities and talents are invited to participate.
Drawing starts at 8 a.m. and goes until 4 p.m., so make sure to stop by see how your favorite artists are progressing! Prizes will be awarded for the top three drawings.
Get more information about Chalkfest guidelines, tips and sample art.
Blue and Gold Foam 5K Run/Walk | 10:30 a.m. Family Fun 1K Run, 11 a.m. 5K Run/Walk, Mitchell Park Domes, 524 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee
Benefiting Midnight Run
Featured sponsors: ITW and Olive Promotions
Get ready to run through foam bogs where there is enough blue and gold foam to cover you from head to toe! Explore Milwaukee's oldest park as the Marquette nation takes to the Mitchell Park Domes for a 5k run and walk, including a family fun 1k option. Proceeds from this event will support Marquette’s Midnight Run, a volunteer service program focused on the particular needs of the hungry and homeless people living in the community around Marquette. Take advantage of early bird pricing for Marquette students ($15) and non-Marquette students ($20). Prices will increase beginning September 18. Children 11 years old and under are free.
Can't make it to Milwaukee? Participate in your hometown with the Blue and Gold Virtual Run/Walk. Learn more.
M Club Reunion | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., City Lights Brewing Co., 2210 W. Mt. Vernon Ave., Milwaukee
M Club members (alumni who were student-athletes at Marquette and earned a varsity letter while competing for one of Marquette's intercollegiate athletics programs) are invited to attend along with their families. Complimentary registration includes hors d'oeuvres and drink tickets.
Men’s Soccer vs. Providence | 1 p.m., Valley Fields
Spend Saturday afternoon down at Valley Fields cheering on our men’s soccer team against Providence. Support the Golden Eagles as they look to defeat another Big East opponent. For tickets, visit gomarquette.com.
Multicultural Gathering | 2 - 4 p.m, Ambassador Hotel, Embassy Room, 2308 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee
Alumni, faculty, staff and students are invited to a networking reception hosted by the Office for Diversity and Inclusion, Raynor Libraries and the Ethnic Alumni Association
Tour of the Near West Side | 2 p.m, Near West Side Neighborhoods of Milwaukee (Meet on the east side of the Alumni Memorial Union to board bus)
Experience the incredible revitalization of Marquette’s greater neighborhood, Milwaukee’s Near West Side. You’ll learn about the rich history of this “neighborhood of neighborhoods,” which features cultural assets, educational and faith based institutions, and iconic businesses that make Milwaukee famous (hint: MillerCoors and Harley-Davidson). Come see why the Near West Side has become a great place to live, work and play! Tour will be led by Keith Stanley, executive director, Near West Side Partners; and Chiana Roman, Marquette Nursing student.
707 Hub Open House | 3 - 4:30 p.m., 707 Building, 707 N. 11th St.
Explore and celebrate Marquette’s new 707 Hub, part of the Office of Research and Innovation. The 707 Hub is a campus space designed to foster collaboration and innovation. Because anyone can be innovative, the 707 Hub is open to all students, encouraging a cross-disciplinary approach to solving problems. Great ideas need to be heard, and the 707 Hub offers unique spaces for meetings, presentations and events.
LGBTQ+ Open House and Alumni Council Networking Event | 3:30 - 5 p.m., LGBTQ+ Resource Center, Alumni Memorial Union, 140
Join the LGBT+ Alumni Council and students for an open house and light refreshments.
Block Party | 3 – 5 p.m., Parking Lot F (across from the Al McGuire Center)
The block party continues with pay-as-you-go food, exciting athletic activities and family friendly games. Take part in Marquette's Stuff the Truck Food Drive benefiting the Hunger Task Force by bringing a non-perishable food item or donation. No preregistration is required.
Rock the Mall Concert | Gates open at 5 p.m. | Concert begins at 7 p.m., Central Mall
Featured sponsors: Ansay & Associates; David Mayhood, Eng ’67; and Mindpool
Fitz and the Tantrums and AJR will be rocking Marquette’s campus at this year's concert. Enjoy festival food, activities and an outdoor music experience unlike any other. The private concert is open to Marquette students, alumni, faculty and staff. Tickets will be limited. Please read the concert policies before you go.
Late Night Breakfast | 10 p.m. | Alumni Memorial Union, Monaghan Ballroom
After the concert, gather with friends for a late night breakfast of eggs, bacon and all your favorite breakfast treats. No preregistration is required.
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Women's Soccer vs. Providence | 1 p.m., Valley Fields
Wrap up Reunion + Homecoming week with our women’s soccer team at Valley Fields. The Golden Eagles host Providence and look to end this epic week with a victory. For tickets, visit gomarquette.com.
Fall Orchestra Concert | 2 - 3:30 p.m., Varsity Theatre
Enjoy the first concert of the season for the Marquette University Orchestra, featuring works by William Grant Still, Peter Warlock and Guiseppi Verdi. No preregistration is required.
Homecoming Mass | 6 p.m., Church of the Gesu
Join us for a special Homecoming Mass as we close out the weekend with Marquette spirit. No preregistration is required.