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Golden Eagle Games | 6 p.m., Rec Center
Let the Homecoming week begin! Golden Eagles, get ready to kick off Marquette’s Homecoming tradition with a night of competitions and amazing prizes. Stop by to play classics like Dodgeball and Tug-of-War. Prefer quick games? Come early to test out your skills during our Minute To Win It competitions. Play games, get raffle tickets, win prizes! No preregistration is required.
Hosted by the Residence Hall Association.
Men's Soccer vs. SLU | 7:05 p.m., Marquette Valley Fields
Cheer on our Marquette men’s soccer team against SLU. Support the Golden Eagles as they look to end their nonconference slate with a win. For tickets, visit gomarquette.com.
Ignatian Yoga | 8 - 9:30 p.m., Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suites
Awaken and calm the body, mind and spirit with Ignatian Yoga! The session will include a brief overview on the intersection of these two traditions and will then engage participants in an integrated practice of yoga and Ignatian prayer. No experience necessary — all levels are welcome! Guests are encouraged to bring their own mats. Preregistration is recommended to confirm your spot.
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.
Stuff the Truck | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Ray and Kay Eckstein Common
Fight hunger by bringing nonperishable food items to help us “Stuff the Truck.” After you Stuff the Truck, grab lunch at the Farmer’s Market and Grill Out, which features local produce, meats, baked goods and more. No preregistration required.
Hosted by Sodexo and Marquette Dining Services.
Glow BINGO | 8:30 - 10 p.m., AMU, Monaghan Ballroom
Join the Marquette community for a special game of glow-in-the-dark BINGO with exclusive Homecoming week prizes, including Fanatics tickets, and meet-and-greet with the Homecoming Concert artists. No preregistration required.
Hosted by Late Night Marquette
Institute for Women's Leadership (IWL) Launch Celebration | 4 - 6 p.m., 707 Hub
Learn about the creation of the IWL and its mission during this launch party. Preregistration is recommended.
Women's Soccer vs. Providence | 7 p.m., Marquette Valley Fields
Head to Valley Fields as the women’s soccer team faces Big East foe Providence.For tickets, visit gomarquette.com.
MU Spotlight | 8:30 p.m., Varsity Theatre
Here's your chance to share your talent with campus! Don’t miss your opportunity to perform at the annual talent show. Students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to showcase their talents for an evening we will not soon forget. No preregistration is required. Interested in performing at MU Spotlight? Contact Erin Fitzgerald at email@example.com by Wednesday, Sept. 18.
Bed Races | 4 p.m., 12th Street
Ready. Set. Race! Gather a team of friends to compete in an epic bed race down 12th Street. Each bed race team consists of 5 members (two on the bed and three pushing the bed). Prizes awarded for top 3 teams and team with the best costumes. Registration deadline is Thursday, Sept. 26.
Young Alumni Association Homecoming Gathering | 5 - 7 p.m., City Lights Brewing Co., 2200 W. Mt. Vernon Ave., Milwaukee
The Young Alumni Association is hosting a special gathering for our most recent graduates to celebrate Reunion + Homecoming weekend and to connect with fellow young alumni. Preregistration is recommended.
The Rosary at Homecoming | 5:15 p.m.,The Grotto of the Blessed Virgin
Join the Knights of Columbus and Bellarmine Society student groups to pray the rosary led by Fr. Michael Maher, S.J. Rosaries will be provided. No preregistration is required.
Marquette University Chorus Performance: Chant Them Home | 6 p.m., Haggerty Museum of Art
The Marquette University Chorus, historically the first singing group on campus, will perform a choral music sentiments from various time periods that centers on the theme, Chant Them Home. No preregistration is required.
Madness Street Fair | 6:30 p.m., 12th Street (between Wisconsin Avenue and Wells Street)
Students, alumni, and community members alike are welcome to participate in this Pre-Madness celebration. This lively atmosphere will include food, games, prizes and a Ferris wheel right outside the Al McGuire Center.
Men's Soccer vs. St. John's | 7:05 p.m., Marquette Valley Fields
Join us at Valley Fields cheering on our men’s soccer team against St. John’s. Support the Golden Eagles as they open conference play against this Big East rival. For tickets, visit gomarquette.com.
Marquette Madness | 9 p.m., Al McGuire Center
Students, get excited -- basketball season is almost underway. To kick off the season, the men’s and women’s basketball teams invite you to the Al McGuire Center for Marquette Madness. This year's format features a concert, which will be preceded by introductions of the 2019-20 men's and women's basketball teams, a shooting and dunk contest and opportunity for fans in attendance to win numerous prizes. Attendees will receive an exclusive T-shirt as they exit. Lucky fans can also join current Marquette players in shooting contests to win a television, Xbox, iPad, or other prizes courtesy of Meijer.
For a chance to participate in contests or get floor access near the stage for the concert, be sure to download the MU Rewards App, available by searching "MU Rewards" in the App Store or Google Play.
Student Season Ticket Members will be given priority access to this event. Visit gomarquette.com for details and for the concert artist announcement.
Doors to the Al McGuire Center will open at 8 p.m. and tickets are non-transferrable. Students will need their Marquette ID to claim the tickets and for entrance to Madness.
Late Night Breakfast | Immediately following Marquette Madness, AMU, Monaghan Ballroom
The Madness continues with Late Night Marquette! Gather with friends for a late-night breakfast of eggs, bacon and all your favorite breakfast treats. No preregistration is required.
Hosted by Late Night Marquette
Men's and Women's Basketball Open Practice | 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Women's Basketball Open Practice; 10:30 a.m. - noon Men's Basketball Open Practice, Al McGuire Center
The Marquette basketball season is just around the corner! This is your chance to see the men’s and women's basketball teams in action as they take the court for practice. Celebrate the return of your favorite players and catch a glimpse of the exciting new additions to the teams. The practice is open to the public.
Explore Marquette | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Various locations on the Marquette campus
Explore the centers and innovative spots that define Marquette’s campus today. Learn more about Explore Marquette sites.
Marquette University Student Government (MUSG) 100th Anniversary Reception | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Central Mall
Marquette University Student Government is celebrating 100 years of representing students – join current and former MUSG representatives in commemorating this incredible milestone. A brief program will take place at 11:30 a.m. honoring this century-long Marquette tradition which is going strong today.
Block Party | Noon – 4 p.m., Central Mall
Gather in the heart of campus for Marquette's block party tradition. Enjoy exciting activities, games, music and a taste of Milwaukee's most delicious food trucks.
Fan Experience: Men's and Women's Basketball Teams | 2 - 2:45 p.m, Central Mall
Don’t miss the opportunity to meet the 2019-20 men’s and women’s basketball teams! Special autograph opportunities will be available.
MU Alumni Bash | 5:30 - 7 p.m., Mezzanine Club, Fiserv Forum, 1111 Vel R. Phillips Ave., Milwaukee
Alumni are invited to join fellow classmates from all years for an exclusive pre-concert gathering at Fiserv Forum. Preregistration is recommended to secure your spot.
Alumni Bash attendees should enter the Fiserv Forum at the BMO North entrance.
Concert | Doors open at 5:30 p.m. | Concert begins at 7 p.m., Fiserv Forum, 1111 Vel R. Phillips Ave., Milwaukee
Marquette will take over Fiserv Forum for a private concert featuring Alessia Cara and special guests lovelytheband. This private concert is open to Marquette students, alumni, faculty and staff. Tickets are non-transferrable. The concert will be general admission and no seats will be preassigned.
Marquette students, faculty/staff and parents, click here to get your Homecoming Concert tickets.
Marquette alumni, click here to get your Homecoming Concert tickets.
Complimentary shuttle transportation will be provided to and from campus. Shuttles will depart starting at 4:30 p.m. and will run continuously until 7 p.m. Shuttles will return to campus immediately following the concert. Pick up/drop off location will be near the entrance to the Union Sports Annex on 16th Street and Wells Street.
Concert attendees are encouraged to review the A-Z Guide on the Fiserv Forum website to be apprised of their policies regarding bags, banners and signs, cameras, guest conduct, and more.
University Challenge: Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon 5K | 8:30 a.m., Summerfest Grounds
Marquette, we have been challenged! It’s a race to the finish line as Marquette competes against Cardinal Stritch, Concordia University, MSOE, and UW-Milwaukee in the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon 5K University Challenge. Grab your friends and family, sign-up for the Marquette University team and enjoy a fun-filled 5K at Milwaukee’s iconic lakefront. Let’s show Milwaukee that WE ARE MARQUETTE!
The 5K route begins in the grassy area on the north side of the Summerfest grounds, takes a loop around Veterans Park and heads back into the Summerfest grounds. It will be a timed event that is perfect for people of all abilities.
To register and for more information, visit the Lakefront Marathon 5K website. During the registration process, you will be asked if you want to participate in the University Challenge and can select “Member of MU team” to officially be a part of the Marquette University team. Registration includes a race shirt, food/beverages and finisher medals! Children under 10 are free but must be registered to get the race perks. Register before Wednesday, Sept. 25, to be guaranteed your shirt size.
Parking is available in front of the Summerfest main gate at no cost. Transportation is also available from Marquette’s campus to Summerfest. Shuttles will depart starting at 7:30 a.m. and will run continuously until 8 a.m. Shuttles will return to campus immediately following the 5K. Pick up/drop off location is behind the Al McGuire Center in "the Wiggle" (inlet at 11th and Wells Streets).
University Challenge teams will meet at the Johnson Controls stage on the Summerfest grounds where they can meet fellow Marquette University team members and pick up their race packet.
Women's Soccer vs. Creighton | 1 p.m., Marquette Valley Fields
Head to Valley Fields as the women’s soccer team faces Creighton. For tickets, visit gomarquette.com.
Marquette Theater Performance: "Peter and the Starcatcher" | 2:30 p.m., Helfaer Theatre
Pirates, sea creatures, and a little bit of magic fill this retelling of the Peter Pan story, based on a best-selling novel. Enjoy the origins of your fondest Neverland characters, with all the familiar heroes and villains. Adventure, dreams, and your imagination will fill the stage, along with plenty of musical moments and campy humor. This Tony-award-winning and inventive prequel is a charming adventure for all ages. Admission requires a ticket.
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.
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