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Women's Volleyball vs. Villanova | 6 p.m., Al McGuire Center
Flock to "The Al" to support our Golden Eagles as they take on Villanova. For tickets, visit gomarquette.com.
Men's Soccer vs. Georgetown | 7 p.m., Valley Fields, 1818 W. Canal St., Milwaukee
Spend Saturday evening down at Valley Fields cheering on our men’s soccer team against Georgetown. Support the Golden Eagles as they look to defeat another Big East rival. For tickets, visit gomarquette.com.
MU Spirit Day | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., AMU, 2nd Floor
We are kicking off this year’s Homecoming with a good ol’ spirit day! Enjoy special discounts at some of your favorite spots around campus – stay tuned for the full list of specials. Stop by the AMU during your lunch break and show off your Marquette spirit with a Homecoming photo booth. Also, make sure you tag #MUHomecoming for a chance to win a 2018 Homecoming T-shirt.
Homecoming Banner Parade | 5 - 6:30 p.m., Marquette Mile
Show your school spirit and cheer on Marquette student organizations and groups as they parade around the Marquette Mile. Awards will be given for Best Banner, Most Spirited Small Group and Most Spirited Large Group. Winners will be announced at the Yard Show immediately following the parade conclusion.
If you are a student organization or group and would like to participate in the parade, please register by Thursday, Sept. 27.
Yard Show | Immediately following the Banner Parade, Westowne Square
Support the Marquette National Pan-Hellenic Council and Multicultural Greek Council as they present the first Homecoming Yard Show. This event is a showcase of the organization's strolls, steps, chants and traditions. Hosted by National Pan-Hellenic Council and Multicultural Greek Council.
Stuff the Truck | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Westowne Square, AMU, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Fight hunger by bringing nonperishable food items to help us “Stuff the Truck” to benefit Hunger Task Force. Our goal is to collect 4,500 pounds of food for community members in need. 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 registration required.
Stuff the Truck donation bins are located in the Alumni Memorial Union and Zilber Hall. You can also make a monetary donation online; please designate “Marquette University.” All donations support Hunger Task Force.
Hosted by Sodexo and Marquette Dining Services.
Hot Cookie Night | 7:30 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.
Until supplies last.
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.
Women's Volleyball vs. Xavier | 11:30 a.m., Al McGuire Center
Have lunch at “The Al” and support our volleyball team as they battle Xavier in a Big East showdown. For tickets, visit gomarquette.com.
Poetry Reading and Book Signing: Tilt-A-Whirl on the Farm by Cele Bona, Arts '60 | 3 - 5 p.m., Sensenbrenner Hall, Eisenberg Reading Room, 4th Floor
Bona is a graduate of The Program for Writers, University of Illinois, Chicago, and received her B.A. from Marquette University. As an Adjunct Professor of English at the College of DuPage, Glenn Ellyn, IL, she taught Creative Writing and English. She conducts writing workshops and has worked as a journalist and public relations professional. Her poems have appeared in The Little Magazine, Marquette Journal, and Prairie Light Review. Respond via Eventbrite.
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 Rock the Mall Concert artists.
Hosted by the Residence Hall Association.
Women's Soccer vs. DePaul | 7 p.m., Valley Fields, 1818 W. Canal St., Milwaukee
Head to Valley Fields as the women’s soccer team faces Big East foe DePaul. As a part of Socctoberfest German-themed food items available for all fans. The match will feature free socks for the first 200 students in attendance as well as a contest to win VIP tickets to the Marquette Madness event the following night. 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 pre-registration is required. Interested in performing at MU Spotlight? Contact Madison Hicks at email@example.com by Wednesday, Sept. 19.
Alumni and Student Networking Breakfast | 7:30 a.m. Continental breakfast and networking reception, 8 a.m. Program and Panel Discussion, AMU, Monaghan Ballroom
Alumni will have the opportunity to share their insights and professional experiences to help students with their career journey as they prepare for life after Marquette. Enjoy continental breakfast as you dialogue and then hear from a panel of professionals spanning multiple careers and life stages.
Glow Blue and Gold 5K Run/Walk Packet Pick Up | 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., AMU, Second Floor
If you have registered for the Glow Blue and Gold 5K Run/Walk, please stop by the second floor of the AMU across from the Information Desk to pick up your run packet. If you are unable to pick up your packet during this time, you can still pick it up at the race. Students will not be permitted to pick up race packets for anyone but themselves.
Bed Races | 4 p.m., 12th Street (between Wisconsin Avenue and Wells 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. 27.
Lakefront Bash | 5 p.m., Veterans Park, 1010 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr., Milwaukee
Unwind from the week and join us at Milwaukee’s lakefront for music, games, food trucks and much more! Then stay and cheer on your friends in the Glow Blue and Gold 5K Run/Walk.
Glow Blue and Gold 5K Run/Walk | 6:30 p.m. Family Fun 1K Run, 7 p.m. 5K Run/Walk, Veterans Park, 1010 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr., Milwaukee
Get ready to light up the lakefront with blue and gold foam for a Marquette glow run unlike any other! Explore one of Milwaukee’s most iconic sites as the Marquette nation takes to Veterans Park for a 5K night 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.
Pricing through September 16: Marquette University student ($15) and non-Marquette student ($20). Pricing from September 17- October 4: Marquette University student ($17); non-Marquette student ($25). Pricing on Race Day: Marquette University student ($25); non-Marquette student ($30). Children 13 years old and under are free. Please note that $5 of the registration cost for the event will be considered a non-refundable donation to Midnight Run.
Transportation is available to and from Veteran's Park. Shuttles will depart starting at 5 p.m. and will run continuously until 6:30 p.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). Limited parking available at Veterans Park. Glow Blue and Gold 5K Run/Walk participants are strongly encouraged to take shuttle transportation.
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 new format features a concert by six-time Grammy nominee B.o.B, which will be preceded by introductions of the 2018-19 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 food samples as they enter the venue and 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 Bluetooth Speaker courtesy of Meijer.
For a chance to participate in contests or get access near the stage for B.o.B during 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 have the opportunity to claim "Fast Pass" access to the Northwest entrance (corner of 12th and Wells) by picking up a wristband. Wristband distribution will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Oct. 5 with locations at the Alumni Memorial Union and the Al McGuire Center.
Doors to the Al McGuire Center will open at 8:30 p.m. and tickets are non-transferrable. Students will need their Marquette ID to claim the tickets and wristbands necessary 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.
R&B Yoga | 10 - 11:30 a.m., 707 Hub
Start your Saturday morning off right! Join Joanna from Embody Yoga for an exciting session of R&B Yoga in the 707 Hub.
Men's and Women's Basketball Open Practice | Men's: 9:30 to 11:45 a.m., Women's: Noon - 1 p.m., 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.
Block Party | Noon – 5 p.m., Westowne Square, AMU
Gather in Westowne Square for Marquette's block party tradition. Enjoy exciting activities, games, and taste delicious picnic-style food, including a “Taste of the Near West Side.”
Explore Marquette | 12:30 - 2:30 p.m., Marquette Campus
Spaces and places may have changed, but the Marquette spirit you remember is stronger than ever. Grab your Marquette passport and explore the centers and innovative spots that define Marquette’s campus today. Learn more about Explore Marquette sites.
Multicultural Celebration | 1:30 - 3 p.m., Lunda Room and Innovation Kitchen, AMU
Join the Ethnic Alumni Association, the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion and the Education Opportunity Program for a networking reception with alumni, faculty, staff and students. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be provided.
Autograph Session: Men's and Women's Basketball Teams | 3 - 3:45 p.m, Westowne Square, AMU
Don’t miss the opportunity at the Block Party to meet the 2018-19 men’s and women’s basketball teams! Special autograph opportunities will be available with a limited-edition glow-in-the-dark schedule poster.
Rock the Mall Concert | Gates open at 5 p.m. | Concert begins at 7 p.m., Central Mall
Get ready to rock Central Mall with The All-American Rejects! Since the start of their career, alternative rock/power pop titans The All-American Rejects have sold over 10 million albums worldwide and helped define a post-emo sound that was the soundtrack of a decade. With smash hits “Gives You Hell,” "Dirty Little Secret," “Move Along,” “Swing, Swing” and “It Ends Tonight,” their songs have become an indelible slice of the era.
Singer and songwriter Daya made her debut with 2016’s double-platinum “Hide Away,” and won her first Grammy Award for her smash collaboration with The Chainsmokers, “Don’t Let Me Down,” released a gold-certified album, and headlined a national tour. Just months after debuting at No. 5 on Billboard’s 21 Under 21 list in 2016, the Pittsburgh-born artist emerged as the youngest honoree on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 music list in 2017.
Enjoy festival food, activities, a special alumni beer garden and an outdoor music experience unlike any other. The private concert is open to Marquette students, alumni, faculty and staff. While admission is free, pre-registration is required. Tickets are limited. The concert gate is located on Wisconsin Avenue by the Olin Engineering Center. Please read the concert policies before you go.
Highlight the Culture Homecoming Dance | 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., AMU, Monaghan Ballroom
The beat goes on! Continue the momentum from the Rock the Mall Concert by dancing the night away at this year’s Homecoming dance. Neon and glow attire is encouraged. The dance is free to Marquette University students with their MU ID. Marquette students are allowed one non-Marquette student guest. Guests must be 18+ years of age and must show state ID at door. Guest tickets are $5 and must be purchased at the door.
Be sure to tag #HighlightTheCulture on social media for an opportunity to win prizes. Hosted by the African Society Association, Black Student Council and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Little Women: The Musical | 2:30 p.m., Helfaer Theatre
This musical adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s enduring novel is about a stalwart heroine, determined to rise. Jo March struggles to find her way as a successful, independent writer, as her melodramatic stories are not selling. Seeking a new subject, she reflects on her life and family, and growing up during the Civil War. This American classic about the March sisters is vividly brought to life with a Broadway score. Purchase tickets on the Marquette Theatre website.
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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