HOMECOMING SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Events are tentative and subject to change.

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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. No preregistration is required.

Donation bins are available in the Alumni Memorial Union and Zilber Hall. You may also make a monetary donation online; please designate “Marquette University.” All donations support Hunger Task Force.

Hosted by Sodexo, Campus Kitchens Project, Marquette Sustainability, Marquette Wellness and Groundwork Milwaukee.

A Night at the Movies: "Hidden Figures" | 7:30 p.m., Weasler Auditorium
Discover the phenomenal true story of the black woman mathematicians at NASA at the leading edge of the feminist and civil rights movement, whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space — a powerful, revelatory contribution that is as essential to our understanding of race, discrimination and achievement in modern America. No preregistration is required.

Hosted by the Office of Intercultural Engagement and Women's Innovation Network.

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

Zumba | 7 p.m., Helfaer Rec Center
Zumba is a fusion of dance fitness that is made for everyone. It started with a Latin twist but has expanded across genres from around the world. Thanks to its inclusivity it has traveled internationally to unite people through dance fitness and promote healthy living. No preregistration is required.

Hosted by the Office of Intercultural Engagement.

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, including Fanatics tickets, a dinner at President Lovell’s house, and a meet-and-greet with Rock the Mall Concert artists Fitz and the Tantrums and AJR.

Hosted by the Residence Hall Association.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Rock the Mall Concert Ticket and Blue and Gold Foam 5K Run/Walk Packet Pick Up | 2 - 5 p.m., Alumni Memorial Union, Second Floor
If you have registered for the Rock the Mall Concert and/or the Blue and Gold Foam 5K Run/Walk, please stop by the second floor of the AMU across from the Information Desk to pick up your concert ticket and run packet. Please note: students must present their Marquette ID to claim the concert ticket. Students will not be permitted to pick up concert tickets or race packets for anyone but themselves.

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. The game is a "gold out" - the first 300 fans at the match will receive a free gold T-shirt. Tickets, popcorn and soda are only $1 today. Students: The residence hall with the highest percentage of students present at the game will receive funds for future hall programming; plus, students will have the chance to win VIP admission to Marquette Madness. For tickets, visit gomarquette.com. Marquette alumni, faculty and staff receive free admission.

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 paige.hunt@marquette.edu by Wednesday, Sept. 20.

James Foley Rosary for Peace | 9:30 p.m., St. Joan of Arc Chapel
In remembrance of the courageous journalist James Foley, Arts '96, who was captured in 2012 and violently killed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in August 2014, you are invited to pray the James Foley Rosary for Peace.

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.

Panelists include:
- Luis Hernandez, Jr., Comm ’00, senior account director, MVT; Evanston, Ill.
- Katy Stoka, Comm ’97, founder, One Two Cosmetics; Miami Beach, Fla.
- Edmund Fish, Eng ’84, managing director and co-head, Houlihan Lokey; McLean, Va.
- John Steppe, communication student (moderator)

Rock the Mall Concert Ticket and Blue and Gold Foam 5K Run/Walk Packet Pick Up | Noon - 6 p.m., Alumni Memorial Union, Second Floor
If you have registered for the Rock the Mall Concert and/or the Blue and Gold Foam 5K Run/Walk, please stop by the second floor of the AMU across from the Information Desk to pick up your concert ticket and run packet. Please note: students must present their Marquette ID to claim the concert ticket. Students will not be permitted to pick up concert tickets or race packets for anyone but themselves.

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 a mechanical bull, bungee basketball and more. No preregistration is required.

Bed Races | 4 p.m., 12th Street (between Wisconsin Avenue and Wells Street)
Ready. Set. Race! 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. All game attendees will receive admission to Marquette Madness immediately following the game.

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. Wristbands are required for entry and will be distributed on 12th Street across from the Al McGuire Center on Friday starting at 3:30 p.m.

Late Night Marquette | Immediately following Madness, Alumni Memorial Union, Monaghan Ballroom
The Madness continues with Late Night Marquette! Join fellow students for a headphone disco with MUDJ, a viewing of the movie "Space Jam," games and food.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Chalkfest | 8 - 9 a.m. Check in for artists, 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.

Rock the Mall Concert Ticket Pick Up | 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Alumni Memorial Union, Second Floor
If you have registered for the Rock the Mall Concert, please stop by the second floor of the AMU across from the Information Desk to pick up your concert ticket. Please note: students must present their Marquette ID to claim the concert ticket. Students will not be permitted to pick up concert tickets or race packets for anyone but themselves.

Did you miss out on registering online? Be sure to stop by the Reunion + Homecoming registration table to secure your spot at Homecoming events happening this weekend.

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. Pricing through October 6: Marquette University student ($17) and non-Marquette student ($25). Race day rate: Marquette University student ($20); non-Marquette student ($30). Children 11 years old and under are free.

Transportation is available to and from Mitchell Park Domes. Shuttles will depart starting at 10 a.m. and will run continuously until 11:00 a.m. Shuttles will return to campus immediately following the 5K. Pick up/drop off location is on 16th street (next to McCormick Hall) between Wisconsin Avenue and Wells Street. There is limited parking available at the Mitchell Park Domes. Blue and Gold Foam 5K Run/Walk participants are strongly encouraged to take shuttle transportation.

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. It's "Badges and Ladders" day, where fans can join Milwaukee's police and fire safety crews in the west lot for interactive experience touring fire trucks, police cars and more. All first responders receive free admission. For tickets, visit gomarquette.com. Marquette faculty and staff can recieve four free tickets and a voucher for free popcorn by emailing athletics@marquette.edu.

Multicultural Gathering | 2 - 4 p.m. (2:30 p.m. brief program), 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. The concert gate is located on Wisconsin Ave. by the Olin Engineering Center. Student ID is required for concert entry. 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. The first 200 fans will receive a commemorative T-shirt to celebrate the 25th season of the program. Stay after the game for autographs from the team. Marquette students in attendance will be registered to win one of five VIP packages to win Marquette men's basketball season tickets. For tickets, visit gomarquette.com. Marquette faculty and staff can recieve four free tickets and a voucher for free popcorn by emailing athletics@marquette.edu.

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.

Interfaith Prayer Service | 4 p.m., Alumni Memorial Union, Monaghan Ballroom
Campus Ministry, the Office of Intercultural Engagement, and Multicultural Student Council will sponsor an opportunity for students of all faith backgrounds to share in prayer, bringing together a wide array of faith traditions to build understanding and friendship. 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.