• Hats of to Thee! Homecoming 2017 at the University of Minnesota Crookston's Cheer Team throws hats and pom-poms in the air!
  • UMC Students in Football Field Stands
  • UMC Homecoming Cornonation - crowning of the king
  • Homecoming power puff football game
  • UMC Homecoming Tailgate with Regal and the band Four Wheel Drive
  • UMC Homecoming Corn Hole Toss Game
  • Many family, friends and alumni attending the UMC Homecoming football tailgate.

UMC Homecoming

September 25-October 1, 2017

Go Maroon, Go Gold, Go Homecoming slogan

2017 UMC Homecoming Tshirt Design - Gray shirt with "Bleed Maroon" on front and "Finish Gold" on the back. Available at UMC Bookstore on online.Don't Forget! All week-long Homecoming T-Shirts are on sale at the UMC Bookstore and online. The Bookstore will also have a 25% off sale September 28-30, 2017 on all U of M Golden Eagle fashions and novelties in-store and online. Homecoming special hours are 8 am - 6:30 pm Friday and 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday.

Spirit Banners will be on display in Sargeant Student Center (Tuesday - Friday)!

NOTE: Additional events will be added and are subject to change, please check back for updates.

Monday, September 25, 2017 Activities

Monday, September 25, 2017 Activities

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Blood Drive Sign-Up, Northern Lights Lounge

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Ice Cream Social, Northern Lights Lounge, Sargeant Student Center, sponsored by the Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC)

8 p.m. - UMC's Got Talent + Freestyle Karaoke, Kiehle Auditorium, sponsored by the PEACE Alliance, BSA and GEMs.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Activities

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Activities

All Day - Spirit Banner Voting (online), sponsored by SPACE

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Blood Drive Sign-Up, Northern Lights Lounge

12 p.m. to 2 p.m. - Campus Showdown, UMC Mall, sponsored by CSA and University Wellness & Rec

7 p.m. - Art Bar, 118 Owen Hall, sponsored by Residential Life

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Activities

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Activities

All Day - Spirit Banner Voting (online), sponsored by SPACE

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Blood Drive Sign-Up, Northern Lights Lounge

10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Field Goals with Regal, Sargeant Student Center, sponsored by UMC Cheer Club

7 p.m. - Bingo Bash, Bede Ballroom, sponsored by the Student & Family Experience

8:30 to 10:30 p.m. - UMC Student Night at Drafts Sports Bar and Grill, 925 Fisher Avenue in Crookston, food specials, bingo and more for current UMC students ages 18 and older. Students should bring their UCard ID as well as an official ID like a driver's license that shows a date of birth. Drafts is owned and operated by two UMC alumni, Brent '94 and Jasmine '06 Melsa.

Thursday, September 28, 2017 Activities

Thursday, September 28, 2017 Activities

All Day - Spirit Banner Voting (online), sponsored by SPACE

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Blood Drive Sign-Up, Northern Lights Lounge

12:30 p.m. - Powderpuff Football Game on the Campus Mall, first-year students vs. upperclassmen, sponsored by University Wellness & Recreation

Lunch served outside, UMC Gazebo ($5 for faculty/staff)

7 p.m. - Spirit Rally & Coronation, Lysaker Gymnasium, free and open to the public, sponsored by SPACE

7 to 10 p.m. - Taste of Evergreen, Evergreen Grill, sponsored by UMC Dining Services and Sodexo

Friday, September 29, 2017 - Awards Night!

Friday, September 29, 2017 - Awards Night!

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Cookie Decorating, Northern Lights Lounge, Sargeant Student Center

6:00 p.m.  -  Alumni Awards Celebration Banquet, Bede Ballroom, Sargeant Student Center

  • 6:00 p.m. Social
  • 6:30 p.m. Dinner
  • 7:00 p.m. Program

Cost is $20/person. Contact Rose Ulseth to make reservation.

Athletic Hall of Fame Honorees: 2002 Men's Golf Team; Joe Hasz 2006, men's basketball; and former Football and Hockey coach Scott Oliver
Outstanding Alumni: Jeff Stauffenecker 1990 and Carl Wittenburg 1985
Abbey Award for Young Alumni: Brittani (Boehlke) Fiecke 2006

8:30 p.m. - Bonfire, Parking Lot D, sponsored by DTS

9:00 p.m. -  Alumni Social, Draft Sports Bar & Grill - 925 Fisher Ave, Crookston

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - Homecoming Festivities!

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - Homecoming Festivities!

9:00 a.m. - Run Maroon, Finish Gold, UMC Soccer Field (Registration at 9:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. run), sponsored by Development & Alumni Relations, CSA and Sport & Rec Management

10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Teambacker Tailgate, Parking Lot E - all welcome - music by Four Wheel Drive & food from Erickson's Smokehouse ...and Get Your Game Face On!

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Student Tailgate/Activities, Parking Lot E, lunch served outside (faculty/staff $5)

1:00 p.m. - Football vs Bemidji State University, Ed Widseth Field (gate admission applies to non-students)

1:00 p.m. - Hunt Seat Equestrian, University Teaching & Outreach Center (UTOC)

4:00 p.m. - Post-game Social, I. C. Muggs, sponsored by Developmet & Alumni Relations

5:00 p.m. - Baseball Alumni Game, Jim Karn Field (Crookston), sponsored by UMC Baseball

9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. - Homecoming Dance featuring Redline, Crookston Eagles Club, sponsored by Alpha Eta Rho ($10 for admission)

Sunday, October 1, 2017 Activities

Sunday, October 1, 2017 Activities

9:00 a.m. - Hunt Seat Equestrian, University Teaching & Outreach Center (UTOC)

About Homecoming

About Homecoming

Some of the earliest recorded history of homecoming took place when the campus was home to the Northwest School of Agriculture. The alumni association was organized in 1911, and in 1913, an alumni banquet was held at the Palace Hotel in Crookston and all alumni were invited to this special home coming.

Today, many of the traditions of homecoming are carried on by the University of Minnesota Crookston including the recognition of accomplished alumni, the annual homecoming football game, a bonfire, and a week of activities that ignite maroon and gold spirit.

Homecoming celebrates alumni. It is a time for remembering our legacy and building the sense of connectivity alumni have for one another and for this campus. That's why we say, "Go Maroon, Go Gold, Go Homecoming!"

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