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CMU “Fires Up the Music” for homecoming

Students dance as they start off homecoming week at Fired Up on the front lawn of Bovee University Center on Monday, October 1.

The theme for Central Michigan University’s 2019 Homecoming is “Fire Up the Music!” The events allow students, alumni and community members to get together to celebrate the university.

Homecoming week is Sunday, Oct. 6 through Saturday, Oct. 12.

CMU is hosting a variety of events sponsored by Student Activities and Involvement, University Recreation, department of engineering and technology, Program Board and the CMU Alumni Association.

"I think homecoming provides an opportunity for students to show their solidarity with the university and to get to know other students," said Student Activities Graduate Assistant Josh Oslzewski. "It's a chance to have fun and get to know folks from all around campus and celebrate history. We've been doing these events for a long time so it's a cool tradition students can be a part of."

Homecoming Fired Up! is a free campus-wide event where students can meet the 2019 Homecoming Ambassadors, enjoy free food and win prizes.

Teams will face off against one another in a Lip Sync Battle. The teams will be scored on stage presence, lip sync ability and use of theme.

Homecoming Trivia will allow team members to work together and answer questions about Harry Potter, Disney, Music Festivals and more.

The annual Rock Rally will feature dances and skits that relate to the theme created by the teams. CMU's 2019 Gold Ambassador will be announced at Rock Rally.

 "Rock Rally is a special way to transition into the weekends events," Oslzewski said. "It kind of ends the week's competition and we transfer to the weekend and the game."

All of the 2019 Homecoming events are:

2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6 in the Student Activity Center Pool

Homecoming Fired UP!
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7 on the Bovee University Center front lawn

Lip Sync Battle
6-9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7 in Plachta Auditorium

Program Board Hosted Movie: Toy Story 4

7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8 in Pearce Hall room 127

Field Games
6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 in Finch Fieldhouse

6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 in Finch Fieldhouse

Alumni Coming Home Networking Mixer
3-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 at Mountain Town Station

Rock Rally
6:30-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 in Plachta Auditorium

Battle of the Floats
9:30 p.m. to midnight Friday, Oct. 11 in Finch Fieldhouse

5k to benefit Special Olympics Michigan
7 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at Finch Fieldhouse

Alumni Coffee and Donuts
9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 inside Powers Hall

11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 in Lot 22

11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at the parking lots at the south end of campus

Alumni Village
12-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 near Rose Ponds

22nd Annual Cardboard Boat Race
1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at Rose Ponds

CMU vs New Mexico State Football Game
3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at Kelly/Shorts Stadium