Central Michigan University's 2022 homecoming week at a glance

CMU to hold events every day of homecoming week


Thousands of people gathered before CMU's Homecoming game to celebrate Oct. 16, 2021, around Kelly/Shorts Stadium. 

Central Michigan University is holding homecoming activities every day this week. If students wish to participate in team-based events, they must register their team online by 5 p.m. on Oct. 3. Teams will compete in various activities throughout the week from which they can earn points.

There are four sections of competition: the Maroon Cup for residence halls, the Golden Goblet for student organizations and other teams, the Greek Goblet for Greek Life and an open division for groups of friends. The team with the most points by the end of Homecoming Week will win their section's cup. 

Monday Oct. 3

Medallion Hunt

The annual medallion hunt will begin at 11 a.m. and continues through the week. Participants can check the Student Activities and Involvement Facebook and Instagram pages for clues about the medallion's location. 

Students can participate in this event as an individual or with a team. Winners receive a $200 bookstore gift card and Homecoming Cup points if they are on a team. A full description of the event and rules can be found online. The event takes place throughout campus. 

Carnival Kick-Off 

Carnival will include inflatables, food, face painting and more.

5 to 7 p.m.

Parking Lot 18 (outside Finch Fieldhouse)

*Free for students

Tuesday Oct. 4

Carnival Popcorn Bar

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Bovee University Center front lawn 

*Free for students; first come, first served

Carnival Homecoming Trivia Night

Teams can be between four to seven students. Winning teams will receive prizes. 

7 to 8 p.m. 

Biosciences 1010

*Free for students

Wednesday Oct. 5

"Thor: Love and Thunder" movie night

8 p.m.

Kelly/Shorts Stadium

*Free for students 

Thursday Oct. 6

Cornhole Tournament

Two students per team

6 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

Biosciences Lawn

*Free for students

Friday Oct. 7

Rock Rally 

Lip sync competition for residence hall teams only

6 p.m.

Plachta Auditorium 

*Free to attend

Saturday Oct. 8

CMU Homecoming 5K Run/Walk benefiting Special Olympics Michigan

8 a.m.

Finch Fieldhouse

*Register online; $35 to run/walk and $10 extra to bring a pet 

Homecoming Parade 

Parade route can be viewed online

11 a.m.

Starts in Parking Lot 22, ends at Sacred Heart Parish

*Free for all 

Homecoming Football Game 

CMU vs. Ball State University

Kickoff at 3:30 p.m.

Kelly/Shorts Stadium

*Free for students who show their student ID