Last week, the University of Missouri hosted one of the largest blood drives in the nation. With help from Mizzou students, faculty, guests and the Columbia community, the American Red Cross was able to collect 5,738 units of blood within four days of operation. The Hearnes Center Fieldhouse, along with satellite drives all over the nation, was filled each day with donors. The Blood Drive would not have been possible without the hard work of this year’s Blood Committee: Tanner Bryant, Kelsey Denker, and Amit Patel. We also want to extend a special thank you to the American Red Cross for their hard work and dedication to this blood drive each year. We appreciate each and every donor and are proud to stand together as a Mizzou Community dedicated to saving lives.
A successful blood drive has set the tone for the remaining Homecoming activities planned for this week. Homecoming Talent kicked off tonight with incredible performances from Greek Groupings. These performances will continue tomorrow and Wednesday night at Missouri Theatre. If you are unable to make it to the Missouri Theatre, stop by The Shack in the Student Center and watch it via LiveStream. You can also watch it from the comfort of your own home at new.livestream.com/Mizzou/homecoming2014.
Campus Decorations will take place this Friday evening from 6-9 PM in Greek Town. Come see all of the Greek Grouping’s hard work come to life with skits and Mizzou spirit for the whole family! This year’s theme is “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” and includes vacation spots, trips, and other commonly-known getaways. A detailed map of where each grouping will be set up is shown here and can be found at http://www.mizzou.com/homecoming.
The annual Homecoming Parade is scheduled to kick off Homecoming day, October 25th, at 9 AM. The streets of campus and downtown Columbia will be lined with Tiger fans as they watch one of Mizzou Homecoming’s favorite traditions. Student-made floats, dignitaries, campus organizations and other special guests will all be part of this exciting morning! Arrive early to get the perfect sidewalk spot!
Last, but certainly not least, is the Homecoming Football Game versus Vanderbilt. Kickoff is scheduled for 3 PM this Saturday. Halftime will feature this year’s Homecoming Top Ten Royalty Candidates, and a new King and Queen will be crowned. Come early to witness all of the excitement, and be sure to stay late to sing the Alma Mater with thousands of current students and Alumni who come home for Mizzou’s Most Cherished Tradition.
We look forward to seeing everyone this weekend! Check out www.mizzou.com/homecoming for more information. Also, follow @MU_Homecoming on Twitter for up to the minute information all Homecoming weekend! Go Tigers!