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It's Homecoming Weekend and there are activities and events happening all week long. The big game is Saturday at 12 Noon as the Spartans take on Northwestern.

Highlights include:


University Activities Board Presents: Craft Night 
7:00-10:00 p.m.
MSU Union Building, Room 50
Decorate your own canvas homecoming banner. While supplies last. Free for all MSU students plus one guest. All must show ID.


University Activities Board Presents: Q&A with Ernest Green
6:00-8:00 p.m.
MSU Union Ballroom
Learn how Ernest Green began the desegregation process and how he became a major figure in the civil rights movement. MSU Bakers cookies available for attendees.


University Activities Board Presents: Homecoming Brunch at the Spartan Statue
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Spartan Statue
Kick off Homecoming Weekend with a free brunch while getting a polaroid picture taken with the Spartan statue.

State Your Gratitude - Gratitude Rocks Event
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Demonstration Hall Field
One message of kindness at just the right moment can change your day.. outlook.. life! Come make a rock, take a rock, give a rock and/or leave a rock! Come spread kindness and gratitude this Homecoming! For more information, contact Kristin Traskie.

Honors College Pre-Parade Ice Cream Social
4:30-6:00 p.m.
Eustace-Cole Hall – The Honors College
Join us for our 3rd annual Honors College ice cream social before the parade! We invite our alumni and their families to join us for a quick, fun and informal ice cream social at the Honors College. Enjoy MSU Dairy Store ice cream while mingling with current students and other alumni before heading over to watch the parade. No cost to attend. Please RSVP to to help ensure we have enough ice cream for all! For more information contact Kristen McGrath517-884-7582.

MSU Homecoming Parade
6:00 p.m.
Downtown East Lansing and MSU Campus
The Homecoming Parade travels down Abbot to Grand River and into campus at the Farm Lane entrance, and features more than 130 entries from student and community groups and MSU departments.
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Spartan Spectacular Fireworks
8:00 p.m.
Cherry Lane Field
To keep energy from the parade high, MSU will set off fireworks and illuminate the sky from campus. Hosted by the Division of Student Affairs and Services, and sponsored by the MSU Alumni Association, the MSU Interfraternity and National Pan-Hellenic Greek councils, and the Residence Halls Association, spectators can view the fireworks show from Cherry Lane Field on Shaw Lane.

Michigan State Madness
9:30 p.m.-Midnight
Breslin Student Events Center
Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Free admission.
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Green and White Brunch
9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
Join fellow Spartans and special MSU guests, including the 2018 Grand Marshal, Ernest Green, at this traditional Homecoming event!
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Homecoming Football Game
12:00 p.m.
Spartan Stadium
325 W. Shaw Lane, East Lansing
The MSU football team and Coach Mark Dantonio will take on the Wildcats of Northwestern University for the annual Homecoming football game. Half-time will feature the Spartan Marching Band, the 2018 Homecoming Court, Homecoming Grand Marshal, and the MSU Homecoming Parade award winners.
Contact the MSU Ticket Office or call (800) GO-STATE for information on football tickets.

Credit to and a complete list of activities provided by the MSU Alumni Association

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