A crazy amount of special events and sport games await T-birds next week for this up-and-coming homecoming weekend.
The celebrations will begin on Monday with Mud Mania in the Diamond Arena from 3 to 5 p.m. Right after that will be the Dive-in Movie at the SUU pool showing “Cars 3” at 6:30 p.m. then “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” at 8:30.
Tuesday will play host to Ben Rector and his concert that night at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available for all college students priced at $15.
Wednesday from 11 a.m.to 2 p.m. students will get the opportunity to paint and express themselves on canvas in the ballroom. Brownies, cookies and refreshments will be provided alongside Disney music playing in the background to paint to the theme this year: SUU’s “Once Upon a Homecoming.”
On Thursday, students can catch the volleyball game against Idaho State University at 7 p.m. and then head over to the football stadium to watch the Powder Puff football game at 8 p.m. and then stay put for a pep rally at 9 p.m. Shortly after that will be the annual car smash. Preparing for the football game against California Polytechnic State University on Saturday. It’ll be a packed evening.
“We paint Cal Poly’s team colors on the car and then we take a sledgehammer and beat it up,” Strand said. “That’s always fun.”
Forever Red and the traditional true T-bird night will start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday on the upper quad. There will be free food, not to mention multiple bands playing throughout the event.
Saturday will be the biggest and baddest of them all, with the homecoming parade starting at 10 a.m. sharp. After the parade will be the volleyball game as SUU takes on Eastern Washington University at 11 p.m.. The kickoff for the football game starts at 6 p.m. with the tailgate at 4.
If you are unable to catch any of these games in person, they will be streamed on Pluto TV on channel 236, or tune in to KSUB 590 to listen on the radio.
To finish off all the events will be the homecoming dance in the ballroom at 9:30 p.m. after the football game. The theme is Hawaiian, so dress up with your best Hawaiian garb.
There will be plenty of events for newcomers and returning students alike.
“We try to plan a variety of activities for everyone, every day of the week,” Strand said. “Homecoming is a tradition at SUU and it is a very big one.”