TU hits the road for Homecoming 2016

Towson University ready for Homecoming week with events for students, faculty, staff,
alumni and community members!

There are many different aspects to the Towson University experience: signing up for
the Big Event, eating at Susquehanna, hanging out at the Beach, and dancing the night
away at TigerFest.

“TU Road Trip” is the theme for Towson University’s 2016 Homecoming festivities, combining
two of the best experiences of college: homecoming and road trips.

Homecoming Week 2016 lasts from Oct. 16 until Oct. 22, and the great events planned
make it easy to remember, no matter where life may take a Tiger, all roads lead back
to Towson University.

“I’m excited to welcome the TU community back home to our beautiful campus for my
first Towson University Homecoming,” said university President Kim Schatzel. “We have
a lot of exciting events planned for the week that will allow Towson University to
truly show off our Tiger Pride!”

Check out all the full details about Towson University Homecoming 2016

Events range from fashion shows and block parties to our annual Towson Tigers football
game. Each day will have a special Homecoming-based event, so there is something for

Sunday, Oct. 16

Campus-Wide Decorating Competition
Towsontown Garage | 12-3 p.m.

This is a chance for the TU community to show off its creative skills in both banner
and window painting. Student, faculty and staff groups can channel the Homecoming
theme, with points being awarded based on both banners and windows.

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Pre-registration is required. Please have your entire team arrive by 11:30 a.m.

Monday, Oct. 17

NYC Talent Show
Stephens Hall Theatre | 8 p.m.

Wonder if any of your fellow Tigers could be Broadway-bound? Then check out the annual
Homecoming Talent Show, which features a New York City flavor.

Tuesday, Oct. 18

Football Palooza
Towsontown Field | 3 -5 p.m.

Keep the week kicking with food and fun at Football Palooza! Bring your game face
for a tug-of-war tournament, pictures with Doc the Tiger, football, food and a lot

Wednesday, Oct. 19

Beach on the Beach
Freedom Square | 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Relax, unwind and cool down at Towson University’s very own Beach. Grab some icy treats
and all of the “Vitamin Sea” you could need, as we get ready to kick off our Homecoming
Pageant later that night in West Village Commons.

Positive Homecoming Rally
University Union, Susquehanna Patio | 12–1 p.m.

Get pumped up for Saturday’s Tiger Football game! Members of the band, athletics teams
and other organizations across campus get a chance to show their spirit. Students,
faculty and staff are all welcome.

Thursday, Oct. 20

Backyard Barnyard
Freedom Square | 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Looking to relax during your lunch break? Stop by Freedom Square and pet a teacup
pig and eat some Southern comfort food. There will also be pumpkin painting, photo
booths, a petting zoo and lots of food.

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Friday, Oct. 21

Block Party on Bourbon Street
West Village | 7-10 p.m.

Let the good times roll as the annual Homecoming Block Party gets a New Orleans twist!
The night will be filled with face-painters, street performers, awesome food and a
lot more. Be on the lookout for corn hole and KanJam tournaments.

Saturday, Oct. 22

Tiger Trot – Homecoming 5K and Fun Run
Tiger Lawn | 8 a.m.

Celebrate Towson University’s Homecoming by participating in the Homecoming Tiger
Trot. Join your fellow Tigers as you race or walk through Towson University’s campus.
This year, choose between running the full 5K or participating in the two-mile fun
run. Students, alumni, parents, friends, family and community members are encouraged
to participate.

All runners will receive a commemorative long-sleeve shirt. Runners are encouraged
to wear TU black and gold apparel to showcase their Tiger Pride. All runners must
be registered to participate.

Check out all the info for the Tiger Trot Homecoming 5K and Fun Run!

Tigers Football vs. New Hampshire
Unitas Stadium | 3:30 p.m.

Come feel the roar as our Towson Tigers football team takes on conference rival New
Hampshire. Bring your TU sprit and help cheer our Tigers to victory. Also, the Homecoming
king and queen will be crowned at halftime, and our Homecoming week winners will also
be announced.

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Don’t forget, you can stay up-to-date on what’s happening with Homecoming 2016 by
checking out the TU Homecoming Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

View more information: https://www.towson.edu/news/2016/homecoming.html

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