TU ready to get its Game On

With a petting zoo, block party, tailgates and more, campus will be full of Tiger
Pride for Homecoming Week

Whether it’s buying property on Boardwalk in Monopoly, or getting a triple word score
in Scrabble, board games bring back fond memories.

The Towson University Homecoming Committee is hoping to tap into that nostalgia with
this year’s homecoming theme of “Game On.” For the 2018 Homecoming Week, each day will feature free events for students, faculty and staff, with each event
capturing the essence of a different board game.

The TU Homecoming Committee discussed a theme for this year for about three weeks,
and according to 2018 Homecoming Chair Makensey Schuchart ’19, “Game On” originally
wasn’t a top contender.

But after some deliberation with her staff, and thinking of different ways they could
incorporate board games into their events, they couldn’t stop bringing up “Game On.”

“This idea has never been done before at TU,” Schuchart said. “A lot of people have
played those basic board games such as Sorry, Life, Scrabble and Monopoly. We thought
it was a great way to get more people involved around campus, because everyone has
experiences with board games.” 

This year’s homecoming festivities will feature some old favorites, as well as some
new events that will not only tie into to the “Game On” theme, but also highlight
Towson University’s school spirit. This year’s events include:

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The Many Talents of Life: Homecoming Talent Show
Monday, October 29 | 8 p.m. | Stephens Hall Theatre
One of the annual favorites during Homecoming Week, the annual talent show gives students
the opportunity to show off their talents.

Survey Says: Live Game Show
Tuesday, October 30 | 5 – 7 p.m. | West Village Commons ballrooms
Can your group guess the most popular answers from a survey?  Students can test their knowledge during TU’s very own version of the popular game
show “Family Feud.”

Doc’s Animal Crossing — Homecoming Petting Zoo
Wednesday, October 31 | noon – 2 p.m. | Tiger Plaza
Students can take much-needed breaks between classes to pet a variety of animals.

Dance the Madness
Wednesday, October 31 | 7 p.m. | SECU Arena
The annual event gives members of TU’s Greek community a chance to shine as they perform
short routines based on this year’s Homecoming theme.

Candy Crush Candy Bar
Thursday, November 1 | 11 a.m. – noon | Freedom Square
Students can indulge their sweet tooth with candies. Supplies are limited, so students
are urged to stop by early to swipe their favorites.  

The Race to Candy Castle: Homecoming Pageant
Thursday, November 1 | 7:30 p.m. | West Village Commons Ballroom
The pageant will showcase the students nominated for this year’s Homecoming Court.
They will participate in a costume portion, perform a talent, and answer questions
as they compete for votes to become TU’s 2018 royalty. Students can pick up free admission
tickets at the University Union Box Office.

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Towsonopoly Homecoming Block Party
Friday, November 2 | 5 – 8 p.m. | Tiger Plaza
Tiger Plaza will morph into TU’s very own monopoly board for the annual Homecoming
block party. The party will feature free food, laser tag, an escape room, mechanical
bull, raffles and giveaways.

Fourth Annual Tiger Trot 5K
Saturday, November 3 | 8:30 a.m. | Burdick Hall
Join the Campus Rec office for the fourth annual Tiger Trot Homecoming 5k race at
Towson University. Registration includes a technical long-sleeve shirt, free parking,
and a challenging campus course. Those interested can register now.

Student Activities Homecoming Tailgate
Saturday, November 3 | noon – 4 p.m. | Unitas Stadium Lot 13
This Homecoming tradition invites students, alumni and fans to show their TU spirit
and support the Towson Tigers.  All TU tailgating rules will be in effect.  There
will be food, a DJ and giveaways.

Alumni Homecoming Festival
Saturday, November 3 | noon – 5 p.m. | Unitas Stadium Lower Practice
Gather former classmates and student-group members and celebrate Homecoming at the
Alumni Homecoming Festival. Multiple tailgating packages are available including options
for a parking permit, tent, grill and game tickets. The festival is open to everyone
and will feature family-friendly inflatables and games, as well as food trucks parked
inside the festival.

Homecoming Game vs. Maine
Saturday, November 3 | 4 p.m. | Unitas Stadium
Support the nationally ranked Towson Tigers football team as they defend an undefeated
home record against CAA rival Maine. Free admission for TU students; Homecoming Royalty
will be announced at halftime.

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View more information: https://www.towson.edu/news/2018/homecomingschedule.html

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