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MSU to Celebrate Homecoming Oct. 26-31
By West Kentucky Star Staff
MURRAY - Murray State University is inviting Racer alumni to celebrate Homecoming throughout the week of October 26-31.

From tent City, campus tours, trivia, wine tasting, and more, the Murray State Office of Alumni Relations in collaboration with the Student Activities Board and Racer Athletics, is organizing a virtual, in-person, and hybrid activities.

In a nod to the state's Healthy at Home initiative, the school has coined the phrase "Healthy at Home(coming)." Any in-person activities will follow the University's Racer Safe and Healthy Guidelines, while others will be held virtually. This year's theme will be "We are Racers."

"While it may look and feel different from years past, Homecoming 2020 provides us with the unique opportunity to engage with alumni all over the world," said Murray State Director of Alumni Relations Carrie McGinnis. "We are not limited by location and travel. As the saying goes, home is where the heart is. We all have a heart for Murray State, even when we are separated by a global pandemic." 

The celebration will also include Homecoming traditions re-envisioned virtually.

"We are asking the University's colleges, schools and organizations to recreate the alumni meet-and-greet experience in the digital realm by offering a virtual Tent City experience during the day on Saturday and virtual gatherings for Greek organizations on Friday night, just as we would during a traditional Homecoming weekend," McGinnis said.

Events scheduled so far include:

• Inaugural virtual Healthy at Home(coming) Racer Run 5K

• Global Week of Service Project

• Virtual Trivia Night – Tuesday, Oct. 27

• Virtual Wine Tasting, hosted by Dr. Randall Black, College of Fine Arts and Humanities – Thursday, Oct. 29. 

• Virtual Football Reunion, featuring Director of Athletics Kevin Saal, Football head coach Dean Hood and members of the Racer Football coaching staff

• Virtual Greek Night – Friday, Oct. 30

• Alumni v. Students Esports Tournament – hosted by the MSU Esports Competition Team

• Parade of Banners, sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA) and Campus Activities Board – 16th Street, 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 31 

• Coronation of the Homecoming King and Queen, sponsored by SGA and the Campus Activities Board – Great Lawn, 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 31 – live streamed at murraystate.edu/streaming

• Virtual Tent City – 1-3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 31

• Virtual Campus Tour featuring President and First Lady Dr. Bob, '85, and Karen Jackson, '84

A full schedule of events will be released soon, and all events are subject to change.

Virtual events will be hosted on Zoom. For additional information, see the link below.

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Published 10:30 PM, Wednesday Sep. 16, 2020
Updated 08:16 PM, Wednesday Sep. 16, 2020

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