It’s that time of year again – autumn air, turning leaves, Halloween, and our favorite, Homecoming! Prepare yourself for a sea of purple and a full week of activities just for students! Here are some of the happenings we are most excited about. The full schedule can be found here.
1. The Football Game
What would Homecoming be without a football game? Make sure to be wearing your best purple and gold gear like your upside down fight song t-shirt, and be ready to support the Dukes on Saturday, November 1st! Gates open at 2 p.m., and the game begins at 3:30 p.m.You can reserve your student ticket starting on Monday, Oct. 20.
2. Nightmare at UREC
A Halloween tradition for the past five years! UREC is transformed into a haunted labyrinth. You can be led through the spooky maze by a henchman, then enjoy food, music and dancing. Nightmare at UREC is open from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30. Admissions is free with your JACard, guests are $5 (Flex accepted) and children under 16 are not allowed.
3. Late Night Breakfast
Late Night Breakfast and Nightmare at UREC are the perfect combination for a spooky night. Hit up Ehall from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Thursday, Oct 30. Eat your favorite breakfast foods and enjoy games throughout the dining hall. Inflatables and giveaways will be provided.
More than just football is available this week for sports fans- on Wednesday, Oct.29 you can support the men’s soccer team play William and Mary at UPark from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
5. Purple Out
Come pick up your “We Bleed Purple” shirt at the start of Homecoming week! Visit the Festival lawn between 7 and 9 pm on Monday, Oct.27. President Alger and a live DJ will be there, as well as plenty of food. Please note: you are only guaranteed a shirt if you register at the SCA website.
6. Step show
Finish up your Homecoming Week with the annual Step Show in Wilson Hall on Saturday, November 1st at 8pm. “Stompmania” tickets are on sale now.
7. Blood Drive
“Be the Change” and help those in need! During this week of showing your JMU pride, you can still help those who are in need. The annual Colonial Athletic Blood drive will take place in Transitions from 9 am to 6 pm on Wednesday, Oct. 29. Register online or simply show up!