|Homecoming Through the Decades Exhibit in the Traditions Lounge on the second floor of the MU Student Center|
While Homecoming at Mizzou has changed over the years, there are certain traditions that still hold strong.
Alumni Come BackEvery year alumni come back to take part in the activities of Homecoming.
|Alumnus and former twirler Warren Bass returned to Mizzou in 1982 to lead the Marching Band at Homecoming. (Missouri Alumnus 1983).|
Blood DriveMizzou students organize one of the largest blood drives every year during Homecoming events. Greek organizations compete to solicit other Greek members and community members to donate blood.
|Student gives blood at the annual blood drive in 2004 (Savitar 2005)|
Greektown DecorationsGreek life celebrates Homecoming each year by putting up decorations in Greektown that embody the Homecoming theme.
|Phi Gammas, Sigma Nus, and Kappa Sigmas decorate their houses for the 1947 game against Oklahoma (Savitar 1948).|
Homecoming ParadeEvery morning of the Homecoming football game, fans, alumni, students, and community members gather downtown to watch marching bands and floats.
|The marching band goes past Memorial Union at the Homecoming Parade in 1992 (Savitar 1993).|
Homecoming RoyaltyA Homecoming King and Queen are selected by the student body every year.
|1985 Homecoming Queen and King, Vivian King and Marvin Cobbs, were the first African American pair.|
FootballThousands gather to tailgate and enjoy the home football game.
|Mizzou won 27-24 in the 2004 Homecoming game against Iowa State University (Savitar 2005).|
Come and learn more about Homecoming traditions by visiting our exhibits on the first floor and in the Traditions Lounge on the second floor of the MU Student Center. They exhibits will be up through the end of October.
Blog post authored by Lauren DiSalvo, Curator of Public Arts, Missouri Student Unions.