Celebrate Homecoming 2015: "Through the Decades"

Homecoming image showing football playersCelebrate Homecoming 2015. This year students can experience the '50s, '60s, '70s and '80s through music, games and movies that bring the past into the now. All the fun leads to present day with the annual "Battle for the Victory Bell," 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Yager Stadium.

The RedHawks host the University of Cincinnati Bearcats in this age-old football tradition. It’s also Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day. Employees, along with their families, can purchase game tickets for just $20 each with a valid Miami ID.

In addition, faculty and staff are invited to a pregame reception that features free hotdogs, pop corn, drinks and ice cream and a meet-and-greet with the hockey and softball teams. The event is free, but an RSVP is required to attend the event.

To purchase Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day tickets, call 513-529-4295, visit the athletic office inside Millett Hall (10 a.m-6 p.m, Mon.-Fri.) or go online. Use the promo code FACSTAFF15.

Show Miami spirit: Wear Red and Decorate

For the first time, Miami University will be having an office spirit contest during this year’s Homecoming week. The contest begins Monday, Sept. 14, the first day of Homecoming week, and all campus offices and departments are welcome to participate. Judges begin visiting offices Thursday, Sept. 17. More contest details are available online.

Students step into the past

Each day, beginning Sept. 14 and ending Sept. 17, students will highlight a different decade.

Monday, Sept. 14, A day from the 1950s: Features a retro roller rink at the Armstrong Pavilion 5-10 p.m., a '50s costume contest 7:30-8 p.m., followed by an outdoor showing of “Grease.”

Tuesday, Sept. 15, The 1960s: Enjoy the “Sounds of the '60s” concert 6-7 p.m. in the Wilks Theatre, then another costume contest 7:30-8 p.m. in central quad, followed by the movie “Catch Me If You Can.”

Wednesday, Sept. 16, The 1970s: The Armstrong Pavilion becomes an arcade center noon-10 p.m. along with a “Peace, Love, and Tie-Dye” event 2-5 p.m. in the Armstrong Student Center. After that, students can put on their best ‘70s costume for another contest 7:30-8 p.m. in central quad, and then watch “Austin Powers.”

Thursday, Sept. 17, Remembering the '80s: Create graffiti 2-5 p.m. in the Armstrong Student Center, play laser tag 5-10 p.m. at the Armstrong Pavilion, join the final costume contest for the week 7:30-8 p.m. in central quad and then watch “The Breakfast Club.

Go RedHawks

Friday, Sept. 18, Wear Red-2015: Trade in decades clothing for Miami spirit gear and attend the homecoming pep rally 4-8 p.m. at slant walk to prepare for the homecoming football game.

Tickets on sale for The Second City

Get tickets for Chicago's legendary sketch and improve comedy group, The Second City. The group performs at 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, in Hall Auditorium. The event is part of the Miami University Performing Arts Series.  Andy Eninger (Miami ’92) will be performing with the group.

The Homecoming schedule with the full list of events and times can be found at www.miamioh.edu/homecoming/schedule/.