Mon, Sep 11, 2023 8:00 AM –

Sun, Sep 17, 2023 9:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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Join us for Homecoming 2023 - Camp NMU from Monday, September 11-Sunday, September 17!

Events Listed Below!

Hosted by the Special Events Committee


Past Events

Sun, Sep 17, 2023
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Clark Lambros Beach Park (at the mouth of the Dead River)
Dead River Games (Competing Team Registration)

Registration will open Monday, August 14 and close Wednesday, September 6.

Residence halls, club sports teams, and student organizations will compete in one of Homecoming's longest traditions--Dead River Games (DRG). Consisting of a series of relay races, this is an exciting and entertaining event for participants to compete for prizes. Spectators are welcome! Registration is only required for competing teams. 

Participant Check-In: 12:15-12:50 p.m. 
Teams must be present and checked in by 12:50 p.m. by a Special Events Committee member. You can find us by the yellow Homecoming banners, in yellow t-shirts. If a team does not check-in, they will be ineligible to compete for points and prizes. 

Please carpool or walk over with your team because parking is limited. Do not park on the side of the road (view this event to see map). You will get a ticket if you do.

You can have an unlimited number of team members come to Dead River Games (DRG) but only 6 members will compete for each event. The additional team members will be there to cheer everyone on! 

Competitive Relay Races:
Ice Cream Scoop Challenge - One member scoops ice cream from a ladder, and the remaining 5 will catch it in their mouth. Ice cream is donated from Jilbert's Dairy in a variety of flavors. Please be aware of allergies on your team.

Obstacle Course - For this obstacle course be sure that your competing team members are ready to test their strength, and leave dizzy, wet, or messy. Please dress for ANYTHING. 

Additional Fun Activities: 
The activities below are just for fun and are there for you to do while you wait for your team to compete.  
Sand Volleyball

Don't forget, spectators are welcome to join the fun! Registration is only required for competing participants. 

Sat, Sep 16, 2023
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Superior Dome
Homecoming Football Game

Come watch the NMU Wildcat vs. UW-La Crosse during the Homecoming Football game featuring the marching band! This is an event you won't want to miss!

Fri, Sep 15, 2023
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Meet Behind the Superior Dome (lot 56)
Homecoming Parade (Registration for Competing Teams)

Registration will open Monday, August 14 and close Wednesday, September 6.
Join in on the fun and walk in the parade! Registration is only required for parade participants.  

Parade Route: 
The parade floats will line up in the parking lot behind the Dome and along Pine Street. To start, the parade will turn right on Fair Avenue (in front of the Berry Events Center), go up Third, turn left on Hewitt, then go down Front Street, and finish back behind the Superior Dome. 

Student Group Parade Participant Schedule: 
Mandatory Parade Meeting - Parade participant information meeting
Wednesday, September 13 at 8 PM 
Jamrich, TBD

Pre-Parade Party - Designated time to decorate your golf cart float!
Thursday, September 14 from 4-9 PM
Behind the Superior Dome 

Homecoming Parade
Friday, September 15 
Check-In begins at 4:30 p.m.
Pre-Judging for Competing Teams: 5-5:20 p.m.
Parade will Begin: 5:30 p.m. 
Starts behind the Superior Dome (lot 56)

Thu, Sep 14, 2023
4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Behind the Superior Dome
Pre-Parade Party!

Parade Participants Only!

Gather your competing group together to decorate your golf cart and eat free pizza from Domino's!

Location: Garage door behind the Superior Dome, facing Lake Superior.
Supplies: Limited decorating supplies will be available while supplies last.

Mon, Sep 11, 2023
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Academic Mall
Sidewalk Chalk Competition (Registration for Competing Teams and Individuals)

Registration will open Monday, August 14 and close Wednesday, September 6.

Taking place in the Academic Mall, the Sidewalk Chalk Competition is a chance for residence halls, individuals and student organizations to show their Wildcat Pride and create the best design corresponding with the Homecoming theme. Chalk will be provided to participants. Registration is only required for competing teams and individuals. Although we prefer you to pre-register using this event, we can also take registrations the day of the event.

Chalking has to be at least 20 feet from building entrances. Note: Chalking on poles, walls, etc. (anything other than a sidewalk) is not permitted.

Mon, Sep 11, 2023 8:00 AM
Mon, Sep 18, 2023 9:00 PM
Location Clues to be Announced
Homecoming Scavenger Hunt

We will be having a homecoming scavenger hunt--clues will be shared via instagram and the updated hub event. Stay tuned for details

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