Homecoming: University of Minnesota Morris

September 6–8, 2024

Join us on campus for Homecoming 2024. 

Check back often as the schedule is updated.

Schedule of Events
SEP 03
Spirit Day: Pajamas
Morris Campus

Wear pajamas all day—to class and to work!

Women's Soccer versus Hamline
Cougar Field
SEP 04
Spirit Day: Guess My Dress
Morris Campus

Dress as a well-known campus personality and enjoy the fun as others guess who you are.

Morris Chamber of Commerce Community Welcome Picnic
East Side Park
What's Up Wednesday
Student Center, Turtle Mountain Cafe (TMC)

Sponsored by the Campus Activities Council, this event series for current students features different student orgs each week. Each hosting org arranges an activity with prizes.

SEP 05
Spirit Day: Maroon & Gold
Morris Campus

Pull out your best maroon and gold gear to support the Cougars and the Morris campus.

Ready, Teddy, Go!
Student Center, Louie's Lower Level

Current students, drop by to create your own stuffed animal! Hosted by Campus Activities Council.

Pep Fest
Cougar Sports Center Gymnasium

Everyone is invited to join in the fun! Get pumped up for Homecoming!

SEP 06
Spirit Day: Dress to Impress/Professional Dress
Morris Campus

It's time to look the part! Dressing professionally will make networking with alumni a breeze.

Cougar Baseball Golf Tournament
Minnewaska Golf Club
Alumni and Students Networking
Student Center, Oyate Hall
Cougar Athletics Garage Sale
Cougar Sports Center, Dacotah Deck
Distinguished Alumni Award Social Hour
Student Center, Oyate Hall
Distinguished Alumni Award Dinner
Student Center, Oyate Hall

The annual Distinguished Alumni Award Dinner honors the most recent recipient of the award. The 2024 winner is Linda Dahlen ’72. Join us in celebrating Linda's accomplishments!

Purchase Tickets

Distinguished Alumni Award Dessert
Student Center, Edward J. and Helen Jane Morrison Performing Arts Center Grand Foyer
Comedian Jim Ruel
Student Center, Edson Auditorium

Jim Ruel is a comedian, writer, and actor. He is an Ojibwe Native American of the Bay Mills Indian Community. He grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he spent the first ten years of his career performing in comedy clubs around the Midwest. He was a finalist in NBC’s Diversity Talent Search, leading to his first television appearance on The World Stands Up, taped in London, England. He was also featured on Goin Native: the American Indian Comedy Slam on Showtime.

He works in film and media as the Intertribal Entertainment Production Coordinator for the Southern California Indian Center. Jim is the host/writer of the Indiginerd Project video blog on YouTube.

SEP 07
Admissions Fall Kickoff Visit Day
Morris Campus
Homecoming 5K Run/Walk
Register at the Regional Fitness Center (RFC) Entrance

sponsored by Cougar cross country

Cougar Athletics Hall of Fame Brunch
Student Center, Oyate Hall
UMMAA Board Meeting
Student Center, Moccasin Flower Room
Alumni Softball Game
Morris Softball Complex
Outside Big Cat Stadium
Cougar Athletics Garage Sale
Outside Big Cat Stadium
Cougar Football versus Macalester College
Big Cat Stadium
Annual Residential Life Tug of War
Big Cat Stadium

Time TBD

Alumni Basketball Games
Cougar Sports Center Gymnasium

Time TBD

SEP 08
Alumni Baseball Game
Chizek Field
Flag Raising—Tug Winner
Tug Lake (between Indy and Gay Halls)