Homecoming Events

Join us for this year’s Homecoming celebration, October 13 through the 19th! We are excited to spread the Tiger spirit with the TU campus and community. All events are open to students with free admission.

Homecoming Week 2019

Welcome to Homecoming 2019: Join us on our intergalactic adventure as we make couple stops on our back home in time for the Homecoming Game! Along the way, we hope to encounter the essence of community through a variety of space training activities! We have a week of events planned to bring the TU community together and highlight our school spirit.  You can expect to see some of our traditional, crowd favorite events such as the Talent Show, Petting Zoo, Homecoming Court Pageant, as well as the beloved Block Party.  We have exciting ways to tie these traditional events into our "Into the Galaxy" theme.  We also have a variety of new events we will be bringing to the week! You won't be disappointed in the week we have planned. So all aboard Doc’s spaceship and get ready for this intergalactic adventure! 

All Homecoming events are free and open to all students, faculty, staff and alumni. Get the details on Homecoming events specifically for alumni on TigerConnect.  Please refer to our Homecoming Booklet for more detailed information.

Homecoming Week 2019 Events (October 13 – 19)

Campus Wide Decorating Contest  Sunday, 10/13 

12pm-3pm - Towsontown Garage

Get ready to blast off into space! This is your chance to show off some serious creative skills as well as school spirit in both banner and window painting. Each design will need to represent our homecoming theme, Into the Galaxy. Points will be awarded based on BOTH the banner and window painting. Pre-registration is required. Please have your entire team arrive by 11:30am as we will promptly begin at 12:00pm. More information about this event is listed on future pages. Held rain or shine.

Space Training & “Fuel Up” Station - Monday, 10/14 

12pm-3:30pm - Stephens Lawn

Prepare for a week in space with space training. Join us on Stephen’s Lawn for an event filled with inflatables including a moon bounce and an obstacle course. If you’re hungry stop in for a snack at our “Fuel Up” Station. Event will begin at 12pm and in the case of rain will be held at.West Village Ballrooms.

Earth's Got Talent  Monday, 10/14 

7pm-10:30pm - Stephens Hall Theatre

Scientists are constantly discovering something new about our universe; maybe you are the next star to be discovered.  Sign up for our Homecoming Talent Show and let your star shine! This event will feature a number of students performing a variety of talents. Groups that participate have the chance to earn homecoming points. Auditions will be held on Monday, October 7th at 5pm in Stephens Hall.  All registered groups, non- registered groups, and individuals must audition in order for a chance to perform at the Talent Show. Groups may have no more than 15 people per act. More information about this event is listed on future pages.

Movie Night  Tuesday, 10/15 

7pm-10pm - Speaker Circle

Have you had a stressful semester so far? Want to feel like you are in space? Take a load off with our event under the stars. Come watch your favorite movie Wall-E and enjoy some sweet and salty snacks. Please bring your own blanket.

Planet Soccer & Tie-Dye  Wednesday, 10/16

11am-2pm - Tiger Plaza

Come out and participate in a game of 6v6 Planet (bubble) Soccer! Not interested in the game? No problem! We’ll also be fitting our astronauts with their own tie-dye T-Shirts! Supplies are limited so come early!

Dance the Madness  Wednesday, 10/16

7pm - SECU Arena

Dance the Madness is a competitive co-ed group performance in which student organizations present a short routine that promotes school spirit. Organizations registering are encouraged to incorporate creative songs and dances that match their theme and show their school spirit. Each performance is scored by a panel of judges. More information about this event is listed on future pages. Doors open at 6pm and the show begins at 7pm. 

Star Gazing  Wednesday, 10/16

5pm-7pm - Smith Planetarium

Join us at the Smith Planetarium to learn about stars located throughout the universe and directly above us here in Towson. This event will give you a better understanding of the stars around us.

Cosmic Sweets - Thursday, 10/17

11am-1pm - Freedom Square

Meet us at Freedom Square to have a blast with your favorite candies! Supplies are limited, so stop by early to swipe your favorite candies before they disappear into the galaxy! 

The Space Race Homecoming Pageant — Thursday, 10/17

7:30pm - West Village Commons Ballroom

 The Pageant will highlight the nominated members of this year’s Homecoming Court. Members of the Homecoming Court will participate in a costume portion, perform a talent, and answer questions as they compete for your votes to become Towson’s 2019 future Royalty! Pick up your FREE admission ticket to this event at the University Union Box Office.

"Return of the Tigers" Block Party — Friday, 10/18


Come return to Earth after a week long space adventure!! Stop by Burdick Gym to see our various Earth saving activities, sample some Space and Earth food, reminisce back to your time in Space by playing laser tag. Point based activities such as a Paper Airplane Contest and a hula hoop contest will occur. More information about this event will be listed in future pages.

5th Annual Tiger Trot 5K - Saturday, 10/19

9am - Burdick Hall

Celebrate TU by participating in the Tiger Trot 5K. Join your fellow Tigers as you race (or walk) through Towson University’s campus. Students, alumni, parents, friends, family and community members are encouraged to participate in the 5K. The race route will loop runners though campus, allowing them to see the new and exciting buildings and construction on Towson University's campus. Runners are encouraged to wear TU black and gold apparel to showcase their Tiger Pride! Day of registration available from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. 

Homecoming Tailgate — Saturday, 10/19

12pm-4pm - TigerZone

This Homecoming tradition invites students, alumni and fans to show their TU Spirit and support their home team, The Towson Tigers, as they prepare to take on the Bucknell University. All Towson University tailgating rules will be in effect.

Homecoming Football Game — Saturday, 10/19

4pm - Johnny Unitas Stadium

Come support your Towson Tigers in their homecoming game against the Bucknell Bison. Bring your Towson spirit, and be ready to cheer our team to victory! The Homecoming Royalty will be crowned at halftime, and the winners of Homecoming week will be announced.