Saturday, October 7, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
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Front Lawn @ Rynearson Stadium 
799 N. Hewitt Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

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Matt Mortier 
Office of Alumni and Donor Engagement 

Alumni & Friends Homecoming Tailgate 

Welcome home! Join fellow alums, fans and friends for food, beverages and a good time as you reconnect with campus and reunite with old friends!

Located on the Front Lawn of Rynearson Stadium, the Alumni & Friends Homecoming tailgate will be the central landing spot for everyone. Bring your EMU spirit and join us from 12:00pm to 3:00pm for food, drinks, prizes, games, activities, entertainment and more!

Activities to include: Face-painting and airbrush tattoos, a DJ, inflatable activities, mechanical bull, fowling and cornhole games, raffle prizes, Homecoming giveaways and more!

  • Adult Tailgate Registration: $20.00 includes full food menu and two drink tickets for beer, wine and soda plus all activities
  • Child Tailgate Registration (12 and under): $12.00 includes full food menu plus all activities
  • Children 3 & under: Free

Food Menu: BBQ pulled chicken sandwiches (halel thighs), black bean burgers (vegan), mac n cheese, rootbeer bacon baked beans, coleslaw, assorted cookies.

This year, we are excited to co-host and welcome alumni and friends from several affinity areas including: 

  • Campus Life (Student Employee, Grad Assistant, O-TEAM, FunTrust, NSOA/CGL/OGL, Professional Staff)
  • Housing & Residence Life (Student Employee, Grad Assistant, Professional Staff)
  • Rec/IM (Student Employee, Grad Assistant, Professional Staff)
  • Construction Management Alumni
  • College of Education
  • College of Health & Human Services

Online registration is closed. You can still join us! Walk-up at the tent - cash or credit is accepted.