Ball State Homecoming week 2015 kicks off Sept. 28, and this year’s “Greatest Show on Turf” circus theme will be prevalent in many of the week’s events.
The first event of the week, the Homecoming Village, will feature an actual circus. The Cincinnati Circus Company will be bringing a stilt walker, palm reader, magician, aerial performer and acrobats to the annual event that takes place on Martin Street.
“We are really excited for them to perform and to see what they have in store for us,” said Catherine Burgess, a sophomore public relations major and Homecoming special events co-chair.
The Homecoming Village will also have a DJ, henna tattoos, giant pong, knockerballs and free food.
The usual homecoming events, including Air Jam and the parade, will follow the Homecoming Village. The Ball State football team will finish the week by facing the University of Toledo on Oct. 3, taking the “greatest show” to Scheumann Stadium’s turf.
Planning for the events began in February, Burgess said, and continued through the summer.
“This is a huge year for Ball State Homecoming, and we encourage people from the community and campus to come out and enjoy the atmosphere,” Burgess said.
Ball State Homecoming 2015 events
Monday, Sept. 28
Homecoming Village, 7-9 p.m., Martin Street from Riverside to University avenues
Tuesday, Sept. 29
31st Annual Student Scholarship Talent Search, 7:30 p.m., John R. Emens Auditorium
Wednesday, Sept. 30
Homecoming Blood Drive, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Pruis Hall
Homecoming Campus Dinner, 5-8 p.m., The Retreat in Noyer Centre
Thursday, Oct. 1
Air Jam, 9 p.m., John R. Emens Auditorium
Friday, Oct. 2
Bed Race, 12 p.m., Riverside Avenue
Step Afrika Show, 7 p.m., Pruis Hall
Saturday, Oct. 3
Homecoming 5k Run/Walk, Packet pick-up and registration at 7 a.m., Muncie City Hall to Scotty’s Brewhouse
Homecoming Parade, 10 a.m., Muncie Central High School to McKinley Avenue at the corner of Neely Avenue
CharlieTown Tailgate and Reunions, 12-3 p.m., Alumni Center
Ball State vs. Toledo Football, 3 p.m., Scheumann Stadium
Lynyrd Skynyrd Concert, 8 p.m.