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“Happy Little Homecoming” starts next week – here’s how you can join the fun!

Though there won’t be a football game, and participating teams can’t gather together like they used to, Michigan Tech’s annual Homecoming celebration is still on schedule for this year! Next week marks the start of our Huskies Homecoming, and many great events are planned for both the teams participating and other students alike. This year’s theme, “Happy Little Homecoming,” pays homage to the late Bob Ross, a talented painter who rose to prominence on his PBS television show, The Joy of Painting. 

Dig out your running shoes, because Homecoming starts off Sunday, Oct. 4 with the Pi Mile event. A 3.14 mile run hosted annually for charity by the Michigan Tech Chapter of Triangle Fraternity, the event is virtual this year. Participants can record their race on the Strava app from Oct. 4 at noon through Oct. 9 at noon to be eligible for prizes. To register or learn more information, visit this website. Sunday will also feature window painting at the SDC and kickball on the Softball Fields for the registered teams.

If you’re searching for a new t-shirt to commemorate this year’s Homecoming festivities, look no further! From 2-3 p.m. on Monday, the annual Shirt Swap will be taking place in the MUB Circle. Typically, people bring their gently used clothing items to donate, and in return, receive a Homecoming shirt. This year, participants can bring a variety of items to donate to Husky FAN in exchange for a 2020 Homecoming tee. Items include canned soup, ramen noodles, shampoo, toothbrushes and more. The full list of items in need can be found here.

For the creative ones among us, Take and Paint Kits will be given out from 2-3 p.m. on Tuesday in the MUB Circle. The supplies are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis, so if you’re interested, make sure to get there on time! This event is available for all MTU students, but be sure to bring your Husky Card. Later that day at 6 p.m., MUB Board will be hosting Minute to Win It challenges, where teams will race to finish challenges in under a minute. This event is for both Homecoming and student teams, and the top three teams will take home a prize! Student teams interested in participating can sign up here.

Millennials and Gen Z alike can put their 2000s Pop Culture knowledge to the test on Wednesday with a Virtual Trivia Night. This event, which will be hosted over Zoom, is open to all students with a love of all things Y2K! Sign in at 7 p.m. with this link to join the fun.

If you’re feeling adventurous, Friday brings a unique challenge in CitySolve U. Described as a mix of The Amazing Race and Trivial Pursuit, CitySolve U asks teams to solve riddles and analyze clues while featuring points of interest on Michigan Tech campus and around the Houghton community. This event is available in-person and online. In-person participants should meet at the MUB Circle at 4 p.m., while the team captain of online participants will receive a clue sheet via email at the same time. Groups can register with this form

Midwesterners can rejoice on Saturday as the week is wrapped up with a cornhole tournament on Saturday at 11 a.m. on Walker Lawn. While we won’t see the Husky football team on the field, this is a fun and safe alternative to the Homecoming traditions we are used to.

To see the full schedule of events or to learn more information, check out the Homecoming events on Involvement Link, email the Homecoming planning team at, or visit this website

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