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The University of Minnesota Twin Cities celebrates 105th Homecoming

Two students at the Twin Cities campus' homecoming parade.

Since 1914, Homecoming brings past, current and future Gopher fans together to celebrate through a week’s worth of events and activities. Some of the activities include:

Monday, September 30
Party on the Plaza: 6 p.m., Coffman Memorial Union, Front Plaza. Kick-off Homecoming Week with the ultimate pep fest. Enjoy free food*, prizes, and tailgate activities, as well as performances from the U of M Twin Cities Marching Band, Spirit Squad, Goldy and many more.

Thursday, October 3
Gopher Grill Out: 11 a.m., St. Paul Mall. Join in on the newest and tastiest Homecoming tradition! Swing by the Saint Paul Mall for free food*, yard games and more.

Friday, October 4
Homecoming Parade: 6:30 p.m., University Avenue. Watch students and community members in the parade between 12th Avenue Southeast and Walnut Street Southeast. 

Homecoming Concert: 7:30 p.m., Coffman Memorial Union, Front Plaza. The 2019 Homecoming Concert features performances Saba and Phoebe Ryan.

Saturday, October 5
Ski-U-Mania: 11:30 a.m., McNamara Alumni Center. Join alumni, fans and students before the Homecoming game for a party featuring Goldy, the Spirit Squad, the crowning of the Homecoming royals and more.

Homecoming Football Game: 2:30 p.m., TCF Bank Stadium. Cheer on the Gophers as they gear up to defeat Illinois. 

Find a full schedule of events at

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About the Twin Cities Campus
One of five campuses in the University of Minnesota System, the University of Minnesota Twin Cities is the flagship and founding campus of one of the most prestigious public research universities in the nation. With more than 47,000 undergraduate and graduate students, it is also one of only five university campuses in the U.S. with an engineering school, medical school, law school, veterinary medicine school, and agricultural school all on one campus. Visit

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Thu, 02/13/2020 - 12:06
The University of Minnesota Twin Cities celebrates 105th Homecoming
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities