New homecoming tradition comes to UM-Flint

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The three-day-long event will start with a masquerade ball inside UM-Flint’s Northbank building.

Josie Anderson, Managing Editor

Student Government has been working these past few weeks to bring Wolverine Homecoming to campus. 

Homecoming will kick off with the Formal Masquerade Ball from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28. The event will take place at the Northbank Banquet Center with catered food and festivities. Students are allowed to bring one outside guest to the Roaring Twenties-themed event while celebrating school pride.

“This is a perfect opportunity for current students and alumni to come together to honor and celebrate our rich history and forge a future together,” Levi Todd, Student Government president, said. 

Each class will also be able to nominate two students for Homecoming Court. The court will be composed of eight members, two of whom will be elected as school royals.

The Masquerade Ball will be followed by a Homecoming Parade on Friday, Oct. 29, where students, alumni and members of the community can unite to celebrate Flint’s rich history. The parade will begin on 4th Street at 5:30 p.m and flow through Downtown Flint. The full route will move down South Saginaw and turn right onto Kersley and Mill Street before ending on Campus Drive. 

A float building competition will also take place among student organizations along with a spirit award or local businesses. If you do not have funding to build a float or for decorations to participate in the parade, Student Government is offering funding and may be able to help. “Please apply,” McIntosh said. “Reach out to Director Brooks or myself regarding how to get funding for parade setup … or any other additional questions.”

The three-day event will conclude with a Wolverine Watch Party on Saturday, Oct. 30, hosted in partnership by Student Government and University of the Michigan-Flint’s Club Sports organizations. Free food and drinks, raffles and more will also be available for current students and alumni. 

To participate, RSVP, or for more information, visit the Wolverine Homecoming website here. Student Government will be releasing more details via social media later this week. 

Student Government has been working these past few weeks to bring Wolverine Homecoming to campus. 

Homecoming will kick off with the Formal Masquerade Ball from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28. The event will take place at the Northbank Banquet Center with catered food and festivities. Students are allowed to bring one outside guest to the Roaring Twenties-themed event while celebrating school pride.

“This is a perfect opportunity for current students and alumni to come together to honor and celebrate our rich history and forge a future together,” Levi Todd, Student Government president, said. 

Each class will also be able to nominate two students for Homecoming Court. The court will be composed of eight members, two of whom will be elected as school royals.

The Masquerade Ball will be followed by a Homecoming Parade on Friday, Oct. 29, where students, alumni and members of the community can unite to celebrate Flint’s rich history. The parade will begin on 4th Street at 5:30 p.m and flow through Downtown Flint. The full route will move down South Saginaw and turn right onto Kersley and Mill Street before ending on Campus Drive. 

After the parade, spectators can find food trucks and vendors at a rally point outside the Recreation Center.

A float building competition will also take place among student organizations along with a spirit award or local businesses. If you do not have funding to build a float or for decorations to participate in the parade, Student Government is offering funding and may be able to help. “Please apply,” McIntosh said. “Reach out to Director Brooks or myself regarding how to get funding for parade setup … or any other additional questions.”

The three-day event will conclude with a Wolverine Watch Party on Saturday, Oct. 30, hosted in partnership by Student Government and University of the Michigan-Flint’s Club Sports organizations. Free food and drinks, raffles and more will also be available for current students and alumni. 

To participate, RSVP, or for more information, visit the Wolverine Homecoming website here. Student Government will be releasing more details via social media later this week.