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    Aloha Rockets Homecoming 2017 logoSunday, October 1, 2017

    Wrap Up Toledo
    11:00am - 3:00pm
    Student Rec Center

    Build a blanket fort to raise funds and awareness for Tent City, 1Matters, and other avenues in order to give back to bettering the Toledo community. Last year, we collected 2,500+ blankets to give to individuals who are homeless in Toledo. Help us collect even more this year. Presented by Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society.

    Monday, October 2, 2017

    Continental Breakfast
    11:00am - 4:00pm
    Student Union South Dining Hall

    Come kick off your Hawaiian island vacation by enjoying a Hawaiian breakfast! There will be a large variety of foods to please anyone and everyone’s unique pallet. Begin your Homecoming week by relaxing to our island tunes as you enjoy your continental breakfast. There is no better way to start your Monday morning! **Entry cost is one meal swipe for residence hall students and the first 175 commuter student can enter for free.

    Poolside Paradise
    7:00pm - 10:00pm
    Student Rec Center

    Swim your way into the Rec Center for a night of watching movies and fun! Float away as you view our Hawaiian featured film. You will be able to enjoy some exciting activities such as the High Ropes Course and Climb Wall then relax with a complimentary PiYo class at 7pm. To close our evening, we will be lounging in the pool while watching Walt Disney’s Lilo & Stitch. Don’t want to swim? The movie presentation will also be shown in the Oak Room where pizza and snacks will be provided. Note: The rock wall will only be open from 8-9pm and the high ropes course will be open from 9-10pm.

    Tuesday, October 3, 2017

    UT’s “Eat the Street”
    5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Residence Drive (between President’s Hall and Ottawa House)

    Come enjoy UT’s version of Hawaii’s monthly “Eat the Street” festival! Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are all welcome to come and enjoy a variety of Hawaiian food provided by local food trucks. Support your on-campus organizations by participating in friendly competitions such as corn hole and beach volleyball while enjoying a refreshing cup of Kona Ice!
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    Wednesday, October 4, 2017

    Flags for Veterans
    11:00am - 3:00pm
    Centennial Mall

    Last year, Hawaii was in a state of emergency as their homeless population rose at a tremendous rate. Over 15,000 people are homeless in Hawaii with 8% of them being veterans. Come out and support our own local homeless veterans at this philanthropy event. Centennial Mall will be filled with American flags dedicated to our veterans. Students will have the opportunity to purchase flags in memory of the people who fought for our country in hopes of supporting them after their duty has been completed. All of the money raised will be donated to 1Matters, a local organization that works to help homeless veterans in the Toledo area.

    Homecoming Royalty Pageant
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Student Union Ingman Room

    Come get to know your 2017 Homecoming King and Queen candidates! Hear about their interests, talents, favorite UT moments, and traditions. Vote on superlatives to award them, such as Miss/Mister Congeniality and Miss/Mister Rocket Pride. Appear as royalty in our photo booth and enjoy a refreshing ice cream bar as you get entertained by your UT’s representatives!

    Thursday, October 5, 2017

    Rocket Luau
    12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Centennial Mall

    You’re invited to the raddest Hawaiian island party of the year where you can enjoy free food, exciting activities, music, and giveaways! Make sure you check out the Pep Rally at 12:30pm during this fun-filled event.

    Pep Rally
    Centennial Mall

    Join the football team, marching band, dance team, cheerleaders, students, faculty, staff, and alumni in bring the Rocket ‘ohana together to get pumped for the Toledo vs. Eastern Michigan game on Saturday!

    NPHC Talent Show
    8:00pm - 11:30pm
    University Hall Doermann Theater

    Check out some amazing student talent for a night of entertainment and some exciting giveaways! Presented by National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC). Doors will open at 7:30pm.

    Friday, October 6, 2017

    3:30pm - 4:30pm
    International House Dining Hall

    Come “spread more than just peanut butter” at Bridge by making delicious sandwiches for the Toledo community in need. Here you will learn more about our philanthropy, 1Matters, and how we are helping those in need!

    Saturday, October 7, 2017

    Homecoming Parade
    Parade Route: Click here to view the Homecoming Parade map

    Campus Rd. (by Rockets Bookstore) →  Right on Bancroft St. → Left on Cheltenham Rd. → Left on Christie St. → Left on Middlesex Dr. →  Left on Bancroft St. → Right on Campus Rd.

    Get into the Aloha spirit as you watch floats, dignitaries, alumni, honorees, Rocket Marching Band, Rocky and Rocksy, and more take to the streets of Old Orchard with the annual Edward C. and Helen G. Schmakel Homecoming Parade. The 2017 Grand Marshal is former Toledo Quarterback Bruce Gradkowski. Presented by Blue Key National Honor Society.


    Enjoy free hot dogs, chips, and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as a cash bar (ages 21+) as you listen to live music by 5 O'Clock Rush. Everyone is welcome! The Alumni Tailgate starts three hours before game time.

    UT Football Game vs Eastern Michigan University
    Glass Bowl Stadium

    Cheer on the Rockets and see the crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen. Be part of creating the wave at this game to surf Toledo to victory! Tickets range from $30 to $65 ($15 to $17.50 for children 12 and younger); half off for UT faculty and staff; and free for UT students with IDs. For tickets, call 419.530.GOLD (4653) or click here. The football game will be televised on CBS Sports Network.

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    Questions? Contact the Homecoming Committee!

    Last Updated: 10/4/17