Northern Michigan University Homecoming will start on Sept. 13 with events throughout the week. Here are some of the more visual activities for possible media coverage:
Students will participate in the Dead River Games on Sunday, Sept. 13. This competition consists will include an ice cream drop and an obstacle course. It will be held on the shore of Lake Superior by the Dead River Bridge near Presque Isle Park. This event will take place at 2 p.m.
The King and Queen Competition will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14 in the Great Lakes Rooms of the University Center. Contestants will first compete in theme wear and semi-formal dress. An audience vote then determines the top five semi-finalists in each King and Queen division. They then advance to a question and answer round where a panel of judges will determine the winners based on the contestant answers.
Students will compete in the Stepping Competition at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16 in Jamrich 1100. The stepping competition challenges teams to create a mixture of choreographed movements that utilize the body to make noise including stomping, clapping and shouting.
The Homecoming Parade brings together student organizations, community members, athletic teams, the Wildcat marching band and other groups for a parade. This parade will happen on Third Street between Fair Avenue and Hewitt Street. There are competitions for marching units, banners, decorated cars, and floats. This event will take place at 5:30 on Friday Sept. 18.
NMU will host a tailgate before the homecoming football game from 1-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19 in front of the Superior Dome. There will be music, inflatables, and games as well as entertainment by Double Trouble DJs. The football game follows.
The NMU Alumni Band will be having its first reunion since 2011. More than 80 alumni will participate and perform in the halftime show at the football game, the community tailgate and the homecoming parade.