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Update: The Brewer Breakfast has been canceled. We apologize for any confusion this has caused. 

Homecoming ’13

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2013 Parade Route

2013 Parade Route
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Can’t attend Homecoming?

Find updates and streaming coverage of the parade and talent competition at Mizzou.com/homecoming.

Special accommodations

Email maa@mizzou.com to request special accommodations for attending or participating in Homecoming.

A New View of Homecoming

Chancellor Brady J. Deaton and wife Anne will serve as grand marshals for Homecoming Oct. 26, 2013. Although attending Homecoming has been a family tradition since he arrived on campus in 1989 as professor and chair of agricultural economics, this year the couple will participate in the parade from the grand marshal’s car. The Deatons are the second married duo to be grand marshals. In 2005, Norm Stewart, BS Ed ’56, M Ed ’60, and Virginia Zimmerley Stewart, A&S ’56, shared the title.

Brady and Anne Deaton

Photo by Rob Hill.

Homecoming Events

Oct. 14–17

Homecoming Blood Drive
11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Hearnes Center
Thousands of students and alumni participate in the Homecoming Blood Drive, one of the nation’s largest college-based drives. Make an appointment to donate in Columbia, or find a satellite drive near you.

Oct. 21–23

Talent Competition presented by Asset Campus Housing
6:30 p.m., Jesse Auditorium
Check out talented Mizzou students singing, dancing and joking onstage. Purchase tickets online, at the box office on performance day or stream the competition live.

Oct. 25

Homecoming Headquarters
Noon to 5 p.m., Reynolds Alumni Center circle drive, Conley and Tiger avenues
Stop by the Reynolds Alumni Center to check in for the weekend and reconnect with old friends. In the afternoon, catch one of the hourly campus tours.

Campus Decorations and Spirit Rally
6 to 9:30 p.m., Greek Town
Tour campus decs, and watch larger-than-life skits. Food and merchandise will be available. Rev up for the big game at the second annual Homecoming concert and spirit rally after house decs.

Oct. 26

Brewer Breakfast (Canceled)
Time TBA, Student Recreation Center
Head to MizzouRec for the 14th annual pancake breakfast, and watch scrimmages showcasing the women’s basketball team and the wheelchair basketball team.

Homecoming Parade presented by CenturyLink
9 a.m.
Enjoy game-day spirit as floats, bands and performers wend their way through campus and downtown Columbia. Or stream parade coverage live.

Romp, Chomp and Stomp Homecoming Tailgate
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Carnahan Quadrangle
After the parade, head to the Romp, Chomp and Stomp Homecoming Tailgate, a 1950s-era tradition. The event includes a buffet, cash bar, live entertainment, games and program featuring campus guests. Advance tickets may be purchased at mizzou.com.

Homecoming Game vs. South Carolina
6 p.m., Memorial Stadium
The Tigers face the South Carolina Gamecocks. At halftime, watch the Homecoming king and queen coronation. Single-game tickets are on sale at mutigers.com, or call 800-CAT-PAWS.