Mississippi State University



A gathering and celebration of the Bulldog family centered around a home football game and like any great southern family reunion, food, fellowship and spirit are required.

Activities are organized by the Student Association, Alumni Association and Athletics and include: a pep rally, selection and presentation of the homecoming queen and her court and Mr. and Mrs. MSU. Many colleges, departments and organizations on campus sponsor competitions, tailgate tents, breakfast or brunch gatherings. 

In recent years, the city of Starkville wanted to be a part of the homecoming festivities to promote community support for MSU thus hosting a city-wide tailgate competition.

2012 Homecoming - "Hail Dear 'Ole State"
Saturday, Oct. 20
Kickoff - 6 p.m.


Chapel Service

Beginning at 8 p.m.
Chapel of Memories
A special homecoming service sponsored by MSU Praise. 


"Rep Our STATE"

Beginning at 5:30 p.m.
South Zone of Campus
Sponsored by Holmes Cultural Diversity Center.

After Dark at the Hump

Beginning at 8 p.m.
Humphrey Coliseum 
Free event featuring a Christian concert by Matt Wertz and hip-hop artist Fedel. Joe White will also speak. 

Movie Night in the Junction
Beginning at 8 p.m.
The Junction 
The movie shown will be The Dark Knight Rises. 


Photo Booth

From Noon to 4 p.m.
Colvard Student Union

PLAZApalooza Battle of the Bands Competition
Beginning at 7 p.m.
Colvard Student Union Plaza
Winner of the battle of the bands will open this year's Bulldog Bash. For more, visit the Facebook page


Homecoming Parade 

Beginning at 4 p.m. 
Grand Marshall - TBA
The parade will begin at the intersection of University Drive and Nash Street and will proceed on campus to end in the Junction.

Pep Rally
Beginning at 4:30 p.m.
The Junction

Junior Auxiliary Chili Cook-Off
From 5-7 p.m.
Downtown Starkville
You be the judge of the best-of-the-best chili in Starkville, presented by our restaurant teams — all benefitting the quality programs of the Junior Auxiliary of Starkville.

MSU Volleyball Game
Beginning at 7 p.m.
Humphrey Coliseum
Watch the Lady Bulldogs take on the South Carolina Gamecocks. 

Step Show
Beginning at 7 p.m.
Newell-Grissom Building


Visit the Gameday website for a list of Saturday's events.

Alumni Tailgate

In front of the M-Club in the Junction
Time: 3 - 5:15 p.m. 
Join the MSU Alumni Association for free food, drinks, music and lots of fun.

MSU vs. Middle Tennessee Football Game
Scott Field at Davis Wade Stadium
Kickoff: 6 p.m.


Bulldog Brunch and Browse

Downtown Starkville
Noon - 3 p.m.
For a list of participating stores, click here

MSU Alumni Association
Post Office Box AA | One Hunter Henry Boulevard | Mississippi State, MS 39762-5526
662-325-7000 phone | 662-325-8425 fax | Page Maintainer