Chirp! Chirp! Fever: Ball State Welcomes Alumni Back for Homecoming, Oct. 17-22

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By BSU Marketing and Communications—

MUNCIE, IN – Ball State University is welcoming its alumni back to campus for this year’s Homecoming, a week-long celebration that kicks off Oct. 17 and culminates with the Cardinals’ home football game Oct. 22 against Eastern Michigan at Scheumann Stadium.

This year’s Ball State Homecoming theme is “Chirp! Chirp! Fever,” which celebrates the University’s 96 years of Homecoming gatherings at its beautiful Muncie, Ind., campus.

“We’re grateful for the opportunity to continue celebrating the annual traditions our alumni, students, faculty, and staff have come to know and love,” said Michelle Johnson, director of alumni engagement at the Ball State University Foundation. “We invite our alumni near and far, as well as the entire community, to join us as we celebrate our Ball State pride.”

This Fall’s Homecoming Week schedule is as follows:

Monday, October 17

Tuesday, October 18

Wednesday, October 19

Thursday, October 20

Friday, October 21

  • Noon: Bed Race on Riverside Avenue (or catch the live stream on Ball State’s social media accounts)

Saturday, October 22

There are also several other alumni festivities planned for Homecoming Week for graduates of the R. Wayne Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning; Miller College of Business; College of Communication, Information, and Media; College of Fine Arts; College of Health; College of Sciences and Humanities; Teachers College; and Honors College.

The student Homecoming Steering Committee planned the week’s events under the direction of Alumni Association advisers. For more information, visit or contact the Homecoming office at 765-285-1083 or

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Founded in 1918 and located in Muncie, Ball State University is one of Indiana’s premier universities and an economic driver for the state. Ball State’s 21,600 students come from all over Indiana, the nation, and the world. The 790-acre campus is large enough to accommodate first-rate facilities and 19 NCAA Division I sports, but our welcoming and inclusive campus is small enough to ensure the friendliness, personal attention, and access that are the hallmarks of the University. Destination 2040: Our Flight Path establishes Ball State’s ambitious goals for our second century. We Fly!