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Homecoming Week and Family Weekend

Monday, October 3, 2022

+ 6 dates

  • Tuesday, October 4, 2022
  • Wednesday, October 5, 2022
  • Thursday, October 6, 2022
  • Friday, October 7, 2022
  • Saturday, October 8, 2022
  • Sunday, October 9, 2022
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This fall, Homecoming 2022 will be celebrated Monday, October 3 through Saturday, October 8. Family Weekend overlaps with Homecoming Week, Friday, Oct. 7 through Sunday, Oct. 9. Check out the schedule of events below and join in on all the fun celebrating UNO and the Maverick Family.

 

 

Monday, October 3 

Mav Spirit Door Décor Competition 

Voting all week | Tabling in MBSC  

Campus-wide contest! Show off your creativity and Mav Spirit by decorating an office or classroom door. Rules here  

 

The Walking Drag: Homecoming Drag Show 

7 – 9 P.M. | MBSC Ballroom  

Join QTS & MavPro at the Homecoming Drag Show featuring local Omaha Drag Queens and Brita Filter from Ru Pauls Drag Race!   

 

 

Tuesday, October 4 

Durango’s 51st Birthday Celebration 

11 A.M. – 1 P.M. | MBSC  

Come celebrate Durango’s 51st Birthday with us! There will be free cake, a photo booth, and stuff-your-own pillows with Durango on them.  

 

Glow Dancing with Campus Rec 

6:30 – 7:30 P.M. | 201 H&K

Come dance with us! Campus Recreation and Wellness is hosting a glow dance party featuring various dance formats, including Zumba, Hip Hop, Line Dancing and more! Glow sticks and other equipment will be provided.  

 

 

Wednesday, October 5 

MavMania with UNO Bookstore 

10 A.M. | MBSC Bookstore 

MavMania begins again! Join us for an in-store and online event brought to you by the UNO Bookstore! Purchase limited edition long sleeve shirts for $13 each (while supplies last).  

 

Fiesta in the Plaza  

11 A.M. – 1 P.M. | MBSC Plaza  

Join The Office of Multicultural Affairs in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with free food from Maria Bonita’s Food Truck and Tipico Helado Ice Cream. Featuring music from DJ Deaf Audio and a mariachi band.  

 

 

Thursday, October 6 

Maverick Food Pantry Donation Drive: Put the ‘O’ in Pep B ‘o’ wl 

11 A.M. – 1 P.M. | Pep Bowl 

Join the Maverick Food Pantry in their annual donation drive competition! Sign up as a team on Presence before September 30 to compete or bring your donations for Durango’s team. There will be “pantry pups” by means of the Nebraska Humane Society. Bring a gently used t-shirt to make a dog toy for the Nebraska Humane Society and receive swag in return.  

 

Yoga on the Green 

4:30 – 5:15 P.M. | Pep Bowl  

Come relax and restore with us! Campus Recreation and Wellness is hosting a restorative Yoga practice in the Pep Bowl. Yoga mats will be provided for the first 25 participants.  

 

Dance Marathon Fall Festival 

5 – 7:30 P.M. | Gene Leahy Mall  

Join Dance Marathon at Gene Leahy Mall for a fall festival! This is a community event to celebrate UNO, Omaha and the larger community. There will be live music, arts and crafts, and food trucks. Everyone is welcome.  

 

 

Friday, October 7 

MCRC Pie in the Face Campaign 

2:30 – 3 P.M. | MBSC Plaza 

Vote to pie someone for a good cause! Participate in voting to help bring exposure to the Office, its services, and its social media while contributing to the UNO community during homecoming.  Virtual voting will take place on social media and through email.

 

Below are ways students, staff and faculty can win tickets to vote (2 people will be selected to be pied). 

  • 1 Ticket: Walk past the voting table (in Milo Bail Center) 
  • 3 Tickets: For every social media site (LinkedIn, FB, Instagram) you subscribe to at the table 
  • 5 Tickets: Come inside and tour the office 
  • 15 Tickets: Participate in the Homecoming “Door Décor Contest” (We will come to your door, give you the tickets and take a picture). 

 

Baseball vs. Creighton 

5 P.M. | Tal Anderson Field 

Come cheer on Omaha Baseball in their Homecoming game against Creighton! 

 

Homecoming Maverick Tailgate 

4 – 7 P.M. | Baxter Parking Lot 27  

Kick-off UNO Homecoming Weekend with fellow Maverick fans before heading into Baxter Arena for the Omaha vs. Niagara hockey game. The celebration includes Omaha Steaks hotdogs and hamburgers, music, coach and athlete appearances, and more!  

 

Hockey and Royalty Announcement  

7 P.M. | Baxter Arena  

Come out and support the Omaha Hockey team against Niagara at Baxter Arena! The 2022 Homecoming Royalty will be announced at intermission.  

 

 

Saturday, October 8 

Family Fun Pumpkin Decorating Event 

1 – 3 P.M. l University Village Clubhouse 

Join The Housing and Residence Life Team as we celebrate UNO’s Homecoming with Pumpkin Decorating! Come and show off your decorating skills! We’re going to have snacks, music, games, and fun! We’ll also have some hot drinks as well! 

 

Alumni Family Festival 

4 – 7 P.M. | Maverick Park 

UNO alumni, family and friends are invited to join us for our 2nd annual Homecoming Family Festival before UNO takes on Niagara at Baxter Arena. This event features music, food, yard games, inflatables, balloon animals, temporary tattoos and prizes.   

 

Hockey vs. Niagara  

7:07 P.M. | Baxter Arena 

Cheer on the Maverick Hockey team in their game versus Niagara! 

 

 

Family Weekend Events (October 7–9)

Friday, October 7: Homecoming Maverick Tailgate 

4 – 7 P.M. | Baxter Parking Lot 27  

Kick-off UNO Homecoming Weekend with fellow Maverick fans before heading into Baxter Arena for the Omaha vs. Niagara hockey game. The celebration includes Omaha Steaks hotdogs and hamburgers, music, coach and athlete appearances, and more!  

 

Friday, October 7: Hockey and Royalty Announcement  

7 P.M. | Baxter Arena  

Come out and support the Omaha Hockey team against Niagara at Baxter Arena! The 2022 Homecoming Royalty will be announced at intermission. 

 

Saturday, October 8: Family Fun Pumpkin Decorating Event 

1 – 3 P.M. l University Village Clubhouse 

Join The Housing and Residence Life Team as we celebrate UNO’s Homecoming with Pumpkin Decorating! Come and show off your decorating skills! We’re going to have snacks, music, games, and fun! We’ll also have some hot drinks as well! 

 

Saturday, October 8: Alumni Family Festival 

4 – 7 P.M. | Maverick Park 

UNO alumni, family and friends are invited to join us for our 2nd annual Homecoming Family Festival before UNO takes on Niagara at Baxter Arena. This event features music, food, yard games, inflatables, balloon animals, temporary tattoos and prizes.   

 

Saturday, October 8: Hockey vs. Niagara  

7:07 P.M. | Baxter Arena 

Cheer on the Maverick Hockey team in their game versus Niagara! 

 

Sunday, October 9: Omaha Farmers Market

9 A.M. – 1 P.M. | Aksarben Village

Join New Student Family Programs at the Omaha Farmers Market. Stop by the UNO booth for free UNO Swag for Students and Families.  

 

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