Michigan Tech's annual Homecoming Weekend starts today. This year's theme is "Game of Thrones: Winter is Coming."
Wet and Watery Fun
Things get started this afternoon as scores of Michigan Tech students brave the chilly waters of the Portage Canal, testing their knowledge of fluid dynamics while risking both hypothermia and humiliation in the Cardboard Boat races. The action begins at 4 p.m. today at the Houghton Waterfront Park.
Student organizations will attempt (and we do mean attempt) to race vessels constructed entirely out of cardboard and duct tape. Boats will start lining up at 3:30 p.m. today, so get there early to get a good viewing spot.
Shuttles will run from 2 to 6 p.m. today bringing spectators both to and from the races. The continuous-loop shuttle route will make stops at the SDC, the MUB bus stop and the Waterfront Park. This event is open to everyone.
Food and Fun at Tailgate Party
Nothing gets football fans ready for a big game more than an old fashioned tailgate party, and this one is one of the best you'll find. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, next to Parking Lot 24, there will be free food and fun for those attending the Homecoming Football Game.
The menu includes burgers, cookies, lemonade, hot chocolate and more. There is alcohol available so bring your ID. Tech students need their HuskyCard get into the game and the party. Those 21 and over must show an ID for alcohol. Non-Tech students can attend the Tailgate with a ticket to the Homecoming Football Game.
The Tailgate is sponsored by Dining Services, Student Activities, Alumni Engagement and Family Weekend.
Are You Ready For Some Football?
Kickoff for the big Homecoming Football Game between the Michigan Tech Huskies and Saginaw Valley State University is slated for 1 p.m. Saturday at Sherman Field. Both teams come into the contest with identical 2-2 records and Tech is looking to make it three in a row over SVSU (see related article below).
There will be Homecoming giveaways for students at the start of the game on a first-come, first-served basis. The Homecoming King and Queen coronation ceremony will take place during halftime.
Plan to attend all of this year's Homecoming events and LET'S GO HUSKIES.