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UMD Homecoming 2018

Champ with Webber Music Hall in the background during the 2017 Homecoming
October 8, 2018

A mighty growl is growing, with an expected culmination on Saturday, October 13, 2018. 

That’s when Bulldogs from across generations and geographics are unifying their voices in celebration of UMD Homecoming 2018.

Parading Through Campus

The 2017 University for Seniors Homecoming float

UMD’s Homecoming Parade starts at 11 a.m. near the Darland Administration Building, 1049 University Drive. An estimated 35 groups, mostly student organizations, will travel down University Drive until they reach the intersection of Kirby Drive and West St. Marie Street.

The Duluth Transit Authority's new electric bus is one of the parade participants. This is the maiden voyage for the UMD-branded vehicle, as it will go from the parade into service for the cities of Duluth and Superior.

Local dance studios and the University for Seniors’ royal float also promise photo-worthy entries.

This is the third year the UMD Homecoming Parade has enjoyed a home field advantage, having moved from downtown Duluth to campus in 2016 to make it easier for Bulldogs to participate.

Tailgating Like It’s Their Job

The 2017 Homecoming football game

Just a few hours after sunrise, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 13, the parking lots outside Malosky Stadium are being transformed into a tent city. The mayor is Champ and the only city ordinance is, “Ordinance 1947: All residents must be equipped with mittens (to protect against the Lake Superior breeze) and a fire in their belly, establishing maximum Bulldog pride.”

This Tailgating Tent City is being founded in order to harness enthusiasm before the 1:05 kickoff against Southwest Minnesota State.

Other events happening on Saturday, October 13:

UMD Volleyball Game

Saturday, October 13, 2018

4 p.m.

Romano Gym

Lizzo & Rob Stone Concert

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Doors open at 7 p.m.

#UMDHoCo18 All Week Long

Saturday is the finish line to UMD’s Homecoming week. The media is invited to cover any of the earlier events, including:

Top the Tater

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Kirby Commons

Cookie Decorating

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Kirby Garage

Thirsty Thursday

Thursday, October 11, 2018

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Kirby Garage

Bulldog Country Fair

Friday, October 12, 2018

10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Kirby Terrace

More information about UMD’s 2018 Homecoming celebration.

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UMD Homecoming 1960

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UMD Homecoming 1948

UMD Homecoming 1941

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