MSU Homecoming, “Glow Green”, Midnight Madness

“Glow Green” 2012. Photo courtesy of Krystyna Nadine, Facebook.

This year’s This year’s Homecoming theme at Michigan State is Spartans Will…Make History, highlighting the history and legacy of MSU and it’s alumni.

If you’re in the East Lansing area this Homecoming week, you may notice the city a little ‘greener’ than usual, in more ways than one. In response to Michigan State’s newest Homecoming tradition, students, residents, and fans are encouraged to “Glow Green” this week by replacing their porch lights and front window lighting with energy efficient green light bulbs. All months, bulbs have been handed out for free at the MSU Alumni Association and the MSU Union. So when the sun goes down, enjoy the city and campus “Glow Green” for Homecoming week.

All week (Monday-Friday), students will be participating in Sparty’s Flag Find, a daily scavenger hunt around campus. Each morning beginning at 8am, clues will be posted on the MSU Student Alumni Foundation Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr pages. Join the fun-follow the clues and hunt for the flags, but remember, only current MSU students are permitted to retrieve the flags in return for a prize.

MSU Alumni Band marches in the 2011 Homecoming Parade. Photo courtesy of Michigan State University Advancement Events, Flickr.

On Friday at noon, head to the MSU Rock (Auditorium Field/Farm Lane) for “Ice Cream at the Rock. Enjoy free ice cream from the MSU Dairy Store, along with games and prizes.

The annual MSU Homecoming Parade kicks off at 6pm on Friday evening at the intersection of Abbot Road and Burcham Drive. The parade route continues south on Abbot Road, east on Grand River, south at Collingwood, south on Farm Lane and concludes at the corner of Farm and Shaw lanes.

Friday night beginning at 10:30pm, Midnight Madness ensues at the Breslin Center. To tip-off the 2012-13 basketball season, enjoy this free pep-rally with the MSU basketball Pep Band, cheerleaders, and dance team, with a theatric introduction of the Men’s and Women’s basketball teams and coaching staff.

The 2012 Homecoming game kicks off at 12pm EST in Spartan Stadium vs. the Iowa Hawkeyes.

For complete MSU Homecoming information, visit the MSU Homecoming 2012 website.



About: Heather Blackmon-doForno

As a member of the Ohio State University Marching Band, I quickly grew to appreciate the dedication and pride each Big Ten Marching Band exhibits, as well as the traditions, history and culture of each school they represent. Being a passionate world traveler, my trips to Big Ten schools have always involved an effort to go beyond the game, scoping out the best local places to eat, delving into local history, viewing the campus architecture and learning about quirky folklore.