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Aggie Family Reunion, Utah State Homecoming 2017

Friday, Sep. 29, 2017


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Utah State University 2017 Homecoming is a falling leaf away, and this year’s theme, “Aggie Family Reunion,” sets a welcome tone.

Homecoming week opens Monday, Oct. 9, with the annual tradition of painting the streets at 5 p.m. Students can gather at 700 N. (Aggie Bull-evard) 800 East on campus.

Tuesday, Oct. 10, the Powder-Puff Preliminaries begin at 10 a.m. on the Quad, with the Powder-Puff finals at Maverik Stadium at 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 11, USU’s most eligible bachelors will vie for the coveted title of Mr. USU in the Taggart Student Center Ballroom on campus. The hunks will compete in a grueling competition that includes such categories as best-dressed, most talented and the ever-popular swimsuit showdown.

Thursday, Oct. 12, a free movie for all students will be shown on Old Main Hill.

Wear Aggie Blue on Friday, Oct. 13, for the “Aggie Family Reunion,” held from 6-8 p.m. in the Aggie Recreation Center. The event is open to everyone and families are encouraged to attend. The 2017 Homecoming honorees to be celebrated at the reunion include, Art and Mary Heers (Alumni of the Year), Adam Nielsen (Young Alumnus of the Year) and Willie and Patty Halaufia (Grand Marshals) will be celebrated during the event

No homecoming week would be complete without a Friday night Homecoming dance or a chance to become a True Aggie under the blue A atop Old Main. The dance begins at 9 p.m. in the Field House. At midnight, students may gather with a partner on USU’s Quad to become a “True Aggie.”

More fun begins Saturday, Oct. 7, at 9 a.m. with a Homecoming 5k that begins at USU’s Welcome Center and ends at the Logan Tabernacle. At 10 a.m., join the crowds at the annual Homecoming parade on Logan’s Main Street. The parade begins at 100 South and ends at 700 North.

A tailgate party for the USU Homecoming game is from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in the Maverik Stadium parking lot and is free for all.

Last, but not least, people can show their Aggie pride by attending the annual Homecoming game against Wyoming. The game begins at 2:30 p.m. in USU’s Maverik Stadium. Tickets for the game may be purchased in advance through the USU Ticket Office, 435-797-0305 or 1-888-878-2831, www.utahstateaggies.com.

For a more detailed schedule of events, visit www.usu.edu/homecoming

Contact: Scott Olson (435) 797-0931, scott.olson@usu.edu
Writer: Maren Aller (435) 797-1355, maren.aller@usu.edu





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