September 18, 2017

Week of activities planned for Purdue homecoming

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. —  Purdue University's 2017 Homecoming week will include activities for students, faculty and the public with events having themes from multiple decades.

Activities, which will take place Wednesday (Sept. 20) through Saturday’s (Sept. 23) Homecoming football game against the University of Michigan Wolverines, will include a trivia contest, the Homecoming Kickoff, a concert featuring ’90s band Simple Plan and the crowning of the 2017 Homecoming king and queen.

The schedule includes:

* Voting for Homecoming king and queen, for Purdue students only, began Sept. 11 and will conclude at 11:45 p.m. on Wednesday (Sept. 20). Students can vote on Vote for one king and one queen candidate. A list of candidates, along with their activities, involvement and photograph is available.

* ThinkFast Trivia, 7-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday (Sept. 20) at the Purdue Memorial Union Commons. Trivia on the 1990s will be the focal point of this student contest, which features a $200 cash prize. The event is free with a Purdue student ID.

* Homecoming Kickoff, 3-7 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 21) on the Krach Leadership Center lawn (rain location is the France A. Córdova Recreational Sports Center’s feature gym.) The 1960s-themed event will offer mechanical bull rides, spin art Frisbees, inflatables, a DJ and free food. The event is free with a Purdue student ID.

* A fall concert, featuring 1990s band Simple Plan, will begin at 7 p.m. Friday (Sept. 22) on Slayter Hill. (rain location is Elliott Hall of Music). The concert is co-sponsored by the Purdue Student Concert Committee, Student Fee Advisory Board and the Purdue Student Union Board. The concert is free and open to the public.

* BTN Tailgate, 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday (Sept. 23) at Cary Quad’s front lawn. Join the Big Ten Network and get on TV as they broadcast their football pregame show live on campus. Free donuts, t-shirts and more while supplies last.

* Crowning of the Homecoming king and queen will be at 2:15 p.m. on Saturday (Sept. 23) on the main stage on Stadium Mall. 

* Purdue’s football team will play Michigan at 4 p.m. in Ross-Ade Stadium.

* No parade will be held this year due to the ongoing State Street construction project.

Media contact: Brian Peloza, 765-496-9711,

Source: Angelica McLean, Purdue Memorial Union program adviser, 

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