‘Fly Your Way Back Home:’ Ball State Celebrating Homecoming Oct. 18-23

What could be more fun than watching the annual bed race? Photo providedWhat could be more fun than watching the annual bed race? Photo provided

By BSU Marketing & Communications—

MUNCIE, Indiana – Ball State University is celebrating 95 years of Homecoming next week, with festivities beginning Monday, Oct. 18, through the Cardinal football team’s Oct. 23 home matchup against rival Miami University at Scheumann Stadium.

The theme for this year’s Homecoming is “Fly Your Way Back Home,” an appropriate sentiment after the challenges of the past couple years, according to Michelle Johnson, Director of Alumni Engagement, Student, Young Alumni, and Athletics Programs at the Ball State University Foundation.

“We are excited to welcome our Cardinals back to campus for a much-needed week of fun and exciting in-person events and traditions,” Ms. Johnson said. “We would like to thank our Alumni Association and our student-run Homecoming Steering Committee for all their hard work to bring together new and familiar faces alike as we celebrate our Ball State pride.”

This Fall’s Homecoming Week schedule is as follows:

Monday, October 18

Tuesday, October 19

Wednesday, October 20

  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Homecoming Blood Drive: Schedule a time online to donate blood in the Pruis Hall lobby
  • 4:00 p.m.: Alumni Virtual Panel via Zoom—a live webinar for alumni, by alumni, to learn ways to stay involved and engaged. Register for the link.

Thursday, October 21

Friday, October 22

  • 11:00 a.m.: Homecoming Alumni & Friends Golf Outing at The Players Club. Registration is open.
  • Noon: Bed Race on Riverside Avenue (or catch the live stream on Ball State’s social media pages)

Saturday, October 23


The student Homecoming Steering Committee planned the week’s events under the direction of Alumni Association advisers. For more information, visit bsu.edu/homecoming or contact the Homecoming office at 765-285-1083 or homecoming@bsu.edu.


About Ball State

Founded in 1918 and located in Muncie, Ball State University is one of Indiana’s premier universities and an economic driver for the state. Ball State’s 21,600 students come from all over Indiana, the nation, and the world. The 790-acre campus is large enough to accommodate first-rate facilities and 19 NCAA Division I sports, but our welcoming and inclusive campus is small enough to ensure the friendliness, personal attention, and access that are the hallmarks of the University. Destination 2040: Our Flight Path establishes Ball State’s ambitious goals for our second century. We Fly!