Many local businesses downtown enjoy participating in this annual Homecoming tradition.
Every year, Greek houses construct Homecoming decorations and invite the community to come out and view them.
Redshirt sophomore Jonah Dubinski: “It’s really cool because people I knew growing up or distant relatives would always come into town for Homecoming and now they get to come and watch me”
The Tigers, who attempt to put their early-season struggles behind them this week, will also have to get past another hurdle: last year’s Homecoming defeat.
The 15-point underdogs will take home a $1.3 million payout from the University of Missouri.
On Homecoming weekend, old band members get the opportunity to relive the collegiate band experience with a pre-game performance.
With overtime wins, multiple tie games and big upsets, Mizzou Homecoming has been a wild ride in years past.
The Columbia staple strives to serve the community as best as possible for Homecoming.
LBC President Shelby Anderson: “It's open to anyone who wants to celebrate black students and understand the history of them not being allowed to participate in the homecoming festivities Mizzou hosted.”
Homecoming Parade Committee member Abrea Mizer: “We’ve been working really hard to make sure the parade will run smoothly and to make it as quick as possible, yet still enjoyable for everyone.”
Superfan Shannon Fennell: “Find your niche, I want you to love it here because I love it here.”
Head’s participation in the Mizzou Alumni Association Homecoming came a cost as he missed the Legion of Black Collegians’ Homecoming events.
“She’s never apologized for who she is,” PHA VP of Programming Abby Flores said.
“I do see the divide on campus, and I do see how my presence on campus is political and the fact that there are a lot of people who don’t want me here or don’t see me fit to participate in Mizzou’s anything … I don’t necessarily feel welcome all the time,
Columbia Pachyderms President Fred Berry tweeted about his view of the “Delta Gamma VNB’s,” which the Mizzou College Democrats interpreted to mean “very nice butts.”
“It’s great to see the fraternity system and the sorority system working hand in hand,” Assistant Athletic Director and Phi Gamma Delta member Gary Link said.
MU started the Homecoming tradition back in 1911.
Led by its drum majors, MU’s marching band continues a 130-year tradition.
Love said he attributes his drive to his parents.
Stevenson is currently working on a documentary about people of color in nature and conservation.