Happy Homecoming Week to all University of Montana alumnae and of course everyone  else in Griz Nation.

There are lots of different gatherings, competitions and ceremonies during the week, but here are a few highlights that folks really like to be a part of:

Friday, September 30  YELL NIGHT PEP RALLY Takes place on the UM Oval, starting at 8:00 p.m. Activities include a bonfire, signing on the steps, the lighting of the "M" and on campus fireworks show.

Friday, September 30  ALL-ALUMNI SOCIAL Happens at the Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown from 7:00 - Midnight, featuring an appearance by the UM Marching Band.

Saturday, October 1 THE HOMECOMING HUSTLE 5K RUN  Starts at 9:45 a.m. just ahead of the parade. Race starts at Higgins and Broadway, downtown Missoula.

Saturday, October 1 THE UM HOMECOMING PARADE  Starts at 10:00 a.m.beginning on Higgins Avenue in downtown Missoula and moving south to University Avenue. This year's theme is "Under the Big Sky." Lots of good vantage points on the entire route!

Saturday, October 1  MONTANA GRIZZLY FOOTBALL VS. SOUTHERN UTAH  kicks off at 2:30 p.m. Plenty of time between the parade and game for a less stressful fan experience.

Well Griz fans, there's a few of the biggies to look forward to. If you have questions about any events or activities, our friends at the University of Montana Alumni Office are a great resource. And as always, GO GRIZ!     DB