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- Homecoming Participation Packet Now Available
- Important Dates
- Check out the Homecoming Royalty
- View Homecoming Events by Date
- Homecoming Events with a Service Component
- Family Weekend
Wednesday, Oct. 3 | Homecoming Royalty Voting
All day | ENGAGE
Thursday, Oct. 4 | Homecoming Royalty Voting
All day | ENGAGE
Friday, Oct. 5 | Announce Top 10 Royalty
On the Homecoming website
Friday, Oct. 12
All Homecoming event forms due on ENGAGE
Fiesta in the Plaza
11:30 A.M.–1 P.M. | MBSC PlazaJoin us for a Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration with music and food from four different countries, Venezuela, Mexico, Puerto Rico and El Salvador! Try a delicious taste of a new culture. FREE food for the first 600 students. Bring your MavCARD.
Food can also be purchased from Maria Bonita and El Arepon.
- El Arepon will have authentic Venezuelan arepas.
- Maria Bonita with have a variety of authentic Mexican tacos.
- Chinchorro Boriqua will have delicious authentic Puerto Rican pinchos.
- Norma’s Pupusas will have authentic Salvadorian pupusas.
Sustained Dialogue: Does Your Vote Count?
MBSC Ballroom | 6 P.M.
Get your organization members to learn more about voting and the civic process. Be able to answer “where does your vote matters, if it does, and why?.” These are some of the questions that you will be answering with fellow Mavericks from across the campus in small table discussions. Gain Homecoming points for attendance. Bonus: Register members to vote before the deadline!
Homecoming Block Party
6 P.M.–9 P.M. | Baxter Arena Lot 27
Join Maverick Productions for a good, old-fashioned block party complete with local Omaha food trucks, limited edition long sleeve t-shirts, inflatables, music and more. Remember to bring your MavCARD to get in on all the fun!
UNO Dance Marathon Fundraiser at Freezing in Aksarben
10/18 – 10/21 | 1918 S 67th Street
Stop by Freezing in Aksarben from October 18th – 21st and 10% of your rolled ice cream purchase will go to UNODM. Offer only valid with the special handbill located on unodancemarathon.com and the Office of Student Involvement. Make sure to bring the handbill and mention Dance Marathon when you go and order.
Clothing for a Cause
11 A.M.–2 P.M. | MBSC Atrium
Need more Maverick gear in your wardrobe? UNO Dance Marathon is hosting their bi-annual Clothing for a Cause event. Stop by the atrium in Milo Bail to pick up affordable MavSWAG and MavGEAR graciously donated by office, organizations and departments across campus! All proceeds will be donated to the Children’s Miracle Network via UNODM.
Spirit Lunch and Banner Judging
11 A.M.–2 P.M. | Nebraska and Aksarben Room (MBSC)
Donate $2 and get lunch and the chance to use your loose change to vote for your favorite banner. All proceeds will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network.
Dinosaurs Take Over Milo Bail – Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom
8 P.M.–10 P.M. | Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom
A free showing of the movie, Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom, along with dinosaurs prizes, and popcorn. The first 200 students get a pillow, blanket, or another comfy item to relax and watch the movie with in the Ballroom.
4 P.M.–5 P.M. | Scott Campus & Aksarben Village
Celebrating 110 years of UNO.
Alumni are invited to walk in the parade or watch as students, grads, the UNO Pep band, homecoming royalty and others march their way through and around UNO's Scott Campus.
Hockey Pregame Party
5:30 P.M.–6:30 P.M. | Baxter Arena (Lot 27)
Join us for free Chick-Fil-A sandwiches and MavSWAG before watching UNO take on Notre Dame. Bring your MavCARD for access to this event.
Omaha Hockey vs. Notre Dame
6:36 P.M. | Baxter Arena
Come find out who will be named UNO’s Homecoming Royalty.
Men’s Soccer Pregame Event
11:30 A.M.–12:30 P.M. | University Village Clubhouse
Join us for Qdoba and MavSWAG before watching UNO take on Florida Gulf Coast University. Bring your MavCARD to swipe.
Men’s Soccer vs. Florida Gulf Coast University
1 P.M. | Caniglia Field
Cheer on the Mavericks at Caniglia Field!
4-6 P.M. | Baxter Arena
Maverick Fans, Alumni and Students are invited to the inaugural Maverick Tailgate.
Omaha Hockey vs. Notre Dame
7:07 P.M. | Baxter Arena
Come out and support your Omaha Team!
Glow Skate on the Holland Ice
7-11 P.M. | Holland Ice at Baxter Arena
Get ready to lace up your skates for Glow Skate! The Holland Ice will be featuring its new lighting system this Saturday for Glow Skate from 7-11 P.M.
Admission will be $10 with skate rental being $3.
Omaha Hockey fans will get half off the admission fee if they show their ticket from Saturday night’s game.
12:30-1 P.M. | DJ’s Dugout, Aksarben Village
First 100 students to sit and cheer in the student section at Baxter Arena will receive a spirit badge. This badge is redeemable after the game is over for a brand new UNO Volleyball Sweatshirt!!!!!
1 P.M. | Baxter Arena
UNO Volleyball vs North Dakota State
Maverick Productions Presents: A Night at Scary Acres
7:30 P.M. | 17272 Giles Road
Enjoy a night at Scary Acres in West Omaha! Tickets are $8 and go on sale on Monday, October 15 in the Student Involvement Office. Limit of two tickets per MavCARD. First come, first served.
11 A.M. – 1 P.M. | MBSC Atrium
Donate an old t-shirt from another university or sports team and you will get a brand new UNO t-shirt. We will not accept UNO t-shirts. We encourage you to donate other teams. All shirts collected will be donated to the Sienna Francis House.
Mavericks Invade Omaha
3 P.M.–7 P.M. | Check-in at 113 MBSC
We are spreading the UNO Homecoming spirit into the Omaha community with Mavericks Invade Omaha. Registered student organizations, fraternities, sororities, residence halls, or students can form a team by pre-registering on ENGAGE.
7 P.M.–9 P.M. | MBSC Ballroom
Come experience the 4th Annual Drag Show on campus. Free food and beverages will be provided, but don’t forget cash for tipping your favorite performers. Student performers with the most tips win the People’s Choice. All tips will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network.
Happy 47th Birthday, Durango!
11 A.M. – 2 P.M. | MBSC Atrium
Join us in celebrating Durango and his birthday! Faculty, staff, and students are invited to enjoy lunch and birthday cake in the MBSC Atrium. Diaper donations are accepted for the 94.1 Omaha diaper drive or $5. Help the Office of Spirit and Tradition hit their goal of 20,000 diapers raised for 2018.
Men’s Soccer Pregame Party
5 P.M. | Pep Bowl
Free chili, fall desserts, soccer games, music, and MavSWAG before the game.
Men’s Soccer vs. Cal State Fullerton
6 P.M. | Caniglia Field
Cheer on the Mavericks at Caniglia Field.
Hypnotist Jim Wand
8 P.M. | CPACS 101
Jim Wand is one of the longest running Homecoming traditions at UNO. He has been coming to our campus for nearly 30 years!
Student Government's Dunk-a-Senator
10 A.M. – 3 P.M. | MBSC Plaza
See if you can make a splash at Student Government's Dunk-a-Senator during Homecoming week! Bring as much cash as you can so you can dunk as many Senators as possible. All proceeds will be donated to the Maverick Food Pantry.
3rd Annual MBSC Halloween Bash – Pumpkin Carving
3 P.M. – 5 P.M. | MBSC Atrium
UNO students come grab a pumpkin and decorate for Halloween. We will provide a wide variety of things to carve or decorate your pumpkin and you can take it home! Fall snacks and fun provided to all.
8 P.M. | H&K Pool
Another Homecoming tradition! Participate on a team or cheer from the stands.
Banner Contest/Spirit Lunch | Proceeds go to Children’s Miracle Network
During the free lunch event in the MBSC, bring your spare change (or spare bills) and vote for the best banner of Homecoming by placing your money into the corresponding jar.
Mavericks Invade Omaha | Proceeds go to Children’s Miracle Network
Teams will pay a $20 application fee.
Shirt Swap | All shirts will be donated to the Sienna Francis House
Donate an old t-shirt from another university or sports team and you will get a brand new UNO winter stocking cap. We will not accept UNO t-shirts. We encourage you to donate other teams.
Clothing For A Cause | Proceeds go to Children’s Miracle Network
Need more Maverick gear in your wardrobe? Student Government, Dance Marathon, and UNO sponsored departments are bringing you affordable Mavs.WAG and MavGEAR.
Drag Show |Proceeds go to Children’s Miracle Network
Bring your singles, fives, and twenties for tipping the performers, student and professional performers.
Happy 47th Birthday Durango | 94.1 Omaha Diaper Drive
Diaper donations are accepted or make a cash donation.
UNO Dance Marathon Fundraiser at Freezing in Aksarben | Proceeds go to Children’s Miracle Network
Stop by Freezing in Aksarben from October 18th – 21st and 10% of your rolled ice cream purchase will go to UNODM.
Homecoming 2018 Sponsors
- Office of Spirit and Tradition
- Multicultural Greek Organizations
- AMS Agency
- UNO Dance Marathon
- Maverick Productions
- Housing and Residence Life
- UNO gender and Sexuality Resource Center
- Student Government
- Raising Canes