Members of MarooNation everywhere and members of the Springfield area community are invited to join the celebration of Missouri State University’s “Let the Good Times Roar” Homecoming. Student Homecoming activities are scheduled Oct. 14-18 and alumni and community events are Oct. 17-18.

Those who attend any Homecoming event are invited to comment and post pictures using the Twitter or Instagram hashtag #BearsHomecoming.

Oct. 17

It’s Homecoming week for Missouri State University. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has more about what students, alumni and local residents are looking forward to.

Numerous events lead up to Saturday's big game, like the Homecoming Rockstar Competition, chili cook-off, and a pep rally.

Julie Ebersold, executive director of alumni relations at MSU, says a special awards ceremony will honor those alumni, faculty and staff who exemplify MSU’s mission of public affairs. She says Saturday, Homecoming Day, has something for everyone.