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Homecoming HQ

Sat, 2 Nov 2013 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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A JMU tailgate is a perfect place to spend a fall Saturday on campus. We'll have food trucks available to purchase food, plus plenty of giveaway items and a DJ. Mix and mingle with JMU celebrities or meet up with your reunion group. Guided campus tours will be leaving from HQ at 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

The Homecoming HQ tent is located on Godwin Field, right in front of Bridgeforth Stadium. The location is open to the public and no admission is required.

Special Guests

11-12:15: College of Business Dean Mary Gowan

11:30-12:15: JMU President Jonathan Alger

12:30-1: JMU President Emeritus Ronald Carrier

1-1:30: JMU men's basketball coach Matt Brady

PLUS appearances by the JMU cheerleaders and Duke Dog!


  • Airbrush tattoos and facepainting for "children of all ages" will be provided by Mark Powell, Xtreme 15 Airbrush Tanning & Tattoos. Mark and Bonnie Powell will be celebrating their 15th year airbrushing JMU fans on Homecoming Weekend, so be sure to stop by!
  • Cornhole
  • DJ
  • Contests for “Most Spirited Adult”, “Most Spirited Child”, and more!
  • Photo Booth

The JMU Bookstore will be selling items from the bookstore during the tailgate so be sure to stop by and get some purple for your wardrobe.


The following colleges will have information tables set up at Homecoming Headquarters.  Be sure to stop by, say hi to your professors and grab some information about your college!

  • School of Liberal Arts Alumni (alumni who majored in Anthropology, Foreign Languages, English, History, Philosophy, Religion, and Sociology)

  • School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management

  • College of Business

  • College of Education

  • College of Integrated Science and Engineering

Food Vendors

  • Baker’s Dozen Donuts
  • Domino’s Pizza
  • Nicecream (nitro ice cream)
  • East Garden dumplings
  • Grilled Cheese Mania
  • Cupcake Company
  • Chick-fil-A

Reunion Groups