With a 1990s “Fresh Raiders of the ’Boro” theme, the 2017 MTSU Homecoming offered plenty of festivities for students, alumni and Blue Raider supporters.
The Office of Alumni Relations held events Friday and Saturday, Oct. 6-7, including the Golden Raiders Reunion and recognition of Distinguished Alumni.
The Student Government Association’s homecoming staff planned a full week of activities from a “Skate Back to the ’90s” event on Oct. 2 in the Campus Recreation Center to Saturday’s homecoming football game between Middle Tennessee and visiting Florida International in Floyd Stadium, which MTSU won convincingly 37-17.
Homecoming is a way for students, alumni and friends of the university to celebrate the decades of traditions — food, fun and fellowship at various activities — leading to the game. “The Fresh Raiders of the ’Boro” theme was a takeoff on the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” television sitcom, which aired from 1990 to 1996.
“It’s the best weekend for all ages to be on campus,” said Rhonda King, alumni relations assistant director.
“Whether you graduated five months ago, are celebrating your Golden Raider year or want to relive your college days as a 1990s grad, there is something for you.”
Alex Lineberry, homecoming director for the SGA, was “excited for everyone to come out to all of these events, especially our kickoff, ‘Skate Back to the ’90s.’”
— Randy Weiler (Randy.Weiler@mtsu.edu)