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UT to celebrate ‘Rocket to the Moon’ Homecoming this week

Ready to have a blast? “Rocket to the Moon, Stars and Beyond” for The University of Toledo’s Homecoming.

A week of events, which includes shows in the Ritter Planetarium, a wine country tour and bonfire, lead up to the Homecoming game 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, when the Rockets take on Western Michigan in the Glass Bowl.

Students will enjoy Festival Day 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, on Centennial Mall with free food, games, music and fun, and they’ll find out the top 10 Homecoming candidates. Also planned is “An Out-of-This-World Rocket Experience” show at Ritter Planetarium 7 and 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, and a bonfire 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, in the Flatlands.

The Homecoming Alumni Gala and Awards Ceremony will take place 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, in the Student Union Auditorium when the Alumni Association will present this year’s Blue T, Gold T and Edward H. Schmidt Young Alum Award, and college and affiliate award winners will be honored. Click here for a full list of award recipients.

The Edward C. Schmakel Homecoming Parade will begin 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at West Bancroft Street and go to Middlesex Drive to Hughes Drive to Cheltenham Road and back on West Bancroft Street.

Click here for a list of events or visit for more information.

Media Coverage
The Independent Collegian (Oct. 2, 2013)
13 ABC (Oct. 7, 2013)

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