Columbia College Homecoming

Join us on October 3-8, 2022 for our annual Homecoming celebration! Students, alumni, families, and friends are welcome to attend. 



Student Spirit Week starts!

Paint the Paws 

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: Each Residential Hall, Commuters will meet in the Student Commons

Gather at your Residential Hall, enjoy some pizza, and paint cougar paw prints throughout each parking lot and sidewalk!

2022 Office Decoration Contest 

The 2022 Homecoming Office Decoration Contest will start on Monday, October 3rd. More information about signups, contest rules, and judging will be sent out in the fall.

5th Annual Color Run

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: Check – in on Bass Commons by Rogers Gate

First come, first served FREE White Shirts!

Participants can walk/run through the course!

CAB Movie & Bonfire

Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Location: Miller Lawn/Amphitheater

Come hang out by the fire, enjoy some s’mores, and watch a movie with the Campus Activity Board.

Hall of Fame Athletics Event

Time: 6:15 - 7:00 p.m.

Location: New Hall Event Center 

Ice Cream Social

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: Quad

Come enjoy an Ice Cream Bar, Games, Music, and Free Campfire Bowls to the first 100 students to come!

Homecoming Festival

Time: 3:30pm – 5:30pm

Location: Quad

Come join us for our second annual Homecoming Festival. Get into the Homecoming spirit with games, live music, food trucks, and giveaways.

  • Food Trucks – students will get a ticket voucher located at the check-in tables (all other attendees must purchase their food)
  • Live music by Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos
  • Outdoor Lawn Games and Inflatables
  • 4:00 pm parade through the Quad


Who will be crowned!?

  • Come see during the Volleyball Game

Women’s Volleyball Game vs William Penn

Time: 5:00pm

Location: Southwell Gym

CC Community Sand Volleyball Tournament

This year we will host a CC Community Sand Volleyball Tournament open to all students, faculty, staff, and families! More information on sign ups, tournament rules, and more to come! 

Volleyball Sign Up Here!

Festivities on the Quad

10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Join us for live music from SoulRoot, caricature artists, face painting, pumpkin decorating, kettle corn cooked on-site, and a tailgate lunch. All activities are free for Alumni, students, families and friends.

  • Alumni Hospitality Tent  – The Columbia College Alumni Association is excited to welcome all alumni back to Columbia. Stop by to reconnect with old friends, enjoy refreshments and purchase alumni merchandise!
  • Archives – The Archives will be open in the lower level of Dorsey Hall from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • It’s tailgate time! – Enjoy a Tailgate BBQ lunch available from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Art Exhibits in Brown Hall – Edward C. Collings, CC Professor Emeritus will be showing photography and sculpture in the Sidney Larson Gallery and the Greg Hardwick Gallery will be exhibiting hand painted signs by Jesse Howard (1885-1983)
  • Sand Volleyball Tournament  – the tournament will be played on the sand volleyball court on Miller Lawn. Stop by and cheer on your favorite team!

Fall Formal 

8:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Broadway Hotel

Tickets are available at Student Affairs (2nd Floor of the Student Commons) 

A shuttle will be available throughout the evening, picking up and dropping off at New Hall

Dress is Semi-formal/ cocktail attire


Women’s Basketball Scrimmage/Alumni Game

Southwell Arena —  10 a.m.

Softball Alumni Game

Antimi Softball Complex  — 11 a.m.

Volleyball Alumni Game

Southwell Arena — 12 p.m.

Baseball Alumni Game

Atkins Baseball Complex — 12 p.m.

Women's Soccer vs CBC

The Marv — 12 p.m

Men's Soccer vs CBC

The Marv — 2:30 p.m

Men’s Basketball Scrimmage

Southwell Arena — 5 p.m.

Men’s Basketball Alumni Game

Southwell Arena — 6 p.m.


We recommend you make room reservations ahead of time to make sure you have a pleasant stay. Below are some lodging options in Columbia:

Stoney Creek Inn

2601 S. Providence Rd.
Columbia, Mo 65203
(573) 442-6400

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Drury Plaza Hotel - Columbia East

3100 Interstate 70 Dr. SE
Columbia, Mo 65201
(800) 325-0720

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The Tiger Hotel

23 S. 8th Street
Columbia, Mo 65201
(573) 875-8888

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For additional hotel information, contact the Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau at (800) 652-0987.