Columbia College Homecoming

Join us on October 11-16, 2021 for our annual Homecoming celebration! Students, alumni, families, and friends are welcome to attend. 



Cougar Cup (sheet painting for halls), display & judging

Student Commons — 5 p.m.

Cougar Cup is an event where each hall, as well as Cougar Village and commuter students, decorates a banner that will be displayed on campus using the supplies provided (fabric markers, fabric paint, foam brushes, and one large sheet). There are four categories that you can aim for as you are designing your sheet: relevance to theme (outer space), school spirit, creativity, and curveball (surprise us!). You will receive the materials one week in advance. All banners must be complete by Monday, October 11th at 5:00 P.M. The winning hall will receive cookies and a fancy trophy to be displayed! May the best hall win!

2021 Office Decoration Contest 

The 2021 Homecoming Office Decoration Contest is underway! If you would like to participate, please sign up by 4 p.m. CT on Monday, October 4. CCG locations must email pictures to by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 12.
Voting will take place on Wednesday, October 13.
Announcement will be made on Friday during Coronation, October 15, and the Soccer Game, October 16.
As always, if you have questions, please email #wearecc!
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Fourth Annual Color Run

Bass Commons - 5:30 p.m.

One of our most anticipated Homecoming traditions each year that all Cougars are welcome to participate in! Please join us for the 4th Annual Color Run! Remember to WEAR WHITE to this event! Participants can walk/run through the color stations and everyone will finish on Miller Lawn where we will enjoy OUT OF THIS WORLD snacks, music, phot booth, and our annual Color Blast photo!

Social Media Spirit Day

Tune-in to Columbia College's social media outlets all day for exclusive Homecoming-themed giveaways!

  • Twitter (@ColumbiaColg)
  • Instagram (@columbiacollege)

Women's Soccer

R. Marvin Owens Field — 4:30 p.m.

Volleyball game

Southwell Arena — 6:30 p.m.

Men's Soccer

R. Marvin Owens Field — 7 p.m.

CAB Movie Night

New Hall Event Center — 8 p.m.

Come take a break from your busy week and enjoy a feature film & snacks with your fellow Cougars! We will also be passing out Homecoming shirts at this event!

Cosmic Cups & Interstellar Snacks

The Quad — 11:00 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.

Swing by to get your 2021 Homecoming spirit gear! We will be passing out our annual cups, shirts, and snacks at this event!

Colloquium & Reception

Brown Hall — 4 - 6 p.m.

"Being Close and Staying Longer: photographs by Bruce Davidson."

Alumni (1970's cohort) Showcase

Dorsey Gym — 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Come enjoy a live performance and presentation from former 70s alumni cohort group. This will be a fun event for all current and former Cougars to enjoy!

Homecoming Festival

The Quad — 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Open to all campus community. Come join us for our inaugural Homecoming Festival! This event is meant to get all our Cougars into the Homecoming spirit with games, live music, food trucks, & giveaways.
(rain location: Southwell Courts)

  • Food Trucks- students will get ticket vouchers at check-in (all other attendees will have to pay)
  • Outdoor lawn games + inflatables
  • Live music by Felix and the Fingers Dueling Pianos

Shopping Cart Parade

Student Commons to the Quad — 4:30 p.m.

All student organizations and Athletic teams can compete for the winning Shopping Cart Float Display! The parade will begin from the Student Commons and end on the Quad during the Festival. All attendees at the Festival will vote for their favorite shopping cart display! Judging is based off of creativity, cougar pride, and theme.

Athletics Hall of Fame

New Hall Event Center — 6:15 p.m.

  • Social   — 6:15 p.m.
  • Dinner — 7:00 p.m.
  • Induction Ceremony — 7:45 p.m.
Register here

Coronation presentation

Launer Auditorium — 7:30 p.m.

Please join us for our annual Coronation Ceremony as we announce the winners of all our Homecoming Week competitions including Cougar Cup, the Office Decorating Competition, Shopping Cart Parade, announce the 2021 Homecoming Court and crown our next Homecoming Royalty.

REZA, Illusionist

Launer Auditorium — 8 p.m. (sponsored by CAB)

Please join Campus Activities Board for this FREE night of entertainment featuring a spectacular performance by Illusionist, REZA. Ticket are required for attendance and can be picked up from the Student Affairs front desk during normal business hours (AHSC 215).

Women’s Basketball Intersquad Scrimmage

Southwell Arena — 9 a.m.

Women’s Basketball Alumni Game

Southwell Arena - 10 a.m.

St. Clair Society Brunch

Lee Room, Dulany — 10 - 11 a.m.

Men’s Basketball Intersquad Scrimmage

Southwell Arena - 11 a.m.

Softball Alumni Game

Antimi Softball Complex - 11 a.m.

Festivities on the Quad

The Quad — 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m
Students, alumni, family, and friends are invited to join us for live music, caricature artists, face painting, pumpkin decorating and more! All activities are free for alumni, families and friends. Register in advance to receive a special gift!

    Register here
  • The Archives will be open in the lower level of Dorsey Hall.
  • Check out the photography exhibit "Being Close and Staying Longer" by famed photographer Bruce Davidson in Brown Hall.
  • Be sure to visit the Alumni Hospitality Tent! The CCAA has coloring pages for the kids and exclusive alumni merchandise sales available.
  • Take a 30-minute guided campus tour, leaving from the Alumni Hospitality Tent at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Enjoy a tailgate BBQ available from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Men’s Basketball Alumni Game

Southwell Arena — 12 p.m.

Cougar Soccer at R. Marvin Owens Field

R. Marvin Owens Field — 1:30 p.m

The Cougars will take on Lyon College in an AMC doubleheader. The women play first at 1:30 p.m., followed by the men at 4:00 p.m.

Fall Formal

Columbia Country Club — 8:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

One of our most beloved student traditions is our annual Fall Formal dance held off campus. This event will only be available to current students, and tickets will be required. Students are encouraged to dress up and enjoy a DJ, refreshments, and photos. Ticket are required for attendance and can be picked up from the Student Affairs front desk during normal business hours (AHSC 215). 8pm shuttled will department from Campus to the event. No outside guests are allowed to attend.


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.