BYU students will add their own brand of fun to Homecoming 2014 and its theme, 'Take Flight,' with events as varied as frolicking in True Blue Foam or selecting from several dance options.
Wed.-Fri., Oct. 14-17, Noon, Brigham Square
Student events will begin Tuesday (Oct 14) with a free barbecue at noon in Brigham Square. The Cougar Marching Band will play lead students from the Marriott Center Opening Ceremonies to Brigham Square where they can choose from hot dogs or pulled pork sandwiches.
Wednesday (Oct. 15) will be a time for BYU lovin.’ Enormous letters (B, Y and U, of course) will be available for students to describe what they love about BYU.
Other activities will include Balloon Craze Day Thursday (Oct. 16), where an airplane toss is planned. Students can write a card detailing their dreams and aspirations, which will then be attached to one of hundreds of blue and white balloons and released.
Sports Craze is planned Friday (Oct. 17). In addition to an inflatable large football toss, a couple of surprises are planned. There will be several sports-themed photo opportunities using cardboard cutouts.
True Blue Foam
Wed., Oct. 14, 6-8 p.m., Helaman Field
Wednesday is also a day for True Blue Foam from 6 to 8 p.m. at Helaman Field. One of the most anticipated student events, those participating need to bring student identification. Free True Blue Foam T-shirts will be given to the early arrivers.
Fri., Oct. 17, 8-11 p.m.
Casual, semi-formal and formal dances from 8 to 11 p.m. are planned Friday (Oct. 17).
Away We Go is a casual dance in the Utah Valley University airplane hangar at the Provo airport, 1185 Mike Jensen Parkway, Provo. It can accommodate 1,500 dancers and cost is $5 per person. Light refreshments and flight-related photo opportunities are planned.
The second casual dance, Fly Away, will be at The Wall at 1151 Wilkinson Student Center. There are 250 tickets available and each includes a specialty drink.
Take Flight to the Moon, a semi-formal dance at the Manor at the Shops at Riverwoods is $16 per couple. The Riverwoods is located at 4801 N. University Avenue, Provo. There are 190 tickets available. Featured will be a cookies and milk bar.
First Flight is the formal dance and will cost $25 per couple. It’s located at the Underground, 55 N. University Ave. #140 in Provo. A live band and light refreshment are included in the price. Tickets available will accommodate 150 persons.
Blue Pancake Breakfast
Sat., Oct. 18, 8:30 a.m.
A free blue pancake breakfast will support the Saturday (Oct. 18) events. Serving will begin an hour-and-a-half before the Homecoming parade (likely 8:30 a.m.). Breakfast will be served at the bottom of Maeser stairs, at the Botany Pond, at Cougar Dental parking lot and along Ninth East, at about the halfway point of the J. Reuben Clark law building parking lot.