Even if you're not attending the football game, there's lots of free fun and exiting Homecoming activities this week.

One of the signature events, the University of Montana Homecoming Parade, returns with its modified parade route, from the fairgrounds to the South Campus Stadium area, avoiding all the road and bridge construction work being done on Higgins Avenue. If you are not familiar with this year's route, we have the details here.

Another highlight is the Yell Night Pep Rally, this Friday, September 23, starting at 8:00 p.m., in front of Main Hall on the UM Oval. Everyone is invited to this free event, with recommended free parking on the east side of campus.If you can find Mount Sentinel, you should be able to find parking.

A cool, pleasant Friday evening should be in store, as we cheer on our 3-0 Griz ahead of their Big Sky Conference opener vs. Portland State. The Yell Night Pep Rally packs a lot of activities into the program for all to enjoy.

And what a list of activities it is.

The UM Forestry Department and Woodsmen Club with tend the bonfire.

There will be the traditional lighting of the "M."

UM Campus Chorus members will lead the Singing on the Steps.

The UM Marching Band and Alumni Band will perform.

The Griz Cheer Squad, Dance Team and Mascot Monte will all be there.  

And what would a pep rally be for the football team without the players and coaches? Yep, Grizzly football players will be there. Head coach Bobby Hauck and UM president Seth Bodnar will address the fans.

If you are going to be participating in tailgate party activities Saturday before the game, please stop by the Grizzly Scholarship Association tailgate complex right on Campus Drive across from the north end of Washington-Grizzly Stadium. Griz great Scott Gurnsey and I will be doing the live pregame radio broadcast from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Listen on our PA while you're tailgating and come over and say hi!

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