Homecoming by the Numbers
Mizzou Homecoming 2012 is in the books. The Tigers defeated the Kentucky Wildcats 33-10 for their first SEC win, but the Homecoming celebration included much more than the football game.
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Here is just some of what we accomplished together this year:
5,105: Units of blood collected in the Homecoming Blood Drive
Mizzou annually hosts one of the largest multi-day drives in the nation as part of the Homecoming festivities. Did you know that dozens of satellite drives are hosted around the country, as well? The on-campus drive and satellite drives combined to collect 5,105 units of blood for the American Red Cross.
107,986: Meals worth of food donated to the Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri
Students and alumni collected 29,308 pounds of food and $7,863 which equates to another 117,946 pounds the Food Bank can acquire.
305 and 21: Volunteers and alumni organizations who participated in the Day of Service
On October 20, Tigers across the country joined together to give back to their local communities in the name of Mizzou Homecoming. In Columbia, 305 students volunteered at local agencies such as the Central Missouri Humane Society, Habitat for Humanity, and the Salvation Army. Across the country, 21 alumni organizations participated in a variety of projects to serve their local communities.
5,000: People in attendance at the inaugural Homecoming concert
Following the conclusion of campus decorations, recording artists Imagine Dragons performed a free concert for Mizzou students and alumni in front of the MU Student Center. More than 5,000 people attended the concert perhaps making it a new Homecoming tradition. Just prior to the concert, more than 25,000 people attended the Homecoming campus decorations.
20,000: Alumni and fans who attended the Homecoming Parade presented by CenturyLink
The 2012 parade started just before sunrise at 7:00 am. A record number of entries - 170 - made their way throughout campus and the downtown area as part of the annual parade.
39: Temperature at kickoff
Despite the weather, more than 67,000 fans attended the Homecoming football game to watch the Tigers post a 33-10 victory over the Kentucky Wildcats. The victory was the Tigers' first as a member of the Southeastern Conference.
19: Number of Greek and Campus Organizations who placed in the top 5 overall in the Homecoming Competition
Congratulations to Alpha Epsilon Pi and Chi Omega which won first place overall in the Greek category and Johnston and Wolpers Halls which won first place overall in the campus organization category. For a full list of winners, click here.
Explore MIZZOU magazine's 2012 Homecoming overview.