The university has thoughtfully provided a schedule of its 2015 homecoming events and expected noise impacts (PDF). Most of the events, including fireworks, will be held on Saturday October 17.
Highlights from Jim Settle, associate vice chancellor for student affairs:
- Traffic: Expect increased congestion beginning in the morning of Saturday, October 17. The annual 5K race/run/walk/roll will include on-campus street closures, which may cause traffic to divert to nearby neighborhood streets. The main homecoming events start at 4 p.m. and will generate significant traffic into the campus.
- Fireworks: After the men’s soccer match on Saturday, October 17. “Although we cannot determine the exact time for the start, we expect fireworks will start around 9 p.m. and take approximately 20 minutes,” Settle says. “We have asked the company to limit the number of ‘flash-bang’ fireworks, but the licensed operator selects the actual fireworks based on weather and atmospheric conditions, so we have limited control.”
- Band/Music: On Friday, October 16 and Saturday, October 17, a DJ will play music outdoors until 9 p.m. Friday, the music starts at 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 3:30 p.m.