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Mitakihara Homecoming 2056: Get Lucky!

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Mitakihara Homecoming 2056: Get Lucky!

By Shinobu Kawanishi
The Daily Magi
September 18, 2056


Mitakihara University's signature event returns this week to campus: the annual Homecoming Week, celebrating the storied history of Mitakihara University Athletics and a celebration of the unique traditions that define Canada's premier urban research university since 2010. It is one of the largest draws to the city, attracting 500,000 to Mitakihara Town over the course of the week. This year's Homecoming Theme is "Get Lucky."

This year's Homecoming Chair is Oscar Cruz Estes, a senior engineering major from Tepic, Mexico. Cruz was excited when asked about this year's Homecoming Week.

"Luck, according to our tradition, is the crossroads of hard work meeting opportunity, and this year, we are prepared to get lucky and take advantage of the luck we get as Mitakihara students," Cruz said. "This is also a nod to the contributions of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, also known as Daft Punk, for their contributions to the Arts programs at Madoka."

A number of events will take place leading up to the Homecoming Game against the Boise State Broncos on September 23, 2056 at 1:00 p.m. PT/4:00 p.m. ET. The game will be televised by City, TVA Sports, The Mtn., NHK and BBC. 

The Schedule is as follows:
(all times in PT)

Tuesday, September 19

8:00 a.m. - Morning Prayers to Madoka - Madoka Chapel
Speaker: Bishop Peter John Massey
Roman Catholic Diocese of Auckland

12 p.m. - Homecoming Registration Opens - Kaname Hall (Administration Building)
Registered participants must check in here for their Passport and vouchers for the Saturday Homecoming Barbecue at Mitakihara Stadium Parking Lot.
All Day - Museums: Spend the afternoon visiting one of the Mitakihara Museums. Admission is free with your Homecoming Passport.
* Nissin Museum of Ramen, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Hayao Miyazaki Museum of Art 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., miyazaki.madoka.ca
* Mitakihara Museum of Puella Magi, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
-Museums open all day Wednesday, Thursday Friday and Saturday

Madoka Garden: Find your peace of mind visiting the Madoka Garden, located next to the Madoka Chapel. Admission is free with your Homecoming Passport. Open 6 a.m. to sunset, all week.

Libraries: Admission is free at the following locations with your Homecoming Passport:
* Yuuki Library, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* Saito Library 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Special Exhibit at Saito Library: The Mystique of Electronic Funk. For more information, please visit the Saito Library website.
Libraries open all day Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

1 p.m. Classes: Participants are invited to sit in on a variety of undergraduate classes:
Classes TBA, see University Web Site

2 p.m. and 3 p.m. - Mizuhashi Library Tours
Take a guided tour of the Mizuhashi Library at the Mitakihara School of Graduate Studies. Tours will meet at the reception area inside the front door and will leave at 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Space on each tour is limited.

3 p.m. - Open band practice
Mitakihara Director of Bands, Dr. Mary Cochran holds a special band practice with members of the Marching Ultimates, the university's marching band.

3:30 p.m. Campus tours led by The Society
The Society/La Societe is the premiere student-run organization that is dedicated to serving the Mitakihara University community and is owned and operated by the Mitakihara Associated Students. Tours are conducted in English, French and Japanese.
1. Mitakihara General Tour
2. Beyond The Campus: Madoka Square, The Dorms and More
3. Touring the Madoka Garden: Something for Everybody
(also will take place on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)
4:30 p.m. Campus tours led by The Society/La Societe
1. Mitakihara Athletic Facilities
2. Madoka Architecture: To Bold and Beautiful
3. Madoka Garden Tea Ceremony (refreshments provided)
(also will take place on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)

5 p.m. - Nonaka House Association's Postmeridie Lecture and Award
Honoring Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo. Featuring Thomas's son, Roxan Bangalter
Presentation of Award, Dr. Homura Akemi, Chancellor of Mitakihara University, Tsukino Centre (Doors open at 4:30.)

Wednesday, September 20
9 a.m.- 3 p.m. - Homecoming Registration - Kaname Hall (Administration Building)
Registered participants must check in here for their Passport and vouchers for the Saturday Homecoming Barbecue at Mitakihara Stadium Parking Lot.

5 p.m. - Mitakihara University Glee Club Concert
Tickets required: $45 for adults, S30 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased directly through the Mitakihara Box Office by phone at (250) 4MADOKA or online at the box office website.

Thursday, September 21
9 a.m.- 3 p.m. - Homecoming Registration - Kaname Hall (Administration Building)
Registered participants must check in here for their Passport and vouchers for the Saturday Homecoming Barbecue at Mitakihara Stadium Parking Lot

7 p.m. - Mitakihara University Rugby vs. Chile Men's National Team
Battle for the Arrow Of Light, Sakura Bowl Stadium. Tickets required: $60 for adults, $40 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased directly through the Mitakihara Box Office by phone at (250) 4MADOKA or online at the box office website.

5 p.m. - Men's Water Polo vs. Pacific
The Amagami Campus Pool

7 p.m. - Men's Handball vs. Texas
Urobuchi Fieldhouse, Akagi Court

7:30 p.m. - Sprint Football vs. Army
Hakurei Centre

Friday, September 22
9 a.m.- 3 p.m. - Homecoming Registration - Kaname Hall (Administration Building)
Registered participants must check in here for their Passport and vouchers for the Saturday Homecoming Barbecue at Mitakihara Stadium Parking Lot.

5 p.m. - Women's Volleyball vs. British Columbia
Battle for the Cup of Life. Exhibition, Anderson Court, Marisa Kirisame Pyramid

Approx. 8 p.m. - Pep Rally at Anderson Court, Marisa Kirsame Pyramid
Following the Women's Volleyball game vs. the British Columbia Thunderbirds, the 2056 Mitakihara Magi Football Team will be introduced. Speeches by head coach Tatsuya Kaname, offensive team captain Hearst Helmsley, defensive team captain Nick Malceski, athletic director Mami Tomoe and university chancellor Homura Akemi will be made.

9 p.m. - Evening activities
Visit the Inu Daruma Pub or your favorite restaurant at the Campus.
The Meeting: Special gathering for Roseluck Arrow Boosters and Men About Town at McGann's, cash bar @ 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 23
5:00 - 8:30 a.m. - Breakfast at the Dorms - Passport holders are invited to enjoy a hot breakfast at the dorm of their choice. Pay at the door (cash please), cost is $15 per person.

8 a.m. - Morning Prayers to Madoka - Madoka Chapel
Speaker: Cardinal Joaquin Sanchez Bandini
Roman Cathoic Archdiocese of Buenos Aires

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Homecoming Headquarters and Registration- Rei Ayanami Field
Registered participants must check in here for their Passport and vouchers for the Saturday Homecoming Barbecue at Mitakihara Stadium Parking Lot.

9:00 a.m. Men's Soccer vs. Furman
Hirasawa Field

11 a.m. Women's field hockey vs. New Hampshire
Rei Ayanami Field

12:00 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. South Carolina
Hirasawa Field

9 a.m. to kickoff Pre-Game Tailgate at Athletics
Pack a picnic and set up a tailgate with your friends prior to the Mitakihara-Boise State football game. The Madoka Tailgate Area will be located inside Gate 13. Cars can park here for $30, payable on-side. Tailgate is permitted for 2 hours prior to kickoff and for one hour following the game. More information can be found at the Athletics website.

1 p.m. Football Kick-Off
Cheer on the Mitakihara Magi as they take on the Boise State Broncos. A block of tickets for Madoka Homecoming is currently reserved through the Mitakihara Athletic Ticket Office. Tickets are required and cost $18 each, children ages 12 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased directly through the Mitakihara Box Office by phone at (250) 4MADOKA or online at the box office website.

11:00 a.m. - 4th quarter - Homecoming Barbecue
Barbecue in the Mitakihara Stadium Parking Lot, Gates 7-9. A voucher for the "Ika's BBQ Fan Zone" is included in your Homecoming registration price. Please be sure to check-in at the Homecoming registration desk to receive your meal ticket. Drinks will be sold separately on-site. A variety of family a children's activities will be offered in the "Fan Zone," including face painting, music, sports games, prizes and raffles.

5:00 p.m. Women's Ice Hockey vs. McGill
Battle for the Sis Puella Magica Cup. Exhibition game, MetroTech Shanarena

8:00 p.m. - A Symphony of Autumn
Presented by the Mitakihara University Philharmonic (MadoPhil), Tsukino Centre.
Ticket Required: Regular: $45.00, $35.00, $30.00;
Students: $25.00, $20.00, $15.00; Seniors (65+): $20.00,
$15.00, $10.00.
Tickets can be purchased directly through the Mitakihara Box Office by phone at (250) 4MADOKA or online at the box office website.

Sunday, September 24
9:00 a.m. - Mitakihara 10K Run/Walk for Life
Get ready to put on your running or walking shoes and take a cruise around the different places on campus and in Mitakihara. The route starts at Magia Quad and will weave around the city before ending at Madoka Square. Registration is $60.00 ($30.00 for students with ID) at the Magia Quad tent from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. All proceeds benefit the BC Cancer Foundation. Refreshments and medals will be provided at finish line.

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