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The Hobo Week Experience

The Committee has all sorts of fun events planned for you this fall! Become a part of "The Timeless Tradition" by participating in the homecoming events below! Visit each page for more information.

  • One Month Club will kick off Thursday, September 29. We hope you buried the razor with us! Make sure you "check in" for the two week check in.
  • Here in hobo country, we paint the town yellow and blue. Learn how to participate in this year’s Paint the Town event here.
  • Show your organization's school spirit by designing your own button with the Button Design Contest.
  • Put together your hobo gear at the pre-Hobo Week event - Hobo Gear Prep Night
  • Bum-A-Meal is back! Check out information on how to participate as a host home or student group here.
  • Check out UPC's signature Hobo Week event Jacks Got Talent: Cavorts (October 25). More information can be found on Jacks Club Hub!
  • BumFire is back on Tuesday after UPC's Jacks Got Talent. It will be LIT!
  • Start making plans and drawings now! Bum-Over will be in the VBR this year on Wednesday night! Find more information at the page here.
  • Rally at the Rails is moving to Thursday this year! Join Brookings community members for this college take on a classic pep rally. Music, food, games, and Jackrabbits - what more could you ask for?
  • Join the Committee, Jackrabbits, and visitors at the annual Hobo Day Parade on Saturday, October 29!
  • Rounding out the Hobo Week/Day festivities is Residence Hall Programming Council's Hobo Night Live! Hobo Night Live will kick off at 7 p.m. on October 23 in the University Student Union with a comedian at 8:30 PM in the VBR.
  • Wandering always, help our weary pal Wil make it to all 50 states by Hobo Day with our hobo take on the classic flat Stanley activity. Print your Wil here.

Faculty & Staff Dress Up Day

Join in the spirit of homecoming by dressing up in your best hobo day attire on Wednesday, October 26 of Hobo Week! Office teams can submit a photo of their staff dressed up for the chance to win coffee and baked goods from the Hobo Day Committee. Photo submissions for the contest can be submitted to the Committee at by 5:00 PM on October 26 to be eligible for the prize. The Committee will share and showcase all photo submissions on social media.

Hobo Day Coloring Contest

The Hobo Day Committee is partnering up with the SDSU Alumni Association for a hobo coloring contest. Coloring pages and information on how to submit masterpieces for judging are linked below. 

Coloring Pages

Check out this year's Hobo Day merchandise available in the Bookstore and online at the Hobo Day Shoppe!