Homecoming

October 25-27, 2018

Make plans to join us for Homecoming 2018, October 25-27.

Murray State alumni from all over the world are invited to return to campus for all of the Homecoming festivities including special class reunions, the Homecoming parade, Tent City and, of course, the football game and crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen.

Regardless of when you were a student at Murray State, this will always be your home. Go Racers!

Parade entry details are included in the SGA packet found here. The deadline for entry is Oct. 19, 2018.

Check back for more information.

Event Schedule (subject to change)

Click the arrow for more information, or download a printable schedule here.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

6:30 p.m.
Take Me Out to the Museum: A Night of Baseball with MLB Coach Mark Riggins
Wrather Museum

Thursday, October 25, 2018

5-8 p.m.
A Taste of the Arts Dinner and Auction

Friday, October 26, 2018

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Hall of Benefactors open

8 a.m.
OSH breakfast, networking and Flash Seminars

11 a.m.
OSH Anniversary Celebration with faculty and staff

11 a.m.
Lambda Chi Alpha golf tournament

11:30 a.m.
Hutson School of Agriculture: Dean's Circle Luncheon


4 p.m.
Homecoming 2018: Homecoming Run

4:30 p.m.
Department of Applied Health and Sciences social
Big Apple Cafe

5 p.m.
OSH Networking at Big Apple Cafe

5-7 p.m.
School of Nursing Alumni and Friends Homecoming Reception

6 p.m.
Lambda Chi Alpha social hour at Sid Easley Alumni Center

6 p.m.
Class of 1968 Golden Anniversary Dinner

6-9 p.m.
Hutson School of Agriculture 56th Annual Homecoming
Cherry Expo Center


7-10 p.m.
Young Alumni Meet and Greet
Tap 216


7 p.m.
African American Alumni Friday Meet and Greet Welcome Dinner
Murray Banquet Center

7 p.m.
Alpha Sigma Phi - Delta Tau Meet and Greet
Alpha Sigma Phi House

7:30 p.m.
50th Anniversary Banquet for Lambda Chi Alpha

8 p.m.
Murray State Jazz Orchestra Swing Dance

9 p.m.
African American Alumni Old School Dance
Murray Banquet Center
All are welcome, special guests former members of the 20 Grand Club

Saturday, October 27, 2018

8 - 9:30 a.m.
COEHS Breakfast

8 a.m.
MClub Breakfast


9:30 a.m.
Homecoming Parade

10 a.m.
Baseball Alumni Game (Batting Practice)

10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Wrather West Kentucky Museum exhibits open
Vintage tees for sale

10:30 a.m.
Race for the Homecoming Cup, Murray State Rowing (Alumni vs. Varsity)
MSU Boathouse at Kenlake

10:30 a.m.
Kappa Delta alumnae tea
Kappa Delta House

11 a.m.
Murray Christian Fellowship 50th Anniversary Celebration
Campus House, RSVP to anpenn7@gmail.com by Oct. 13

11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Tent City

2:30 p.m.
Annual Student Government Association Homecoming Picture
Located South End Steward Stadium under scoreboard


Pre-game
Coronation of the Homecoming King and Queen


3 p.m.
Football Game
MSU vs. Jacksonville State

 
 
6:30 p.m.
Rowing Team reception 
Dan Lavit's House (1321 Olive Blvd.)
 

7 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
NPHC Homecoming Step Show

9 p.m.
African American Alumni Homecoming Dance Gala (featuring DJ Jiza)
Spring Hill Suites
sponsored by `70s, `80s and `90s alumni
All are welcome, special guests former members of the 20 Grand Club

Reunions

Golden Reunion

Golden Reunion group eating dinnerCalling all graduates of the Class of ’68! Do you ever think about your college roommate, or the person who sat by you in class? What about a sister you shared a bond with or a brother who guided you along the first year? Reunions are a special time for renewing friendships and making more memories. We have some special events planned for you on Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27, including a campus tour, anniversary dinner, reserved seating at the Homecoming parade and of course, the big game on Saturday afternoon! Registration is open till Oct. 19. Please call 1-800-758-8510 for more information.

Football Alumni Reunion

Stewart StadiumMake plans to join former teammates for Racer Homecoming this fall, Oct. 26-27!  Celebrate the best of Racer football experiences during Homecoming 2018.  Relive the thrilling wins, last second victories and so much more by gathering with Racers from all years!  For more information about the reunion and plans call Steve Harrell at 270-809-3430. Registration is open till September 21, 2018.

OSH 40th Anniversary Reunion

The Department of Occupational Safety and Health at Murray State University will celebrate its 40th Anniversary, on Friday, October 26, 2018 (Homecoming Weekend). We invite OSH friends and alumni to join us at the Collins Center for Industry and Technology for safety flash seminars and festivities, followed by an Open House where you can catch up with OSH friends, visit with your professors, and tour classrooms and labs.  View registration details and an attendee list here.

Lambda Chi Alpha 50th Anniversary Reunion

Celebrate 50 years of Chops at Murray State University this Homecoming! We invite alumni from across the decades to join us for a special weekend full of activities, reminiscing, celebrating and networking with generations of Lambda Chi brothers. Check out the registration and attendee list details here.

Baseball Alumni Reunion

Baseball reunionStarted in the 1970s by Hall of Fame Head Coach Johnny Reagan, the Baseball Alumni gathering has been one of the most consistent groups to return to campus for Homecoming each year. The Murray State Baseball team has recorded 11 OVC Championships in program history. The reunion combines players from all eras and includes a small gathering Friday night to watch the current team’s inter squad scrimmage, Batting Practice on Saturday at 10 a.m. followed by an alumni luncheon. For more information, contact the Murray State athletics office at 270-809-6800.

The Big Day

 

Parade

Dunker at Homecoming paradeSaturday morning, October 27, beginning at 9:30 a.m., handcrafted floats line up around the Murray square and student organizations parade along Main Street to Murray State’s campus, greeting and passing out candy and party favors to the other students and residents crowding the street. Special participants of interest include Racer One, marching bands (especially Racer Band) and political candidates. This year, we’re honored to welcome Murray State University graduates, Melvin and Rita Henley who will serve as parade grand marshals. 

Stay tuned for line up instructions, registration information, and more.

A live stream of the parade will be available on the Murray State University Facebook page.  

 

Tent City

Tent CityEvery homecoming football game needs a good round of tailgating before kickoff, but Murray State has its own approach to meeting and greeting. Held annually since 1989, Tent City houses nearly 50 organizations set up on the east side of the track at Roy Stewart Stadium. The tents represent a multitude of Murray State groups, from Greek organizations and student clubs to academic departments and residential colleges. The organizations use Tent City as a chance to mingle with alumni and raise funds for their semester activities, while also providing entertainment for homecoming spectators. Be sure to stop by the Murray State Alumni Association tent during Tent City for fun games, activities, special appearances by Murray State celebrities and more surprises! View the Tent City map here.

Royalty

Homecoming King and Queen 2016One of the many highlights of Homecoming weekend is the announcement of the homecoming court. The coronation of Homecoming King and Queen will take place Saturday afternoon, Oct. 27, at Roy Stewart Stadium before kickoff at 3 p.m. 

Football Game

Football gameJoin Racer Nation on Saturday afternoon to cheer Murray State on to victory against Jacksonville State University! Kick-off at Roy Stewart Stadium is set for 3 p.m.

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