Homecoming 2020

Healthy at Home(coming) – October 26-31

We invite Racer alumni all over the globe to celebrate Homecoming with us throughout the week of October 26-31. From Tent City to campus tours and trivia to wine tasting, the Murray State Office of Alumni Relations, in collaboration with the Campus Activities Board and Racer Athletics, is organizing a robust schedule of virtual, in-person and hybrid activities!

In a nod to the state of Kentucky’s Healthy at Home initiative to slow the spread of COVID-19, the University is coining the phrase “Healthy at Home(coming).” Any planned in-person activities will follow the University’s Racer Safe and Healthy Guidelines and others will be reimagined virtually in a way that allows for participation wherever alumni call home. The theme this year is “We are Racers.”

As time, location, expense and travel provide no limitations to the celebration this year, Homecoming 2020 provides us with the unique opportunity to engage with alumni all over the world. Even time-honored traditions like Tent City and Friday night Greek gatherings will be re-envisioned virtually, with perhaps a few surprises. 

More events will be added as details become available. Events scheduled thus far include (subject to change): 

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Virtual 5K shirt and medal

Virtual 5K

Participate in the inaugural virtual Healthy at Home(coming) Racer Run 5K.

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Dr. Bob Jackson and Karen Jackson

Virtual Campus Tour

Starting Homecoming week join President Dr. Bob (’85) and First Lady Karen (’84) Jackson on a tour around campus.

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Students sand beds as part of MLK Day of Service project 2020

Global Week of Service

Serve your local community along with thousands of others across Racer Nation.

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Sign up for single day events

October 27

Trivia Event

Hosted by Trivia Hub

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October 29

Wine Tasting

Hosted by Dr. Randall Black, College of Fine Arts and Humanities.

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October 30

Alumni vs. Students Esports Tournament

Hosted by the Racer Esports Club

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Interact with Other Racers

October 26-31

Reunions

Virtual Golden Reunion featuring memories of the class of 1970
Virtual Football Reunion
Virtual Tent City
Virtual Greek Night
HSOA Reunion

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October 31

Student Activities

Parade of Banners
Coronation

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Give Back

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Give/Join/Support

Join the Alumni Association or give back to your alma mater to help the next generation of Racers achieve their dreams.

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Videos

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A Racer Band member raises his fist during a performance

Racer Band Performance

Celebrate Homecoming with a special performance from Murray State's own Racer Band.

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Music students perform.

Music

Take a look at the talented students in the Music Department from the College of Humanities and Fine Arts.

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A Murray State basketball player dunks in a game.

Athletics

Catch the highlights from Murray State Athletics.

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Murray State students perform Mama Mia

Theatre

Watch an orginal production by Theatre faculty member Lissa Graham from the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. (Children's production for grades Pre-5).

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Get your Racer Gear

Murray State Bookstore
Homecoming Shirt available at the bookstore

Special Homecoming Deals

Available in-person and online while supplies last!

Free shipping for online orders of $50 or more in Murray State logo items available Oct. 26 to Nov. 1

Store hours
Friday, Oct. 30 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Getting Started with Zoom

In preparation for Homecoming virtual events please download or sign up for Zoom.

  1. Show your Racer pride and download Murray State themed Zoom backgrounds.
    Remember to deselect mirror background before using.
  2. For more instructions please call 1.800.758.8510 or 270.809.5600.
  3. Review best practices on using Zoom