October 26-28, 2017
Once Upon A Homecoming
Make plans to join us for Homecoming 2017, October 26-28.
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!
Download the 2017 Homecoming packet (includes parade, queen and king applications)
check back for more information
download a printable schedule here.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
A Taste of the Arts Dinner and Auction
Friday, October 27, 2017
Hutson School of Agriculture: Dean's Circle Luncheon
Kappa Alpha Psi Reunion Registration
Dedication ceremony and open house for the new
Engineering and Physics Building
MSU Institute of Engineering
on the Gene Wells Ray Science Campus
Pogue Open House
Pogue will be open for tours and viewing of collections.
Homecoming 2017: Homecoming Run
5 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Applied Health Sciences Alumni Meet and Greet
Big Apple Cafe
Class of 1967 Golden Anniversary Dinner
2002 Football Reunion
School of Nursing Alumni and Friends Homecoming Reception
Hutson School of Agriculture Homecoming
6:30 Kappa Alpha Psi Reunion 45th Anniversary Banquet
Miss Black and Gold Scholarship Pageant
African American alumni from the late '70s and early '80s will host a Homecoming meet and greet welcome dinner. Open to all alumni.
Best Western, call 571.338.7019 for more information
MSU Jazz Orchestra Swing Dance
Saturday, October 28, 2017
8 - 9:30 a.m.
Homecoming 2017: COEHS Breakfast
Wilson Hall, Newsroom
Baseball Alumni Game (Batting Practice)
11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
SGA at Tent City and Homecoming Photo
Coronation Homecoming King and Queen
Football vs. Eastern Kentucky
NPHC Homecoming Step Show
Calling all graduates of the Class of ’67! 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 27 and Saturday, October 28, including a campus tour, anniversary dinner, reserved seating at the Homecoming parade and of course, the big game on Saturday afternoon! Check out the upcoming 1967 Golden Anniversary reunion and register today. Please call 1-800-758-8510 for more information.
2002 Football Reunion
Make plans to join fellow teammates for Racer Homecoming this fall, Oct. 27-28! Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the 2002 Racer football team who clinched the Racers eighth Ohio Valley Conference Championship. Relive Shane Andrus' thrilling 52-yard, last second, game-winning field goal that led to an amazing 37-35 victory over Eastern Illinois University. For more information about the reunion and plans contact the Murray State Athletics office at 270-809-3000. Register today!
Baseball Alumni Reunion
Started 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.
Kappa Alpha Psi Reunion
Make plans to return to campus this Homecoming and join your fellow Kappa Alpha Psi brothers to celebrate the 45th anniversary! Festivities include a mixer, banquet, art exhibition and sale, tailgate and so much more! For the full schedule of events and to register visit the fraternity event site!
Saturday morning, October 29, 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, David and Ashley Dill who will
serve as parade grand marshals.
Stay tuned for line up instructions, registration information, and more.
Parade streaming information will be provided as available.
Every 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 tents 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 during Tent City for fun games, activities,
special appearances by Murray State celebrities and more surprises!
The Tent City map will be available after October 1. Registration closed after May 15.
One 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. 28, at Roy Stewart Stadium before kickoff at 3 p.m. against Eastern Kentucky University.
Join Racer Nation on Saturday afternoon to cheer Murray State on to victory against Eastern Kentucky University! Kick-off at Roy Stewart Stadium is set for 3 p.m.