Homecoming 2017

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

Homecoming Shirts are now available from the Bookstore

Homecoming 2017 shirt design

To order your shirt today visit the bookstore website.

Event Schedule (subject to change)

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

Thursday, October 26, 2017

5:30-9 p.m.
A Taste of the Arts Dinner and Auction

Friday, October 27, 2017

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

2 p.m.
Kappa Alpha Psi Reunion Registration

3 p.m.
Dedication ceremony and open house for the new
Engineering and Physics Building
Murray State Institute of Engineering
on the Gene Wells Ray Science Campus

3:30 p.m.
Pogue Open House
Pogue will be open for tours and viewing of collections.

4 p.m.
Homecoming 2017: Homecoming Run

5 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Applied Health Sciences Alumni Meet and Greet
Big Apple Cafe

5-8 p.m.
Honors Happy Hour
Tap 216

6 p.m.
Class of 1967 Golden Anniversary Dinner

6 p.m.
2002 Football Reunion
Stewart Stadium

6 p.m.
School of Nursing Alumni and Friends Homecoming Reception

6-9 p.m.
Hutson School of Agriculture Homecoming

6-8 p.m.
Easley Alumni Center
African American Alumni social and networking event to kick-off the establishment of the Murray State University Alumni Association Black Alumni Council, and discuss exciting future and strategic plans for the newly-formed organization.

6:30 Kappa Alpha Psi Reunion 45th Anniversary Banquet
Tap 216

7 p.m.
Miss Black and Gold Scholarship Pageant
Johnson Theater

7 p.m.
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

8:30 p.m.
Murray State Jazz Orchestra Swing Dance

10 p.m.
Old School Jam
Murray Banquet Center, 926 South 12th Street.
The dance is being sponsored by a group of African American Alumni from the '70s, '80s, and '90s. Come enjoy the evening as the DJ plays all the hits from each decade.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

8 - 9:30 a.m.
Homecoming 2017: COEHS Breakfast

8 a.m.
MClub Breakfast

9:30-11:00 a.m.
Homecoming Parade

9 a.m.- noon
Journalism and Mass Communications celebrating 90th Anniversary of the Murray State News
Wilson Hall, Newsroom

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

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

2 p.m.
SGA at Tent City and Homecoming Photo

2:45-3 p.m.
Coronation Homecoming King and Queen

3 p.m.
Football vs. Eastern Kentucky

7:30-10 p.m.
NPHC Homecoming Step Show


Golden Reunion

Golden Reunion group eating dinnerCalling 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

2002 football players in a circleMake 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

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.

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!

The Murray State News Reunion

Join the Murray State Department of Journalism and Mass Communications this Homecoming in celebrating the 90th Anniversary of The Murray State News!  There will be a special reception for alumni on Saturday, October 28, from 9 a.m. to noon in the newsroom. Reunions are an exciting time to renew relationships from the past and make special memories anew. Reminisce with old friends about the days of tight deadlines, big stories and late nights. For more information on the reception Saturday morning or other Homecoming festivities hosted by the College of Business, contact the department at 270.809.2387 or email msu.thenews@murraystate.edu. Click here to RSVP.

Kappa Delta Reunion

Make plans to return to campus for the Kappa Delta reunion, October 20-21. Join sisters for a reception, lunch & dinner on Saturday. For a full itinerary please click here to download the details.

The Big Day



Racerband at Homecoming paradeSaturday morning, October 28, 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.

Tent City

Football reunionEvery 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 during Tent City for fun games, activities, special appearances by Murray State celebrities and more surprises!

To find your favorite organization download the Tent City map.


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. 28, at Roy Stewart Stadium before kickoff at 3 p.m. against Eastern Kentucky University.

Football Game

Football gameJoin 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.

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