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)

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

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

Friday, October 26, 2018

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

4 p.m.
Homecoming 2018: Homecoming Run

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

6 p.m.
Class of 1968 Golden Anniversary Dinner

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

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

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

Saturday, October 28, 2017

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

8 a.m.
MClub Breakfast

9:30 a.m.
Homecoming Parade

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

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

2:45 p.m.
Annual Student Government Association Homecoming Picture
Located South End Steward Stadium under scoreboard

Coronation of the Homecoming King and Queen

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


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


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! Check back for registration details soon. Please call 1-800-758-8510 for more information.

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



Racerband 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.

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


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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