October 17-19, 2019

Download the Homecoming Parade packet for line up instructions, registration information, and more.

Join us for Homecoming 2019, October 17-19 as we celebrate this year’s theme - Return of the Racers. 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!


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Event Schedule (subject to change)

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

5-10 p.m.
A Taste of the Arts Dinner and Auction

Friday, October 18, 2019

9 a.m.
ATO Golf Outing Murray Country Club details at msuato.com

10 a.m.- 5p.m.
Hancock Biological Station Tours

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

5 p.m.
Applied Health Science Gathering

5:30 p.m.
Golden Reunion

6 p.m.
Hutson School of Agriculture Alumni Picnic, register online.

6 p.m.
Racer Football Reunion

6 p.m.
Nursing Alumni Banquet

7:06 p.m.
Miss Black and Gold Scholarship Pageant & Reception

7 p.m.
Young Alumni Reunion

8 p.m.
African American Alumni Reunion Meet & Greet with Homecoming Dance

8 p.m.
Homecoming Jazz Swing Dance

8 p.m.
Alumni Meeting at ATO House followed by party

Saturday, October 19, 2019

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

8-10 a.m.
M-Club Breakfast, register online

9:30 a.m.
Homecoming Parade

10 a.m.
Race for the Homecoming Cup Brunch followed by race starting at 11 a.m.

10 a.m.
Baseball Alumni Homecoming

10: 30 a.m. 
Tent City

1 p.m.
SGA annual picture

1:45 a.m.

2 p.m. 
Football Game

7 p.m.
NPHC Alumni Reception in the small ballroom of the Curris Center

8 p.m.
NPHC Yard Show, doors open at 7:30 p.m. in the large Ballroom of the Curris Center

9 p.m.
Alpha Phi Alpha 50th Anniversary Alumni Bash (with Live DJ) more details on their website


Alpha Phi Alpha Reunion 50th Anniversary

Join the Zeta Omicron chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha for an unforgettable Homecoming weekend celebrating 50 years!  There are events for everyone including the annual Miss Black and Gold Scholarship Pageant & Reception and ZO 50th Anniversary Alumni Bash!  Please visit the reunion website for full schedule details.   Check out the attendees list here.

Alpha Sigma Phi

Join Alpha Sigma Phi brothers to celebrate the 25th anniversary this Homecoming! Please register here. For a list of scheduled events, please visit our Alpha Sigma Phi Delta Tau Alumni Facebook page.

Alpha Tau Omega

The brothers of Alpha Tau Omega are celebrating their 60th founding year.  Gather to celebrate with a golf outing, alumni meet and greet, parade viewing and Tent City.  Complete details available at msuato.com!

Football Alumni Reunion

Team with GottfriedMake plans to join former teammates for Racer Homecoming this fall, Oct. 18-19!  Celebrate the best of Racer football experiences during Homecoming 2019.  Relive the thrilling wins, last second victories and so much more by gathering with Racers from all years!  Special recognition this year for the 1979 Championship team!  For more information about the reunion and plans call Brock Rydecki at 270-809-3369. Check out the attendees list here.

Golden Reunion

Golden Reunion attendees viewing yearbooksCalling all graduates of the Class of ’69! 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 18 and Saturday, October 19 including a campus tour, anniversary dinner, reserved seating at the Homecoming parade and of course, the big game on Saturday afternoon! Please call 1-800-758-8510 for more information or check out the reunion website.  Check out the attendee list here.

Sigma Phi Epsilon

Brothers from across the decades are coming together to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Sigma Phi Epsilon!  The full schedule of events is available at murraystate.edu/sigep50!  Register today and check out the attendees list!

SGA President's Reunion

83 years ago, just thirteen yeas after the founding of our beloved Alma Mater, Robert Cecil Gentry was elected as the first president of what would eventually become the Student Government Association.  In the eight decades and 75,000 plus Murray State graduates that have followed, only 68 individuals have held this honorable distinction.  Murray State invites all former Student Government Association Presidents to gather together on Saturday, October 19th for a time of fellowship.  Register at murraystate.edu/sgapresidents

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 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 10:00 am followed by an alumni luncheon. For more information, contact the Murray State athletics office at 270-809-6800.

The Big Day


Grand MarshallSaturday morning, October 19 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 Vanna Ferguson, who will serve as parade grand marshals. 

Download the Homecoming Parade packet for line up instructions, registration information, and more.


Tent City

RaceretteEvery 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 many 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!  View the 2019 Tent City map.


RoyaltyOne 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. 19 at Roy Stewart Stadium before kickoff at 2 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 2 p.m. 

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