October 17-19, 2019

Return of the Racers

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!

Event Schedule (subject to change)

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

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

6 p.m.
Hutson School of Agriculture Alumni Picnic

8 p.m.
Homecoming Jazz Swing Dance

5:30 p.m.
Golden Reunion

6 p.m.
Racer Football Reunion

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

8 p.m.
African American Alumni Reunion Meet & Greet & Old School Dance

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

8-10 a.m.
M-Club Breakfast

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

1:30 p.m.
SGA annual picture

1:45 a.m.

2 p.m. 
Football Game

7 p.m.
NPHC Homecoming Step Show

9 p.m.
ZO 50th Anniversary Alumni Bash (with Live DJ)


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.  Register online for all the activities. 

GoldenReunion18Calling 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! Save the date for the Golden Reunion and watch for details about registration coming soon! Please call 1-800-758-8510 for more information.

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.  Save the date now as more information will be available soon.

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.


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!

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 2p.m. against Eastern Kentucky University.

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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