Homecoming Schedule of Events

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Thursday, October 10
9:30am University King & Queen Coronation (Behrens Auditorium)
Join current students and others to see who will reign for the remainder of the school year. Hosted by HSU Student Congress.
4:00pm The Party to DYE For (Lawn by the Pond)
Students are invited to tie-dye shirts to wear on Saturday to support the HSU Cowboys during the Homecoming game. Select from V-neck and crew-neck T's at $2 per shirt. Alumni: pre-order a shirt ($5 plain/$10 tie-dyed for you), by contacting Brittany (Billingsly) Suell '10, Student Activities Coordinator, at Brittany.T.Suell@hsutx.edu. Order deadline: Tuesday, October 2, 2013
Friday, October 11
  FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS Campus Tours (Dyess Welcome Center)
Homecoming is an excellent time for prospective students to visit the HSU campus. Friday-only tours depart at 10:00 and 2:30 from the Dyess Welcome Center in Hunter Hall. For more information, call 877-GO-HSUTX or sign up at www.hsutx.edu/visit.
 All Day NEW! Seek, Snap, Share! (Campus wide)
Photo stations are featured throughout campus. Find each site, snap your picture, then share your HSU Homecoming memory moments on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
9:00am-8:00pm Registration (Moody Student Center)
Stop here first! Register and receive your updated Homecoming Schedule Book, tickets, and nametag. Purchase tickets for upcoming events. Note: Pre-purchased tickets not picked up 1.5 hours prior to event will be moved to will-call.
8:00am-1:30pm Board of Trustees & Board of Development Meetings (TBA)
11:00am-1:00pm Make it to Shake it (Moody Student Center Patio)
Free, first come! Make your own spirit shaker for the Homecoming Soccer and Football match-ups.
1:00pm Women's Soccer vs. Louisiana College (Soccer Complex, Grape St.)
Free!
3:00pm Men's Soccer vs. Louisiana College (Soccer Complex, Grape St.)
Free!
3:00pm School of Music Foundation Board of Directors Meeting (Hemphill Rm.211)
For more information, contact Dr. Jaynne Middleton at 325-670-1424.
4:30pm School of Music Foundation Meeting & Reception for Dr. Rob Tucker '83, new Dean, College of Fine Arts (Woodward Dellis Recital Hall)
All music exes (majors & ensemble participants) are encouraged to attend.
6:30pm-8:00pm The HSU Academic Showcase Preview & Homecoming Registration (Moody Student Center, north end)
Preview what's new & exciting in HSU academics. Register & receive your updated Homecoming Schedule Book, tickets & nametag. Purchase tickets for upcoming events. Add your name to the "Who's Here for Homecoming" Banners.
6:30pm Alumni Awards Banquet* (HSU Campus, Johnson Building, $26)
Celebrating this year's Alumni Award Recipients. HSU's highest alumni honor is the Keeter Alumni Service Award, and the 2013 recipient is Volunteer & Trustee Mrs. Melinda (Offner) Stricklin '83. Receiving the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Awards are actress Mrs. Louanne (Worley) Stephens '64, businessman Mr. Ivan Smith '68, & healthcare professional Mrs. Sue (Fargo) Conley '89/'90.
7:00pm Hispanic Alumni Dinner (Don Enrique's Mexican Restaurant, 4358 Sayles Blvd., 325-232-8932)
FRIDAY CLASS REUNION ACTIVITIES*
Special activities & dinners are scheduled for the honored reunion classes, who will sit together at the Homecoming Cookout & the football game. Pick up your Reunion Ribbon at the registration table in Moody Student Center. Class of 1973: send in your biographical update & be sure to preorder your Reunion Memory Book.
5:30pm-7:00pm Class of 1973 Gathering (home of Judy Wilcoxen Powell, 1602 Elmwood, 325-701-4872)
Join us for light snacks & terrific fellowship.
7:00pm-10:00pm Classes of 1975-1980 Super Shindig (Beazley White Horse Center, $15/couple or $10/single)
Open to classmates & friends, this will be our big night complete with snacks, visitng & square dancing (or watching). We'll also visit informally at our HQ hotel.
7:30pm-? Class of 1983 Gathering (Compere Hall / Alumni Office)
Don't miss out! We'll have informal supper snacks and, of course, lots of great visiting.
6:30pm-? Class of 1988 Mixer (Cypress Street Station, 158 Cypress)
Bring your family - or not - for eats (Dutch treat) - or not - & great followship - for sure.
7:30pm-9:00pm Class of 2003 Cookies & Ice Cream (Beckham Courtyard, between Moody & Connally; $5-8 suggested donation per family)
Informal visiting & snacks; come & go; activities provided for the kids.
8:00pm All-School SING (Behrens Auditorium, $15/$13/$11)
Box office opens at 7:00pm. Select & order your seats online.
Saturday, October 12
ALL DAY NEW! All Day Seek, Snap, Share! (Campus wide)
Photo Stations are featured throughout campus. Find each site, snap your picture, then share your HSU Homecoming memory moments on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.
7:30am-8:30am NEW! Homecoming Gallop 5k Run/Walk (Shelton Stadium, North End; $20/individual, $15 each added family member 12 & older) 
Register online or contact Track Coach Rodney Smith at (325) 671-2227 or rqsmith@hsutx.edu. Check-in starts at 6:30am.
7:30am-8:30am ROTC/ Military Veterans Informal Breakfast (Moody Student Center, $8) 
The HSU Cafeteria is opening just for us!
7:45am-9:00am Dept. of Communication Sciences & Disorders Reception- formerly the Dept. of Speech- Language Pathology (Sid Richardson Bldg, Rms 141 & 144) 
Visit our new conference room, then enjoy coffee & sweets with former and future graduates.
 7:45am-11:30am Registration (Moody Student Center) 
Stop here first! Register & receive your updated Homecoming Schedule Book, tickets, & nametag. Purchase tickets for upcoming events. Note: Pre-purchased tickets not picked up 1.5 hours prior to event will be moved to will-call.
8:00am - 1:30pm  Homecoming Shuttles Circulate Through Campus 
8:30am-11:50am The HSU Academic ShowCase (Moody Student Center, north end) 
What’s new & cutting-edge at HSU? Check out the Academic Showcase to learn about HSU’s exciting opportunities & to visit with faculty from various schools. Add your name to the “Who’s Here for Homecoming” Banners. Grab a snack. Meet up with friends.
  Featured in the Showcase: Leadership Studies, Graduate Studies, Kelley College of Business, Logsdon School of Theology & Logsdon Seminary, Irvin School of Education-Teacher Education, Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing
8:30am-9:30am Logsdon School of Theology & Logsdon Seminary Reception in the Showcase (Moody Student Center)
Visit with Logsdon faculty & students. Ministers, alumni, friends are all welcome.
8:30am-9:30am Choir Reunion Breakfast (Caldwell Hall, 3rd floor) 
Inviting all Choir Alumni – bring your family and start your morning with current choir students in the lovely historic Caldwell Commons.
8:30am-9:30am Alpha Psi Omega & Theatre Coffee (Van Ellis Lobby) 
8:45am-9:45am Cowboy Band Foundation Meeting (Band Hall)
8:45am-9:45am
Spurs Dance Team Reunion (Moody Center Jennings Lounge) 
Meet the current team & reminisce with former teammates. For info or questions, contact director Amanda (Perez) Etter '05 at amanda.r.etter@hsutx.edu
8:45am-10:00am Current Student Organization Gatherings (most locations TBA) 
8:45am-9:45am Alpha lota Omega Coffee (Moody Center, 227) 
8:45am-9:45am Sigma Alpha Breakfast Celebrating 25 Years! (Skiles, 210)
8:45am-9:45am Theta Alpha Zeta Breakfast (Skiles, 114)
8:45am-9:45am Zeta Chi Coffee First-ever reunion. Celebrating 5 Years! (Skiles, 119)
8:50am-9:50am Epsilon Pi Alpha Tea (Skiles, 131)
8:50am-9:50am Phi Phi Phi Tea (Moody Center, 233)
9:00am-10:00am Alpha Phi Omega Coffee (Richardson Library, 3rd floor)
9:00am-10:00am Brand Staff Coffee (Richardson Library, 3rd floor)
9:00am-10:00am International Student Fellowship (Richardson Library, 3rd floor)
9:00am-10:00am Ex-Cowgirls Coffee (Olsen House)
9:00am-10:00am Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing Reception in the Showcase (Moody Student Center )
Faculty & current students look forward to sharing about the School over refreshments, with alumni, friends and prospects
9:15am-11:45am Tennis Tournament (Streich Tennis Center, $35 ). 
Alumni, friends, & students welcome. 7th Annual “Help Them Succeed” Tennis Team Fundraiser. Register online or contact Coach Shane Williford at 325-670-1446 / swilliford@hsutx.edu.
9:30am-10:30am Kelley College of Business Mix & Mingle in the Showcase (Moody Student Center) 
Meet up with faculty & alumni at our reception & display in the Showcase.
9:30am-10:30am Social Work Tea (Skiles Building, 224)
A home gathering of social work faculty, graduates & present students to renew old friendship & get an update on social work at HSU.
9:30am-10:30am History Dept. Coffee / Reception (Skiles Building 204)
Visit with your favorite history professors.
9:45am-10:45am Tau Alpha Phi Fraternity Coffee (Connally Missions Center) 
Join your brothers for coffee & great conversation.
9:45am-11:45am Posse Kids Corral (Sid Richardson Lawn) 
Give your 2-to 11-year olds a fun experience with HSU with a bounce house, crafts, face painting, White Horse rides (from 9:45-10:45), learn a dance with the Spurs (10:00-10:45), toddler town & much more. Afterwards, simply walk across the street to the family-friendly Homecoming BBQ. Posse Kids Club year-round memberships & t-shirts available for a minimal cost. Parents are encouraged to stay with their younger children. Hosted by HSU’s Board of Young Associates.
9:45am-11:45am FOR YOUTH: Chillin' At The Wall (ages 12-17, Alumni Wall) 
Free food, giveaways, t-shirts and games for middle school and high school students. Advance sign-up is helpful. Hosted by the Board of Young Associates.
10:00am-11:00am College of Fine Arts Homecoming Gala (Behrens Auditorium) 
Enjoy this Celebration highlighting HSU Visual & Performing Arts presented by the School of Music, Dept. of Art, & Dept. of Theatre. Come & stay, or come & go.
10:00am-11:45am Simulation Hospital Unit Tour (Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing, 2149 Hickory) 
Visit this state-of-the-art unit, and see our new sim mother, Noelle. Experience a real-life simulation.
10:15am-11:15am Irvin School of Education Teacher Education Alumni Coffee in the Showcase (Moody Student Center) 
Celebrate your personal & professional milestones with the Dept. of Educational Studies faculty & other alumni at our Reception & display in the Showcase.
10:30am-11:30am "Chismeando" de HSU (Moody Student Center, 233) 
Join Dr. Joe Alcorta ‘64 for conversation (in English or Spanish) & fellowship with the Hispanic alumni & friends.
10:30am-11:30am HSU Author Book Signing & Sales (HSU BookStore, Moody Center) 

10:30am-11:30am Honors Program Alumni Gathering (Moody Student Center, Jennings Lounge)
10:30am-11:30am Ex-Lettermen's Reception (Mabee Gym, Hall of Fame Room)
10:30am-11:45am Delta Social Club Reunion (Ferguson Lobby)
Noon-1:00pm Homecoming BBQ (North of Abilene Hall, $10 adults, $6 kids 2-11) 
Skip the long restaurant lines! Keep your parking spot! Dr. & Mrs. Lanny Hall look forward to seeing you at the Parade of the Purple & Gold. Visit with classmates (signs will help you locate one another) over chopped brisket with all the fixin’s. Plenty of tables & chairs will be provided. From 12:20-12:45, enjoy a mini-concert by The World Famous Cowboy Band plus a short pep rally led by HSU’s Cheerleaders & Spurs. Tickets available at registration & the BBQ entrance.
1:00pm Football Pre-Game Festivities (Shelton Stadium)
1:00pm Women's Soccer vs. Mississippi College (Soccer Complex, Grape Street)
Free!
1:30pm Football: HSU Cowboys vs. Howard Payne Yellow Jackets (Shelton Stadium, $8/ $5)
3:00pm Men's Soccer vs. Mississippi College (Soccer Complex, Grape Street)<
Free!
4:00pm-5:30pm First Ever Computer Science Homecoming Dessert (Mick's, corner of Ambler & Hickory) 
Join us for fellowship, dutch treat dessert & a short program.
4:30pm Cheerleader Alumni Ice Cream Social (Mabee Gym Foyer) 
All former HSU Cheerleaders, join us immediately after the game & meet our new coach. During the 4th quarter, come to the field & cheer with us.
5:00pm-7:00pm Art Department Alumni & Friends Reception (Frost Center)
5:30pm Golden Lariat Society Dinner (Connally Missions Center, $17) 
For all alumni & exes who have celebrated their 50th class reunion! Hosted by the “youngsters” from the Class of 1963.
6:00pm Class Reunion Dinners* ($17 for adults & $6 for kids 2-7)
Class photos will be taken during dinner.  A special invitation is extended to faculty, staff and friends. 
  6:00pm Class of 1973 Dinner, Moody Center, 233, Classes of 1972 & 1974 welcome! 
6:00pm Class of 1983 Dinner, Moody Center, 108W, Classes of 1982 & 1984 welcome!
6:15pm Class of 1988 Dinner, Moody Center, 227, Classes of 1987 & 1989 welcome!
6:15pm Class of 1993 Dinner, Moody Center, 226, Classes of 1992 & 1994 welcome!
6:15pm Class of 2003 Dinner, Moody Center, 108E, Classes of 2002 & 2004 welcome!
6:30pm Athletics Hall of Fame Dinner * (Johnson Buliding, $25)
Celebrate the accomplishments of the 2013 inductees.
7:00pm Hispanic Taquito Supper (by the pool, Residence Inn, 1641 Musgrave Blvd)
7:00pm Annual Athletic Trainning Alumni Dinner (TBA)
8:00pm All- School SING (Behrens Auditorium, $15/$13/$11)
Box office opens at 7:00. Select & order your seats online.
Sunday, October 13
9:00am-10:00am Alumni-Led Worship Service (Logsdon Chapel)
Before returning home, join alumni and friends for a time of refreshment, reflection, music, and inspiration presented by HSU Alumni from this year’s honored reunion classes. Casual dress is suitable. Continental breakfast is available before and after.

* Reservations requested or necessary

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Athletic Events YOU Can Participate in

Awards Banquets

  • Alumni Awards Banquet* (Friday, Oct.11,13 @ 6:30p)

    Celebrating this year's Alumni Award Recipients. HSU's highest alumni honor is the Keeter Alumni Service Award, and the 2013 recipient is volunteer and Trustee Mrs. Melinda (Offner) Sticklin '83. Receiving the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Awards are actress Mrs. Louanne (Worley) Stephens '64, businessman Mr. Ivan Smith '68, and healthcare professional Mrs. Sue (Fargo) Conley '89/'90.
    Location: HSU Campus, (Johnson Building, $26)
  • Athletics Hall of Fame Dinner (Saturday, Oct.12,13 @ 6:30p)

    Celebrate the accomplishments of the 2013 inductees.
    Location: Johnson Building, $25

Board & Foundation Meetings

Class Reunion Activities

For Everyone

For Prospective Students

  • FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS Campus Tours (Friday, Oct.11,13 )

    Homecoming is an excellent time for prospective students to visit the HSU campus. Friday-only tours depart at 10:00 and 2:30 from the Dyess Welcome Center in Hunter Hall. For more information, call 877-GO-HSUTX or sign up at www.hsutx.edu/visit.
    Location: Dyess Welcome Center
  • Posse Kids Corral (Saturday, Oct.12,13 @ 9:45-11:45a)

    Give your 2- to 11-year olds a fun experience with HSU with a bounce house, crafts, face painting, White Horse rides (from 9:45-10:45), learn a dance with the Spurs (10:00-10:45), toddler town and much more. Afterwards, simply walk across the street to the family-friendly Homecoming BBQ. Posse Kids Club year-round memberships and t-shirts available for a minimal cost. *Parents are encouraged to stay with their younger children. Hosted by HSU's Board of Young Associates.
    Location: Sid Richardson Lawn
  • For YOUTH: Chillin' at the Wall (Saturday, Oct.12,13 @ 9:45-11:45a)

    Free food, giveaways, t-shirts and games for middle school and high school students. Advance sign-up is helpful. Hosted by the Board of Young Associates.
    Location: Alumni Wall (ages 12-17)

Registration

  • Registration (Friday, Oct.11,13 @ 9:00a-8:00p)

    Stop here first! Register and receive your updated Homecoming Schedule Book, tickets, and nametag. Purchase tickets for upcoming events. Note: Pre-purchased tickets not picked up 1.5 hours prior to event will be moved to will-call.
    Location: Moody Student Center
  • Registration (Saturday, Oct.12,13 @ 7:45a-11:30a)

    Stop here first! Register and receive your updated Homecoming Schedule Book, tickets, and nametag. Purchase tickets for upcoming events. Note: Pre-purchased tickets not picked up 1.5 hours prior to event will be moved to will-call.
    Location: Moody Student Center

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