McMurry's Centennial Celebration will not be complete without YOU!

Make plans to participate in as many activities as you can. Reminisce with cherished friends, step back through time to our humble beginnings, proudly recall our many accomplishments over the years, and celebrate who we are—past, present, and future—Indians and War Hawks. We are all McMurry!

Iris Garden Plan

Centennial Iris Garden

Join us for the return of the beloved Iris Garden! Our new Iris bulbs will soon be planted on campus and will be a joyous addition for seasons to come. You can participate in the Iris Garden planting through your gifts or presence at the Iris Garden Planting and Unveiling ceremony.

Centennial Honors

The Teams of the Century for all collegiate sports will be announced. Also named will be the McMurry 100, an elite group whose impact on our university has made it possible for us to celebrate our 100th anniversary.

Help us honor individuals who without their influence McMurry would not be here to celebrate its centennial or whose influence has established McMurry as a recognized leader in private higher education.

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The All-Century Team celebrates 100 years of McMurry Athletics by honoring a select number of scholar-athletes from each program. Help us compile a “dream team” of athletes from the last 100 years!

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Centennial Time Capsule

As part of our Centennial celebration, we will seal a time capsule to be opened 25 years from now. Please submit your ideas for items to be enclosed in the time capsule that are indicative of this time in history—either McMurry’s history or our country’s history. For example, no item would be associated more with the 2020s than a face mask!

100 Alumni 100 Words


Help commemorate McMurry’s centennial, by illustrating your McMurry story on canvas to answer the prompt, “What did you discover at McMurry that has had the biggest impact on your life or the lives of others?”

One hundred canvases with 100 words accompanying the pieces of art will be selected and displayed at the Centennial Museum—a special collection of artifacts and photos from McMurry’s heritage that will open in the Gypsy Ted Gallery in Fall 2022.

Not an artist? Not a problem! Cut out images and make a collage, paint an abstract, play with mixed media, or draw a cartoon. All creations welcome!

Drum Majors and Color Guard circa 1978

Centennial Exhibits

A guide to historic spaces on the McMurry campus

Take a self-guided tour across McMurry’s landscape to visit places that once were and to re-live memories near and dear.  Learn about McMurry’s past through photo and story as you leisurely stroll around campus.

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Help preserve McMurry’s 100-year history in photos. Share your favorite photos from McMurry’s past as part of the Centennial Photo Project. Your photos may appear in the Centennial Museum or the McMurry In Pictures coffee table book available in October 2023.

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Share your favorite photos from McMurry's past.

Before uploading, please:

  • Save photo name as lastname_firstname_imagetitle, so we know the origin of each photo. For Example: doe_john_oldmain.jpg
  • Add captions to your files—include names, years, locations, etc.—using a photo editor like Lightroom or iPhoto. If you don’t have a photo editor, you can add captions using Windows Photo Gallery (see instructions below).

Windows Photo Gallery Instructions

  1. Go to the folder that contains your photos.
  2. Double click a photo to open it.
  3. Click the three dots at the top of the screen.
  4. Click “File info.”
  5. Click the box by the image icon to change name of photo.
  6. Click the box by the three lines icon that says “Add a description” and type your caption in the box.
  7. Click the X twice to close. Your caption is saved.
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Centennial Museum Call for Entry

View artifacts and photos from the past 100 years.

The Centennial Museum, which will open in the Gypsy Ted II Gallery in August 2022, will celebrate the history of the institution and all our community members. If you are interested in loaning your cherished items to the museum for display from September 1, 2022, through November 1, 2023, please fill out this form for our consideration. Gallery Director Jennifer Nichols will reach out to those whose items have been selected.

We are in specific need of social, academic, and honor clubs memorabilia such as club jewelry (rings, drops, pins), club flags, homecoming regalia, club clothing (sweaters, shirts, pants, or overalls), stickers, mini greeks, organization mascots, or scrapbooks.

Submit entry
The Vision Keepers

Commemorate Our Centennial Milestone

Limited edition Centennial items will be available for giveaway and purchase to commemorate McMurry’s Centennial year.

Event attendees will receive a commemorative coin.

Available for purchase Homecoming 2022.

The Vision Keepers

Available for purchase in the near future—more information to follow.

A coffee table-style book available for purchase fall 2023.

Centennial Commemorative Items

Centennial items will be available for giveaway and purchase to commemorate McMurry’s Centennial year.

Historic Old Main

Grounded in History, Soaring to the Future


For more information about Centennial events and activities, please contact:

Nancy Smith '79 Centennial Coordinator