IT'S A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

OCTOBER 20-22, 2022

Make plans to join our students, alumni, families, and friends for one of McMurry’s largest annual gatherings to celebrate McMurry and its Centennial Year.

McMurry Homecoming unites the past with the present, creating a wonderful opportunity for alumni to rekindle ties with their classmates and families to reconnect with their students while experiencing an array of cultural, athletic, and entertainment events.

Bonfire

Schedule of Events

Please check back for updates, as details may change.

9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Art Through the Decades Exhibit
Ryan Fine Arts Gallery

9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Centennial Museum Exhibit
Gypsy Ted Student Gallery in Old Main 104

Consists of artifacts and photos from the past 100 years in McMurry’s history.

11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Alumni Registration
Maedgen Lobby

6 p.m. | Friends of the Library Lecture Series
Jay-Rollins Library Mezzanine

“A Peek at McMurry’s Centennial Iris Garden,” presented by Dr. Pug Parris

7:30 p.m. | Beauty and the Beast Musical
Radford Auditorium—Tickets $18

A Disney stage musical with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and a book by Linda Woolverton.

8 a.m. to 7 p.m. | Alumni Registration
Maedgen Lobby

10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Alumni Association Annual Meeting
Bishop’s Hall

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Centennial Museum Exhibit
Ryan Fine Arts Gallery

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Art Through the Decades Exhibit
Gypsy Ted II Gallery in Old Main 104

10 a.m. | Beauty and the Beast Musical
Radford Auditorium—Tickets $18

2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. | Alumni Choir Rehearsal with Chanters
Ryan Choir Room (106N)

3 p.m. | Music Showcase
Ryan Recital Hall

3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. | Humanities, Religion, and Social Sciences Alumni Reunion
Cooke 104

3 p.m. | The Celebration Begins! Kickoff to Homecoming 2022
Wah Wahtaysee Park

4 p.m. to 5 p.m. | Band and Chanters Reunion
Ryan Fine Arts West Foyer

4 p.m. to 5 p.m. | Fine Arts “Better Together” Reunion
Ryan Fine Arts East Foyer

4 p.m. to 5 p.m. | Science and Math Reunion
Finch Gray Science Bldg, Room 105

5 p.m. to 8 p.m. | Celebrating Together Festival 
Wah Wahtaysee Park

Take it to Wah Wahtaysee Park, street festival-style with fun for all ages—music, games, demonstrations, hands-on learning, arts and crafts, and local food vendors! Plus, photos with your favorite Beauty and the Beast characters.

6 p.m. | Volleyball Game
@ Hardin Simmons

8 p.m. | Homecoming Coronation
Center Stage at Wah Wahtaysee Park

8:30 p.m. | Bonfire and Pep Rally
Wah Wahtaysee Park

9 p.m. to 11 p.m. | Lawn Jam Concert
Center Stage at Wah Wahtaysee Park

Grab a lawn chair or blanket, circle around the bonfire, and enjoy an evening of live music.

8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Alumni Registration
Maedgen Lobby

8 a.m. to 9 a.m. | Alumni Band Rehearsal (mandatory for band alumni performing)
Wilford Moore Stadium

8 a.m. to 10 a.m. | Social Club Reunion Breakfast
Grab-and-go breakfast in breezeway between Cooke and Old Main—Tickets $15
Clubs will gather in classrooms in Cooke and Old Main

Come reminisce with your social club sisters/brothers and meet current members.

9 a.m. to 10 a.m. | Breakfast with Belle
Ryan Little Theatre—Tickets $10

Mrs. Potts and Lumiere cordially invite you to be our guest at Breakfast with Belle!  Princes, princesses, and beasts will enjoy coffee, juice, and a selection of breakfast treats. Take photos with your favorite characters, enjoy a sing along, and put our service to the test! Guests are welcome to wear a favorite costume or come casual.

9 a.m. to 10 a.m. | Run For Life – Kristin Mitchell Memorial Run/Walk
Race starts at Wilford Moore Stadium and winds around campus

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Centennial Museum Exhibit
Ryan Fine Arts Gallery

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Art Through the Decades Exhibit
Gypsy Ted II Gallery in Old Main 104

10:30 a.m. | Celebration Procession: Student/Alumni Walking Parade 
Line-up in front of Old Main at 10 a.m.

Show your McMurry spirit and pride on a walking parade around campus—or line up along the route to cheer!

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Alumni Tailgate & Club Songs
Lawn behind Jay-Rollins Library—Tickets $12/adult; $6/child (ages 6-12)

1 p.m. | Football Game vs. Texas Lutheran University
Wilford Moore Stadium—Tickets $5

5:30 p.m. | Final Ala Cumba
Sacred Wind statue on the Quad

6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. | Milestone Class Reunion Dinners
Abilene Country Club—Tickets $35 (cost includes admission to “All Alumni” Party)

If your preferred class year ends in a 2, going back to 1972, or you graduated in the last decade, it’s time for your reunion. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to catch up with friends and classmates.

7:30 p.m. | Beauty and the Beast Musical
Radford Auditorium—Tickets $18

7:30-11:30 p.m. | “All Alumni” Party
Abilene Country Club Ballroom—Tickets $10

All alumni join together to celebrate the culmination of Homecoming 2022 with dessert, dancing, and a cash bar.

2 p.m. | Beauty and the Beast Musical
Radford Auditorium—Tickets $18

In case of rain

  • The festival will be moved to the first floors of Old Main and Cooke Classroom Buildings.
  • The parade will be moved to the track at the stadium prior to the game.
  • Final Ala Cumba will be moved to Ryan Recital Hall.
McM Elegante

Hotel Accomodations

Several hotels in town have offered blocks of rooms at discounted rates for anyone attending McMurry Homecoming.

These hotels represent a variety of quality and prices. This listing is provided as a service and does not constitute an endorsement.

4350 Ridgemont Drive Abilene, Texas 79606

Group Rate: $184 USD per night
Group Name: McMurry Homecoming 2022
Start Date: Thursday, October 20, 2022
End Date: Saturday, October 23, 2022
Last Day to Book: Friday, September 29, 2022

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4250 Ridgemont Dr, Abilene, TX 79606

Group Rate: $104 USD per night
Group Name: McMurry Homecoming
Start Date: Thursday, October 20, 2022
End Date: Saturday, October 23, 2022
Last Day to Book: Friday, October 7, 2022
Call to Book: 325.698.1234

4449 Ridgemont Drive, Abilene, TX 79606

Group Rate: $142 USD per night
Group Name: McMurry Homecoming 2022
Start Date: Thursday, October 20, 2022
End Date: Saturday, October 23, 2022
Last Day to Book: Friday, September 30, 2022

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2141 Scottish Road Abilene, Texas 79601

Group Rate: $169 USD per night
Group Name: McMurry Homecoming 2022
Start Date: Thursday, October 20, 2022
End Date: Saturday, October 23, 2022
Last Day to Book: Thursday, October 6, 2022

Book a room

2141 Scottish Road Abilene, Texas 79601

Group Rate: $169 USD per night
Group Name: McMurry Homecoming 2022
Start Date: Thursday, October 20, 2022
End Date: Saturday, October 23, 2022
Last Day to Book: Thursday, October 6, 2022

Book a room