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 as we continue our Centennial Celebration.

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.

Online registration is now closed.

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Schedule of Events

Please check back for updates, as details may change.

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

9 a.m. to 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. to 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. | Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Radford Auditorium—Tickets $18

The classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, a selfish young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

This “tale as old as time” will feature current McMurry students, alumni, and friends.

Beauty and the Beast Tickets

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

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

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

10 a.m. | Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Radford Auditorium—Tickets $18

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

2:30 p.m. | Homecoming 2022 Opening Ceremony
Wah Wahtaysee Park

3 p.m. | Music Showcase
Ryan Recital Hall

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

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

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

4 to 5 p.m. | Humanities, Religion, and Social Sciences Alumni Reunion
Cooke 104

5 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

Stick around for the bonfire and pep rally on Friday night in Wah Wahtaysee, followed by live music. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and stay for the performance of Gillian Smith, a country rock artist, while lounging outside with friends and family under the stars.

Beauty and the Beast Tickets

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

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

Register to participate in this 1-mile fun run/walk, where we will celebrate the life of former McMurry Cross Country runner, Krisitn Mitchell, while raising money for New Horizons. >> Register

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 to 11 a.m. | Alumni Band Rehearsal (mandatory for band alumni performing)
North-40 Practice Field

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 $15/adult; $8/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 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. | Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Radford Auditorium—Tickets $18

7:30 to 11:30 p.m. | “All Alumni” Party
Abilene Country Club Ballroom—Tickets $18

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

Beauty and the Beast Tickets

2 p.m. | Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Radford Auditorium—Tickets $18

Beauty and the Beast Tickets

In case of rain

  • The Festival will take place in Kimbrell Arena.
  • Coronation and the Concert will take place in the Activities Gym.
  • The Tailgate will take place in Kimbrell Arena.
  • The Procession will be moved to the track at the stadium prior to the game.
  • Final Ala Cumba will be moved to Matthews Auditorium.
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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