Tarleton State Homecoming Festivities Kick off Sunday

STEPHENVILLE — Custom takes middle stage as Tarleton State College welcomes returning alumni for Homecoming 2023. Actions are scheduled every night time subsequent week, starting with Sunday’s Memorial Homecoming 5K Run and Lighting of the Smokestack and culminating Saturday, Oct. 21, within the Texans’ soccer matchup with Morehead State.

The Silver Bugle Hunt, a university-wide scavenger hunt with greater than 70 years of historical past behind it, is Monday; Launching of the Geese and Purple Pancakes are Tuesday; Wednesday options the Yell Contest, Snake Dance and Beating of the Drum. The Purple Out Picnic and live performance are on the menu for Thursday.

The weekend kicks off Friday with a full slate, capped by the L.V. Risinger Memorial Bonfire. The Homecoming parade and tailgate social gathering happen Saturday earlier than the sport.

Tarleton State outreach campuses will get in on the enjoyable, too. Fort Value will serve up Purple Pancakes and have a Purple Out Picnic. Waco plans a Homecoming Hoedown, and each websites will roll out their model of Launching of the Geese and the A&M RELLIS campus will launch for the primary time.

Homecoming 2023 occasions:

Sunday, Oct. 15

  • 5 p.m. – Memorial Homecoming 5K Run, Rudder Means at Rome Road
  • 7:30 p.m. – Lighting of the Smokestack, parking/P5

Monday, Oct. 16

  • 11:30 a.m. – Alumni School-Employees Luncheon, Thompson Scholar Heart ballrooms
  • 5:30 p.m. – Launching of the Geese and Purple Out Picnic, Tarleton-Fort Value entrance garden
  • 6:30 p.m. – Silver Bugle Hunt, Trogdon Home
  • 11 p.m. – Midnight Insanity, Knowledge Fitness center

Tuesday, Oct. 17

  • 11 a.m. – Purple Pancakes, Tarleton-Fort Value
  • 5:30 p.m. – Launching of the Geese, Nursing Constructing reflecting pool
  • 9:14 p.m. – Stroll Like a Sigma, Eating Corridor patio
  • 10 p.m. – Purple Pancakes, Eating Corridor patio

Wednesday, Oct. 18

  • 10 a.m. – Homecoming Hoedown, Waco MAC Constructing quad
  • 11:30 a.m.-Launching of the Geese, RELLIS Courtyard
  • Midday – Launching of the Geese, Waco PAC fountain
  • 9 p.m. – Yell Contest, Snake Dance and Beating of the Drum, Knowledge Fitness center
  • 9 p.m. – Yell Bingo, Thompson Scholar Heart

Thursday, Oct. 19

  • 7 p.m. – Purple Out Picnic & Live performance Celebrating 100 Years of Purple Poo-TTS, Meet the Homecoming Court docket, parking/P6
  • 7 p.m. – Tarleton Soccer vs. California Baptist, soccer complicated

Friday, Oct. 20

  • 10:00 a.m. – J. Dixon White Homecoming Golf Match, Harbor Lakes Golf Membership, Granbury
  • 11:30 a.m. – Distinguished Alumni Luncheon, Eating Corridor (Invitation Solely)
  • 3 p.m. – Alumni Homecoming Registration, Thompson Scholar Heart ballrooms
  • 5 p.m. – Alumni Welcome House Social, Thompson Scholar Heart ballrooms
  • 8 p.m. – L.V. Risinger Memorial Bonfire, Agriculture Heart

Saturday, Oct. 21

  • 8 a.m. – Faculty of Agriculture and Pure Assets Alumni Breakfast, Agriculture Heart
  • 8 a.m. – Alumni Parade Watch Get together and Breakfast, Alumni Affiliation Home
  • 10 a.m. – 2023 Homecoming Parade, encircling campus by way of Washington and McIlhaney streets
  • Midday – Celebration Honoring 100 Years of Purple Poo-TTS, Heritage Park
  • 1 p.m.- Scholar Life Reunion Corridor, Thompson Scholar Heart ballrooms
  • 1 p.m. – Tarleton Volleyball v. UTRGV, Knowledge Fitness center
  • 2 p.m. – Homecoming Tailgate Get together, Texan Alley
  • 2:40 p.m. – Pointe du Hoc, Eating Corridor to Rudder statue
  • 6 p.m. – Tarleton Texans vs. Morehead State, Memorial Stadium/Crowning of Homecoming Queen and King

For the most recent details about Homecoming, go to www.tarleton.edu/homecoming.

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