Events

Homecoming Schedule of Events
October 18-19, 2019

Homecoming weekend is packed with fun events for the whole family. Several events for alumni and friends are hosted annually; there are always new and exciting things popping up around campus each year!

($) = Tickets required
* = Preregistration Requested
SUB = Student Union Building

Friday, Oct. 18, 2019  
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.Ruth W. Towne Museum & Visitors Center OpenRuth W. Towne Center
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.Research Display for School of Science & MathematicsMagruder Hall, Cyber Cafe
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Alumni Center Open
Pick up Truman gifts for alumni, purchase tickets for Homecoming events, register for door prizes, buy apparel, leave messages for friends, enjoy FREE refreshments and drinks courtesy of the Truman Alumni Association
Down Under, Lower Level, Student Union Building
11:30 a.m.Campus Tour Departs
Register Online
Ruth W. Towne Center
12 - 4 p.m.Bulldog Forever Forum (formerly Alumni Leaders Conference)
Details | Register Online
Student Union Building, Alumni Room
3 p.m.BSIF Speed Networking EventViolette Hall Commons
3:30 p.m.Campus Tour Departs
Register Online
Ruth W. Towne Center
5 p.m.Banquet Reception
Student Union Building, HUB
6 p.m.Bulldog Forever Celebration Banquet *($)
$20 adults/$13 Children

Purchase Tickets Online
Recognition of Homecoming honorees and Golden Alumni Diploma Ceremony
Student Union Building, Georgian Room
9:15 p.m."Phantom of the Universe" Planetarium Show *($)
Tickets: $5
Purchase Tickets Online
Del & Norma Planetarium
Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019  
7 a.m.Registration for 5K Run/Walk opens

Barnett Hall Lobby
8 a.m.5K Run/Walk ($)
Details | Register Online

If there is light rain, the 5K will happen as scheduled. If there is thunder or lightning, it will be cancelled.
In front of Barnett Hall
8 - 9 a.m.Complimentary donuts, hot chocolate & coffee for alumni (FREE)Student Union Building, Georgian Room
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.Research Display for School of Science & MathematicsMagruder Hall, Cyber Cafe
9 - 11:30 a.m.Alumni Center Open
(Pick up Truman gifts for alumni, purchase tickets for Homecoming events, register for door prizes, buy apparel, leave messages for friends, enjoy FREE refreshments and drinks courtesy of the Truman Alumni Association)
Student Union Building, Georgian Room, Lower Level
9 a.m.Parade
Co-sponsored by Blue Key and the Truman Alumni Association
Parade Route | Parade Registration Details

If there is light rain, the parade will happen as scheduled. If there is thunder or lightning, it will be postponed.
EAST SIDE of Franklin Street; indoor seating available in the Georgian Room, SUB, for Golden Alumni; Please stay off grass in the boulevard medians!
10:30 a.m.Sandra K. Giachino Reavey Sesquicentennial Plaza Ribbon CuttingUniversity Mall
10 - 11:30 a.m.Nursing Alumni Reception
The Nursing Department invites alumni for light refreshments, a tour of the Nursing Simulation Center, and a "meet and greet" with Nursing faculty, students and alumni.
Health Sciences Building 3205
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.Education Department Open House
Light refreshments will be served.
Education Department, Violette Hall 1304
11 a.m."Ice Worlds" Planetarium Show *($)
Tickets $5
Purchase Tickets Online
Del & Norma Robison Planetarium
11 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.Enjoy Lunch in a Residence Hall ($)
$8 per person; cash only. Pay at the door.
Ryle Hall, Centennial Hall, Missouri Hall
11 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.Bulldog Forever Tailgate
Details | Purchase Tailgate Meal Tickets ($8)*

Bring your own wine and beer - no glass, hard liquor or hard liquor products; review the Bulldog Forever Homecoming Tailgate policy online.


Parking lots at southwest corner of Franklin & Patterson streets (Rain site: Student Union Building, Georgian Room)
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.Jerry Mayhew event at the Bulldog Forever Tailgate
Open to HES alumni and friends in celebration of Jerry's career at Truman
Parking lots at southwest corner of Franklin & Patterson streets (Rain site: Student Union Building, Georgian Room)
11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.Golden Alumni Class Reunion Luncheon/Class of 1969 & Prior Classes *($)
$15 adults/$10 children; advance purchase preferred
Purchase Luncheon Tickets
Student Union Building, Georgian Room
11:30 a.m.Campus Tour Departs
Register Online
Ruth W. Towne Center
1 p.m.Men's & Women's Swimming: Truman vs. McKendree
Pershing Natatorium
1 p.m.Pep Rally (Crowning of Royalty)Tailgate parking lots/southwest corner of Franklin & Patterson streets
1:30 p.m.Pre-Game Activities *($)Stokes Stadium
2 p.m.Football Game: Truman vs. Missouri S&T *($)
Tickets: $8/adults, $5/children & senior citizens; FREE admission with Truman Alumni Chapter membership card); Purchase tickets at the gate (cash or check only) or online
Stokes Stadium
6 p.m."The Hot and Energetic Universe" Planetarium Show ($)
Tickets: $5
Purchase Tickets Online
Del & Norma Robinson Planetarium
7 p.m."Wonders of the Universe" Planetarium Show ($)
Tickets: $5
Purchase Tickets Online
Del & Norma Robinson Planetarium
($) = Tickets required
* = Preregistration Requested
SUB = Student Union Building

All events subject to change.

Do you have an event taking place Homecoming weekend that’s not listed on this schedule?

University community members can complete the Homecoming Event Submission Form to submit official Truman State University Homecoming events.

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