Check back often as the schedule is updated daily with new events and details.
11:20 a.m.
Racer Fest: A kick off to Homecoming. Join Racer Band as they kick off Homecoming week with a march through campus. Follow the music to the Curris Center for a spirited rally where you can meet the Homecoming Court. The first 100 students to visit the University Store can purchase their Homecoming t-shirt for $7.99.
9:00 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Homecoming King and Queen Elections. Students cast your vote for the 2011 Homecoming King and Queen. Log into your MyGate account by Friday at 9 p.m. to make your selection.
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
3rd Annual Taste of the Arts Dinner and Auction. Join us for a unique and entertaining gala showcasing student and faculty performances from woodwinds to guitars to awe-inspiring vocals and monologues, delectable dining and live and silent auctions with over $20,000 of products, services, and beautiful works of art up for bid. The College of Humanities and Fine Arts Outstanding Alumnus will be announced. All proceeds from the auctions will support student scholarships in Art, Music, and Theatre. Murray Room of the CFSB Center. For more information, contact Tina Bernot at (270) 809-3250 or
8:30 p.m.
Heather Bond Trio. Come out to the Thoroughbrewed Cafe for a night of live music. Alumna Heather Bond returns to campus for a special Homecoming performance. Check out the Trio online at
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Book Signing. Stop by the University Store and meet the authors. Books for every age and every interest covering many genres.

2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
MSU Men’s and Women’s Tennis Alumni Competition. All former players are invited to Bennie Purcell Tennis Courts for an afternoon of tennis competition. Contact Connie Keasling at (270) 809-5407 or for additional information and to register. A $50 donation to assist the Tennis program would be appreciated.
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
President’s Reception. Mix and mingle with Dr. Randy Dunn at the Sid Easley Alumni Center.
5 p.m.
30th Annual 5K Run through MSU’s campus. Entry fee: $15; $20 day of race. Pre-registrants receive t-shirts on race day. Check in: 4 p.m. at Student Recreation and Wellness Center. Prizes will be awarded to 1st place finishers in each age group, male and female. Click HERE to register online or HERE to download a registration form. For information, call Campus Recreation at (270) 809-6791.
Ads Club Reception at the Faculty Club. Join alumni for a reunion of the Ads Club. For more information, contact Gill Welsch at (270) 809-3173 or
5:30 p.m.
“Riding to the Front” Homecoming Picnic. Fellowship, fun and food for The Hutson School of Agriculture alumni and their families. Children’s and family activities begin at 5:30. Dinner and program begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Cherry Expo Center. Dress is casual. Cost: $12 a person. Reservations required. Call (270) 809-3328 for additional information and reservations.
6 p.m.
Department of Biological Sciences Outstanding Alumnus Banquet honoring 2011 Distinguished Biology recipient Dr. Clegg Austin, ’53. The Outstanding Biology Professor Award will also be presented. Curris Center Small Ballroom. Cost: $18 a person. Reservations required. Deadline: October 7. Call (270) 809-4518 for reservations.
Nursing Alumni Association Dinner. Join fellow nursing alumni for a special evening of reminiscing. Curris Center. Cost: $25 per person. Reservations required. Deadline: October 1. Contact Dana Manley at (270) 809-6225 or for additional information and reservations or click HERE for online registration.
7 p.m.
Annual Baseball Alumni Reunion Reception. Join ‘Breds alumni and family at Best Western to honor the 1990’s ‘Bred alumni. Reservations required. Deadline: October 12. Call John Yates at (270) 809-4225 or or Coach Reagan at (270) 753-1345 or for additional information and reservations.
Pi Kappa Alpha Open House. Join current Pike members, alumni and friends as they reconnect and pay tribute to the brotherhood. Visit the new and nearly complete Dr. Hal Houston House on the corner of 16th and Main Street. No reservations required.
MSU Volleyball vs. Morehead at Racer Arena.
Miss. Black and Gold Pageant. The brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Inc. present the annual pageant at the Johnson Theatre. Advance tickets cost $7. Tickets available at the door for $10.
9 p.m.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Meet and Greet at the Curris Center. Come celebrate 40 years of service and sisterhood. Cost $25 per alumna and $15 per guest (includes tickets for weekend events). Reservations required. Contact Ruby Toliver at (270) 442-3122 or or click HERE for online registration.
6:30 a.m.
Road Ride. Join the Murray Cycling Club for a 20 mile road ride through Calloway County. Entry fee: $15; $20 day of event. Pre-registrants receive t-shirts on event day. Check in: 6:30 a.m. at GearUp Cycles, 102 N. 15th Street, Murray. After completing the ride, watch the annual Homecoming Parade as it passes by GearUp Cycles. Click HERE to register or contact Matt at GearUp Cycles at (270) 761-2453.
8 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
26th Annual College of Education Homecoming Breakfast. Join old friends, classmates, and faculty for great food and fellowship at Murray Middle School Cafeteria. Cost: $6 for adults, $3 for children age 3 and up. Reservations required. Deadline: October 7. Contact Kellie Harlan at (270) 809-3817 or
“M” Club Breakfast sponsored by MSU Athletics invites all former athletes, coaches, managers, trainers, and cheerleaders to join us for a buffet style breakfast. Curris Center Large Ballroom. Cost $15 Reservations required. Deadline: October 10. Contact the MSU Ticket Office for tickets at (270) 809-3000. Orders may be mailed to MSU Ticket Office, 1401 State Route 121 N, Murray, Ky 42071.
9:30 a.m.
Homecoming Parade featuring Dr. Clegg Austin ’53 of Murray, Ky, as Grand Marshal, and the Racer Band. Begins downtown and ends at 15th and Main Street on campus. For information, call the Student Government Association at (270) 809-6951.
10:30 a.m.
Annual ‘Breds Alumni Baseball game at Reagan Field. Lunch for players and their families will be served in the Murray Room at the CFSB Center at noon.
Alumni Volleyball Match at Racer Arena. Reservations requested. For more information contact Krista Shumard Stine at or click HERE for tickets.
Mixed 8’s Varsity Rowing vs. Alumni. Join the MSU Rowing team for a morning of rowing at Kenlake State Park. Former rowing members and participants can meet at the boathouse at 10 a.m.
11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Sid Easley Alumni Center will be open. Visit the center, pick up alumni decals and view your brick in the patio area!
22nd Annual Tent City Homecoming Festival. Tents for academic colleges, Athletics, Murray Training School alumni, University Store, Alumni Association, Residential Colleges, Greek Row and more. Variety of food available. Free admission, open to the public. Roy Stewart Stadium. Enter through the north an south end zone gates. For information, contact Sabrina Mathis at (270) 809-3279 or
2:30 p.m.
Homecoming Pre-game festivities including the crowning of the 2011 Homecoming King and Queen by reigning Queen Kirby O’Donoghue ’11 and King Jeremiah Johnson.
3 p.m.
MSU vs. Eastern Illinois at Roy Stewart Stadium. Tickets are $12 for adult reserved bleacher seats, $8 for general admission ($5 for children 3-18). Reserved chair seats are $16 and must be purchased in advance. For tickets, call the MSU Ticket Office at (270) 809-3000 or
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
MSU Volleyball Open House. Come see the newly renovated home of the Lady Racer Volleyball team at Racer Arena. Reservations requested. For more information contact Krista Shumard Stine at or click HERE for tickets.
7 p.m.
MSU Rowing Dinner. Join Rowing team members and alumni for the presentation of the Homecoming Cup at the Jesse D. Jones Clock Tower. Dinner is a $15 donation that will help support team needs. RSVP to
7:30 p.m.

NPHC Step Show. CFSB Center. Cost is $10 a person in advance or $15 at the door. Children 12 and under $5. Contact Phillip Hudson at (270) 217-6928 or Tara Hawthorne at (270) 809-6953 for information.

8 p.m.
MSU Volleyball vs. Eastern Kentucky at Racer Arena.
10 a.m.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Anniversary Breakfast. Join us as we celebrate 40 years of service and sisterhood of the Zeta Zeta Chapter of Murray State. Cost $25 per alumna and $15 per guest (includes tickets for weekend events). Reservations required. Contact Ruby Toliver at (270) 442-3122 or or click HERE for online registration.
Baymont Inn (270) 759-5910
Best Western University Inn (270) 753-5353
Hampton Inn (270) 767-2226
Holiday Inn Express (270) 759-4449
Click HERE for additional lodging information.




Congratulations to alumna Amy Maness for her winning design! Amy will receive a $100 gift certificate to the University Store, a framed version of the winning shirt and recognition at all Homecoming events.

T-shirts are available for purchase while supplies last at the University Store and Tent City for $9.99 (unisex sizes). Or order your tee early at for $17.95 (men’s/women’s sizes) and have shipped directly to you.

Parade Info: (270) 809-6951 or (270) 809-6987
Reunion Info: (270) 809-3279 or (800) 758-8510
Tent City Info: (270) 809-3279 or (800) 758-8510
Athletic Ticket Info: (270) 809-3000


Print Friendly, PDF & Email