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homecoming 2021

Homecoming - Spring 2021

Get ready, Texan Nation! 2021 will feature two homecomings, with the first being this spring! This semester's homecoming events will take place from March 15 to March 20. See below for details on all of the week's events.

For details on events at the Fort Worth, Midlothian, Waco, and RELLIS campuses, view here.

Monday, March 15 (2 Events)

Faculty/Staff Alumni Luncheon

Faculty, Staff, and Alumni Luncheon

  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Barry B. Thompson Student Center Ballrooms
S'mores Kick Off

S'mores Kick Off

  • 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Trogdon House Lawn

Tuesday, March 16 (1 Event)

Purple Pancakes

Purple Pancakes (To-Go)

  • 10:00 PM - 12:15 AM
  • Dining Hall

Wednesday, March 17 (4 Events)

Yell Bingo

Yell Bingo

  • 9:00 PM
  • Barry B. Thompson Student Center Ballrooms
Yell Contest

Yell Contest

  • Contest starts at 9:00 PM
  • Wisdom Gym opens at 8:00 PM (Performers)
  • Memorial Stadium opens at 8:00 PM (Spectators)
  • Watch online
Snake Dance

Snake Dance

  • Following Yell Contest
  • Memorial Stadium to Thompson Student Center Amphitheater
Beating of the Drum

Beating of the Drum

  • Following Snake Dance through Football Kick-off
  • Thompson Student Center - Amphitheater

Thursday, March 18 (3 Events)

Purple Poo dancing

Purple Poo Centennial Birthday Party

  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Barefoot Campus Outfitter
Honoring Women's History Month

Honoring Women's History Month

  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Thompson Student Center Ballrooms
Purple Poo 100 Year Celebration and Concert

Purple Poo 100 Year Celebration and Concert

  • 6:00 PM - 10:00 pm
  • Intramural Complex

Friday, March 19 (4 Events)

J. Dixon White Homecoming Golf Tournament

J. Dixon White Homecoming Golf Tournament

  • Tee Off: 9:30 AM
  • Canyon West Golf Course
Welcome Home Bash

Welcome Home Bash

  • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Alumni House
Alumni Homecoming Kick-Off Social

Alumni Homecoming Kick-Off Social

  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Alumni House
Tarleton hand signal with bonfire in background

Bonfire

  • 5:30 PM - Shuttle Service Begins (Rec Center and City Park)
  • 7:45 PM - Bonfire Lighting
  • Tarleton Agriculture Center

Saturday, March 20 (10 Events)

College of Ag and Environmental Sciences Breakfast

College of Ag & Environmental Sciences Breakfast

  • 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Equine Center - Tarleton Agriculture Center
Welcome Home Breakfast and Parade Watch Party

Welcome Home Breakfast and Parade Watch Party

  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Alumni House
Memorial Homecoming 5k

Memorial Homecoming 5k

  • 9:00 AM
  • Starting at Rome and Rudder Way
Homecoming Parade

Homecoming Parade

  • 10:00 AM
  • Encircling campus via Washington and McIlhany Streets
Honoring 100 Years of Purple Poo

Honoring 100 Years of Purple Poo

  • Immediately following Homecoming Parade
  • Thompson Student Center Circle Drive
Student Life Reunion Hall

Student Life Reunion Hall

  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Barry B. Thompson Student Center Ballrooms
Texan Alley and the Alumni Association Tailgate Party

Texan Alley and the Alumni Association Tailgate Party

  • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Texan Alley
Pointe du Hoc

Pointe du Hoc

  • 3:00 PM
  • Starting at Dining Hall & culminating at Rudder Statue
Tarleton Football Game

Tarleton Football Game

  • Kickoff: 6:00 PM
Crowning of Homecoming Queen and King

Crowning of Homecoming Queen & King

  • During halftime of football game

Events at the Fort Worth, Midlothian, Waco and RELLIS campuses:

Wednesday, March 17

Homecoming Hoedown

Waco - Homecoming Hoedown

  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Waco MAC Building Quad
Launching of the Ducks

Waco - Launching of the Ducks

  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Waco PAC Fountain

Thursday, March 18

Purple Pancakes

Fort Worth - Purple Pancakes

  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Front Lawn (Rainsite: Lobby)
Launching of the Ducks

Midlothian - Launching of the Ducks

  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Common Area Building #2 Navarro College

Changes to normal event operations may occur due to ongoing adjustments in restrictions put in place by State and local authorities who are attempting to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Event planners and attendees should be aware that the situation is very fluid with very few assurances about what restrictions may be in place at the time of the event.