Tarleton Fans Looking Forward to Spring Homecoming Game, Activities


Monday, November 23, 2020

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton State University students, faculty, staff and supporters all have a lot to anticipate in the coming days and weeks.

Added to the excitement of annual late fall and winter festivities is the spring Homecoming week, featuring all of the traditional events and centered around football, the Texans’ first Homecoming game at the Division I level.

Tarleton faces off against former Lone Star Conference foe Midwestern State at 6 p.m. March 20, 2021, capping a week of purple-tinged happenings.

Each day of Homecoming week, March 15-20, Tarleton campuses will buzz with activities starting with the Faculty and Staff Alumni Luncheon and S’mores Kick-off on Monday followed by Tuesday’s purple pancakes in Stephenville.

The Yell Contest, Yell Bingo, Snake Dance and Beating of the Drum are all on Wednesday’s schedule, followed by a concert celebrating Tarleton’s Purple Poo on Thursday.

Wednesday and Thursday feature events at Tarleton outreach campuses, too. In Waco the Homecoming Hoe-Down and Launching of the Ducks are scheduled for Wednesday, while Midlothian hosts Launching of the Ducks on Thursday. Fort Worth supporters will have their own purple pancakes Thursday.

The bonfire tops Friday’s activities, which also include the J. Dixon White Golf Tournament, the Welcome Home Bash and the Alumni Homecoming Kick-Off Social.

To gear up for Saturday’s game, Tarleton alumni will be treated to the annual Homecoming Parade as well as the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ breakfast, the Memorial Homecoming 5K, the Welcome Home Breakfast and Watch Party and, of course, tailgating at Texan Alley.

For more information visit https://www.tarleton.edu/spiritweek/events.html.

Tarleton, founding member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven education marked by academic innovation and a dedication to transform today’s scholars into tomorrow’s leaders. It offers degree programs to more than 14,000 students at Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, RELLIS Academic Alliance in Bryan, and online, emphasizing real-world learning experiences that address societal needs while maintaining its core values of tradition, integrity, civility, excellence, leadership and service.

Contact: Phil Riddle
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A founding member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 16,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, A&M RELLIS at Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity, and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.