Charter Celebration

April 20, 2024 | Belton, Texas

On February 1, 1845, a charter started a small Baptist institution in Independence, Texas. Today, we celebrate the rich Heritage and Tradition of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. We invite you to join us for Charter Celebration on Saturday, April 20, 2024. We will reflect on our past and celebrate the significant relationships formed during our days at Mary Hardin-Baylor.

We will celebrate the 50-year reunion of the Class of 1974 and reunions for Historical Phila, Royal Academia, and Campus Boys. If you would like to reserve a room for a reunion, don't hesitate to get in touch with the Alumni Engagement office at 254-295-4599.

Our Celebration Lunch will feature a special message and the recognition and induction of the Class of 1974 into the Heritage Club. The cost of the lunch will be $20 per person and is free for our friends in the Class of 1974.

Registration for the weekend will open on February 1, 2024.

Charter Friends, Registration

Registration & Check In

Saturday, April 20, 2024 • 9:00 a.m.

Bawcom Student Union - 1st Floor

Check in to receive your name badge and information for the day. Registration will remain open until 12:00 p.m.

Charter Friends, Registration
Charter Celebration Alumni Board

Bagels with the Board

Saturday, April 20, 2024 • 9:00 a.m.

Bawcom Student Union - 2nd Floor

We invite you to join our Alumni Board for refreshments and conversations around our bagel bar. Board members will be around until the Circle of Songs.

Special Reunions

Class Reunions

Saturday, April 20, 2024 • 9:30 am

Bawcom Student Union

Join us for a special time of reunion for the following classes.

  • Class of 1974- Conference Room 1, 2nd Floor, Hosted by Dannie Hefner & Sharon Pavoggi Wall
  • Class of 1964 - Conference Room 2, 2nd Floor, Hosted by Velva Schrader Riddle
  • Class of 1954 - Conference Room 3, 3rd Floor, Hosted by Nelda East Sanders
Special Reunions
Circle of Songs

Circle of Songs

Saturday, April 20, 2024 • 11:30 a.m.

Bawcom Student Union - 2nd Floor

Continue the great tradition of the Circle of Songs. Songs like Old Baylor, Slinga da Ink, and more. Following Circle of Songs, we will head to the McLane Great Hall for our Celebration Lunch.

Celebration Lunch

Celebration Lunch

Saturday, April 20, 2024 • 12:00 p.m.

Bawcom Student Union - McLane Great Hall, 3rd Floor

Join us for a refreshing lunch as we celebrate the newest Heritage Club members, the Class of 1974. Business Professional Attire.

Celebration Lunch
Charter Celebration Class Reunions

Special Reunions

Saturday, April 20, 2024 • 1:30 p.m.

Bawcom Student Union - 2nd Floor

Meet with your classmates to share memories and reflect on your days at Mary Hardin-Baylor.

  • Historical Phila - Conference Room 1
  • Royal Academia - Conference Room 2
  • Campus Boys - Student Life Conference Room
Museum Tours at the Musick Alumni Center and Museum at the Parker House

Museum Tour & Campus Tour

Saturday, April 20, 2024 • 2:00 p.m.

Musick Alumni Center and Museum at the Parker House

Come and learn about the rich heritage and tradition of Mary Hardin-Baylor and get a little glimpse of everything that has made UMHB what it is today. See our Betty Sue Beebe Rotating Exhibit featuring a celebration of some of our people and their stories.

Museum Tours at the Musick Alumni Center and Museum at the Parker House

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