Saturday, September 23, 2023

We are excited about UMHB’s Homecoming 2023 and encourage you to take advantage of a full schedule of events packed with opportunities for you to reconnect! Will you join us?

Registration for Homecoming is free, and many events are free. You can also purchase add-ons for events that require tickets or if you want any extra t-shirts.

And if you’re an alumni, you can receive a free Homecoming t-shirt if you register by September 11. Discount will be applied at checkout. If you have any questions about registration, contact the Alumni Engagement team at alumni@umhb.edu or 254-295-4599.

Stay tuned as we update this website with more details and reunions.

Online registration has closed to prepare for Homecoming 2023. However, we would love for you to attend still. Stop by the Musick Alumni Center and Museum at the Parker House on Friday from 12:00-9:00 p.m. or Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. to register in person. If you have any questions, contact us at alumni@umhb.edu.

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UMHB Homecoming 2023
Photo of Rose Morales '00

Rose Morales '00

Alumni Board President

We are thrilled to welcome you back to campus for Homecoming 2023! We are looking forward to connecting with you and having a lot of fun. We hope you join us in person, but if not, feel free to connect online.

Rose Morales '00

Alumni Board President
Musick Alumni Center and Museum at the Parker House

Open House & Registration

September 22-23, 2023

Musick Alumni Center and Museum at the Parker House

Visit the alumni center and museum, look at historical displays, and pick up everything you need for an exciting Homecoming!

Friday Hours: 12 - 9 p.m.

Saturday Hours: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Stunt Night

Stunt Night

September 22, 2023 | 7 p.m.

W.W. Walton Chapel

Since 1909, classes have competed against each other in the long-standing tradition of Stunt Night. This year's theme will be released in August; stay tuned for more exciting information. Alumni can receive a FREE TICKET, but you must register online. General Admission tickets will be available at the door.

Stunt Night
Homecoming Pep Rally

Homecoming Pep Rally

September 22, 2023 | 9 p.m.

Luther Memorial

Join us for our annual Homecoming Pep Rally featuring the Cru Spirit Band, Sader Belles, and Cru Cheer. Enjoy the phenomenal lighting of the letters and fireworks.

UMHB Homecoming 2023

Homecoming Hub

September 23, 2023 | 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Musick Alumni Center and Museum at the Parker House

Stop by Homecoming registration to check in, say hi, and pick up your registration packet! Looking for a place to meet up with your friends and classmates? Look no further. This is a great meeting spot. Don't forget to check out the historical displays in the museum, especially Our Stories.

UMHB Homecoming 2023
UMHB Reunion

Legacy Family Donuts & Coffee

September 23, 2023 | 10 - 11 a.m.

Bawcom Student Union, 2nd Floor Lobby

Do you have a child or grandchild attending UMHB? If so, they are a Legacy, and we want you to join us for our Legacy Family Breakfast. Mike '99 and Melanie '98 McCarthy, current Legacy parents, will host this event alongside some of our Student Life staff. Enjoy some donuts and coffee while you connect with other families.


Carnival on King Street

September 23, 2023 | 1 - 6 p.m.

King Street

Join us for our annual Carnival on King Street at Homecoming. This is a FREE event; we have fun things for your entire family to enjoy. There will be a field goal challenge, tugga touchdown, quad shot, obstacle course, trackless train, bounce house, petting zoo, and more. Stop by the Family Zone in the center of King Street for FREE cotton candy, bottled water, activities, and a place to enjoy fellowship with friends.

Coffee with the Cru

Coffee with the Cru

September 23, 2023 | 3 - 4 p.m.

Musick Alumni Center and Museum at the Parker House

The Young Alumni Board invites all recent grads to join them for coffee and networking. If you have graduated within the last 10 years, our Young Alumni Board wants you to enjoy some Summer Moon iced and hot coffee and find out how to stay connected to UMHB.

Alumni Tailgate

Alumni Tailgate

September 23, 2023 | 4 - 5:45 p.m.

Musick Alumni Center and Museum at the Parker House

Join us for a barbecue tailgate catered by Miller's Smokehouse as we get ready for the big game against McMurry. The tickets are $15 per person, and space is limited. Reserved areas will be marked for groups having reunions; contact us if you would like a reserved space at alumni@umhb.edu.

Alumni Tailgate
Alumni Dubbing

Alumni Dubbing

September 23, 2023 | 4 - 4:30 p.m.

Have you been dubbed? Since 1995, students have had a chance to be dubbed a "Crusader Forever" to commemorate being part of the UMHB family. We want to give alumni an opportunity to join in on this great tradition. Dr. Randy O'Rear, university president, will be set up at the Alumni Tailgate, offering alumni a chance to experience this tradition.

Cru Kids Day

Cru Kids Day

September 23, 2023 | 4 -4:15 p.m.

Crusader Stadium

Our Cru Kids are invited to spend time on the field with Crunk, Sader Belles, Cru Cheer, and the UMHB Football team. This event is for registered Cru Kids only; they must wear their new shirt or ID. To register your child, visit alumni.umhb.edu/crukids; the registration deadline is August 31.

Cru Kids Day
Game Day Scoop

Game Day Scoop

September 23, 2023 | 4:30 - 6 p.m.

Musick Alumni Center and Museum at the Parker House

Bring the family and join us for some FREE Crunilla at Game Day Scoop.

Homecoming Football game

UMHB Football vs. McMurry

September 23, 2023 | 6 p.m.

Crusader Stadium

Come cheer on the Cru as they take on the Warhawks in an exciting Homecoming matchup featuring special alumni awards presentation at halftime. All alumni are encouraged to visit the alumni check-in table on the south concourse to pick up some alumni swag.

Homecoming Football game

Homecoming Spirit Box - SOLD OUT

What better way to celebrate UMHB than with a Homecoming Spirit Box? Whether celebrating at home or coming to Belton, this limited-edition box has everything you need to show your Cru spirit. For $30, you can get a box filled with a yellow diner mug, purple tumbler, key chains, stickers, Cru popcorn, and more! Plus, the Alumni Association will donate $10 from each box purchase to the Young Alumni Board Missions Fund to help our students experience serving in the mission field.


Homecoming is a great time to reconnect, and we have several opportunities for the following groups to meet on campus. If you have a group that would like to have a reunion, contact the Alumni Engagement office today, alumni@umhb.edu.

UMHB Cru Spirit Band

Band Alumni Reunion

Calling all former UMHB Band members. Join us for a reunion and a chance to play with the band during the Homecoming football game. Alumni will need to pre-register for this event to be included.

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UMHB 90s Reunion

90s Alumni Reunion

Hosted by the Class of 1993

We love the 90s and our 90s graduates! Join the class of 1993 as they host a lunch for ALL of our 90s graduates. This will be a great time to reconnect. Dr. Bawcom will be there and offer a special opportunity to be DUBBED a Crusader Forever.

UMHB 90s Reunion
UMHB Homecoming

Class Reunions

We have several opportunities to recognize some special classes at Homecoming this year. If you are a member of one of these classes, we would love to have you join us.

  • Class of 1983: Saturday Afternoon Reunion and Alumni Tailgate
  • Class of 1993: 90s Reunion and Alumni Tailgate
  • Class of 1998: 90s Reunion and Alumni Tailgate
  • Class of 2003: Dinner Friday Night and Alumni Tailgate
  • Class of 2013: Alumni Tailgate
  • Class of 2018: Alumni Tailgate
UMHB Homecoming 2013 Golf

2013 National Champion Women's Golf Reunion

The 2013 National Champion Women's Golf team is invited to join us for a reunion at 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 23. This will be an excellent time for you and your families to join us and reconnect. During halftime, we will recognize your 10th Anniversary of the National Championship, and you and your families will enjoy a VIP game day experience.

UMHB Homecoming 2013 Golf
UMHB Homecoming 2023 Logo


Can't make it to Homecoming this year? Celebrate at home with our Homecoming Digital Download. Enjoy some printable decorations and activities that will give you a little bit of Cru spirit. Make sure to check out the schedule for live-stream opportunities. We hope to see you on campus soon or for Homecoming next year!

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We would love to have you join us, and we cannot wait to experience UMHB together.

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We'd love to see your photos from all of our Homecoming activities! Just upload them to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using the hashtag #UMHBHOCO2023. Tag us @UMHBAlumni, and we may share your post!

We have added a HASHTAG PRINTER to Homecoming 2023, so when you post to INSTAGRAM with #UMHBHOCO2023, we will print out the picture and display it for you to pick up at the Homecoming Hub at the alumni center. Your account will need to be set to public to obtain your pictures.

Be sure to follow @UMHBAlumni, where you'll find the most updated information about Homecoming 2023!

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