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Homecoming 2019  |  October 25-26, 2019

East Texas Baptist University invites alumni from the College of Marshall (COM), East Texas Baptist College (ETBC), and East Texas Baptist University (ETBU) back to the Hill to celebrate past and present traditions during Homecoming weekend.

Alumnus Dr. William Everett (’57) receives the Golden Lightkeeper Award. The award is bestowed upon alumni who graduated 50 years ago or more and demonstrate continuing achievement in their vocation, church, and community.
Homecoming Awards Chapel
October 25 | 10:00 a.m.

Every year, the University family gathers in Baker Chapel to honor alumni and friends of the University who have served ETBU in various capacities. Each year, we induct a new class of Golden Blazers, recognize the 50-year reunion class, and honor six alumni for their contributions to their alma mater or society. There is an honoree luncheon immediately following Chapel in Ornelas Student Center. 

The Perkins brothers perform Light of That City at the Perkins Family and Friends Reunion Concert on October 26. More than 10 members of the Perkins Family are graduates or current students of ETBU.
Perkins Family and Friends Reunion Concert
October 25 | 7:00 p.m.

Join us for a free concert for the whole family as the Perkins family and various East Texas choirs lead us in worship in Baker Chapel. More than 10 members of the Perkins family have graduated or are currently attending ETBU. 

Late Night Breakfast 2018
Late Night Breakfast
October 25 | 8:30 p.m.

There isn't anything better than breakfast for dinner! Enjoy some pancakes while you fellowship with your fellow Tiger Alumni in Bennett Student Commons. Tickets available soon! 

Alumni Brunch
Decade Reunion Brunches
October 26 | 10:00 a.m.

Whether you graduated 50 years ago or 10 years ago, we would love to welcome you back to the Hill. Enjoy complimentary brunch with your fellow Tiger Alumni in the Ornelas Student Center to celebrate your 10, 25, 40 or 50-year reunion. Registration coming soon! 

The Grove 2018
Tiger Family Carnival and Tailgating
October 26 | 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Join us in The Grove for a free and fun time for the whole family. There will be bounce houses, games, and a free lunch. Enjoy spending time with friends before finding your seats at Ornelas Stadium to cheer on the Tigers. 

Tiger Football 2018
Tiger Football
October 26 | 2:00 p.m.

After you enjoy lunch in The Grove, cheer on the Tigers in an exciting Homecoming match up. There will be additional Homecoming awards presented at halftime. 

Homecoming 2019 | Miles to Marshall
Friday, October 25th, 2019
8:00am
Registration

Ornelas Student Center

10:00am
Homecoming Chapel/Golden Blazer & Golden Lightkeeper Ceremony

Baker Chapel, Ornelas Spiritual Life Center

11:30am
Homecoming Awards & Golden Lightkeeper Luncheon honoring the Class of 1969

Woods/Cornish Great Room, Ornelas Student Center For the Class of 1969, Homecoming Award, Golden Blazer, and Golden Lightkeeper recipients, and their families

2:00pm
Campus Tours

2nd Floor, Marshall Hall

6:00pm
ETBU Volleyball vs. Louisiana College

Ornelas Gymnasium, Dean Healthplex

7:00pm
Perkins Family & Friends Reunion Concert

Baker Chapel, Ornelas Spiritual Life Center

8:30pm
Late Night Breakfast

Bennett Student Commons

10:00pm
Tiger Pep Rally & Fireworks

Ornelas Stadium

Saturday, October 26th, 2019
8:00am
Registration

Ornelas Student Center

10:00am
Tiger Family Carnival & Tailgating (until 1:00 P.M.)

The Grove

10:00am
Reunions

1950s Decade Reunion: 1959 Honor Class | Calvert Room, Ornelas Student Center
1960s Decade Reunion: 1969 Honor Class | Woods Great Room, Ornelas Student Class
1970s Decade Reunion: 1979 Honor Class | Cornish Great Room, Ornelas Student Center
1980s Decade Reunion: 1989 Honor Class | Cornish Great Room, Ornelas Student Center
1990s Decade Reunion: 1994 Honor Class | Huffman Activities Area, Ornelas Student Center
2000s Decade Reunion: 2004 & 2009 Honor Classes | Huffman Activities Area, Ornelas SC
Danger Ranger Reunion | Heritage Hall, Jarrett Library 
Marshall Grand Open House and Nursing Alumni Reunion | 210 E. Houston St. Marshall, TX 

10:30am
Tiger Tales: Story Time with Toby & Tabby

Fenton Honors Hall, Jarrett Library

11:45am
Tiger Walk

The Grove
Cheer the ETBU Tiger Football Team to Victory!

2:00pm
ETBU vs. Howard Payne University

Ornelas Stadium

5:00pm
ETBU Women’s Soccer vs. Howard Payne University

Cornish Field

7:30pm
ETBU Men’s Soccer vs. Howard Payne University

Cornish Field