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Homecoming Awards Chapel
Friday | October 18 | 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 the Great Hall of the Great Commission Center. Read more about this year's Homecoming Award recipients at

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Forty-Two Fun | Hosted by the ETBU Honors Program
Friday | October 18 | 2:00 p.m.

There is a seat at the table for you! ETBU Students in the Honors Program invite you to pull up a chair, shuffle the set, bid your hand, and win some tricks! Everyone is welcome to watch. If you plan to play, please indicate that when you register for homecoming.

Current Students
Tiger Pep Rally & Fireworks
Friday | October 18 | 9:00 p.m.

Join the rest of the Tiger Family at Ornelas Football Stadium for a pep rally supporting our Tigers and stay for a fireworks show!

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Late Night Breakfast
Friday | October 18 | 9:30 p.m.

There isn't anything better than breakfast for dinner! Enjoy some pancakes while you [re]connect with fellow Tiger Alumni in Bennett Student Commons. 

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Tiger Tales with Toby the Tiger
Saturday | October 19 | 9:30 a.m.

Calling all Tiger Cubs! Join us for story time and a fun craft in the Mamye Jarrett Library. Toby and Tabby the Tigers will be there and is excited to see you! 

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Decade Reunion Brunches
Saturday | October 19 | 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.

1960’s | Honor Class of 1964 | Calvert Meeting Room
1970’s | Honor Class of 1974 | Woods Great Room
1980’s | Honor Class of 1984 | Cornish Great Room
1990’s | Honor Class of 1994 | Blankenship Meeting Room

2000’s | Honor Class of 2004
2010’s  | Honor Class of 2014

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Tiger Family Carnival and Tailgate
Saturday | October 19 | 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. 

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Tiger Football
Saturday | October 19 | 1:00 p.m.

After you enjoy lunch at The Grove, cheer on the Tiger Football team. There will be additional Homecoming awards presented at halftime. 

Homecoming 2023
Friday, October 27, 2023

Rogers Spiritual Life Center

Homecoming Chapel | Golden Blazer & Golden Lightkeeper Ceremony

Baker Chapel, Rogers Spiritual Life Center

Homecoming Awards & Golden Lightkeepers Luncheon honoring the Class of 1973

The Great Hall, Great Commission Center

Forty-Two Fun! Hosted by the ETBU Honors Program

Huffman Activity Area, Ornelas Student Center

Open Houses

Great Commission Center | Adjacent to Marshall Hall

Synergy Park | 100 N. Bolivar, Marshall, Texas

ETBU Volleyball vs. Howard Payne

Ornelas Gymnasium, Dean Healthplex

ETBU Jazz Band presented by the School of Communication and Performing Arts

The Great Hall, Great Commission Center

The Cagebirds Presented by the ETBU Theatre Department

The Black Box Theatre, Jenna Guest Music Building

Tiger Pep Rally & Fireworks

Ornelas Stadium

Late Night Breakfast

Bennett Student Commons - Free to Homecoming Registrants

Saturday, October 28, 2023

Class of 1999 and before | Ornelas Student Center

Class of 2000 and beyond | Mamye Jarrett Library

Tiger Tales: Story Time with Toby & Tabby

Jarrett Library


1960s Decade Reunion: 1963 Honor Class | Calvert Meeting Room, Ornelas Student Center
1970s Decade Reunion: 1973 Honor Class | Woods Great Room, Ornelas Student Center
1980s Decade Reunion: 1983 Honor Class | Cornish Great Room, Ornelas Student Center 
1990s Decade Reunion: 1993 Honor Class | Blankenship Meeting Room, Ornelas Student Center 
2000s Decade Reunion: 2003 Honor Class | Heritage Hall, Jarrett Library
2010s Decade Reunion: 2013 Honor Class | Heritage Hall, Jarrett Library 

Tiger Family Carnival & Tailgating

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Free Cookout at The Grove for all Homecoming Registrants

Tiger Walk

The Grove
Cheer the ETBU Tiger Football Team to Victory!

ETBU Volleyball vs. Sul Ross State University

Ornelas Gymnasium, Dean Healthplex

ETBU Football vs. Sul Ross State University

Ornelas Stadium

To purchase tickets to the football game, visit

Contact Information

Name/Title Division Phone
Dr. Scott Bryant
Vice President for Advancement and Administrative Affairs
Advancement 903.923.2069 Send Message View Bio
Cari D. Johnson
Director, Alumni Relations
Intercessory Prayer Ministry Coordinator
903.923.2043 Send Message View Bio