Baylor University to Celebrate 110th Anniversary Homecoming Oct. 10-12

Baylor Homecoming
Oct. 7, 2019

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by Cacey Vigil, student news writer, Baylor Media and Public Relations

WACO, Texas (Oct. 7, 2019) – The Baylor Family will come together Oct. 10-12 to celebrate the 110th anniversary of Baylor Homecoming. Below is information about special Homecoming traditions and events. Events began Monday with a special Homecoming Chapel in Waco Hall. For updated information on all #BaylorHomecoming events, visit www.baylor.edu/homecoming.

Thursday, Oct. 10

Mass Meeting - Baylor’s Homecoming will begin at 9:30 p.m. in the Ferrell Center with the Freshman Mass Meeting. Students will gather to honor the memory of the 10 Baylor students who died in a bus accident on Jan. 27, 1927, in Round Rock, Texas. The Immortal Ten are presented alphabetically as their story is told. They have become a hallowed tradition, collectively symbolizing the “Baylor spirit” that is made visible in the concluding candle-lighting ceremony. Once the meeting is finished, students will gather at Fountain Mall to build a bonfire. For more information, visit the Baylor Homecoming website.

Pigskin Revue - This annual Homecoming tradition showcases the winning Broadway-style acts from the previous spring’s All University Sing competition. The performances are prepared and performed by campus organizations complete with costumes, elaborate backdrops, props and complex choreography. Performances will begin at 7 p.m. in Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave. Thursday’s performance also features the Homecoming Queen and her Court. To check on Pigskin ticket availability, visit the Baylor Homecoming website.

Friday, Oct. 11

Golden Grad Reunion Dinner - Baylor Alumni will host the class of 1969 for the Golden Grad Homecoming Reunion Dinner, which brings Baylor alumni from around the world back to campus to reminisce and reconnect with the Baylor family. Dinner will start at 4 p.m. in the Barfield Drawing Room in the Bill Daniel Student Center, 1311 S. Fifth St. To register, visit Golden Grad Reunion Dinner.

Heritage Reunion Dinner - Baylor Alumni will host the annual Heritage Reunion Dinner for the classes of 1964, 1959, 1954, 1949 and 1944, at 5 p.m. in the Baylor Club Suite Lounge in McLane Stadium, 1001 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. To register, visit Heritage Reunion Dinner.

Alumni Homecoming Reunions for Classes of 1974, 1989, 1994, 2009 and 2014 - Baylor Alumni from around the world representing the Classes of 1974, 1989, 1994, 2009 and 2014 will return to campus to reminisce, reconnect with their treasured classmates and re-engage with the entire Baylor Family. For more information about these reunions, held on Friday and Saturday, visit the Baylor Homecoming website.

Singspiration - Join members of the Baylor Family and Waco community as they celebrate Homecoming weekend with a worship service at 7 p.m. at Seventh and James Baptist Church, 602 James Ave. For more information, visit the Baylor Homecoming website.

Pigskin Revue - This annual Homecoming tradition showcases the winning Broadway-style acts from the previous spring’s All University Sing competition. The performances are prepared and performed by campus organizations complete with costumes, elaborate backdrops, props and complex choreography. Performances will be at 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. in Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave. To check on Pigskin ticket availability, visit the Baylor Homecoming website.

Extravaganza, Pep rally and Bonfire - The Baylor Family and Waco community are invited to celebrate and enjoy Homecoming festivities at Fountain Mall and on Fifth Street from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday Night Flashback will begin at 6 p.m. in the Bill Daniel Student Center, 1311 S. Fifth St., and will showcase Baylor’s history and traditions such as Sing and Pigskin, the Baylor Line, Slime Caps, athletics highlights and Diadeloso. The pep rally will start around 8 p.m. followed by the lighting of the bonfire at 9:45 p.m. For more information, visit the Baylor Homecoming website.

Saturday, Oct. 12

Homecoming Parade - Since Baylor’s first Homecoming celebration in 1909, the annual Baylor Homecoming Parade has been a proud tradition of the University. Today, it is the oldest and largest collegiate Homecoming parade in the country. The parade will begin at 8 a.m. in downtown Waco at Eighth Street and Austin Avenue and is expected to arrive on campus on Fifth Street at 8:30 a.m. The television broadcast and live streaming of the parade will begin at 8:30 a.m. on KCEN-TV Ch. 6. (Additional details about live streaming will be announced soon.) For more information on the parade, visit the Baylor Homecoming website.

Baylor Football vs. Texas Tech - The Baylor Bears will host Texas Tech University for the annual Homecoming football game at 3 p.m. in McLane Stadium, 1001 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Tickets are available at BaylorBears.com.

Pigskin Revue - This annual Homecoming tradition showcases the winning Broadway-style acts from the previous spring’s All University Sing competition. The performances are prepared and performed by campus organizations complete with costumes, elaborate backdrops, props and complex choreography. The final performance will begin at 7 p.m. in Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave. To check on Pigskin ticket availability, visit the Baylor Homecoming website.

For the full schedule of #BaylorHomecoming events, visit www.baylor.edu/homecoming.

ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 17,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.

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