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Homecoming Events

THANK YOU! For a successful 2018 Homecoming Week!
Save the dates and check back for updated details for next year.
Homecoming 2019 | October 21-26, 2019 *this date is subject to change pending final football schedule

For a full schedule of events click check out the Schedule page**All activities are subject to change depending on weather


Alumni Events

  • Golden Years Society Reunion: Friday, Oct. 25, starting at 9 a.m. at the Michael L. Faust Center for Alumni & Friends.
  • Homecoming Golf: Friday, Oct. 25, noon at Mozingo Golf Course.
  • Homecoming Welcome: Saturday, Oct. 26, 8 a.m. at the Faust Center.

Alumni Events


Athletic Events

  • M-Club Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony: Friday, Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m. at the Student Union Ballroom
  • Bearcat Tailgate Zone: Saturday, Oct. 26, after parade at Raymond J Courter College Park Pavilion
  • Bearcat football vs Nebraska-Kearney: Saturday, Oct. 26, 2 p.m. at Bearcat Stadium

Tickets and Information


University Office & Department Photo Contest

NEW! This year we are starting a new competition between the offices and departments on campus. Each office or department will have the opportunity to submit a photo displaying their best Homecoming spirit. The entries will be posted on our social media the week of Homecoming. Whichever photo receives the most likes will win a $100 cash prize!

Voting takes place Noon-5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21

If your office or department is wanting to compete please contact the Homecoming Secretary at


Blood Drive

The Homecoming Committee and Student Senate are collaborating to host a Blood Drive Oct. 22-24. Northwest students and employees, alumni, community members, and friends and family are invited to give blood or a monetary donation. The blood drive is 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day in the Tower View Room, located on the third floor of the Student Union. Interested donors may pre-register online by visiting

Student organizations will compete to raise the most money and units of blood. To give blood or donations in support of a student organization, let a committee member know at the refreshment table.

1 unit of blood = 1 point
$10 = 1 point (a maximum of 3 points can be earned per donor)


SAC Event


The Student Activities Council hosts actress and comedian Jessi Campbell. The first 500 attendees receive a Northwest T-shirt.

7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts


Variety Show

$5 per person

The Variety Show is a two night show that consists of Northwest students acting out various skits that relate to the theme, along with olio acts such as singers and magicians. Royalty Crowning will be Thursday, Oct. 24, at the end of the show, around 9 p.m. Presentation of the royalty court will also happen at intermission of the Friday night show.

You may purchase a ticket in the Cashiering Office (on the first floor of the Administration Building) or online. *Please purchase tickets in advanced, it cannot be promised that there will be tickets available the day of the show. 

7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24 and 25, at the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts



Homecoming Parade


All Northwest students, faculty, staff, alumni, family & friends are welcome to attend the parade!

The Homecoming Parade route starts at the corner of Ray and College Avenue. It will proceed east to the main University entrance at Fourth Street, continue on Fourth, ending at Fourth and Main. Please do not enter the parade route once the parade has began.

The parade will take place in any weather, with the exception of lightning.

9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26

Parade information