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The annual Homecoming event is always a special time for the SBU Bearcat family. We love seeing alumni back on campus as they reconnect with each other and interact with our current students.

Parent/Family Day

In conjunction with Homecoming 2017, we invite the parents and families of our current students to join us on campus on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. You will have the opportunity to join in the fun with your student by watching the parade, attending the Bearcat Bash and cheering the Bearcats to victory at the football game.

Online registration has closed. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Homecoming Registration Center, which will be open 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22 and 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23.

Alumni Registration

Online registration has closed. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Homecoming Registration Center, which will be open 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22 and 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23. If you have questions, contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at (417) 328-1806.

Homecoming 5k

Choose between a 5K or 1 mile walk/run and help support the SBU Cross County/Track team and the SBU Alumni Association. Race begins at 8:15 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23 and ends in time to watch the Homecoming Parade.

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER FOR THE 5K

Parade information

 

Homecoming Parade Route

Parade registration

 

We would love to have your business, club or organization represented in the SBU Homecoming 2017 Parade! Use the link below to register for parade participation.

Parade Registration

Band Registration

Area high school marching bands are invited to participate in the SBU Homecoming 2017 Parade! Use the link below to learn more and to register your band.

Marching Band Registration

 

event Schedule

Homecoming 2017 will take place on the SBU-Bolivar campus Sept. 22-23, 2017! Mark your calendars now and make plans to join us!

Download Homecoming 2017 Schedule

Download Parade Route

Reunion Class Pictures

Schedule for Homecoming Reunion Class PicturesIf you are a member of one of this year's reunion classes ('57, '67, '77, '87, '92, '97, '07), join us for a pre-dinner social on Friday evening. You will enjoy free refreshments as you reconnect with your SWBC/SBU classmates. The social will take place in Kaldi's Coffee Shop, located in the Student Union.

During this time, we also will take photos of each reunion class. Please join us so that we can have all participants in the photos.

Parade Watching locations

The Homecoming Parade is always a highlight of each year's Homecoming festivities! Watch the parade while reconnecting with former classmates by meeting up with other alumni from the same decade as you.

Watch the Homecoming Parade with your former classmates!Meet up outside the locations listed below:

  • 1940s and 1950s: Ingman Hall
  • 1960s and 1970s: Health Center
  • 1980s: Beasley Hall
  • 1990s: Leslie Hall
  • 2000s: Plaster Athletic Facility

My favorite alumni event is definitely Homecoming. The annual trek back to Bolivar and the SBU campus brings back many fond memories, and it is wonderful to see so many others who make the same journey.

Nick Stevens, Alumni Association Board Member
Nick Stevens, Alumni Association Board Member

Event Photos

We had a blast during Homecoming 2016! Thanks to all the alumni who returned home to join in the festivities. To view photos of the Homecoming 2016 highlights, be sure to "like" SBU on Facebook!

Homecoming 2016 photos