Homecoming Activities Feature 150th Alumni Concert and Ribbon Cuttings


WEATHER UPDATES (3:30 p.m. Oct. 13)

5K: 8 a.m.
If there is light rain, the 5K will take place as scheduled. If there is thunder or lightning, it will be cancelled.

Parade: 9 a.m.
If there is light rain, the parade will take place as scheduled. If there is thunder or lightning, it will be postponed.

Pre-Game Tailgate: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
If there is light rain tomorrow, the tailgate will continue as planned in the tailgate lot at the corner of Patterson and Franklin streets. If there are thunderstorms, lightning or high winds, the tailgate will be moved into the Student Union Building. The pep rally will take place in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms, regardless of the weather.

Rain Site: Pre-Game Tailgate: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
If the tailgate is moved indoors, there will not be assigned tailgate locations nor tables for groups and organizations. No alcohol, coolers or outside food is permitted inside the Student Union Building. The football game will be lived streamed in the Student Union Building Hub.

Post-Game Tailgate/150th Celebration Concert: 5 p.m.
The post-game tailgate is officially scheduled to take place indoors, regardless of the weather.


Truman will celebrate Homecoming the weekend of Oct. 14, and several additional events have been scheduled this year in conjunction with the school’s sesquicentennial.

Highlights taking place on Saturday include the annual 5K run/walk at 8 a.m. starting at Barnett Hall, followed by the parade at 9 a.m. beginning downtown and venturing through campus on the east side of Franklin Street.

The first of two ceremonial ribbon cuttings will take place at 10:30 a.m. when the University officially christens the newly renovated Baldwin Hall. The nearly 80-year-old building was offline for the entire 2016-17 academic year while major updates were completed, including new heating, air conditioning, lighting, plumbing, wiring, walls and flooring.

The Bulldog Forever Tailgate opens at 11 a.m. in the parking lots located at the southwest corner of Franklin and Patterson streets. A barbecue meal will be available for purchase, and Homecoming apparel will be on sale. The Homecoming pep rally will take place at 1 p.m. at the tailgate. For details regarding the tailgate policies, including grilling and alcoholic beverages, visit truman.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Homecoming-Tailgate-Policies.pdf.

Stokes Stadium will be the site of the day’s second ribbon cutting. Ten minutes before the 2 p.m. football game against Grand Valley State, there will be a ceremony marking the installation of new turf and a new track.

As part of the yearlong sesquicentennial festivities there will be a 150th Celebration Concert following the Truman football game Oct. 14. It will feature alumni bands Hazard to Ya Booty and the Busted String Band in the tailgate parking lot. Music will start following the game and light snacks will be provided as the fun continues.

For a complete listing of all Homecoming events taking place Oct. 13-15, visit truman.edu/alumni-donors/events/homecoming or homecoming.truman.edu.