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SBU set to host Homecoming activities Oct. 7-8

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BOLIVAR, Mo. — Southwest Baptist University alumni and friends will celebrate Homecoming on Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8 on the Bolivar campus. 

Homecoming weekend kicks off Friday with the 50-Year Club luncheon at 11:30 a.m., followed by the Class of ’72 reunion at 1 p.m. The annual student bed races run at 4 p.m. on the Burnidge Memorial Forum. The alumni banquet will be held at 6 p.m. in the Marketplace. In addition, the alumni basketball game will be played at 7:30 p.m.  

Included in the many events on Saturday is the alumni breakfast at 8:30 a.m., followed by the Homecoming parade at 10 a.m. The Bearcat Bash, a cannot-miss event for the entire family, is from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and includes Pineapple Whip, Hurts Donuts, acai bowls, plus inflatables and games. The SBU football game vs. William Jewel College starts at 1 p.m., with the king and queen coronation taking place at halftime. 

Don't miss the Bearcat Bash — a family-friendly event with food and activities! Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 3-12. Pre-registration for homecoming weekend closes on September 26. To register, visit
*Published: 9/16/2022