The Homecoming celebration isn't just limited to game day. The entire week of Homecoming is loaded with activities for Javelina alumni, fans and friends. Below is a list of events with all of the major festivities. And don't forget to get your ticket for the main event...the Homecoming gave vs. Tarleton State!
Tuesday – October 18, 2011
* Cash bar provided for patrons that are of age with valid ID.
7:00 p.m. - Student Union Building Ballroom A (Open to the Public)
The student body shows off its talents at this annual event. Singing, dancing, acting - you name it, these students have got it!
Wednesday – October 19, 2011
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. - University Blvd. (Open to the Public)
This family favorite gives the community the opportunity to visit with many of the University's student groups. This event also serves as a valuable fundraisers for the participating student groups that need community support. With lots of giveaways and activities, it's a fun for all ages.
Thursday – October 20, 2011
Homecoming Kick-Off Concert
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Happy Hour, 7:00 p.m. - midnight - Live music @ JK Northway (Open to the Public)
A Javelina good time with live music by Southern Scarred, Mick Cruz, Mark McKinney & Brandon Rhyder. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $10.00 or at the door for $15.00 before 10 p.m. and $20.00 after 10 p.m. Charge is just $10.00 at the door for Texas A&M-Kingsville students that present a valid university ID.
Friday – October 21, 2011
Frank H. Dotterweich Statue Unveiling & 10th Anniversary of the Frank H. Dotterweich Engineering Complex
10:30 a.m. - Courtyard of Frank H. Dotterweich Engineering Complex
Celebrate the legacy of Frank H. Dotterweich at the unveiling of his statue in front of the Frank H. Dotterweich Engineering Complex. The College of Engineering will also hold an open house in honor of the 10th Anniversary of the complex. Family, friends and alumnus honored Dr. Dotterweich by donating to the creation of the statue to memorialize his love for his students, engineering and our university. The unveiling will be followed by a reception with the opportunity to view a film recounting Doc's legacy.
University Tours including Path of Success Brick Reception
2:00 p.m. - Tours start at Pavilion on the North side of the Memorial Student Union Building and end at Student Union Building Courtyard (Open to the Public)
Haven't been back to the University in awhile? Take this 30-minute tour to see all of the new buildings and structures on campus including the new Rec Center, Dorms, Dining Facility and Pavilion, just to name a few.
The tour concludes with a stroll down the Path of Success, a walkway of memorial bricks honoring those that are Javelinas for Life.
Javelina Alumni Association Century Club Gathering
6:00 p.m - 7:30 p.m. - President & Mrs. Tallant's Home (for Century Club members and higher)
This annual event is for Alumni Association Century Club members. Enjoy wine, hors d'euvres, mingling and the opportunity to chat with the President at this elegant reception.
Jav - a - Pachanga ---Featuring Turnpike Troubadours
7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. - Mesquite Grove (Open to the Public)
8:00 p.m. - Live Music by Turnpike Troubadours
A blow out party, Javelina style! Enjoy live music from the Turnpike Troubadours with great hits like "Whole Damn Town", "7&7" and this summer's smash hit "Long Hot Summer Days". There will also be food, entertainment, numerous booths of area businesses, giveaways and a great view of the bonfire from Mesquite Grove. Hank T. Moon from Badlands 94.7 radio will be hosting a live remote sponsored by Don's Cleaners and L&F Distributors. This party has it all! And best of all - it's FREE!!! Gear up for the Homecoming game at this community bash! Booth space available for vendors at no charge - call (361) 593-4338 for more information.
Hog Call & Bon Fire
Starts at dusk (approximately 7:00 p.m.) - Intramural Fields across from Javelina Station (University Blvd. & Corral Ave.) (Open to the Public)
An energizing pep rally around a massive blaze - sounds like a blast! With students and alumni leading raucous cheers, there's no better way to get fired up for a Javelina victory! Once the rally has concluded, head on over to Mesquite Grove where the party continues at Jav - a - Pachanga!
Saturday – October 22, 2011
Javelina Alumni Association General Membership Meeting
8:00 a.m. - Student Union Building - Alumni Room of Honor (For Current Javelina Alumni Association Members)
11th Annual Breast Cancer 5k Walk/Run (Open to the Public)
8:15 a.m. - 8:40 a.m. Registration - Memorial Student Union Building Courtyard
9:00 a.m. Start
Join the fight against Breast Cancer in this annual community event.
Javelina Football Community Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - Javelina Dining Hall - Corner of Retama St. & Engineering Ave. (Open to the Public)
Join members of the football team and coaching staff at their gameday breakfast. Cost is $5.50 paid at the door.
Distinguished Alumni Luncheon, presented by: IBC Bank
11:30 a.m. - Student Union Building Ballrooms (Open to the Public)
The 2011 Distinguished Alumni inductees are honored at this special luncheon reception. Features a silent auction and messages from the inductees. Tickets are sold for $25.00 in advance. Link to purchase tickets to Distinguished Alumni Luncheon online.
2:00 p.m. - Alumni Tent - Tailgate Area (East of Javelina Stadium
6:00 p.m. - Winners Announced (Open to the Public)
Put your fajita recipe to the test in this friendly Homecoming contest. Registration is $30 per team. Registration form or Pay online
Javelina Alumni Association Lifetime Member Gathering
3:30 p.m. - Champions Tent
(for Javelina Alumni Association Lifetime members)
Lifetime Javelina Alumni Association members will enjoy this exclusive reception during tailgate.
Homecoming Tailgate with music by Ron Shumate Friends
4:00 p.m. - Javelina Alumni Association Tent - Tailgate (Open to the Public)
Get ready for the Homecoming game with the biggest tailgating day of the season!
Kleberg Bank Homecoming Game vs. Tarleton State
7:00 p.m. - Javelina Stadium (Open to the Public)
It's game time! Come watch the Javelinas take on Tarleton State and cheer them on to a Homecoming victory! Purchase your tickets at www.javelinatickets.com
For more information on the Homecoming week events call (361) 593-4191