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No matter how long it’s been since you were on campus, coming back feels like you never left! With two class reunions this year, in addition to an all-class reception and Party in the Park, you’ll feel right at home.


Preregistration is required for certain events during Homecoming weekend, including:

MuleNation Open House — Join us in the new Union Auditorium for a MuleNation Open House on Friday. Enjoy refreshments, classroom visits, campus tours, UCM trivia and more throughout the day. All alumni will be recognized at the All-Class MuleNation Alumni Reception, taking place in the auditorium from 1 to 3 p.m. Members of the reunion classes of 1972 and 1997 will receive special recognition and a gift at the reception.
Distinguished Alumni Dinner — Help us honor our 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients at this annual social and dinner in the union ballrooms Friday night.
Party in the Park — Enjoy food and live music in Selmo Park, a designated open-container area, before and after the parade! The party is free and open to the public, but reserving a table gets you premier seating and UCM swag! Plus, you're just a few steps away from Walton Stadium for the Homecoming football game.



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New in 2022:

25-Year, 50-Year & All-class Reunions!

Need more reasons to come back to campus? If you are a member of the 1997 or 1972 graduating class, this is your year! Starting in 2022, the UCM Alumni Foundation will be hosting a 25-Year Reunion in addition to our annual 50-Year Reunion and an all-class reception Friday, Oct. 14.

Learn More and Register Now


Distinguished Alumni Dinner 

5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022

Mule RidersEvery year during Homecoming we recognize deserving Distinguished Alumni who exemplify our university's legacy of excellence. Reserve your spot at the UCM Distinguished Alumni Dinner, taking place in the Elliott Student Union at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14. Learn more at

If you have questions or require special accommodations, please contact the UCM Alumni Foundation at 660-543-8000 or


Party in the Park 

8 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022

Selmo Friendship

You are invited to a party in Selmo Park with food and live music by KC FLO before and after the parade. This designated open-container area is a great place to watch the parade, and you'll be just where you need to be when it's time for the Mules Football game. The party is free and open to the public, but reserving a table gets you premier seating and UCM swag! Register Now


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9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022

Mule in Homecoming Parade

The Homecoming parade is our largest alumni tradition of the year! Whether you knew it as Central Missouri State College, Central Missouri State University or the University of Central Missouri, the Warrensburg campus is a place you can always call home. The parade route begins at the intersection of Clark and Holden streets, then runs north through campus on Holden and downtown to Gay Street, where it extends east to College Avenue and north to South Street.


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Homecoming 2022 

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Thank you to everyone who supported our Marching Mules by sponsoring a new uniform! 

Homecoming History

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Central Missouri’s first annual Homecoming was a silver jubilee held Nov. 5, 1935, in honor of Eldo Hendricks. It featured a convocation during which 21 alumni reminisced about Hendricks’ 25 years of service, plus a halftime presentation where the president and his wife received 25 silver dollars. 

The Homecoming parade is truly one of UCM's most popular traditions. It’s always a colorful feast for the eyes, bringing the campus and local communities together to enjoy the Marching Mules, floats, equestrian units, dignitaries, area organizations, businesses, regional high school bands and UCM's very own mule mascot.


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Can't make it to Homecoming 2022? We've got you covered! Order your Homecoming at Home box by Oct. 6 to celebrate from the comfort of your own home.

We'll send everything you need to Feel '22, including a digital code to watch the game on your own device. Plus, your donation helps Mules and Jennies in need. Learn More

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