Homecoming 2020 
October 24

A Celebration of MuleNation

UCM alumni share a bond from day one. Wherever you go, whatever you do, you are a part of MuleNation, and UCM should always be part of your life. We invite you to reconnect at Homecoming 2020 and then carry that momentum forward to cultivate a MuleNation network in your region.

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2019 Game and Parade:

October 12, 2019 

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The Marching Mules are a long-standing UCM tradition, and their uniforms have seen better days. You can help them look as good as they sound by sponsoring a new, modern uniform for $600 (that's $50 a month for a year or $25 for two years). You can have a message embroidered inside the jacket and get a photo with a proud student wearing your uniform. If you give $1,000 you will also get a framed, full-color photo of the Marching Mules spelling out MULES or JENNIES on the field! (Those giving $1,000 or more automatically become members of the 1871 Society, with perks like a donor appreciation event at Homecoming.)

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The Tradition

Homecoming is our largest alumni tradition of the year! Whether you knew it as Central Missouri State College, Central Missouri State University or University of Central Missouri, the Warrensburg campus is a place you can always call home.

The Homecoming parade and Mules Football game are Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Other traditions and highlights in 2019 include:

10/10: Comedian Magician Jay Mattioli and Homecoming Royalty Announcements - 7 p.m., Hendricks Hall

10/11: Pep Rally and Cheer Contest - 4 p.m., Multipurpose Building

10/11: National Pan-Hellenic Council Stroll Off - 7 p.m., Student Recreation and Wellness Center

10/11: School of Nursing's 60th Anniversary Reception - 5-7:30 p.m., The MIC, Lee’s Summit

10/11: Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner -  5:30 p.m., Elliott Student Union, Room 240

10/12: 1871 Society Donor Appreciation Breakfast - 7:30 a.m., Elliott Student Union, Kitterman Room

10/12: All Alumni Continental Breakfast - 8 a.m., Smiser Alumni Center

10/12: Homecoming Parade - 9 a.m., downtown Warrensburg (parade registration due Oct. 2)

10/12: School of Nursing Open House - 10:30-11:30 a.m., Dockery Building

10/12: Mules Football vs. Central Oklahoma - 1:30 p.m., Walton Stadium

10/12: Step Show - 5:30 p.m., Hendricks Hall

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Questions? Contact the UCM Alumni Foundation at 660-543-8000 or

Homecoming History

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Central Missouri’s first 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. Hendricks, known as a “dreamer of dreams,” voiced his earnest hope that Homecoming would become an annual celebration rather than an occasional jubilee. 

The Homecoming parade is truly one of the 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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2020 Homecoming: October 24


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