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UCM Homecoming

Oct. 20–22, 2023

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



MuleNation Open House — Join us in the Union Auditorium for a MuleNation Open House on Friday, Oct. 20. Enjoy refreshments, classroom visits, campus tours, UCM trivia and more throughout the day. There will be an afternoon all-class alumni reception, where members of the reunion classes of 1973, 1998 and 2013 will receive special recognition.
Distinguished Alumni Dinner — Help us honor our 2023 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients at this annual social and dinner in the union ballroom Friday night.
Party in the Park — Enjoy food and live music in Selmo Park, a designated open-container area, before and after the parade on Saturday, Oct. 21! 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 2023:

10-Year, 25-Year & 50-Year Reunions!

Need more reasons to come back to campus? If you are a member of the 1973, 1998 or 2013 graduating class, this is your year! This is the first year we are hosting a 10-year reunion, and we are expecting a big turnout!


Distinguished Alumni Dinner 

5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, 2023

Mule RidersEvery year during Homecoming we recognize deserving Distinguished Alumni who exemplify our university's legacy of excellence. The UCM Distinguished Alumni Dinner will take place in the Elliott Student Union at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20. 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. 21, 2023

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!


homecoming parade 

9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023

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.


We look forward to seeing you at

Homecoming 2023 

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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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Have an idea for our homecoming Theme?

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Got a great idea for UCM's 2023 Homecoming theme? We want to hear from you!

Submit your idea by March 31, 2023.

The top ideas will be announced on social media and in the MuleNation Monthly, and the community will be invited to vote on their favorite in April!

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