Homecoming 2020 
October 24–25

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We Are UCM!

We've all been through a lot in 2020, and together we've come out stronger for it! In the last quarter of the academic year, the university transitioned to an online learning environment, and generous alumni banded together to raise money for students who lost their jobs or were struggling financially.

In the larger MuleNation community, UCM alumni battled the pandemic in diverse ways — as medical professionals in hospitals across the country, by employing their talents to sew masks or cook meals, and through generous donations of protective gear and resources from the business sector. As many small businesses were forced to close their doors, our 100,000-strong network of alumni offered support. Members of MuleNation also helped one another stay active and motivated through our alumni social media network.

We invite you to come together in a way we haven't been able to for some time this October. UCM's Homecoming 2020 theme is "We Are UCM," and we remain forever stronger together!



Visit ucmfoundation.org to learn about ways to get involved with alumni in your area before Homecoming and ways to continue supporting one another during these challenging times.


Game and Parade:

October 24, 2020 

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Thank you to everyone who supported our Marching Mules by sponsoring a new uniform! You can see them looking sharp on the field and in the parade at Homecoming 2020.

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.

Every year during Homecoming we recognize a few Distinguished Alumni at an awards dinner in the Elliott Student Union. Find out who our 2020 honorees are and reserve your seat at ucmfoundation.org/awards.

The Homecoming parade and Mules Football game are scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020.

As the date approaches, check back at ucmo.edu/homecoming for a full schedule of Homecoming events.

Questions? Contact the UCM Alumni Foundation at 660-543-8000 or events@ucmo.edu.

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 24–25


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