Join us for Homecoming
This year’s Homecoming weekend, presented by Energy Weldfab, will be held on Oct. 28 - 30, 2021. The weekend will be full of fun activities for alumni, students and University friends. You won't want to miss it!
Homecoming participants will have the opportunity to show their Ram pride throughout the weekend. Make sure to snag this cool new "TXWES alumni" t-shirt with your registration. Snap a picture and post to social media with our tag @txwesalumni, and we'll share your pictures!
Check out the lineup of events below.
Goostree Symposium Presents Ms. Opal Lee
Noon - Martin Center Ballroom
All are invited to come hear from activitst Ms. Opal Lee, nicknamed the 'Grandmother of Juneteenth.' She is a strong advocate for local communities and causes that better the lives of its cititzens. She successfully led the charge for the creation of a national holiday recognizing Junteenth, the day when the news of the abolition of slavery reached Texas. You won't want to miss this special event.
TXWES Behind the Scenes: Esports | Free
6:30 p.m. – Zoom
Our Esports program is more than just gaming, it’s about preparing students for the real world. Join us for this virtual event where you’ll hear from the program director and current students about how this up-and-coming industry is thriving at Texas Wesleyan. They even brought home their first national championship last semester! Read all about it on our website.
Alumni Medal Dinner | $65
6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. dinner – Martin University Center
Each year, the Texas Wesleyan community comes together to celebrate the achievements and contributions distinguished alumni and friends. Join us on campus for an elegant reception, dinner and program that honors the very best of TXWES.
- Tompie Hall ’74
- Kim Persley ’89
- Tim Carter
- Michael Clements ’10
- Sandy Caffee ’84
- Bobby Cornett ’72
- Gary Balch ’74
In addition to honoring our alumni medal recipients, we will also induct the first class into the Texas Wesleyan Academy of Nurse Anesthesia Fellows.
The event is open to all alumni, friends and faculty and staff, and tickets are $65 per person. Register by Oct. 22.
SATURDAY, OCT. 30
BRICK DEDICATION CEREMONY AND MEMORIAL HONOR ROLL | FREE
10 a.m. – West Library steps, TXWES Campus
The Texas Wesleyan Donor Brick Walkway is located in the heart of campus just outside the Eunice and James West Library. Since 1990, the walkway has been a much-loved tradition and unique way to leave a legacy as well as honor loved ones, family members and friends with personal inscriptions that line the walkway. Be a part of this meaningful program as we show our appreciation for University donors and remember those we’ve lost in the year. You’ll see the newest additions to the Donor Brick Walkway and learn more about how alumni and friends can leave their mark through this TXWES tradition.
We also honor the following faculty who retired the past year:
- Jerome Bierschenk, Music
- Jeffrey Delotto, English
- Bruce McDonald, Philosophy & Religion
- Ron McManus, Religion
- Bill Newton, Education
Would you like to share a statement of congratulations for one or more of our retired faculty? We'd love to share your comments! Email Carly Crisp at firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘SPIRIT & SERVICE’ LUNCH | CANCELED
11 a.m. – Martin Center, TXWES Campus
**Due to scheduling and participation concerns, the Homecoming Spirit & Service lunch has been canceled. We still plan to support the local children’s charities with goodie bags, so please visit our Amazon Wish List to donate to that effort. If you are interested in writing notes of encouragement to be included in the bags, please contact Jeri Chipman at email@example.com.
RAM ZONE PRE-GAME TAILGATE | FREE
Noon – Farrington Field parking lot, 1501 University Dr.
Kick off game day with food and fun in the Ram Zone! Come to the parking lot on the west side of the stadium off Lancaster for free food, games, face painting and more!
HOMECOMING FOOTBALL GAME | FREE
2 p.m. – Farrington Field, 1501 University Dr.
Put on your TXWES gear and come cheer on the Rams as they take on Texas College. We want a big home crowd to support our student-athletes, who are having a record-breaking season! Register online to receive free admission into the game.
Don’t forget to stop by the alumni tent on the home side to get cool giveaways and purchase TXWES merchandise!
HOMECOMING BASKETBALL GAME | FREE
6 p.m. – Sid Richardson Center, TXWES Campus
Support our men’s basketball team as they kick off their season and honor the national championship teams! Register online to receive free admission into the game.
Stop by the alumni table in the gym to get a giveaway and purchase TXWES gear to show your Ram Pride!