Alumni Homecoming Pre-Game Party, Note: Pre-Registration Required

Lamar University Alumni Homecoming Pre-Game Party Saturday, November 13, 2021 2:00pm-4:00pm

4400 S M L King Jr Parkway

At some point, all of us have called this address HOME.

For some of us, we may have used an atlas to initially find our way.  Others of us, we spoke into our smartphones and an app told us where to turn. For others, it was a familiar drive across town. But no matter how we found our way, the place that began as college, eventually became our home.

We all have a different address now, but wherever you are and however you may find your way back, we hope you'll come home to 4400 S M King Jr Parkway on Saturday, November 13, 2021.

Homecoming is a time to reflect on the past and celebrate where our graduates and our university are today. The blending of new experiences with old friends during each homecoming makes the Lamar University community ever stronger. Whether you graduated in 2021, 1971, somewhere in between or before, we hope you will return to campus for Homecoming 2021 and share in the legacy you helped build. Visit for a full list of homecoming activities.

Cardinals of all ages along with their friends and family are invited to join us for Homecoming! A pre-game party will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 2:00pm-4:00pm at the Montagne Center Arena for those who pre-register. Registration closes on Friday, October 29, 2021 by 5:00pm as seating is limited. The registration fee for this event is $20 per person and includes: a meal, dessert, 2 drink tickets, LU Spirit Item, and a green section football game ticket for Homecoming* (a $68 per person value). There will also be games, facepainting, cardinal tattoos, and a selfie station. Children 3 and under are free.

We are able to offer this event at a discounted price thanks to the generosity of donors who give to the Office of Alumni Affairs. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to support alumni programming, please visit

For questions, please contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 409-880-8921 or

*Note: Homecoming Football game tickets will be handed out upon arrival to the pre-game party. Game tickets not picked up by 4:00pm, will be placed at the Athletic Ticket Office Will-Call.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, November 13, 2021

  • 10:00am-3:00pm Big Red's Ride Classic & Antique Car Show - Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum
  • 12:00pm-3:00pm Cardinal FanFest - Montagne Center Parking Lot A-5 - includes Carnival Rides (waivers are required to ride the rides and parents must accompany children under 18)
  • 12:00pm-4:00pm Art Exhibition: Julie Speed - Dishman Art Museum
  • 12:00pm-4:00pm Tailgating - LU Campus
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm Alumni Pre-Game Party - Montagne Center Arena
  • 3:4:00pm Showcase of Southeast Texas Pre-Game Show - Provost-Umphrey Stadium
  • 4:00pm Lamar University vs. Jacksonville State Football Game Kickoff - Provost-Umphrey Stadium

Visit for a full schedule of family fun!

We encourage you to wear your favorite Cardinal Red!


Blocks of rooms have been reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn, (409) 842-5646, 3755 I-10 S & Walden Road, Beaumont, TX 77705, for the reduced rate of $109/night plus tax for a Double Queen or King with a Microwave and Mini Refrigerator (free parking, free in-room wifi, pool, and fitness center). This rate will only be available through Friday, November 5, 2021. Please mention that you will be attending Lamar University's Homecoming when making your reservation over the phone in order to receive this discounted rate or use the Group Code: C-LUHOME and use the Hilton App or visit their direct booking website.

If you prefer to stay in your RV while in Beaumont, please visit the Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau's website to locate the park that best fits your needs.

Football Game

Lamar University vs. Jacksonville State Football Game kickoff is at 4:00pm at Provost Umphrey Stadium. Lamar University Alumni who register for the Alumni Pre-Game party will receive green section tickets included with their event registration. Lamar University Alumni not attending the Alumni Pre-Game Party may purchase tickets in the green section in advance at the discounted price of $15 each. Tickets may be purchased online, or by calling the Lamar University Ticket Office at 409-880-1715, or visiting the ticket office in the Montagne Center in person before game day by November 12, 2021. Be sure to ask for the Lamar University Alumni discount when calling or visiting in person. Discounted tickets will not be available on game day.