Alumni Homecoming Pre-Game Party

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Lamar University Alumni Homecoming Pre-Game Party Saturday, September 28, 2019 4:00pm-6:00pm

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, September 28, 2019.

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 2019, 1969, somewhere in between or before, we hope you will return to campus for Homecoming 2019 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, September 28, 2019 from 4:00pm-6:00pm on the Montagne Center Concourse for alumni who pre-registered. Registration closes on Friday, September 20, 2019 by 5:00pm as seating is limited. The registration fee for this event is $15 per person and includes: food, 2 drink tickets, and a green section football game ticket for Homecoming*. There will also be games, facepainting, cardinal tattoos, and free LU giveaways. Children 3 and under are free.

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

*Note: Homecoming Football game tickets will be handed out upon arrival to the pre-game party. Game tickets not picked up by 6:00pm, will be placed at the Athletic Ticket Office Will-Call.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, September 28, 2019

  • 12pm-5pm Big Red's Ride Classic & Antique Car Show - Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum
  • 12pm-5pm Cardinal Fan Fest - Montagne Center Parking Lot A-5
  • 12pm-5pm Art Extravaganza - Dishman Art Museum
  • 12pm-5pm Tailgating - LU Campus
  • 2pm-3pm Homecoming Parade - Lamar University Campus
  • 4pm-6:00pm Alumni Pre-Game Party - Montagne Center Concourse
  • 5:30pm Showcase of Southeast Texas Pre-Game Show - Provost Umphrey Stadium
  • 6pm Lamar University vs. Stephen F. Austin Football Game - Provost Umphrey Stadium

Visit for parade entry information and a full schedule of family fun!

We encourage you to wear your favorite Cardinal Red!


Blocks of rooms have been reserved at the Hampton Inn, (409) 840-9922, 3795 IH 10 S in Beaumont, for the reduced rate of $90/night plus tax for a Standard Double or King with a Microwave and Refrigerator (complimentary breakfast, free parking, and free in-room wireless Internet access). This rate will only be available through September 6, 2019. 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: LHC and 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. Stephen F. Austin Football Game kickoff is at 6:00pm 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 general admission game tickets in advance at the discounted price of $5 each or tickets in the green section in advance at the discounted price of $10 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. Be sure to use the promo code "lualumni19" (case sensitive) in order to receive the discounted ticket price. Discounted tickets will not be available on game day.