Alumni Homecoming Pre-Game Party

Lamar University Alumni Homecoming Pre-Game Party Saturday, November 4, 2017 4:00pm-5:30pm

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 4, 2017.

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.

Advance registration is required. Deadline to register for the Alumni Homecoming Pre-Game Party is Friday, October 27, 2017 by 5:00pm. Seating is limited. The registration fee for this event is $10 per person and includes: food, 2 drink tickets, and a general admission football game ticket. There will also be games, a photo booth, and free LU giveaways. Kids 3 and under are free.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, November 4, 2017

  • 11am-1pm Big Red's Ride Classic & Antique Car Show - Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum
  • 2pm-3pm Homecoming Parade - Lamar University Campus
  • 3pm-5:30pm Cardinal Fan Fest - Plummer Lawn
  • 3pm-4:30pm Art Extravaganza - Dishman Art Museum
  • 4-5:30pm Alumni Tailgate Party - Montagne Center Concourse
  • 6pm Lamar University vs. Cental Arkansas Football Game - Provost Umphrey Stadium

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

We encourage you to wear your Cardinal Red!


Blocks of rooms have been reserved at the Fairfield Inn and Suites (409) 840-9922, 2275 IH 10 S in Beaumont, for the reduced rate of $92/night plus tax (hot extended complimentary breakfast and in-room high speed internet access included). This rate will only be available through October 20, 2017. Please mention that you will be attending Lamar University's Homecoming when making your reservation in order to receive this discounted rate.

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. Central Arkansas kickoff is at 6:00pm at Provost Umphrey Stadium. Lamar University Alumni who register for the Alumni Tailgate party will receive general admission tickets included with their tailgate registration. Lamar University Alumni not attending the Alumni Tailgate Party may purchase general admission game tickets in advance at the discounted price of $5 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. Be sure to use the promo code "lualumni17" (case sensitive) in order to receive the discounted ticket price. Discounted tickets will not be available on game day.