TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana is gearing up for a fun-filled 2017 Homecoming Week, beginning Monday, Oct. 9, and ending Saturday, Oct. 14, with the Eagles women’s and men’s soccer matches against Louisiana State University Alexandria, beginning at 3 p.m. at Eagle Field on the A&M-Texarkana campus, 7101 University Ave., Texarkana, Texas.
The A&M-Texarkana Alumni Association has two special events planned during Homecoming Week—the 2017 Eagle Roundup: A Community Celebration of Distinguished Alumni and Faculty on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 6:30 p.m. and the 2017 Eagle Chili Fest and Tailgate from 12-3 p.m. on game day, Oct. 14, on the Eagle Lawn next to the University Center.
“We’re always excited to welcome the community to A&M-Texarkana and look forward to having our many friends and alumni on campus throughout the week,” said Dr. Emily Cutrer, president of A&M-Texarkana. “Gathering with friends of this great university to cheer for our soccer teams is a terrific way to spend an early fall Saturday afternoon and evening. Go Eagles!”
Celeste McNiel, director of Student Life, said the university will host a variety of events that will be of interest to and open to the community.
“We would love to see everyone join in the homecoming week fun and come out to Eagle Field for the homecoming games,” McNiel said. “We are so grateful to be a part of the Texarkana community and to have the support of the citizens and businesses of the region.”
This year, A&M-Texarkana will incorporate its Family Weekend into the Homecoming Weekend activities, as well.
The schedule of A&M-Texarkana 2017 Homecoming Week activities is as follows:
Monday, Oct. 9:
Homecoming court candidates announced/voting opens, 8 a.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 10:
Homecoming spirit banner competition, 12 p.m.
Homecoming court voting closes, 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 11:
Rally on the Lawn and Chalk the Walk, 11 a.m. -1 p.m., Eagle Lawn. Activities will include wax hands, caricatures, air-brush tattoos and bubble soccer.
Homecoming court candidates introduced, 12:15 p.m., Eagle Landing, University Center
Thursday, Oct. 12:
Homecoming king/queen finalists announced/voting opens, 8 a.m.
Eagle Roundup: A Community Celebration of Distinguished Alumni and Faculty, 6:30 p.m., Eagle Lawn (adjacent to University Center)
Bonfire and Senior Torchlight Parade, 8 p.m., Bringle Lake Village West Parking Lot
Friday, Oct. 13:
Homecoming king/queen voting ends, 5 p.m.
Program for Learning and Community Engagement Movie: “Invisible Man,” 6 p.m., Eagle Lounge, University Center
Homecoming Glow/Costume Run, 8 p.m., Eagle Lawn. This event requires registration. It is free for students to participate and $15 for faculty, staff, alumni and community. Registration includes a Homecoming Glow/Costume Run T-shirt and head lamp.
Saturday, Oct. 14:
Eagle Chili Fest and Tailgate, 12-3 p.m., Eagle Lawn (adjacent to University Center).Admission is free. Chili bowls are available for a $5 donation to the A&M-Texarkana Alumni Association.
Women’s soccer game, 3 p.m., Eagle Field
Homecoming king and queen announcement, 4:30 p.m., Eagle Field
Men’s soccer game, 5 p.m., Eagle Field
Homecoming dance, 8-11 p.m., Eagle Hall, University Center
“Homecoming is an exciting time for our students, alumni, current and former faculty, staff and the community,” said Mark Missildine of the Alumni Relations office. “We hope the entire Texarkana community will join us in painting the town maroon and navy and in celebrating a growing tradition at A&M-Texarkana.”
For more information about 2017 Homecoming Week activities and Homecoming Glow/Costume Run registration, visit http://www.tamut.edu/Campus-Life/Campus-Activities-and-Events/Homecoming/Events.html.
(A&M Press Release)