ABILENE, Texas — Abilene Christian University announced Monday its homecoming activities will return to an in-person format after missing last year because of pandemic concerns. Alumni will be back in Abilene for traditional homecoming festivities Oct. 15-17 with the theme “Any Dream Will Do.”
Many of the weekend’s activities, including chapel and class reunions, are taking place outdoors to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
- Carnival – Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the Hardin Administration Building lawn featuring games, inflatables, face painting, food trucks and more
- Homecoming candlelight devo – Friday at 8:15 p.m. on the Hardin Administration Building steps, a time of worship with several generations of Wildcats.
- Parade – Saturday at 10 a.m., beginning at East North 16th Street and ACU Drive South.
- Homecoming chapel – Saturday at 11:15 a.m. on the Hardin Administration Building steps.
- Wildcat Country tailgating – Saturday at 1 p.m. at Wally Bullington Football Practice Facility (south of Wildcat Stadium).
- Wildcat football - ACU vs. Lamar – Saturday at 3 p.m. at Anthony Field at Wildcat Stadium.
- Concert by Backroads featuring lead singer Stephen Bailey (1992) – Saturday at 8 p.m. at Siggie Pavilion Park, along with s’mores, snow cones and prizes.
“After missing last year, we’re more ready than ever to get the Wildcats together again,” Craig Fisher, associate vice president for advancement and alumni, said. “From the carnival on Friday to Saturday’s parade, Chapel, tailgating, football game and concert, there are treasured traditions and new events for the whole family to enjoy.”
A few tickets are still available for ACU Theatre’s performances of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at the Abilene Convention Center. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8 p.m., and the Sunday matinee is at 2 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased online at acu.edu/theatre, at the box office, or by calling 325-674-2787.