Homecoming football game at Craig Field, Spratt Memorial Stadium

Oct. 3, 2019—Missouri Western State University alumni, students, faculty, staff and the community will celebrate Homecoming 2019 Oct. 6-13, including the Homecoming football game vs. Missouri Southern at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at Craig Field at Spratt Memorial Stadium. The theme this year is “Roarin’ and Soarin’ Through the 90s.”

The annual Homecoming Parade will step off at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at 11th and Faraon in Downtown St. Joseph, in front of City Hall. It will proceed southwest on Frederick Avenue to Francis Street, west on Francis to 4th Street, south on 4th to Felix Street and east on Felix to the parade’s end at 10th and Felix.

Unless otherwise noted, events are free and open to the public. To register for alumni events, visit missouriwestern.edu/alumni/homecoming.

Sunday, Oct. 6

Let’s Drive In to Homecoming

  • 7-9 p.m., Fulkerson Center
  • Bring blankets and pillows and watch “Toy Story 4” on one of four big screens. Popcorn and beverages will be provided.

Monday, October 7

two young fans in Griffon gear at the Homecoming TailgateBlack & Gold Day

  • Wear your Missouri Western black and gold, take a picture and post on social media. #MWSUAlumni #BlackandGoldDay. Do you work with other Griffons? Take a group photo.

Griff Sweep

  • 1-3 p.m., Habitat for Humanity, 3131 Frederick Avenue
  • Student groups participate in community service.

Sweating to the 90s

  • 6-8 p.m., Fulkerson Center
  • WERQ, Hip Hop and Zumba dance fitness classes

Tuesday, October 8

Griffon Employee Alumni Breakfast

  • 7-8 a.m., Blum Union Food Court

Let’s Get 90s Trivia Night

  • 7-9 p.m., Hoff Conference Rooms, Blum 218-219

Wednesday, Oct. 9

90s Silent Party

  • 6-8 p.m., Fulkerson Center
  • There are a limited number of headphones available, so come early.

Thursday, October 10

Blood Drive

  • 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Blum Union Hoff Conference Rooms, 218-219
  • Walk-ins are welcome, or you can schedule a specific time through the Center for Student Involvement, 816-271-4159.

SGA Reunion

  • 7 p.m. Spratt Hall Enright Rooms, 214-216
  • Network and compete in a trivia contest with current members of SGA, WAC (formerly CAB), and RHA. All former SGA, CAB, RHA members are invited to attend. Check the website for more information and pricing. Registration required.

Friday, October 11

Alumni Golf Outing

  • 9:30 a.m. Registration; 10 a.m. Shotgun start
  • Fairview Golf Course
  • $50 per person or $200 per team of four

SGA Reunion Lunch and Campus Tour

  • Noon, Hall of Fame Room, Spratt Memorial Stadium
  • The SGA Reunion continues with lunch followed by a campus tour. Registration required.

Alumni Awards Banquetalumni award recipient

  • 5:30 p.m. Reception, 6:15 p.m. Dinner and Program
  • Fulkerson Center
  • $35 per person or $280 for a table of 8
  • Registration required
    • Distinguished Alumni Award: Dr. Jamel Santa Cruze Wright ’00, president, Eureka College
    • GOLD (Graduate of the Last Decade) Award: Chelsey Kusek ’09, Lead Elementary Art Teacher, North Kansas City School District
    • Herb ’35 & Peggy Iffert Award for Outstanding Service to the University: Pat Dillon, Chief Government and Community Relations Officer, Mosaic Life Care
    • Distinguished Faculty Award: Dr. Tom Rachow, Department of Biology
    • Great Griffon Awards: Craig School of Business & Technology – Jake Cunning ’16; Liberal Arts and Sciences – Duane Martin ’89; Professional Studies – Mary Vaughan ’79; School of Nursing and Health Professions – Jaime Bartley ’17
    • Student Leadership Awards: Clifford Hughes ’55 Award – Ben Allen ’19; Dr. Robert A. Vartabedian International Student of the Year – Shi Qing Ong ’19; Graduating Student of the Year – Evan Banks ’19

Pep Rally

  • 7-9 p.m., Looney Arena


  • 9 p.m., behind Spratt Stadium

Saturday, October 12


  • 9 a.m., Downtown

Future Griffs Fun Zone

  • 1-2:30 p.m., Remington Hall
  • Free family fun

Free Tailgate

  • 2 p.m., Parking Lot H

Football game

  • Griffons vs. Missouri Southern State University
  • 4 p.m., Craig Field at Spratt Memorial Stadium

Sunday, October 13

Forever Griffons Luncheon

  • 11:30 a.m. social, lunch at noon
  • $15 per person
  • Hall of Fame Room in Spratt Memorial Stadium
  • Registration required

homecoming parade in downtown St. JosephMissouri Western State University is a comprehensive regional university providing a blend of traditional liberal arts and professional degree programs. The university offers student-centered, high quality instruction that focuses on experience-based learning, community service, and state-of-the-art technology. Missouri Western is located in St. Joseph, Mo., and is committed to the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the region it serves. Visit www.missouriwestern.edu.