Homecoming celebrations include athletic, educational, cultural events

This year's Fort Hays State University Homecoming -- A Celebration of Tiger Nation -- will include a variety of ways for Tiger supporters to reacquaint with their old stomping grounds through such get-togethers as the class of 1952 and 1962 class reunions.

Advance registrations are required. Register at www.goforthaysstate.com/homecoming2012

For more information, call the Alumni Association at 785-628-4430 or toll free at 1-888-351-3591.

Schedule of Homecoming events:

Wednesday, Oct. 3
Sklar Brothers Comedy Show
7:30 p.m., Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center

Thursday, Oct. 4
Tiger Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament
8 a.m., registration; 9:30 a.m., Shotgun Start, Smoky Hill Country Club, 3303 Hall

Post Rock Alumni & Friends Chapter social
5:30-7 p.m., Robbins Center

Tiger Bonfire & Pep Rally
7:30 p.m., Robbins Center, east lawn

“Ghost Towns and Gold Mines” Opening Reception
7-9 p.m., Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art, Rarick Hall, room 102

Friday, Oct. 5
Homecoming registration
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Memorial Union

Campus tours
10 a.m. & 2 p.m., Memorial Union

Presidents of the Heartland
10 a.m., Forsyth Library

Half Century Club Luncheon and Induction
11 a.m., social; noon, luncheon, Memorial Union

Oktoberfest – 40-year Anniversary
11 a.m.-7 p.m., Frontier Park, South Main

FHSU Tiger Alumni & Friends Tent
11 a.m.-3 p.m., Oktoberfest, Frontier Park, South Main

FHSU Men's Soccer vs. Eastern New Mexico
2 p.m., FHSU Soccer Stadium at Bickle-Schmidt Sports Complex, 1376 Highway 40

Football reunion
5-7 p.m., social, Thirsty's, 2704 Vine

Alumni & Friends Awards & Recognition Banquet
6 p.m., social, 7 p.m., banquet, Memorial Union

Sigma Sigma Sigma gathering
6:30-8:30 p.m., Memorial Union

Baseball Reunion social
7 p.m., Golden Q, 809 Ash

Saturday, Oct. 6
Homecoming registration
8 a.m.-noon, Memorial Union

5K Tiger Run/Walk
7:30 a.m., registration; 8:30 a.m., race begins, Robbins Center

FHSU Tiger Open Cross Country Meet
9 a.m., Sand Plum Nature Trail (near Victoria)

Class of 1952 Reunion brunch
9:30 a.m., Memorial Union, 11:45 a.m., board trolley for parade, Memorial Union

Class of 1962 Reunion brunch
9:30 a.m., Memorial Union; 11:45 a.m., board trolley for parade, Memorial Union

Sigma Sigma Sigma Reunion brunch & program
9:30 a.m., Memorial Union; 11:45 a.m., board trolley for parade, Memorial Union

Nursing Reunion – 60th Anniversary Celebration brunch, program & tours
9:30, 10:30 & 11:30 a.m., Memorial Union & Stroup Hall

Football Reunion – tour of Lewis Field facilities
10 a.m., Lewis Field Stadium (meet at east entrance to stadium), 91 Lewis Drive

Agnew Hall Dedication
11 a.m., new Agnew Hall (rain location, McMindes Hall Living Room)

Wrestling Alumni Takedown luncheon and tournament
11:15 a.m., Gross Memorial Coliseum, Victor E. Lounge

Residential Life Open House
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. McMindes Hall Living Room

Football Reunion
Noon, board flatbed trailer for parade, Memorial Union (west side)

Homecoming Parade
1 p.m., Main Street, downtown Hays

Alumni Baseball game
2 p.m., Larks Park, Fourth & Oak

Alpha Gamma Delta Open House
2:30-5 p.m., 409 W. Eighth

Delta Zeta Open House
2:30-6:30 p.m., 410 W. Sixth

Housing Town Hall Meeting
3-4 p.m., Memorial Union

Football Reunion Tailgate
3-6 p.m., Tiger Alley Tailgate, Lewis Field Stadium (outside, along Elm Street)

Tiger Friends & Family Picnic
4-7 p.m. (food served at 5 p.m.), Lewis Field Stadium (east side)

Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Tailgate Party
5 p.m., Lewis Field Stadium (east side: Sig Ep flag and red fire truck)
FHSU vs. Lindenwood University football game
6 p.m., pre-game ceremonies; 7 p.m., game time, Lewis Field Stadium

SUNDAY, Oct. 7
FHSU Men’s Soccer vs. West Texas A&M
12 p.m., FHSU Soccer Stadium at Bickle-Schmidt Sports Complex, 1376 Highway 40


Sternberg Museum of Natural History
Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday 1-6 p.m.; closed Mondays

FHSU Department of Music & Theatre Fall Musical Production, "Curtains,"
Thursday & Friday 7:30 p.m.; Sunday 2:30 p.m, Felten-Start Theatre, Malloy Hall

The FHSU Alumni Association, established in 1916, Is dedicated to identifying and serving the needs of 52,000 graduates living throughout the United States and 73 foreign countries. For more information, visit wwww.goforthaysstate.com, email alumni@fhsu.edu or call 785-628-4430 or, toll free, 888-351-3591.

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