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UCM Celebrates Homecoming 2017, 'Show Me UCM'

By Mike Greife, October 3, 2017

WARRENSBURG, MO  – The University of Central Missouri invites the community to join in the celebration of “Show Me UCM” during the 2017 Homecoming celebration Oct. 13-14 as friends and alumni join UCM students and staff in a variety of activities.

The 20 Homecoming King and Queen candidates will be introduced prior to the performance by Magician Brian Miller at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, in Hendricks Hall, with the top 10 finalists to be named following the performance.

The Homecoming Pep Rally is planned for 4-5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, in the Multipurpose Building. Student organizations will have an opportunity to show their UCM pride during a variety of competitions. Later that evening UCM Alumni Foundation will recognize the recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award at the annual Distinguished Alumni Reception and Dinner at 5:30 p.m. in the Elliott Student Union ballroom.

Festivities for Saturday, Oct. 14, kick off with the All-Alumni Breakfast at 8 a.m. in the Smiser Alumni Center, followed by the annual Homecoming Parade at 9 a.m. The parade route, unchanged from previous years, will leave from the Multipurpose Building parking lot, proceeding south on Washington Street, east on Houx Street and north on Holden Street through campus and downtown Warrensburg. The parade route turns east onto Gay Street to College Avenue. At College Avenue, the route heads south, ending at South Street. Band and parade judges will be positioned along the route..

The annual Homecoming football game starts at 1:30 p.m. in the Audrey J. Walton Stadium as the UCM Mules take on the Missouri Southern State University Lions. Halftime activities include the introduction of the 2017 Distinguished Alumni, the crowning of the 2017 Homecoming royalty and the performance by the Marching Mules.

For more information on UCM’s 2017 Homecoming celebration, visit, or contact the UCM Alumni Foundation at 660-543-8000.


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