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2013 Homecoming Celebration - Tigers Bleed Blue
Saturday, November 9

The time and location of the annual Alumni Association Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally will be different this year! The parade will kick off in Tobey Park at 10:00 am and make its way into Tiger Lane. Click here to download a map of the parade. Guests are invited to attend the True Blue Tailgate in Tiger Lane. The cost is $10 and includes food and drinks. Welcome our Tigers at Tiger Walk at 1:10 pm, followed by a pep rally. Bring the whole family to enjoy music, bouncies and games!

Schedule of Homecoming Events

Enshrinement of 1912 - Honoring Distinguished Alumni & Friends
Friday, November 8 - Saturday, November 9
Join us in honoring Distinguished Alumnus, The Hon. Stephen Cohen (JD '73), Outstanding Young Alumna, Summer Owens (BBA '01), and Distinguished Friends of the University, Kathy and J.W. Gibson. Award recipients will be recognized during halftime of the Memphis Men's Basketball exhibition game on Friday, November 8, and during the halftime show of the Tiger Football Homecoming game on Saturday, November 9. For more information contact or 901-678-2586.

Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally
Saturday, November 9, 10:00 am
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
The parade will begin in Tobey Park and make its way down Central Avenue and into Tiger Lane. Click here to download a map of the parade. Click here to download a registration form to register your float or parade entry. Applications are due to the Alumni Association by November 4.

True Blue Tailgate
Saturday, November 9, 1:00 pm
Tiger Lane - Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
After the Parade and Pep Rally, join the Alumni Association, Tiger Scholarship Fund and the Athletic Department. The cost is $10 per person and includes food and drinks. For more information, contact or 901-678-2586.

Additional Homecoming Events

Students: Visit to learn more about Homecoming week events and to download a homecoming packet.

Blue Crew Spirit School Party
Tuesday, November 5, 7:00 pm
University Center Ballroom
Get prepared for Homecoming with the Blue Crew! Food will be provided. For more information contact or 901-678-3873.

Golden Homecoming Dinner
Wednesday, November 6, 5:00 pm
Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway Hall of Fame, 570 Normal Street
The Alumni Association and Half Century Club invites all graduates of 50 years or more to a Golden Homecoming Dinner honoring the Class of '63 with special guest Provost David Rudd. The wine reception and dinner are compliments of the Alumni Association. Guests can enjoy a bus tour of campus beginning at 2:30 pm. RSVP by Thursday, October 31, to or 901-678-1333.

Luther C. McClellan Alumni Chapter Homecoming Reunion
Thursday, November 7 - Saturday, November 9
Events will include an alumni mixer on Thursday, a Homecoming Party on Friday, participation in the annual homecoming parade, followed by the True Blue Tailgate in Tiger Lane. More details to follow. For more information contact or 901-678-3873.

Band Alumni Chapter Reunion and Performance
Saturday, November 9
Join the Mighty Sound of the South Alumni on Homecoming Day as they march in the Halftime show!  Band alumni are encouraged to register for Homecoming festivities.  The $25.00 package deal includes a game ticket, a meal with the band, involvement in the halftime show, and a tshirt!  Click here to register, or check out the Band Alumni facebook page for updates!  For more information contact or 901-678-1562.

Kemmons Wilson Alumni Club Tailgate
Saturday, November 9, 1:00 pm
True Blue Tailgate - Tiger Lane
Alumni from the Kemmons Wilson School are invited to mix and mingle at the True Blue Tailgate. Tables will be reserved for the group. The cost is $10 and includes food and drinks. For more information contact or 901-678-3043.

Phi Beta Sigma Reunion
The Delta Nu Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. will be celebrating fifty years of being at The University of Memphis during the 2013 Homecoming. This event includes, social gatherings, tailgating and much more. All brothers who were initiated through the chapter should contact Bro. Mario E. Brown at for more information on registering for this historic event.

Parent of the Year Nominations

U of M students are invited to nominate parents or guardians whose lives have been an inspiration to their student and others as the 2013 Parent of the Year. Winners must be able to participate in Homecoming Parade and Game on Saturday, November 9, beginning at 10:00 am. Winners will receive on-field recognition during the game and two game tickets will be provided. The deadline for submissions is 4:00 pm on Friday, October 25. Nominators will be notified by Friday, November 1, if their nominee was selected as the winner.

Download a nomination form

Additional Athletic Events

Memphis Women's Basketball vs. ETSU
Friday, November 8, 4:00 pm
Elma Roane Fieldhouse

Memphis Men's Basketball vs. Christian Brothers (Exhibition Game)
Friday, November 8, 7:00 pm

Memphis Volleyball vs. Temple
Friday, November 8, 7:00 pm
Elma Roane Fieldhouse


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