The Baylor Homecoming Experience

Baylor began its homecoming tradition 113 years ago on November 24, 1909. Since then, Homecoming at Baylor has become a truly historic occasion that provides an opportunity for the entire Baylor family to return to campus for a chance to renew former associations and friendships, and catch the Baylor spirit again.  

Like most football letterwinners, my homecoming experience was much different than the alumni and fan experience.  As a player, I always associated homecomings with intense workouts, exhaustive game-planning meetings, and the enormous pressure to perform and win the game. We sacrificed a lot to help make homecoming experiences fun and enjoyable for Baylor alumni.  It was not until I became an alumnus that I began to appreciate the uniqueness of Baylor Homecoming.  If you have not returned to Waco to participate in the homecoming festivities, I encourage you to try it. Baylor Homecoming is truly special.

The weeklong festivities include 50-year class reunions, Singspiration, Pigskin Review, the Royal & Pure Homecoming Stroll-off, and Extravaganza, Pep Rally and Bonfire. Saturday opens with the nation’s largest collegiate Homecoming Parade, followed by a robust tailgating and sailgating atmosphere at McLane Stadium. If your schedule allows, don’t forget to join us for breakfast at the Letterwinners Tent on the beautiful Brazos Rivers starting at 8:00 AM, and in the Letterwinners Lounge inside Gate C at McLane Stadium beginning at 9:30 AM. The homecoming experience culminates with Coach Dave Aranda and Baylor Football hosting the Kansas Jayhawks at 11:00 AM.  

As we prepare to engage in all the homecoming fun, remember the sacrifices our football players have made to prepare and perform for a victory on Saturday. We can help make this year’s homecoming experience more rewarding for them by showing our loyal support in large numbers. See you at the game. 

 Sic ’em!

Walter Abercrombie

Executive Director

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