Fall Break

  • All Day
  • Howard Payne University, Brownwood Texas
  • 1000 Fisk Street

Offices will be closed; residence halls remain open.

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Homecoming (October 24-26)

Homecoming (October 24-26)

  • All Day

Homecoming 2014

Homecoming 2014 is October 24-26 and will celebrate 125 years of excellence at Howard Payne!


Click here to register online!

Download a form to complete, print and mail here: Registration form to print


Most hotels in Brownwood and Early are completely booked for Homecoming weekend. However, we have recently secured the Flagship Inn on Brownwood Lake for the weekend as well.
Mention HPU Homecoming and receive a double or king room for only $79/night! We have recently toured the hotel and it is beautiful. It was completely renovated in 2011.
Call the hotel at 325-784-7656 and book now to ensure availability! Photos of the hotel can be found at

Additional information on lodging can be found on the Brownwood Chamber of Commerce and Early Chamber of Commerce websites.



Time Event
7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Homecoming Play Suite Surrender



Time Event
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Daniel Baker College Ex-Students Gathering
12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Registration
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Golden Graduate Luncheon – Class of 1964
2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Homecoming Convocation
2:00 p.m. HPU Volleyball vs Hardin Simmons University
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. 1950s Gathering
5:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Dedication of Mabee University Center
6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m Alumni and Sports Hall of Fame Banquet;
Child Care available, ages 12 and under
7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Cobbler on the Campus
7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Homecoming Play Suite Surrender
9:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Evening Concert featuring Paul & Paula and Holly Tucker



Time Event
7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Registration
7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Breakfast (See locations below)
Letterman’s Breakfast – Balcony, Mabee University Center
Decades Breakfast – Beadel Dining Area, Mabee University Center
Hispanic Alumni Breakfast – Bullion Suites A&B, Mabee University Center
 9:15 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Parade         Floats register here
 10:00 a.m.-10:10 a.m. Marching Band Exhibition
 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Little Jackets’ Nest
 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Departmental & Student Organization Receptions  (See locations below)
Delta Chi Rho, Doakie Day Art Center
Music Department/Kappa Kappa Psi/Tau Beta Sigma, DMC Band Hall
Chi Alpha Omega, Veda Hodge Hall Lobby
Baptist Student Ministry, The Hub
Former Volleyball Athletes Reunion, Wellness Center Gym Foyer (rear entrance)
Zeta Chi, Gazebo by Veda Hodge Hall
School of Education, Wellness Center Entry
Criminal Justice Department, Jackson Room
Communication Department/Student Speaker Bureau/The Yellow Jacket/Swarm, Jackson Room
School of Christian Studies, Jackson Room
School of Humanities, Jackson Room
School of Business, Jackson Room
Department of of Social Work, Jackson Room
School of Science and Mathematics, Jackson Room
 11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Concert Choir Performance
 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Picnic on the Plaza
 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.  Alumni Baseball Game
 2:00 p.m.  Football Game vs Hardin Simmons University
 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.  Honors Academy Reception
 6:30 p.m.-7:15 p.m.  Alumni Pre-Theatre Show
 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.  African-American Alumni Social
 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.  Hispanic Alumni Social
 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.  Homecoming Play Suite Surrender



9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Renew Your Vows, (next opportunity will be 2016)
2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Homecoming Play Suite Surrender


Parade Registration

If you have a float that wishes to participate in the Homecoming parade, please complete this form.

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December 2014 Commencement

December 2014 Commencement

  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Brownwood Coliseum, Brownwood Texas
  • 500 E. Baker

December 2014 Commencement
for Howard Payne University will be
10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 13, 2014

Important Dates:

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 – Deadline to complete Graduation Application and Diploma, Cap and Gown Order form. The form may be completed online or picked up in the Registrar’s Office.

Monday, December 8th thru Friday, December 12th, 2014 – Caps and Gowns may be picked up in the Registrar’s Office. Registrar’s Office hours for the week of December 8th thru December 12th are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday, December 12, 2014 – Chime Out (The Office of Student Life will mail information to December, 2014 candidates for graduation around the 13th of November.)

Saturday, December 13, 2014 – Commencement practice will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. at the Brownwood Coliseum. (Commencement instructions will be mailed to December 2014 candidates for graduation around the 13th of November.)

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