Daze of Payne (September 15-20)

Daze of Payne (September 15-20)

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

Daze of Payne started in 1920 and has been a yearly tradition since. The weeklong event is a fun way to get to know Howard Payne and your fellow students. It is not mandatory that new students participate, but it is completely worth it. The HPU beanie that “littles” receive look like they are from the 1920s, and they are awesome. The beanie is a tradition for all students and a point of pride for alumni. Students will also be assigned a fun costume to wear for the week!

At night, the students are treated to different events which include Beanie Bowling, Paynt Games and a surprise event.

Daze of Payne is a fun, messy and crazy week that allows students to make new friends, get to know Howard Payne better and be a part of a long-lasting tradition.

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Family Weekend 2014 (September 19-20)

Family Weekend 2014 (September 19-20)

  • All Day

Every year, HPU hosts a weekend dedicated to our families. This event is an opportunity for you to experience a weekend at HPU and be a part of your student’s college experience.


Family Weekend 2014 Brochure

Friday, September 19, 2014

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.—Family Weekend Check-in, Mims Auditorium Lobby

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.—Delta Chi Rho/Zeta Chi Talent Show, Mims Auditorium

8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.—Coffee & Cupcakes, HPU President’s House

Saturday, September 20, 2014

8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.—Family Weekend Check-in continues, Mims Auditorium Lobby

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.—Coffee & Breakfast, The Caf

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.—Student-Led Worship, Mims Auditorium

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.—Reliving the Payne: The First 125 Years, Mims Auditorium

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.—Meet the Faculty, The Caf

11:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.—Family Weekend BBQ & Tailgate, Gordon Wood Stadium

1:00 p.m.—Football Game: HPU vs. Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Gordon Wood Stadium


Registration can preferably be submitted online (see link below) or by downloading and printing the Family Weekend Paper Registration and mailing it to the address below.

Registration: $20 per person, if postmarked or submitted by September 7th (after September 7, add $5 per person).  Your HPU Student attends events for free.

 Howard Payne Univeristy
attn: Student Activities
1000 Fisk Ave                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Brownwood, TX 76801

Online Registration through PayPal: Click Here to register online.

Scan this QR code with your smart phone to go to the online registration form as well.

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Sting 'Em Saturday

Sting ‘Em Saturday

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

This exciting, one-day event provides all future Yellow Jackets the opportunity to get to know Howard Payne University better. This year, Sting ’Em Saturday is being held in conjunction with Family Weekend, an exciting campus event for current students. Get to learn about life as a Yellow Jacket first-hand from current students and their families, as well as faculty and staff.

Click here for more information and to register!

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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!


Registration will be available September 1. Please check back soon for information on registration.


Hotels are filling up quickly so book as soon as possible. The following hotel has special pricing and rooms available for Homecoming 2014. To make a reservation, call the hotel and let them know you are booking for Howard Payne University.

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

Comfort Inn & Suite
(Only has approximately 5 smoking rooms available)
204 Early Blvd
Early, TX 76802
$89.99 (king or two queen)

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
As of 8/29: 2 King rooms available for Friday night and 3 King rooms available for Saturday night
504 W Commerce St.
Brownwood, TX 76801

Hampton Inn
As of 8/28: Multiple King standard and plus rooms available for Saturday night only. Friday is completely booked.
1103 Old Pump House Rd.
Brownwood, TX 76801
$85 King Standard
$89 King Plus
$119 King Suite

Note: The following hotels have confirmed that they are completely sold out of rooms (cancellations may be available so you’re encouraged to check):
La Quinta Inn & Suites, Brownwood  (may have up to 15 rooms open up on October 3, but not guaranteed)



10:30-1:00 Daniel Baker College Ex-Students Gathering Girling Center Courtroom
12:00-6:00 Registration Mims Auditorium
12:00-1:30 Golden Graduate Luncheon – Class of 1964 Jackson Room
2:00-3:00 Homecoming Convocation Mims Auditorium
2:00 HPU Volleyball vs Hardin Simmons University Brownwood Coliseum
3:00-5:00 1950s Gathering Mims Balcony
5:00-5:30 Dedication of Mabee University Center Outside in front of the main doors of Mabee
6:00-7:30 Alumni Banquet (doors open at 5:30) ($30/ticket) Beadel Dining Area, Mabee University Center
                  Child Care available, ages 12 and under Student Activities Suite, Mabee University Center
7:30-9:00 Cobbler on the Campus Muse Plaza and Mall
7:30-9:30 Homecoming Play Suite Surrender Mims Auditorium
9:00-10:30 Evening Concert featuring Paul & Paula and Holly Tucker Muse Plaza and Mall


7:30-12:00 Registration Mims Auditorium
7:30-9:00 Breakfast (See locations below)
     Letterman’s Breakfast Balcony, Mabee University Center
     Decades Breakfast (sit with your class decade) Beadel Dining Area, Mabee University Center
     Hispanic Alumni Breakfast Bullion Suite A&B, Mabee University Center
9:15-10:00 Parade Beginning at Coliseum, Ending at Mims (route TBA)
10:00-10:10 Marching Band Exhibition Old Main Park
10:00-12:00 Little Jackets’ Nest Behind Packer Administration Building
10:00-11:30 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 (will only be from 10-11)
     Chi Alpha Omega Veda Hodge Hall Lobby
     Baptist Student Ministry The HUB
     Former Volleyball Athletes Reunion Wellness Center Gym Floor 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
     School of Social Work Jackson Room
     School of Science and Mathematics Jackson Room
11:00-11:30 Concert Choir Performance Grace Chapel
11:30-1:00 Picnic on the Plaza ($10/person) Muse Plaza and Mall
12:00-2:00 Alumni Baseball Game Don Shepard Park
2:00 Football Game vs Hardin Simmons University Gordon Wood Stadium
5:00-6:00 Guy D. Newman Honors Academy Reception Constitution Hall, Academy Building
6:30-7:15 Alumni Pre-Theatre Show Mims Auditorium
6:00-7:30 African-American Alumni Social Bullion Suites A&B, Mabee University Center
7:30-9:00 Hispanic Alumni Social Primera Iglesia Bautista, Brownwood
7:30-9:30 Homecoming Play Suite Surrender Mims Auditorium


9:00-10:00 Renew Your Vows, (next opportunity will be 2016) Grace Chapel
2:30-4:30 Homecoming Play Suite Surrender Mims Auditorium
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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 (may be 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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