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Homecoming (October 24-26)

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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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