WTAMU kicks off Homecoming Week


October 1, 2018

CONTACT: Becky Stogner, 806-651-2317, bstogner@wtamu.edu

COPY BY: Brittany Castillo, 806-651-2682, bcastillo@wtamu.edu

WTAMU kicks off Homecoming Week

CANYON, Texas—Students, alumni members and University supporters are invited back to Canyon for West Texas A&M University’s final Homecoming game at Kimbrough Memorial Stadium starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 against University of Texas – Permian Basin.

Just shy of 60 years, Kimbrough Memorial Stadium has been the game place of the WTAMU football team and fans every season since 1959. In 2016, students rallied behind the idea of a new stadium that would be more accessible from campus, and the following year, officials announced an agreement-in-principal with the Canyon Independent School District for the transfer of Kimbrough Memorial Stadium.

Buffalo Stadium is expected to be finished fall 2019 on-campus with ample space for tailgating and fan participation. Until then, WTAMU students and fans can expect to view the Buffalo team from their usual Kimbrough Memorial Stadium seats for a handful more games including Homecoming this Saturday.

With the theme “Deep in the Heart of West Texans,” Homecoming week is full of campus activities and most are available to the community.

Tuesday, Oct. 2

Paint My Ride
Students will paint windows of cars maroon and white.
9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Vaughan Pedestrian Mall

Wednesday, Oct. 3

Dodgeball Tournament
7 - 10 p.m. in the Virgil Henson Activities Center

Thursday, Oct. 4

Men's Soccer
7 p.m. at The Pitch

All-Greek Reunion and Alumni Gathering
6 - 9 p.m. at The Resplendent Garden, 11701 Truman St., Amarillo
Registration is $20 in advance or $25 at the door

Center for the Study of the American West Garry L. Nall Lecture Series presents
David Wallace Adams Coming of Age on a Southwest Cultural Borderland: A New Mexico Story
7 p.m. in the Jack B. Kelley Student Center, Legacy Hall

Convocation with speaker Sarah Jones
5 p.m. at the First United Bank Center 

Friday, Oct. 5

Homecoming Golf Classic
11:30 a.m. lunch; 12:30 p.m. tee off at the Palo Duro Creek Golf Course
Registration is $100 per person; $400 per team

Golden and Diamond Buff Reunion
Honoring the 1958 Diamond Anniversary and the 1968 Golden Anniversary classes as well as celebrating with the classes of 1973 and before.
4 - 6 p.m. reception • 6 - 8 p.m. dinner in the Jack B. Kelly Student Center, Legacy Hall
Registration is $30 per person

Canyon Chamber Chow-Down
5 - 8 p.m. at the First United Bank Center parking lot
Admission is $10 general admission; $5 WT student with ID

Pigskin Revue
Annual Homecoming pep rally and announcement of Homecoming Court
7:30 p.m. at the First United Bank Center parking lot

Saturday, Oct. 6

Alumni Open House
9 a.m. – noon at the Buffalo Courts Alumni Center

Campus Festival and Marketplace
9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on the West side of Old Main and Vaughan Pedestrian Mall
Vendor registration varies according to organization

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. for free admission

Homecoming Parade
10 - 11 a.m. on 26th Ave. in Canyon

Men's Soccer
1 p.m. at The Pitch

Alumni and Young Alumni Tailgates
1 - 6 p.m. at Kimbrough Memorial Stadium Tailgate Area, Alumni Tailgate Deck and north area

Annual Alumni Tailgate Cook-off Challenge
Judging begins 3 p.m. at the Alumni Tailgate Deck seating area
Registration is free

WTAMU Football vs. UT Permian Basin
6 p.m. at Kimbrough Memorial Stadium



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