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The annual Homecoming event is always a special time for the SBU Bearcat family. We love seeing alumni back on campus as they reconnect with each other and interact with our current students.


Online registration for Homecoming 2017 is now open! Sign up to reserve your spot at Homecoming activities, order exclusive Homecoming apparel, and more! Preregistration ends Sept. 1, so don't delay - order your Homecoming tickets and fan gear today!

Register for Homecoming 2017

Reunion class questionnaire

If you are a member of one of this year's reunion classes ('57, '67, '77, '87, '92, '97, '07), please be sure to fill out the Reunion Class Questionnaire! This information will be compiled into booklets that will be available for pick-up at Homecoming 2017.

Submit your questionnaire

Parade information

Parade registration

We would love to have your business, club or organization represented in the SBU Homecoming 2017 Parade! Use the link below to register for parade participation.

Parade Registration

Band Registration

Area high school marching bands are invited to participate in the SBU Homecoming 2017 Parade! Use the link below to learn more and to register your band.

Marching Band Registration

event Schedule

Homecoming 2017 will take place on the SBU-Bolivar campus Sept. 22-23, 2017! Mark your calendars now and make plans to join us!

Download Homecoming 2017 Schedule

Reunion Class Pictures

Schedule for Homecoming Reunion Class PicturesIf you are a member of one of this year's reunion classes ('57, '67, '77, '87, '92, '97, '07), join us for a pre-dinner social on Friday evening. You will enjoy free refreshments as you reconnect with your SWBC/SBU classmates. The social will take place in Kaldi's Coffee Shop, located in the Student Union.

During this time, we also will take photos of each reunion class. Please join us so that we can have all participants in the photos.

Parade Watching locations

Watch the Homecoming Parade with your former classmates!The Homecoming Parade is always a highlight of each year's Homecoming festivities! Watch the parade while reconnecting with former classmates by meeting up with other alumni from the same decade as you. Meet up outside the locations listed below:

  • 1940s and 1950s: Ingman Hall
  • 1960s and 1970s: Health Center
  • 1980s: Beasley Hall
  • 1990s: Leslie Hall
  • 2000s: Plaster Athletic Facility

Homecoming 5k

Choose between a 5K or 1 mile walk/run and help support the SBU Cross County/Track team and the SBU Alumni Association. Race begins at 8:15 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23 and ends in time to watch the Homecoming Parade.

Learn more and register for the 5K

My favorite alumni event is definitely Homecoming. The annual trek back to Bolivar and the SBU campus brings back many fond memories, and it is wonderful to see so many others who make the same journey.

Nick Stevens, Alumni Association Board Member
Nick Stevens, Alumni Association Board Member

Event Photos

We had a blast during Homecoming 2016! Thanks to all the alumni who returned home to join in the festivities. To view photos of the Homecoming 2016 highlights, be sure to "like" SBU on Facebook!

Homecoming 2016 photos