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2013 Campus Homecoming Events

Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet

Thursday, October 3
5:00 p.m.
Capitol Plaza Hotel

The banquet pays tribute to and preserves the memory of those student-athletes, teams, coaches, members of athletic staff and others who contributed in an outstanding manner to intercollegiate athletics at Lincoln University.

Reunion Classes Luncheon and Memorial Service

Friday, October 4
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Scruggs University Ballroom

The classes of 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003 and 2008, their friends and families gather for a reunion luncheon, followed by a memorial ceremony honoring alumni deceased in the past year.

Soul Food Dinner

Friday, October 4
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Scruggs University Cafeteria

An opportunity for alumni to dine with the students and enjoy soul food in Scruggs University Center cafeteria.

60s Dance

Friday, October 4
9:00 pm. – 1:00 a.m.
Truman Hotel
Join the Classes of the 60s and dance to current and past R & B hits.

Inaugural Scholarship Ball

Friday, October 4
8:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Capitol Plaza Hotel
This black tie celebration ball honors the inauguration of the 19th President of Lincoln University, Dr. Kevin D. Rome. Proceeds from the reception benefit Lincoln University scholarships.

Carl N. Smith/James Parks Post Parade Luncheon

Saturday, October 5
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Scruggs University Ballroom
Alumni and family gather following the annual parade for lunch and to socialize. This event honors the memory of Carl N. Smith ‘56 and James Parks ’57.

Homecoming Football Game

Saturday, October 5
2:00 p.m.
Dwight T. Reed Stadium
In 1958, the Lincoln Blue Tigers beat the Emporia Hornets (21 – 0) in the Mineral Water Bowl, the only post season game Lincoln has ever played. Join the fun and cheer the Blue Tigers on to victory in 2013!

Class of ’63 Reunion Anniversary Banquet/Memorial Service

Saturday, October 5
7:00 p.m.
Scruggs University Ballroom
Lincoln University’s Class of 1963 celebrates its 50th anniversary with a Saturday evening banquet followed by a memorial service.

Alpha Phi Alpha Wine & Cheese Fundraiser

Saturday, October 5
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Page Library
Members of Alpha Phi Alpha gather on Saturday evening to socialize and enjoy light refreshments. Proceeds benefit the President’s Residence restoration project.

An All Class Affair Party

Homecoming FlyerSaturday, October 5
9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Capitol Plaza Hotel

The Lincoln University Alumni Association welcomes all alumni to its Homecoming Party -- an evening of dancing and great times with good friends.  Party to the sounds of DJ Homicide.

The Young Alumni Homecoming Soiree

Saturday, October 5
9:00 p.m.
Capitol Plaza Hotel

Join the LU Young Alums as we “REWIND” the hands of time to a time when we all roamed the campus as carefree students. Party to the sounds DJ Krisstyle (Hot 104.1, St. Louis). 

Byron L. Cage Concert

Sunday, October 6
6:30 p.m.
Mitchell Auditorium

LU welcomes celebrated gospel singer Byron L. Cage, “the Prince of Praise,” for a special concert honoring the inauguration of Dr. Kevin Rome and benefitting Lincoln University’s scholarship program.



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September 23, 2013



                        HOMECOMING 2013: THE BEST IS YET TO COME


Jefferson City, MO- Homecoming 2013 at Lincoln University isn’t just a celebration, but also the beginning of a brighter future.  Under the theme, “The Best is Yet to Come,” alumni, students, faculty and staff will revel in their memories of the past, fete the present and anticipate even better times that lay ahead.  The weeklong festivities, which coincide with activities for the Inauguration of 19th President of Lincoln University Dr. Kevin D. Rome, Sr., run from Sunday, September 29 through Sunday, October 6.


The Homecoming schedule begins with the CROP Walk, to be held Sunday, September 29, starting at 3 p.m. on the Soldiers’ Memorial Plaza.  Participants will walk from the Lincoln University campus through downtown Jefferson City and back in an effort to raise awareness about hunger on the world front and right here in our community.  A fundraiser, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of the Capital City. To sign up or to donate to the 2013 CROP Walk, please visit: http://hunger.cwsglobal.org/site/TR/2013FallCROPHungerWalk/TR-Fall2013?pg=entry&fr_id=17080


Nine former Blue Tiger athletes will be inducted into the Lincoln University Athletic Hall of Fame on Thursday, October 3.  The event begins at 5 p.m. at Capitol Plaza Hotel.  Tickets are $30 and are available online.  The Coronation of Mr. and Miss Lincoln University will be held that same evening, beginning at 7 p.m. at Richardson Fine Arts Center-Mitchell Auditorium. 


The Reunion Classes Luncheon organizers are anticipating a greater attendance this year, due in part to the participation from the Class of 1963, the Golden Anniversary class.  The luncheon will be held Friday, October 4, at 12:30 p.m. in Scruggs University Center Ballroom.  Tickets to the luncheon are $25 and are available online. 


Inman E. Page Library will hold two naming ceremonies on Friday from 5 to 6 p.m.  The media center and student lounge areas will be renamed the Elizabeth Briscoe Wilson Technology Media Center and the Lionel Newsom Student Lounge.


Homecoming Saturday begins with the annual parade at 9:30 a.m., with a new route this year.  The parade starts at the intersection of Dunklin and Lafayette Streets, north to High Street.  The route continues west to the intersection of High and Jefferson Streets. The parade will make a left onto Jefferson and will head south, making another left on McCarty.  The route continues east on McCarty, with a final right back onto Lafayette Street. 


The Homecoming Football Game will pit the Lincoln University Blue Tigers against the Emporia State University Hornets at 2 p.m. in Dwight T. Reed Stadium. 


The Homecoming Concert, also on Saturday, will feature neo-soul artist Chrisette Michele.  The concert begins at 8 p.m. in Richardson Fine Arts Center-Mitchell Auditorium.  Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.  Advance tickets are only available in the Lincoln University Cashier’s Office. 


The university will close out the week with a day of reflection.  The Memorial Breakfast is scheduled for 9 a.m. at Capitol Plaza Hotel.  Gospel artist Byron Cage will be the featured performer that evening at 6:30 p.m. at Richardson Fine Arts Center-Mitchell Auditorium.  Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door. 


A complete Homecoming schedule is available on the Lincoln University website. Visit  http://www.lincolnu.edu/web/alumni/homecoming-2013 for more information. Advance tickets are available for many events are also available online through   https://14186.thankyou4caring.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=300