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ACU alumni to gather for Homecoming on campus Oct. 14-17

Abilene Christian University’s Homecoming will return to an in-person format after missing last year due to pandemic concerns. Alumni will be back in Abilene for traditional Homecoming festivities Oct. 14-17 with the theme “Any Dream Will Do.” 

Many of the weekend’s activities, including Chapel and class reunions, are taking place outdoors to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Highlights include:

  • Carnival – Friday from 5-8 p.m. on the Hardin Administration Building lawn featuring games, inflatables, face painting, food trucks and more
  • Homecoming Candlelight Devo – Friday at 8:15 p.m. on the steps of the Hardin Administration Building, a time of worship with several generations of Wildcats
  • Parade – Saturday at 10 a.m., beginning at East North 16th Street and ACU Drive South
  • Homecoming Chapel – Saturday at 11:15 a.m. on the steps of the Hardin Administration Building
  • Wildcat Country Tailgating – Saturday at 1 p.m. at Wally Bullington Football Practice Facility (south of Wildcat Stadium)
  • Wildcat football, ACU vs. Lamar – Saturday at 3 p.m. at Anthony Field at Wildcat Stadium
  • Concert by Backroads featuring lead singer Stephen Bailey (’92) – Saturday at 8 p.m. at Siggie Pavilion Park, along with s’mores, snow cones and prizes 

“After missing last year, we’re more ready than ever to get the Wildcats together again,” said Craig Fisher, associate vice president for advancement and alumni. “From the carnival on Friday to Saturday’s parade, Chapel, tailgating, football game and concert, there are treasured traditions and new events for the whole family to enjoy.”

See the complete schedule.

A few tickets are still available for ACU Theatre’s performances of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Abilene Convention Center. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8 p.m., and the Sunday matinee is at 2 p.m.

One of the most enduring shows of all time is a reimagining of a beloved biblical story. Told entirely through song, the musical follows Joseph, who, after being sold into slavery by his jealous brothers, ingratiates himself to Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the amorous advances of the ruler’s wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers the ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of Pharaoh, who makes him his right-hand man and reunites him with his family. 

Tickets can be purchased online at, at the box office, or by calling 325-674-ARTS (2787).

— Wendy Kilmer

Oct. 11, 2021

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