Lamar University will celebrate Homecoming 2014 with campus events throughout the week of Oct. 27. Events of special interest to the community include the bonfire/pep rally and the Homecoming Parade.  The bonfire/pep rally will be held Thursday, Oct. 30, beginning at 7 :00p.m. in the field across from the Gladys City Spindletop Boomtown Museum on south Jimmy Simmons Blvd, behind the golf driving range on campus.

Come out and show your Cardinal spirit at the Lamar University homecoming day parade on Saturday, Nov. 1, at 11:00 a.m.  The parade will begin at the corner of Jimmy Simmons Boulevard and Jim Gilligan Way and will travel north on Jimmy Simmons, east on Lavaca, south on the MLK service road, ending on Rolfe Christopher Drive in front of the Plummer Building. The parade will feature nearly 40 student organizations that have committed to participate with floats and other entries, in addition to the Lamar University band, football team, spirit groups and LU mascots.

Another exciting aspect of the parade is the high school band contest where hundreds of Southeast Texas high school band members will be judged as they march in the homecoming day parade. They will also perform that evening with the Lamar University Marching Band in a massive band program at halftime of the Lamar vs. Houston Baptist homecoming match-up which kicks off at 6:00 p.m. at Provost-Umphrey Stadium.

Post-parade events on campus include the Yount-Lee Equestrian Day event at the Spindletop Gladys City Boomtown Museum, complete with a Lucas gusher blowout reenactment; Art Extravaganza: A Show, Sale, and All Ages Free Painting Workshop in the Art building; From The Archives: an exhibit of homecoming archival photos at the Mary and John Gray Library; food trucks and a live DJ for “Lunch on the Lawn” in front of the Cherry Engineering building, along with many other Homecoming events. For a full schedule of homecoming events go to for more details.