2019 Homecoming


Friday, September 13

  • Rez Fest Carnival – Melody Park – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Sashing BBQ – Melody Park – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Door Decorating Contest Begins – Campus Wide
  • Community Decorating Contest Begins – City Wide
  • Cineflix in Ilfeld – “Aladdin” – Rated PG – 7:30 p.m.

Monday, September 16

  • Ice Cream Social & Board Games – SUB Atrium – 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Tuesday, September 17

  • Stenciling – Corner of 8th & Baca – 2 p.m.
  • Constitution Day Jeopardy Challenge – SUB Atrium – 6 p.m.

Wednesday, September 18

  • Vitalant Blood Drive – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – SUB Ballroom
  • Chili Roasting – 1 to 7 p.m. – SUB Patio
  • The Pushouts free film screening and conversation in the Student Union Theater – 1 p.m.

Thursday, September 19

  • Absentee Voting – Student Center – 1st floor – 9 am to 12 noon and 1 to 4 pm. Present valid HU ID
  • Used book sale on the first floor of Donnelly Library 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Edible Book Festival – Donnelly Library – 1 to 4 p.m.
  • H Club Banquet – Ballroom – Seating at 5 p.m.
  • Homecoming Pageant – Ilfeld Auditorium – 7 p.m.
  • 8:30 a.m. H-Club board meeting, SUB 321
  • 10 a.m. H-Club member meeting, SUB 322
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Alumni Welcome Check-in, Kennedy Alumni Hall
  • 6 p.m. H-Club awards banquet (doors open at 5:30) SUB ballroom

Friday, September 20, 2019

  • 8 a.m. H-Club Golf Tournament (9 am shotgun start), Gene Torres Golf Course
  • 8 a.m. President’s Homecoming Coffee, SUB ballroom
  • Used book sale on the first floor of Donnelly Library 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bag sale begins at noon.
  • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Alumni Welcome Check-in, Kennedy Alumni Hall
  • 12-3 p.m. Alumni board meeting & lunch, SUB 322
  • Royalty Voting – Student Center – 1st floor – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Must present valid HU ID
  • 1:30 p.m. Purple Pride Day – Show your support by wearing PURPLE – students meet in Student Center for a “group” photograph
  • Bookstore open until 6 p.m.
  • Door/Office Decorating Contest Judging (winner TBA at halftime on Saturday)
  • 2:00 p.m. Alumni tour of the historic Castañeda Hotel by Southwest Detours. FREE to a limited number of alumni who RSVP by September 6. Approximately 1.5 hours
  • Community Contest Judging – 2 to 4 p.m. (winner TBA at halftime on Saturday)
  •  3 p.m. Student Government Reception, SUB 3rd floor balcony
  •  5-8 p.m. Cowboy Lounge & Silent Auction, SUB ballroom
  • NMHU Volleyball vs. Western Colorado University – 7 p.m. – Wilson Complex
  • Zarzuela at the Plaza Ballroom at 7 p.m.
  • Cineflix in Ilfeld – “Late Night” – Rated R – 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 21

  • 8 a.m. Cowboy 5K Gallop & Trot (7 am registration), Kennedy Alumni Hall
  •  9 a.m. Breakfast Burrito Bar & Parade Reception, Kennedy Alumni Hall
  • Homecoming Parade – Downtown Las Vegas – 10 a.m., lineup at 9 a.m. at 5th & Friedman
  • Parade Reception – Kennedy Lounge – 9 a.m.
  • Tailgating – Music Building Parking Lot – Space on a first come, first served basis – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • NMHU Cowboy Football v. Dixie State University – Sanchez Stadium – 1 p.m.
  • Homecoming King/Queen Coronation – Sanchez Field – Halftime
  •  11 a.m. Purple Pizza Party for high school marching bands, Kennedy Alumni Hall
  •  11 a.m. – 1 pm Tailgate Celebrations, Champ Tyrone Music Building parking lot
  •  11 a.m. – 1 pm President’s VIP Tailgate Celebration, by invitation, Sanchez Family Stadium
  • 1 p.m. Cowboy Football vs. Dixie State, Sanchez Family
    Stadium
  •  (following the football game) Vatos Alumni rugby game, Sanchez Family Stadium
  • Cowgirl Volleyball v. Colorado Mesa University – Wilson Complex – 6 p.m.
  • Rio Rancho Center- 1-3 , Games, inflatable jumpers, refreshments, giveaways and more. Watch the game live.

Sunday, September 22

  • Cowgirl Soccer vs. University of Colorado at Colorado Springs – TBA

HU fight Song

Cowboys, the best in the west land

Cowboys, for you we stand

Proudly we praise and honor

The Cowboys of the University we yell for

Purple and white we are waving

Win or to lose we’re there

Cheering for Cowboys,

Cowboys loyal we’ll always be

To Highlands University