Southern Arkansas University

Homecoming 2022
September 26 - October 1
Southern Arkansas University is thrilled to welcome back our Mulerider alumni and friends for a week of fun and tradition.

This year’s celebration includes the Homecoming Kick-off Pep Rally, SGA Burgers in the Mall, the Drive-In Movie, and the Great SAU Campout. On Saturday, October 1, SAU will crown the Homecoming king and queen before the Mulerider football game against East Central University.

Schedule of Events

Monday, September 26

Homecoming events begin at 6:30 p.m. with the Homecoming Kick-off Pep Rally at the Greek Theatre.

The SGA Muleshoe Hunt begins.

Tuesday, September 27

SGA is hosting Burgers in the Mall, where they are cooking up burgers and hot dogs beginning at 11 a.m.

Wednesday, September 28

Pack your popcorn and head to the Reynolds Parking Lot at 6 p.m. for SAB’s Drive-In Movie night.

Thursday, September 29

The Great SAU Campout begins at 10 p.m. at the Alumni Center. Bring your SAU spirit for the bonfire and pep rally!

The annual Street Painting competition will begin at 11:00 p.m. and conclude at 1:00 a.m.

Friday, September 30

At noon, the Homecoming Heartbeat begins in Reynolds Plaza.

The SAU Sports Hall of Fame Banquet takes place in Grand Hall at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 1

Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Kathleen Mallory by joining us at 9 a.m. for the Mallory Hall dedication, located at the former University Hall.

The BSU/BSM Reunion takes place at the Baptist College Ministries Building at 10 a.m. For more information or to RSVP, contact Robert Gunnels at

Mulegating is sponsored by Peoples Bank and begins at 11 a.m. at the Alumni Center. Attendees are invited to move outdoors to the Alumni Center Lawn for the Homecoming Pep Rally at 1 p.m.

Fans are invited to walk across the Alumni Bridge from Mulegating to find their seats for the Homecoming football game at Wilkins Stadium. To purchase tickets for the game, go to .

The Homecoming Coronation ceremony takes place at 2 p.m. on Rip Powell Field and is followed by the 2:30 p.m. Mulerider Homecoming football game against Oklahoma’s East Central University. 

The National Anthem and Alma Mater at the game will be performed by SAU Choir students and alumni. Alumni can register to perform online.

SAU is excited to welcome back Mulerider alumni and friends for a fun, tradition-filled Homecoming week!

Homecoming Kick-Off Pep Rally

Greek Theatre
September 26 at 6:30 p.m.

Drive-In Movie

Reynolds Center Parking Lot
September 28 at 8 p.m.

Great SAU Campout w/ Street Painting, Spirit Logs, and Bonfire

Alumni Center
begins September 29 at 10 p.m.

Mallory Hall Dedication

Mallory Hall, former University Hall
October 1 at 9 a.m.

BSU/BCM Reunion

Baptist College Ministries
October 1 at 10 a.m.


Alumni Center
October1 at 11 a.m.

Coronation Ceremony

October 1 at 2 p.m.

SAU Football vs. ECU

October 1 at 2:30 p.m.

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