Southern Arkansas University

October 2 - October 7

SAU to host homecoming on October 7

Southern Arkansas University is thrilled to welcome back our Mulerider alumni and friends for a week of fun and tradition. 

With the theme, “Home is where the Muleriders are,” SAU invites alumni, students, and friends to come together for a week of festivities that embody the true spirit of family and tradition.

Homecoming at SAU has always been a special time when past and present collide in a sea of blue and gold. This year’s theme pays homage to the enduring connections forged on SAU’s campus, where friendships are lifelong, and memories are made.

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 7, SAU will crown the Homecoming king and queen at 2:00 p.m. before the Mulerider football game against Oklahoma Baptist University at Wilkins Stadium.

Monday | Oct. 2

Homecoming Kick-Off Pep Rally

7:00 p.m. – Grand Hall


Tuesday | Oct. 3

SGA’s Burgers in the Mall

11:00 a.m. – Mall Area


RCB’s Light for the Fight

6:30 p.m. – Blanchard Hall



Wednesday | Oct. 4

SAB’s Movie Night

7:00 p.m. – Reynolds Grand Hall


Street Painting Party

Postponed due to weather 


Thursday | Oct. 5

Spirit Logs 

12:00 p.m. – Reynolds Rotunda


Spirit Banners

4:30 p.m. – Reynolds 201


Volleyball: SAU vs. SEOSU

6:00 p.m. – W.T. Watson Gym



SAU Bonfire and Pep Rally

9:00 p.m. – Field beside Burns Harsh 


Friday | Oct. 6

Voting for King and Queen Ends

12:00 p.m. 


Homecoming Heartbeat Begins

12:00 p.m. – Mall Area 


Volleyball: SAU vs. ECU

4:00 p.m. – W.T. Watson Gym



SAU Sports Hall of Fame Banquet

6:30 p.m. – Grand Hall


Black Alumni Reception

8:00 p.m. – Alumni Center



Saturday | Oct. 7

Mulegating on the Ridge 

11:00 a.m. – Alumni Center



Pep Rally

1:00 p.m. – Alumni Center



Homecoming Court Presentation

2:00 p.m. – Wilkins Stadium 



SAU vs. Oklahoma Baptist

2:30 p.m. – Wilkins Stadium 



Homecoming Greek Show 

7:00 p.m. – W.T. Watson Gym



Schedule of Events

Monday, October 2

Homecoming events begin at 7:00 p.m. with the Homecoming Kick-off Pep Rally in Grand Hall. 

The SGA Muleshoe Hunt begins.

Tuesday, October 3

SGA is hosting Burgers in the Mall, where they are cooking up burgers and hot dogs beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Rankin College of Business hosts Light for the Fight in support of Breast Cancer Awareness at 6:30 p.m. in front of Blanchard Hall. 

Wednesday, October 4

Pack your popcorn and head to the Reynolds Grand Hall at 7:00 p.m. for SAB’s Movie night. 

Thursday, October 5

The Great SAU Campout begins at 10:00 p.m. at the Alumni Center. Bring your SAU spirit for the bonfire and pep rally!

Friday, October 6

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.

Join SAU Black Alumni for a Homecoming Reception featuring live music, comedy, and heavy hors d’oeuvres. The reception will take begin at 8:00 p.m. in the SAU Alumni Center. 

Saturday, October 7

Mulegating is sponsored by Cadence Bank and begins at 11:00 a.m. at the Alumni Center. Attendees are invited to move outdoors to the Alumni Center Lawn for the Homecoming Pep Rally at 1:00 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 2:00 p.m. on Rip Powell Field and is followed by the 2:30 p.m. Mulerider Homecoming football game against Oklahoma Baptist University. 

To cap off the festivities, a Greek Show will be performed at Watson Athletic Center starting at 7:00 p.m.

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

Southern Arkansas University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. All Rights Reserved.
100 E. University, Magnolia, Arkansas 71753-5000 Telephone: (870) 235-4000
Online Privacy