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SAU Homecoming 2021

October 4 - 9, 2021

Southern Arkansas University is thrilled to celebrate Homecoming October 4-9, 2021, with a whole week of exciting traditions and events.

The theme for Homecoming 2021 is Love and Loyalty, representing the completion of the Love and Loyalty Campaign. The Campaign Celebration takes place on Friday, October 8, and Saturday, October 9. The Love and Loyalty Campaign was launched in 2016 and was anticipated to be the most ambitious fundraising campaign in SAU’s history. Today, the campaign has raised over 28.6 million dollars with the help of Mulerider alumni and friends. This campaign is most definitely something to celebrate!

This year’s celebration includes the Homecoming Kick-Off Pep Rally, SGA burgers in The Mall, the Drive-In Movie, Spirit Logs, Street Painting Competition, the Banner Decoration Contest, and the Great SAU Campout. On October 9, before the Mulerider football game, the coronation of the Homecoming King and Queen and their court will take place.

The Homecoming week starts at 6:30 p.m. Monday, October 4, with the Homecoming Kick-Off Pep Rally at the Greek Theater. On Tuesday, SGA will celebrate with burgers/ and hot dogs in the Mall beginning at 11 a.m. Wednesday evening, SAB’s Drive-In Movie night will start in the Reynolds Center parking lot at 8 p.m. The action-packed spy thriller “Black Widow” will be shown.

On Thursday, the Great SAU Campout, along with the bonfire and pep rally, will begin at 10 p.m. at the Alumni Center, and the Spirit Log display and Street Painting competition will be held from 11 p.m. – 1 a.m. on the Farm Road.

At noon on Friday, the Homecoming Heartbeat begins in the Mall Area. The SAU Sports Hall of Fame Banquet will be held in Grand Hall beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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

Mulegating is sponsored by BancorpSouth and begins at 11 a.m. at the Alumni Center. The Homecoming Pep Rally will be at 1 p.m. at the Alumni Center Lawn, featuring a walk-through of the 2021 Homecoming court. The King and Queen Court presentation will begin at 2 p.m. at Wilkins Stadium. Following the coronation will be the Mulerider football Homecoming game as SAU rivals against Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Please join us for the halftime celebration of the Love and Loyalty Campaign, celebrating the completion of SAU’s first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign.

Fans can walk across the Alumni Bridge from Mulegating to get a good seat at Wilkins Stadium for the Mulerider football game, which is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. at Rip Powell Field against SEOSU. To purchase tickets for the game, go to

Following the football game by 30 minutes, come and celebrate the Mulerider Baseball Team for their GAC Regular Season Championship and 13th NCAA Tournament Appearance at the Championship Ring Ceremony.

SAU is excited to welcome back home so many Mulerider alumni and friends. Get ready for a fun, tradition-filled Homecoming week while celebrating the completion of the Love and Loyalty Campaign.

Homecoming Kick-Off Pep Rally

Greek Theatre
October 4 at 6:30 p.m.

Drive-In Movie

Reynolds Center Parking Lot
October 6 at 8 p.m.

BSU/BCM Reunion

Baptist College Ministries
October 9 at 10 a.m.

SAU Sports Hall of Fame Banquet

Grand Hall
October 8 at 6:30 p.m.

Homecoming Heartbeat

begins October 8 at 12 p.m.

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

Alumni Center
begins October 8 at 10 p.m.


Alumni Center
October 9 at 11 a.m.

Coronation Ceremony

October 9 at 2 p.m.

SAU Football vs. SEOSU

October 9 at 2:30 p.m.

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