TX/ou Alumni Weekend

The Red River Weekend is Friday, October 5 – Sunday, October 7 in Dallas. Come enjoy the city and reconnect during one of the biggest college football rivalries in the nation.



Burnt Orange, White & Black Happy Hour @ SISU Uptown Resort with featured guests Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay & Randy Bowman (6pm-11pm)

Young Alumni Kickoff Happy Hour & Party @ LEVEL. Reverse Happy Hour 8pm-10pm.


The Official TX/ou Alumni Watch Party @ Park Avenue hosted by BEST and OU BAS. Doors open at 10am,

The Final Score: TX/ou Alumni After Party @ Mesero.


The BEST Sunday Funday Brunch @ THE COMMONTABLE UPTOWN. Join us for a 90’s inspired hip hop brunch. Please arrive by 11:30am.


Get full weekend event details

Eventbrite - BEST Dallas presents 2018 TX/ou Alumni Weekend

Scholarship Volunteers

Would you like to help evaluate scholarship applications for the BEST Scholarship Program and/or the Dallas area Texas Exes? You can and your voice is important! To signup, send an email to info@blackexes.net and state any preference you may have for evaluating applications.

Scholarship Program

BEST Scholarships are awarded annually to deserving students at the University. The program also supports endowment efforts to support future scholars as well as contributing to other scholarship programs.

You can contact Terra Pierre to join the scholarship committee.

The John Saunders Chase Legacy Scholarship was established by the Texas Exes Black Alumni Network in September 2012 to honor John Saunders Chase, who passed away on March 9, 2012. The hope is to present the endowed scholarship to the University and the family during the Legacy Celebration of Black Alumni Homecoming Weekend.  Our goal is to find at least five hundred African American alumni to donate a minimum of $100.

As with the Duren Scholarship, we will honor those who give $250 or more with a special gift.  Please help us honor the memory of another of our trailblazers and plan now to join us as we add John Saunders Chase’s portrait to the honorees in the Alumni Center’s Legends Room.  Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated! To make a donation by check for this endowment, please make the check out to “Texas Exes” and write “John Chase Scholarship” in the memo line. Checks can be mailed to P.O. Box 7278 Austin, TX  78713. Donations can also be made online at https://www.texasexes.org/scholarshipdonation and select the “John Saunders Chase Legacy Scholarship” from the scholarship lists.