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UT Black Alumni Homecoming Weekend

Make plans to attend the 9th Annual Homecoming Weekend September 8-10, 2017 as we celebrate another year of black excellence and our legacy at the University.

HARVEY RELIEF DONATIONS: BEST Austin will be collecting items throughout Homecoming Weekend. Please consider donating non-perishable food or toiletries that will be transported to the affected areas.


The weekend is hosted by the Austin Chapter of the Black Ex-Students of Texas, the Texas Exes Black Alumni Network and the Precursors. Register now!

BEST Austin is looking for team captains for the Battle of the Decades. The team with the largest percentage of participants will be honored at the Legacy Dinner on September 8th. The committee will recognize the 2nd and 3rd place runner ups. If you would like to volunteer to be a team captain for your specific decade please contact Spencer Iwatuje via email or (512) 822-2014.


Hotel room blocks information.



Friday, September 8th


Door Prizes, Dinner, Silent Auction, Cash Bar, Black Alumni Network Award, Music and more!

A Welcome Reception begins at 6:30 pm and Dinner at 7:30 pm.
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm at the The Alumni Center (2110 San Jacinto Blvd. Austin, TX 78712)


SOUL NIGHT (the After Party)

Join us for Soul Night and party like the Texas Union Soul Night days!

Karma Lounge (105 E. 5th Street) starting at 10:00 pm.




Saturday, September 10th


Come see the home of the Black Studies Department at the Gordon-White Building (210 W 24th St. Austin, TX 78705).

Come by on Saturday morning (10:00 am – 12:00 pm) for a tour, coffee and breakfast tacos before going to the tailgate.




Sponsored by the Office of the President and co-sponsored by Eta Theta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Officially starts 2 hours before the scheduled game time and continues on! On Campus at the MLK Statue (East Mall).  Food, Music and Prizes as we gather before the Longhorns take the field. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 pm.



Celebrate a great day in Austin reconnecting with friends and making new ones across the decades!

10:00 pm – 2:00 am at The Eleanor (307 W. 5th Street)



Sunday, September 11th


10:00 am – 2:00 pm at Red’s Porch (Quarry Lake Location: 4200 B Braker Lane)

Eat & Fellowship before heading back home!




To register over the phone or for Legacy Celebration Table Sponsorship, contact Brian Ricter at the Texas Exes at (512) 840-5616 or via email.

For other Homecoming Event information, sponsorship or to volunteer contact contact Spencer Iwatuje via email or (512) 822-2014

Event tickets will not be mailed. Packages can be picked up beginning at the Legacy Celebration on Friday.

BEST and Steering Committee events benefit the BEST Scholarship Program and Black Alumni Endowment. If you cannot attend the weekend, we invite you to donate to the Scholarship Program.