Make plans to attend the 8th Annual Homecoming Weekend September 8-11, 2016 as we celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the first African American undergraduate students at the University.
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 9th. 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.
Thursday, September 8th
THEN and NOW
An educational and personal history journey discussing the UT Black experience. The Precursors will be sharing their story of UT THEN and other alumni an students can share their story of UT NOW.
7:00pm – 8:30pm at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center (2110 San Jacinto Blvd. Austin, TX 78712)
Friday, September 9th
HONORING OUR LEGACY
Join this celebration of the people who paved the way for African Americans at the University starting in 1956.
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm at LBJ Auditorium (2313 Red River Austin, TX 78712)
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 Crown Plaza (6121 North Interstate Highway 35 Austin, TX 78752)
SOUL NIGHT (the After Party)
Join us for Soul Night and party like the Texas Union Soul Night days!
10:00 pm – 2:00 am at the Crown Plaza (6121 North Interstate Highway 35 Austin, TX 78752)
Saturday, September 10th
HOMECOMING TAILGATE & GAME VIEWING
Sponsored by the Office of the President and co-sponsored by Eta Theta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Officially starts 3 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 against UTEP. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 pm.
Celebrate a great day in Austin reconnecting with friends and making new ones across the decades!
10:00 pm – 2:00 am. Location TBA.
Sunday, September 11th
SUNDAY BEST BRUNCH
10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Iron Cactus – Arboretum (10001 Stonelake Blvd Austin, TX 78759)
To register over the phone or for Legacy Celebration Table Sponsorships, 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.