JOIN US OCTOBER 15–17, 2021.

Homecoming was born at Southwestern (and, ultimately, around the world) in April 1909. 

Since that time, our annual celebration has flourished into the party of the year. Return to your Southwestern home for a weekend to remember. 


Download the Inauguration and Homecoming Weekend app today! From the app (for your phone or your computer), you will be able to create your own schedule, chat with other attendees, post photos, and connect to event programs. Virtual attendees will be able to access links to watch events online.

Use the email address that you registered for Homecoming with to connect to your registration. If the site asks for a code, enter 6lj5bvgc25.

Southwestern monitors the pandemic at local, regional, and national levels. Please review the University’s COVID-19 protocol website for regular updates. Attendees of the October 15–17 events are required to wear a mask at indoor events and are encouraged to wear a mask at outdoor events. Social distancing will be encouraged at events both indoors and outdoors. No indoor event will exceed the 100-person maximum attendance.


Homecoming festivities will include the Inauguration of our 16th President, Laura E. Skandera Trombley , the Roy and Margaret Shilling Lecture , and the President’s Appreciation Celebration (our largest donor event of the year). Plus, we will celebrate with our annual Homecoming festivities, such as the Homecoming picnic, reunion parties (24 in total: class years ending in 0s, 1s, 5s, and 6s), athletic games, the Homecoming Worship Service, and more. 

View the Schedule of Events ! Online registration is now closed. We will reopen registration on Friday, October 15, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at the Registration and Information Desk, located in the Bishops Lounge, Red & Charline McCombs Campus Center.

Contact  or 512-863-1410 with questions.