Join us for a weekend full of opportunities to connect with your fellow Pirates. 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. 


Download the Inauguration and Homecoming Weekend app today!  From the app (for your phone or your computer), you will be able to view the complete schedule and create your own, 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.

Click here for a pdf version of the schedule: View the schedule of events  to take place during the weekend of October 15–17, 2021. 

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.

COVID-19 Protocols

The large majority of Inauguration and Homecoming events will take place outdoors. The most up-to-date protocols will be emailed to attendees prior to the weekend for guests to prepare for their visit to campus. In the meantime, please view the University’s policies .

Questions may be directed to alumni@southwestern.edu  or 512-863-1410.