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Attention Alumni

Baylor Homecoming schedule has changed

9 years ago

Pictured: photo by Chelsea Santos

By Caitlin Giddens

Waco’s biggest weekend, Baylor Homecoming, will look different this year. The current weather forecast predicts heavy rain throughout the weekend, prompting Baylor officials to make changes to the homecoming schedule. All indoor activities (Pigskin Revue) will remain the same. The following homecoming traditions will be tweaked.

Friday Night Festivities
The homecoming bonfire — one of the best photo ops for social media savvy alumni — is canceled. However, Extravaganza, Friday Night Flashback and the pep rally will go on at the Waco Convention Center, located at 100 Washington Avenue. Doors will open at 7 p.m. The Golden Wave Band will perform at 8:45 p.m., followed by the pep rally at 9 p.m.

Friday Night Transportation
Downtown parking will be available for Friday night’s events. It’s free and open to the public. There’s also parking at Baylor’s Speight Parking Garage at Speight Avenue and Fourth Street with a shuttle that will run to the Waco Convention Center and back to Baylor campus.

Homecoming Parade
Saturday’s parade has been canceled. But don’t mourn for the fraternity float chairs. The parade’s floats will still be showcased. That plan will be announced at a later time. At least now you can sleep in on Saturday without feeling guilty.

The Game
The football game between second-ranked Baylor Bears (sic ’em) and Iowa State Cyclones will still kick off at 11 a.m. at McLane Stadium. Don’t forget to #StripeMcLane for the nationally televised game on ESPN. Come dressed in green or gold, depending on the section your seats are in. See what color you should where here. Also, note McLane Stadium does not allow umbrellas. Even green or gold ones.

Visit or the university’s Facebook and Twitter pages for additional updates. And don’t forget to use the hashtag #BaylorHomecoming this weekend!