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Homecoming (October)

This is one of the richest traditions at McMurry. Activities begin at 5:00 p.m. Thursday in Wah Wahtaysee Park with Sunset Ceremony and Tipi Village.

By mid-morning Friday, Wah Wahtaysee Park is filled with Tipis erected by the various University organizations and awards are given at Saturday's football game for the best of them. This village, which is viewed by area elementary students, has also received national recognition.

On Friday evening, a homecoming musical is presented and ends with the Coronation of Chief McMurry and Princess McMurry. After the Coronation, the Beating of the Tom-Tom drum begins and is continued by the freshman class President as they move to Wah Wahtaysee Park. Once in the park, tradition dictates the freshman class is responsible for the continuous beating of the Tom-Tom until the kick-off at the Saturday football game.

Formal Convocation - At the beginning of each fall semester the students gather with the faculty (in full academic regalia) in Radford Auditorium to hear the President of the University present his goals for the year in an address opening the new University year.


Student Preview-
The Office of Admissions hosts campus visits for high school juniors and seniors who are interested in attending McMurry. During these visits, students will have the opportunity to become familiar with campus and meet members of the McMurry community.



T.I.P. Sing Song (Spring)
Sponsored by the oldest women’s social club on campus, Sing Song is an opportunity for campus organizations to display their talent in singing, costumes, and choreography in a group presentation.


Spring McMadness – CAB sponsors Spring McMadness during each Spring semester.  Inflatable games, booths, and lots of food are provided to all McMurry students. It is held on the McMurry Quad.


Spring Thing - MSG provides “Spring Thing” during the Spring semester of each year. Most events are free and include many enjoyable activities. Events are open to all students of the University.

ala cumba 

“Ala Cumba” is the often heard yell on campus as the Braves are wished good luck for a victory.



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