Homecoming offers every event you could want:

To visit with a class from your major? We can do that. To celebrate alumni doing great things, we can do that. To honor those who give scholarships to help students with their education, we can do that. Tailgating, parades, and football, you guessed it, we can do that. Make plans now to join us for the premiere alumni event of the year!


Wheelhouse Rousters  - String Band
River Campus - Shuck Recital Hall
 / 3 p.m.

This amazing string band from Western Kentucky draw not only their moniker and musical style from the river and its industry, but also their ebb and flow of energy. Combining original songwriting and long-forgotten songs gathered by Mary Wheeler of Paducah, KY, the Rousters give a new twist to old tune! Tickets $15.

Trunk or Treat
Dempster Parking Lot / 4 - 6 p.m.
Dress up in video game themed costumes, pop your trunk and celebrate Homecoming and Halloween at the community wide event.

Retired Faculty and Staff Homecoming Celebration
Wehking Alumni Center - Kem Statuary Hall
 / 9:30 - 11 a.m.

Southeast Missouri State Alumni Association and Southeast Missouri University Foundation invite retired faculty and staff to kickoff Homecoming week and enjoy the morning with old friends from Southeast! Please RSVP to (573) 651.2332 or online.

Field Day & Spirit Rally
Show Me Center / Doors open at 5:30 p.m., Starts at 6 p.m.
Join us to get pumped for Homecoming 2021...enjoy chants, banners and dances created by your fellow students and maybe score some freebie Redhawk spirit items.

Talent Show
Academic Auditorium / 7 p.m.
Sponsored by the Homecoming Planning CommitteeJoin us to watch Southeast students share some of their varied talents while competing for prizes.

Man and Women of the Year Finalist Banquet
Wehking Alumni Center Kem Statuary Hall Invitation only event sponsored by Homecoming Planning CommitteeThe University will honor the top five men and women who are finalists for the title of 2021 Man and Women of they Year.

Copper Dome Society/Alumni Awards Dinner
Show Me Center
 / Doors open at 5:30 p.m., Social 6 p.m., Program & Dinner 6:30 p.m.
Members of the University’s Copper Dome Society are invited to this annual dinner during which the Alumni Association’s 2021 Alumni Awards will be presented along with the 2021 Faculty Merit Award. We will also be honoring our 2020 Alumni Award recipients as well as 2020 and 2021 Friends of the University. Reservations are required. Admission is complimentary for Copper Dome Society members and $30 for others. RSVP deadline is Friday, Oct. 15. For more information contact the Southeast Alumni Relations Department, (573) 651.2259.

Alumni Coffee, Cocoa & Cookies
Wehking Alumni Center
 / 8 a.m.
Alumni and friends are welcome to stop by the Alumni Center to pick up a morning beverage and cookie to enjoy while watching to parade!

Classes of 1970 & 1971 50-Year Reunion
Wehking Alumni Center Front Lawn
 / 9 a.m.

Members of the classes of 1970 and 1971 and their families are invited to view the parade from seating specifically designated for their 50 year anniversary. If you've joined us for coffee and donuts, staff will direct you on where to go from there! Invitations will be going out mid-September. 

Capaha Park / 9:30 a.m.
Sponsored by the Homecoming Planning Committee. The parade will feature floats, marching bands, campus organizations and numerous alumni and student dignitaries. Dates, times, and guidelines for parade entries are located within the parade application available at the link below. There is no need to sign in to complete the application. For more information call Campus Life, (573) 651-2280.
Register Your Group by October 1.

Academic Hall Dome Tours
Academic / 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Visit the Academic Hall Dome, learn the history of the University’s landmark administration building and sign your name alongside those of hundreds of other alumni who left their signatures inside the dome over the past century. Enter through the main entrance of Academic Hall (facing Normal Avenue). For more information, (573) 651-2222.

Tailgate Parking Diagrams / 11 a.m. 


Alumni Hospitality Tent
Alumni Center Lawn
 / 11 a.m.

Cape County Alumni Association along with the SEMO University Advancement Staff welcome alumni and friends back to campus. Stop by and grab complimentary hotdogs, chips, and soft drinks while they last.

Vets Corps Pig Roast
Main Wehking Alumni Center parking lot / 
11 a.m.

The Vets Corps at Southeast Missouri State was established in 1967. Southeast alumni who are veterans and their guests are invited to this annual tailgate event sponsored by the Southeast Vets Corps Alumni. This event will take place on the main Wehking Alumni Center parking lot just west of the Alumni Center along Broadway. For more information, contact the Office of Military and Veterans Services, (573) 651-2263.

Veterans Plaza Gathering of Remembrance
Veterans Plaza
 / 11:30 a.m.

Southeast Missouri State University invites all Veterans, family, and friends to attend the first annual Gathering of Remembrance at the Veterans Plaza. We will honor those in the SEMO community who have served our country in the United States Armed Forces and unveil this year’s new commemorative bricks. The plaza is located between Academic Hall and Memorial Hall. For more information, (573) 651-2332.

Homecoming Football Game, Southeast v. Eastern Illinois
Houck Stadium / 1 p.m.
Come and cheer on the Redhawks! Tickets are $20 and can be purchased through the Southeast Athletics office, 1221 Broadway in Cape Girardeau. Tickets will also be available while supplies last, purchase in advance at (573) 651-2113. Purchase tickets online for the best pricing!
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You Can't Take It With You
Rust Flexible Theatre, River Campus / October 27-31
A comedic masterpiece in three acts, You Can’t Take It With You is also one of the most popular plays of all time. One of the few comedies to win the Pulitzer Prize, it ran for over 800 shows on Broadway when it premiered in 1936 and has enjoyed numerous successful revivals.
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Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

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