President’s Leadership Circle 175th Anniversary Celebration
April 2, 2020
Members of the President’s Leadership Circle will celebrate UMHB’s 175th anniversary with a dinner in McLane Great Hall in the Bawcom Student Union. The evening will include musical entertainment by OneVoice and remarks by the university’s president, Dr. Randy O’Rear.
Charter Celebration Weekend
April 18, 2020
In observance of UMHB’s 175th anniversary, alumni will gather in Independence, Texas, to honor the rich heritage and traditions of Mary Hardin-Baylor. The day will include a chapel program at the historic Independence Baptist Church, with a dinner on the church lawn afterwards.
Fourth of July Parade
July 4, 2020
Belton’s renowned Fourth of July parade is always an essential part of Independence Day celebrations, and this year we’ll add to the fun with a special float commemorating UMHB’s 175th birthday!
August 26, 2020
The campus community will kick off the new academic year (and recognize its milestone anniversary year) with a ceremony full of "pomp and circumstance."
Homecoming Birthday Bash
October 17, 2020
Plan to attend the Homecoming football game and be a part of UMHB’s biggest birthday party ever! There will be plenty of cake, ice cream, and fun as The Cru faces off against the Southwestern University Pirates!
Exhibit: "175 Things We Love About UMHB"
January 31, 2020
The UMHB Museum at the Parker House celebrated the university’s 175 birthday with the opening of a special exhibit recounting people, places and things that have made UMHB great. The collection of stories, photos, and artifacts will remain on display at the museum through December 2020.
Celebrating 175 Years of UMHB Dinner
February 1, 2020
It was an evening to remember as alumni and friends gathered to celebrate the signing of the university’s charter on February 1, 1845. Proclamations and congratulations were presented by Texas State Representative Hugh Shine and Belton Mayor Marion Grayson, and greetings were relayed from Texas State Senator Dawn Buckingham. Dinner was served family style, reminiscent of dinners in Hardy Hall, and OneVoice led the audience in singing campus favorites from yesteryear. A traditional candle lighting ceremony completed the evening, and guests departed to the sound of the Belton Bell tolling 175 times.