April 18, 2020 | Independence, Texas
As a result of the recently released guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for large events and mass gatherings, we have made the decision to cancel Charter Celebration Weekend in Independence on April 18. Though there are no known cases of COVID-19 in the UMHB campus community, the university is working to minimize the spread of the disease by taking the preventive steps recommended by the CDC and other public health officials. Rescheduling this event might be a possibility when the dangers of the virus have passed. We will announce that information to you as we know it. We are praying for each of you and look forward to seeing each other again soon!
On February 1, 1845 a charter was signed that started a small Baptist institution in Independence, Texas. Today, we celebrate 175 years as we travel back to where it all began. Join us for a special Charter Celebration Weekend in Independence, Texas as we honor the rich Heritage and Tradition of Mary Hardin-Baylor.Register Now
Registration & Check In
Saturday, April 18 • 9:30 am
Check in with the UMHB Alumni Relations team, and get all of your information and tickets for the events.
Saturday, April 18 • 10:00 am
Independence Baptist Church,
10405 FM 50, Brenham, TX 77833
Join us for a traditional chapel service with music led by Matt Crosby ‘01, and a special message from Dr. Leroy Kemp, Honorary Alumni and Parker Award Recipient. We will honor and induct the Class of 1970 into the Heritage Club, present a special Alumni Award, and enjoy special music. Business Professional Attire.
Saturday, April 18 • 11:30 am
Join us for a celebration lunch as we welcome the newest Heritage Club members, Class of 1970. We will have a fantastic meal on the church lawn followed by a variety of afternoon activities.
Adventures in Independence
Saturday, April 18 • 1:00 pm
Join us for a variety of fun and exciting events in Independence. We will tour the Texas Baptist Historical Museum, visit the columns at Academy Hill, and more. Stay tuned for the latest details and information.