UMHB Family Weekend

September 28 and 29

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Dear Crusader Family,

You are invited to UMHB Family Weekend. Come experience our learning environment and traditions. More than anything, we want to create an environment where you can connect with your student. I believe the memories made here will last a lifetime.

While you are on campus:

  • Discover how your student decorated their room after you left on Move-In Day.
  • Visit with professors over brunch.
  • Get fired up at the pep rally by learning the “Cru Spirit Dance.”
  • Attend the football game at Crusader Stadium.

Our hope is that you will take advantage of the beautiful campus as our unique Christian higher education mission comes alive. I look forward to seeing you.


Dr. Brandon Skaggs
Vice President for Student Life

Photo of Caleb Fitzwater

Caleb Fitzwater

Legacy Student

The best part of having my family visit UMHB is being able to talk to the different generations about how this school has grown and changed since they attended it!

Caleb Fitzwater

Legacy Student

Family Weekend Schedule

Schedule is subject to change.

Friday, September 28

Time Event Location
7:45 am - 6 pm
Campus Store Open

Stop by the new Campus Store in the Bawcom Student Union and see all of the new things they have to offer.
Bawcom Student Union
2 - 6 pm Registration

Pick up all of your information and tickets for the weekend and enjoy a Dr Pepper float in our commemorative Family Weekend cup. Visit with our Alumni Association and see how they play an active role on campus. Meet our mascot CRUnk and get a picture with him.
Campus Activities Office - Bawcom Student Union
2 - 5 pm
Museum Tour

Come and learn about the great heritage and tradition of UMHB and get a little glimpse of everything that has made UMHB what it is today.
Musick Alumni Center & Museum at the Parker House
3 - 4:30 pm

Come and meet some of the people who make UMHB such a great place. We will have representatives from our President’s Council as well as our Student Organization advisors and leadership. Meet the people who are pouring into the life of your student and see how they can get more involved.
Bawcom Student Union - 2nd Floor
3 - 6 pm
Campus Rec Open House

Take advantage of our outdoor recreation courts and fields. Tennis, sand volleyball, lawn games, basketball, Frisbee, etc. Stop by Campus Rec to check-out any equipment needed, or just stop by for a glass of free lemonade!
Campus Recreation
5 pm Dinner

Residential Dining in Bawcom Student Union is available for a discounted $5.00 per person (must RSVP by emailing, or venture out on your own. Here's a list of restaurants that accept Cru Cash!
On Your Own
6 - 10 pm Open Halls

Stop by your student’s room and see what they have done with the place since Welcome Week.
Campus Housing
7:30 pm Ring Ceremony

Join us for the UMHB Ring Ceremony tradition where our seniors get their Class Rings.
Manning Chapel, Meyer Christian Studies
9 - 9:30 pm
Pep Rally

Join us for our annual Family Weekend Pep Rally. See our Blackshirt Cru Spirit Band perform as well as our Sader Belles and Cru Cheer. Get pumped and excited for all of our great sporting events this weekend.
Luther Memorial
9:30pm - 11 pm Family Weekend Hangout

Come and Hang Out with the Campus Activities Board at Family Weekend. We will have live music performed by our students, and a variety of drinks and eats on King Street. Join CAB inside Bawcom, where we will have video games and traditional board games for the whole family to play.
King Street & Bawcom Student Union

Saturday, September 29

Time Event Location
9 am - 6 pm
Campus Store Open

Stop by the new Campus Store in the Bawcom Student Union and see all of the new things they have to offer.
Bawcom Student Union
8:30 - 9:30 am Spiritual Life & BSM Worship Service

Start the morning off with a worship service led by our own UMHB Families.
Manning Chapel, Meyer Christian Studies
10 am - 6 pm
Starbucks at the Depot Open Bawcom Student Union
9:30 - 11 am Registration

Pick up all of your information and tickets for the weekend.
Campus Activities Office - Bawcom Student Union
9:30 - 11 am
Meet the Faculty Brunch

Join us for a come and go continental style breakfast in the Great Hall and meet the amazing Faculty of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. This is a great time to meet your student’s professors and learn more about UMHB.
McLane Great Hall - Bawcom Student Union
2 - 6 pm
Chick-fil-A open Bawcom Student Union
4 - 5:30 pm
Kickin' it on King Street

Join us for a great time of fun at Kickin' it on King Street as we get ready for the big game. We will have a limited number of Family Weekend t-shirts for the game. These are FREE for students and pre-registered families. We'll have spirit tables, lawn games, and so much more!
King Street
4:30 pm Spirit Shoppe Open

Stop by the Spirit Shoppe on the home side of Crusader Stadium to get your latest CRU gear. The Spirit Shoppe will be open during the entire game and is your one-stop shop for spirit.
Crusader Stadium
4:30 pm CRUise

Be a part of our great pregame tradition of welcoming the team to Crusader Stadium and getting everyone unified and ready for the game. The team will end the CRUise by coming through Bawcom Student Union where they will be met by the Blackshirt Cru Spirit Band, Sader Belles, and Cru Cheer for an exciting student tradition.
Bawcom Student Union
6 pm Crusader Football vs. Sotuhwestern University Crusader Stadium

All events are subject to change and based on availability. A full schedule of events will be available at registration.

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Page last updated June 15, 2018