Homecoming 2018 Welcome & Schedule


Alumni, families and friends are invited to #comeonhomeLETU for Homecoming & Family Weekend on April 5-7!

We're excited to celebrate both LeTourneau Athetics and Psychology alumni in 2018!

We will honor our Golden Jackets (graduates of 50+ years) and welcome the Class of 1968 into this special group as they celebrate their 50th class reunion during the annual Golden Jackets Luncheon. All Golden Jackets are invited to Homecoming festivities and are encouraged to submit a Biographical Information form online to be included in our commemorative booklet. This booklet will feature the Class of 1967 as well as Golden Jackets from all previous class years.

For our parents, join us for Friday afternoon's Hootenanny Tailgate on the student center patio. Then - of course - don't miss Hootenanny on Friday evening! Families are invited to all Saturday activities, including the Picnic at the Pond, LETU baseball and softball games, tennis matches, the alumni soccer game and Saturday evening's Blue & Gold and Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner

Our admissions team is again hosting a Saturday Preview Event. Parents - this is a great opportunity to introduce younger siblings to their own LeTourneau experience. Alumni - bring your high-school aged kids and grandkids, they will have a fantastic time!

Whether you live across the country or across the street, the Alumni & Parent Relations team hopes you'll be part of this exciting weekend full of LeTourneau traditions and celebrations. If you are making a trip back to Longview, LeTourneau has a list of preferred hotels that feature special pricing - tell them you're with us for the special rate! You can also find out about things to do while in town through the Longview Convention & Visitors Bureau.

We can't wait to see you soon!

Register for Homecoming!

Questions? Contact

Gail Ritchey

Gail Ritchey

(903) 233-3842


2018 Event Schedule

Thursday, April 5

Homecoming & Family Weekend Registration
For those alumni coming in early for class devos and lectures

Allen Family Student Center
3 - 5 PM

Alumni-in-Action Dinner*
Our way of thanking all those who made the trip in early to participate in Alumni-in-Action

Allen Family Student Center
7 PM

Friday, April 6

Stop by, sign in and get updated weekend details.

Belcher Center Lobby
8 AM - 1PM and 5PM - 7PM

Alumni Chapel
Join our students in worship as we recognize our alumni and families

Belcher Center
10:50 AM

Golden Jackets Luncheon*
Lunch reunion for all Golden Jackets & celebration of the Class of 1967
Submit your Biographical Information Form

Great Room (Allen Family Student Center)
11:45 AM

Alumni are invited to lead class devos

Various Times & Locations

Hootenanny Tailgate & Patio Party
Grab a root beer float and visit with LETU friends while enjoying live music and activities. All alumni, parents and friends are invited!

Allen Family Student Center Patio
2-4 PM

NEW: International Celebration
The International Celebration is a multicultural celebration of LETU's diverse global student body. Everyone (including alumni, parents, students, friends and the campus community) will interact with international students and make cross-cultural connections. Guests are welcome to play a challenging game of International Bingo, "walk around the world" in the Global Cake Walk, snap a pic at the digital Scenic World Tour, fill the Global LETU Map with connections, create a personalized keepsake and sample tasty treats & drinks inspired by cultural cuisines. Everyone is welcome as we Celebrate LeTourneau Around the World!

Allen Family Student Center Patio
2-4 PM
*This event is a special collaboration with the Hootenanny Tailgate

LETU Athletics Reunion Dinner*
Alumni are invited to reconnect with fellow former YellowJacket athletes during a casual fajita dinner

Solheim Center
5 PM

LETU Softball
Cheer on our YellowJackets as they play the University of the Ozarks!

Softball field
5 and 7 PM

Tennis Match
Cheer on our YellowJacket players as they play the University of the Texas at Tyler!

Solheim Center
6 PM

Join us as LETU students perform the 52nd annual variety show!

Belcher Center
7 PM

Hootenanny Reception
Alumni & parents are invited to a time of fellowship and laughter!

Allen Lobby, Belcher Center
During Intermission

Saturday, April 7

NEW: Buzz Run 5K*
LeTourneau's new track & field team are hosting a brand new 5K during Homecoming & Family Weekend. Runners, walkers and children are all welcome!

Solheim Center
7:30 AM

Alumni & Family Breakfast Sponsored by the LETU Sting Flight Team*
Precision Flight Team fundraiser and Abbott Aviation Center tours

Abbott Aviation Center
8:00 - 10 AM

Admissions Preview Day*
Prospective students and families are invited to an exciting preview event

Psychology Reunion Breakfast

Steudler Lounge, Solheim Center
9 AM

Society of Women Engineers Coffee
Our alumni are invited to meet with current female engineering students.

Main Lobby, Allen Family Student Center

Inter-Society Rope Pull
Traditional (& muddy!) rope pull among society members

The Pond
10:30 AM

Picnic at the Pond*
Alumni, students and parents are invited to join the campus community for this popular event

The Pond
11:30 - 1PM

Tennis Match
Cheer on our YellowJacket players as they play the University of the Ozarks!

Solheim Center
11 AM

Campus Tour
Join our preview families for a tour of the University campus.

Admissions Office
11:30 AM

LETU Softball
Cheer on our YellowJackets as they play the University of the Ozarks!

Softball field

Cardboard & Duct Tape Boat Races and CataMelon
Cheer for your favorite boats as students race their ingenious creations in the pond! Students will also show off their design skills during the CataMelon launch.

The Pond
12:30 PM

LETU Baseball Games
Cheer on our YellowJackets as they play Sul Ross University! The 1968 baseball team - LeTourneau's first! - will be honored as part of the LeTourneau's 50 Years of Baseball celebration.

Baseball Field
1 and 3 PM

Alumni Soccer Game
Alumni take on the varsity team!

Soccer Field
2 PM

Welding/MJE Demonstration
See what our MJ students have been doing this year in a creative exhibition.

Kielhorn Welding Lab
4 PM


Blue & Gold Banquet and Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet
Wear your blue & gold and celebrate with the LETU community as we close Homecoming & Family Weekend. We will celebrate LeTourneau Athletics and Psychology alumni while honoring reunion groups, outstanding families and student leaders.

Great Room, Allen Family Student Center
6 PM

Dessert Reunions: Athletic Teams, Psychology Alumni, Golden Jackets, Alumni and Families
Everyone is invited to gather for dessert and fellowship. If you aren't a member of one of these groups don't worry - there's room for you as well.

Various Campus Locations
7:30 PM