Homecoming at the University of Montevallo is a festive week of things to see and do. Homecoming is that exciting time in February for alumni from near and far to “come home” to UM (or for some, Alabama College), to see former classmates and renew old friendships. For students, Homecoming is the culmination of a month of Purple and Gold competition. Celebrating Purple and Gold is what Homecoming at UM is really all about. It begins as early as January with the ribbon hanging on campus. Students, declaring allegiance to either Gold side or Purple side, compete in athletic events and work to prepare original musical shows for the main Homecoming event, College Night.
The Saturday of Homecoming offers a packed schedule full of activity for all. It includes registration in Reynolds Hall, departmental open houses, the annual alumni luncheon, reunions for class years and special groups, and the Purple-Gold basketball game. The final performance and judging of the Gold and Purple productions takes place Saturday night. Also recognized during Homecoming are the University’s Distinguished Alumnus and other alumni award recipients, the College Night Honoree, and Mr. and Ms. University of Montevallo.