Southern Arkansas University, in partnership with the City of Magnolia, has announced the sixth annual Blue & Gold Day on Tuesday, August 22, 2023.

The Magnolia community is encouraged to wear blue and gold to support SAU and to come out and enjoy a great evening of fellowship between Magnolia citizens and SAU students from 5 PM to 7 PM at the SAU Alumna Center


This year's event will continue the exciting collaboration between SAU and Magnolia High School with a pep rally at 6:00 p.m.

"The SAU slogan feels like home came directly from our students based on their experiences on campus," said Dr. Trey Berry, SAU president.

"We want Magnolia to feel like home for our students, as well. Blue & Gold Day is the perfect way to introduce these new residents to all that Magnolia has to offer. We are excited once again to have Magnolia High School join us for a community-wide pep rally to kick off the fall academic year and the football season!"

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Family Fun

According to their press release, the free event will feature fun activities for the whole family, including photo booths and bounce houses. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet student-athletes, listen to local marching bands, enjoy free nachos, meet Mulerider mascots Malli Dooly and Molly Ann, and watch the SAU Rodeo Team show off their roping skills.

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SAU Muleriders

Students new to Magnolia will have the chance to visit with and get to know businesses and organizations in the Magnolia community, find a church home, and sign up for door prizes.

Schedule of Events:

8:00 a.m. - Vendors begin setting up booths

5:00 p.m. - SAU students arrive at the SAU Alumni Center

6:00 p.m. - Pep Rally - MHS and SAU Collaboration
Remarks from Mr. John Ward and Dr. Trey Berry
Performance by MHS and SAU Cheerleaders and Bands

For more information, call the Office of Alumni Relations at (870) 235-4079 or email

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