This year, November will kick off with one of campus’ favorite times of the year: Homecoming. Homecoming Weekend is Nov. 2-4, and the three days are packed with events for students, alumni, family and friends returning to campus. The month also will see a healthy mix of guest speakers on a variety of topics, a new exhibition’s opening reception, and “Almost, Maine” presented by Wofford Theatre.

Two exhibitions that opened in August will continue into November: VIEWFINDER and Roots/Routes: Mobility and Displacement in Art of the American South, both viewable in the Richardson Family Art Museum. Information on Wofford’s exhibitions can be found HERE.

More information on all events can be found in the Daily Announcements or at


Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 2-4

Various locations.

Many events will take place to celebrate Homecoming Weekend, including the BIPOC luncheon and student mixer, Sip & Stroll, 50-Year Club dinner and an alumni gathering at Rockers. The full Homecoming Weekend schedule is available HERE. Tickets for the football game against Western Carolina can be purchased HERE.

Saturday, Nov. 4

Buff Dillard & Company

7 p.m., Leonard Auditorium

Stop by Leonard Auditorium on your way to or from the alumni gathering to hear a free concert by jazz and R&B trombonist Buff Dillard and his band. This event wraps up Homecoming Weekend and is made possible by a generous gift from Dr. Ellis Colvin ’83.


Wednesday, Nov. 1

All Saints Remembrance Tolling of the Bells

12:30 p.m., Seal of Main Building

The names of students, staff, faculty, friends and alumni of the college who have died during the past year are read aloud as the college bell is tolled. All are invited to attend. The ceremony includes a special musical performance from Wofford Singers. The All Saints Remembrance Tolling of the Bell is one of Wofford's important and meaningful traditions.


Thursday, Nov. 2

Will Generative AI Write the Future of College and Work?

6 p.m., McMillan Theater

Diana Gehlhaus, senior advisor for the Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office (CDAO), will give a talk on how generative AI will shape the near- and long-term future of work, as well as what colleges will need to do in response to prepare students for a rapidly changing workforce.

Monday, Nov. 6

Wounded-Vision: The Scarlet Witch and the Trauma of Family

4 p.m., Leonard Auditorium

Dr. Will Rogers, associate professor of English and English program director at the University of Louisiana Monroe, will present on the impact of nostalgia and family trauma on Wanda Maximoff in WandaVision, and how it connects to the coping strategies of a pandemic-afflicted audience.

Wednesday, Nov. 8

War in Gaza: Hamas, Israel and Conflict in the Middle East

4 p.m., McMillan Theater

This event will include short presentations by Wofford students studying Middle Eastern politics and will be followed by a Q&A session with a faculty panel including the Rev. Dr. Ron Robinson, and Dr. William DeMars and Dr. Victoria Gilbert of the Department of Government and International Affairs. Dr. Rachel Vanderhill will moderate.

Friday, Nov. 10

Lunch and Learn with Dr. Celestino Perez Jr.

11:30 a.m., Meadors Multicultural AMS House

Dr. Celestino Perez Jr., chair of executive and strategic leadership at the U.S. Army War College, will lead a conversation on the topic of civil wars. Lunch is included and sponsored by the Office of the Provost. RSVP by emailing Ramón Galiñanes at

Monday, Nov. 13

These Fists Break Bricks: How Kung Fu Movies Swept America and Changed the World

6 p.m., McMillan Theater

South Carolina native and New York Times-bestselling author Grady Hendrix will discuss his book “These Fists Break Bricks.” Hendrix will show how kung fu films introduced some of America’s first and most important non-white action heroes, helped to shape hip hop culture and transformed American action movies. Copies of this book and Hendrix’s novels will be available for purchase and signature.

Tuesday, Nov. 28

The Nonfiction Narrator

6 p.m., Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts, Room 112

Award-winning feminist critic, essayist and memoirist Vivian Gornick will give a talk. Refreshments will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m. Copies of Gornick’s books will be available for purchase and signature.


Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 2-4, and Wednesday-Saturday, Nov. 8-11

Wofford Theatre Presents: “Almost, Maine”

8 p.m., Jerome Johnson Richardson Theatre

“Almost, Maine” by John Cariani and directed by Evan Bergman, is a play about love and longing, friendship and isolation, melancholy and hope. The setting is a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter in the mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the Northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Tickets can be purchased HERE or at the door. Students $5, faculty and staff $10 and public $12.

Thursday, Nov. 9

A Gender Line: A Multidisciplinary Show of Female Artists and Poets

5 p.m., Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts, Room 112

A Gender Line showcases the works of female visual artists and writers, all South Carolina residents from various cultural backgrounds, including African American, Asian, Latina and Persian. Panel discussion and opening reception on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 22, through Friday, Nov. 24

Campus closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. Campus reopens and classes resume on Monday, Nov. 27.

Through Dec. 8


Richardson Family Art Museum

Wofford College's Richardson Family Art Museum and the Department of Art and Art History present VIEWFINDER, a solo exhibition of work by Crystal Z Campbell, a multidisciplinary artist. The exhibition is inspired by travels of Varberg, Sweden, and especially focuses on the African Diaspora in Sweden.

Through Dec. 8

Roots/Routes: Mobility and Displacement in Art of the American South

Richardson Family Art Museum

Presented by the Johnson Collection, this exhibition features work by artists from the American South, focusing on cultural origins and migration. Twenty artists’ works showcase narratives of relocation, identity and displacement. Works span from the 1800s to the present.