Those walking around campus during Homecoming discovered a new set of banners lining the sidewalks. The banners celebrate firsts and other college traditions. There’s a banner to celebrate baseball, the college’s first intercollegiate sport, and another to recognize the first international student. The college bell, the arboretum and Phi Beta Kappa also are commemorated as part of a collection of 25 repeating banners. The celebratory set of banners will be up surrounding major campus events, like Family Weekend, Homecoming and Commencement.

These banners highlight firsts: first graduates, first sports, first championships, first publications and first gifts.

The Thinking Men banner honors the enslaved workers who constructed Main Building. Every Wofford College student has taken a class in “Old Main.” Academic rigor and thought leaders, as well as communitywide celebrations such as Commencement, Family Weekend and Homecoming, also are celebrated on the banners.