Dr. Hill and students

Wofford to celebrate Homecoming Oct. 21-22

Terriers football vs. The Citadel, alumni events featured

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2016-10-14

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Wofford College Terriers will face The Citadel Bulldogs in Gibbs Stadium at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, as the college celebrates Homecoming that weekend. Activities beginning on Friday, Oct. 21, include a number of alumni events as well as the annual downtown street party on Saturday night in Morgan Square.

For details of Homecoming Weekend events, including costs, go to www.wofford.edu/homecoming/.

Here is a schedule of major events during Homecoming Weekend:

Friday, Oct. 21

8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., ticket pick-up, Alumni Office, Papadopoulos Building – Tickets to all events not previously mailed may be picked up at the office or at the first event attended. Additional weekend tickets also may be purchased at this time.

2 p.m., Third Annual Black Alumni Summit, Meadors Multicultural House, Stewart H. Johnson Greek Village – All are invited to attend. Registration begins at 2 p.m., followed by a meet-and-greet with students and alumni as well as a facilitated dialogue and reception with President Nayef Samhat and Prema Samhat. All also are invited to attend the post-game tailgate drop-in on Saturday. Cost is $25 for the Black Alumni Summit and tailgate drop-in. For more information, contact Valerie Billy Sullivan ’87 at vbsullivan12@gmail.com. Register at www.wofford.edu/homecoming/blackalumnisummit/.

2 p.m., Chemistry Department Seminar, Roger Milliken Science Center, Room 326 – Featuring Lauren Brown ’11. Brown, currently pursuing her Ph.D. in organic chemistry at the University of Tennessee, where she studies catalyst design and observes the effect advanced catalysts have on polymerizations, will present on “Designing Advanced Catalysts for Ethylene and Lactide Polymerizations. 3:30 p.m., Classes Without Quizzes, various campus locations – Take this opportunity to learn from of Wofford’s talented faculty, staff and alumni, minus the quizzes and tuition. To register, go to www.wofford.edu/homecoming/classeswithoutquizzes/. For information, email alumni@wofford.edu or call 864-597-4185.

4:30-6 p.m., Greek Village House Tours, Stewart H. Johnson Greek Village – Houses in the Greek Village will be open and members of each organization will be available to provide information and tours.

6 p.m., Class Reunions, Spartanburg Marriott, Heritage Ballroom
– Reunions for class years ending in 1 and 6.

7-11 p.m., Terrier Ball “Greatest Game on Earth,” Spartanburg Marriott, Heritage Ballroom
– Food, silent auction and live auction, with entertainment by The Root Doctors. Tickets are $85; $50 for young alumni (2011-2016 graduates). For more information, go to www.wofford.edu/homecoming/terrierball/.

Saturday, Oct. 22

10-11:30 a.m., Alumni Service Awards Presentation, Papadopoulos Room, Papadopoulos Building – Wofford College Alumni Association awards presentation. For details, go to www.wofford.edu/newsroom/2016/Wofford-Alumni-Association-to-honor-three-at-Homecoming/.

10 a.m.-noon, Open House, Sandor Teszler Library – Library open house

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Pre-game Meal, Players’ Corner, Burwell Building – Cost, $5.75 per person; pay at the door

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Men’s Basketball “Black & Gold Scrimmage,” Benjamin Johnson Arena

11:15 a.m., Dedication of the Meadors Multicultural House, Stewart H. Johnson Greek Village – Meadors Multicultural House is home to the Association of Multicultural Students and National Pan-Hellenic Council

11:30 a.m., Diversity Tailgate, Meadors Multicultural House, Stewart H. Johnson Greek Village – Hosted by the Association of Multicultural Students, brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. and the Wofford Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Catered food and live DJ. Free, but RSVP to Chrisian Berrientos, coordinator for diversity and inclusion, barrientosc@wofford.edu.

Noon-1 p.m., Adopt a Boston Terrier, Gibbs Stadium Plaza – Boston Terrier Rescue Team of the Carolinas will have several adoptable Boston Terriers looking for a new home. Visit www.bostonrescueteam.com for more information.

1:30 p.m., Wofford Football vs. The Citadel, Gibbs Stadium – Halftime includes the crowning of the Homecoming Queen and a performance by the Keenan High School “Raider Rubber Band.” All seats are $27 per adult and $15 per child (ages 3-12). To purchase tickets, call 597-4091.

6-10 p.m., Homecoming Street Party, Morgan Square, downtown Spartanburg – Wofford’s largest college-wide party will be held on Morgan Square and will feature drinks and food. Tickets are $10 per person; bring your Wofford ID.

6 p.m., Volleyball vs. Western Carolina, Benjamin Johnson Arena – Celebrate the final season of volleyball inside the Benjamin Johnson Arena and share your memories using #BenJoFarewell. Admission is free.

Wofford College Bookstore hours:
Friday, Oct. 21 – 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 22 – 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 23 – Noon-3 p.m.