Monday, October 2

Homecoming kicks off this weekend

By: Maria Monteros

All things golden will be on display today as Trevecca highlights its 50th year of athletics on homecoming.

Faculty, Staff members, Trevecca marketing and the SGA has been working together for months to center homecoming around the theme of “Golden Years” in connection to Trevecca athletics’ 50-year celebration.

“It’s a nice time to see everyone get unified and have a lot of school spirit,” Shelby Morrison, ASB director of social life.

Homecoming will run from Nov. 1-3, gathering undergraduates and alumni together for multiple events over the weekend. Homecoming has been around for the past several years but, at one point, referred to as “Homecoming on the Hill.”

“The Trevecca culture, in a sense, is kind of shaped around homecoming. Homecoming for next year is already in the process of being planned because this is just such a big part of [Trevecca],” she said.

Various departments in Trevecca are working together to make sure each demographic in attendance will enjoy their experience, she said.

The office of marketing and communications is focusing overseeing elements that would appeal to alumni while the SGA is paying close attention to undergraduates. The production team will also be throwing out candy during the parade for the children in attendance.

Not all events are exclusive to a particular group, said Morrison.
Events like Founder’s Day Chapel and the Homecoming parade were formed to bring the entire community together.

From Willy Wonka’s golden ticket to gold digger, the floats for the homecoming parade will showcase anything that relates to gold. The team expects the homecoming parade to be the most well attended event this weekend.

For Morrison, homecoming isn’t about the number. She says homecoming is about school spirit and bringing the community together.

“Homecoming is a time to get everyone back to remind them of why Trevecca exists and  . . . what role Trevecca is playing or has played in your life,” she said.

Full homecoming schedule:

·      Thursday
4 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Homecoming party for Towers residents
Trevecca Towers I, Dining Hall
7 p.m. – Fall Play: Seussical
Benson Auditorium

·      Friday
10 a.m. – Founder’s Day Chapel
The Courts, Trevecca Community Church

Noon – Founder’s Day Luncheon
Boone Convocation Center

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Millard Reed School of Theology & Christian Ministry Open House
McClurkan Lobby

1 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Departmental Open Houses
School of Education, School of Music & Worship Arts, School of Business & Technology, Department of Communication Studies, Department of Science & Mathematics

1 p.m. – 3 p.m. – School of Music and Worship Arts showcase
Jackson Building

3 p.m. – Author Talk, The 30th Anniversary of Grace, Faith and Holiness: A Conversation with Dr. H. Ray Dunning (& Dr. Tim Gaines)
Wakefield Auditorium

4 p.m. – Dedication of Dunning Drive
Wakefield Auditorium

4:10 p.m. – Book signing with Dr. H. Ray Dunning
Wakefield Auditorium

5 p.m. – Homecoming Family Dinner
Boone Convocation Center

7 p.m. – Town & Country Showcase
Trevecca Community Church Courts

7 p.m. – Fall Play: Seussical
Benson Auditorium
9 p.m. – Trojan Madness Bonfire and Pep Rally

·      Saturday
8 a.m. – The Challenge

9 a.m. – Worship Leader Reunion
Wakefield Auditorium

9 a.m. – Attorney Reunion
Boone Business Building, Room 102/104

9 a.m. – Class of 1958 Reunion
President’s Dining Room, Jernigan Student Center

9 a.m. – Class of 1968 Reunion
Zelma Waggoner Performance Hall, Jackson Center

9 a.m. – Class of 1988 Reunion
Tent in the Quad

9 a.m. – Class of 2008 Reunion
Tent in the Quad

9:30 a.m. – Class of 1973 Reunion
Hardy Alumni Center

9:30 a.m. – Class of 1983 Reunion
Fireside Room, Bud Robinson Building

10 a.m. – Class of 1978 Reunion
Waggoner Library Rotunda

10:30 a.m. – Class of 1998 Reunion
Tent in the Quad

11 a.m. – Homecoming Parade and Street Fair
The Quad

12 p.m. – Class of 1993 Reunion
Tent in the Quad

1:30 p.m. – Women’s Basketball Game
Moore Gymnasium

3 p.m. – Seussical the Musical, Click here for tickets.
Benson Auditorium

4 p.m. – Men’s Basketball Game
Moore Gymnasium

4:30 p.m. – Women’s Basketball Reunion
Bud Robinson, Fireside Room

6 p.m. – Athletics Reunion: 50 Years of Trojan Town
Tent adjacent to Moore Gymnasium

7 p.m. – Fall Play: Seussical
Benson Auditorium

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