Homecoming 2017: So Much to Celebrate


October 2-8

Celebrating US! 

Homecoming Week Kick Off- Monday, Oct. 2 from 5:30-7:30 PM -- For BU faculty, staff and family and for students) - Laser tag, food trucks and more in the green space between Campbell Hall and Vera Low Featuring Saucy Jack’s, Coyote Blue, Hawg County Cookers and some sweet treats!


Sponsored by The Student Government Association -- 9 PM in the Board Room, Vera Low Center for Student Enrichment. Students, Alumni, Faculty and Staff are welcome!   

Celebrating All Good Gifts!

Blessing of the Animals -- Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 5:30 PM in the Alumni Garden- Refreshments and fellowship will follow with a buffet for all of God’s Creatures! 

Coffee House -- Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 9:00 PM by the Marrs-Stockton Music Building- Cheesecake, coffee and great talent! Contact richardsonr@bethelu.edu or carlockm@bethelu.edu to reserve a performance spot.

Celebrating the Community!

Bethel Gives Back -- Thursday, Oct. 5 at Noon - Until... - Join students from various departments as they give back to the county and community that has supported them since the beginning. Locations for #BUgivesBack will be announced on Social Media, on the BU Website, via email and in county papers. #BUgivesBack 

Celebrating the Arts! 

Academic Theatre Presents: "Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure" -- Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 5-7 at 7:30 PM; 2PM Matinee on Sunday, Oct. 8 in Bouldin Auditorium in the Dickey Fine Arts Building. Tickets may be purchased at the door prior to each performance.

Faculty and Staff Art Show in the Kathy Sacks Art Gallery -- Thursday and Friday evening, Oct. 5-6 from 5:30-7PM in the Dickey Fine Arts Building with an opening night reception on Thursday.

Homecoming With Renaissance -- Friday, Oct. 6 at 7PM in Crisp Arena. You won't want to miss their latest group of talented individuals! Free Admission.

Division of Music Recital Hour -- Friday, Oct. 6 at noon in Odom Hall.

Biscuits with Bluegrass -- Saturday, Oct. 7 at 9 AM in the Alumni Garden.

Celebrating Athletics!  

http://www.bethelathletics.com/ Complete information regarding time and place may be found by clicking on the above link.

The Jerry Wilcoxson Memorial Golf Tournament -- Friday, Oct. 6 at 10:00 AM at Carroll Lake Golf Club - Reservations Required, $220 per team/$55 per person. Fees include greens fee, cart, lunch and prizes. Registration at 9:00 AM with Tee Off at 10:00 AM. For more information and to make reservations, contact Jennifer Glass @ 731-352-4259 or glassj@bethelu.edu or carlockj@bethelu.edu

MEN’S BASKETBALL Homecoming Classic Purple and White Scrimmage – Friday, Oct. 6 at 4 PM in Crisp Arena.

LADY WILDCAT BASKETBALL SCRIMMAGE -- Saturday, October 7 at 9:30 AM in Crisp Arena. 

Baseball and Softball Alumni Games -- Wildcat Park - Saturday, Oct. 7 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Wildcat Park - For more information, contact Rusty Thompson (Baseball) or Ellen Reed (Softball) at thompsonr@bethelu.edu or reede@bethelu.edu

WILDCAT SOCCER -- Saturday Oct. 7 at 2:00 PM at the soccer field at BU

WILDCAT FOOTBALL -- Saturday, Oct. 7 with 1:30 PM Kickoff in Wildcat Stadium --  Announcement of Homecoming Royalty, Alumni Award Winners, Athletic Hall of Fame Winners, Spirit Week Winners, and Golden Grads during halftime along with a spectacular performance by the Wildcat Marching Band.

Celebrating Our Alumni and Friends!

Celebrating Our History: THEN and NOW -- Friday, Oct. 6 at 11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM -- The Student Government Association will be giving historical walking tours of campus.  Accommodations can be made for alumni who wish not to walk. Contact SGA president Christopher Kelley at ckelley10@bethelu.edu.

Golden Grads Class of 1967 and all #endsinseven -- Friday, Oct. 6 from 4:30 PM-6:00 PM in the Burroughs Learning Center (library).

ALUMNI DINNER, ALUMNI AWARD PRESENTATIONS & ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTIONS  - Friday, Oct. 6 at 5:30 PM in the Board Room in the Vera Low Center for Student Enrichment - Reservations are required and tickets are $15/person.  

BONFIRE & SPIRIT RALLY- ALL ALUMNI/ALL CAMPUS/COMMUNITY EVENT -- Friday,  Oct. 6 at 9:30 PM in the parking lot between Dickey Fine Arts and Heritage Hall. This event is open to alumni, students, faculty, staff and the community.  

Celebrating Another Homecoming Day in Wildcat Alley  


JOIN THE FUN IN WILDCAT ALLEY --  Saturday, Oct. 7 at 10:30 AM until kick-off at 1:30 PM behind the Vera Low Center for Student Enrichment. 

Alumni and Friends Tailgate -- Pre-Game on the Patio behind the Cafeteria- Hosted by the BU Alumni Board: Peter Lancaster, Mary McCaskey Benedict, Clifford Bush, Larry and Rita Geraldi, Jimmie Sue Staton and Bethel University.

Homecoming 2017 Registration Form

Congratulations to this year's Homecoming Award Winners!

2017 Alumni Achievement Award Winner -- Tim Maharrey

2017 Young Alumni Achievement Award Winner -- Susannah B. Lewis

2017 University Service Award -- Jimmie Sue Staten