Homecoming 2017 Schedule of Events
Check back often for updated details.
We look forward to seeing you on campus in November.
Friday, Nov. 3, 2017
6th Annual Alumni Career Speakers Series - Business
Brian Boire, BUSM '99, '00, General Manager of In-Flight Service Finance for Delta Airlines will be Homecoming 2017's Alumni Career Speaker for Business.
6th Annual Alumni Career Speakers Series - Engineering
Sam Sorice, EGR '95, Program Manager of Advanced Technologies Intelligence for the Defense Intelligence Agency will be Homecoming 2017's Alumni Career Speaker for Engineering.
6th Annual Alumni Career Speakers Series - Great Books
Amy Reeder Worley, CLA '97/LAW '00, Senior Corporate Counsel for Merz Pharmaceuticals will be Homecoming 2017's Alumni Career Speaker for Great Books.
6th Annual Alumni Career Speakers Series - Health Sciences
Dr. Ben Toole, CLA '02, Pediatric Cardiologist with Sibley Heart Center of Phoebe Putney Health System will be Homecoming 2017's Alumni Career Speaker for Health Sciences.
College Bound: An Inside Look at Admissions
Planning your trip for Mercer’s Homecoming? Don’t miss the opportunity to get an inside look at the college admissions process. Join the Office of University Admissions for a seminar designed for alumni, faculty, staff, and their college-bound students in grades 9-12.
The Admissions staff will provide information on evaluating colleges and universities during your search, preparing a competitive application, mastering college entrance exams, understanding financial aid, and more. You will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with an admissions counselor to ask your pressing questions about college readiness and the admissions process. You will also have the opportunity to learn more about Mercer’s admissions process and take an optional student-led campus tour.
Confirmation and details will be sent via email closer to the event date. For more information, contact Chelsea Flieger, CLA ’12, Assistant Director of Admissions and Campus Visitation; (478) 301-2076.
Undergraduate Class of 1967 Golden Anniversary Reception and Dinner
This event is by invitation only for all members of the undergraduate class of 1967 are invited to celebrate your 50th anniversary with your classmates, former professors, and current faculty and staff. Invitees will also receive printed invitations and registration forms by mail. For more information, contact Sharon Lim Harle; (678) 547-6420.
3rd Annual Alumni Awards Reception and Dinner
Our 3rd Annual Alumni Awards Reception and Dinner will honor this year's Athletic Hall of Fame inductees, Chapter Leader Award winners, Greek Challenge winners, and recipients of the Alumni by Choice, Meritorious Service, Distinguished Alumnus, and Young Alumnus awards. Pre-registration is required; reception begins at 6:00 pm, and dinner and program begin promptly at 6:30 pm. For more information, contact Jill Kinsella; (478) 301-2717.
Join us for an evening of cocktails and food pairings inspired by the South's most famous writers and artists. Members of the Spencer B. King, Jr. Center for Southern Studies will discuss a series of authors and situate their work within the South. Southern Spirits has quickly become one of the most anticipated events at Homecoming! For more information, contact Ariel Morgan; (478) 301-2173.
James and the Giant Peach
Communications and Theatre Arts is pleased to offer two presentations of the award winning "James and the Giant Peach." Alumni tickets are $10 each, and tickets for children 12 and under are $5 each. Bring your Homecoming registration confirmation to purchase tickets at the door at the alumni rate. See Saturday schedule for second presentation. Purchase your tickets through Mercer Ticket Sales.
Telescope Viewing of the Night Sky
Come view the November night sky on Cruz Plaza through telescopes, weather permitting! The moon will be big and bright, and Saturn and the Andromeda galaxy will also be visible. For more information, contact Matt Marone; (478) 301-2597.
Free and open to all, our annual Homecoming Pep Rally gets the party started!
Macon Mercer Mixer
After the Homecoming Pep Rally on Cruz Plaza, join your friends in Macon for the Macon Mercer Mixer! Purchase a commemorative Homecoming 2017 wristband here for free entry, food and drink specials at participating establishments downtown and surrounding Mercer (Mercer Village and Mercer Landing). Participating establishments include The Rookery, Just Tap'd, Bearfoot Tavern, Tic Toc Room, El Camino, Ocmulgee Brewpub, Reboot Retrocade, Crazy Bull, Grant's Lounge, Papa John's, Growler USA, BJ's Billiards, Francar's, Momma Goldberg's, Hummingbird Stage and Taproom, Thirsty Turtle, Margarita's, Macon Beer Company, and Piedmont Brewery. A full list of participating establishments and specials will be available at wristband pick-up. A complimentary trolley will run between campus and downtown Macon between 9pm and 1am for all who purchase a wristband. Alternately, you can use code "MUHC" with Uber, for 20% off your trip (limit of 2 trips per customer, maximum of $5 off each ride).
Wristbands are $10 if purchased online by October 25; $15 on the day of the event. Pick up your wristband at Homecoming Headquarters located in the University Center between 12pm and 6pm on November 3, or on Cruz Plaza between 6pm and 9pm.
Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017
Throwback Tailgate for All Alumni
Don your favorite duds from back in the day, and join Bears of all ages for a decades-themed tailgate! We'll celebrate our Anniversary Classes of 1977, 1987, 1992, 1997, and 2007 with a gift and the styles we rocked as students, but be sure to stop by even if you aren't in one of those class years. We'll have a photographer on hand to take your picture and commemorate your throwback style, as well as bar service beginning at 11:00 a.m.
Reserved Tailgating Packages
Leave the heavy lifting to us! Tailgate packages, including tents, chairs and other equipment, are available for rent through the Alumni Association and are open to alumni, friends and community members. Before ordering, read our Tailgate Policies. Then order and pay online at Tailgate Reservations.
Stetson School of Business & Economics Homecoming Tailgate Party
It is time for Football and Fun!
SSBE welcomes alumni, students, parents, faculty, and friends to join us for tasty barbecue, prize raffles, games, and festivities. All pre-registered guests will receive a gift!
This is a great opportunity for current students, faculty, and alumni to socialize and network!
Golf Cart Tours of Campus for the Class of 1967 and Half Century Club Members
This event is by invitation only. For more information, contact Sharon Lim Harle; (678) 547-6420.
University Library Hospitality Tent
Stop by and say hello! Browse Mercer yearbooks and learn what's new at the University Library.
Townsend School of Music Kaleidoscope Concert
The annual Kaleidoscope Concert will showcase faculty and students of Townsend School of Music.
Half Century Club Luncheon
This event is by invitation only for our alumni who graduated from an undergraduate program 50 or more years ago. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, alumni and one guest attend free. A registration fee of $25 applies to each additional guest. Invitees will also receive printed invitations and registration forms by mail. For more information, contact Sharon Lim Harle; (678) 547-6420.
James and the Giant Peach
Communications and Theatre Arts is pleased to offer two presentations of the award winning "James and the Giant Peach." Alumni tickets are $10 each, and tickets for children 12 and under are $5 each. Bring your Homecoming registration confirmation to purchase tickets at the door at the alumni rate. Purchase your tickets through Mercer Ticket Sales.
Football vs. Samford
Register for this event through the registration form to receive your pre-sale password for Homecoming football tickets! You will be directed to the Mercer Ticket Sales website where tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
"An Evening with Country Star Ashley McBryde" Benefit Concert to Honor the Memory of Louis Caruso
Louis Caruso was a Mercer alumnus who passed away on June 23, 2017. He graduated from the College of Liberal Arts in 1990. He was a member of the Eta Chapter of Sigma Nu fraternity and was a former Mercer Admissions officer. Louis’ friends and family present a celebration in his honor: “An Evening With Country Star Ashley McBryde” at the Cox Capitol Theatre. All proceeds go to the McCall Caruso Trust Fund. Doors open at 7 pm, with the headliner act scheduled to begin at 9:15 pm. Purchase tickets here beginning August 18 at 12 pm. All are welcome. This is a volunteer-led event and not an official event of the Mercer University Alumni Association. Use code "MUHC" with Uber, for 20% off your trip (limit of 2 trips per customer, maximum of $5 off each ride).