REGISTRATION IS OPEN THROUGH OCTOBER 26!
Congratulations to Robb (CLA '06) and Caitlin Smedema,
early registrants and winners of 2 free nights at the Hilton Garden Inn Macon/Mercer University!
Buy your Homecoming T-shirts to show your Mercer spirit! Available to buy online through the Mercer bookstore.
Friday, Nov. 4, 2016
Theta Pi 40th Anniversary Golf Outing
Golf outing held at Barrington Hall Golf Club in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Mercer University Theta Pi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Fellowship is free. Golf and cart fee is $20 per person. For more information, contact Samuel King: email@example.com; (678) 607-5749.
Alumni Career Speaker Series: Great Books
Steuart Botchford, CLA '07 and Managing Partner at Ultima Capital Partners in Boston, shares the role the Great Books track plays in the course of his professional ventures. After earning his BA in Economics and Philosophy, Botchford went on to the University of Michigan where he earned an MBA and MS in Environmental Policy. His past experiences include working with Teach for America in rural Mississippi and at the strategy consulting firm Bain & Company.
Alumni Career Speakers Series: Business
Darin Wettengel, BUSM '95, and a partner with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Charlotte, NC, was a four-year baseball letterman while at Mercer. He will share insights from his 20 years as an accountant.
Alumni Career Speakers Series: Engineering
Dericus Harvey, EGR '99, and Business Consultant for Chick-fil-A in College Park, GA, shares his experience as an engineering graduate in his professional roles. Harvey earned his MBA from Indiana University and has seven years of management experience with Johnson & Johnson.
Alumni Career Speakers Series: Health Sciences
Dr. Runi Arepally Foster, CLA '84, a pulmonologist with Pulmonary Physicians of Gainesville, FL, will address alumni and students in our Health Sciences presentation. She received her medical degree from Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.
Admissions Workshop for Legacy Students
Get a head start on the Admissions process and hear from the experts. The Admissions staff will provide information on preparing a competitive college application, college entrance exams, financial aid, and the major changes in higher education over the last decade. You will have the opportunity to ask our admissions counselors your pressing questions about college readiness to help you prepare for that important process. For more information, contact Heather Perrin: firstname.lastname@example.org; (478) 301-2076. Pre-registration is required.
National Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting
This event is by invitation only. For more information, contact Jill Kinsella: email@example.com; (478) 301-2717.
Alumnus Reading & Discussion: Russ Franklin, CLA '88, Author, Cosmic Hotel: A Novel
Russ Franklin, CLA '88 and author of the new novel Cosmic Hotel, will read and discuss an excerpt of his book with writing majors and minors. This event is open to students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends.
Golf Cart Tours for Undergraduate Class of 1966 and Half Century Club Members
Space is limited; Pre-registration is limited to graduates of the Class of 1966 and their guests, and is required for participants.
BLSA Alumni and Student Activity
An Evening with Southern Spirits
Join us for an evening of cocktails and food pairings inspired by the South's most famous writers. Ever want to know Faulkner's recipe for the perfect mint julep? Or why Carson McCullers was partial to the Long Island Iced Tea? Now's your chance to find out. Southern Spirits has quickly become one of the most anticipated events at Alumni Weekend. For more information, contact Doug Thompson: firstname.lastname@example.org; (478) 301-2017
Undergraduate Class of 1966 Golden Anniversary Reception and Dinner
All members of the undergraduate Class of 1966 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: email@example.com; (678) 547-6420.
Alumni Awards Reception and Dinner
Our Second Annual Alumni Awards 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, and dinner and program begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Jill Kinsella: firstname.lastname@example.org; (478) 301-2717.
Law Class of 1981 35th Year Reunion
Observing the Night Sky
Weather permitting, there will be several telescopes set up in Cruz Plaza. We will observe the Moon, Mars, and other astronomical objects. Please join us for some fun under the stars!
Pep Rally and Fireworks
Free and open to all, our Annual Homecoming Pep Rally gets the party started!
Join us after the Pep Rally and Fireworks for music, food, dancing, and fun. Winners of the Greek Challenge will will be announced from the pep rally stage to kick off the spirited festivities. Entry and food are free; cash bar is available.
Bear Bash Late Night Music Jam
Come listen to some special performers or come sing Karaoke...Bring your own beverages/snacks, blanket, chairs, sit under stars, enjoy the music (please make use of koozies or solo cups). For more information,visit the Bear Bash Facebook page.
Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016
Law Half Century Breakfast with the Dean
Home of Hope Orphanage Fundraiser
This event is to help raise funds to support Home of Hope Orphanage, set up in N'zerekore, Guinea (West Africa) by My Vision for Refugees Inc., a 501 (c) non-profit organization founded by Sam Johnson, CLA '14, and a former refugee, himself.
We will be selling Dashikis (African print shirts/dresses) and note cards. All proceeds go toward the Home of Hope orphanage. The orphanage supports 16 refugee orphans and provides for their education, medical costs, and overall well-being. The aim is to give these children a better lilfe and to provide them with opportunities and skills to become self-sufficient in the future, and to be in the position to help others, as well.
Alumni Chapter Leaders Breakfast Meet and Greet
This event is by invitation only. Welcome, Chapter Leaders! As a thank-you for your leadership role, join the staff of Alumni Services for breakfast, and meet your fellow Chapter Leaders from across the country!
BLSA Breakfast Meeting
Bear Bash Tailgate
Please note that the Bear Bash Tailgate is a volunteer-organized event.
This year we are raising funds and awareness for Mercer On Mission Prosthetic Vietnam Campaign.
YOU MUST MAKE YOUR SHIRT/HOODIE ORDER AT THIS LINK BEFORE OCTOBER 10th. Oct. Tenth. The 10th of OCTOBER. Got It?
Mercer engineering department and Mercer on Mission are creating and delivering prosthetic legs to those in need. Each leg only cost $250 so we are selling Bear Bash Tailgate shirts/hoodies and every penny of profit goes to M.O.M. More information is available here: Bear Bash Facebook page
Give a leg up and order your tshirt, sweat, or hoodie here at https://www.booster.com/mercerbearbashtailgate.
YOU MUST MAKE YOUR ORDER BEFORE OCTOBER 10th, and product is shipped to your home address from Booster, between Oct. 25th and 29th, wear your apparel to homecoming weekend.
SSBE Annual Homecoming Tailgate
Please join alumni, students, and friends of the Stetson School of Business and Economics for our Annual Homecoming Tailgate! We will be gathering on the patio of the Mercer Innovation Center by the tennis courts. Food and beverages will be provided.
Reserved Tailgating Packages Accessible
Click here for more information and to reserve a tailgate package. Planning to tailgate on your own? Register for this event to let us know. We'll stop by to welcome you to campus!
Theta Pi 40th Anniversary KAPsi Tailgate
Mercer University's Theta Pi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. celebrates its 40th Anniversary.
Mercer Athletic Foundation Meeting
This event is by invitation only. For more information, contact Brian Gerrity: email@example.com; (478) 301-4003.
Law School Open House
A Homecoming concert showcasing the faculty and students of Townsend School of Music. This fast-paced concert will include all musical mediums and showcase the outstanding talent of the School of Music.
Russ Franklin, CLA '88: How My Math Major Informed My Writing
Russ Franklin, CLA '88, will give an informal talk about how his math major has informed his writing. Russ majored in math and minored in physics, and teaches Creative Writing at FSU. He is the author of the novel Cosmic Hotel.
Great Books/CLA Homecoming Tailgate
Stop by to see what's new in the Great Books Program. You can catch up with professors, look through a memory book, and take a funny Great Books-inspired photo.
Tift Alumni Tailgate
The Tift College of Education is excited to host our alumni during the 2016 Mercer University Homecoming! Feel free to stop by to find out all the exciting news at the Tift College of Education.
Sigma Nu Friends and Family Tailgate
Sigma Nu Friends and Family Tailgate- Stop by and see us! This event is by invitation only. Sigma Nu Alumni Family and Friends only; Not open to students or general public.
African American Alumni Group Tailgate
Bring your lawn chair and join classmates, family and friends on Black Field for food and fun during our 2016 tailgate. $20 Food will be served from 12 Noon – 2 PM ONLY!!! Menu includes - fish, hot dogs, hamburgers, coleslaw, baked beans, chips, soft drinks, water, condiments (menu items subject to change). For more information, contact Velde Hardy at 706-431-3593.
Half Century Club Luncheon
This event is by invitation only for our undergraduate alumni who graduated 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: firstname.lastname@example.org; (678) 547-6420.
Class Reunion Tailgates: Classes of 1976, 1986, 1991, 1996 and 2006
Join your classmates from the Class of 1976, Class of 1986, Class of 1991, Class of 1996, and Class of 2006 as you celebrate your 40th, 30th, 25th, 20th, and 10th anniversaries, respectively!
Math and Creative Writing Tailgate
Mathematics and Creative Writing alumni, friends, and students are invited to this partnered tailgate. Food and drink will be provided.
Penfield Alumni, Student, Faculty and Staff Mingle in Mercer Village
Join Penfield College (formerly the College of Continuing and Professional Studies) Alumni, Students, Faculty, and Staff for lunch and conversation!
School of Engineering Alumni Tailgate
Engineering Alumni and Friends - Join us for a tailgate before the game! We will have grills and tables set up on LaTorre Family Plaza between the Engineering Building and the Science and Engineering Building. Bring a meat to grill, a side dish to share, or just stop by and say hi to faculty and friends. Ice, drinks, plates, plasticware, and napkins will be provided. Hope to see you there!
University Libraries Tailgating
Stop by and see what's new at the University Libraries!
Law Homecoming Tailgate
School of Medicine and MUSM Class of 1986 Memorial Dedication Ceremony, Dr. Ed Roberts' bust
Football vs ETSU Buccaneers
Planning to purchase tickets to the game? Choose this event as a registration option to receive your pre-sale code for Homecoming football tickets! Tickets are $15, and must be purchased through Mercer Ticket Sales. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first served basis. You must have the code provided to you in your Homecoming registration confirmation to purchase tickets.
BLSA Introduction to the Bar
This annual event is organized by the Mercer Black Law Students Association (BLSA) and is by invitation only. It is a celebratory dinner geared toward recognizing the bar admission of Mercer BLSA's most recent graduates. Invitees will receive emailed invitations with a link on how to register for this free event. For more information, contact Omolayo Omotosho: email@example.com; (404)-441-2693.
Theta Pi 40th Anniversary Game After Party
This event is by invitation only. Kappa Alpha Psi, in partnership with the African American Alumni Network, is hosting a Homecoming Game After Party at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. The party, open to alumni and students, will feature AJ the DJ. For more information, contact Samuel King: firstname.lastname@example.org; (678) 607-5749.
Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016
Theta Pi 40th Anniversary Brunch
This event is by invitation only. The Brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi host a Sunday brunch as a culminating activity to commemorate Theta Pi Chapter's 40 years of existence on the campus of Mercer University. For more information, contact Samuel King: email@example.com; (678) 607-5749.
Orange and White Game
Come catch a sneak peek of the Bears in action before start of the regular season. The annual scrimmage, held the Sunday before the start of the regular season is sure to be a fun event.