Schedule

Online registration is anticipated to open in Mid-August!

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The Office of Alumni Services and University Special Events invites
alumni groups, campus constituents, and local businesses to
submit events for inclusion in the schedule during Homecoming weekend.

Submit an event for 2015 here.

(Request on-campus space, provide registration details, submit a question about your event, etc.)


Friday, October 23rd - Sunday, October 25th, 2015

Friday, Oct. 23, 2015

Career Speaker Series

Date: Oct. 23
Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Location: Various locations across campus

Alumni return to campus to share their experiences in their chosen fields. Free and open to students, faculty, staff, and alumni, our Career Speaker Series provides a great learning opportunity for all. Check back frequently for updated information.

Undergraduate Class of 1965 Golden Anniversary Reception and Dinner

Date: Oct. 23
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Cost: $35.00
Location: Presidents Dining Room, University Center

All members of the undergraduate Class of 1965 are invited to celebrate your 50th anniversary with your classmates, current faculty, and staff. For more information, contact Sharon Lim Harle: lim_s@mercer.edu; (678) 547-6420.

An Evening with Southern Spirits

Date: Oct. 23
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $40.00
Location: Woodruff House

Our first Southern Spirits event was so hauntingly good, we're bringing it back! Join the Southern Studies faculty at the Woodruff House for pairings of great Southern authors and their favorite cocktails and tastes of classic Southern food. On the table this year are Faulkner, Will Campbell, Thomas Wolfe, and more! Pre-registration is required, and seating is limited. Check back frequently for additional information concerning parking and transportation.

Alumni Awards Dinner

Date: Oct. 23
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Cost: $30.00
Location: Intramural Courts, University Center

Honor our award recipients at our first-annual Alumni Awards Dinner! Inductees into the Athletic Hall of Fame, as well as our Chapter Award winners, Greek Challenge winners, and Alumni by Choice, Meritorious Service Award, Distinguished Alumnus Award, and Young Alumnus Award recipients will be recognized. Registration is free for each honoree and one guest. For more information, contact Jill Kinsella: kinsella_jh@mercer.edu; (478) 301-2717.

Pep Rally and Fireworks

Date: Oct. 23
Time: 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Cruz Plaza

Join the Mercer community on Cruz Plaza to get your spirit on with the Mercer Bears! Our annual pep rally and fireworks are a great way to warm up for an evening in Tattnall Square Park.

Homecoming Showcase: OctoberFest

Date: Oct. 23
Time: 8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Location: Tattnall Square Park

Live music, food vendors, local craft beers, family-friendly activities and so much more make up this Macon-Bibb tradition each year. Register today to access discounted tickets through Mercer Ticket Sales! Proceeds from the festival benefit local organizations: All About Animals, Alzhiemer's Association, and L. C. Harris Ecology Center. Tickets are required, and IDs will be checked at the event.

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015

Homecoming 5K Road Run

Date: Oct. 24
Time: 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Cost: $20.00
Location: Cruz Plaza, in front of Stetson Hall

A new course and timing chips await this year's 5K participants! Event t-shirts are included in registration fee. Course map will be provided closer to the event date. Further details will be published soon. For more information, contact Rachel Long: long_rm@mercer.edu; (478) 301-2224.

Tailgating Areas Open

Date: Oct. 24
Time: 9 a.m. – Midnight
Location: Black Field; Cruz Plaza

Public tailgate areas and rented tailgate packages are accessible beginning at 9am. Visit mercergameday.com to view tailgating policies and procedures, parking information, or to rent your tailgate tent!

Alumni Chapter Leaders Breakfast Meet and Greet

Date: Oct. 24
Time: 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Cost: Invitation Only
Location: Bear Rock Café, University Center

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! This event is by invitation only. For more information, contact Anneliese Newberry: (478) 301-5675; newberry_a@mercer.edu

Golf Cart Tour of Campus for Half Century Club Members

Date: Oct. 24
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Depart from Stetson Parking Lot

This event is for members of our Half Century Club only. For more information, contact Sharon Lim Harle: lim_s@mercer.edu; (678) 547-6420.

Homecoming Kaleidoscope Concert in Fickling Hall

Date: Oct. 24
Time: 11 a.m. – Noon
Cost: Free (up to 150)
Location: Fickling Recital Hall, McCorkle Music Building

The Townsend School of Music will be hosting a free Homecoming Kaleidoscope Concert at 11:00am. This one-hour concert will feature students, ensembles, and faculty of the Townsend School of Music. For more information, contact David Keith: keith_cd@mercer.edu; (478) 301-5639.

Class of 1975 Reunion Tailgate

Date: Oct. 24
Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: $10.00
Location: Black Field

For more information, contact Anneliese Newberry: newberry_a@mercer.edu; (478) 301-5675.

Class of 1985 Reunion Tailgate

Date: Oct. 24
Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: $10.00
Location: Black Field

For more information, contact Anneliese Newberry: newberry_a@mercer.edu; (478) 301-5675.

Class of 1990 Reunion Tailgate

Date: Oct. 24
Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: $10.00
Location: Black Field

For more information, contact Anneliese Newberry: newberry_a@mercer.edu; (478) 301-5675.

Class of 1995 Reunion Tailgate

Date: Oct. 24
Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: $10.00
Location: Black Field

For more information, contact Anneliese Newberry: newberry_a@mercer.edu; (478) 301-5675.

Class of 2005 Reunion Tailgate

Date: Oct. 24
Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: $10.00
Location: Black Field

For more information, contact Anneliese Newberry: newberry_a@mercer.edu; (478) 301-5675.

Homecoming Showcase: OctoberFest

Date: Oct. 24
Time: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Location: Tattnall Square Park

Tickets required, and IDs will be checked at the event. Family-friendly activities, food vendors, local craft beers, and live music are a great way to pump up for the big game! Bands begin performing at 12:30pm, and continue until 10pm. Ticket information to be announced.

Bear Walk

Date: Oct. 24
Time: 11:30 a.m. – Noon
Location: Begins in Historic Quad and ends at FiveStar Stadium

A fast favorite, our traditional Bear Walk begins at the Historic Quad. Mercer's marching band, cheerleaders, and football team proceed through Cruz Plaza, and past both the Stetson Parking Lot and Black Field to the FiveStar Stadium. Pick a spot on the route and show your spirit!

Half Century Club Luncheon

Date: Oct. 24
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: IM Court, University Center

Invitations will be mailed to our alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago. Thanks to the generosity of our event sponsors, registration is free for alumni and one guest. Registration for additional guests is $20/person. For more information, contact Sharon Lim Harle: lim_s@mercer.edu; (678) 547-6420.

Great Books Alumni Tailgate

Date: Oct. 24
Time: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Black Field

All alumni, faculty, and emeriti faculty of the Great Books Program are invited to a drop-in tailgate reception before the football game. A candy table, Great Books-themed photos, and current GBK students are part of this casual and fun reunion. Further details will be added as they are finalized, so check back often!

Law School Alumni Tailgate

Date: Oct. 24
Time: 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Cost: Invitation Only
Location: Black Field

Join alumni and friends of the Walter F. George School of Law for food, drinks, and networking before the big game! For more information, contact Cheryll King: king_c@law.mercer.edu; (478) 301-2180.

Homecoming Showcase: OctoberFest

Date: Oct. 24
Time: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Location: Tattnall Square Park

Tickets are required, and IDs will be checked at the event. OctoberFest continues after the game! Meet up with friends and classmates and have a great night! Check back for further event details and ticket information.

Astronomical Observing Session

Date: Oct. 24
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Cruz Plaza

Join members of Mercer's Astronomy Club in observing the moon through some of Mercer's telescopes. Depending on weather conditions, other astronomical objects such as the Andromeda Galaxy and the Orion Nebula may be viewable, as well. In the event of severe weather, this event will be canceled or postponed. For more information, contact Matt Marone: marone_mj@mercer.edu; (478) 301-2597.

Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015

Homecoming Brunch

Date: Oct. 25
Time: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Location: Fresh Food Company, Connell Student Center

Homecoming Showcase: OctoberFest

Date: Oct. 25
Time: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Tattnall Square Park

Tickets are required, and IDs will be checked at the event.