Homecoming 2022 Schedule

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Guest Services
7 a.m. – 8 p.m. • University Center
Visit the University Center for public restrooms, ATM, and vending. UC Food Court opens at 10:30am.

10th Annual Alumni Career Speaker Series
10 a.m. – 11 a.m. • Various Locations
Details coming soon!

College Bound: An Inside Look at Admissions
12:00 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Don’t miss the opportunity to get an inside look at the college admissions process during Mercer’s Homecoming Weekend. Join the Office of University Admissions for a seminar designed for alumni, faculty, staff, friends of the University, the Middle Georgia community, and their college-bound students in grades 9-12. Lunch will be provided. Register here.

National Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting
1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. • Griffin B. Bell Board Room, University Center • Invitation Only
We will hold our annual meeting of Mercer’s National Alumni Association Board of Directors. Invitations will be sent in mid-August. For more information, contact Jill Kinsella; (478) 301-2717.

Reporting Southern Violence: Notes on Process
4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. • Auditorium, Willet Science Center • Free
Join the King Center for Southern Studies for a special presentation by Mercer alumnus Stephen Kearse (CLAS ’12). A notable author, critic, and reporter, Stephen will speak on his process in reporting on the Civil Rights cold case of Mattie Green. For more information, contact William Aultman; (478) 301-2910.

Undergraduate Class of 1972 Golden Anniversary Reception and Dinner
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. • Conference Rooms 1 & 2, Connell Student Center • $35
Members of the Mercer undergraduate Class of 1972 are invited to celebrate your 50th anniversary with your classmates, current faculty and staff. Invitees will receive printed invitations and registration forms by mail. For more information, contact Sharon Lim Harle; (678) 547-6420.

An Evening with Southern Spirits
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. • McEachern Art Center, 332 Cherry Street • $50
Join us for an evening of cocktails, food pairings, and literature inspired by the South. Faculty members of the Southern Studies program will guide attendees through an evening of literature and spirits. This event has quickly become a Homecoming favorite! For more information, contact William Aultman; (478) 301-2910. Registration is required for this popular event through the Homecoming registration form.

7th Annual Alumni Awards Reception and Dinner
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. • Presidents Dining Room, University Center • $50
Our 7th Annual Alumni Awards Dinner will honor our Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees, and recipients of the Alumni by Choice, Meritorious Service, Distinguished Alumnus, and Young Alumnus awards. Pre-registration is required; reception begins at 6:00 p.m., and dinner and program begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Jill Kinsella; (478) 301-2717.

MMP-AAAN Alumni Mixer
6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. • Mercer Innovation Center • Invitation Only
Collaborative Homecoming event to foster engagement between the Minority Mentor Program and the African American Alumni Network. For more information, contact Nicole Small; (478) 301-2446.

Pep Rally and Fireworks
8 p.m. – 9 p.m. • Cruz Plaza • Free
Free and open to all, our annual Homecoming pep rally gets the party started!


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Guest Services
7 a.m. – 8 p.m. • University Center
Visit the University Center for public restrooms, ATM, and vending. UC Food Court opens at 10:30am.

SGA President and Vice President Reunion Breakfast
9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. • Conference Room 2, Connell Student Center • Free
Homecoming event for current and past SGA presidents and vice presidents. For more information and to register, contact Michele Josey; (478) 301-2685.

2nd Annual Mercer Press Homecoming Book Sale
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. • Black Field – Near the Alumni Hospitality Tent • Free
For five decades, Mercer University Press has published exceptional books on the music, food, sports, religion, history, and creative writing of the American South. Celebrate with 40% off all purchases (Visa, MasterCard, checks and cash accepted) at our 2nd annual Homecoming sale! Visit www.mupress.org to see the amazing titles published by Mercer University Press.

Alumni Hospitality Tent and Tailgate
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. • Black Field – Look for our tent and signage! • Free
Open to all alumni! Stop in for Mercer swag, a free snack, a drink (cash bar), or a chat for old time’s sake. Members of the anniversary classes of 1972, 1982, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2012 should stop by for a special gift. For more information, contact Terri Steele; (478) 301-2943.

Tift College Alumnae & Scholar Reunion
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. • Black Field – Look for the Alumni Hospitality Tent • Free

The Tift College Alumnae Association will honor reunion classes TIFT ’62, 72, and ’82 and Tift Scholar classes of ’92, ’02, ’12, and all current Tift Scholars with special Homecoming swag at the Mercer Alumni tent. For more information contact Christina Huseman: (478) 301-2878.

Half Century Club Induction & Celebration
11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. • Intramural Courts, University Center • Invitation Only
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. View special Half Century Club parking, transportation, and football game ticket information on the Half Century Club page. For more information, contact Sharon Lim Harle; (678) 547-6420.

College of Pharmacy Homecoming Tailgate
12 p.m. – 2 p.m. • Black Field • Free
Come one, come all to the 2022 College of Pharmacy Homecoming Tailgate! Alums, faculty, staff, and current and prospective students are invited to come by the Pharmacy tent prior to the Homecoming football game. RSVPS are requested for you and your guests. Please click here to register! For more information contact Genice Johnson; (678) 547-6306.

Mercer Haunts: Chilling True Accounts of Darkness from Mercerians Past and Present
8 p.m. – 10 p.m. • Tattnall Square Center for the Arts, College Street • Free
Join us after the game for the show at 8pm, followed by an Alumni Reception. Refreshments provided by alumna Leah Paris’s new bakery, Flour and Time! Tour the new Control Booth recently funded by Alumni and Supporters. You know who you are! For more information, contact Scot Mann; (478) 301-2814.

Football Game: Mercer Bears face Furman Paladins
3 p.m. • Five Star Stadium
Visit Mercer Ticket Sales for more information.


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