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
View the lineup of alumni speakers.

College of Professional Advancement Alumni Showcase
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. • Webinar • Free
Meet and learn from some of our most successful College of Professional Advancement alumni in their fields of expertise. No fee or registration required. Click here for additional details.

College Bound: An Inside Look at Admissions
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Don’t miss the opportunity to get an inside look at the college admissions University, the Middle Georgia community, and their college-bound students in grades 11-12. Lunch will be provided. Register here.

The Cauldron Through the Years
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. • Porch, Tarver Library • Free
Stop by the Jack Tarver Library to view old yearbooks! We will be out on the porch with treats and issues of The Cauldron from decades past. Alumni, find yourself and your friends, and relive your memories! Students, find embarrassing pictures of your parents! The yearbooks will be available for viewing on the front porch of the Jack Tarver Library from 12pm-4pm on Friday, November 11. All are welcome!

Sheridan Mercer on Mission Center Dedication • 1:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. • Lobby, School of Engineering • Free
Join us for the dedication of the Sheridan Mercer on Mission Center at the School of Engineering.

National Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting
2:30 p.m. – 4 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 should have already received a printed postcard reminder in the mail, and are strongly encouraged to register online using the REGISTER button at the bottom of this page. Alternatively, alumni may contact Sharon Lim Harle (678) 547-6420 to receive printed registration forms by mail.

Men’s Basketball Game: Mercer Bears face Milligan Buffaloes
5:30 p.m.
 •  Hawkins Arena
Visit Mercer Ticket Sales for more information

An Evening with Southern Spirits
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. • McEachern Art Center, 332 Second 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.

Student Lip Sync Competition
7:30 p.m. • Cruz Plaza • Free
Mercer student organizations will dance and lip sync through the decades during Lip Sync 2022. Hundreds of students jump on stage to compete each year! The student theme for 2022 is “Turning Back Tarver.”

Pep Rally and Fireworks
8:30 p.m. – 9:15 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.

Homecoming 5K Race
7 a.m. Check-In; 8 a.m. Start • Five Star Stadium • $20 Advance Registration; $25 Walk-Up Registration
The 2022 installment of the Mercer University Homecoming 5K Race will consist of 2 laps around the beautiful Mercer University campus, with a short trip through Five Star Stadium and along Coleman Avenue. Registration includes a Homecoming 5K t-shirt, based on availability. With questions or for more information contact Todd Thomas: (478) 301-2370. Register Here.

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, contact Michele Josey; (478) 301-2685. Register here.

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. Postcard invitations were mailed in July. 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, or to register by phone, contact Sharon Lim Harle; (678) 547-6420.

College of Health Professions Homecoming Tailgate
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. • Black Field • Free
The College of Health Professions welcomes alumni, students, prospective students, faculty, staff, family, and friends to join our 2022 tailgate. Please come and enjoy free food and drinks and challenge CHP faculty and staff to a game of corn hole. We can’t wait to see you! Registration is not required. For more information, please contact Laura Ellison; (678) 547-6319.

Law Homecoming Tailgate
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. • Black Field • Free
Come and have fun with Mercer Law alumni, current students, faculty, staff and prospective students! We’ll have Bear’s Den, Nu-Way, Mercer Law swag, and other goodies before the Mercer Bears take on the Furman Paladins at 3 p.m. Event is free, but registration is required. Register online here.

College of Professional Advancement (CoPA) Homecoming Tailgate
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. • Black Field • Free
Please join us for the annual College of Professional Advancement Homecoming Tailgate! Alumni, faculty, staff, current and prospective students, and their friends/family are invited to tailgate with us before the game. RSVPs are requested for you and your guests. Please click here to register or submit your questions!

McAfee School of Theology Homecoming Tailgate
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. • Black Field • Free
Please join us for the annual McAfee School of Theology Homecoming Tailgate! Alums, faculty, staff, and current students and their friends/family are invited to tailgate with us prior to the game. Advance registration is requested. To register or for more information, email Nikki Hardeman.

Psi Chi Member Event (CoPa Chapter) Homecoming Tailgate
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. • Black Field • Free
Please join us for our first ever Homecoming Tailgate Member Event! All members are welcome, as well as all psychology majors are invited to tailgate with us before the game. Look out for our table and the Psi Chi banner near the College of Professional Advancement Tent. RSVPs are requested for you and your guests. Please click here to register or submit your questions!

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.

Stetson-Hatcher School of Business Homecoming Tailgate
12 p.m. – 2 p.m. • Black Field • Free
The Stetson-Hatcher School of Business welcomes alumni, students, prospective students, faculty, staff, family, and friends to join our 2022 tailgate. Please come and enjoy free food and drinks. Hang out with some old friends and make some new ones! We can’t wait to see you! Registration is not required. For more information, please contact Dollie Shankle; (478) 301-2832.

Ford Concert Series featuring Dillion Carmichael and Jupiter Coyote
Pre-Game • Black Field • Free & Open to Public

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

Mercer Haunts: Chilling True Accounts of Darkness from Mercerians Past and Present
7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. • Tattnall Square Center for the Arts, College Street • Free
Join us after the game for the show at 7:30pm, 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.