Schedule


Friday, November 8


Archives Open House

9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. • Archives, Tarver Library • Free

Stop by the archives on the third floor of the Tarver Library for a chance to meet our staff and reminisce about your Mercer days! Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the department and its holdings. We’ll have yearbooks and displays to look at, light snacks, and small giveaways to share. To register for this event, please click the link at the bottom of the page. For more information, call 478-301-2968, or email archives@mercer.edu.

College Bound: An Inside Look at Admissions

9 a.m. – 2 p.m. • Lobby, Connell Student Center • Free

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, friends of the University and their college-bound students in grades 9-12. Lunch will be provided and registration information will be posted soon.

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!

Your family will have the opportunity to:

  • Meet with an admissions counselor
  • Ask your pressing questions about college readiness
  • Learn more about Mercer’s admissions process
  • Take an optional student-led campus tour

For more information or with questions, contact Stephen Karafa: (478) 301-2373. Register here!

Alumni Career Speaker Series: Engineering

10 a.m. – 11 a.m. • Room 110, Science & Engineering Building • Free

Dr. Jason Stack, EGR ’96 – Electrical Engineering, is the Director for the Ocean, Atmosphere, and Space Research Division of the Office of Naval Research (ONR). He will share his career experience involved in the planning, execution, and management of integrated basic research, applied research, and advanced technology development for many of ONR’s Science and Technology programs. To register for this event, please click the link at the bottom of the page.

Alumni Career Speaker Series: Business

10 a.m. – 11 a.m. • Room 251, Stetson Hall • Free

David Barbee, BUSM ’02, will address his career as Executive Director and Head of Business Development of the Middle Market Financial Sponsors Group at J.P. Morgan. To register for this event, please click the link at the bottom of the page.

Alumni Career Speaker Series: Great Books

10 a.m. – 11 a.m. • Room 102, Willingham Hall • Free

Dr. Catherine Roe, CLA ’12-Southern Studies/MED ’16-Doctor of Medicine, will speak on her career as a Chief Resident of the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine department at Emory University School of Medicine. To register for this event, please click the link at the bottom of the page.

Alumni Career Speaker Series: Health Sciences

10 a.m. – 11 a.m. • Willett Science Center Auditorium • Free

Dr. Bryan Green, CLA ’95-Biology, is a gastroenterologist at Self Regional Healthcare in Greenwood, South Carolina. He will address his career path after graduating Summa Cum Laude from Mercer. To register for this event, please click the link at the bottom of the page.

Alumni Speaker Series

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 via email. For more information, contact Jill Kinsella: (478) 301-2717.

(re)Discover your Roar: 5 Ways to Recharge Your Career and Your Life

4 p.m. – 5 p.m. • Room 151, Stetson Hall • Free

Whether you are pursuing entrepreneurship full time, working a 9-to-5, or juggling a side gig, you have felt overwhelmed at some point. With to-do lists a mile long, family responsibilities, and other competing demands, you may struggle to manage without feeling depleted. In this session, you will walk away with a strategy to move from overwhelmed to overjoyed in professional and personal life.

About Dr. Thommi: Triple Bear, leadership consultant, national board-certified counselor, and author of the newly released book Grace Space: Understanding and Implementing Work/Life Harmony, Thommi Odom Lawson, Ph.D. provides a solutions-based approach that uniquely addresses the overlap of career success, interpersonal relationships, and home life. While helping clients figure out strategies for enjoying work, dealing with difficult colleagues, or making better career choices, Thommi sometimes uncovers emotional issues that would sabotage success at a new position or company. She effectively employs techniques to deal with stress, anxiety, or depression to increase chances for success. Purchase the book at www.drthommi.com and schedule a virtual session with Dr. Thommi at www.connectgrowthrive.me. Presented by Mercer’s Center for Career and Professional Development. More info on career services for alumni at http://career.mercer.edu/alumni.

Undergraduate Class of 1969 Golden Anniversary Reception Dinner

5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. • Tattnall Square Center for the Arts, 1096 College Street • $35

Members of the undergraduate Class of 1969 are invited to celebrate your 50th anniversary with your classmates, current faculty and staff. Visit the Class of 1969 Group on Facebook to catch up with your classmates before Homecoming. Invitees will receive printed invitations and registration forms by mail. Or, use link at the bottom of the page to register. For more information, contact Sharon Lim Harle: (678) 547-6420.

Class of 1968 Dinner

Law Class of 1969 Golden Anniversary Reception and Dinner

5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. • Steed Lobby, Law School • Invitation Only

Come join us as we celebrate the 50 year reunion for the Class of 1969. To register for this event, or for more information, contact Cheryll King: (478) 301-2180.

5th Annual Alumni Awards Reception & Dinner

6 p.m. – 8 p.m. • Presidents Dining Room, University Center • $40

At our 5th Annual Alumni Awards Dinner, we will present the following University Awards:

  • Distinguished Alumnus Award
  • Thomas Sewell Plunkett Young Alumnus Award
  • Meritorious Service Award
  • Athletic Hall of Fame
  • Alumni by Choice

Pre-registration is required; reception begins at 6:00 p.m., and dinner and program begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. To register for this event, please click on the link at the bottom of the page. For more information, contact Jill Kinsella: (478) 301-2717.

Alumni Awards

Mercer Jazz Ensemble Concert

7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. • Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building • Free

From the earliest Ellington to the modern works of Carla Bley, the Mercer Jazz Ensemble takes a musical journey through the first century of music for jazz orchestra. To register for this event, please click the link at the bottom of the page. For more information, contact David Keith.

 


Saturday, November 9


Homecoming 5K

8 a.m. – 9 a.m. • Five Star Stadium • Pre-Registration: $20 • On-Site Registration: $25

Join friends, current students, former professors and family members for a run, jog, walk, or sprint through the beautiful Macon campus in the 2019 Homecoming 5K Road Run. This 5K offers chip timing and awards and begins directly in front of Five Star Stadium. Click here to register.

Alumni Hospitality Tent & Tailgate

9 a.m. – 2 p.m. • Black Field • Free to visit • $8-$14 for Meal and Drinks

Drop by our Alumni Hospitality Tent and Tailgate to celebrate our reunion year classes and members of the Half Century Club! Members of our anniversary classes (1969, 1979, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2009) will receive a free Mercer alumni t-shirt. Visit our Class Reunion Group on Facebook to catch up with classmates before Homecoming. All alumni are welcome under the tent! If you would like to join us for a meal from 12-2pm, the cost will be $8 for your plate or $14 for a plate and two adult beverage tickets. Use link at the bottom of the page to register.

Tailgating

McAfee School of Theology Alumni and Friends Tailgate

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. • Black Field • Free

Students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends are invited to join us at the McAfee tailgate tent to enjoy delicious tailgate fare, good company, and to help us cheer on the Bears to a Homecoming victory against the Wofford Terriers. For questions, contact Nikki Hardeman.

Please let us know you are coming so we can provide enough food. You can register here.

University Library Tailgate

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. • Black Field • Free

Join us at the Library tent and help us celebrate Homecoming with some free chocolate, stadium cups, and bottle openers! While you are here, look through past Mercer yearbooks and relive your college years! To register for this event, please click the link at the bottom of the page. For more information on this event, contact Scott Gillies: 478-301-6274.

Minority Mentor Program (MMP) Homecoming Tailgate Party

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. • Black Field • Free

Mercer University Minority Mentor Program welcomes alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, and friends to join us for a Homecoming tailgate. This is a great opportunity to socialize and network! To register for this event, contact Tracy Artis.

Theta Pi Nupe Tailgate

10 a.m. – 7 p.m. • Black Field • Pre-Paid

Ultimate tailgate for Theta Pi Nupes and guests. To register for this event, please click the link at the bottom of the page. With inquiries, email Sam King.

College of Pharmacy Tailgate

11 a.m. – 2 p.m. • Black Field • Free

The College of Pharmacy welcomes students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends to join us for our first tailgate! Let’s enjoy an afternoon of fun and food before the big game! For more info and to register, please contact Sarah Bigorowski: (678) 547-6204.

College of Nursing Family and Friends Tailgate

11 a.m. – 2 p.m. • Black Field • Free

Students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends are invited to join us at the Nursing tailgate tent to enjoy good company and help us cheer on the Bears to a homecoming victory. To register for this event, contact Janda Anderson: 678-547-6700.

Half Century Club Luncheon

11 a.m. – 12:30 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. Invitees will receive printed invitations and registration forms by mail. Or, use link at the bottom of the page to register. For more information, contact Sharon Lim Harle: (678) 547-6420.

Half Century Club

Law School Tailgate

12 p.m. – 3 p.m. • Black Field • Free

Wear your school spirit and come join us for the Law School Tailgate with free food and drinks! To register for this event, click here.

Golf Cart Tours of Campus for Class of 1969 and Half Century Club Members

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. • Depart from Stetson Parking Lot following Half Century Club • Invitation Only

This event is by invitation only. Invitations will be mailed to members of the Class of 1969 and Half Century Club. To register for this event, please click the link at the bottom of the page. For more information, contact Sharon Lim Harle: (678) 547-6420.

Townsend School of Music Showcase Concert

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. • Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building • Free

The Townsend School of Music presents a rapid-fire, whirlwind concert featuring the many talented students and ensembles of Mercer. Quick snapshots of music from all parts of the recital hall will hold the audience in suspense. The diversity of musical sounds generates an explosive energy that always leaves the audience stimulated. No registration required; seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, please contact David Keith.

Football Game: Mercer Bears vs. Wofford Terriers

3 p.m. • Five Star Stadium

Need tickets to the game for your family or group? Purchase tickets online or call Mercer Ticket Sales at (478) 301-5470 and come cheer on our Bears!

Law Class of 1974 Reunion

7 p.m. • Woodruff House, 988 Bond Street • Invitation Only

The members of the School of Law class of 1974 will come together to celebrate their 45-year reunion at the Woodruff House.  For more information, please contact alumni@law.mercer.edu.

Law Class of 1994 Reunion

7 p.m. • Steed Lobby, Mercer Law School • Invitation Only

The Class of 1994 celebrates its 25-year reunion after the Football game with heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks and wonderful memories.  For more information and to register, click here.

Football Cheerleaders

Registration is Open!