Methodist University students hang out together at a Homecoming tailgate


Methodist Alumni,

We are excited to announce that Homecoming Weekend 2023 will be held Oct. 27-29, 2023. Events will begin Friday evening and will take place throughout the weekend.

We hope you’ll make plans to join us for Homecoming Weekend 2023! Go ahead and book your stay at the Fairfield Inn & Suites on Ramsey Street with our discount site, or you can browse other Area Hotels.

If your class or affinity group is celebrating a milestone this year and you would like to be a part of the planning process, please contact the Alumni Office staff at or 910.630.7485.

Homecoming Weekend 2023

Alumni Headquarters
Visit the Green and Gold Tent for Homecoming info and a place to reconnect with other alumni.
Saturday, October 28
11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Green and Gold Tent (Berns/Riddle Parking Lot)

Campus Bookstore
Update your Methodist gear at on our on-campus bookstore.
Friday, October 27
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Berns Student Center (Upstairs)
Saturday, October 28
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Berns Student Center (Upstairs)

Register online at

Use or call 910.223.7867 for a discounted rate at the Fairfield Inn & Suites. For more hotel options, visit and mention Methodist University when booking for possible discounts.

Signature Events

Friday, October 27

Campus Tour
3:30 p.m., Stout Hall
Alumni can explore all the exciting changes and recall familiar places on this walking tour of campus with a University Ambassador.

Welcome Reception
5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., Fairfield Inn & Suites
Mingle with alumni and enjoy hors d’oeuvres catered by ScrubOaks with a cash bar.

Athletics Hall of Fame
6:30 p.m., Matthews Ministry Center
Join your fellow Monarchs as we celebrate the honorees: Julia (Best) Emery ’01, Eirik Nordseth ’15, Jake Smerka ’20, and Jasmine Stephens ’12. The 1991 and 1992 men’s tennis teams will also be recognized as teams of distinction.

Homecoming Bonfire
8:00 p.m., Gravel Lot Behind Riddle Center
Join current students for this special Homecoming tradition while enjoying free food, giveaways, and more. Sponsored by the Student Government Association and Student Activities Committee.

Saturday, October 28

Campus Tour
9:00 a.m., Stout Hall
Alumni can explore all the exciting changes and recall familiar places on this walking tour of campus with a University Ambassador.

Alumni Association Meeting
10:00 a.m., Alumni Dining Room
All are welcome! Come meet the Alumni Association and grab a breakfast treat!

Candlelight Memorial Service
11:30 a.m., Matthews Ministry Center
Join us in remembering alumni and friends who have passed away since we were last together for Homecoming 2022.

Alumni Awards Ceremony
2:00 p.m., Alumni Dining Room
Each year, we recognize the outstanding achievements of extraordinary alumni. Join your fellow MU alumni as we honor the 2023 Alumni Award recipients, Fredy Oxom ’11, Daniel Renz ’14M, Jason Sparrow ’17, Dr. Cameron Dodworth, Dave Eavenson ’96, and the Stout family.

Alumni Tailgate
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m., Alumni Headquarters, (Berns/Riddle Parking Lot)
Purchase the Homecoming Package or pay separately for the meal only.

Meet and Greet with King the Mascot
4:00 p.m., Victory Bell (Corner of Monarch Stadium)
Come meet our official University mascot.

Athletic Events

Saturday, October 28

Women’s Soccer vs. Pfeiffer
1:00 p.m., Duggins Stadium

Men’s Soccer vs. Greensboro
3:00 p.m., Duggins Stadium

Football Game vs. N.C. Wesleyan
6:00 p.m., Monarch Stadium

Affinity Group Events

Friday, October 27

Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity 10-Year Celebration
7:00 p.m., Alumni Dining Room

Karaoke Night hosted by the Black Alumni Chapter
9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m., Heart & Soul Soulfood and Lounge

Saturday, October 28

Softball Alumni Game
10:00 a.m., Don Price Field
Contact: Alex Allaman ’18M at

Women’s Basketball Alumni Game
10:00 a.m., Riddle Center
Contact: Cheryl McNair at

Women’s Basketball Brunch
10:45 a.m., Riddle Center
Contact: Cheryl McNair at

Men’s Basketball Alumni Game
11:00 a.m., Riddle Center
Contact: Aloysius Henry at

Men’s Basketball Alumni Lunch
12:00 p.m., Outdoor Basketball Court
Contact: Aloysius Henry at

RA Reunion
12:30 p.m., Cape Fear Commons Community Building
Contact: Nan Fiebig at

Black Alumni Chapter Pre-Game Party*
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Cru Lounge
Contact: Jay Carroll ’15 at

PGA Golf Management Ceremonial Tee Shot*
Postponed to a Later Date
Remembering Jamie Caffelle ’02 with a ceremonial tee shot and reception.
Contact: Nicky Howard at

Chorale “Gathersing”
1:00 p.m., Choral Room (Downstairs Reeves Fine Arts Building)
Contact: Sarah Crews ’20 at

Nursing Tailgate Party
4:00 p.m., Robert J. Chaffin Building
Contact: Jennifer Caviness ’00 at

PGA Golf Management Tailgate
4:00 p.m., Parking Lot Near Library/Dining Hall
Contact: Nicky Howard at

Black Alumni Chapter Homecoming After-Party*
10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m., Heart & Soul Soulfood and Lounge
Contact: Jay Carroll ’15 at

Sunday, October 29

Dr. Mary M. Atwater 69 Endowed Scholarship Brunch hosted by Black Alumni Chapter*
11:00 a.m., Matthews Ministry Center
Contact: Jay Carroll ’15 at

*All alumni welcome!

Register Now for Homecoming 2023!