Methodist University students hang out together at a Homecoming tailgate

Homecoming

Once a Monarch, always a Monarch! Homecoming is an important celebration for students from both the present and past. Grab your green and gold, call your friends, and join us for Homecoming at Methodist University. We hope to see you here soon! Registration is open now!

Lodging

Book your reservation by October 7 to get our discounted rate at the Fairfield Inn & Suites. Use the link below or call 910.223.7867 for more information about our discounted rate: bit.ly/MUHotelBlock. For more hotel options, visit the link below. Be sure to tell them you are with Methodist University when you register for any discount in rates. View area hotels here.

Schedule of Events

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Signature Events

Friday, October 21

Campus Bookstore
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Berns Student Center (Upstairs)

Campus Tour3:30 p.m., Stout HallAlumni can explore all the exciting changes and recall familiar places on this walking tour of campus with a University Ambassador.

Welcome Reception5:00 p.m., Fairfield Inn & SuitesMingle with alumni and enjoy hors d’oeuvres catered by ScrubOaks with a cash bar.

Athletics Hall of Fame
6:30 p.m., Matthews Ministry CenterThe Hall of Fame is back and there are three classes of inductees to recognize. Join your fellow Monarchs as we celebrate the honorees. Class of 2020: Francie Barragan, Susan Martin ’10, Jerry Hogge, Kristy (Zeiler) Olivarez ’11, ‘13M, Class of 2021: Colette Gilligan ’93, John Storms ’90, Class of 2022: Vivian Davis ’87, Mark Faber ’94. Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased on the registration site.

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

Saturday, October 22

Alumni Association Meeting8:00 a.m., Alumni Dining RoomAll are welcome! Come meet the Alumni Association and grab a breakfast treat to start your day.

Alumni Headquarters
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Green and Gold Tent (Outside Basketball Court)Do you have questions about Homecoming weekend? Need a printed schedule of events? Come to the Green and Gold Tent for all your Homecoming questions and a place to reconnect with other alumni between events.

Campus Bookstore
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Berns Student Center (Upstairs)

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

Coffee Social
9:30 a.m., Alumni Dining RoomJoin us before the Alumni Awards Ceremony for a chance to reconnect with your classmates over coffee and conversation.

Alumni Awards Ceremony
10:00 a.m., Alumni Dining RoomEach year, we recognize the outstanding achievements of several extraordinary alumni. Join your fellow MU alumni as we celebrate and honor the 2022 Alumni Award recipients, Rashe Malcolm ’05, Walter Barnett ’17, Renny Taylor ’86, Charlie Crumpler Jr., Dr. Krystin Krist, and the late Robert J. Chaffin!

Candlelight Memorial Service
11:30 a.m., Matthews Ministry CenterJoin us in remembering alumni and friends who have passed away since we were last together for Homecoming in 2021.

Alumni Tailgate
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Alumni Headquarters, Green and Gold Tent (Outdoor Basketball Court)

Meet & Greet with King the Mascot
12:00 p.m., Victory Bell near Monarch Stadium

Football Game vs. Huntingdon
1:00 p.m., Monarch StadiumCome out, and cheer loud for our Monarchs!

Men’s Soccer vs. Brevard College (Senior Night)
3:00 p.m., Duggins Stadium
Come out, and cheer loud for our Monarchs!

Women’s Soccer vs. NC Wesleyan (Senior Night)
6:00 p.m., Duggins Stadium
Come out, and cheer loud for our Monarchs!

Affinity Group & Tailgate Events

Saturday, October 22

Chorale “Gathersing”
9:00 a.m., Choral Room (Downstairs Reeves Fine Arts Building)

PGA Golf Management Ceremonial Tee Shot
9:00 a.m., DownbackRemembering Don East ’95, Patrick Kelly ’00, Zach Johnson ’01, and Ryan Hayden ’05 with a ceremonial tee shot and reception.

Women’s Basketball Alumni Game
10:00 a.m., Riddle Center

Men’s Basketball Alumni Game
11:00 a.m., Riddle Center

’97 Football Team Reunion
11:00 a.m., Football Field House Patio

Nursing Tailgate Party
11:00 a.m., Robert J. Chaffin Building

PGA Golf Management Tailgate
11:00 a.m., Parking Lot Near Library/Dining Hall

Fraternity and Sorority Life Tailgates
11:00 a.m., Parking Lot Near Library/Dining Hall

50th Reunion Lunch
12:00 p.m., Alumni Dining Room

30th Reunion Event
4:00 p.m., Last Call Sports Bar

Black Alumni Chapter Event6:00 p.m., Heart&Soul Soul Food and Lounge
More registration information for this event coming soon.

Sunday, October 23

Black Alumni Chapter Scholarship Brunch
11:00 a.m., Matthew Ministry Center

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