Homecoming Weekend 2018 - Oct. 25-28


Theme:  His Strength, Our Unity

Highlights include: 
Gym-Masters Reunion & Show, Parade of Nations, Missions Vespers and Expo, Worship Services Speaker - Pierre Monice, '07.

Register For Homecoming Weekend


Thursday, Oct. 25

  • 1 p.m. Onsite registration begins in the church atrium;
  • 12 p.m. Inaugural Alumni Faculty/Staff Reception, Lynn Wood Hall porch;
  • 6 p.m. Kick-Off Banquet, Dining Hall, Honorees:
    Class of 1968 Golden Anniversary class members, Class of 1993 Silver Anniversary class members, Gym-Masters alumni, Bill Wood, '66, Distinguished Service Award recipient, Sally McMillan, '78, Alumna of the Year Award recipient, Rubén Harris, '10, Young Alumnus of the Year Award recipient, Luis Jimenez, '04 & '07, Graduate Studies Alumnus of the Year Award recipient, Pam Dietrich, Honorary Alumna; 
  • 8 p.m., E.O. Grundset Biology Lecture, Lynn Wood Hall Chapel, featured speaker: Brian Dickinson, '97, DVM (live web streaming at southern.edu/streaming);

Friday, Oct. 26

  • 8 a.m. Onsite registration/check-in begins in the church atrium
  • 9 a.m. Psychology Symposium , Summerour Hall - Keynote speaker: Ted Rogers
  • 12 p.m. Ladies' Luncheon, church fellowship hall
  • 12 p.m. Picnic in the Park, Student Park
  • 3 p.m. Chemistry Department Open House, Hickman Science Center, Rm. 3112 - Alumni speaker: Jessica Kisunzu, PhD, '08
  • 3-7:30 p.m. Gym-Masters Reunion (practice, supper, vespers), Gym-Masters Gymnasium
  • 5 p.m. So-Ju-Conians/SMC-ites/So-Mi-Conians Affinity Supper, Presidential Banquet Room
  • 5-6:30 p.m. General Supper, Dining Hall
  • 6 p.m. Southern Scholars Reunion Supper, McKee Library
  • 6 p.m. Missions Reunion Supper,  church lower level activity room
  • 8 p.m. Missions Vespers, church sanctuary, Alumni speaker: Grant Graves, '06 (live web streaming at southern.edu/streaming)
  • 8 p.m. BCU Reunion Vespers, Thatcher Hall Chapel, Alumni speaker: Eliud Sicard, '12
  • 9:15 p.m. Missions Expo, church fellowship hall

Saturday, Oct. 27

  • 8 a.m. Onsite registration/check-in begins in the church atrium
  • 9, 10:15 and 11:35 a.m. Worship services, church sanctuary, featured speaker: Pierre Monice, '07 (live web streaming at southern.edu/streaming for Adoration II and Renewal)
  • 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Gym-Masters Reunion Worship, Gym-Masters Gymnasium
  • 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Lunch and honor class pictures, Iles PE Center
  • 2 p.m. School of Journalism and Communication Open House, Brock Hall, 1st floor
  • 2 p.m. School of Nursing Open House, Florida Hospital Hall, Rm #1210
  • 2 p.m. Thatcher Farm Open House, Sunkist Terrace (directions available at the registration tables)
  • 2:30-5 p.m. Gym-Masters Reunions, 1984-94 with Coach Ted Evans, Collegedale Academy, upstairs activity room, 1995-2018 with Coach Rick Schwarz, Iles PE Center, upstairs classroo
  • 4 p.m. School of Music - Wind Symphony Concert, church sanctuary (live web streaming at southern.edu/streaming)
  • 5 p.m. Chemistry Department Gathering - residence of Professor Bruce Schilling (directions available at the registration tables)
  • 5:15 p.m. Post-Concert Reception, church fellowship hall
  • 6 p.m. Class of 1968 Reunion, Greenbriar Cove Community Center
  • 6 p.m. Class of 1993 Reunion, picnic supper hosted around the bonfire by Erik and Tanya (Johnson) Jansen (address & directions available at the registration tables in the church)
  • 9 p.m. Gym-Masters Reunion Show, Iles PE Center (live web streaming at southern.edu/streaming)

Sunday, Oct. 28 -

  • 9 a.m. School of Business Breakfast, Presidential Banquet Room in Wright Hall
  • 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Antique & Class Car Show, Mabel Wood Hall parking lot
  • 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Legacy Preview Southern,  advance RSVP required, Presidential Banquet Room

  • Guest Lodging on Campus Expands - With the recent addition of the Kentucky building to Guest Lodging, Southern now has a total of 23 two-bedroom apartments on campus available for rent for visiting guests. Guest Lodging offers basic ($79), standard ($89), and deluxe ($115) accommodations right in the heart of campus. Contact the manager of Guest Lodging, at 423.236.7000 or by emailing guestlodging@southern.edu to book a room or for more information. More information is also available online here.

  • ITALY:  12 DAYS OF DISCOVERY - Alumni Association Tour 2019 (May 26 – June 7) Join alumni and friends of Southern on this unique tour of Italy.  Explore lakes, mountains, and cities with experienced tour leader, Dr. Bill Wohlers, Ph.D., history.  Highlights include Lake Garda, the Dolomites, Da Vinci’s Last Supper, Milan, Venice, Rome, Florence, and the Tuscan countryside. Tour price of $3,995 includes air fare, coach travel, lodging, and two Italian meals per day.  Contact Alumni Relations by emailing alumni@southern.edu or call 423.236.2830 to learn more and to reserve your space on the tour by January 1.

  • PathwayU - the Career Services department at Southern Adventist University launched pathwayU, an online career counseling companion that guides users toward discovering purpose and meaning while exploring occupations and available jobs that align with their interests, personality and values. pathwayU is available for use by Southern alumni and students. Explore pathwayU by visiting southern.pathwayu.com.