Experience the Spirit - October 24-27
Featured Honor Classes: 1933, 1943, 1953, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1983, 1988, 1993, 2003
Highlights so far include (check back periodically for additions and updated information):
- Reunion suppers for alumni and faculty from the Technology Department and for those who served on behalf of Southern any time during the past 42 years at Tasba Raya, the mission station in Nicaragua (details listed below in Friday and Saturday afternoon activities).
- Reunion supper for alumni and former staff who worked with Frank Di Memmo and Carmen Jaecks in Instructional Media (details listed below in Saturday afternoon activities).
- Reunion for Class of 1963 BS Nursing Class (details listed below Saturday Alumni Supper).
- Lynn H. Wood Archaeological Exhibit, The Battle Over King David: Excavating the Fortress of Elah, Hackman Hall.
RSVP's and tickets are being processed through Alumni Relations. Email email@example.com or call 423.236.2830.
Showcase of Service & Philanthropy Convocation, 11 a.m., Iles PE Center - join students and be inspired to participate in service and philanthropic opportunities for others on campus and in communities.
On-site registration, 1-5 p.m., Collegedale Church Atrium - be sure to pick up a name tag!
Kick-Off Banquet, 6 p.m., Dining Room, Wright Hall (pre-registration and tickets required, $20/person) - honorees include: Golden Anniversary Class of 1963; Phil Garver, '70; Pavel Goia, '99; Jeff Francis, '99; Kelly Razzouk, '05; Frank and Brigitte Di Memmo (retired staff)
E.O. Grundset Lecture Series, featured speaker: Dr. James Tucker, '62, 8 p.m., Ackerman Auditorium, J. Mabel Wood Hall (open to the public)
Inaugural Bird Count/Hike & Continental Breakfast, 7 a.m., Biology Department, 2nd floor Hickman Science Center (rain or shine) (RSVP appreciated)
On-site registration, 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Collegedale Church Atrium - be sure to pick up a name tag!
Fiber Arts Workshop, 9 a.m.-noon & 1:30-5 p.m., Room 320, Lynn Wood Hall - bring your own projects to work on and/or to display, or work on project provided on-site (RSVP required)
Alumni Service Project - 9-11:30 a.m., Garden of Prayer, next to Miller Hall (rain date is Sunday, Oct. 27)
2nd Annual Fall Colors Motorcycle Ride, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., depart from Collegedale Church upper parking lot (pre- or onsite registration required)
Ladies' Luncheon, 12 noon, fellowship hall, Collegedale Church (complimentary, RSVP and tickets required) - maximum of 120 guests
Gentlemen's Picnic, 12 noon, Student Park Pavilion (complimentary, RSVP appreciated, no tickets required)
School of Social Work Alumni Lunch and Learn, Thatcher South, White Oak Room, 4th floor, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Thatcher South, White Oak Room, 4th floor - Network with other graduates and faculty and receive continuing education credit certified by the NASW-TN. (RSVP required by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 423.236.2775.)
Blacksmithing Workshop, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Blacksmith Shop (behind Campus Safety on Industrial Drive) (maximum of 12 participants, RSVP required) - be sure clothing is appropriate for getting messy.
Technology Department Open House, 1-6 p.m. and Technology Department Reunion Supper at 6 p.m., Ledford Hall, Auto Shop (RSVP for the supper appreciated)
Mark Twain Lecture, featured speaker: Vic Fischer, 2 p.m., Knowledge Commons, McKee Library (open to the public)
Film Showcase & Cafe', 5 p.m., Ackerman Auditorium, Wood Hall (complimentary, RSVP and tickets required - featuring family friendly, animations, short films, and short documentaries produced by School of Visual Art and Design alumni, students, and faculty - refreshments available - open to all alumni) - maximum of 250 guests. An art exhibit entitled When Big Artists and Architects Were Little Kids, by Greg Constantine, will be on display in the John C. Williams Art Gallery (open to the public).
SMC-ites/So-Ju-Conians Supper (1945-1955 and Southern Junior College graduates/ attendees), 5 p.m., fellowship hall, Collegedale Church (RSVP appreciated)
So-Mi-Conians Supper (1956-1965 graduates/attendees), 5 p.m., Presidential Banquet Room, Wright Hall (RSVP appreciated)
Young-at-Heart Alumni Supper (1966-1982 graduates/attendees), 5 p.m., Collegedale Academy 50's Diner (complimentary, RSVP and tickets required) - maximum of 80 guests
Dining Hall Supper (1983-2013 graduates/attendees), 5 p.m., third floor, Wright Hall (complimentary, RSVP and tickets required)
Southern Scholars Supper (former & current members), 6 p.m., Room 3145, 2nd floor Hulsey Wellness Center (RSVP appreciated)
BCU Reunion Supper (former & current members), 6 p.m., White Oak Room, Thatcher South, 4th floor (RSVP required)
Vespers, speaker: Elder Steve Haley, '83, 8 p.m., Collegedale Church Sanctuary (open to the public - online web streaming at www.southern.edu)
On-site registration, 8:15-5:30 p.m., Collegedale Church Atrium - be sure to pick up a name tag!
Worship services, speaker: Elder Dwight Nelson, '73, 9:00, 10:15, and 11:35 a.m., Collegedale Church Sanctuary (open to the public - online web streaming for the 10:15 and 11:35 services at www.southern.edu)
Sabbath School, join regularly scheduled classes available at various times and locations in the church facilities
Alumni Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Iles PE Center
Honor Class Pictures, 1-1:45 p.m., Iles PE Center (near dining area)
Departmental Open Houses, 2-3:30 p.m. (various locations across campus)
Southern Missions - A Heart for Service, 4 p.m., Collegedale Church Sanctuary - celebrate the missionary spirit of Southern from the early beginnings in 1967 to the present (open to the public - online web streaming at www.southern.edu). Featuring the Technology department, School of Nursing, and Campus Ministries.
Nicaragua Mission Reunion Supper, following conclusion of Missions program (about 5:30 p.m.), fellowship hall, Collegedale Church (RSVP appreciated)
Alumni Supper, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Iles PE Center - open to all graduates/attendees and their families
Class of 1963 BS Nursing Class Reunion, 5:30 p.m., Iles PE Center (reserved table)
Instructional Media Workers Reunion Supper, 6 p.m., White Oak Room, Thatcher South (RSVP appreciated) - visit with Frank Di Memmo, Carmen Jaecks and former co-workers
Evensong, 6:30 p.m., Collegedale Church Sanctuary (open to the public)
School Spirit 'N Sports Night, 8 p.m., Iles PE Center Register to play on a team here (alumni cheerleaders and spectators welcome without registration!). Click on team registration link above to find additional information on supervised swimming, rock wall climbing, and children's activities also available throughout the evening. Refreshments and rousing music by alumni musicians, Deep 6 Low Brass, will be provided.
Southern Shuffle 5K/1-mile race/fun run/walk, 9:30 p.m., Wood Hall parking lot (open to the public - registration required, pre-registration available online here)
School of Business and Management Alumni Brunch
9 a.m., Wright Hall, Presidential Banquet Room, 3rd floor - Networking brunch with SOBM faculty. Learn more about what is happening in the department and how you can partner for success with staff, students, and other alumni. (Advance RSVP to email@example.com or call 423.236.2527)
2nd Annual Beyond the Columns Brunch, 10 a.m., Wright Hall, Student Center (top level, entrance on Promenade) - meet and mentor members of the senior class of 2014 and reconnect with former classmates (RSVP appreciated)
10th Annual Antique/Classic Car Show, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Wood Hall parking lot (complimentary, open to the public)
Discounted rates for alumni guests are available at the following hotels located near campus (approx. 2 miles) at Exit 11 and I-75:
Hampton Inn Chattanooga North
6145 Weir Way
Ooltewah, TN 37363
Holiday Inn Express
6274 Artesian Circle
*Many other great options are available a little further from campus at the Bonny Oaks and Shallowford Road exits off I-75 (near Hamilton Place Mall).
*New this Year - a limited number of guest apartments are available for rent on campus on a first-come-first-serve basis at the following rates:
4 deluxe 2-bedroom, 1-bath, turn-key apartments - $99/night
4 standard 2-bedroom, 1-bath apartments (bedding provided) - $75/night
For more information and to make a reservation, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 423.236.7000 and speak to Elizabeth.
The most direct access to Southern from I-75 is at Exit 9, Volkswagen Drive. Then follow the signs to campus.
If you would like additional information about Homecoming Weekend 2013, contact Alumni Relations by emailing email@example.com or by calling 423.236.2830. Let us know how we can best serve you!