Reinhardt University Homecoming 2016
"Legends of Reinhardt"

Their dedication to education has continued over the last 133 years growing stronger year-after-year. As we celebrate Homecoming 2016, we embrace the Legends of Reinhardt beginning with these two remarkable men more than a century ago.

You are invited back home to Reinhardt where you’ll see and experience many wonderful changes on campus. And, you’ll enjoy the activities of the weekend and to connect with fellow Eagle alumni, current students, faculty and staff. This is one homecoming you don’t want to miss. So, make plans now for Homecoming 2016: Legends of Reinhardt.

Homecoming Schedule

Monday, October 24

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

   Stop Hunger Now

Bannister Glasshouse

Rice goes first! Stop Hunger Now is a high energy service project whose hallmark is fun. Reinhardt has pledged to prepare over 15,000 meals for hungry families around the world in just two hours.

9:00 p.m.

   Moonlight Madness

Brown Athletic Center

Get excited for Basketball season by watching the men’s and women’s teams as you have never seen them before! You will cheer on the teams, coaches, faculty, and staff as they play a variety of games and show off their skills. You will even get to compete for prizes! The first 100 people to arrive will receive a free T-shirt!

Tuesday, October 25

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

   Ministry Fair

Hasty Plaza

Reinhardt University Religious Life and Student Activities encourage you to become a legend in the world through ministry. Local mission organizations, local churches, and seminaries will be on campus to engage with you about ministry opportunities through service and education. Weekly campus worship begins directly following the Ministry Fair.

8:00 p.m.

   Eagle Cinema: Halloweentown

Hasty Plaza

Bring chairs and blankets and join us for one of our favorite events – Movie on the Lawn. Always a popular experience among our students, this event involves a giant move screen, a classic, and theatre snacks. Relive a childhood favorite with the Disney Channel Original Movie, Halloweentown. Sponsored by the Student Activities Council.

Wednesday, October 26

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

   Picture Perfect

Hasty Plaza

Take a few moments from your busy day to decorate a picture frame for yourself or a loved one.

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

   Trunk or Treat

Hagan Chapel Parking Lot

Co-hosted by Waleska UMC, the City of Waleska, and Reinhardt University, the Trunk-or-Treat provides a safe and fun environment for community members and their children to trick-or-treat and enjoy some Halloween fun! The Waleska Community Trunk-or-Treat will be held in the parking lot between Hagan Chapel and the Falany Performing Arts Center. There will be plenty of trunks decorated and full of candy for all community children to visit and receive Halloween treats. To register your organization, email Rev. Tim Emmett at

Thursday, October 27

7:30 p.m.

   Opera in Atrium

Falany Performing Arts Center

The University Opera program students apply their coursework to a live show. Enjoy an opera in the FPAC atrium. Advanced tickets are required. For ticket information, email or call (770) 720-9167

9:00 p.m.

   Block Party and Pep Rally

Hasty Student Life Center, Plaza

Join us for the annual Pep Rally & Block Party on the Hasty Plaza! The Screaming Eagles, SOAR, The Eagle along with Lady SOAR, the cheerleaders, and the football team will be on hand to get you fired up for the big game. Immediately following the Pep Rally there will be Block Party with music, free food, vendors, games and so much more!

Friday, October 28

5:00 p.m.

   Dr. & Mrs. James Rowland Burgess Dedication and Unveiling

Burgess Administration Building

Join us as we celebrate and recognize the legacy of Dr. and Mrs. J Rowland Burgess by permanently placing their portraits in the lobby of the administration building and unveil the Burgess name atop the building.

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

   Homecoming Awards and Recognition Dinner

Hasty Student Life Center, Bannister Glasshouse

President Kina S. Mallard and the Office of Alumni cordially invites you to attend the Homecoming Awards and Recognition Dinner. The dinner will be celebrating the Golden Anniversary Class of 1967, the Silver Anniversary Class of 1992, and the inductees for the 2016 10 Under 10. To attend please contact Kathy Bouyett at 770-720-9152 or

7:00 p.m.

   Student Talent Show

Falany Performing Arts Center

Join your talented RU Students as they compete to be the winners of the 2016 Student Talent Show. Whether your friend performs or not, you are sure to take pleasure in this event. Because there is limited seating in the Concert Hall of the Falany Performing Arts Center, we recommend that you arrive early as seating is on a first come, first serve basis.

Saturday, October 29

8:00 a.m.

   Ultimate Tailgate Experience

Rollins Wellness Complex, Gym Parking Lot

Tailgating is rapidly becoming a Reinhardt tradition before the Eagles take the field. Spaces for tailgating are available on a first come, first served basis starting at 8:00 a.m. Groups may bring their own picnic items and food to the tailgate parking area. All groups are responsible for making sure their tailgating area is cleaned prior to departing for the game. To reserve a tailgating location for your organization, visit

10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

   Alumni Tailgate

Rollins Wellness Complex

All Alumni are invited to a potluck tailgate with fun and games for all.

1:30 p.m.

   Football Game vs. Georgetown College

Ken White Field

Come out and Cheer the Eagles to victory as they take on the Georgetown College Tigers. During halftime, the 2016 Homecoming Court will be presented and the Homecoming Queen and King will be crowned.

6:00 p.m.

   Women’s Basketball vs. Webber University

Brown Athletic Center Gym

Come see the Reinhardt University Women’s Basketball team take on the Warriors of Webber University!

8:00 p.m.

   Men’s Basketball vs. Webber University

Brown Athletic Center Gym

Come see the Reinhardt University Men’s Basketball team take on the Warriors of Webber University!

10:00 p.m.

   Halloween Monster Mash Dance

Bannister Glasshouse

Get frightened and dance the night away at Reinhardt’s Annual Monster Mash. The DJ will have the Glasshouse bumpin’ beginning at 10PM on October 29. Prizes will be given away for best costume, scariest costume, funniest costume, and best couple. Come out and get your scare on! So, put on your best costume and celebrate Halloween with us! It's going to one dance-filled scary night!

Sunday, October 30

2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

   Theater Performance: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Presented by Virginia Rep on Tour

Falany Performing Arts Center

Washington Irving’s autumnal masterpiece tells of the new schoolmaster, Ichabod Crane, his sweetheart Katrina, and the devilishly handsome Brom Bones. This clever adaptation by one of our nation’s leading playwrights for young audiences is loaded with hearty audience participation, is more funny than scary, and comes complete with the Headless Horseman. Join us for the return of this harvest classic. Virginia Rep on Tour, formerly known as Theatre IV was founded in 1975 and has been internationally acclaimed for excellence as a theatre for young audiences. Cost: Adult: $15, Senior (55+): $10, Child (12 years & younger): $5. To find out more and to purchase tickets visit or contact (770) 720-9167 and