Come home to Reinhardt next week, see what has been happening on campus since you graduated and participate in some exciting activities and events.
“We have been diligently preparing for a great week of festivities to welcome back our Reinhardt alumni, friends and family to our University in a Park,” said President Dr. Kina S. Mallard. “I invite everyone to join us and experience the beauty of our campus and the excitement in our community.”
Pat Patton, director of development and alumni relations, said he finds Homecoming Week as a great time to reconnect with his friends from college.
“Being an alumnus of Reinhardt, Homecoming Week makes me reminisce about all the good times I had while here at Reinhardt. Homecoming allows all alumni a chance to reconnect with their RU classmates and to visit the campus they once called home,” Patton said. “We have a great three-day event planned for alumni, including a dinner Friday night, where we will honor the Golden Anniversary class of ’67, the Silver Anniversary class of ’92 and this years 10 Under 10 Award winners.”
Homecoming Weekend officially is Oct. 28-30 but events are scheduled throughout the week. The event includes a plethora of activities for alumni and students alike. While geared at bringing Reinhardt alumni back to campus, it’s a great time for students to connect to their university and the ones who came before them.
The theme for Homecoming 2016, “Legends of Reinhardt,” will embrace the dedication to education over the last 133 years and provide a time for reconnection and reminiscing.
“Homecoming 2016 is about honoring the roots of Reinhardt University. This year, we are recognizing our founders and the traditions that have carried our school throughout the years. We are bringing back the Moonlight Madness event that once was the hallmark for Reinhardt Basketball Homecomings,” said Amy Williams ’18, vice president of the RU Student Government Association. “Other featured events that mark a true Reinhardt Homecoming are the Block Party, the Talent Show, and Monster Mash. By combining Fall Day and tailgating into the Ultimate Tailgate Experience, Student Activities hopes to create a space where current students, alumni, fans, and all their families can come together and show their Reinhardt spirit.”
The packed schedule offers something for everyone:
Stop Hunger Now
Oct. 24, 3-5 p.m., Bannister Glasshouse. Reinhardt has pledged to prepare 15,000 meals for hungry families around the world in just two hours.
Oct. 24, 9 p.m., Brown Athletic Complex. Moonlight Madness will prep the enthusiasm for RU’s basketball season and alumni, students, faculty and staff can cheer on the men’s and women’s teams, as well as coaches, faculty and staff as they show off their skills in game competition for prizes. Event-goers can compete for prizes too. The first 100 people in attendance get a free T-shirt.
Oct. 25, 5-7 p.m., Hasty Plaza. Sponsored by Religious Life and Student Activities, local mission organizations, churches and seminaries will be on campus to talk with attendees about opportunities through service and education. Weekly service will commence immediately following.
Oct. 25, 8 p.m., Hasty Plaza. The Disney Channel Original Movie, “Halloweentown,” will be shown on the lawn. Bring chairs and blankets and enjoy a childhood Halloween favorite. The movie is sponsored by the Student Activities Council.
Oct. 26, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Hasty Plaza. Stop by and decorate a picture frame for yourself or a loved one.
Trunk or Treat
Oct. 26, 6-8 p.m., Hagan Chapel parking lot. Trunk or treat, sponsored by Waleska UMC, the city of Waleska and Reinhardt University, is a safe and fun activity for community members and their children to trick-or-treat and have some Halloween fun. Those looking to decorate their trunk and participate should contact Rev. Tim Emmett at email@example.com to register their organization.
Opera in Atrium
Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m., Falany Performing Arts Center. RU opera students put their classroom skills to the test. Enjoy their beautiful voices in the atrium of the FPAC. Advanced tickets are required. For ticket information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (770) 720-9167
Block Party and Pep Rally
Oct. 27, 9 p.m., Hasty Plaza. Get fired up for the weekend’s game and have fun at 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.
Burgess Dedication and Unveiling
Oct. 28, 5 p.m. Join in on honoring one of the many “Legends of Reinhardt,” as the University officially dedicates the Burgess Administration building as the Dr. & Mrs. James Rowland Burgess Administration Building. A new outdoor sign and indoor photos will be unveiled.
Homecoming Awards and Recognition Dinner
Oct. 28, 6-8 p.m., Bannister Glasshouse. The dinner will celebrate the Golden Anniversary Class of 1967, the Silver Anniversary Class of 1992 and the inductees for the 2016 10 Under 10. To attend, contact Kathy Bouyett at (770) 720-9152 or www.reinhardt.edu/homecomingawards.
Student Talent Show
Oct. 28, 7 p.m., Falany Performing Arts Center. Join RU students as they compete to win the 2016 Student Talent Show. Arrive early as seating is limited.
Ultimate Tailgate Experience
Oct. 29, 8 a.m., Rollins Wellness Complex, Gym Parking Lot. Indulge in this growing Reinhardt tradition as the Eagles prepare to take on Georgetown College. To reserve a tailgate location for your organization, visit www.reinhardt.edu/tailgate.
Oct. 29, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Rollins Wellness Complex. All alumni are invited to a potluck tailgate with fun and games for everyone.
RU takes on Georgetown College
Oct. 29, 1 p.m., Ken White Field. Come and cheer on the Eagles as they take on the Georgetown College Tigers. During halftime, the 2016 Homecoming Court will be presented and the Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned.
Women’s Basketball takes on Webber University
Oct. 29, 6 p.m., Brown Athletic Center. Come cheer on the Lady Eagles as they battle on the court against the Lady Warriors.
Men’s Basketball vs. Webber University
Oct. 29, 8 p.m., Brown Athletic Center. Come watch the Eagles dunk the Warriors on the court in a Saturday night matchup.
Halloween Monster Mash
Oct. 29, 10 p.m. It’s been a jam-packed day but don’t hit the sack just yet. Dance the night away in the Bannister Glasshouse at the Halloween Monster Mash dance. Prizes will be given away for best costume, scariest costume, funniest costume and best couple.
“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”
Oct. 30, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Cap off a great Homecoming 2016 with a theatre classic presented by Virginia Rep on Tour, formerly known as Theatre IV. Two shows are available. Tickets are required. Visit www.reinhardt.edu/fpac to purchase tickets.