Schedule of Events

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Below is the tentative schedule of events for Homecoming 2014: October 17-19. The schedule will change and be updated. For the most up-to-date information about Homecoming, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@lynchburg.edu, 434.544.8293, or 800.621.1669.

The Classes of 2009, 2004, 1999, 1994, 1989, 1984, 1979, and 1974 are in reunion. All other alumni are invited to join us for Homecoming weekend – there are activities and programs for all!

Friday, October 17

Annual John P. Seamster '92 Memorial Golf Tournament

London Downs Golf Course, Forest, Va. Contact George Grzenda '71, '73 MEd for more information at grzenda@lynchburg.edu.

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Campus Store Open

Drysdale Student Center

3 - 7 p.m. Check-In and Homecoming Weekend information pick-up

Alumni House Lounge (Preregister and pick up your registration packet, including name tags, at check-in)

3 - 4 p.m. Hornet 2 Hornet, College 2 Career Academic Panel Discussions

Invitation only

4 - 5 p.m. Hornet 2 Hornet, College 2 Career Academic School Receptions

With alumni, LC faculty, and students (open to all alumni)

School of Business and Economics: Room 231, Schewel Hall
School of Communication and the Arts: Flint Family Lobby, Schewel Hall
School of Education and Human Development: Room 101, Thompson Education Building
School of Health Sciences and Human Performance: Brewer Townhome Meeting Room (lower level, by Wake Field House)
School of Humanities and Social Sciences: Hopwood Auditorium
School of Sciences: Hobbs Hall, top floor

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Class Reunion Welcome Home Reception

For the classes of 1974, '79, '84, '89, '94, '99, '04, '09, and their guests. Cash bar, complimentary hors d'oeuvres. 3rd floor, Drysdale Student Center. Acoustic music by Melting Pot.

7 p.m. Volleyball

LC vs. Emory & Henry College, Turner Gymnasium

7 p.m. Field Hockey

LC vs. Shenandoah University, Shellenberger Field

9 p.m.  Men's Lacrosse

Alumni game, Shellenberger Field

10 p.m.  Midnight Madness

Recognizing LC's basketball teams

Saturday, October 18

8 a.m.  Annual Jack M. Toms '69 Homecoming 2014 5K Run

Starting at Shellenberger Field

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Campus Store Open

Drysdale Student Center

10 a.m.  Help us plan Homecoming 2015!

Reunion planning workshop kickoff for the classes of 2010, 2005, 2000, 1995, 1990, 1985, 1980, and 1975! Want to serve on your reunion committee, or to learn more about the reunion planning process? Come to this session. Gertrude Burton VIP room, Drysdale Student Center.

10 a.m.  Field Hockey

Alumni game, Shellenberger Field

10 a.m.  Tour the Dorms

(Actually, they're called Residence Halls now.) Meet in front of McWane Hall at 10 a.m. Tours of McWane, Shackleford, and Freer Halls will be offered by Resident Assistants. 

10 a.m. - noon  Tennis Mixer

Tennis courts below Wake Field House. Organized by Kathryn Rogers '83. To register or for more information, contact Kathryn at Kathrync.rogers@gmail.com.

10 a.m. - noon  Connection Leader Reunion

For current and former Connection Leaders. Climbing Wall by Moon Field (softball field). For more information contact Angelo Colon, director of first-year programs, at colon.a@lynchburg.edu or 434.544.8144. 

10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Check-In and Homecoming Weekend information pick-up

Alumni House Lounge (Preregister and pick up your registration packet, including name tags, at check-in). 

11 a.m.  Women's Lacrosse

Alumni game, Shellenberger Field

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Reunion Classes Brunch 

Alumni Association greetings, with mimosas and bloody Marys. East Room, Drysdale Student Center. Event will sell out. Seating is limited. Preregister for discount and drink ticket ($8); at the door $8.75 (no drink ticket), cash bar. Greetings by Bryce Legg '81, Alumni Association president. 

1 - 4:30 p.m.  Pig Roast

Parking lot behind Hopwood Hall. Preregister and receive complimentary drink ticket to Hornet Zone. $15 per ticket includes one food plate and drink ticket to Hornet Zone. 

1 - 4:30 p.m.  Hornet Zone Refreshment Garden

To benefit LC Athletics and the Hornet Club. Beer/wine for sale in designated areas; food available at pig roast. Hopwood Hall parking lot. Last call at 4:30 p.m.

2:30-3:40 p.m. Class reunion photos, Hornet Zone Garden, Hopwood Hall lot: 1974, 2:30 p.m.; 1979, 2:40 p.m.; 1984, 2:50 p.m.; 1989, 3 p.m.; 1994, 3:10 p.m.; 1999, 3:20 p.m.; 2004, 3:30 p.m.; 2009, 3:40 p.m.

1 - 4:30 p.m. Yard Fest with Family Fun Activities

The Dell (near Hopwood Hall). Presented by the Helen Mundy Witt Society; co-presented by the Black Student Association. To feature a performance by the LC Step Team. Music, corn hole, volleyball, ladder golf. Kid friendly! 

2 - 4:30 p.m. Network2Careers sponsored by the Virginia Foundation of Independent Colleges, under the tent near Hopwood Hall. Refreshments provided.

1 p.m. Women's Soccer

LC vs. Washington and Lee University, Shellenberger Field 

1 p.m. Volleyball

LC vs. Guilford College, Turner Gymnasium

1:15 p.m. Homecoming "Main Street" Parade 

Presented by LC's student organizations and Homecoming teams. Can be viewed from the Hopwood/Carnegie Hall parking lots (near Hornet Zone). Free to watch and enjoy! Bring your kids!

2 - 4 p.m. Drysdale Student Center Open House

Meet at 1st floor lobby reception desk. Come check out the new space, hosted by some of our current students, of course!

4 p.m. Men's Soccer

LC vs. Emory and Henry College, Shellenberger Field

6:30 p.m.  Alumni Awards Gala Dinner

Burton Dining Hall, Drysdale Student Center. Open to all alumni, faculty, and staff. Reservations required; $25 per person (tax included); free for ages 5 and under. Business attire. Recognition of reunion classes. 

  • T. Gibson Hobbs Memorial Award: William G. Pappas '71
  • Distinguished Alumni Award: Sterling A. Wilder '08 MEd
  • M. Carey Brewer Awards: Noble Ackerson-Bonsu ’02, Timothy L. Grant ’03
  • Sports Hall of Fame: Melissa C. Beaver ’99, cross country/track and field; Amy T. Edwards '99, track and field; Martin O. Jakovics '00, lacross; Abby R. Pyzik '04, basketball; Mark C. Sprague '01, track and field  
  • Teams of Distinction: 1973 Men’s Soccer Team, 2008 Women’s Soccer Team
  • Honorary Alumni Awards: Stephen R. Koudelka, men's lacrosse coach; Dr. Joseph H. Turek, dean, School of Business and Economics

7 p.m.  Class of 2004 reunion social

Rivermont Pizza (formerly TC Trotters), 2496 Rivermont Ave., Lynchburg, VA 24503

7 p.m.  Class of 2009 reunion social

Holiday Inn, Downtown Lynchburg, 601 Main Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504

7:30 p.m.  Lynchburg College Choral Union Concert

Snidow Chapel, no tickets required. Benefit performance for the Lynchburg branch of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Admission: cash donation or 5+ non-perishable food items.

9 p.m. - Band jam and 80s DJ with Melting Pot

To honor bandmate Richard Connor '87 (6/23/65-1/30/14). Hall Campus Center Memorial Ballroom. See you there, Classes of 1989 and 1984! Open to all alumni and guests, ages 21+. Music, dancing, cash bar, and more. $10 per person. 

Sunday, October 19

11 a.m.  Homecoming Infaith (IF) Protestant Worship

Snidow Chapel. Featuring Rev. Dustin Parsons-Schwarz '03.

Throughout the weekend

Art Exhibits

Daura Gallery, Dillard Fine Arts Center, open Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; closed Sunday.

SEP Kamvar; Boundaries

Sep Kamvar focuses on the web’s opportunities as an information source for humanity, and as an accessible, dynamic, and interactive medium. This exhibit explores the boundaries between art and technology, between museum and community, between artist and subject and the viewer. Works shown in this exhibit exist simultaneously inside the gallery and on the web, and each piece is a collaboration between artist and viewers. Featured in the exhibition will be the interactive drawings, touchscreen computers and flower bulbs.

Sep Kamvar is the LG Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT, where he heads the Social Computing Group. His artwork has been shown around the world, including at the Museum of Modern art in New York and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Also on exhibit: August 1914: Postcards from the Front

These cards are from the Lynchburg College Collection and the exhibit features actual postcards from WWI in commemoration of the Centennial anniversary of the outbreak of “The Great War.” 

 

If you have any need for disability accommodations while on campus, including mobility or parking needs, please contact Julia Timmons ’81, ’87 MEd, Disability Services Coordinator, at Timmons.j@lynchburg.edu or 434.544.8687.