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Homecoming 2017 Schedule

Information will be added frequently, so be sure to check back for updates! 

Sunday, October 29, 2017

12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Greenfeather Challenge: Rinker Field

An obstacle course and a relay race where student teams battle against each other while participating in efforts to give back to the DeLand community

Monday, October 30, 2017

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Greenfeather Storefront Painting: Downtown DeLand

Paint the windows of various Downtown DeLand storefronts to showcase your Stetson pride, just in time for Homecoming! 

Chalk Art: Stetson Green

Beautify Stetson's campus while making art that reflects a theme of philanthropy and awareness of the Greenfeather Grant recipient. 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Afternoon of Action: Rinker Fieldhouse, Hollis Center

Participate in a food packaging event that will send 20,000 meals to disadvantaged families through Feeding Children Everywhere. 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

7:00 p.m.

Alumni Networking Dinner: Rinker Welcome Center

Stetson University alumni represent vast successful career backgrounds and have extensive knowledge in leading lives of success and significance. At this dinner event, alumni with various intersecting identities will engage with students to share their experiences at Stetson and their various career paths. They will facilitate candid and meaningful conversations about strategies for success after graduation. This powerful networking event leads to ongoing meaningful relationships between current Hatters and Hatter alumni.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Class Cab

Green White & YOU, Stetson’s student philanthropy group, offers students a chance to ride golf carts to class and answer questions about philanthropy and Stetson University. The group will engage both students and faculty in a program that encourages school spirit and educates participants about philanthropy.

4:00 p.m.

Ribbon Cutting for Centurion Sales Program: Lynn Business Center

5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Greenfeather Night Out: Downtown DeLand

Participate in a scavenger hunt across Downtown DeLand as you search for rocks painted with green feathers. 

Friday, November 3, 2017

8:00 a.m.

27th Annual Wes Berner Homecoming Golf Classic

Wes Berner served as both the first soccer and golf coach for Stetson University. In 1973, Berner lost his battle with cancer at age 52. The Wes Berner Homecoming Classic Fundraiser was founded in 1990 to honor him and the legacy he left in Stetson Athletics. Proceeds collected from this fundraiser will be used to benefit the 18 Hatter sports programs. Registration will include a continental breakfast and lunch for participants, as well as other gifts and prizes. If you can’t make it for the entire golf tournament, you may also register to be a guest at our luncheon celebration. We look forward to a day filled with fun, food, and fellowship, as we honor Coach Berner and celebrate a very special Hatter Homecoming!

10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Registration and Information: Rinker Welcome Center

3:30 p.m.

Campus Tours: Departing from Holler Fountain

Come meet us at the Holler Fountain to take part in this guided walking tour, led by members of Green, White & YOU! Visit some of your favorite buildings on campus, learn about recent and upcoming renovations to the Carlton Union Building and get to take a peek inside some of your old Residence Halls. Please register for these events to let us know how many groups to prepare for and if there are special accommodations you require.

5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Athletics Hall of Fame Dinner: Wayne Sanborn Center, 815 S. Alabama Ave.

5:30 - 10:00 p.m.

Hatter Howl 

5:30 p.m. - Outdoor Carnival and Food Truck Festival: Rinker Field

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Airwaves: Edmunds Center

In the culmination of Greenfeather, teams and individuals will perform a dance to a theme, while funds from each ticket purchased will help us reach our goal of donating $10,000 to the Greenfeather Grant Recipient. Student entrance is free with Stetson ID. 

9:30 - 10:00 p.m. Bonfire: Rinker Field 

6:00 p.m.

ROTC and Veteran Alumni Reunion: ABBEY DeLand, 117 N. Woodland Blvd.

7:30 p.m.

School of Music Showcase Concert: Lee Chapel, Elizabeth Hall

Featuring the Stetson University Concert Choir, Timothy Peter, conductor; Chamber Orchestra, Anthony Hose, conductor; and Symphonic Band, Doug Phillips, conductor. There will be a reception for all alumni, faculty, and students following the performance in Presser Hall, Room 132.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Registration and Information: Rinker Welcome Center

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

President's Champagne Breakfast and Awards Presentation

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Men's Tennis Alumni Reunion: Mandy Stoll Tennis Center

All Men's Stetson Tennis Alumni are invited to gear up and meet at the Mandy Stoll Tennis Center for a light breakfast followed by some tennis action. Please contact Head Men's Tennis Coach, Christophe Noblet for more information: cnoblet@stetson.edu or 386-822-8145. 

11:00 a.m.

Campus Tours: Departing from Holler Fountain

Come meet us at the Holler Fountain to take part in this guided walking tour, led by members of Green, White & YOU! Visit some of your favorite buildings on campus, learn about recent and upcoming renovations to the Carlton Union Building and take a peek inside your old Resident Halls. Please register for these events to let us know how many groups to prepare for and if there are special accommodations you require.

Vietnam Veterans Gathering: Vietnam Memorial

1:00 p.m.

Hatter Village: Alabama Avenue, Spec Martin Stadium

Beginning three hours before kick-off, Hatter Village will open on the paved lot adjacent to the popular Fan Central Station (on the southwest corner of Hubbard Avenue and Alabama Avenue).

1:15 p.m.

Pep Rally: Hatter Village

What better way to hype everyone for the big Homecoming game Saturday? Have a Pep Rally with the football team and cheerleaders from Stetson. Located in the same area as Hatter Village. Show your Stetson spirit and fall in line for the HatterWalk immediately following the Pep Rally.

1:45 p.m.

HatterWalk: Hatter Village

Come watch as the football team, coaching staff, cheerleading squad and John B. make their HatterWalk to the Stadium! Starting from the South End of Alabama Avenue, the team will make their way through the crowds in Fan Central Station and Hatter Village. Bring your cowbells, signs and Stetson spirit to cheer them on!

4:00 p.m. NEW TIME

Football Game vs. Butler: Spec Martin Stadium, 260 E. Euclid Ave.

Come cheer on the Stetson Football team as they face Butler for the Homecoming game! Special announcements and presentations during the game will be honoring our Alumni Award recipients and our Legacy Cup winners. A special Halftime show will include the crowning of 2017’s Homecoming Royalty and the winner of the 2017 Greenfeather Cup. Be sure to stick around after the game for the fireworks show! 

Sunday, November 5, 2017

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Veterans Recognition Breakfast: Allen Hall, 508 N. Woodland Blvd.

All Stetson University alumni, students, faculty and staff who have served in the United States Armed Forces or have graduated from the ROTC program, and their immediate family members, are invited to come together in community for the 2nd Annual “Veterans Recognition Breakfast.” Breakfast will be provided compliments of the Student Veterans Organization and Pi Kappa Alpha, and brief remarks will be made at 9:45 am.

10:00 a.m.

Alumni Chapel: Lee Chapel, Elizabeth Hall

Chapel will feature a moment of golden silence for those alumni who have passed away. Breakfast will be available immediately following the service in the Elizabeth Hall foyer.