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Homecoming 2015 Schedule

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Sunday, November 8, 2015

12:00 -4:00 p.m.

Greenfeather Challenge
Location: Rinker Field

The ultimate field day event… the Challenge will feature a number of obstacles sure to bring out your team’s competitive side. Get ready to be messy! The fastest teams move on, but only one champion will be crowned.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Chalk Art
The Rock, next to the Carlton Union Building

Bring you inner artist to this competition. Using chalk, teams will be assigned a segment of sidewalk to turn into an amazing depiction that incorporates their chosen theme.

Greenfeather Storefront Painting
Downtown DeLand

Your team will beautify DeLand during Stetson’s Homecoming while the judges pick the best paintings!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Greenfeather Day of Service
Locations: TBA

Greenfeather has always been a celebration of Stetson’s value for service. We’ve partnered with Clean the World, an Orlando based nonprofit, to provide a new service experience. Greenfeather teams will assemble hygiene packages that will be shipped to those in need all over the globe!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

9:00 a.m.

Dedication of new University Flagpole and Veterans Memorial pathway
Front of the Carlton Union Building

Official opening and dedication new central campus flag space and Veterans Memorial honoring any who have served in uniform. All are invited to attend this Veterans Day observance.

8:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Stetson's Got Talent
Elizabeth Hall, Lee Chapel

Thursday, November 12, 2015

7:00 p.m.

Airwaves
Edmunds Center

The ultimate lip sync competition! Lights, stage, and the best dancing you'll see at Stetson, Airwaves is one of the most anticipated events at the university all year. Tickets cost $5 and can be purchased at the door. Competing groups can purchase tickets prior to Thursday, in bulk. All proceeds go to support the Greenfeather Grant recipient, Duvall Homes.

Friday, November 13, 2015

8:00 a.m.

25th Annual Wes Berner Homecoming Classic Fundraiser
Victoria Hills Golf Course, 300 Spalding Way, DeLand

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!

For more information, click here.

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

Information and Registration
Hollis Center Lounge

12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Pi Kappa Phi Meet-Up at "The Port"
Airport Restaurant and Gin Mill, 1120 Flight Line Blvd., DeLand

12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Homecoming Skeet & Trap Invitational Challenge
Volusia County Skeet & Trap Club, 4031 Pioneer Trail, New Smyrna Beach

The Stetson University Shooting Club invites Club Alumni, current "Scholar-Shooters" and Donors to enjoy lunch and the "CHALLENGE" of the great sport of clay shooting competition at the VCSTC. Click here for more information.

12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Hollis Family Student Success Center Open House
duPont-Ball Library, 2nd Floor

Located on the second floor of the duPont-Ball Library, this newly-renovated area is now the centralized academic support center. It provides assistance with tutoring, coaching, and time management and testing skills that students need to graduate and successfully move forward in their careers.

1:00 p.m.

Lambda Chi Alpha Gathering
Shady Oak Fish Camp, 2984 W. State Road 44, DeLand

Relive your Friday's after class at "Otis'"!

2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Pi Kappa Phi Meet-Up at "Otis'"
Shady Oak Restaurant, 2984 W. State Road 44, DeLand

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Alpha Chi Omega Open House: Alpha Chi Omega House
Delta Delta Delta Open House: Delta Delta Delta House

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 our current Student Ambassadors. Visit some of your favorite buildings on campus, learn about recent and upcoming renovations to the DuPont-Ball Library and Carlton Union Building and hear about the new Welcome Center currently taking shape in the heart of campus. Please register for these events to let us know how many groups to prepare for and if there are special accommodations you require.

4:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Pi Kappa Alpha - Alumni Check-in at MacConnell's
425 N. Tuxedo Avenue, DeLand

Contact PIKE Chapter Advisor Mark Marcus at mamarcus@stetson.edu for directions and details.

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Stetson University Bonner Program: 10 Years of Impact
Hollis Center, Rinker Fieldhouse

Founded in 2005, the Stetson University Bonner Program has embodied our University’s mission of creating active citizens who are committed to solving the most pressing challenges facing our local and global communities. During this banquet, current Bonners, Bonner alumni, community partners, faculty, and other key stakeholders will gather to reflect on the founding of the Stetson Bonner Program, the transformational work being done by our current Bonners and their community partners, and the future of our work on campus and in the community. (Reservation required)

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Class of 1985 Get-Together
Elusive Grape, 133 North Woodland Blvd.

Join your classmates at the Elusive Grape for a casual get-together as you arrive in DeLand to start your 30th Reunion Weekend! Enjoy some complimentary hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and festive 80’s music at one of the favorite local hang-outs! (Reservation required)

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Phi Sigma Kappa “Check-In at the Chapter House”

5:30 p.m.

Class of 1965 Welcome Reception
Meadows Alumni House, 217 East Michigan Avenue

Join the Class of 1965 and other Golden Hatters for this reception to celebrate their 50th Reunion and the start of a great weekend! Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine will be provided. (Reservation required)

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Athletics Hall of Fame Induction and Dinner - $35
Wayne Sanborn Activity Center, 815 South Alabama Avenue.

Stetson University will induct four new members into the Stetson Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday night, Nov. 13, as a part of Homecoming activities. The new members will be Jacob DeGrom '11, Danielle Jackson '10, Andrea Migliori '09, and Jeff Altier '82, MED '87. Click here for more information. (Reservation required)

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Pi Kappa Phi Dinner
DeLand Stockyard, 1915 Old New York Avenue, DeLand

7:00 p.m.

School of Music Showcase Concert
Lee Chapel, Elizabeth Hall

Enjoy performances from the Stetson University Chamber Orchestra, Women's Chorale, Stetson Men, and Symphonic Band. Join us afterwards for a light dessert reception in the duPont-Ball Library.

7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

IGNITE!
Rinker Field

EVERYONE is invited to this Friday night kickoff event! See the schedule below for details.

7: 00 p.m. - Outdoor Carnival and Food Truck Festival: Rinker Field

Listen to live music, enjoy the carnival games and sample food from the following food trucks: Kona Dog, Mi Casita, Pilly's Best Cheesesteaks, Flaming Pizza, Uncle Chicken, Saigon Sizzle, Barnwood BBQ and Willy T's Crab Shack! Adult beverages will be sold by Brian's BBQ!

8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Comedy Hour: Edmunds Center

9:00 – 10:00 p.m. Pep Rally and Bonfire: Rinker Field

Get loud with the Hatter Band and cheerleaders as we bring the Stetson spirit and end the night with the bonfire!

7:00 p.m.

Lambda Chi Alpha Dinner
245 East Michigan Avenue, DeLand

8:00 p.m.

Sigma Phi Epsilon Dinner: Fraternity House

Join the brothers for dinner catered by Santorini’s and silent auction!

9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Phi Sigma Kappa Social
Da Vinci’s, 112 West Georgia Avenue

10:00 p.m.

Pi Kappa Phi Meet-Up at "The Port"
Airport Restaurant and Gin Mill, 1120 Flight Line Boulevard, DeLand

10:00 p.m.

Alpha Tau Omega Get-Together: Fraternity House D

Saturday, November 14, 2015

8:45 a.m.

Lambda Chi Alpha Breakfast and Alumni Association Meeting
Garden Room in the Commons

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Information and Registration
Hollis Center Lounge

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

President's Champagne Breakfast - $15
Stetson Green
Rain Plan: Rinker Fieldhouse

President Wendy B. Libby, Ph.D., and her husband, Dr. Richard M. Libby, host this campus-wide breakfast to honor several special guests, including members of the Stetson Society, Edmunds Scholar alumni and 2015 award recipients. A short program will celebrate the recent launch of Beyond Success – Significance: The Campaign for Stetson University, and include a university update and the presentation of Alumni and University Awards. (Reservation required)

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 breakfast, followed with some tennis action. Please contact Head Men’s Tennis Coach, Christophe Noblet for more information: cnoblet@stetson.edu / 386-822-8145.

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Delta Delta Delta Alumnae Brunch

Wayne Sanborn Activity Center, 815 South Alabama Avenue

9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Pi Beta Phi Open House

10:00 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 our current Student Ambassadors. Visit some of your favorite buildings on campus, learn about recent and upcoming renovations to the DuPont-Ball Library and Carlton Union Building and hear about the new Welcome Center currently taking shape in the heart of campus. Please register for these events to let us know how many groups to prepare for and if there are special accommodations you require.

10:00 a.m.

Sigma Nu Get-Together: Fraternity House

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Phi Sigma Kappa Alumni Meeting: Fraternity House

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Zeta Tau Alpha Open House

10:15 a.m.

Women's Basketball vs. Trinity Baptist
Edmunds Center

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Alpha Xi Delta Alumnae Brunch: Alpha Xi Delta House

11:00 a.m.

Dedication of Vietnam Veterans Memorial
North of Griffith Hall

This site honors all Stetson alumni who served in the military during the Vietnam era. All are invited to attend this dedication as a show of support for these veterans.

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Women’s Tennis Alumni Reunion
Mandy Stoll Tennis Center

All Women’s Stetson Tennis Alumni are invited to gear up and meet at the Mandy Stoll Tennis Center for lunch, followed with some tennis action. Please contact Head Women’s Tennis Coach, Kelly Anderson for more information: kanders2@stetson.edu/813-415-9645.

11:00 - 11:45 a.m.

Alumni Choir Rehearsal
Lee Chapel, Elizabeth Hall

All former Stetson University singers are invited to sing at the Sunday morning chapel service alongside our current students. Alumni interested in singing should email Timothy Peter at tpeter@stetson.edu listing their name and voice part.

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Baptist Campus Ministries Reunion Brunch
Allen Hall
Hosted by the Baptist Collegiate Fellowship.

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Delta Sigma Phi Alumni Chapter Meeting and Tailgate

Fraternity House A

11:30 a.m.

Alpha Tau Omega Business Breakfast
Fraternity House D

Come meet the colony members and get an update on recruitment, membership, and chartering. Breakfast will be provided.

11:30 a.m.

Pi Kappa Alpha Shuttles to Game
Meet at MacConnells: 425 N. Tuxedo Avenue, DeLand

First of two shuttles from MacConnells will depart for stadium Contact Chapter Advisor Mark Marcus at mamarcus@stetson.edu for more details. 

12:00 p.m.

Class of 1955 - 60th Reunion Get-Together
Meadows Alumni House, 217 East Michigan Avenue

Come to this 'one more time' reunion to celebrate your 60th Reunion. Light appetizers, beverages, hugs and conversation will be the menu. (Reservation required)

12:00 p.m.

Reunion Tailgates

Class of 1975 Tailgate: Parking lot on Southeast corner of Euclid and Amelia Avenues

Class of 1985 Tailgate: Parking Lot 4, Spec Martin Stadium

Class of 2000 Tailgate: Parking Lot 5, Hatter Village, Spec Martin Stadium

Class of 2005 Tailgate: Fan Central Station, 614 South Alabama Avenue **NEW LOCATION**

Alpha Tau Omega Tailgate: Corner of East Winnemissett & South Alabama Avenue

Lambda Chi Alpha Tailgate: Parking Lot 5, Hatter Village, Spec Martin Stadium

Phi Sigma Kappa Tailgate: Parking Lot 5, Hatter Village, Spec Martin Stadium

Pi Kappa Alpha Tailgate: Parking Lot 5, Hatter Village, Spec Martin Stadium

Pi Kappa Phi Tailgate: VFW Building, 510 S. Alabama Avenue, DeLand

12:00 p.m.

Hatter Village
Alabama Avenue, Downtown DeLand

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). Returning again this year, will be Brian's BBQ, to offer free food to the first 300 guests in their line!

12:30 p.m

Alpha Chi Omega Tailgate: Parking Lot 5, Hatter Village, Spec Martin Stadium

12:45 p.m.

HatterWalk
Hatter Village, Alabama Avenue, Downtown DeLand

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, 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!

1:00 p.m.

Zeta Tau Alpha Tailgate
Parking Lot 5, Hatter Village, Spec Martin Stadium

2:00 p.m.

Women's Volleyball vs Lipscomb
Edmunds Center

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Alpha Xi Delta of the 1960s Reunion
DeLand Hall Board Room

If attending, be sure to bring both recent photos of you and your family, as well as ones from “back in the day”!

3:00 p.m.

Football Game vs. Ave Maria
Spec Martin Stadium, 260 East Euclid Avenue, DeLand

Come cheer on the Stetson Football team as they face Ave Maria 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 2015’s Homecoming King and Queen and the winner of the 2015 Greenfeather Cup! Be sure to stick around after the game for the fireworks show.

Get your Homecoming Game tickets here. Use the special offer code SUALUMHC for discounted tickets. For more information, contact the Ticket Office at (386)738-4287, or at hattertickets@stetson.edu.

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Pi Kappa Phi Meet-Up
Persimmon Hollow, 111 W. Georgia Avenue, DeLand

6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Lambda Chi Alpha Night Out
Byte, 145 N. Woodland Boulevard, DeLand

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Delta Sigma Phi Cookout at the Fraternity House

6:30 p.m.

Sigma Nu Alumni Meeting and Active/Alumni Chapter at the Fraternity House

7:00 p.m.

5th Annual Multicultural Alumni Celebration
Stetson Room, Carlton Union Building

Stetson University multicultural alumni represent vast successful career backgrounds and have extensive knowledge in leading lives of success and significance. At this dinner event, alumni will engage with students facilitating 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. Please contact lhancock@stetson.edu for more information.

7:00 p.m.

Class of 1965 - 50th Reunion Dinner - $20
duPont-Ball Library

Celebrate this milestone with your classmates and other Golden Hatters, as you receive your 50 year diploma and pin to commemorate this special occasion. (Reservation required)

7:00 p.m.

Class of 1960 - 55th Reunion Dinner - $20
duPont-Ball Library

Please join the Class of 1965 for the Golden Hatter Reunion as we reminisce about our time at Stetson and hear updates from classmates. (Reservation required)

7:00 - 10:00 p.m. (CANCELLED)

School of Business Administration Alumni Reception
Lobby, Lynn Business Center

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Pi Kappa Phi Dinner
Mac's on Main, 100 East Nea York Avenue

7:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Pi Kappa Alpha Postgame Alumni Social
PIKE House

Refreshments provided. Contact Chapter Advisor Mark Marcus at mamarcus@stetson.edu for more details. 

7:30 p.m.

Class of 1985 - 30th Reunion Dinner
De La Vega Restaurante, 128 N. Woodland Blvd.

Join us for this Dutch Treat dinner at another local favorite, right on the Boulevard. (Reservation required)

7:30 p.m.

Class of 1980 – 35th Reunion Get-Together
Artisan Hotel, Cabaret Lounge, 215 S. Woodland Blvd.

Join your class for some cocktails and live music after the game!

8:00 p.m.

Reflections on Vietnam: An Oral History Performance
Second Stage Theatre, Museum of Florida Art, 600 N. Woodland Blvd.

Come join us as the theatre arts program takes time to reflect on the courage and sacrifice of those individuals that were most heavily involved in the Vietnam War. Tickets for this performance are free of charge, but seating is limited, so please arrive 30 minutes beforehand to receive a ticket. For reservations, please call the Second Stage Box Office at 386-822-8700.

8:00 p.m.

Class of 1990 - 25th Reunion Gathering
Persimmon Hollow, 111 West Georgia Avenue

Can you believe that DeLand has its very own brewery now? Come join the Class of 1990 downtown in this awesome new location that’s owned by Stetson alumni! (Reservation required)

8:00 p.m.

Class of 2000 - 15th Reunion Gathering
The Grotto, 208 N. Woodland Blvd.

Join us for complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar at this new local favorite, which specializes in craft beer and wine. (Reservation required)

8:00 p.m.

Alpha Tau Omega Get-Together and Dinner
Fraternity House D

Sigma Nu Mix and Mingle at the Fraternity House

8:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Phi Sigma Kappa Karaoke
The Blind Pig Pub, 148 West New York Avenue

9:00 p.m.

Pi Kappa Phi Meet-Up at "The Port"
Airport Restaurant and Gin Mill, 1120 Flight Line Boulevard, DeLand

Sunday, November 15, 2015

9:00 a.m.

Alpha Tau Omega Breakfast: Fraternity House D

10:00 a.m. **NEW TIME**

Alumni Chapel
Elizabeth Hall, Lee Chapel

University Chaplain Michael Fronk ’74 has invited Dr. Chuck Bugg ’65 to help celebrate in worship. Chapel will feature a moment of golden silence for those alumni who have passed away and a performance of the alumni choir. Breakfast will be available immediately following the service in the Elizabeth Hall foyer.

10:00 a.m.

Lambda Chi Alpha Brunch
Home of Rick and Pam Rintz

10:00 a.m.

Pi Kappa Phi Brunch
Mulligan's Tavern and Grille, Victoria Hills, Spalding Way, DeLand

11:00 a.m.

Sigma Phi Epsilon, Lunch with Exec at the Fraternity House

1:00 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball vs NJIT
Edmunds Center

1:00 p.m.

Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni vs. Actives Kickball Game

3:00 p.m.

Reflections on Vietnam: An Oral History Performance
Second Stage Theatre, Museum of Florida Art, 600 N. Woodland Blvd.

Come join us as the theatre arts program takes time to reflect on the courage and sacrifice of those individuals that were most heavily involved in the Vietnam War. Tickets for this performance are free of charge, but seating is limited, so please arrive 30 minutes beforehand to receive a ticket. For reservations, please call the Second Stage Box Office at 386-822-8700.