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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. 

7:00 p.m.

Stetson's Got Talent: Rinker Fieldhouse, Hollis Center

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Events coming soon!

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 - 7:00 p.m.

Class of 1967 Open House at the home of Gena Medrano '67 and Richard Swartz '68: 330 South Alabama Avenue, DeLand

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. 

6:00 p.m.

Lambda Chi Alpha Dinner: The Table, 100 E. New York Avenue

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

12:00 p.m.

Lambda Chi Alpha Lunch: Airport Restaurant & Gin Mill, 1120 Airport Terminal Drive

2:00 p.m.

Sigma Phi Epsilon Softball Game: North Amelia Field

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.

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Class of 1982 Happy Hour: Elusive Grape, 129 N. Woodland Blvd.

Registration Required

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Housing and Residential Life Reunion: University Hall, 644 N. Woodland Blvd. 

The Office of Housing and Residential life invites all RAs, Hall Directors, and other Res-Life alumni to come back to catch up, hear about res-hall updates and see Jeanette!

5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

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

Registration Required

5:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Delta Sigma Phi Alumni Watering Hole: Artisan Downtown, 215 S. Woodland Blvd. 

6:00 p.m.

Class of 1967 - 50th Reunion Dinner: duPont-Ball Library

  • 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Outdoor Cocktail Reception
  • 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Dinner and Light Program

Celebrate this milestone with your classmates as you receive your 50-year diploma and pin to commemorate this special occasion. (Registration Required)

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

Registration Required

6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Hatter Howl 

6:00 p.m. - Outdoor Carnival and Food Truck Festival: Rinker Field

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Airwaves: Edmunds Center NEW DAY & TIME

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 - 11:00 p.m.

Lambda Chi Alpha Dinner and Ribbon Cutting: Lambda Chi Alpha House, 208 East Pennsylvania Drive 

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Class of 1977 - 40th Reunion: Hontoon Landing Resort & Marina, 2317 River Ridge Road

Join your class along the river for hors d'oeuvres and drinks to kick-off the weekend! Contact class organizer Richard Koethe rkoethe@bellsouth.net with any questions or to volunteer to help! (Registration Required)

7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Stetson Wrestling Reunion Social: Holiday Inn Express Inn & Suites Orange City, 1330 Saxon Blvd.

This social will feature an open bar, buffet, memorabilia displays, a video slide show, presentations and door prizes.

7:30 p.m.

School of Music Showcase Concert: Lee Chapel, Elizabeth Hall

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

9:00 p.m.

Delta Sigma Phi Open House: Delta Sigma Phi House

Meet the brothers in their newly renovated backyard and chapter room. 

Saturday, November 4, 2017

8:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Stetson Rowing Alumni Reunion: Lake Beresford

All of our former rowers are invited to participate in our first annual GREEN TEAM vs. WHITE TEAM practice. Alumni will have the opportunity to don their school colors and row in mixed boats side by side with current and former teammates; once a Hatter always a Hatter! Please contact Head Coach of the Men’s and Women’s Rowing Programs, Katie Thurstin at kthurstin@stetson.edu or 386-822-8157.

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: Vera Lea Rinker Native Plant Garden, President's Home, 418 N. Woodland Blvd. Rain Plan: Rinker Fieldhouse, Hollis Center

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, alumni from the Class of 1967 and award recipients. A short program will include a university update and the presentation of Alumni and University Awards. (Registration 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 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.

9:30 a.m.

Stetson Softball Alumnae Homerun and Bunting Derby: Patricia Wilson Field

Lambda Chi Alpha ZTZ Chapter Alumni Association Meeting: Lambda Chi Alpha House, 208 East Pennsylvania Drive 

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Founders' Day at Gillespie Museum: Gillespie Museum, 234 East Michigan Avenue

The Gillespie Museum celebrates 59 years of earth science education! Browse the museum’s historic mineral collections and a new exhibit, Florida Formations, a survey of the state’s geologic history with specimens on loan from the Florida Geologic Survey. Birthday cake and hands-on activities for scientists of all ages.

Alpha Chi Omega: Celebrating 60 years of Sisterhood at Stetson: The Table, 100 E. New York Ave. 

Delta Sigma Phi Corporation Board Meeting Delta Sigma Phi House

Followed by the Alumni Chapter Meeting from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Alpha Xi Delta Alumnae Brunch: Alpha Xi Delta House

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

7th Annual Multicultural Alumni Lunch: Stetson Green

J. Ollie Edmunds Scholars Reunion: Rinker Welcome Center, 3rd Floor Libby Conference Room

Delta Sigma Phi Alumni Chapter Meeting: Delta Sigma Phi House

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Chaudoin Hall turns 125! 

Come stop by Chaudoin Hall and join us for some Birthday cake to celebrate Chaudoin’s 125th Birthday. Take a minute to sit in the main lounge and share some stories or the walk the halls on a tour to see a few current student rooms. Please note that the accessible ramp is in the rear of the building.

Zeta Tau Alpha Alumnae Brunch: Zeta Tau Alpha House

12:00 p.m.

Baptist Campus Ministries Reunion Lunch: Allen Hall, 508 N. Woodland Blvd.

Hosted by the Baptist Collegiate Fellowship.

Leadership Stetson 10th Anniversary: Fan Central Station Banquet Room, 614 S. Alabama Avenue

Stetson Wrestling Tailgate: Parking Lot 6

Alpha Tau Omega Active and Alumni Open House: Alpha Tau Omega House

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).

Lambda Chi Alpha Tailgate: Parking Lot 5

Alpha Chi Omega Tailgate: Parking Lot 4

Alpha Tau Omega Tailgate

Sigma Nu Tailgate: Fan Central Station Parking Lot

Zeta Tau Alpha Tailgate

1:15 p.m.

Pep Rally: Hatter Village NEW DAY & TIME

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!

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Class of 2017 - Recent Grad Pre-Game Party: Fan Central Station Banquet Room,614 S. Alabama

The party doesn’t have to end after graduation! The Class of 2017 is invited back to Stetson for their first Homecoming as an alum! Before the Football game, join the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement to reconnect with friends and classmates. While you’re there, enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages and pick up a special giveaway from the Alumni Association! Be sure to register for Homecoming and your name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card at the event!

2:00 p.m.

Delta Sigma Phi Tailgate

3:00 p.m.

Alpha Xi Delta Tailgate

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! Discounted tickets are available by visiting http://www.gohatters.com/promocode and entering SUALUMHC17. For more information, visit GoHatters.com/tix, call 386-738-HATS (4287) or email HatterTickets@Stetson.edu

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! 

6:30 p.m.

Class of 1967 Celebrates the 1960s Decade!: Rinker Welcome Center

The Class of 1967 invites all 1960s alumni for this celebration to celebrate their 50th Reunion and the wrap-up of a great weekend! Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and dancing music will be provided. (Registration required)

7:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Lambda Chi Alpha Open House Reception and Dinner: Lambda Chi Alpha House, 208 East Pennsylvania Drive

8:00 p.m.

Delta Sigma Phi Dinner: Delta Sigma Phi House

Dinner provided by De La Vega

10:00 p.m.

Delta Sigma Phi Downtown: Byte Restaurant, 145 N. Woodland Blvd. 

Sunday, November 5, 2017

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Veterans Recognition Breakfast: Rinker Welcome Center 

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.

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Lambda Chi Alpha Sunday Brunch: Airport Drop Zone Restaurant, 1600 Flight Line Blvd. 

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.

3:00 p.m.

Stetson University Opera Performance Presents: L'Incoronazione di Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi: Lee Chapel

Direction by Russell Franks in conjunction Stetson University Chamber Orchestra conducted by Anthony Hose. One of the first operas to use figures from ancient history. It tells the story of how Nero's mistress, Poppea, became the empress of Rome. Full of intrigue, lust, ambition, and passion. In Italian with projected titles in English. Tickets available for purchase in advance at Stetson.edu/music-tickets or at the door.