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Homecoming 2016 Schedule

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Sunday, October 30, 2016

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Greenfeather Challenge
Location: Rinker Field

A competition in which teams go against each other in an obstacle course that contains physical and mental challenges.

Monday, October 31, 2016

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

Storefront Painting
Downtown DeLand

Teams pair up with a local business and decorate their storefront windows to reflect Homecoming and the Stetson school spirit.

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Chalk Art
The Rock, next to the Carlton Union Building

Teams are given black chalkboards in which they create a design inspired by their Homecoming theme and has incorporated the Greenfeather Grant recipient.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Afternoon of Action - Feeding Children Everywhere 
Rinker Field House, Hollis Center 

This year's service project invites the Stetson community to work together and makes bags to help out the organization Feeding Children Everywhere. 

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Stetson's Got Talent
Rinker Fieldhouse, Hollis Center

Like America’s Got Talent, students showcase their talents in a night in which we see a diverse set of performances such as singing, dancing and even instrument playing.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

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

The 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.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

12:00 p.m.

Lambda Chi Alpha Golf Outing
Victoria Hills Golf Course, 300 Spalding Way, DeLand

7:00 p.m.

Lambda Chi Alpha - "Return to Red's"
Abbey DeLand, 117 N. Woodland Boulevard 

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Edmunds Center

This is the biggest night in the Greenfeather competition. Teams create dance choreography related to their theme and perform in front of everyone with professional lighting and staging.

9:00 -11:00 p.m.

Greenfeather Night Out
Downtown DeLand

Night-out has a new twist this year! There are local restaurants in which teams go to eat and must find hidden green feathers located around the venues to gather points!

Friday, November 4, 2016

8:00 a.m.

26th 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!
(Reservation required)

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

Information and Registration
Rinker Welcome Center

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Lambda Chi Liftoff
Airport Restaurant & Gin Mill, 1120 Airport Terminal Drive, DeLand 

3:30 p.m.

Walking Campus Tour
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 DuPont-Ball Library and Carlton Union Building and see the newest addition to campus, the Rinker Welcome Center. 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 Check-in at MacConnell’s
625 N. Tuxedo Avenue, DeLand

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Alpha Tau Omega Open House
House D on Fraternity Row

Catch up with alumni and relive the days of "Club Tau" and 127. 

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Class of 1986 Gathering
The Elusive grape, 129 N. Woodland Boulevard

5:30 p.m.

Class of 1966 Welcome Reception
Meadows Alumni House, 217 East Michigan Avenue

Join the Class of 1966 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)

6:00 p.m.

Class of 1956 - 60th Reunion Reception
Home of Mel Ott '56, 1107 N. Garfield Avenue
(Reservation required)

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Tri Delta Open House 

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Hand Art Center Reception
Dolly and Homer Hand Art Center 

6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Hatter Howl
Rinker Field

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

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

Right off the scene from the movie Grease, Rinker Field will be transformed into a night filled with games, food trucks, and live entertainment. This event will be open to the entire community!

7:30 – 8:00 p.m. Pep Rally: Edmunds Center

What better way is there to build the hype for the big Homecoming game Saturday, than to take part in the Pep Rally with the Hatter football team and cheerleaders! This year, the Pep Rally will take place on the same stage as the Comedy Hour in the Edmunds Center. So come early and grab your seats!

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

9:00 – 10:00 p.m. Bonfire and Fireworks; Rinker Field

7:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Lambda Chi Alpha - New House Dedication, Dinner and Dancing
208 E. Pennsylvania Avenue, DeLand 

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, staff and students following the performance in Presser Hall, Room 132. 

Saturday, November 5, 2016

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

Information and Registration
Rinker Welcome Center

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 by some tennis action. Please contact Head Men’s Tennis Coach, Christopher Noblet for more information at cnoblet@stetson.edu  or at 386-822-8145.

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

President's Champagne Breakfast
President's Home, 418 N. Woodland Blvd. 
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 and award recipients. A short program will include a university update and the presentation of Alumni and University Awards. (Reservation required)

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Alpha Xi Delta Alumnae Breakfast
Alpha Xi Delta House 

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

Lambda Chi Alpha - Alumni Association Meeting
Lambda Chi House, 208 E. Pennsylvania Avenue

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

Tri Delta Alumnae Brunch
The Artisan, 215 South Woodland Boulevard

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Alpha Tau Omega - Ribbon-Cutting and Open House
House D on Fraternity Row

11:00 a.m.

Walking Campus Tour
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 DuPont-Ball Library and Carlton Union Building and see the newest addition to campus, the Rinker Welcome Center. Please register for these events to let us know how many groups to prepare for and if there are special accommodations you require. 

J. Ollie Edmunds Scholars Reunion
Rinker Welcome Center, 3rd Floor Conference Room, Room #306

Vietnam Veterans Gathering
Vietnam Memorial

1950s Decade Luncheon
The Cloisters, 400 East Howry Avenue, DeLand

Baptist Campus Ministries Reunion Brunch
Allen Hall

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).

Pi Kappa Alpha Tailgate
Parking Lot 5, Spec Martin Stadium

Firetruck shuttles will begin to depart from MacConnell’s house at 10:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

Lambda Chi Alpha Tailgate
Spec Martin Stadium

11:45 a.m.

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!

Alpha Tau Omega Tailgate
Corner of S. Alabama Avenue and E. Winnemissett Ave. 

12:00 p.m.

Women's Volleyball
Edmunds Center

Reunion Tailgates

Class of 1981 Tailgate
Parking Lot 4, Spec Martin Stadium

Class of 1986 Tailgate
Parking Lot 4, Spec Martin Stadium

Class of 1991 Tailgate
Parking Lot 4, Spec Martin Stadium

Alpha Chi Omega Tailgate
Parking Lot 4, Spec Martin Stadium

2:00 p.m.

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

Come cheer on the Stetson Football team as they face Marist 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 2016’s Homecoming King and Queen and the winner of the 2016 Greenfeather Cup!

Get your game tickets at gohatters.com! Promotional code: StetsonHomecoming2016

6:00 p.m.

Celebration of Dr. T. Wayne Bailey
Stetson Room, Carlton Union Building

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Reception

7:00 p.m. Program and Dinner

Please join us for a festive dinner to celebrate Dr. T. Wayne Bailey’s long and distinguished career at Stetson, in Florida and far beyond, as he enters retirement. Featured speakers will include Dr. Bailey’s colleagues, students and friends. (Reservation Required)

6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Pi Kappa Alpha Postgame Alumni Social
Pi Kappa Alpha House

Highlights of the evening will include a Richard Weis ’83 Memorial Presentation, Class of 2016 Alumni Induction and a 2016 Hall of Fame Induction. Refreshments will be provided.

6:15 - 11:30 p.m.

Lambda Chi Alpha Extravaganza
Wayne Sanborn Activity Center, 815 S. Alabama Avenue

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Class of 1956 - 60th Reunion Dinner
Allen Hall, 508 N. Woodland Blvd. 

(Reservation required)

6:30 p.m.

Class of 1966 - 50th Reunion Dinner
Wayne Sanborn Center, 815 South Alabama Avenue, DeLand

6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception

7:00 p.m. Program and Dinner

Celebrate this milestone with your classmates as you recieve your 50 year diploma and pin to commemmorate this special occasion. (Reservation Required) 

7:00 p.m.

6th Annual Multicultural Alumni Celebration
Rinker Fieldhouse, Hollis Center 

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. 

10:00 p.m. **New Time**

Improv Show
Allen Hall, 508 N. Woodland Blvd. **New Location**

Come join us for a fun evening of Improv as our Theatre Arts students create sketches based on audience suggestions! Current Stetson Students, Faculty, Staff and Alumni admitted free, but seating is limited so call 386-822-8700 to place a reservation. This event is for mature audiences and is not recommended for children. 

Sunday, November 6, 2016

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Veterans’ Recognition Breakfast: Stetson Room

All Stetson University alumni, students, faculty and staff who have served in the United States Armed Forces, and their immediate family members, are invited to come together in community for the inaugural “Veterans Recognition Breakfast”. 

Breakfast will be provided free of charge to all veterans, active, and reserve service members, and their immediate family members, including students, faculty, staff, and alumni; courtesy of Stetson University’s Student Veterans Organization, and the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity.

(Reservation Required) 

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

Lambda Chi Alpha Brunch
Skydive DeLand, Perfect Spot Restaurant and Bar
1600 Flight Line Boulevard, DeLand

9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Alpha Tau Omega Farewell Gathering: Fraternity House D

10:00 a.m.

Alumni Chapel
Elizabeth Hall, Lee Chapel

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.