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Homecoming 2017 Schedule

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

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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: In front of Rinker Welcome Center 

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 - 6:30 p.m.

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

Registration Required

4:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Greenfeather Night Out: Chili's DeLand, 1700 N. Woodland Blvd. 

Mention the Stetson University Give Back event or present this flyer, and Chili's will donate 10% of the day's sales. 

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: DeBary Golf and Country Club, 300 Plantation Club Drive *New Location*

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!

Registration Required

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

Registration and Information: Rinker Welcome Center

Come and Register for Homecoming, pick up your free gift, grab some food and meet fellow Hatters in the Rinker Welcome Center! If you pre-register for Homecoming online, swing by to check-in and get your free gift!

12:00 p.m.

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

12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

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

The Stetson University Skeet and Trap 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.

(Reservation Required to Carleigh Alfrey or Kyle Wilson by email at calfrey@stetson.edu or kdwilson@stetson.edu)

2:00 p.m.

Sigma Phi Epsilon Softball Game: North Amelia Field

2:00 - 4:30 p.m.

School of Business Administration LBC Open House

Stop by the School of Business Administration in the Lynn Business Center. Explore the new Centurion Sales Lab, speak with faculty from the Prince Entrepreneurship program, see finance in action at the Roland George Investments Lab and more. All business alumni will receive a special gift from the Office of the Dean!

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

Class of 1967 - Walk Down Memory Lane: Home of Maggi and Ron Hall, 717 Amelia Ave. 

Join classmates for a casual get-together at the home of Maggi and Ron Hall '67 before your 50th Reunion Dinner. 

Registration Required

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Residential Living & Learning Reunion: University Hall, 644 N. Woodland Blvd. (Formerly the University Inn)

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

Bonner Program Alumni Reunion: Center for Community Engagement, Bert Fish Drive

Food will be provided by Santorini's and De La Vega! 

5:00 p.m.

Muslim Student Association Community Outreach Dinner: Islamic Center of Daytona Beach, 347 S. Keech Street, Daytona Beach

Stetson University students, faculty/staff, and alumni are cordially invited to the Islamic Center of Daytona Beach for the "Community Outreach Dinner" on Friday, November 3, 2017. Guests will have the opportunity to discuss important topics with the Imam (religious leader), observe Friday services and join the Muslim community for a delicious dinner. For more information, please email MSA President, Fatima Asad at fasad@stetson.edu 

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Phi Sigma Kappa Meet and Greet: Phi Sigma Kappa House

5:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Hatter Howl

  • 5:00 p.m. - Outdoor Carnival and Food Truck Festival: Rinker Field
  • 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Airwaves: Edmunds Center *New Day and 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

5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

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

Former women’s soccer star Tessa Gavilsky and current PGA Tour member Sam Ryder have been selected as the latest members of the Stetson Athletics Hall of Fame. The duo will be honored during ceremonies as part of Homecoming Weekend.

The career of former baseball head coach and Stetson Athletics Hall of Famer Pete Dunn will be celebrated as part of the Hall of Fame event as well. Dunn’s No. 25 jersey will also be formally retired during the celebration.

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.

View the ROTC and Veteran page for more information, including t-shirt orders and designs. 

Registration Required

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: Meadows Alumni House, 217 E. Michigan Avenue *New Location*

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 slideshow, 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 the lobby of Elizabeth Hall.

9:00 p.m.

Delta Sigma Phi Open House: Delta Sigma Phi House

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

Phi Sigma Kappa Brotherhood Gathering: Cafe da Vinci, 112 West Georgia Avenue 

11:00 p.m.

Phi Sigma Kappa PSKaraoke: Blind Pig, 148 W. New York Avenue 

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.

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Registration and Information: Rinker Welcome Center

Come and Register for Homecoming, pick up your free gift, grab some food and meet fellow Hatters in the Rinker Welcome Center! If you pre-register for Homecoming online, swing by to check-in and get your free gift! 

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 and Women'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.

10:00 a.m.

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

Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae Brunch: Kappa Alpha Theta House, 208 Bert Fish Drive

Delta Delta Delta Alumnae Brunch: Byte Restaurant, 145 N. Woodland Blvd.

 

Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Brunch: Pi Beta Phi 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

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

Delta Sigma Phi Alumni Chapter Meeting: Delta Sigma Phi House

Phi Sigma Kappa Alumni Board Meeting and Breakfast: Phi Sigma Kappa 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.

Stetson Wrestling Tailgate: Parking Lot 6

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

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

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

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Multicultural Alumni Networking Lunch: Hollis Center Field House *New Time and Location* 

Join successful diverse alumni as they address concerns of multicultural students who may face challenges in today's job market and dynamic environment.  RSVP required.

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).

ROTC and Veterans Alumni Tailgate: Fan Central Station Parking Lot, Spots 127 & 128

Lambda Chi Alpha Tailgate: Parking Lot 5

Alpha Chi Omega Tailgate: Parking Lot 4

Alpha Tau Omega Tailgate: Fan Central Station Parking Lot

Sigma Nu Tailgate: Fan Central Station Parking Lot

Zeta Tau Alpha Tailgate

Phi Sigma Kappa Tailgate

Class of 1982 Tailgate: Parking Lot 4

1:15 p.m.

Pep Rally: Hatter Village *New Day and 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 - 8:30 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)

Hatter Network presents The Reporter magazine's 130th Birthday Party: Allen Hall, 508 N. Woodland Blvd.

130 years later, The Reporter lives on as Florida's oldest collegiate publication. Join Hatter Network, Stetson's student media group, in celebrating the rich legacy of student journalism at Stetson. All are welcome to The Reporter's 130th Birthday Party to get the special anniversary edition of The Reporter, participate in a Homecoming-themed Uncouth Hour, win prizes, and learn more about student media's history. Yes, there will be birthday cake. Contact Editor-in-Chief Kait Forsythe (kforsyth@stetson.edu) or Social Media Manager Danielle Palumbo (dpalumbo@stetson.edu) for more information.

7:00 p.m.

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

Phi Sigma Kappa Dinner Under the Stars: Phi Sigma Kappa House

Class of 1992 Hosts: 90s Decade Reunion: Persimmon Hollow, 111 W. Georgia Avenue

The Class of 1992 invites the rest of their classmates from the 90s to join them at DeLand's own craft brewery. 

8:00 - 9:30 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

8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Beach Volleyball Alumni Reunion: Cooper Beach Pavilion

All Beach Volleyball alumni are invited to meet at the Cooper Beach Pavilion for a light breakfast, followed by some beach volleyball action. Please contact Head Coach, Kristina Hernandez for more information khernan1@stetson.edu or 386-822-8134.

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.

View the ROTC and Veteran page for more information, including t-shirt orders and designs.

Registration Required

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.