Students stand around The Neighborhood Center sign.The Stetson University Greenfeather Logo.A member of The Neighborhood Center is sorting food in the food pantry.


A long-held tradition at Stetson University, Greenfeather originated in 1952 as an autumn carnival where students raised funds for local charities. Over the decades, Greenfeather has expanded to a weeklong event that brings awareness to philanthropy and issues surrounding the DeLand community.

In recent years, Greenfeather has merged into our annual Homecoming week to bring the event some needed spirit. During this week, Stetson students, faculty, staff, and alumni come together to help raise $10,000 for a local non-profit organization.

The Greenfeather Grant Recipient for 2019 is The Neighborhood Center of West Volusia. Located in DeLand, The Neighborhood Center is an integral part of the DeLand community that strives to serve the homeless, to feed the hungry and to systematically combat homelessness in all its forms. The Neighborhood Center houses individuals experiencing homelessness, food insecurity, and other hardships surrounding poverty and transitional unemployment. Housing programs, emergency assistance, a food pantry, and a thrift shop are all features of The Neighborhood Center. The Neighborhood Center is a home for all nestled in the heart of DeLand and West Volusia. With the 2019 Greenfeather Grant, The Neighborhood Center will build a permanent laundry facility for impoverished members in our community that will be completely free for use.

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Greenfeather 2019 Schedule

Airwaves Dress Rehearsal

Monday, November 4

Noon - 2 p.m.

Carlton Union Building Garage

Faculty and staff are invited to enjoy an afternoon dessert and coffee bar. The event is free and will feature Buttercup Bakery, Village Cafe and Kneading Sweats Bakery.

Moe's Spirit Night Fundraiser

Tuesday, November 5

5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Moe's DeLand

Everyone is encouraged to enjoy a meal while raising money for Greenfeather.

Education Night

Tuesday, November 5

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Stetson Room

The Center for Community Engagement and The Neighborhood Center will be speaking to educate on Stetson's impact on the community and the topic of homelessness. The event will also feature basket raffles and an art auction that will benefit the Greenfeather initiative.

Philanthropy Day

Wednesday, November 6

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Carlton Union Building East Lawn

Stop by to learn more about The Neighborhood Center, participate in the chalk art competition, weave plastic bags into sleeping mats, give canned food to The Neighborhood Center collection and eat some pizza.

Night Out

Thursday, November 7

10 p.m. - 1 a.m.

Carlton Union Building East Lawn

Greenfeather teams will be camping out to simulate a night without a roof. Students are encouraged to stop by the event and visit their favorite tent which includes a unique feature. Teams are encouraged to ask for donations of $1 for every two minutes spent in the tent to increase their funds raised for the Greenfeather Grant Recipient.

Alumni Check-In

Friday, November 8

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Rinker Welcome Center

Alumni are encouraged to stop by the Greenfeather table at check-in to purchase a Homecoming t-shirt. Online t-shirt orders will also be available for pick up.


Friday, November 8

8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Edmunds Center

Greenfeather teams will be performing in the lip-sync, dance battle. Entrance is free for students and $5 for faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. The winners of Airwaves, the Heritage Cup, Legacy Cup and Greenfeather will be announced at the conclusion of this event.

Alumni Check-In

Saturday, November 9

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Hatter Village

Stop by the alumni check-in tent during the tailgate to purchase a Homecoming t-shirt.

If you have additional questions, please contact the Center for Community Engagement at