Homecoming 2018

Homecoming 2018 Schedule

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

Fridays, September 21 – October 26, 2018

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Greenfeather Fridays: Donor Relations House

Student organizations participating in Greenfeather will host a phonathon to raise as many funds for Greenfeather as possible in one hour. All proceeds will benefit this year's Greenfeather Grant recipient, My Angel With Paws.

Monday, October 29, 2018

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Staff and Faculty Barbecue: Stetson Green

Greenfeather and the Quality of Service Council are partnering to host a barbecue for staff and faculty on the Green. This event allows them to participate in Greenfeather by purchasing a Homecoming shirt, donating needed items, and make a monetary gift. All items and proceeds will benefit My Angel With Paws.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

A Day in DeLand: Downtown Restaurants

Greenfeather invites students, faculty, and staff to dine at various restaurants in downtown DeLand. A portion of the proceeds will be donated directly to My Angel with Paws.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Philanthropy Day: Stetson Green

Students will have the opportunity to participate in Greenfeather through various activities. Activities include chalk art, penny wars, and a service project to benefit MAWP.

7:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Monsters on Mainstreet: Downtown DeLand

Organizations participating in Greenfeather will pass out candy to kids trick-or-treating. Extra points will be awarded for creativity.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Social Media Challenge: Stetson Campus

As part of the final push to raise funds, members of the Stetson community will challenge each other and their friends to donate and raise as much money as possible for MAWP.

6:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Lambda Chi Alpha Dutch Treat Dinner: Lee's Garage, Second Floor, Carlton Union Building

9:00 p.m. 

Headlining Entertainment - Jay Pharoah: Edmunds Center

Friday, November 2, 2018

8:00 a.m.

Twenty-Eighth Annual Wes Berner Homecoming Classic: DeBary Golf and Country Club, 300 Plantation Drive 

(Reservation 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 – 2:30 p.m.

Lambda Chi Alpha Lunch: Airport Restaurant and Gin Mill, 1120 Airport Terminal Dr.

12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Homecoming Skeet and Trap Invitational Challenge: Volusia County Skeet and 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 Volusia County Skeet and Trap Club. Email the Organization President, Beretta Kaschai, at mkaschai@stetson.edu for more information.  

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Celebrating 110 Years of SGA: Lee's Garage, CUB 2nd Floor

Calling all Student Government Association and Student Union Board members, past and present! Join the current Student Government Association in commemorating 110 years of student activism and hard work. Meet current SGA leadership and tour the new Dr. and Mrs. Brian D. Ray Student Government Association Suite, as well as the Glasnovich SGA President's Office and Conference Room! (Reservation Required)

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Biology Department Reception: Sage Hall Lobby

The Biology Homecoming Reception is in honor of Dr. Mike King’s 25th anniversary at Stetson and the retirement of Dr. Dave Stock, after nearly 50 years as a Stetson professor! Please come and help celebrate these two momentous occasions with libations, snacks, good company, and a donation for our student research fund! (Reservation Required)

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Alpha Tau Omega Open House: ATO House, House D

5:00 p.m.

Pi Kappa Alpha Gathering: The Elusive Grape, 129 N. Woodland Blvd.

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Homecoming Community Dinner: Carlton Union Building
(Reservation Required)

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Phi Sigma Kappa Check-In at the Chapter House: Phi Sigma Kappa House

5:30 p.m.

Class of 1968 Welcome Reception: Holler Fountain, Rain Location - duPont-Ball Library 

Join the Class of 1968 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 p.m.

Delta Sigma Phi - Great Generation Reunion: Wally and Julie's, 549 E. International Speedway Blvd. 

For those members that are from the Class of 1965 and earlier. 

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Homecoming Shabbat Dinner: Allen Hall, 508 N. Woodland Blvd.

Sponsored by Stetson Hillel.

6:30 p.m.
School of Music Showcase Concert:
Lee Chapel, Elizabeth Hall

Featuring a variety of ensembles and performances by our Stetson students.

6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Class of 1993 - 25th Reunion Get-Together: The Elusive Grape, 129 N. Woodland Blvd. 
(Reservation Required)

6:30 – 11:00 p.m.

Lambda Chi Alpha Dinner and Dance: Lambda Chi Alpha House

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni Dinner: Sig Ep House, House E

8:00 – 10:00 p.m. Airwaves: Edmunds Center

In the culminating event of Greenfeather, teams and individuals will perform in a lip-sync battle! The winner of Airwaves and the Greenfeather Cup will be announced tonight and at Halftime of Saturday's game! 

8:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Class of 2013 - Five-Year Reunion: Cafe Da Vinci, 112 W. Georgia Avenue
(Reservation Required)

8:30 p.m.

Class of 1988 - 30th Reunion Get Together: The Half Wall, 105 W. Indiana Ave. 
(Reservation Required)

10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

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

Saturday, November 3, 2018

8:00 a.m. - 2:00 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!

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 – 10:00 a.m.

Alpha Xi Delta Alumnae Breakfast: Alpha Xi Delta House

8:30 - 10:00 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 1968 and award recipients. A short program that you won’t want to miss, will include a university update, the presentation of Alumni and University Awards and the unveiling of the presidential portrait. The portrait, by Stetson alumnus Thomas Reis ’88, will hang in DeLand Hall alongside Stetson’s eight former presidents. ($10; Members of Stetson Society contact alumni@stetson.edu for promo code. Registration required)

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Delta Sigma Phi Corporation Board Meeting: Delta Sigma Phi House

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Lambda Chi Alpha Alumni Association Business Meeting: Lambda Chi Alpha House

Beach Volleyball Alumni Reunion: Cooper Beach Volleyball Pavilion

All Stetson Beach Volleyball Alumni are invited to gear up and meet at the Cooper Beach Volleyball Pavilion for a light breakfast, followed with some beach volleyball action. Please contact Head Beach Volleyball Coach, Kristina Hernandez for more information: khernan1@stetson.edu, 386-822-8134

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Brunch: Pi Beta Phi House

Delta Delta Delta Alumnae Brunch: Sanborm Center, 815 S. Alabama Ave. 

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

9:30 a.m.

Stetson Softball Alumnae Homerun and Bunting Derby: Patricia Wilson Field

For more information, contact Assistant Coach Joanna "JJ" Payette '06 at 386-822-7337 or jpayette@stetson.edu. 

10:00 a.m.

Phi Sigma Kappa Alumni Board Meeting: Phi Sigma Kappa House

Alpha Chi Omega Tailgate

Department of Education Tailgate: Lot 4

Pi Kappa Alpha Open House

Delta Sigma Phi Chapter Meeting: Delta Sigma Phi House

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae Brunch: Kappa Alpha Theta House

10:30 a.m.

Honors Alumni Reunion: Lee's Garage, 2nd Floor of Carlton Union Building

All current and former members of the Honors program are cordially invited to attend this event to network, connect, and reconnect. This will be an interactive session where alumni will learn about today’s Honors Program and students will have the opportunity to chat with alumni about life after Stetson. Stetson's University Honors Program has been daring students to lead lives that matter since 1957, so please help us celebrate this outstanding tradition!

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

10:50 a.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 the team will make their way through the crowds past the Elks Lodge and Hatter Village. Bring your cowbells, signs and Stetson spirit to cheer them on!

11:00 a.m.

Lambda Chi Alpha - Tutt's Tailgate
Stetson Rowing Alumni Tailgate
Alpha Xi Delta Tailgate
Alpha Tau Omega Viking Tailgate: 
Corner of E. Winnemisset Ave. and S. Alabama Ave. 

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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

Hosted by the Baptist Collegiate Fellowship.

GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) Reunion Pre-Game Tailgate: Hatter Village Parking Lot

Whether you graduated a decade ago or just this past spring, the Classes of 2008-2018 are invited to join the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement to reconnect with friends and other young alumni just before the start of the football game against Morehead State! While you’re there, enjoy complimentary tailgate themed-foods and beverages and pick up a complimentary giveaway from the Alumni Association. Don’t miss out and come cheer on your fellow Hatters on Saturday at Spec Martin Stadium! (Reservation Required)

1:00 p.m.

Football Game vs. Morehead State: Spec Martin Stadium, 260 E. Euclid Ave.

Come cheer on the Stetson Football team as they face Morehead State University for the Homecoming game! Discounted tickets are available by visiting http://www.gohatters.com/promocode and entering SUALUMHC18. For more information, visit GoHatters.com/tix, call 386-738-HATS (4287) or email HatterTickets@Stetson.edu

4:00 p.m.

Stetson Alumni Vocal Recital and Bob ’59 and Mollie Rich ‘59 Scholarship Launch: Lee Chapel, Elizabeth Hall
Reception to immediately follow in The Hand Art Center. 

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
School of Business Alumni Reception: Lynn Business Center Lobby
Hosted by the Finance Department, honoring alumni of the Roland George Program. 

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Alpha Chi Omega Open House

5:30 p.m.

Class of 1968 – 50th Reunion Dinner: Rinker Welcome Center

5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception

6:00 – 8:00 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. ($10; Reservation Required)

Class of 1973 – 45th Reunion Dinner

5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception at Holler Fountain

6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Dinner in duPont-Ball Library

($10; Reservation Required)

Class of 1978 - 40th Reunion Reception: Meadows Alumni House, 217 E. Michigan Avenue

5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 

Eighth Annual Multicultural Family Reunion: Stetson Room, 2nd Floor Carlton Union Building

The 8th Annual Multicultural Alumni Family Reunion celebrates the diverse cultural identities of Stetson University’s alumni community. We gather to reconnect with our SU community, deepen our bonds, and enhance our university for the next generation of Hatters. Our presence and participation sets the example for future alumni and is critical to complete the tapestry of our colorful alumni network. (Reservation Required)

6:00 p.m.

Delta Sigma Phi Annual Dinner: Delta Sigma Phi House

6:30 – 11:00 p.m.

Lambda Chi Alpha Dinner: Lambda Chi Alpha House

7:00 p.m.

Class of 2008 10th Reunion Get-Together: Cafe Da Vinci, 112 W. Georgia Ave. 
(Reservation required)

7:00 – 9: 30 p.m.

Phi Sigma Kappa – Kappa Hexaton 45th Anniversary Banquet: The Table, 100 East New York Ave.

7:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Alpha Tau Omega Board of Trustees/Alumni Meeting and Dinner: ATO House, House D

8:00 p.m.

Class of 1993 Post-Game Party: Persimmon Hollow, 111 W. Georgia Avenue
(Reservation Required)

Sunday, November 4, 2018

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Veterans’ Recognition Breakfast:
Stetson Room, Carlton Union Building New Location 

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 3rd Annual “Veterans Recognition Breakfast”. Breakfast will be provided compliments of the Student Veterans Organization, and brief remarks will be made at 9:45 am. (Reservation Required)

9:15 a.m.

Alumni Choir Rehearsal: Lee Chapel, Elizabeth Hall

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 and a special performance by our alumni choir. Breakfast will be available immediately following the service in the Elizabeth Hall foyer.

11:00 a.m.

Sunday Soul Brunch: Wesley House, 520 N. Woodland BlvdRain location: Allen Hall

It's a party on the lawn! Join us for an outdoor brunch, complete with a positive message, engaging conversation, and live music from Jessica Flood and her amazing local band. Our delicious Southern brunch buffet is catered by the Table Restaurant, and locally roasted Trilogy Coffee will be provided. This fun event benefits the campus ministry of Stetson Wesley. Purchase your tickets today! 

11:15 a.m. 

Vietnam Veterans Gathering: Vietnam Memorial