Schedule

**Schedule will be updated as we add more events. Be sure to check in often! 

 

Monday, October 21

12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Spirit Expo:
CUB Circle
Join us to kick off Homecoming Week with free Homecoming Swag for students, the Homecoming Chalk Competition, and other activities. Homecoming Swag will be distributed to students while supplies last.

Tuesday, October 22

12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Palm Fest:
Palm Court

Wednesday, October 23

9:00 p.m.
Bonfire:
Rinker Field
Celebrate Homecoming with the lighting of the Stetson Bonfire. This important tradition is a fun gathering filled with a few speakers, a huge bonfire, and Schmancy Pops!

Thursday, October 24

8:00 p.m.
Airwaves: Hollis Center, Rinker Fieldhouse
Come cheer on many of the student groups at Stetson as they compete in the Airwaves dance competition with this year’s theme “Rolling through the Decades.” Also, meet this year’s Homecoming Court between each performance!

Friday, October 25

10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Information & Registration: Rinker Welcome Center
It's time to celebrate Homecoming! Before the party can officially begin, you'll need to visit the Rinker Welcome Center to check in and secure everything you need for the weekend. Pick up your Stetson lanyard with your nametag, Class Reunion buttons, event tickets, Homecoming gift, and more. Grab some refreshments with your fellow Hatters before you set off for the weekend's activities!  

5:00 p.m.
Presidential State of the University Address: Hulley Tower

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Homecoming Kickoff Cocktail Party: 
Stetson Green 
Get into town early and kick off the Homecoming celebration in the heart of campus, the Stetson Green! Enjoy live music, all-you-can-drink signature cocktails, and all-you-can-eat hors d’oeuvres. 
(Registration Required)

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Hatter Howl: Rinker Field
All are invited to an outdoor festival on Rinker Field which will include carnival games, entertainment, food trucks and more!

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Artisan Alley Farmers Market: Artisan Alley
Located downtown in Artisan Alley, between Georgia and New York Avenue, the weekly market features local produce, plants, baked goods, arts & crafts and more!

7:30 p.m.
School of Music Concert: Lee Chapel, Elizabeth Hall

Saturday, October 26

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Information & Registration: Rinker Welcome Center
Just getting in? Visit the Rinker Welcome Center to check in and secure everything you need for the weekend. Pick up your Stetson lanyard with your nametag, Class Reunion button, event tickets, Homecoming gift, and more! Grab some refreshments with your fellow Hatters before you set off for the rest of the weekend's activities! Need to edit your registration? That's what we're here for! Stop by with any questions or if you need assistance.  

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
President’s Champagne Brunch*: President’s Home, 418 N. Woodland Blvd.
Mimosas in the President’s Garden? Count us in! Come start off your morning and celebrate Stetson’s 140th at this signature Homecoming event. President Roellke will kick off a program at 9:30 a.m. to honor Stetson’s 140-year history and special guests. The event will also feature live music, performed by Stetson alumna Nicole Equerme '08. This event is sponsored by Addition Financial. (Registration Required)

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Homecoming Trolley throughout DeLand
The City of DeLand is partnering with Stetson University to offer a free trolley to take between campus, the Football Game, the Block Party, and other parts of Downtown DeLand. Visit the Trolley website for a map of the route and stop locations. 

10:30 a.m.
J. Ollie Edmunds Scholars Virtual Reunion
A special online reunion will take place for all of our J. Ollie Edmunds Scholars to connect with the current students and benefactors. Please email Mike King for Zoom information. 

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Hatter Village: 
Spec Martin Parking Lot 5

1:00 p.m.
Football Game vs. Presbyterian: Spec Martin Stadium, 260 East Euclid Avenue
Come cheer on the Stetson Football team as they face Presbyterian College for the Homecoming game! Discounted tickets are available online or by calling 386-738-HATS (4287) 

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Class Reunion Happy Hour: Stetson Green **New Location
If you graduated in one of the classes below, you’re invited to celebrate your Class Reunion! Meet up with your classmates before heading downtown! Registration includes drinks, appetizers, and a commemorative giveaway item. (Registration Requested)

  • 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, 2014, 2019

6:00 p.m.
50th Reunion Celebration – Class of 1974:
Rinker Welcome Center

Celebrate this milestone with your classmates as you receive your 50-year diploma and pin to commemorate this special occasion. Heavy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails included in registration. 
($20 Registration Required)

7:00 p.m.
Remembering Innsbruck Documentary Screening: Rinker Fieldhouse

8:00 p.m.
Soul of Stetson Speakeasy: Elizabeth Hall

Sunday, October 27

10:00 a.m.
Interfaith Chapel Service: Lee Chapel, Elizabeth Hall
Led by our student faith-based organizations, join us to celebrate Stetson's rich history and welcome our new University Chaplain. Refreshments will be served after the service in the Elizabeth Hall Foyer. 

12:00 p.m.
Golden Hatter Lunch: Lynn Dining Commons
For those classes who have already celebrated their 50th Reunion, come join other Golden Hatters for lunch in the Commons before you leave town! Register in advance and enjoy the all-you-can-eat food options and reserved seating with fellow classmates. (Registration Requested)