The Long Blue Line


Homecoming 2019 Full Schedule

Pre-Registration is closed.

You can still register at Welty Hall during the designated dates and times listed below.

Thursday, March 28

1:00 - 5:00 pm: Registration

Second Floor, Welty Hall


4:30 - 6:00 pm: Spring Fling for Graduating Seniors Hosted by the MUW Alumni Association

Join alumni and graduating seniors for dinner, games, music, and an opportunity to meet soon-to-be members of the Long Blue Line! (Tickets for alumni are $15.00 per person. Tickets for graduating seniors are free.) Stark Recreation Center Backyard


6:00 - 7:30 pm: Nell Peel Wolfe Lecture Series

Hear Tracy Crow, former Marine Corps officer, editor of It’s My Country Too: Women’s Military Stories from the American Revolution to Afghanistan, author of Eyes Right: Confessions from a Woman Marine and three other books, and President/CEO of the community arts foundation Milspeak, which supports the creative endeavors of military service members, veterans, and their families. Barnes & Noble will offer her books for sale in the Hogarth Student Center and at the event, and she will sign books following her lecture in Parkinson Hall. Presented by the Ina E. Gordy Honors College (Free and open to the public) Nissan Auditorium, Parkinson Hall


8:00 pm: Performance Sponsored by the Leslie F. Threadgill Lecture and Artist Series

Piano Recital by Guest Artist Elena Klionsky (Free and open to the public) Kossen Auditorium, Poindexter Hall 


Friday, March 29

8:00 am - 5:00 pm: Registration

Second Floor, Welty Hall


8:30 - 10:30 am: MUW Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting 

Rose Room, Cochran Hall


9:30 - 11:00 am: Walk with the President and Coffee with Students

Enjoy a campus tour led by President Nora Miller. During the tour, you will drop in and chat with students about thier research projects. Shuttles will be available. (Free; please register for this event.) Meet at the Old Maid’s Gate, College Street Entrance


11:30 am - 1:30 pm: Golden Girls Alumni Lunch  *ticketed event

Everyone is invited to attend this lunch honoring the Class of 1969. (Tickets for Class of 1969 members are free of charge. All others: $15 per person) Pope Banquet Room, Hogarth Dining Center


2:00 pm: Campus Tour Led by Admissions

Get a tour and update on the beautiful campus! Shuttles will be available. (Free; please register for this event.) Second Floor, Welty Hall


2:00 - 3:30 pm: Reading, Writing, Living

Eugenia “Genie” Talbott: Travel to places with artist, Eugenia “Genie” Talbott Adderson, ’69, which are familiar and close to home, in the frozen Canadian Arctic, in the wilds of the West, and those in between.

Documentary Film Scenes and Backstories: Myra Williams Ottewell, ’69, sets the stage for how she produced her documentary, Mississippi ReMixed: A fresh look at race relations in the Deep South, a film that has been shown numerous times on Mississippi Public Broadcasting and nationwide on Public Television.

W Archives Presentation: Derek Webb will provide a scenic tour through The W’s history with images from the Beulah Culbertson Archives and Special Collections. (Free) Gunter Room, Fant Library


4:00 - 5:30 pm: Art Exhibitions and Welcome Home Reception

MUW artists featured are Debra Gordon, ’78; Mary Price Kerr, ’65; Katherine Feeney Munson, ’09; and Jessie Whitehead, ’76. Refreshments provided by the MUWAA Lowndes County Chapter. (Free; please register for this event.) MUW Galleries, Summer Hall


5:00 - 6:00 pm: MUW Social Organization Alumni Council (SOAC) Representatives Business Meeting

Council representatives/proxies are required to attend. The business meeting is open to general SOAC members, social organization students, and university faculty/staff. Conference Room B, Fant Library


6:00 pm: Long Blue Line Auction and Welcome Dinner *ticketed event

Make a bid while enjoying delicious food with friends! All proceeds benefit the MUWAA Legacy Scholarship Fund. Dancing and live music by Unfazed. For more information, visit here. (Auction is free; $40 per person for dinner, drinks, dessert reception and entertainment) Tent Outside Shattuck Hall: Dinner and Entertainment; Shattuck Hall: Auction


8:00 pm: Black Alumni Dessert Reception

All alumni are invited for dessert as we honor black alumni at The W! Desserts prepared by culinary arts students. (Included in Long Blue Line Auction & Welcome Dinner Ticket) Gallery, Shattuck Hall 


Saturday, March 30

8:00 am - 5:00 pm: Registration

Second Floor, Welty Hall


8:00 - 10:00 am: Breakfast at Wesley

Open to all alumni, students and friends! (Free) Wesley Foundation


8:00 - 8:45 am: MUW Social Organization Alumni Council (SOAC) General Meeting

An update on the achievements of the first year of the SOAC, our relationship with the university and the MUWAA, and goals for 2019. Nissan Auditorium, Parkinson Hall 


9:00 - 10:00 am: MUW Alumni Association Annual Meeting

Limbert Assembly Room, Cochran Hall 


10:00 - 10:30 am: Class Photos for Reunion Classes

Front Campus (Rain location inside Whitfield Hall)


10:30 am - 12:00 pm: Convocation

See the classes march, presentation of awards, and sing MUW songs. Also, don't miss a special scholarship presentation from the Golden Girl class! (Free and open to the public) Rent Auditorium, Whitfield Hall


12:00 pm: Owls Tailgate Lunch *ticketed event 

Join fellow alumni, friends, parents, and fans for a pre-game tailgate lunch! Stay and support our Owls Softball team as they take on Agnes Scott at 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.  Your ticket includes a snack from Project C.H.E.W.  Also, there will fun tailgate games provided by Campus Recreation. ($15 per person) Don Usher Field


1:00 - 5:00 pm: Homecoming Novelty Event

Get your W memento from Homecoming 2019! (Free; one item per person) First Floor, Welty Atrium  


1:30 - 3:00 pm: Four-Year Social Club Reunions

* The program provided at Registration will have a list of locations on the last page. 


1:30 - 3:00 pm: Mam'selles 65th Anniversary Celebration

(Please register for this event.) Gunter Room, Fant Library


1:30 - 5:00 pm: Black Alumni Reunion

JJoin us as we celebrate black excellence at The W! We will have special guests joining us to create unforgettable memories. There will be food, fun, and fellowship! (Free; please register for this event.) W Room, Hogarth Student Union


2:30 - 4:30 pm: Open House with the President 

Visit the President's Home and enjoy light refreshments with President Nora Miller. (Free; please register for this event.) President's Home


3:30 - 5:00 pm: Two-Year Social Club Reunions

* The program provided at Registration will have a list of locations on the last page.


3:30 - 5:00 pm: BlackList 105th Anniversary Celebration

(Please register for this event.) Black Box Theatre, Cromwell Communications Center


3:30 - 5:00 pm: Maskers 90th Anniversary Celebration

(Please register for this event.) Welty Board Room


3:30 - 5:00 pm: Jesters 70th Anniversary Celebration

(Please register for this event.) Wesley Foundation 


5:00 - 6:00 pm: MUWAA Awards Reception

Celebrate our 2019 MUW Alumni Association Award recipients. (Free and open to the public) Front Lobby, Fant Library


6:00 - 7:30 pm: Class of 1969 Reunion Dinner *ticketed event 

Class of 1969 are invited to attend. ($25 per person) Brigham Dining Room, Hogarth Dining Center


6:00 - 7:30 pm: Gingko Gathering *ticketed event

A dinner for all classes to enjoy as we honor the Classes of 2014, 2009, 2004, 1999, 1994, 1989, 1984, 1979, 1974, 1964, 1959, 1954, 1949, and 1944 with an evening of great food, great friends, and music by the W Jazz Ensemble! ($25 per person) Pope Banquet Room, Hogarth Dining Center


8:00 pm: Departement of Music Student Showcase

Enjoy a performance by students in the Department of Music. (Free and open to the public) Kossen Auditorium, Poindexter Hall


Sunday, March 31

9:00 am: Sunday Chapel Service

End the Homecoming weekend with a chapel service led by the MUW Wesley Foundation and a special remembrance of those we have lost since last Homecoming. Carrier Chapel




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