The Long Blue Line


Homecoming 2017 Full Schedule

Thursday, March 23

1:00 - 5:00 pm: Registration Welty Hall Lobby


4:00 - 5:00 pm: Homecoming Court Presentation

Celebrate with the students as the elected Court members show off their fancy attire! W Room, Hogarth Student Center


5:00 - 6:30 pm: Dinner Party in the Caf*

Join alumni and students for a spring fling! Great food, DJ music, a dance floor, and student performances. (Tickets $9 each, payable at door) Cafeteria, Hogarth Dining Center


6:00 - 7:30 pm: MUW Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting

Rose Room, Cochran Hall


6:00 - 7:30 pm: Gordy Honors Forum

Jeanie Thompson, The Myth of Water: Poems from the Life of Helen Keller (Free and open to the public) Nissan Auditorium, Parkinson Hall


8:00 pm: Department of Music Student Showcase

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


*ticketed event


Friday, March 24

8:00 am - 5:00 pm: Registration Welty Hall Lobby


9:00 - 10:00 am: Gordy Honors College Presents Coffee with Student Scholars

Drop in and chat with senior students about their independent research. (Free) Honors Office, Whitfiled Hall


10:00 - 11:00 am: Campus Walk with the President

(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*

Everyone is invited to attend this lunch honoring the Class of 1967. (Tickets for Class of 1967 members are free of charge. All others: $15 per person) Pope Banquet Room, Hogarth Dining Center


1:30 - 3:00 pm: Reading, Writing, Living

Join Nancy Lippincott Ashley, Class of 1967, for a review of “The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon” by Brad Stone followed by Jill Rigby Garner, Class of 1977, on the principles that are the foundation of everything she writes and Interior Design of the Heart. (Free) W Room, Hogarth Student Center


3:15 - 4:30 pm: MUW Alumni Association Annual Meeting

Nissan Auditorium, Parkinson Hall


4:30 - 6:00 pm: Celebration of Summer Hall, Art Exhibitions, and Welcome Home Reception

In celebration of the newly named Summer Hall, enjoy a juried alumni exhibition. Reception sponsored by the MUWAA Lowndes County Chapter. (Free; please register for this event.) MUW Galleries, Art and Design Building (now Summer Hall)


5:30 - 7:30 pm: Long Blue Line Auction and Welcome Dinner*

Make a bid while enjoying delicious food with friends! All proceeds benefit the MUWAA Legacy Scholarship. For more information, visit (Auction is free; $25 per person for dinner) Second Floor, Hogarth Dining Center


6:45 - 7:45 pm: Culinary Arts Dessert Reception Honoring Those Who Dared*

All alumni are invited for cocktails and dessert as we celebrate Those Who Dared. ($10 per person) The Gallery, Shattuck Hall


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

Enjoy the music of The Motown Experience. (Free; ticket required.) Rent Auditorium, Whitfield Hall


Campus Tours Led by Admissions

Get a tour and update on the beautiful campus! Tours at 9:00 am, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm (Free; please register for this event.) Second Floor, Welty Hall


*ticketed event


Saturday, March 25

7:30 am: Stark Recreation 10-Year Reunion W5K

Join us for another fun and exciting 5K as we Celebrate Stark Recreation Center’s 10th Birthday! We want to make this an event to remember and create memories that will last a lifetime. Lace up your running shoes and get ready to make strides to finish STRONG! You don’t want to miss this event. For registration details, please visit


8:00 am - 5:00 pm: Registration Welty Hall Lobby


8:30 - 10:00 am: Breakfast at Wesley

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


9:00 am - 2:00 pm: Sing and Swing Golf Tournament*

Join us for the 1st Annual Sing and Swing Golf Tournament at Old Waverly Golf Club. Tournament will include golf, breakfast, lunch, and a golf polo with new MUW athletics logo. Proceeds will help fund the choir’s international tour to Scotland in the summer of 2017. ($175 per person) Old Waverly Golf Club, West Point, MS


9:30 - 10:00 am: Class Photos for Reunion Classes

Front Campus (Rain location inside Whitfield Hall)


10:00 - 11:30 am: Convocation

See the classes march, presentation of awards, and singing of MUW songs. At the end, alumni will serenade the seniors as they take their first steps in the Long Blue Line! (Free and open to the public) Rent Auditorium, Whitfield Hall


11:30 am – noon: Pioneer Plaza Ground Breaking

Join us as we break ground for this outdoor space honoring Those Who Dared. (Free and open to the public) Between Carrier Chapel and Welty Hall(Rain Location is Carrier Chapel)


Noon - 1:30 pm: Homecoming Lunch Featuring an Athletics Update*

Learn more about our plans to DARE. DREAM. ACHIEVE. ($15 per person) W Room, Hogarth Center


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

Get your W memento from Homecoming 2017! (Free; one item per person) First Floor, Welty Atrium


1:30 - 2:30 pm: MUWAA Awards Reception

Celebrate our 2017 MUW Alumni Association Award recipients. (Free and open to the public) Poindexter Hall


2:30 - 4:30 pm: Kappa Pi’s Cupcakes and Canvas*

Have dessert while participating in a paint demo. ($15 per person, limited spots available) Room 211, Art & Design Building (now Summer Hall) 


2:30 - 4:00 pm: Four-Year Social Club Reunions


2:30 - 4:00 pm: D’Belles 55th Anniversary Celebration

(Please register for this event.) Puckett House


2:30 - 4:00 pm: Gauntlet 65th Anniversary Celebration

(Please register for this event.) Room 303, Cochran Hall


2:30 - 6:00 pm: Black Alumni Reunion

Join us for another fun-filled celebration of black excellence at this year’s Black Alumni Reunion! Great food, fun, and re-connecting with old friends. We have a special treat for you this year: First-ever HC Yard- Show featuring current and old NPHC Greeks of The W. (Free; please register for this event.) Tent on Bryan Green (Rain Location is Shattuck Hall)


4:30 - 6:00 pm: Two-Year Social Club Reunions


6:00 - 7:30 pm: Class of 1967 Reunion Dinner*

Class members of 1967 are invited to attend. ($25 per person) Limbert Assembly Room, Cochran Hall


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

A dinner for all classes to enjoy as we honor of the Classes of 2012, 2007, 2002, 1997, 1992, 1987, 1982, 1977, 1972, 1962, 1957, 1952, 1947, and 1942. An evening of great food, great wine, and great friends! All alumni are invited to attend. ($25 per person) Pope Banquet Room, Hogarth Dining Center


7:00 pm: Book Signing and Play by Michael Farris Smith

At 8:00 pm, don’t miss theatre students performing this one-act play based on the award-winning story “Chasing Rabbits.” The author, Michael Farris Smith, will be available prior to the play to discuss and sign his new novel, “Desperation Road.” (Free, please register for this event.) Black Box Theater, Cromwell Communications Building


*ticketed event


Sunday, March 26

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


10:30 am – noon: Brunch*

(Tickets $8 each, payable at door) Hogarth Dining Center


*ticketed event

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