Homecoming  October 18-19, 2019

Mars Hill University is celebrating the 50th, 40th, and 25th class reunions over Homecoming weekend! We look forward to having members of the Class of 1969, 1979, and 1994 back on campus to relive their time on The Hill.

Homecoming weekend features many opportunities for classmates to reconnect. Below, find a list of events taking place that weekend.

*This schedule is tentative. Please check back for changes or additions to the events.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Lion’s Growl – Evening – Time TBA

Friday, October 18, 2019

Golf Tournament – 9:30 AM Shotgun Start, Reems Creek.

Back to Class – Lectures and discussions with current MHU faculty.

  • Angels, Demons, and the Human Imagination at Work
    Join Professor of Religion Marc Mullinax (MHC ’77) in an introductory lesson to one of his most popular classes. We “imagine” the angelic and the demonic as part of politics, religion, music, literature, and we can even talk about angelic places like heaven or demonic places like hell. Each of these items has a history: someone once “imagined” these, and now we do, too. Why? Join Marc as we talk about the angelic and demonic images in our brains … and how they got there!
    There is no advance reading, just a rollicking good time in the classroom!

Dedication Ceremonies – 4 PM

  • Dedication in memory of Dr. Teresa Stern in the Nash Garden on the south side of Nash Education building, and Mrs. Beverly Hough on the first floor of the Nash education building.

Reunion Celebration Dinner – 6:30 PM. Pittman Dining Hall

  • Celebrating class years ending in “9” or “4”

Evening on the quad 5:30 – 8:30 PM

  • For alumni without a reunion.
  • Food trucks in attendance
    • Baa’d Sheep Burrito
    • Bun Intended
    • Amazing Pizza Company
    • DJ provided by Rick Saur, Class of 1987
  • Alumni Social Gathering at Eluvium Brewery in Weaverville – 8:30 PM

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Forever Lions 5K – Upper Quad – race begins at 8:30 AM

  • Sign up for the inaugural race on the homecoming website.
  • Registration is tiered. Early bird price of $25 until September 9.
  • Regular registration is $30
  • Visit local vendors at the Mars Hill Farmers and Artisinal Market and cheer on your fellow MHU alumni in the race!
  • Late registration is $45

Cornhole Tournament – Provided by the Student Government Association. Registration coming soon.

Hourly schedule:

Friday, October 18, 2019
8:30 AM – Breakfast at Reems Creek for Alumni and Friends Golf Tournament
9:30 AM – Alumni and Friends Golf Tournament Shotgun Start
2:00 PM – Back to Class – Lectures and discussions with current MHU faculty.
5:30 PM – Food Truck Friday on the Upper Quad with DJ services by Rick Saur ’87.
5:45 PM – Class of 1969 meets in Oscar Sams dining room.
6:30 PM – Reunion Celebration Dinner begins
8:30 PM – Alumni-hosted social at Eluvium Brewery in Weaverville, NC.

Saturday, October 19, 2019
8:00 AM – Alumni Registration on Upper Quad
8:30 AM – Forever Lions 5K begins
9:00 AM – Tailgate lots open
9:00 AM – Reunion breakfast C/O 1969 (Ferguson Nursing Building, 2nd Floor)
9:00 AM – Reunion breakfast C/O 1979 (Ponder Atrium)
10:00 AM – Tailgate reunion event for C/O 1994 (Commuter Lot)
11:00 AM – Choir Concert – Broyhill
11:30 AM – Lunch served by Student Development and Chartwells on Athletic St.
– Seating in front of Wren/Blue Lounge
12:30 PM – MHU Lions marching band warm up on the Lower Quad.
1:00 PM – Cloggers perform in front of Wren/ Athletic St.
1:30 PM – Football Game

After the game

Enjoy alumni discounts on Main St. Mars Hill at select restaurants. Be sure to register with the alumni office to receive your alumni card so you can receive your discount.

Businesses taking part:

  • Library Cafe (discount valid all weekend long)
  • Stackhouse
  • Baa’d Sheep Burrito
  • Good Cheer Chocolates
  • Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery at Mars Hill Theater (food only)

Planning is underway for Homecoming 2019. If you would like to be part of your 25, 40 or 50 year reunion, please contact alumni@mhu.edu or 828-689-1466.

Reunion Weekend Tickets

Tailgate Registration