Homecoming  October 5-6, 2018

It’s time to come back to campus and enjoy some football as our Mars Hill Lions take on the Tusculum Pioneers! This year will feature tailgating, class reunions* for the classes of 1993, 1978, 1988 and 1968, music, food, and fun on the Quad!

If you are attending, please be sure to check in at the tent on the upper quad!

Please note, this year Homecoming falls on the same day as some other fantastic events. Check out the Lunsford Festival and the Madison Heritage Arts Festival. Also, with the construction of the brand new Ammons Field House, tailgating spots are now at a premuim. You can  Pre-Purchase Tailgating Tickets (proceeds benefit the Madison County Backpack program) and have a guaranteed spot! Otherwise, parking is available on a first come first serve basis around campus.

All other parking lots are on a first-come, first-serve basis with the exception of the following:

  • Nash parking lot is reserved for the Class of 1993 reunion.
  • Broyhill Chapel lot is closed until noon.
  • Athletic Street will be closed for bus and disability parking.

Shuttles will be running from the old Shell station parking lot on JF Robinson Hwy.

*If you are interested in helping with a reunion for your class please email alumni@mhu.edu!

Friday, October 5
• 8:00 AM – Annual MHU Alumni & Friends Homecoming Golf Tournament
Registration begins at 8AM – Broadmoor Golf Links, 101 French Broad Lane, Fletcher
Shotgun start – 11AM
Register online

• 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Alumni Board Meeting; Sam’s Dining Room, Pittman Dining Hall
• 6:00 PM – Class of 1968 Dinner
Meet at Twisted Laurel on Main Street in Weaverville
• 6:00 PM – Class of 1978 Dinner
Meet at Baa’d Sheep Burrito on Main Street in Mars Hill (dutch treat)
• 6:00 PM – Swim Meet vs. Lenoir-Rhyne University, Chambers Pool, MHU Campus
• Time TBD – Alumni Disc Golf Tournament

Saturday, October 6

• 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Hilltop Café in Day Hall is open; features Starbucks Coffees & Breakfast
• 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Registration on the Quad; Register to win 2 tickets to The Biltmore Estate
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Alumni Tailgate Event
Parking spots will be presold online for $10 each; spots are available in the Ferguson Math & Science Parking Lot and in The Commuter Parking Lot near the Chapel; proceeds will benefit the Madison County Backpack program
• 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Class of 1978 40th Reunion Breakfast Reception
Continental breakfast & official reunion event in Atrium of Ferguson Math & Science Bldg
• 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Class of 1993 25th Reunion Tailgating Event
Grilling, corn hole tournament, music, scavenger hunt, etc. will be held in the Pavilion behind the Chapel; rain location is Bentley Fellowship Hall
• 9:30 AM – Alumni Baseball Game
• 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Lunsford Festival Concert and Festivities on the Upper Quad
• 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM – MHU Bookstore is open to the public
• 11:00 AM – Choir Concert: Broyhill Chapel
• 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM – BBQ Lunch on the Quad provided by Chartwells; pay at the door
• 12:00 PM – Bailey Mountain Cloggers Performance & Alumni Dance; Quad
• 12:45 PM – Pre-game Alumni Band Performance: Ferguson Math & Science Bldg
1:30 PM – Mars Hill Lions vs. Tusculum Pioneers Football Game; Meares Stadium
• 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM – Lunsford Festival Ballad Swap; Peterson Conference Room, Blackwell Hall
• 2:30 PM – 3:45 PM – Lunsford Festival Open Jam, Anderson Amphitheatre
• 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM – Lunsford Festival Community Dance, Chambers Gym
• 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Class of 1988 30th Reunion Reception; Timberline
• 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Class of 1968 50th Reunion Reception; Sam’s Dining Room & Chapman Garden
• 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM – Class of 1968 50th Reunion Dinner; Redway Dining Room, Pittman Dining Hall
• 10:00 PM – 2:00 AM – Homecoming Dance for Students & Alumni, Auxiliary Gym