Homecoming Schedule


LWC Homecoming 2016 - Tradition Never Graduates!


All times CT

Saturday, Sept. 24

8:30 a.m. - 2016 Blue Raider Classic Alumni and Friends Golf Scramble

The Pines at Lindsey Wilson
Let's kick Homecoming week off with a great day on the links with the Lindsey Wilson family! Join alumni and friends for this fun-filled day of golf! All are welcome! Former members of the Blue Raider golf program also have the opportunity to take home the Blue Raider Classic traveling trophy. For complete details and to register, visit www.lindsey.edu/blueraiderclassic.
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 26

Dusk - Homecoming Week Kickoff Fireworks on the Quad

Sponsored by: LWC Student Government Association
Join the LWC family on the Quad for fireworks and hot chocolate to kick off Homecoming week 2016!

Wednesday, Sept. 28

10 a.m. - Dedication of the Fouser Sustainability Lab
Fugitte Science Center Room 329
In appreciation of the generosity of alumna Nancy Fouser '62, and her late husband Charles '62, join us as we dedicate the Fouser Sustainability Lab, the home of LWC's Sustainability and Energy Applications Program.

2:30 p.m. - College/Church Celebration
V.P. Henry Auditorium
This annual gathering of the campus community is a worship service celebrating our historic connection with the United Methodist Church and highlighting the significance of faith-life at Lindsey Wilson College.

Thursday, Sept. 29

11 a.m. - Faculty/Staff Homecoming Cookout & Reunion
Hosted by: The LWC Alumni Association Council
Campus Quadrangle

The LWC Alumni Association and Alumni Council celebrate the incredible faculty and staff of Lindsey Wilson College with the inaugural Faculty/Staff Homecoming Cookout & Reunion in their honor. All current and former faculty/staff members, and the LWC alumni family, are invited to come show our love and appreciation to the dedicated employees who live out our motto "Every student, every day!"

Friday, Sept. 30

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Homecoming Welcome Tent
Administration Building Front Lawn
Stop by the Welcome Tent to register your attendance at Homecoming 2016 and get all of the information needed for the weekend! Also, be sure to register for door prizes to be given away at the Homecoming Reunion Tailgate Tent on Saturday afternoon! Tickets to the Homecoming football game can be purchased at the Welcome Tent for $5. (Tickets at the gate cost $10.)

10:30 a.m. - Alumni College Session #1
Since you are back at your college, it only seems right that you should go back to class! We are thrilled to offer these life-long-learning opportunities that will not only be educational, but we guarantee they will also be fun! Be sure to check in at the Homecoming Welcome Tent for the "LWC Alumni College" courses offered during each time slot, as well as class location.

11:30 a.m. - Golden Alumni Luncheon Cranmer Dining Center
Join other members of the LWC Golden Alumni Society (Class of '66 and before) for a terrific time of fellowship and conversation at the best college cafeteria in the country! Members of the class of 1967 are invited to attend as a preview of your 50 year reunion to be held in May 2017. We will provide the yearbooks, you provide the memories!

1 p.m. - Dedication of the Victory Bell Tower
Campus Quadrangle
The LWC Class of 2016's Senior Gift Project resulted in the largest senior gift in the history of Lindsey Wilson College. With their support, we dedicate the newest feature to dawn the AP White Campus, connecting the students of today to the tradition of the Victory Bell which rang at LWC over half a century ago.

1 - 4 p.m. - Lindsey Wilson Legacy Program
Homecoming Welcome Tent
For many people being a Blue Raider is a family thing! If your family has a Lindsey Wilson legacy be sure to get your LWC family members together and stop by the Homecoming Welcome Tent to pick up your free "LWC Legacy - It's a Family Thing" t-shirts! To be considered an LWC Legacy, a student or alum must have a parent, grandparent, or sibling who also attended/attends LWC! Once you have your shirts, step over to our LWC Legacy photo booth for a professional photo in front of the iconic Administration Building as another gift to your family. Register for this event and reserve your LWC Legacy t-shirts by contacting the LWC Alumni Relations Office.

1:30 p.m. - Alumni College Session #2
2 p.m. - 14th-Annual Morris Shepherd Ping Pong Tournament
Cralle Student Union Building
Join other alumni and students in this single-elimination tournament hosted by Morris Shepherd '53. No registration fee; sign up day of the event. Cash prizes given to winners of the singles and doubles tournaments.

2 p.m. - Inaugural Homecoming Spades Tournament
Sponsored by: Chris Estes '01 and Dr. Ricky Farmer '00

Cralle Student Union Building
College students and playing cards have always gone hand in hand! Join alumni Chris Estes and Ricky Farmer as they host this double elimination tournament of alumni and students to crown the LWC Homecoming Spades Champions for 2016!

5:30 p.m. - Bonner Scholar Reunion
Wilkerson Bonner House

5:30 p.m. - BSN Pre-Licensure Nursing Student Blessing and White Coat Ceremony
VP Henry Auditorium
Alumni of the nursing program are invited back to campus to celebrate with the next generation of Lindsey Wilson Nursing students.

6-8 p.m. - President's Homecoming Reception
Emily Hundley President's Home
The entire LWC Family is welcome and encouraged to attend! Special guests: 2016 Homecoming Award Recipients and Athletic Hall of Fame Class.

6 p.m. - Blue Raiders Basketball Preview
Biggers Sports Center
Come meet the 2016-17 LWC Blue Raiders women's and men's basketball teams! The women's squad takes the court for an inner squad scrimmage at 6 p.m., followed by the men's team at 7 p.m.

7 p.m. - Men's Soccer vs. Campbellsville University
Walter S. Reuling Stadium
It's the rivalry to end all rivalries! Come out and support the best men's soccer program in the country as we face off against the Tigers.

8 p.m. - Blue Raider Alumni Basketball Game
Biggers Sports Center
Basketball legends from the past are returning to campus to celebrate LWC's hoops tradition! Alumni from the men's and women's program will lace them up for this fun-filled, action-packed alumni game to see who still has what it takes.

9:30 p.m. - Homecoming Pep Rally!
Campus Quadrangle
Join the LWC football team, cheerleaders, Blue Raider Marching Band, and Blue Raider Bob for a Homecoming pep rally, complete with s'mores and hot chocolate.

Saturday, October 1

7:30 a.m. - LWC Cycling Reunion Road Ride
Sponsored by: Campus Recreation

Holloway Health and Wellness Center
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the cycling program, the LWC cycling family is inviting former cyclists, friends of the program, community members and family to participate in a group ride event leaving at 7:30 a.m. There will be two distance choices. The entire group will leave together for a slow, friendly group ride (Approximately 20 miles). At mile 15 there will be a split and current team members will lead people back to campus. Cyclists interested in a challenge can continue on and ride the LWC race loop (45 miles) led by current road team members. Bragging rights will be on the line!

8-11 a.m. - Homecoming Registration
Robert D. Cranmer Dining & Conference Center

9 a.m. - LWC Natural Garden and Community Garden Tours
Join LWC Botany professor, Dr. Michael Bosela for a tour of the LWC Natural Garden which features countless varieties of plants and flowers native to Kentucky. The Garden is located at the bottom of the hill on the east end of Walter S. Reuling Stadium (Soccer Field). Or visit the Community Garden, located on the corner of West Guardian and Monroe Streets in Columbia.

10 a.m. - Golden Alumni Society Reunion and Induction Ceremony (Classes of 1966 and before)
Hodge Center for Discipleship
If you attended LWC prior to 1967 and were not able to attend your 50 year reunion, this event provides you the opportunity to officially be inducted into the Golden Alumni Society. If you plan to attend, mark this reunion group on your reservation form.

11 a.m. - 2016 Alumni Awards & Athletic Hall of Fame Celebration
Sponsored by: TJ Samson Hospital/TJ Health - Columbia (hopefully)

Roberta D. Cranmer Dining & Conference Center
The LWC National Alumni Association invites you to its 85th-annual alumni awards celebration. Join fellow classmates and friends as we honor this year's award recipients and Athletic Hall of Fame inductees.
Cost: $14 per person, $25 per couple. Please register in advance for this event if you plan to attend. 1 p.m. - LWC Baseball Reunion & Homerun Derby Egnew Park - Lindsey Wilson Sports Park
This year marks the 35th anniversary of Blue Raider baseball and Coach Jonathan Burton invites all former LWC baseball players to return as we recognize the inaugural 1982 squad and celebrate the two most recent teams and their accomplishment of back-to-back World Series appearances! Plus, we will see who can still hit it out in an alumni Homerun Derby! The Homerun Derby will begin at 2 p.m. followed by the team recognitions.

2 p.m. - LWC Alumni Association Annual Meeting
Rotary Board Room - Roberta D. Cranmer Dining and Conference Center
All LWC alumni are invited to the meeting to learn how to become involved with the LWC Alumni Council.

3 p.m. - LWC Cycling Reunion Cookout
Sponsored by: The Schmidt Family

LWC Cycling Park
Alumni, family and friends of the cycling program are invited to this reunion cookout at the LWC Cycling Park under the big tent. Come out, enjoy great food and cheer on the current Blue Raider cyclists as they compete in gravity and endurance races throughout the day. This is a great time to catch up with friends, maybe get in a few runs on the slalom course, BMX track or even a session on the pump track.

4 p.m. - Homecoming Reunion Tent
Sponsored by: Modern Woodmen of America

Blue Raider Stadium
Come celebrate Homecoming over a great tailgate meal and meet up with old friends at the Homecoming Reunion Tent! Cost: $3 per person (pay at the tent), plus the first 500 receive a free. Register to win one of our great door prizes courtesy of event sponsor, Modern Woodmen of America!

6:30 p.m. - LWC Homecoming Football Game - LWC vs. Union College
Blue Raider Stadium
Let's cheer on the Blue Raiders to a Homecoming victory and see the King and Queen crowned during halftime!

Sunday, Octorber 2

11 a.m. - Homecoming Worship Service
Columbia United Methodist Church
The congregation of Columbia United Methodist Church invites the Lindsey Wilson family to join them in worship. Special music will be performed by the Lindsey Wilson College Singers.

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. -Brunch
Roberta D. Cranmer Dining and Conference Center
Conclude your Homecoming weekend with friends for brunch to share memories of the weekend. (Pay at the door event).

*All events are free unless otherwise noted. To make reservations for any Homecoming 2016 event, contact the Alumni Office at 270-384-8400 or alumni@lindsey.edu. Register online at www.lindsey.edu/alumni or use the form in this brochure. Everyone who registers in advance for Homecoming 2016 will receive a free family weekend pass to the Doris and Bob Holloway Health & Wellness Center!