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LWC Homecoming Schedule 2021


*Some event times have changed or canceled since the printed schedule was released.

Masks are required for all indoor events regardless of your vaccination status.


Wednesday, September 29

2:30 p.m. – Church College Celebration
V.P. Henry Auditorium
Church College Celebration is an annual tradition in the fall semester for the LWC community. This worship service brings students, faculty and staff together to affirm our connection to the United Methodist Church and to acknowledge our commitment to provide active caring and Christian concern for every student.


Thursday, September 30

11 a.m. – 4th Annual Faculty & Staff Homecoming Reunion Cookout
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. All current and former faculty, staff and LWC alumni are invited to join us as we honor our dedicated employees who live out the LWC mission of, “Every student, Every day!”

*7:30 p.m. – Homecoming Kickoff: Fireworks & Pep Rally!
Hosted by: S.G.A.
Campus Quadrangle
Let’s kick off our Homecoming festivities in style! Join the LWC football team, cheerleaders, Blue Raider Marching Band, and Blue Raider Bob for a Homecoming pep rally & fireworks display - complete with s’mores!


Friday, October 1

1 - 4 p.m. – Homecoming Registration
L.R. McDonald Administration Building - Front Lawn
Stop by the welcome tent to grab your Homecoming 2021 goody bag! Register for weekend events, purchase discounted football game tickets, pick up your free weekend pass to the Holloway Health & Wellness Center and get all other information needed for the weekend!

1 p.m. – Campus Tour
L.R. McDonald Administration Building
Been awhile since your last time on campus? Enjoy a guided tour of the A.P. White Campus from an LWC Student Ambassador. You are sure to find something new!

2 p.m. – 17th Annual Morris Shepherd Ping Pong Tournament
Cralle Student Union Building
Join alumni and current students in this single-elimination tournament in honor of Morris Shepherd ’53. Cash prizes will be awarded to winners of the singles and doubles tournaments. Registration begins on-site at 1:45 p.m.

3 p.m. – LWC Alumni Association Annual Meeting
Katie Murrell Library - Clark Reading Room
All LWC alumni are invited to join the LWC Alumni Council for their fall meeting. During this time you will learn about all of the exciting ways you can become an active and engaged member of the LWC Alumni Association.

5:30 p.m. – BSN Pre-Licensure Nursing Student Blessing and White Coat Ceremony
V.P. 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
Join us for an evening with the entire LWC family! We encourage you to attend this event, which has become a highlight of the homecoming weekend. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served. Special guests will include the 2021 Homecoming Alumni Award Recipients and the Athletic Hall of Fame Class.

7 p.m. – LWC Singers Candlelight Ceremony: Signing of the Standards of Excellence
John B. Begley Chapel
This annual ceremony provides each student with a greater appreciation of this distinguished ensemble’s traditions and accomplishments. The candlelight ceremony is a significant and meaningful experience for all who attend. LWC Singers alumni are especially welcome to participate in the ceremony!


Saturday, October 2

8 a.m. – Alumni & Friends 5K
Doris and Bob Holloway Health & Wellness Center
Join your LWC friends and family for a 5K around LWC’s beautiful campus and local community. Runners and walkers are welcome! Your $20 registration fee will support the Bonner Scholar Program’s upcoming senior service trip. Check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. For questions, contact Natalie Vickous and Kisha Burton at bonner@lindsey.edu.
Please register by Sept. 20 to receive a race t-shirt.

9 a.m. – Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony
Graduation Ceremony for May and Fall 2020 Graduates
By invitation only, check your LWC Email.

9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Bonner Alumni Service Project
Wilkerson Bonner House
Join us for this come-and-go opportunity to serve with your fellow Bonner Alums. Please RSVP to Natalie Vickous and Kisha Burton at bonner@lindsey.edu..

10 - 11 a.m. – Homecoming Registration
Roberta D. Cranmer Dining & Conference Center
Just arriving? Stop by our registration table to check-in for Homecoming 2021! Register for weekend events, purchase discounted football game tickets and get all information needed for the weekend.

10 a.m. – History of Lindsey Wilson College
Presented by LWC’s R. V. Bennet Honors Students
Are you curious about the history of Lindsey Wilson College? Here is your chance. Join the Honors Students on a journey through the story of our beloved college!

10:30 a.m. – LWC Singers Alumni Reunion
Singers’ Locker Room in Slider 202
All former members of the LWC choral programs are invited to celebrate the program’s heritage at this special reunion. To register for this event contact the alumni office at 270.384.8400, email us at alumni@lindsey.edu., register online at www.lindsey.edu/homecomingRSVP.

*CANCELED 12:30 p.m. – 2021 Alumni Awards Celebration
Sponsored by: TJ Health - Columbia
Roberta D. Cranmer Dining & Conference Center
*The Alumni Awards Celebration scheduled to be held on Saturday has been canceled.

The four individuals selected as 2021 award recipients by the LWC National Alumni Association will be recognized at a later date. To be honored:

  • Karen Sue Pendleton ’60 Wilson of Bowling Green, Kentucky, will receive the Distinguished Alumna Award;
  • Kasey Compton ’10 of Somerset, Kentucky, will receive the Outstanding Young Alumna Award;
  • And Linda McKinley ’68 Grider of Columbia, Kentucky, will receive the Distinguished Service Award.
  • Longtime friend and former LWC Professor of Physics and Physical Sciences Garmoline Carpenter of Russell Springs, Kentucky, will be named an honorary alumna, posthumously.
*The Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony has been postponed. The rescheduled event will be announced by the LWC Athletics department.

1 p.m. – Campus Tour
Roberta D. Cranmer Dining & Conference Center
Been awhile since your last time on campus? Enjoy a guided tour of the A.P. White Campus from an LWC Student Ambassador. You are sure to find something new!

*3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. – Alumni Tailgate Zone
Lindsey Wilson Sports Park - Egnew Park
Sponsored by 93.5 WAIN
Looking for a spot to tailgate & play cornhole? Then look no further than the Alumni Tailgate Zone! 93.5 WAIN will be grilling hamburgers and hot dogs for you, there will also be ice cold soft drinks. All free of charge!

*5 p.m. – Homecoming Football Game – LWC vs. Cumberland University
Parnell Family Stadium (Formerly the Blue Raider Stadium)
Let’s cheer on the Blue Raiders to a homecoming victory and celebrate the crowning of the king and queen.
Tickets to the homecoming football game can be purchased during homecoming registration or online for $5. (Tickets at the gate cost $10.)

6 - 8 p.m. – Bonner Alumni Gathering
Emily Hundley President’s Home
Join Bonner staff, community partners, and fellow Bonner alums for a special celebration of 15 years of LWC Bonner. Light refreshments will be provided. Details to follow via Bonner social media. RSVP to bonner@lindsey.edu..

Sunday, October 3

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 a special worship service led by the Lindsey Wilson College Singers.

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. – Brunch
Roberta D. Cranmer Dining and Conference Center
Conclude your homecoming with friends over brunch!


*All events are free unless otherwise noted. To make reservations for any Homecoming 2021 event, contact the Alumni Office at 270-384-8400 or alumni@lindsey.edu. Register online at www.lindsey.edu/homecomingRSVP. Everyone who registers in advance for Homecoming 2021 will receive a free family weekend pass to the Doris and Bob Holloway Health & Wellness Center!

For more information about reunions and events, contact the LWC Alumni Office at alumni@lindsey.edu or 270-384-8400.