BJU Celebrates Homecoming and Family Weekend

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (October 9, 2017) — Bob Jones University invites the Greenville community to Homecoming and Family Weekend Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 12 to 14, on the BJU campus.

“Homecoming and Family Weekend is a university-wide event that introduces student and alumni families and the Greenville community to today’s BJU,” said President Steve Pettit. “This three-day celebration allows us to build relationships, foster long-held university traditions, and reflect on what God is doing at BJU.”

Activities on Thursday include a golf outing, a Homecoming Concert featuring the Symphonic Wind Band, and a Classroom Connection, allowing guests to experience a variety of BJU’s academic programs.

Friday’s events include campus tours, an author talk and book signing, a college success seminar, the Bruins Family Game Show, and Twenty Eight Steps, a Reformation play. The Bruins women’s volleyball team will play Johnson and Wales University Friday evening at 7 in the Davis Field House.

Saturday’s activities begin with the Bruin Nation 5k Family Race and the second annual U.Day, a family-friendly educational street fair on BJU’s front campus. The Museum & Gallery Maker’s Market will be open throughout the day, featuring a variety of handmade art, crafts and designs by BJU graduates, faculty and students.

President Steve Pettit and administrators will update guests on current university initiatives in Stratton Hall at 11 a.m., followed by a question and answer session.

Other events that morning/afternoon include a variety of youth sports clinics, several affinity reunions, and a Patch the Pirate Concert at 2 p.m.

Intercollegiate soccer kicks off at 4 p.m. when the women’s team faces off against Trinity Baptist College in Alumni Stadium, followed by the men’s match at 7 p.m. During the games, families can enjoy the Bruins BBQ Bash and the Bruin Village with inflatables and carnival games.

The full schedule of events is available at