Homecoming & Family Weekend 2019 is just around the corner. Once again, BJU welcomes alumni and local friends to the campus for three days of fun, music and games. While this weekend is an opportunity for alumni to return to BJU, it also includes many activities for the community.
Homecoming Concert: Panosian and the Providence of His Story
Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m.
Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium
The BJU Symphony Orchestra will accompany beloved history professor Edward Panosian and Armenian singer-songwriter Mariam Matossian in an evening of music and storytelling. The concert will present the stories and melodies of Armenian families who survived the genocide of 1915–1917. Tickets can be purchased through Programs & Productions.
See Also: Homecoming Concert Looks Beyond History
M&G Walk-in Tours
Benjamin West Tour
Oct. 11, 10–11 a.m.
War Memorial Chapel
The Museum & Gallery invites adults and students (grades 3–12) to enjoy a tour of the Benjamin West collection. Discover the beauty and history behind the British painter’s work.
See Also: Origins: War Memorial Chapel
Exploring Ancient Cultures
Oct. 11, 2 p.m.
Museum & Gallery Lobby
Though the main galleries are still closed to the public, the M&G will open its lobby to display its ancient civilization artifacts. Adults and students (grades K5–12) are welcome.
See Also: Museum & Gallery on the Move
Women’s Volleyball Match
Oct. 11, 7 p.m.
Davis Field House
Come cheer on the Bruins volleyball team as they play Johnson & Wales University. Tickets can be bought online or at the entrance.
Bruin Nation Talent Show
Oct. 11, 8 p.m.
Ready to laugh, cry and sing along? Bruin Nation members will highlight their skills once again in this campus-wide talent show. Reserve tickets during registration.
Children are welcome to play and learn with members of the Bruins sports teams.
Soccer—9–10 a.m. Children in 2nd grade and above, Alumni Stadium
Volleyball—10:30–11:45 a.m. Girls 7th grade and above, Davis Field House
Basketball—12:45–2 p.m. children 2nd grade and above, Davis Field House
U.Day Educational Street Fair
Oct. 12, 10 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
East Front Campus
For the fourth year, U.Day welcomes everyone to a fun and educational morning for all ages. Enjoy live sculpting, cupcake decorating, inflatables, storytelling, snake petting and so much more.
Greenville Bus Tour with John Nolan
Oct. 12, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Pick up at Rodeheaver Auditorium
BJU faculty and Greenville History Tours founder John Nolan will guide groups on a tour of Greenville’s downtown and historic neighborhoods. Purchase tickets during registration.
M&G Makers Market
Oct. 12, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Welcome Center, second floor
The Museum & Gallery will host its fourth annual curated market of handmade products. All artists are BJU alumni, students and faculty. With a variety that extends from pottery to wearables to food, you are sure to find something to take home.
The Tortoise and the Hare
Oct. 12, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Columbia Marionette Theatre presents its rendition of this classic fable. Bring your family and friends and enjoy the free production.
Oct. 12, 1:30–2:45 p.m.
Artios Academies of Greenville will present J.M. Barrie’s tale of Peter Pan or The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up. The Darling children will take the audience on a wonderful adventure. Purchase tickets through University Tickets.
Oct. 12, 4 p.m.
The Bruins women soccer team will be playing against Covenant College. Reserve tickets during registration.
Oct. 12, 7 p.m.
The Bruins men’s soccer team will challenge Trinity Baptist College. Tickets can also be purchased during registration.
Check-in will be open every day between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. During their time on campus families are welcome to enjoy meals at the Dixon-McKenzie Dining Common, take campus tours courtesy of the Welcome Center, and visit classes of their interest. This jam-packed Homecoming Weekend will be a blast for the whole community.