Homecoming 2020 Goes Virtual

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Front campus prepares for U.Day

In light of the continued coronavirus threat, BJU’s 2020 Homecoming on Oct. 8–10 will be a virtual event. While no on-campus events will be held, the Alumni Relations Office is planning several fun virtual activities for alumni and students.

Homecoming Concert

The Concert, Opera & Drama Series event on Oct. 8 — What Makes It Great with Robert Kapilow — will be open for students only to attend in person. However, a virtual option is being considered for alumni. Stay tuned for further details.

The World’s Most Unusual Game Show

This event is a combination of several classic TV game shows. Hosted by BJU faculty and personality Dr. Dan Olinger with BJU alum and Greenville entertainer Zach Sprunger, two teams of students and alumni go head-to-head. Questions come from general knowledge and from the BJU archives. Examples include: “In what year did Vesuvius destroy Pompeii?” and “Which property was left to the University by the estate of an Emmy Award-winning actress?” Tune in to the webcast on Oct. 9, to test your knowledge.

Study ahead by reading through BJUtoday’s Origins series on the campus buildings and their dedicatees.

Spirit Week and Athletic Events

The week on campus will be filled with activities to excite students and raise school spirit, culminating in Bruins games on Friday and Saturday evenings. The women’s volleyball team will be facing Carolina University at 7 p.m. on Oct. 9, and the soccer teams will be taking on Brewton-Parker College on Oct. 10. The women’s game kicks off at 6 p.m., and the men’s at 8 p.m. All games will be available via webcast at bjubruins.com.

Zoom Alumni Gatherings

Several Zoom meetings are planned for Oct. 10. These will be informal opportunities for alumni to meet virtually with classmates and friends. A schedule will be published with sign-on details closer to the day.

Virtual Campus Tours

Student ambassadors will be hosting virtual campus tours for alumni on Oct. 10. Guests will need to sign up online for the special tours. To participate, you will need to have Zoom Client for Meetings installed on your desktop/laptop or mobile device, but you don’t have to have a Zoom account.

If you’d rather explore campus virtually on your own, visit the online campus map. Several buildings have 360-degree photos to explore.

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