Homecoming 2021

A picture of golfers at the Bill Cornell Golf Tournament

Bill Connell Memorial Golf Tournament

Eagle Chase Golf Club
Check-in at 9:30 a.m.
Tee time at 10 a.m.
Registration Required, $85 per person

The 39th Connell Homecoming Golf Tournament is a great chance to reconnect with former classmates, teammates, and professors that you remember so fondly. Join us for a great day of fellowship, tasty BBQ, and the hills of Eagle Chase Golf Course. Brought to you by the Bulldog Club.



50th Reunion
Order of 1896 Brunch

Bulldog Club Tent at the Stadium
10:30 a.m. - noon
Free event

Wingate honors the classes of 1970 and 1971 as they celebrate their 50th reunion! Come reconnect and reminisce with former classmates and check out how much your alma mater has grown.

Grill & Chill

The front door and sign for the Unity House Multicultural Center

Unity House
1-4 p.m.
Free event!

The Unity  House is hosting a Grill & Chill Homecoming Cookout in the parking lot and lawn of the Unity House. Come join us for games, raffles, a DJ and food from Tina's Soul Food. This event is sponsored by the Board of Visitors.


The Graham Gill Annual Lacrosse Alumni Game

Graham Gill Field
10 a.m.
Free event!

Alumni of the men's lacrosse program are invited to play in the Graham Gill Annual Lacrosse Alumni Game which precedes the home game against Lander University at Graham Gill Field.

Men's Lacrosse vs. Lander University

Wingate men's lacrosse player.

Graham Gill Field
1-3 p.m.


Homecoming Festival

Field next to tailgating lot at Irwin Belk Stadium
1-5 p.m.
Free event!

At the Homecoming Festival, there is fun for the whole family! Come enjoy live music, local food trucks, face painters and balloon artists, inflatables, and more!

Athletics Tailgate Village

Irwin Belk Stadium
1-5 p.m.
Free event!

Wingate Athletics invites student-athlete alumni back to tailgate with their teammates before the Homecoming football game!


Women's Soccer vs. Newberry

Wingate soccer player Katilyn Cox.

WU Soccer Complex
4-6 p.m.

Men's Soccer vs. Newberry

Wingate soccer player Soren Nygaard.

WU Soccer Complex
7:30-9:30 p.m.


Football vs. Tusculum

Wingate football player Nijere Peoples.

Irwin Belk Stadium
6-8:30 p.m.

  • Adults: $12
  • Students: $8 (13 years old through college; non-WU students)
  • Children: $5 (ages 5-12)
  • Wingate Students: Free with Wingate ID
  • Wingate Faculty & Staff: Two free admissions with Wingate ID




Fireworks over Stegall building at Wingate University.

Irwin Belk Stadium
After the football game.

Stick around after the game to see the Wingate campus light up under the fireworks display!