There’s no place like Homecoming!

Wingate University alumni and the Bulldog mascot


Come back to the place you once called home for our Homecoming celebration on November 3-4. We invite you to visit Wingate’s vibrant, growing campus for this exciting weekend, when you can reconnect with former classmates and make new memories. We have activities designed for all ages, so bring the whole family and show off your old stomping grounds. Some Homecoming activities are free; select events require ticketing in advance; most events require an RSVP (so that we can be great hosts). *Note: Some events require RSVP to a member of the athletic coaching staff. Their email address is provided in the schedule below.

We have a variety of events to choose from over the course of Friday and Saturday, and we hope that you will join us for as many events as you can. Below is a schedule of events (with more details here).



9:30am Bill Connell Memorial Golf Tournament Eagle Chase Golf Club Ticket Purchase Required
12pm 50th Reunion/Order of 1896 Luncheon LaVerne Banquet Hall Ticket Purchase Required
5:00pm “In Motion” exhibit/Lyceum Hinson Art Museum Free, RSVP required
7pm Blue Carpet Gala (Alumni Awards/Sports Hall of Fame Dinner) LaVerne Banquet Hall Ticket Purchase Required
7pm Casino Night hosted by BARC TBD Free
7:30pm Opera 10th Anniversary Program McGee Theatre  Ticket Purchase Required



7:30am registration, 8:30 start time Homecoming 5K Irwin Belk Track Ticket purchase required
9am NCAA Women’s & Men’s Cross Country Regionals Behind Soccer Stadium $5 to park; Free Admission
11:30am-1:30pm Homecoming Street Fair: Live music, food trucks, bouncy house, balloon artists, and much more! McGee Promenade Free, RSVP required
11:30am Running of the Bullies Fundraiser (BIGG Event) McGee Promenade Combination of free and paid events; register with
11:30am Admissions Open House and Campus Tours (Campus Tours leave at 11:30am and 12:30pm) Stegall Building Free
12pm Music Alumni Luncheon Payne Vocal Hall Ticket Purchase Required
12pm Women’s Basketball Alumni Game McGee Center Free Admission; RSVP to
1pm Men’s Lacrosse Alumni Game Lacrosse Field Free Admission; RSVP to
2pm Women’s Volleyball vs. Catawba    Cuddy Arena Ticket Purchase Required
2pm-5:30pm Alumni Tailgate and Reunions: Classes celebrating reunions this year include 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, and 2012. Irwin Belk Stadium Free, RSVP required
2pm Track & Field and Cross Country Team Tailgate Irwin Belk Stadium Free Admission; RSVP to
2:30pm Opera 10th Anniversary Program   McGee Theatre      Ticket Purchase Required
3pm-5pm Black Alumni Association Social LaVerne Banquet Hall Free, RSVP required
4pm Women’s Golf Tailgate Irwin Belk Stadium Free Admission; RSVP to
6pm Wingate Football vs. Limestone College    Irwin Belk Stadium Ticket Purchase Required
8:30pm Fireworks Irwin Belk Stadium Free


Don’t forget to purchase your Gate Crate with this year’s long-sleeved Homecoming shirt (pictured below). Adult shirts are $15, youth sizes and onesies are $10. You can pick up your pre-ordered shirts or purchase shirts at the Homecoming Street Fair (Saturday from 11:30am-1:30pm) or at the Alumni Tailgate (2pm-5:30pm).

Homecoming Shirt
Athletic tickets and Opera tickets are sold separately and are still available for purchaseWe also encourage you to book your room at the Courtyard Marriott Matthews, the preferred hotel for Homecoming 2017.

If you have questions, please email Brittany Bumgarner or Gavin Johnson. We’re looking forward to seeing you!