There’s no place like Homecoming!
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), and you can register online here!
HOMECOMING 2017 SCHEDULE
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3
|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|
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|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 email@example.com|
|1pm||Men’s Lacrosse Alumni Game||Lacrosse Field||Free Admission; RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org|
|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 email@example.com|
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|6pm||Wingate Football vs. Limestone College||Irwin Belk Stadium||Ticket Purchase Required|
|8:30pm||Fireworks||Irwin Belk Stadium||Free|
Don’t forget to pre-order your Gate Crate with this year’s long-sleeved Homecoming shirt (pictured below). Adult shirts are $15, youth sizes and onesies are $10. For an additional $2, we will ship your Gate Crate (available until October 20th) so you can have your shirt before Homecoming weekend!
Prices at the door may be slightly higher, and some events may sell out/reach capacity, so purchase your tickets in advance! Athletic tickets and Opera tickets are sold separately. We also encourage you to book your room at the Courtyard Marriott Matthews, the preferred hotel for Homecoming 2017.