Events Schedule

Here's what's in store for our alumni this Homecoming weekend:

Friday, Oct. 18

Noon-6 p.m.
Welcome Center Open
Nancy O. Blackwell Alumni House, 420 N. Main St.
Check in with the Office of Alumni Relations to receive your registration materials and weekend schedule. Be sure to make this your first stop when you arrive on campus.

1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Student Guided Campus Tours
Nancy O. Blackwell Alumni House, 420 N. Main St.
Join a student guide to see what's changed and reminisce about what has stayed the same. Meet at the Welcome Center to depart. Golf Carts will be available for those with mobility concerns.

1-4 p.m.
Back-to-School Classroom Sessions
Recapture what's at the heart of Davidson College: time spent learning in the classroom.

1 p.m.
Discussions of our Reformed Tradition

Baxter-Davidson Room, Second floor of Chambers Building
Join Craig Family Distinguished professor of Reformed Theology and Justice, Professor Doug Ottati, for an enlightened conversation of Davidson's Deep Presbyterian Heritage and Reformed Tradition.

2 p.m.
Football Team Meet and Greet
Brown Atrium, Ground level of Alvarez College Union
Join new head football coach Paul Nichols '03 and current players for a Q & A session before they take on the Marist Red Foxes.

2 p.m.
Women's Tea
Guest House, 101 Dormitory Drive, Davidson
A chance for all Davidson women, including alumnae, spouses, and friends to join Director of Alumni Relations, Marya Howell '91, for tea and pastries.

3 p.m.
Book Readings
Room 3155, Third floor of Chambers Building
Enjoy readings from Professor Emeritus Tony Abbott's most recent poetry volumes, If Words Could Save Us and New & Selected Poems 1989-2009, as well as readings from 1989 alumnus Alex McKeithen's book, The Seventh Angel: A Memoir.

3 p.m.
Our Davidson Today and Tomorrow
Room 1062, Chambers Building
Join David Holthouser, director of facilities and engineering, and see Davidson's commitment to Liberal Arts education at work as you learn the 10 year plan for a new Academic Neighborhood.

5 p.m.
Homecoming Kick-off Reunion Reception
Brown Atrium, Alvarez College Union
For the Classes of 1953 and 1958 - Don't miss this time to enjoy good music and company as you reconnect with old friends, Davidson staff, faculty members, and special guests.

6 p.m.
60th Reunion Dinner
C. Shaw Smith 900 Room, Alvarez College Union
Pre-register to attend this dinner with your friends from the class of 1953.

6 p.m.
55th Reunion Dinner
Sprinkle Room, Alvarez College Union
Pre-register to attend this dinner with your friends from the class of 1958.

Saturday, Oct. 19

8 a.m.-noon
Welcome Center Open
Nancy O. Blackwell Alumni House, 420 N. Main Street
Check in with the Office of Alumni Relations to receive your registration materials and weekend schedule. Be sure to make this your first stop when you arrive on campus.

8:30 a.m.
Homecoming Continental Breakfast
Davidson Presbyterian Congregation House, 218 Concord Road
Enjoy a light breakfast with a student guest speaker.

10-11 a.m.
Memorial Service
Davidson College Presbyterian Church Sanctuary
100 Main Street, Davidson

Gather with the Classes of 1953, 1958, and all of those who have celebrated their 50th Reunion and beyond, to reflect and remember our classmates who have passed on.

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Avant Garde Lunch
Lilly Family Gallery, Chambers Building
All alumni who have celebrated their 50th reunion are invited to register for this annual event, featuring an address from President Carol Quillen.

12:30 p.m.
Guided Campus Tour
Beginning from the Sculpture Garden, Richardson Plaza
Join a student guide to see what's changed and reminisce about what has stayed the same. Meet at the Sculpture Garden, outside the Lilly Family Gallery to depart. Golf Carts will be available for those with mobility concerns.

12:30 p.m.
Historic Tour with Jan Blodgett
Join College Archivist, Jan Blodgett, for a Historian's view of our Alma Mater. Brush up on your Davidson history as Jan explains all there is to know about our campus.

1 p.m.
Davidson's Men's Football vs. Marist
Richardson Stadium
Join students and fellow alumni to cheer on the 'Cats in their Homecoming game. Tickets can be purchased with your Homecoming Weekend registration.

4 p.m.
All- Alumni Homecoming Reception
Lilly Family Gallery, Chambers and Sculpture Garden, Richardson Plaza
Come enjoy light refreshments, music provided by Davidson's chorale and student a cappella groups, and good company with friends and fellow alumni.

5 p.m.
Red and Black Game
Belk Arena, Baker Sports Complex
Come support the men's basketball team in their inter-squad scrimmage season opener. Join Bob McKillop and the team for a short Q&A and autograph session following the game.

Male Chorus Schedule of Events

Friday, Oct. 18

Noon-6 p.m.
Welcome Center Open
Nancy O. Blackwell Alumni House, 420 N. Main St.
Check in with the Office of Alumni Relations to receive your registration materials and weekend schedule. Be sure to make this your first stop when you arrive on campus.

4 p.m.
Informal Male Chorus Practice
100 Room, Sloan Music Building
Dust off the sheet music and loosen up those pipes. Sing with the members of the Male Chorus for the first time in years.

5:30 p.m.

Informal Male Chorus Dinner at Brickhouse Tavern

Brickhouse Tavern
Reconnect with old chorus friends and enjoy a casual dinner at a Davidson favorite. Please indicate your attendance when registering.

7 p.m. 

Davidson College Chorale Concert

Davidson College Presbyterian Church
, 218 Concord Road
See how Davidson's choral music has evolved today by enjoying a concert given by Davidson's premier choral ensemble comprised of highly select, and auditioned students.

Saturday, Oct. 19

8 a.m.-noon 

Welcome Center Open

Nancy O. Blackwell Alumni House, 420 N. Main Street

Check in with the Office of Alumni Relations to receive your registration materials and weekend schedule. Be sure to make this your first stop when you arrive on campus.

8:30 a.m. 

Homecoming Continental Breakfast

Davidson Presbyterian Congregation House, 
218 Concord Road

Enjoy a light breakfast with a student guest speaker.

10-11 a.m.

Male Chorus Practice
100 Room, Sloan Music Building

Practice makes perfect. Perfect those harmonies as you prepare to sing the Alma Mater, National Anthem, and other Davidson favorites for Homecoming Weekend guests.

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Avant Garde Lunch
Lilly Family Gallery, Chambers Building

Sing Davidson's Alma Mater and other crowd favorites at this event for all of those who have celebrated their 50th reunion and beyond. Enjoy lunch as you hear an address from President Carol Quillen.

12:30 p.m.

Pre-Homecoming Game Gathering
Sculpture Garden, outside Lilly Family Gallery

Meet the group outside Lilly Family Gallery before walking to Richardson Stadium to perform the National Anthem.

1 p.m. 

Davidson's Men's Football vs. Marist

Richardson Stadium
Set the tone for the 'Cats' Homecoming game by singing the National Anthem in front of students and fellow alumni. Tickets have been reserved for you through the Office of Alumni Relations.

3 p.m.
Behind the Scenes of Sloan Music Building
Sloan Music Building
Join Director of Chorale Activities Chris Gilliam for the behind the scenes tour of Davidson's music facility. Please meet in the lobby.

4 p.m.

All-Alumni Homecoming Reception

Sculpture Garden and Lilly Family Gallery, Chambers Building
Come enjoy light refreshments, student acapella groups, and good company and with friends and fellow alumni.

5 p.m.
Red and Black Game
Belk Arena, Baker Sports Complex
Come support the men's basketball team in their inter-squad scrimmage season opener before your reunion reception.



6 p.m. 

Male Chorus Reunion Reception
C. Shaw Smith 900 Room
Join us for a mix and mingle reception before the concluding concert and dinner of the weekend.

6:30 p.m.
Male Chorus Reunion Dinner
C. Shaw Smith 900 Room
Make sure you look your best as you enjoy good food and conversation with old friends and participate in the concluding concert of the weekend.