Click here for a complete schedule of events for the weekend!
“Where we love is home,
Home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., Homesick in Heaven
Come one, come all! Back to Columbia College for Homecoming and Family Weekend 2016, which is set for October 7-8. All alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of the college are welcome to attend this fun slate of events for the whole family.
The weekend begins on October 7 with the ribbon cutting and dedication of the new heart of campus, the Quad, set for 4 p.m. The updated space, which spans from Dulany Hall to Rangeline Street, features an outdoor dining pavilion, a new campus safety office, an amphitheater, the Alumni Fountain and the Christian College Garden. Following a brief ceremony, artists Matt Rahner ’10, Nora Othic and Jane Mudd will have their work on display in the Sidney Larson and Greg Hardwick galleries, and a reception that will take place starting at 4:30 p.m. The college’s new Game Hut, the home of its eSports team, will also be open for touring from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Friday evening also features the 14th annual Columbia College Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony starting at 6:15 p.m. in Dulany Hall. This year’s class features program supporter and Columbia College Board of Trustees Chair Web Bixby ’82, former men’s basketball player Khamari Ballard and the 1989 and 1990 softball teams. Click here to purchase your tickets for the event!
Saturday is full of exciting events, starting with a women’s basketball scrimmage at 9 a.m. at Southwell Complex. Music, inflatables, games and fun activities will be featured throughout the day from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., along with the Columbia College Alumni Association hospitality tent. The CCAA Tent will have refreshments, a photo booth for your family and friends and great alumni merchandise.
While you are having a blast, we don’t want you to get hungry! The Cougar Food Fair will be served in Dulany Hall between 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. with different stations set up like food trucks. Lunch is just $4.00 for adults and $2 for children. After lunch, stop by the Cougar alumni volleyball game at 1:00 p.m., in Southwell Gym.
Before you make your way to the pitch at R. Marvin Owens Field at 1:30 p.m. to support the Columbia College men’s and women’s soccer teams as they both face Freed-Hardeman, be sure and enjoy the 2016 Homecoming Parade scheduled for 1:00 p.m. At halftime of the women’s game, the Homecoming Coronation will take place featuring our 2016 Homecoming Court. The day will wrap up with the men’s alumni basketball game at Southwell, with tip set for 6 p.m.
Click here for more information and a complete schedule of events for the weekend! If you have event questions or special needs, please contact the Division of Student Affairs at (573) 875-7400 or (800) 231-2391, ext. 74!
We look forward to seeing you and your family!