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2021 Homecoming Schedule

Homecoming 2021 Schedule

Friday, September 24

4:30 p.m. – Golden Anniversary Induction and Recognition Ceremony

Johnson Event Center – Colloms Campus Center

Join us for dinner and fellowship as we celebrate the accomplishments of your friends and classmates from the classes of 1960, 1961, 1970, and 1971. This event is open to anyone who wishes to attend.



7 p.m. – Lip Sync CANCELED

Townsend Hall Auditorium

Students will take the stage for an entertaining show complete with music, choreography, and creative costumes.


7:30 p.m. – Greek Reunion*

Wallace Square

Reconnect with old friends, roommates, and classmates as we invite all Greek alumni to a reception which will include heave hors d'oeuvres. 


Saturday, September 25

9 a.m. – Homecoming Registration*

The Quad


10 a.m. – Black Affinity Network Meet and Greet

Mosher Success Center - Colloms Campus Center
Connect with fellow Black alumni, while meeting and mingling with current students who are in the Black Student Union. This networking opportunity will feature a continental style breakfast including coffee, scones, and other pastries and baked goods.


10:15 a.m. – Alumni and Student Choir Rehearsal

Townsend Auditorium

All former members of the Tennessee Wesleyan Choir and Chorale are invited to rehearse with the 2021 choir members.


11 a.m. – Alumni and Student Choir Concert

Townsend Auditorium

Experience the talent of TWU’s Choir, Chorale, and Concert Band for a concert by Tennessee Wesleyan alumni and current members.


11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. - There’s No Place Like Homecoming Picnic *

Colloms Lawn
Bring your family and join fellow alumni, current students, faculty, and staff. This festive atmosphere includes Tuscan spare ribs, Caesar grilled chicken, rustic pesto rotini, side options, and desserts, including Mayfield novelties, tiramisu, and gourmet popcorn. Enjoy a meal, fellowship, and live entertainment featuring the Hardaway Sisters and Friends.  


11:30 a.m. – Cheerleading and Dance Team Alumni Picnic and Performance

Colloms Lawn/James L. Robb Gymnasium

Cheerleading and Dance Team alumni are invited to enjoy lunch and perform together again. Following lunch, the group will gather in James L. Robb Gymnasium to practice a short routine for the alumni basketball game. Participants will receive a t-shirt. Contact Head Cheer Coach, Kimberly Anderson (’14), at or 423-519-3864 if you have any questions.


12:30 p.m. - TWU Cheerleaders Performance *

Colloms Lawn
Experience the talent of the Tennessee Wesleyan Cheerleaders with a performance including dancing, cheering, and stunting.


2 p.m. - Hardaway Hall Dedication

Hardaway Hall - 202 Green Street, Athens, TN 37303
Join the campus community in recognizing and celebrating the impact of the Hardaway Family’s service to not only Tennessee Wesleyan, but also the community. Refreshments will be provided.



3 p.m. – Alumni Lacrosse Game *

Calling all LAX alumni! Join your fellow teammates for an alumni game. Contact Director of Lacrosse and Head Men’s Coach, Kevin Parker, at or 301-787-8816 to play in this annual game.


3 p.m. – Alumni Basketball Game

James L. Robb Gymnasium
Cheer on your Bulldog alumni as they embark on a friendly competition for bragging rights. Bulldog spirit required! Contact Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Ray Stone (’00), at or 423-746-5263 to play in this game.

5 p.m. – Alumni Awards Dinner

Johnson Event Center – Colloms Campus Center
Join us as we celebrate the 2020 and 2021 honorees of the J. Neal Ensminger Distinguished Alumnus, Robbie Ensminger Friend of Wesleyan, and Outstanding Young Alumnus awards presented by the Alumni Association.



7 p.m. - Black Affinity Network Social Mixer*

Wallace Square
Catch up with Black alumni new and old as we dance to our favorite jams, enjoy finger foods, and reminisce on our times together at Wesleyan. Come out for this TWU family reunion as we connect generations of Black Wesleyan alums.


Sunday, September 26

9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. – Brunch

TWU Dining Hall – Sherman Hall
Sponsored by Trinity United Methodist Church and the TWU Alumni Association, brunch will be offered in the dining hall located in Sherman Hall across from Trinity.


10:30 a.m. – TWU Day at Trinity United Methodist Church

100 E College Street, Athens, TN 30371
Wrap up the weekend with a service led by TWU Chaplain and Trinity UMC Pastor Rev. Skip White, and a special worship service featuring the Trinity Worship Team; Haden Blair (’22), TWU Student Government Association President; TWU Worship Band; and the TWU Chorale.


2 - 4 p.m. – 60th Anniversary of Tennessee Wesleyan’s Gamma Psi Chapter of Sigma Kappa

Johnson Event Center – Colloms Campus Center
Sigma Kappa invites all sisters to come together and reminisce about the last 60 years of sisterhood. Hors d’oeuvres and a celebratory cake will be provided. Masks are strongly encouraged.


Homecoming T-Shirt Sales

Sponsored by the Math Club, Homecoming graphics are designed by students, and faculty and staff select the winning design, which is ultimately placed on a t-shirt available for purchase. T-shirts are $10 each, sizes S-3XL, and will be sold on Friday and Saturday at the following times and locations:


*Indicates event is outside