Bridgewater College football fans cheering at the football game

Homecoming

Welcome Home

We are excited to celebrate Homecoming with you this year! From the second annual Eagles Golf Classic on Friday, October 21, to the farewell brunch on Sunday, October 23, we have a little bit of something for everyone! Mark your calendars, make your reservations, and await the reveal of our full Homecoming event series.

October 21-23, 2022

Registration deadline is Tuesday, October 18

Two Bridgewater College alumni at homecoming football game

Schedule of Events

8 a.m. Eagles Golf Classic
LAKEVIEW GOLF COURSE
Join the 2nd annual Golf Classic with all alumni to build community and fundraise for the Athletic programs!
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8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. BC Campus Store
COLE HALL
Get in the BC spirit!

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Alumni Art Exhibition
EAGLES’ NEST IN KLINE CAMPUS CENTER AND
BOWMAN HALL LOUNGE

8 a.m.-8 p.m. Smitty’s Café
FORRER LEARNING COMMONS
The café is open! Stop by for Starbucks coffee or a freshly baked pastry.

1-3 p.m. 1972 Registration
WAMPLER PRESIDENT’S SUITE, NININGER HALL

3-4 p.m. Campus Tour
Departing from the Wampler President’s Suite, join classmates on a personalized tour to relive amazing memories and see incredible updates to the College!

5:30-7:30 p.m. 1972 Welcome Reception
WAMPLER PRESIDENT’S SUITE, NININGER HALL
Enjoy a fun Friday night reception while you mix and mingle with classmates. No need to eat beforehand. Heavy hor d’oeuvres provided.

7 p.m. Field Hockey: BC vs. Virginia Wesleyan
JOPSON FIELD
Special Alumni Recognition at halftime.

5:30-7:30 p.m. Mall Crawl and Trivia

  • Forrer Learning Commons:
    • Smitty’s Café: Listen to our students in music showcase their learned skills and talents in a memorable showcase – paired with a specialty coffee bar at Smitty’s and a relaxing fireplace in the King Portico.
    • Morgridge Center for Collaborative Learning: Hear Career Development staff review new tools and resources for today’s students—and learn how you can become involved.
    • Bev Perdue Jennings Art Gallery: Join in on a special Alumni art showcase and reception, featuring Alex Soler ’12.
  • Kline Campus Center:
    • 2nd Floor Lobby: Watch demonstrations from our campus partner, Parkhurst Dining, while tasting specially selected items at the chef’s station.
    • Student Life Suite, lower level: Interact with therapy dogs and enjoy a chair massage—tools that help students navigate the challenges of higher education. Brought to you by Student Health and Wellness.
    • Lower Level – View an impressive feature of alumni art.
  • Cole Hall: Engage with theatre faculty as they discuss tricks of the trade to ensure a memorable experience.
  • Nininger Hall Lobby: Celebrate the successes of our Athletic program! Pose with some of our most memorable ODAC trophies, and take a family picture with Ernie and members of the BC Cheer Team!
  • Bowman: View an impressive feature of alumni art, and create commemorative Homecoming Buttons with some of BC’s own Faculty and Staff.
  • Link: BC’s newest academic endeavor, eSports, is in full swing. Join in on the fun and learn what this program is all about!

7:30 p.m. John Paul Jones Band Performance
DILLON FIELD STAGE
Start your bonfire and fireworks experience with some great music by the John Paul Jones Band. Come early to hear this alumni band led by Logan Strawderman, ’07.

8:30 p.m. Bonfire and Fireworks
DILLON LAWN
Join us for a fun night of games, snacks and a bonfire! Fireworks at 9 p.m. Hosted by the Campus Engagement and Activities Team.

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. BC Campus Store
COLE HALL
Browse a variety of BC merchandise!

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Alumni Art Exhibition
EAGLES’ NEST IN KLINE CAMPUS CENTER AND
BOWMAN HALL LOUNGE

8:30 a.m. Homecoming 5K Run/Walk
NININGER HALL
5K run/walk through the town of Bridgewater. Proceeds benefit the track and field and cross country teams. Sign up at RunSignUp.com.

Weekend Mini-Golf
SANDY BOTTOM GOLF COURSE
Included with your registration is a complimentary round of mini-golf at Sandy Bottom. Tickets available for pick up at check-in.

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Homecoming Check-in and Alumni Information
FORRER LEARNING COMMONS
Register for reunions and events, pick up tickets and update your contact information.

9-10 a.m. Special Presentation and Tour of Special Collections for 1972
FORRER LEARNING COMMONS
Take a personalized tour of the Special Collections located in the Forrer Learning Commons.

9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Smitty’s Café
FORRER LEARNING COMMONS
The café is open! Stop by for Starbucks coffee or a freshly baked pastry.

10-11 a.m. Class of 1972 Brunch
CLASS OF 1969 GREAT ROOM, FORRER LEARNING COMMONS
Join us for the presentation of the class gift. $15

10 a.m. -Noon Departmental Reception
CAMPUS MALL
Catch up with faculty from various departments.

10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Homecoming Festival
CAMPUS MALL
Join the BC community for carnival games, spirit giveaways, special food, a petting zoo and much more.

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tours of the John Kenny Forrer Learning Commons
FORRER LEARNING COMMONS
Come see this extraordinary centerpiece of collaborative learning. Tours leave every 30 minutes.

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Lunch on your own
KLINE CAMPUS CENTER DINING HALL
Open to alumni, students and friends. Pay $8.50 plus tax at door. Cash and credit card accepted.

10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Reunion Row
MAPP FIELD
BC’s Newest Tradition exclusive to our classes in reunion! Welcoming all classes in reunion to a tailgate and lunch. Located on Mapp field.

Starting at 10:40 a.m. Class Reunion Photos
RAIN LOCATION: INSIDE STEPS OF COLE HALL
Don’t be late! Times listed are exact. Pictures $10.
Download the reunion photo schedule

11 a.m. Women’s Soccer: BC vs. Lynchburg
SOCCER FIELD

11 a.m. Volleyball Tournament
NININGER GYM
This tri-match showcases Bridgewater College volleyball at it’s finest. Three games played at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Class of 1972 Ripples Induction Ceremony & Fallen Eagles Ceremony
COLE HALL
An exciting tradition for all 50th Reunions! We invite you to a special induction ceremony, honoring each individual for the milestone membership into the Ripples Society. Reunion photos will take place during the ceremony. Pictures $10.

12:30 p.m. Ripples Luncheon
KLINE CAMPUS CENTER
A special lunch for those celebrating 51st reunions and above. After the luncheon join your classmates in Reunion Row.

2 p.m. Football: BC vs. Averett
JOPSON FIELD
Join your classmates for an exciting game of Eagles football as they take on the Averett University Cougars. Tickets $10 per person; $8 senior ticket (62+); $6 children 6-12, 5 & under free. No refunds, pets or umbrellas. Join the fun in the tailgating area of Mapp Field!

3 p.m. Men’s Soccer: BC vs. Lynchburg
SOCCER FIELD
*Senior Day

5:30 p.m. Class of 1972 Dinner
BLUESTONE VINEYARD
Enjoy spectacular views while dining at Bluestone Vineyard, just outside of Bridgewater. Wine, including the Bridgewater Crimson and Gold, will be available for purchase. Casual attire. $35

7:30 p.m. Chorale & Jazz Ensemble Homecoming Concert
CARTER CENTER FOR WORSHIP & MUSIC,
CONCERT HALL

Are you an alumni of the BC Jazz Ensemble?  Do you still play your instrument?  Join us and register your interest in performing

9:30 a.m. -11 a.m. Men’s Lacrosse
ALUMNI GAME ON JOPSON FIELD

10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Baseball Alumni practice and game
Baseball field
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11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Softball Alumni Brunch and Batting Practice
Fulk Field, Softball Facility
Registration is encouraged

11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Field Hockey
ALUMNI GAME ON JOPSON FIELD. RECEPTION TO FOLLOW IN THE FLC

Celebrate 75 years of Field Hockey! Join the alumni game on Jopson Field, followed by a reception until 1:30 p.m. in the Forrer Learning Commons. Register today

11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Women’s Lacrosse Alumni Brunch & Game
HALL OF FAME HALLWAY, NININGER.

A light brunch with bagels, fruit and juice will be served. Register today

 

Questions? Contact:

BCevents@bridgewater.edu
540-828-5745