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Homecoming

Newberry College Homecoming @ Home

Join us from wherever you are!

October 12 - 18, 2020

 

Alumni and friends from across the globe are invited to celebrate this year's Homecoming @ Home, from your home!

 

This year’s virtual homecoming includes a wide selection of virtual activities, chances to reconnect with alumni, faculty and staff from your time at Newberry College, and opportunities to win limited Newberry gear! A full schedule of events and registration is now available.

 

Alumni To-Do List: 

  • Mark your calendars for October 12-18
  • Make sure you’re following the Alumni Association social media platforms
  • Keep a close eye on our posts but especially our stories for the week. Maybe you’ll see yourself
  • Make a gift that is meaningful to you during our @ Home Giving Day
  • RSVP for Trivia Night
  • Get help with Zoom
  • Showcase your Scarlet & Gray spirit from the Newberry College Bookstore. Order online today so you can represent your alma mater during Homecoming @ Home 2020. ORDER NOW
  • Charge your computer or phone
  • Get ready for a great Homecoming @ Home experience!

 

Want to show your Newberry pride and represent the College all year long? You can earn participation points toward goodies from our office.

 

How do I earn participation points for Homecoming @ Home? Easy! Follow the instructions in the description of the specific day on how to earn your points. Each day of participation = 1 point!

  • 2 points = Newberry Pride Gift
  • 3 points = Scarlet & Gray Gift
  • 4+ points = Love, Faith, Loyalty Swag Bag

Schedule of Events

Monday, October 12

Go Wolves Spirit Day – To kick off the week wear your Newberry College gear at work, school or home to show off your school spirit. No matter where you live in the world, we can unite with our Newberry College pride!

 

To gain participation points for the day, share a picture of you showing off your Newberry College gear + tag the Newberry College Alumni Association in your post!

 

Tuesday, October 13

“@ Home” Giving Day – Our alumni and friends really showed out during Scarlet and Gray Week. We are asking you to show your support of Newberry College by making a gift today. We invite you to make a gift of a size that is meaningful to you to any area on campus that is meaningful to you.

 

During the day you will see several fun and interesting ways to participate. Make sure to follow us closely on this day!

 

To gain participation points for the day, make a gift of $50 or more!

 

Wednesday, October 14

Newberry College Trivia Night – You won't want to miss this year's Homecoming @ Home Trivia Night, hosted by Dr. Tracy Power, associate professor of history and college archivist! Get a team together with your family, classmates, or just yourself and put your random Newberry College knowledge to the test. Compete for $100 worth of prizes + bragging rights! You just might know more than you think!

 

Registration is LIVE > Click here to register for this event.

 

To gain participation points for the day, click the “Interested” button on the Newberry College Trivia Night Facebook Event + register for the event on the Eventbrite page.

 

Thursday, October 15

Honoring Our Diversity Day – Join us as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first African American graduate, those who have followed in her footsteps, and all the ways campus continues to be a diverse and inclusive home for all.

 

To gain participation points for the day, like + comment on our post celebrating Nancy Lou Anderson Glasgow '70!

 

Friday, October 16

Donor Appreciation Scavenger Hunt – Join us for a trip down memory lane as we travel around campus to honor the donors and the donations they gifted to our Newberry College home.

 

To gain participation points for the day, like + share one of the Donor Appreciation Scavenger Hunt features on your Facebook page / Instagram story!

 

Saturday, October 17

Alumni Awards – It’s time to celebrate this year’s Alumni Award recipients! The Newberry College Alumni Association is proud to recognize alumni and friends for their service to the College, the church, and their communities. We’ll see you at 10:30 a.m. on the Alumni Association Facebook page! Beginning at 11:30 a.m. will be the African American Alumni Chapter meeting and ceremony. Contact us for details on how to join the AAAC meeting.

 

To gain participation points for the day, like + comment congratulating the Alumni Award winners!

 

Sunday, October 18

Worship & Memorial Service – One of the most beloved places on campus is Wiles Chapel. When we gather in the chapel we gather as a community. Please join Pastor Ernie Worman and Dr. John Lesaine '07 at 11 a.m. on the Alumni Association Facebook page as we worship virtually and memorialize our fellow alumni who have passed.

 

To gain participation points for the day, watch the worship and memorial service online.

FAQs

What does virtual Homecoming look like?

A lineup of virtual events hosted by the Newberry College Alumni Association and friends will be available virtually, including some of our most popular Homecoming events. Invite your loved ones to join you in celebrating a Homecoming unlike like any other. Most events will be open to all, while other events can be customized and exclusive to you and your classmates.

 

Will we have a football game?

No. On Aug. 7, the South Atlantic Conference postponed the start of fall sports competition to the spring 2021 semester. This includes men's and women's cross country, field hockey, football, men's and women's soccer, and volleyball. Click here for more information.

 

How can I support Newberry College during this time?

Now more than ever, the College is appreciative of gifts to support our students, faculty and programs. Aid for student scholarships and needed adjustments to College operations are some of our highest priorities during COVID-19. You can follow the GIVE NOW link to make an impact today.

 

Do I need to register for virtual Homecoming events?

A link is necessary to participate in most events. When you register for Homecoming @ Home events, you will receive the links via email prior to the event.

 

Are virtual Homecoming events free?

Yes, Homecoming @ Home events are free.

Contact

For additional questions about Homecoming festivities, please contact:

 

Whitney Metz | Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Whitney.Metz@newberry.edu | 803.321.5694

 

Emma Lindsay | Alumni Engagement Coordinator

Emma.Lindsay@newberry.edu | 803.321.5651

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