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Come back to The Burg for Homecoming 2022

Homecoming 2022

Some of your best memories were made at Cumberlands. It's time to make some more! Save-the-date and join us for Homecoming Weekend 2022, September 30th - October 1st. We look forward to welcoming everyone "Back to the Burg!" 

Scroll down for the full homecoming schedule. Due the remnants of Hurricane Ian, the events taking place on Saturday at Patriot Park - Reunion Row and Patriot Games - will now take place in the Volleyball Gym at the scheduled time. The outdoor carnival has been cancelled. 

For more information, please contact Erica Harris, Executive Director for Alumni Relations, at erica.harris@ucumberlands.edu or 606.539.4250. 

Class Reunions

50th Year Reunion

40th Year Reunion

25th Year Reunion 

10th Year Reunion 

Homecoming Schedule of Events

Check out our schedule for this year's homecoming weekend. 
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

Self-Led Prayer Walk
Download the Prayer Walk brochure and talk a self-led walk across campus celebrating your faith at each location. Those unavailable to attend homecoming are welcome to download the booklet and pray for Cumberlands from home. 

Creech-Boswell Society “Golden Class” Luncheon and Induction
12:00 noon | Gatliff Gymnasium
Honoring the 50th reunion class of 1972
All alumni prior to the class of 1972 are welcome to join us as we usher in the new “Golden Class”.

PATS Serve
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Area Service Projects for Students and Alums

Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Reception
6:00 p.m. | Grace Crum Rollins Center (Kohn Theatre & Lobby)
Join us to honor the 2022 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees. Hors d’oeuvres reception following.

Music Department Concert
7:30 p.m. | Gatliff Chapel

Red, White & Blue Block Party (Scrambler, Swings, corn hole, s’mores and more!)
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Patriot Park | Open to All Students and Alumni Families

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1

Self-Led Prayer Walk
Download the Prayer Walk brochure and talk a self-led walk across campus celebrating your faith at each location. Those unavailable to attend homecoming are welcome to download the booklet and pray for Cumberlands from home. 

Alumni Baseball Reunion and Homerun Derby
10:00 a.m. | Doyle Buhl Stadium

Criminal Justice Department Drop-In
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon | Faulkner House (past Asher Hall on right)
Catch up with your former professors and classmates!

English Department Drop-In
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon | English Office | Lower level - Bennett Building (Gray Brick)
Catch up with your former professors and classmates!

Human Services Department Drop-In
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon | Hutton School of Business | Room 101
Catch up with your former professors and classmates!                                       

World Languages Department Drop-In
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon | Lower Level | Bennett Building (Gray Brick)
Catch up with your former professors and classmates!                                                                              

Reunion Row
11:00 a.m. | Patriot Park
Classes of ’72’, 82, ’97, ’12 are invited to gather at designated tents.  Reconnect and reminisce with your friends and classmates!

Cumberlands Carnival (Rides, Face Painting, Balloon Artist, Fun Foods)
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Patriot Park

Patriot Games (for children 12 and under)
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Patriot Park
Sponsored by Appalachian Ministries, children are invited to participate in fun, competitive games with prizes for each winner)

Alumni Luncheon
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Boswell Campus Center Grill
Distinguished Alumni Induction and Honored Classes Recognition

Women’s Soccer & Soccer Alumni Reunion
12:30 p.m. | Patriots Soccer Complex | vs Shawnee State | Reunion immediately following match 

Men’s Soccer & Soccer Alum Reunion 
2:30 p.m. | Patriots Soccer Complex | vs Shawnee State | Reunion immediately following match

Fun with Physics (great for ages 6-12)
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Hutton School of Business Lecture Hall
Professors Jim (’81) and Larry will present a variety of interesting and often surprising demonstrations of physics.  Each family will be given a free takeaway.

Alumni Tennis Pro-Am
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Tennis Courts

UC Swim Program Intra-Squad Meet/Alumni Meet/Gathering
1:00 p.m.  | Patriot Aquatic Center
Join your former teammates to cheer on current team and participate in the pool once again!

UC Basketball Teams Preview and Alumni Reunion & Reception 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Rollins Center
Meet the Patriot basketball teams and catch a preseason preview, which will include intra-squad scrimmages, a 3-point challenge and a highly-anticipated dunk contest!  Hear from head coaches and stay afterwards to meet the players.  There will even be a children’s game for ages 6-8 and 9-11 year olds!  All alumni children welcome.  Stay for an Alumni player reception in the old Gatliff Gymnasium.

Food Truck Tailgate  
4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | James H. Taylor, II Stadium

Football Alumni Gathering
5 p.m. | James H. Taylor, II Stadium | Pavilion
Join former teammates for a cookout or choose from food truck options.  Reconnect, reminisce and enjoy the game!

Football Game
7 p.m. | James H. Taylor, II Stadium | vs Cumberland University | Homecoming Court Presentation at Halftime | Recognition of 2022 Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

Fireworks Display
Immediately following the football game | James H. Taylor, II Stadium

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2

10:45 a.m. | Worship locally 

Homecoming Headquarters

Registration, name tags, t-shirts, schedule, campus maps and canned goods donation station

Boswell Campus Center Main Lobby
Friday,     3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  

James H. Taylor, II Stadium, Tailgate Picnic – Food Truck Row
Saturday, 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  

Campus Bookstore Hours

Campus Bookstore Hours

Mid-Level of Boswell Campus Center
Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Football Stadium Kiosk
Saturday, 4:00 p.m. – halftime