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Homecoming 2016

 

Come back to Covenant for Homecoming weekend on September 16-17, 2016! Alumni, family, and friends are invited to enjoy old and new traditions at Homecoming 2016—from faculty lectures to soccer games, kids’ activities, and fireworks. We hope you’ll come back to catch up with old friends, see the Carter Hall renovation firsthand, take a class in the new art building, and much more.

 

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List of Homecoming Attendees

 

Homecoming 2016 Schedule


Friday, September 16

Time

Event Info

10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Registration & Welcome Packet Pick-Up
Carter Lobby

Make this your first stop at Homecoming. Pick up your packet, sign up for tours, get a t-shirt, ask questions and have a cup of coffee on us.

11:00 - 11:35 a.m. Homecoming Chapel & Alumni of the Year Awards
Dora Maclellan Brown Memorial Chapel

Join us for remarks from Steve Smallman ’85 and the Alumni of the Year awards.

11:30 - 2:00 p.m. Lunch Available in the Great Hall
Purchase tickets in the Great Hall.
11:50 p.m. Photographs of Classes of 1966 and 1976 and Friends
Chapel Steps
12:00 p.m. 40th & 50th Class Reunion Lunches for Classes of 1976 & 1966
Join the reunion pages on Facebook!
1:00 p.m. Campus Tours & Carter Restoration Tours
Meet in Carter Lobby

Join fellow alumni for a tour of new buildings around campus or to explore the Carter Hall restoration progress.

3:00 p.m. Career Networking Tour of Skuid
Skuid - 605 Chestnut Street, Chattanooga, TN 37450
Transportation available from Carter Circle at 2:30 p.m.

Join fellow alumni and current students for a tour of Skuid, a fast-growing tech company located downtown, which has hired many Covenant College alumni.

5:00 p.m. Bluff Trail Hike Led by Professor Tim Morris ’83
Meet at the Scots Desk in Carter Lobby
6:00 p.m. Alumni Picnic & Games on Carter Lawn
Carter Lawn

Tickets: $5 adult and $3 children

8:30 p.m. Jazz on the Overlook & Dessert
The Overlook & Carter Lawn

Enjoy swing dancing, live music, and a bird's-eye view of Chattanooga’s city lights.

9:00 p.m. Fireworks on Carter Lawn
Carter Lawn

 

Saturday, September 17

Time

Event Info

7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Registration & Welcome Packet Pick-Up
Carter Lobby

Make this your first stop at Homecoming. Pick up your packet, sign up for tours, get a t-shirt, ask questions and have a cup of coffee on us.

7:30 a.m. Bluff Trail Run Led by Marc Erickson ’92
Meet at the Scots Desk in Carter Lobby
8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Alumni Breakfast on The Overlook
The Overlook

Tickets: $5 adult, $3 children

9:00 a.m. Carter Hall Restoration Tours

Meet at the Scots Desk in Carter Lobby to join a tour of the Carter Hall restoration.

The Carter renovation tour will begin with an overview of the project and visit to the north porch and other renovated areas on the ground level.

The tour ends with an option to climb the tower for those who are able and who meet the 4-foot height requirement. Safety is our number one concern. To climb the tower, one must be able to climb nine flights of stairs. The upper stairs are grated, therefore no heels are allowed, and skirts, dresses and kilts are not advisable. Food and drink is not allowed.

9:30 a.m. Men’s Alumni Soccer Match
Shadowlands Soccer Field
Registration is required for those who will play in the game and would like to receive a 2016 match t-shirt.
9:30 a.m. Drawing Class in the Lucas Art Workshop
Lucas Art Workshop

Drawing as Another Way of Seeing: In this fifty minute workshop, professor Jeffrey Morton will use drawing principles to assist the active viewer to see the world by not only looking at specific objects but the spaces between these objects as well. (This session is now filled. A second session has been added at 10:30 a.m.)

10:30 a.m. Homecoming Faculty Lecture by Dr. Hans Madueme
Dora Maclellan Brown Memorial Chapel

Dr. Hans Madueme is an assistant professor of theological studies. His lecture is titled "Days of Future Past": X-Men, Scientists, and the End of Covenant College."

10:30 a.m. Drawing Class in the Lucas Art Workshop
Lucas Art Workshop

Drawing as Another Way of Seeing: In this fifty minute workshop, professor Jeffrey Morton will use drawing principles to assist the active viewer to see the world by not only looking at specific objects but the spaces between these objects as well. (Limited to 20 participants. Once full, we will begin a wait-list. Others are welcome to observe.)

11:00 a.m. Women’s Alumni Soccer Match
Shadowlands Soccer Field
Registration is required for those who will play in the game and would like to receive a 2016 match t-shirt.
11:30 a.m. Fireside Chat with President J. Derek Halvorson ’93
Carter Hall Lobby

Come meet President Halvorson, hear an update on the College, and ask any questions you may have about Covenant past, present, or future.

12:00 - 3:00 p.m. Food Trucks & Inflatables
Scotland Yard

Food for purchase. Drinks provided.

12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Reunion Tents & Class Photographs for Second South and Classes of 1966, 1976, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011, & 2016
Scotland Yard
Join the reunion pages on Facebook!
2:00 p.m. Men’s Home Soccer Game
Scotland Yard
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Brow Wood Open House
199 Brow Wood Lane (one mile south of Covenant)

Covenant Alumni and Friends, you are warmly invited to visit Brow Wood for refreshments and information about all that is going on at Brow Wood.

4:00 p.m. Men’s Alumni Baseball Game
Covenant Baseball Field
Registration is required for those who will play in the game and would like to receive a 2016 match t-shirt.
4:30 p.m. Women’s Home Soccer Game
Scotland Yard

 

This schedule is subject to change.

 

Download the Homecoming 2016 schedule  

 

Thank you to the following Homecoming sponsors:

 

EdenThistle

Six years ago, Marshall ’08 and Katherine Whitmire Teague ’06 thought they would spend the rest of their lives in Oregon. Today they live on Lookout Mountain, where they operate a sustainable farm called EdenThistle.

Covenant alumni Jake Groenendyk, Alex Weir, & Bryan Zumbach reflect on what they’ve learned during their first year away from Covenant in a recent Bagpipe article.

Visit the new distinctives site to explore a set of fast facts that help define the unique experience and value that a Covenant College education provides.

William Wolfe ’10 shares the story of how his life fell apart and the powerful way God turned it around.
Thankful for Covenant | Isaac Wardell '01
Isaac expresses his gratitude for a Covenant education in light of his work as director of Bifrost Arts.
Carter Campaign
Covenant’s flagship building, Carter Hall, is undergoing a major exterior renovation. Learn more about how you can take part in the transformation.