Homecoming 2018

Homecoming 2018


September 14-15, 2018


Alumni, family and friends are invited to return to the mountain for Homecoming 2018! Gather your classmates, and make plans to come back for family activities, faculty lectures, your chance to climb the Carter tower, men's and women's soccer, fireworks and more.


View the schedule for Homecoming 2018  


View the list of people who have already registered.


List of nearby accommodations


Class Reunion Planning Information  



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Frequently Asked Questions


What is the fee and how do I pay to attend Homecoming?

Many events are offered at no charge to alumni, but the following events require tickets, which can be purchased when you register online or day of at the Scots Desk:

  • Picnic & Games - Friday: Adults: $10, Children: $5

  • Brunch on the Overlook - Saturday: Adults: $10, Children: $5

  • Reunion lunches - Saturday: Adult: $5 Children: $3


How much are meals in the Great Hall?

Meals are available during Homecoming in the Great Hall, and can be purchased directly from staff in the Great Hall entrance.


Do I need to register for Homecoming?

Please register for Homecoming! This helps the college community prepare well so that you and other guests have the best experience. We have had record Homecoming numbers for three years in a row, and your registration helps us prepare for everything from seating and meals to staffing, food trucks and parking. (Covenant students do not need to register for Homecoming.)


Where should I stay?

Here is a list of nearby accommodations, from hotels to alumni-owned Airbnbs.


Where will reunions be held, and what is the format?

  • Covenant invites the Class of 1968 and friends for lunch with one another and the President on Friday, September 14, to celebrate 50 years as alumni! This lunch is a gift from the College and is held at the Lookout Mountain Golf Clubhouse. Please register on the Homecoming website. (The class will also gather for lunch on Saturday at 12:30 at the home of Steve and Mary Kaufmann.)

  • The Classes of 1968, 1978, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013 and 2017 will gather for casual fellowship and lunch in alumni homes on Saturday. Please note the address for your reunion host by clicking on your reunion when you register for Homecoming here. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children, and is a contribution towards the cost of food, drinks and supplies.


Which of my classmates, faculty or staff are coming for Homecoming?

  • See a list of those who have registered on the website here. If you don’t see the names of your friends yet, encourage them to make plans and  register!


How do I purchase tickets for the Morning Sun Concert Celebrating the Music and Ministry of James Ward?

  • The concert will be Saturday, September 15, from 3:00-5:00 at the Performing Arts Center of Chattanooga Christian School just down the mountain.

  • Web-based orders are sold out. Remaining tickets are $13 and can be purchased by contacting saradrexler@gmail.com.


How do I participate in the Choir for the Morning Sun Concert?

  • Rehearsals are held Friday at 4:30 in the chapel and Saturday at 1:30 at Chattanooga Christian School.

  • To join choir, please register through the Homecoming registration for both rehearsals, and purchase your concert ticket to reserve your seat in the audience for the rest of the concert (see previous question above for ticket information).


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.

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Dr. Hans Madueme, assistant professor of theological studies, delivered the 2016 Homecoming faculty lecture on Sept. 17.