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Homecoming & Family Weekend

Wednesday, October 4

All Day

Marlin Spirit Day
Snap and share a picture of yourself in your favorite Marlin gear! #marlinspiritday

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Wesleyan Wednesday – Singles Mingle

Friday, October 6

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Homecoming Parade
Line the sidewalks to watch an array of participants from student organizations, clubs and athletic teams to a faculty and staff pet parade.

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

VWU Friday Night Flights - Annual Alumni Social
Shorebreak Pizza, Sports and Billiards
Appetizers on us! Exclusive beverage deals for all Alumni and their guests courtesy of co-owner JB Maas ’01

7:30 p.m.

Homecoming Performing Arts Showcase Hofheimer Theatre
Join us for a presentation of performances by all areas of the Performing Arts!

9:00 p.m.

Homecoming Dance
Marlin Students celebrate Homecoming

Saturday, October 7

9:00 a.m.

Greer Environmental Sciences Center (GESC) Tours
Our newest state-of-the-art facility

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Betty S. Rogers Track and Field Center Dedication
Reception and ribbon cutting ceremony (invitation only)

11:00 a.m.

Hollins University vs. Volleyball Donald M. Forsyth Court

11:30 a.m.

Graduates for Growth: Class of 2017 Tree Dedication Ceremony
Sidewalk approaching the Greer Environmental Sciences Center

A tree planting to honor and recognize the Class of 2017's tree-mendous efforts in raising scholarship funds for rising-seniors through the Senior Class Gift Campaign

12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Homecoming Tailgate Trinder Center Lawn
Join us as we celebrate Homecoming! There will be food and beverages for purchase from J&K Grill, NY Souvlaki, Twin Tiger, Kona Ice, and Hoffman Beverages. Students can join the fun outside or use their meal plan in the Boyd Dining Center. Mingle with your favorite faculty members at the Faculty Tent while the kiddos enjoy the inflatable bounce house. Astro DJ will keep the party going with great music and entertainment while the Chrysler Museum Mobile Glass Studio will give on-site glass-blowing demonstrations. And don't forget! Our inaugural Chili Cook Off  tasting and award announcement will start at 1:00 p.m. There's so much for the Marlin community to enjoy all afternoon long! We can't wait to see you there!


1:00 p.m.

Inaugural Chili Cook Off Trinder Center Lawn
Divisions available for Alumni, Faculty/Staff, and Students to show off their culinary skills. Division and Grand Champion awards will be given.

1:00 p.m.

Eastern Mennonite University vs. Field Hockey Birdsong Field

1:00 p.m.

Randolph College vs. Women’s Soccer Trinder Center

1:45 p.m.

NCAA Division III Softball Champions Ring Ceremony Trinder Center
Halftime ceremony held during the VWU women's soccer game.

3:30 p.m.

Randolph College vs. Men’s Soccer Trinder Center

7:30 p.m.

Homecoming Performing Arts Showcase Hofheimer Theatre
Join us for a presentation of performances by all areas of the Performing Arts!

Alumni Games

9:00 a.m.

Women’s Lacrosse Birdsong Field

10:00 a.m.

Baseball Kenneth R. Perry Field

11:30 a.m.

Softball Marlins Field

3:30 a.m.

Men's Lacrosse Birdsong Field

Sunday, October 8

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Interdenominational Worship Service Monumental Chapel

10:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Brunch Boyd Dining Center
Marlin students