Alumni Events

Alumni Homecoming and Family Weekend

Friday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022

*Masks are encouraged, extras will be on site if needed*

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Friday, September 23, 2022

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Pride Shop open in The Student Center

Tour the renovated Student Center

Jim Locke Golf Tourney, 12 p.m, Bryan Park – see GC Athletics website for details

3:00 p.m. – Volleyball Game Pride vs. North Carolina Wesleyan College at Hanes Gymnasium

6:00 p.m. – 50th Reunions Outdoor Reception Wine/Beer/Hors d’oeuvres at the Fountain

(Cowan Lobby in case of rain)

50th Reunion Classes of 1970, 1971 and 1972

**Registration required**

 

7:00 p.m. – Volleyball Game Pride vs. Pfeiffer University at Hanes Gymnasium

7:30 p.m. – Reunions for 50-Year Classes

50th  Reunion Dinner for Class of 1970 – Main Building

50th Reunion Dinner for Class of 1971 – Main Building

50th Reunion Dinner for Class of 1972 – Main Building

**Registration required**

Reunions Dinner for 50-Year Classes 

– Beef and Chicken
– Seasonal Vegetables
– Bread
– Assorted cookies and Cheesecake with fresh strawberries
– Tea, Water, Beer, and Wine

9:00 p.m. – Homecoming Bonfire & Pep Rally – West Residence Hall Yard

Students and alumni welcome

 

Saturday, September 24, 2022

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Pride Shop open in The Student Center

9:00 a.m. – Athletics Hall of Fame Induction

Hannah Brown Finch Memorial Chapel

Invitations issued by Athletics Department

Inductees:

  • Brian Kreher ’98, Baseball
  • Anthony Meley ’95, Men’s Lacrosse
  • Emma Philips ’12, Swimming
  • Bianca Richburg ’13, Women’s Basketball
  • Randy Tuggle, Legend/Coach/Administrator
  • 1998 Baseball Team

 

9:30 a.m. – 50th Reunion Class Photos

(Cowan Lobby in case of rain)

In front of Odell Memorial Building

 

10:00 a.m. – Alumni Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony

Gail Brower Huggins ’65 Performance Center, Odell Memorial Building

50th Reunion Classes and all alumni are welcome

 

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – LUNCH OPTIONS BEGIN

Option One: Food trucks on back campus

$10 tickets available for purchase by alumni, faculty-staff, and parents in Student Accounts, Main Building or online registration 

Option Two: Fowler Dining Hall

$10 lunch available for alumni, faculty-staff, and parents

Option Three: Box lunch in Lea Center, Main Building for Golden Classes (all alumni who have celebrated 50th Reunions)

$10 registration required

11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Brock Museum Open – 3rd Floor Main Building

 

HOMECOMING FESTIVITIES

11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Back Campus and Pride Field

Pre-game band concert and recognitions

Affinity tents open

Alumni, students, faculty-staff, parents, guests

12 p.m. – Football Game Pride vs. Maryville  – Pride Field on back campus

Halftime Homecoming Court Presentation

 

5:00 p.m. – Class of 1972 Dinner – Liberty Oak Restaurant

The Class of 1972 will gather downtown nearby for a dinner at 5 p.m. at Liberty Oak Restaurant, 100 W Washington St. 27401 (there is a parking building next door).

There is no advanced fee, as we will go Dutch treat, however, we need reservations sent to Millie Evans Priddy at [email protected] (336-432-3397) by September 16. We arranged an early dinner to accommodate those who want to attend the Odell 100th Gala on campus at 7:30.

7:00 p.m. – Red Carpet and Doors Open for Odell 100th GALA

Guests encouraged to dress-to-impress in 1920s roaring style (ladies, don’t forget your fascinators for a prize!)

7:30 p.m. – CURTAIN RISES AND LIGHTS UP!! ODELL’s 100TH GALA

Odell Memorial Building 100th Anniversary Celebration Gala. On Saturday evening, Sept. 24, (2022) we will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Odell Memorial Building with a gala and stage production. 

Onstage performances by GC alumni, faculty-staff, and students

  • $10 tickets online recommended
  • $10 tickets available at the door but may be limited
  • Alumni, faculty-staff, students, parents, & Greensboro community invited

8:30 p.m. – Chocolate and Champagne Reception – for gala attendees

Celebrate Odell’s 100 years under the lights & stars on College Place

(Lea Center, Main Building in case of rain)

Enjoy the jazz band, art exhibit in Galyon Art Gallery, Cowan Building

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Area Hotels Near the College

The Biltmore Hotel – 1 (800) 332-0303, Local – (336) 272-3474

Hyatt Place Greensboro/Downtown – (336) 373-6269

Marriott Greensboro Downtown – (336) 379-8000

O. Henry Hotel – (336) 854-2000

Proximity Hotel – (336) 379-8200

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For questions, please contact Hannah Soots ’21, Director of Alumni Giving and Programs

Phone: 336-272-7102, x:5403

Email: [email protected]

2022 Alumni Homecoming & Family Weekend