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Homecoming Weekend 2015

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - Sunday, November 1, 2015

Important note for campus access from I-75: Apison Pike will be closed to through traffic due to construction Oct. 26-Nov. 1, 2015. Access to Southern Adventist University from I-75 is recommended via exit #11 in Ooltewah. After exiting the freeway, follow the detour signs by turning right at the traffic light onto Little Debbie Parkway and then left onto Apison Pike heading toward Collegedale.

Homecoming Weekend 2015 - October 29-November 1

Theme: Reflections Along the Path - Celebrating a Legacy of Service

Featured highlight (s):

  • Collegiate Chorale/Chamber Singers Reunion (especially for former members during the 60's, 70's, 80's, and 90's)
  • Southern Connections Call Center 10-Year Anniversary Reunion
  • Sacred Concert by Jennifer Eaton LaMountain, '90

Featured honor classes: 1935, 1945, 1955, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2005

Plan to return to campus to reconnect with former classmates and friends! Check back here often as information will be updated between now and next October as it is confirmed.

Thursday, Oct. 29 -

1:00-4:30 p.m. - Onsite registration begins, Collegedale Church atrium

6:00 p.m. - Kickoff Banquet, Dining Hall, alumni awards presentation (advance tickets required before Oct. 23,$20/person)

8:00 p.m. - E. O. Grundset Lecture Series, Ackerman Auditorium, Jonathan Colburn, M.Sc., '02, featured speaker (live streamed at

Friday, Oct. 30 -

8:00 a.m. - Bird Count and Continental Breakfast, Hickman Science Center, 2nd floor

9:00 a.m. - Psychology Symposium, Theme: Psychology at Southern: Today and Beyond, Keynote speaker:  Kahlilia Morris Blanco, PhD, '08, Summerour Hall, Rm. 1200

10:00 a.m.-4 p.m. - Academic Departments/Alumni Connections - various locations

12 noon - Ladies' Luncheon, Collegedale Church fellowship hall (tickets required, complimentary)

12 noon - Gentlemen's Picnic Lunch, Student Park (complimentary)

1:30-4:30 p.m. - Blacksmithing Workshop (RSVP required; limited to 12 participants)

2:00-3:30 p.m. - Vision and Leadership for Southern - A Town Hall Meeting with Gordon Bietz and Ron Smith, Ackerman Auditorium (live streamed at

2:00-4:00 p.m. - Chemistry Department Open House - Solution: A Mixture of Chemists, Hickman Science Center, Rm. 3313

4:30 p.m. - Call Center 10-Year Reunion, Lynn Wood Hall, Rm. 1020

5:00 p.m. - SMC-ites/So-Ju-Conians Affinity Supper, Collegedale Church fellowship hall (complimentary)

5:00 p.m. - So-Mi-Conians Affinity Supper, Presidential Banquet Room, Wright Hall (complimentary)

6:00 p.m. - Southern Scholars Supper, McKee Library, 2nd floor

6:00 p.m. - Beyond the Columns Supper, Student Center (alumni welcome current graduating class as members of the Alumni Association) - complimentary, RSVP appreciated

6:00 p.m. - Fenton Forest Story Time, Collegedale Church Chapel, 2nd floor - designed for alumni families with young children. Gordon Bietz will share an oriignal story. Snacks and fellowship time will be provided. RSVP appreciated.

8:00 p.m. - Vespers, Collegedale Church Sanctuary, Dr. Norman Gulley, '55, featured speaker. Special music performed by the Symphony Orchestra and Collegiate Chorale/Chamber Singers Reunion Choir (live streamed at

Sabbath, Oct. 31 -

9:00 a.m. - Adoration I (Worship Service), Collegedale Church Sanctuary, Richard Coston, '65, featured speaker (live streamed at

10:15 a.m. - Adoration II (Worship Service), Collegedale Church Sanctuary, Bob Cundiff, '90, featured speaker (live streamed at

11:30 a.m. - Renewal (Worship Service), Collegedale Church Sanctuary, David Williams, '05, featured speaker (live streamed at

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. - Potluck Lunch, Iles PE Center

1:15 -1:45 p.m. - Honor Class Pictures, Iles PE Center

2-3:30 p.m. - School of Nursing Open House and Awards

4:00 p.m. - Sacred Concert performed by recording artist Jennifer Eaton LaMountain, '90; Collegedale Church. Open to the public (live streamed at

5:30 p.m. - Class of 1970 BS Nursing Reunion, invitations with location information were sent separately to class members.

6:00 p.m. - Supper, Iles PE Center

6:00 p.m. - Collegiate Chorale/Chamber Singer Reunion Supper, Ackerman Auditorium

6:00 p.m. - Class of 2005 Reunion Dinner, 50's Diner, Collegedale Academy - RSVP appreciated

7:00 p.m. - Class of 1965 Reunion Dinner, Garden Plaza of Greenbriar Cove, 4586 Forsythia Way, Ooltewah (near Four Corners) - RSVP appreciated

9:30 p.m. - Southern Shuffle, 5k race/1-mile fun run/walk (campus course), Wood Hall - online registration available here through Oct. 30. Onsite registration available beginning at 8:30 p.m. at the event.


Sunday, Nov. 1 -

9:00 a.m. - School of Business and Management Alumni Breakfast, Presidential Banquet Room - RSVP to

11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. - 12th Annual Antique/Classic Car Show, Wood Hall parking lot (open to the public)

2:00 p.m. - Inaugural International Alumni Board Meeting - members will be invited separately.

Lodging: A limited number of guest apartments are available for rent on campus on a first-come-first-served basis. For more information and to make a reservation, email or call 423.236.7000.

Recommended local hotel options close to campus (approx. 2 miles):
â–ºHampton Inn Chattanooga North, 6145 Weir Way, Ooltewah, TN 37363
â–ºHoliday Inn Express, 6274 Artesian Cir, Ooltewah, TN 37363
Both of these facilities offer complimentary hot breakfasts and discounted rates for guests of Southern Adventist University.

Contact Alumni Relations for more information and to RSVP -
Phone: 423.236.2830

Location: Various locations on campus
Contact: 423.236.2830 or
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