2021 Homecoming General info and registration

(Campus Covid Note: Masks are required for any person inside a building.
We also ask that you wear masks outside.)

Football tickets:
Everyone must have a football ticket to be admitted into any of the paid tailgate lots. Football tickets are now handled digitally and are only $10 each. You may purchase tickets at GoWasps.com/tickets/


  • October Homecoming Events!

    Patsy Hosner's Elvis is ready to celebrate on campus or at home! Hope you are, to... Patsy Hosner's "Elvis" is ready to celebrate on campus or at home! Hope you are, too!


    Emory & Henry
    all month long!


    E&H Friends of the Sciences (online)
    October 4, 7 pm:
    Catch up with science division faculty and students! (There is also an in-person FOTS event on October 16 at which E&H Faculty will be present, but no students).
    Please register to get the Zoom link: REGISTER.

    In-person Homecoming festivities
    October 15-16:
    See the full schedule and register:

    College Update
    October 21, 7 pm:
    A 20-minute update about Emory & Henry with Art Scott (E&H ’07), President of the E&H Alumni Association, posing questions to Dr. John Wells, President of Emory & Henry. Register for the Zoom link: REGISTER

    Online Football Tailgate!
    October 23, 1 pm:
    Oh yes…there will be prizes.
    Get the details.

    What is a Bluegrass Mass?
    October 26, 7 pm:
    Dr. Josh Boggs, Assistant Professor of Music - Choral & Vocal Studies, will share a  15-minute review of the E&H choir’s fall concert – which features a “bluegrass mass.” Register for the Zoom link: REGISTER

  • Friday, October 15, 2021

    Blue & Gold Golf Tournament
    Holston Hills Country Club, Marion
    Call Tim Carter: 276-920-1410
    Email ernmaddy@yahoo.com

    E&H Gold Club Reception 
    Duck Pond Tent!
    5 pm
    Treats will be in individual bags for guests!

    Class of ’70 and Class of ’71 Reception 
    Kelly Library Patio
    5 pm
    Treats will be in individual bags for guests!

    Class of ’95 and Class of ’96 and Friends
    Tumbling Creek Cidery, Court Street, Abingdon
    7-8:30 pm
    Meet up at Tumbling Creek! There will be prizes!

    Class of ’81 and Friends
    Tumbling Creek Cidery, Court Street, Abingdon
    Beginning at 7 pm
    Time to catch up with friends! Let us know if you’re coming!

    Class of ’70 and Friends
    Quality Inn
    7 pm until the cows come home
    Join friends for a casual gathering in the meeting room at the Quality Inn (Exit 19, Abingdon). BYOB

    Private Party for Theta Chi Epsilon Brothers from ’69, ’70, ’71
    Contact Dave Culberson for details: dgculberson@gmail.com

  • Saturday, October 16, 2021

    Registration for all reunion alumni and Gold Club (Class of ’70 is at the Gazebo)
    8:30 am-1 pm, Van Dyke Center Lobby

    Breakfast at the President’s House
    8:30 am-10:30 am, at the President’s House

    Ducks on Parade!
    8:30 am, at the duck pond
    Watch while Sodexo manager Sam Walker leads the hungry ducks from his office window to the pond!

    Emory & Henry Marching Band Parades Through Campus
    12:15 pm, Watch for them as they start in the reserved tailgate lot, march past the gym, circle Hillman and march by the duck pond, and finish at Selfe Stadium!

    Friends of the Sciences Reception
    10 am-11 am, McGlothlin-Street Hall Atrium
    Don’t miss the online FOTS event on Zoom on October 4 at 7 pm. 

    Lunch for everyone!
    10:30 am-1:30 pm, Van Dyke Dining Hall
    ($10 pp) Enjoy a buffet and greet your friends! Seating will be available in the dining hall and the Board of Visitors room. To-Go boxes will also be available if you’d rather eat outdoors!

    Class of ’70 
    10 am: Morning Cocktails and Registration by the duck pond
    11 am: Class photo at the duck pond
    11:30 am, Lunch in under the tent at the duck pond ($15 pp)

    Class of ’71
    9:30 am: Morning Cocktails at the Tent at Van Dyke
    10 am: Class photo at the duck pond
    10:30 am, Brunch in under the Tent at Van Dyke ($15 pp)

    Book-Signing Event featuring E&H Alumni Authors
    11 am-Noon, E&H Bookstore “The Merc”
    Authors to include:
    - Poet April Asbury, ’96: Woman with CrowsThis new chapbook of poems has been endorsed by the likes of Crystal Wilkinson, Poet Laureate of Kentucky.

    - Children’s Author, Elizabeth Fletcher, ’86: Walk Softly and Carry a Big Bat, Lincoln! This series features a crime-fighting dog named Lincoln McCarthy (who will be at the signing!) and this particular edition features Emory & Henry.

    - Appalachian author Chrissie Anderson Peters, ’93: Blue Ridge Christmas

    - Fantasy author, d.w. saur: Award-winning author of the young adult fantasy novel Dark Days and children’s anti-bully storybook Metal Like Me. Other works include the new-adult novella The Last Christmas and the upcoming new-adult novella set on Emory’s campus titled Just Friends.

    Photo Booth!
    11 am-2 pm, Behind the King Center
    Get a fun souvenir photo of your homecoming day!

    Classes of ’95 and ’96
    Noon: Reunion Photos

    XXXChoir Alumni Sing National Anthem
    THIS EVENT WILL NOT HAPPEN THIS YEAR due to Covid concerns surrounding singing. We’re really bummed…but looking forward to doing it next year!

    E&H Football vs. Hampden-Sydney
    1 pm, Kickoff

    E&H Football Halftime
    Homecoming court presentations
    Marching band performance

    Patrick Henry Society Members: Football Halftime Reception
    Halftime, Brooks Field House

    Men’s Soccer takes on Carolina University
    6 pm, Selfe Stadium