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2014 Homecoming & Inauguration Schedule

Please join us for a very special Homecoming as we celebrate God’s call to inaugurate Paul J. Maurer as Montreat’s eighth president. We have events planned for all ages.



Wednesday, October 1st




Community Reception

9 a.m.

Gaither Commons

(Howerton Dining Hall if it rains).

Community Prayer Service

10 a.m.

Gaither Chapel


Friday, October 3rd



Inauguration Convocation

11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Anderson Auditorium

Community Luncheon

12:15 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Moore Center Field

Paddle Boat Race

4 p.m.

Lake Susan

Homecoming Registration

Register for the weekend’s activities and receive a registration packet with a schedule, campus map, and more information.

4:30-7 p.m.

Moore Center Field

BBQ Dinner

Pay at the door.

5:30-7 p.m.

Moore Center Field

Women’s Alumni Basketball Game

6:30 p.m.

McAlister Gymnasium

Square Dance

A Montreat College Homecoming classic: an evening of square dancing following a tasty barbecue dinner. 

7-8:30 p.m.

Moore Center Field

Men’s Alumni Basketball Game

8 p.m.

McAlister Gymnasium

Coffee House and Open Mic 

Come play music, meet with students, or just relax and enjoy a cup of coffee.

9-10:30 p.m.

Coffee House and Open Mic




Saturday, October 4th





8-9:00 a.m.

Howerton Dining Hall

Complimentary Pancake Breakfast

8-9:30 a.m.

Howerton Dining Hall

Alumni Association Meeting

9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

Gaither Chapel

Anderson Residence Hall Tours

10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Anderson Hall

Hymn Sing

Sing along in another Montreat Homecoming tradition. Request your favorite hymn!

11 a.m. -11:45 a.m.

Chapel of the Prodigal

Alumni Baseball Game

11 a.m.

Newell Athletic Field

Complimentary Paddle Boat and Canoe Rentals

Courtesy of the Montreat Conference Center

11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Lake Susan

Lunch on the Lawn

Pay at the door.

12 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Gaither Lawn

Heritage Society Luncheon*

12 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Gaither Fellowship Hall

Family Festival  

1:30 p.m.-5 p.m.

Moore Center Field

“Parenting a College Student” with Joellen Maurer and Panel

2:30 p.m.

Moore Center Meeting Room

Hike to Lookout 3 p.m. Parking lot behind the Bell Library
Manor House Tour 3:30 p.m.

Black Mountain Campus

Men’s Soccer Game


4 p.m. Corpening Memorial YMCA, Marion

Praise and Worship

7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Gaither Chapel

Young Alumni Gathering

Class year’s ’10, ’11, ’12, ’13, ’14 are invited to gather for food and fun!

8:15 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Manor House

Reunion Group Meetings


Various Locations

If you are interested in setting up a reunion group meeting, please contact Dave Walters, director of development and alumni relations, at 828-669-8012 ext. 3711 or email him at dwalters@montreat.edu 


*Invitation only – Class of ’64 and earlier. Requires pre-payment