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Virtual Homecoming & Family Weekend

Homecoming Weekend Schedule

Join us for our Homecoming Kick-Off, the crowning ceremony, an Alumni Brunch, and more fun virtual events we’re hosting for this year’s Homecoming and Family Weekend.

Sept. 28-Oct. 1

Daniel FranzeseHomecoming Kick-Off
Although in-person programs for alumni and families are not possible this year, the Office of Student Involvement has an exciting calendar of events for residential students. Highlighted events include a comedy show with Daniel Franzese, Quiz Bowl, and a virtual poetry reading.
See our Homecoming Kick-Off events

Thursday, Oct. 1

7 P.M.

State of the College Town Hall Webinar
President John Swallow invites all alumni and parents to tune in and learn more about how Carthage will respond to the pandemic’s effects on students, faculty, and staff.
Learn more, register, and watch this webinar

Friday, Oct. 2

The queen and king from Homecoming 2019.6:30 p.m.

Homecoming Royalty Recognition Ceremony
Join us as we announce this year’s Homecoming royalty, featuring guest appearances by 2019 Homecoming King and Queen, Jack Graham ’20 and Jaclyn Wilks ’20. 
Watch the Homecoming Royalty Recognition Ceremony

Saturday, Oct. 3


Forever Red: Virtual Tailgate and Athletics Competitions
Tailgate with alumni and friends of the College in your backyard! Use the hashtag #carthagestayshome to show your Carthage pride on social media. Photos will be available to view on the Virtual Homecoming and Family Weekend website. Browse a view-on-demand library of athletics archival competitions and see who made it into the 2020 Hall of Fame.

10 A.M.

Alumni and Family Brunch
Join fellow alumni and families for a virtual brunch — BYOB (bring your own brunch)! Alumni Council President Aaron Tinjum ’09 will be joined by President John Swallow; Vice President for Institutional Advancement Tom Kline; Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of Alumni and Family Engagement Staci Carson; and fellow alumni to celebrate the impact alumni have had on Carthage students over the past year, and learn more about what lies ahead.
Learn more, register, and watch this webinar

1 P.M.

Learning in the Age of COVID: How Parents and Families Can Support their Students
Join panelists Melissa Burwell, Lisa Hinkley, Roger Moreano, Carol Sabbar, Lydia Zopf, and moderator Provost David Timmerman as they discuss how families can support their students’ academic studies and mental health during these unprecedented times.
Learn more, register, and watch this webinar

3 P.M.

Competing During a Pandemic: A Conversation with Athletic Director Nate Stewart
Join Carthage’s new Athletic Director Nate Stewart, athletics coaches, and moderator President John Swallow as they discuss how Carthage is keeping student-athletes safe and what competition will look like this year.
Learn more, register, and watch this webinar

Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020 

10 A.M.

The Carthage Wind Orchestra plays during Homecoming Worship Service.

Homecoming Worship Service with Pastor Kara Baylor
Alumni, families, and friends are invited to a worship service, which will include confession, reflection, and prayer.
Watch the Homecoming Worship Service

2 P.M.

Homecoming Concert
The Carthage Choir and the Carthage Wind Orchestra will perform selections under the direction of Professors Eduardo Garcia-Novelli and James Ripley.
Watch the Homecoming Concert