Private, Christian college in South Carolina

Located in South Carolina, Southern Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered, student-focused learning community dedicated to transforming lives.

Professors provide one-on-one mentoring outside the classroom at Southern Wesleyan University

The faith-filled community at SWU is comprised of students, faculty and staff who are passionate about learning and growing, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Saving Childs Hall Campaign

Warriors at heart. Your campus experience may only last a few years, but your connection to Southern Wesleyan can last a lifetime. Stay connected to SWU through events, publications, and social media.

Students performing in wind ensemble concert as part of the Fine Arts Series

Whether you come for a campus visit, fine arts program, or athletic event, SWU seeks to provide educational and cultural opportunities not just to our campus community but to the greater community around us.


Save the Date: Oct. 21-22, 2016

For details about Homecoming, call Ethan Cashwell, coordinator of alumni relations and special events, at 864-644-5383 or email .

Click here to register

Event Schedule

Get excited!

Feel free to come to any or all of our Fill the Hill: Warrior Homecoming events.

Full Schedule PDF


Friday, October 21

SWU Admissions Preview Day: Learn more about Preview Day

Library Book Sale: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Rickman Library

National Alumni Board Meeting: 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Bryant Lodge

Alumni Awards Banquet: 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., The Founders, Lower Level of Dining Commons

Homecoming Concert: 7 p.m., Newton Hobson Chapel, doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Run 2 Fall 5k: Kid’s Run, 8 p.m.; Adult Run, 8:30 p.m.

Sign up for Run 2 Fall 5K

Saturday, October 22

Registration and Information:
8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Newton Hobson Chapel
12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Behind Sheriff Flag Plaza

Continental Breakfast with the President: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Newton Hobson Chapel

Nicholson-Mitchell Christian Ministry Center Open House: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Softball Tournament: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Varsity Field

Homecoming Chapel: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Newton Hobson Chapel

Homecoming Parade: 11:30 a.m., Outside Newton Hobson Chapel

Cookout: 1 p.m., Behind Sheriff Flag Plaza, $8 per person
Class Reunions: '66, '76, '86, '96, '06

Inflatables, Vendors, and Food Trucks: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Gilbert Track and Field

Women’s Soccer Game: 1 p.m., Gilbert Track and Field

Women's Volleyball Game: 2 p.m., Historic Tysinger Gymnasium

Men’s Soccer Game: 3:30 p.m., Gilbert Track and Field
National Anthem and Alma Mater
Homecoming Coronation

Barbecue & Bluegrass Dinner: 5:30 p.m., Behind Sheriff Flag Plaza, $9 per person

Registration & Reunions


All alumni are encouraged to pre-register. The first 200 registrants will receive a free SWU mini-cowbell!

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The Classes of 1966, 1976, 1986, 1996, and 2006 will be celebrating their class reunions. Each class will have the opportunity to march behind their class sign in the Homecoming Parade and share a meal with their class at the Reunion Cookout.

2016 Southern Wesleyan University Alumni Awards & Dinner

Friday, October 21, 2016 - Seating begins at 4:30 p.m. with dinner served at 5:00 p.m. in the lower level of Founder’s Hall in the SWU Dining Commons, which is located beside historic Childs Hall.  Following the private dinner, all VIP guests will transition to the main auditorium in the Newton-Hobson Chapel and Fine Arts Building on Wesleyan Drive where reserved seating will await you and your guests for the Homecoming Concert featuring Committed, the R&B/Pop singing group who won Season 2 of the NBC hit musical competition "The Sing-Off." 

Tickets are $15 per person.
To order your tickets, please call (864) 644-5385.

Advance reservations only



Parade & Vendor Information

The Homecoming Parade and Vendor Fair are great opportunities for campus and community members to make some money and raise awareness for their organization.

The Homecoming parade takes place at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 22.

The Vendor Village takes place from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday, October 22.


Lodging Accommodations

If you are in need of overnight lodging, we have an on-campus bed and breakfast available for guests, as well as local recommended hotels.

Eagles Rest Bed and Breakfast
(On SWU Campus)
120 Thomas Lane
Central, SC 29630
(864) 644-5191
Reserve a room

Courtyard Clemson
201 Canoy Lane
Clemson, South Carolina 29631
(864) 654-8833

Comfort Inn
1305 Tiger Blvd.
Clemson, South Carolina 29631
(864) 653-3600

Holiday Inn Express
1381 Tiger Blvd.
Clemson, South Carolina 29631
(864) 654-9410


Airport Shuttle Service

If you are flying into Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, you can use the Anderson-Clemson Shuttle Service for transportation to the SWU campus.