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Fill the Hill: Warrior Homecoming 2018

New Schedule for 2018!

Friday, Oct. 26, 2018

9 a.m.–3 p.m. — Preview Day
Newton Hobson Auditorium
For prospective students and families - register here

10 a.m. — Homecoming Chapel
Newton Hobson Auditorium
Speaker: Rev. Matt LeRoy

11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. — Homecoming Lunch
University Dining Commons
$7 at the door
Options for private decade reunion lunches (up to 1968, '78, '88, '98, '08)

11:30 a.m.–4 p.m. — National Alumni Board Meetings

4:30 p.m. — Women's Soccer Game
Childs Field

5 p.m.–7 p.m. — Cookout and Concessions
Bryant Lodge
Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, and drinks (a la carte)

7 p.m. — Men's Soccer Game
Childs Field
Homecoming Coronation during halftime of men's game

Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018

10 a.m. — Alumni Awards Brunch
The Founders Banquet Hall
Tickets are $15. Call 864-644-5385 to reserve tickets.
Nominate someone for this year's Alumni Awards.

1 p.m. — Decade Reunion Photos
In front of Childs Hall

2 p.m. — Volleyball
Historic Tysinger Gym

1–5 p.m. — Music and Memories Festival
Lawn across from Childs Hall
Kid's Zone inflatables
Vendors and Concessions
Warrior Pit Activities (sand volleyball, other games)
Street fair of tents for SWU groups and class decades
(1906-1969 · 1970-79 · 1980-89 · 1990-99 · 2000-2018)

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For more information, contact Joy Bryant at or call (864) 644-5385.

“In February of 1904, about twenty people met on a hilltop near the village of Central, South Carolina, exploring possibilities for the site of a new Wesleyan college in the South. Convinced that God had led them to this location, they knelt in prayer and praise on the grassy hilltop. Two years later, a single building stood near the scene of that prayer meeting, and a dirt road led twenty-nine students to their new “campus” on its opening day. The road didn’t have a name yet, but the hilltop did. It was already being called ‘College Hill.’” – Dr. Robert Black

There’s just something special about hills. God met Israel on Mt. Sinai, Christ bought salvation on Calvary’s hill, early Wesleyans preached freedom from sin and abolition of slavery from Freedom’s Hill, and every year college students have their lives transformed here on College Hill. Come back, eat some good food, enjoy good music, cheer on our sports teams, and celebrate with us as we FILL THE HILL.

A look back at Highlights of 2017 Homecoming: