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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

Rev. Matt LeRoyMatt LeRoy is a preacher and church planter. He is married to Sarah and is the proud dad of twin sons, Luke and Sam. He is co-pastor of Love Chapel Hill, an eclectic church plant in the heart of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Matt serves as director of The Circuit, a collective of church planting Jesus Pioneers. He is also author and creator of Love Lab, a series of missional discipleship resources for the local church.

11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. — Homecoming Lunch
University Dining Commons
$7 at the door

11 a.m.–4 p.m. — National Alumni Board Meetings
Bryant Lodge

4:30 p.m. — Women's Soccer Game vs. Mount Olive - POSTPONED due to inclement weather to 11 a.m. Saturday at Childs Field.

5 p.m.–7 p.m. — Note change due to inclement weather: The cookout originally scheduled for Bryant Lodge has MOVED to the University Dining Commons. 
Still the same great cookout foods: hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, and drinks (a la carte)

7 p.m. — Men's Soccer Game vs. Mount Olive - POSTPONED due to inclement weather to 11 a.m. Saturday, Gilbert Track and Soccer Complex

7 p.m. — Volleyball Game vs. Barton - FREE ADMISSION
Tysinger Gymnasium
Note: Homecoming Coronation will take place between the second and third set of the volleyball game (Originally scheduled during men's soccer but had to be moved due to inclement weather forecast)

Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018

10 a.m. — Alumni Awards Brunch
The Founders Banquet Hall
Tickets are $15. Visit to reserve Alumni Awards Brunch and/or Brooklyn Tabernacle Singers tickets.

10 a.m.-2 p.m. — Homecoming Car and Truck Show
Parking lot in front of Childs Hall

Model AWe're excited to announce that this year's Homecoming will feature a car and truck show! Vintage cars and trucks of all kinds and several eras will be on display in the parking lot in front of Childs Hall! Classic cars and trucks are welcome. There's a $25 registration fee with proceeds benefiting the SWU Women's Softball Team. People's Choice Awards will be given for Best Overall, Best Engine. Other categories include Best Interior and Long Haul (farthest traveled). There will also be a silent auction. Contact Coy Adkins 850-899-1202 or

11 a.m. - Men's Soccer vs. Barton, Gilbert Track & Soccer Complex

11 a.m. - Women's Soccer vs. Barton, Childs Soccer Field

1 p.m.–2 p.m. — Decade Reunion Photos
In front of Childs Hall
1:00 p.m. - 1906-1959
1:20 p.m. - 1960's
1:20 p.m. - 1970's
1:30 p.m. - 1980's
1:40 p.m. - 1990's
1:50 p.m. - 2000's
2:00 p.m. - 2010's

2 p.m. — Volleyball Game vs. Mount Olive - FREE ADMISSION
Historic Tysinger Gym

10:00 - 3:00 p.m. — Music and Memories Festival
Childs Hall Lawn
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)

2:30 p.m. — Brooklyn Tabernacle Singers at SWU
Tickets are $25 per person. Visit to reserve Alumni Awards Brunch and/or Brooklyn Tabernacle Singers tickets.

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: