2019 Homecoming Weekend Schedule at-a-Glance

Nov 14, 2019
Thursday, November 14

ReUnion Weekend Reception and Registration
5-9 p.m. 
Country Inn & Suites
731 Citadel Road, Orangeburg, SC 29115

Friday, November 15

Images of Success
8 a.m.-2 p.m. 
Classroom and Campus Visits
CUIAA Executive Committee Meeting
8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. 
Arthur Rose Museum
ReUnion Weekend Registration
10 a.m.-4 p.m. 
Campus Center Multipurpose Room
Academic School Receptions
11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Various Locations:
  • School of Business - Grace Thomas Kennedy Business and Communication Building
  • School of Education - Bowen Hall
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences - W.V. Middleton Fine Arts Center
  • School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics - James S. Thomas Science Center
  • The Center for Professional and Continuing Studies -Laymen Hall
  • Alice Carson Tisdale Honors College - Honors College
Sesquicentennial Leadership Giving Luncheon (Invitation Only) 
12 p.m.
Ministers' Hall
Unveiling/Naming of the Henry N. Tisdale Molecular Science Research Center
(Immediately following the Sesquicentennial Leadership Giving Luncheon)
Sesquicentennial Presidential Scholarship Gala featuring The Whispers
6-10 p.m. 
Jonas T. Kennedy Health and Wellness Complex 
Claflin University D.R.E.A.M. Alumni Choir Reunion Concert
7:30 p.m.
James and Dorothy Z. Elmore Chapel
CU "Wine" Down
Immediately following the Gala
Country Inn and Suites
731 Citadel Road, Orangeburg, SC 29115
Young Alumni Soiree 
9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. 
The Sulit Luxe Affairs, 1005 Broughton Street, Orangeburg, SC 29115
Join your friends for an unforgettable evening of networking and conversation while enjoying great food, music and cocktails.  Price: $20

Saturday, November 16 

Claflin University Charlotte Alumni Chapter Health and Wellness 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run
6 a.m. -Assemble Time 
7 a.m. - Race/Walk begins 
200 Riverside Drive SW, Orangeburg, SC 29115 (Edisto Memorial Gardens)

Click here to register:
Price for 5K Run:
$25 ($15 for students with ID)
Price for 1-Mile Fun Run
$10 per person
$20 per person -5K Run Group (5 or more) 
Homecoming Parade 
9:30 a.m.
The parade begins on Russell Street at Edisto Memorial Gardens and ends at the Jonas T. Kennedy Health and Wellness Complex on Magnolia Street.
Affinity Group Events
11 a.m.
Mu Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Luncheon
Location: Orange and Maroon Room
Chairpersons: Mrs. Rosa Kennerly-Dance and Mrs. Michelle Henry  
Price: $25
Lambda Sigma Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Luncheon
Location: 1869 Club
Chairpersons: Rev. Whittaker V. Middleton, Mr. Isaac Templeton and Ms. Tabatha Livingston
Price: $25
Gamma Nu Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., 70th Anniversary Luncheon
Location: Arthur Rose Museum 
Chairpersons: Dr. Willie Frazier, Mr. Colin Myers and Mr. Freddie Kirkland
Price: $25 
Class Reunion Meetings and Reception
11 a.m.
Grace Thomas Kennedy Auditorium
Classes: 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, and 2014 
Panther Den and Alumni Registration
12-3 p.m.
Tent near the Jonas T. Kennedy Health and Wellness Complex 
Enjoy your classmates during Claflin' s ultimate tailgating experience - Burgess Brothers Famous Barbeque, good music and lots of fun.  Price: $20
Homecoming Basketball Doubleheader
Lady Panthers vs Stillman College: 1:30 p.m.
Panthers vs Fisk University: 3:30 p.m.
Price: $15 - general admission; $20 - reserved seats

Greek Step Show
7:30 p.m.
Tullis Arena, Jonas T. Kennedy Health and Wellness Complex
Price: $5 in advance; $10 at the door

Orange and Maroon Masquerade Ball 
9 p.m.-1:00 a.m.
The Sulit Luxe Affairs, 1005 Broughton Street, Orangeburg, SC 29115
Let's boogie down! Come dressed to impress with your mask for a night of fun, tasty cuisine and cocktails.  Price: $45

Sunday, November 17

Pre -Worship Service Breakfast (Complimentary)
8:30 a.m. (Reservation required)
1869 Club
Open to all alumni and their families.
Worship Service
9:30 a.m.
The James and Dorothy Z. Elmore Chapel
Speaker: Bishop Kenneth L. Gibson, '79
Pastor of Savannah Grove and Jordan Chapel Free Will Baptist Churches
Founders' Day Convocation
4 p.m.
Jonas T. Kennedy Health and Wellness Complex, Tullis Arena
Speaker: Dr. Belle S. Wheelan
President of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Fireworks Presentation
6 p.m.
Outside of Jonas T. Kennedy Health and Wellness Complex
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