'Enjoy your homecoming experience'

By: DEā€™NAZIA DUKES and HALLE SPARKS
Nov 10, 2019

 

Student Activities Board President Raymond Johnson and Konist Davis-Johnson, SAB adviser and Homecoming Committee chair, discuss homecoming with Panther reporters. (Panther photo)

 

Claflin University has planned a homecoming like never before -- and those doing the planning want you to enjoy it.

Student Activities Board President Raymond Johnson and Konist Davis-Johnson, SAB adviser and Homecoming Committee chair, sat down to talk about what they hope will be a memorable week.

"Enjoy your homecoming experience because we worked really hard at every event to make sure it’s the best so you all can have fun," Davis-Johnson said. "I’m not gone tell you all not to turn up but don’t turn it on high. So, turn but turn on medium.”

This year’s homecoming will start on Sunday, Nov. 10. The activities kick off at 3 p.m. with the crowning of Miss Homecoming in Ministers' Hall, followed by the Gospel Explosion at 6 p.m. in WVM. Sunday’s activities will end with a homecoming kickoff.

 

"After we praise him, at 9 o’clock we're going to turn up in the gym with the Bring the Jungle Out homecoming kickoff,” Davis- Johnson said.

The homecoming lineup includes:

Monday -- Dorm Stroll Off in the plaza (during cafe hours)

Dorm Step Show at 7 p.m. ($3 for non-Claflin students)

Bonfire/Car Smash

 Tuesday -- Mid-day Wild n’ Out contest

Comedy Show featuring the 85 South Show at 9 p.m.

Wednesday -- Mid-day Greek Stroll Off/ Yard talk

DRIPP Fashion show

Homecoming concert featuring Megan Thee Stallion at 10:30 p.m at Jonas T. Kennedy Health and Wellness Center.

Thursday -- Trap Karaoke at 7 p.m.

Friday -- Presidential Scholarship Gala at 6 p.m.

The Hilltop Affair Ball at 7 p.m.

Here is a full schedule:

Sunday, November 10

Miss Homecoming Crowning 3 p.m. W.V. Middleton Fine Arts Center  Daniel C. Moss Auditorium Miss Homecoming Tyniah James

Gospel Explosion featuring Demetrius West & Jesus Promoters  6 p.m. W.V. Middleton Fine Arts Center Price: Free for undergraduate CU students with valid ID, General Admission: $3

Bring the Jungle Out Homecoming Kick-off  9 p.m. Jonas T. Kennedy Health and Wellness Complex, Tullis Arena

Monday, November 11

Mid-Day Dorm Stroll Off

Pie A Queen (Proceeds to benefit FOCUS100 Scholarship0) Noon -1 p.m. Panther Plaza

Dorm Step Show 7 p.m. Jonas T. Kennedy Health and Wellness Complex, Tullis Arena Price: Free for undergraduate CU students with valid ID, General Admission: $3 (Bon Fire/Car Smash immediately following) 

Tuesday, November 12

Mid-Day Wild-N-Out Contest  Mister and Miss Fried Chicken Wednesday Reveal 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Panther Plaza Dorm Step Team Winners Stroll

Homecoming Comedy Show featuring 85 South Show 9 p.m. Jonas T. Kennedy Health and Wellness Complex, Tullis Arena Price: Free for undergraduate CU students with valid ID, General Admission: $10

Wednesday, November 13

Mid-Day Greek Stroll Off Noon – 1 p.m. Panther Plaza

DRIPP Fashion Show 11 a.m.-1 p.m.  

Homecoming Concert featuring Megan Thee Stallion Opening Act: B Rae 10:30 p.m. Jonas T. Kennedy Health and Wellness Complex, Tullis Arena *Tickets will be distributed/sold on November 1 at the Cashier’s Window. (Doors Open on November 13 at 10:00 p.m.) Price: Free for undergraduate CU students with valid ID and Homecoming ticket, General Admission: $25

Thursday, November 14

Lunch at the Home Depot Pavilion

11 a.m.-1 p.m.Throwback Thursday 90’s Kickback

Trap Karaoke  7 p.m. W.V. Middleton Fine Arts Center Price: Free for undergraduate CU students with valid ID and Homecoming ticket, General Admission: $2

Late Night Breakfast in Dining Hall 11 p.m.-12:30 a.m. For CU residential students

Friday, November 15

Mid-Day Pep Rally

11 a.m.-1 p.m.   Panther Plaza
All White Day Party 
3-6 p.m. Behind the Commons

Sesquicentennial Presidential Scholarship Gala featuring The Whispers 6-10 p.m. Jonas T. Kennedy Health and Wellness Complex Price: Students with ID $50

The Hilltop Affair Ball 7 p.m. – Ministers’ Hall Price: Free for undergraduate CU students with valid ID and Homecoming ticket, General Admission: $3

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) 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 Homecoming Basketball Doubleheader  1:30 p.m. – Lady Panthers vs Stillman College 3:30 p.m. – Panthers vs Fisk University

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

Sunday, November 17 

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

Open to all alumni and their families.

Founders’ Day Convocation 4 p.m. Jonas T. Kennedy Health and Wellness Complex, Tullis Arena

Celebrating 150 Years of Academic Excellence and Visionary Leadership

*The clear bag policy will be strictly enforced for all persons attending events inside the Jonas T. Kennedy Health and Wellness Complex (excluding the Presidential Gala).*

 

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