Homecoming

JBU Homecoming 2024

October 4 & 5

Check back soon for registration and event schedule updates!

Schedule of Events

Friday, October 4

Class of 1974 and their spouses will have complimentary meals on campus provided by University Advancement.

8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Breakfast

Kresge Dining Hall

Pay as you enter.
All stations are open for your choice of a variety of foods.

 

8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Registration

Simmons Great Hall

 

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Homecoming Chapel
Speaker: TBD
Cathedral of the Ozarks, open to all

 

11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch

Kresge Dining Hall

Pay as you enter.
All stations are open for your choice of a variety of foods.

 

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

2nd Annual Alumni Board Series


The Alumni Board Series was introduced in 2022 by the JBU Alumni Board to foster open communication between alumni and JBU Faculty and Staff. The goal of the series is to keep JBU alumni updated and engaged on JBU's commitment to the mission of "Christ Over All" and "Head, Heart, Hand." Each session will end with a Q&A. Refreshments will be served.

Session 1: TBD
Session 2: TBD

 

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Class of 2014 Pizza Party

Sand volleyball courts next to Hutch Hall

Fun and food for the whole family!

Inflatables, yard games, and face painting for the kids

 

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Scholarship Dinner (by invitation only)

Simmons Great Hall

 

7 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball

Langston (OK.) vs JBU

Free admission, Bill George Arena

  

TBD

Men's Basketball Alumni vs. Current Team

Murray Sells Gym

 

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Fall Theater

Berry Performing Arts Center

Tickets sold online at jbu.edu/tickets

 

8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Bonfire/Campfires with smores near 5K start line.

Come cheer on our runners from start to finish! 

 

8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Homecoming Concert with Grady Nichols ’94!

Cathedral of the Ozarks

Check back for more information coming soon.

 

8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

5K Glow Run

Start and Finish behind Hutcheson Hall

Hosted by Alumni and Parent Engagement
and JBU Scholarship Fund.

 

 

 

Additional times:

 

5 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Walton Lifetime Health Complex Open

 

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Windgate Visual Arts East and West Art Shows

East: TBD

West: TBD

 

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Ground Floor Coffee Open

 

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

JBU Bookstore Open (Walker Student Center)

 

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Alumni Welcome Center Open House

Visit our Archives and fellowship with other alumni.


Saturday, October 5

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Registration Simmons Great Hall

 

8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Alumni Breakfast Gathering

Biggest event of the weekend!

Campus update – Alumni Awards – Alma Mater

Simmons Great Hall

 

10:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Heritage Society Induction

Class of 1974

Venue: Cathedral of the Ozarks

 

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Self-Guided Prayer Walk

Begin at Registration

Pick up your guide and take all the time you need.

 

10 a.m.

Ultimate Frisbee

 

10:30 a.m.

Alumni Tennis Tournament

Tennis Courts

 

10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

NEW! Pickleball Games

Beginners to Pros invited.
We’ll have coaches available to teach you how to play and officiate.

No gear is necessary!

Walton Lifetime Health Complex, Basketball Courts

 

12 p.m.

Women’s Soccer

Science & Arts (OK.) vs. JBU

Free admission, Alumni Field

  

12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Food trucks available for lunch and concessions

Alumni Field 

 

 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Class Reunions: 1974, 1984, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2014

Tents near Alumni Field

Contact the Alumni office if you would like to be a host for your reunion: alumni@jbu.edu

 

2 p.m.

Men’s Soccer

Science & Arts (OK.) vs. JBU

Coronation of Homecoming King & Queen

Free admission, Alumni Field

 

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Fall Theater

Berry Performing Arts Center

Tickets sold online at jbu.edu/tickets

 

4 p.m.

JBU Volleyball

Central Christian (KS.) vs. JBU

Bill George Arena, free admission

 

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Dinner

Kresge Dining Hall

Pay as you enter.
All stations are open for your choice of a variety of foods.

  

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Fall Theater

Berry Performing Arts Center

Tickets sold online at jbu.edu/tickets

 

Additional times:

7 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Walton Lifetime Health Complex Open

(Visit jbu.edu/health-complex/hours/ for open pool times)

 

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Windgate Visual Arts East and West Art Shows

East: TBD

West: TBD

 

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

JBU Bookstore Open (Walker Student Center)

 

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Alumni Welcome Center Open House
Visit our Archives and fellowship with other alumni.
Archive staff will be available.


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