Homecoming 2015

Lander University's Homecoming Week is February 2-7.  This year's theme is "Saved by the Bell Tower; A 90's Theme."

The week is filled with lots of fun activities.  Students may form groups to compete in daily challenges through-out the week, including banner competitions, golf-cart parade, soapbox car race, field day, spirit night and much more!   For details on alumni activities and events, visit Lander's Office of Alumni Affairs.

Who can participate?  ALL Lander students, faculty and staff members including student clubs, organizations and any "group" or "team" which is formed solely for the purpose of competing in a Homecoming activity. 

All participating groups must submit their completed entry forms before 12noon on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. Please visit the Office of Student Activities for a copy of the official 2015 Homecoming Packet which includes details on all the rules, point system, important dates and description of each activity.

Monday, February 2
Homecoming King & Queen candidates will be introduced during the Golf Cart Parade.Online Voting Begins at 8:00am for King & Queen.  

Golf Cart Parade!   4:00pm @ Jeff May Complex to Lide Parking Lot. 
Student groups will show-off their 90's themed Golf Carts along a parade route that begins at the Jeff May Complex and leads to Lide Parking lot.  

Banner Unveiling!  5:00pm @ Grier Student Center, johnston commons.
Immediately following the Golf Cart Parade, students gather inside the Student Center for an official Unveiling of the Banners!


Skit Night!  9:00pm @ Horne Arena.
Enjoy the creative talents of our students acting out their skits based on Lander in the 90s.

Tuesday, February 3
Voting for King & Queen ends at 5:00pm.

90's Costume Contest / Family Feud Game.  9:00pm @ Horne Arena
Your favorite 90's family costume contest will take place before the Family Feud Game. 

Wednesday, February 4
Spirit Night.  5:30pm & 7:30pm @ Horne Arena
Show your Bearcat spirit and cheer the Lander University basketball teams to victory as they take on Francis Marion at 5:30pm (women’s) and 7:30pm (men’s)!  

Thursday, February 5

Field Day.  3:00pm-5:00pm @ Front Lawn in front of Laura Lander.  
Competitions include a Trolley Race, Tug of War, Giant Underwear-Water Game and Obstacle Course.

Friday, February 6

Soapbox Car Judging / Race.  3:00pm.
Don't miss this tradition of an imaginative Soapbox Race!  Teams display their custom-built Bearcat Soapbox cars before pushing them to the top of Willson Street.  Hundreds of fans line the street to cheer on the drivers as they race down the hill to determine which soapbox car is the fastest!  

Ice-Skating, Bonfire & Live Band
.  5:00pm-9:00pm at Lide Parking Lot


Homecoming Day!  Saturday, February 7

Tailgating begins at 11:00am on the Front Lawn of Laura Lander Hall (bell tower).  This is a non-alcoholic event.  

Basketball Games.  Women's game begins at 1:30pm.  Men's game begins at 3:30pm.  Cheer on the mighty Bearcats as we take on USC Aiken.

Homecoming King & Queen.  Contestants presented & Winners announced during halftime of the games.