students on plazaWe know this academic year has been challenging, and the pandemic has caused you to miss out on the full freshman experience at Lander. That’s why we’re happy to announce that this fall, the University will make a full and safe return to in-person classes and engaging student life opportunities, ensuring you and your fellow Bearcats have the best experience possible at Lander!

The upcoming academic year will be packed with exciting activities and events that will bring second-year students together with fellow sophomores and other Lander students for fun and friendship — on campus, in Greenwood, and beyond!


Campus Activities Events for Fall 2021:

Welcome Back Goodies, Goals, and Gear Giveaway
Monday, August 23 
CC Commons, 9:30 a.m.

Before your classes start come stop by the CAB table to make a goal for yourself along with receiving a goodie bag filled with snacks. CAB will also be giving away free CAB gear for students.

Welcome Back Karaoke
Monday, August 23
CC Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.

Do you enjoy singing along to your favorite songs? Come to CAB’s Karaoke and show us your talent or just watch for fun.

Welcome Back Movie Night  
Tuesday, August 24
Amphitheater, 8:30 p.m.

Do you miss going to the movies with your friends? Bring your friends and a blanket to the viewing of The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard; snacks and drinks will be provided!

Welcome Back Common Pops
Wednesday, August 25
Plaza, 2:30 p.m.

During the hot day, come and cool down in the Plaza with a tasty and free popsicle from Common Pops.

Welcome Back Paint & Pour
Wednesday, August 25 
New Residence Hall Multipurpose Room, 6:30 p.m.

Nothing beats getting creative with your friends! Come paint your heart away at our Paint & Pour event while enjoying a tasty glass of sparkling cider.

Welcome Back Silent Disco
Thursday, August 26 
PEES Gym, 7:00 p.m.

Have you ever been to your own silent party? Join us for the party where you must be plugged in to join. Everyone will be dancing while plugged into their headphones!

Welcome Back Glow in the Dark Event
Friday, August 27 
New Residence Hall Field, 9:00 p.m.

Student Life loves Night Life! Come to CAB’s Glow in the dark event where you can receive glow in the dark goodies and play some glow in the dark games. We will also have 3 free food trucks.

Greenville Drive Game  
Saturday, August 28 
Fluor Field in Greenville, 7:00 p.m.  

#LUMore will be taking 3 passenger vans to Greenville for a Greenville Drive Baseball Game. Cost to students will be free. There are 40 tickets available. We will depart Campus at 5:00 p.m.

Organization Fair
Wednesday, September 1 
CC Commons, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Our Lander University clubs and organizations will be recruiting members, come out to see what may interest you!

Wednesday September 8 
CC Commons, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Need a job? Want to join an area church? Come see what our Greenwood community partners have to offer!

Atlanta Braves Game  
Friday, September 10 

SunTrust Park in Atlanta, GA, 7:20 pm  

#LUMore will be taking a charter bus to Atlanta to enjoy a baseball game between the Atlanta Braves and the Miami Marlins. Cost to Students will be $20. There will 50 tickets available. Registration for the event will begin August 18. We will depart around 2:00 p.m.

Food Truck Wednesday
Wednesday, September 15
Front Lawn, 11:00 a.m.

We will welcome Sonny's Grill food truck to campus. Join us for free food, our blue and gold giveaway and music by our house DJ Charles!

Yoga on the Lawn  
Wednesday, September 22 
Front Lawn, 6:00 p.m.

#LUmore will set up 50-75 yoga mats on the Front Lawn and hold a yoga session lead by Lander's own Alyssa Reichard. 

Lake Day  
Saturday, September 25 
Lake Greenwood State Park, 10:00 am    

#LUmore has reserved the Lake Greenwood State Park Picnic area from 10am-5pm. Kayaks, Paddleboards, Lawn Games, Bikes and light refreshments will be available.

Food Truck Wednesday
Wednesday, October 13
Front Lawn, 11:00 a.m.

We will welcome Mama’s Sweet Shoppe food truck to campus. Join us for free tacos and donuts! And of course, DJ Charles!

Saturday, October 16 
Carowinds, 7:00 p.m.

#LUmore will be taking a charter bus to Scarowinds near Charlotte NC. 50 tickets will be available at a cost of $15 to students. Registration for this event will begin August 18. We will depart campus at 3:30 p.m. 

Homecoming 2021
Monday, October 25-Saturday, October 30 
Various Locations

This year we are doing it twice! We are excited to have Homecoming 2021 this Fall. The biggest event of the year welcomes all students for a week of activities and competition! Homecoming details can be found here.

Virtual Reality
Wednesday, November 10 
CC Commons, 11:00 a.m.

Have you ever played a video game that felt so real? Come experience a different world at our Virtual Reality event

College Football Game Day  
Saturday, November 13 
Amphitheater, TBD

Possible Noteworthy matchups- Georgia vs Tennessee, Notre Dame vs Virginia, South Carolina vs Missouri, Clemson vs. UCONN. #LUmore will set up a portable outdoor screen to project 1 or more football games. 

Food Truck Wednesday
Wednesday, November 17
Front Lawn, 11:00 a.m.

Cheese please! Welcome The Cheese Press to campus! Their grill cheese sandwiches and choices of soup will warm you up during the cold November days. All food is free and music by our in-house DJ Charles!

Holiday Tree Lighting
Tuesday, November 16 
Assembly Plaza/Front Lawn, 5:30 p.m.

Please join us for our annual Holiday Tree Lighting on November 16 from 5:30-9:00 p.m. on the Assembly Plaza and Front Lawn. You will be able to ride the Ferris Wheel, play games, take a picture with Santa, and so much more!

Late Night Breakfast
Monday, November 29
Dining Hall, 9:00-11:30 p.m.

Join us for Late Night Breakfast to destress before the start of final exams. Tickets will be distributed virtually through Eventbrite, and each student will only be allowed one entrance. Be on the look out on our social media (@ lu_studentlife) for updates and on how to obtain a ticket.