With the brand new football team this year and autumn just around the corner, there is one thing that is sure to be in the back of everyone’s mind: Homecoming. Since this is the first year that Reinhardt will be having a homecoming, the student government and student activities council are making big plans to celebrate the occasion. Reinhardt’s homecoming will not only consist of a homecoming court and a game, but there will be a whole weekend of activities geared towards raising school spirit and getting ready for the game on Saturday. Starting on Thursday night and continuing through Saturday, there will be many options for students, or even friends and family of students, to get involved! So, everyone is sure to find something that will be right up their ally!
On Thursday, there will be a “Spirit Night” at the Waleska Farmers Market, beginning at 3 pm, a women’s volleyball home game at 6:30 pm, and Southern Fried Jazz at the Falany Performing Arts Center at 7:30 pm. On Friday, there will be a pep rally at the Donor Plaza at 2 pm and the Student Talent Show will be taking place at the performing arts center at 7:30 pm. On Saturday, football fans can start the day off right by tailgating in the Rollins Wellness Center Parking Lot at 9 am. Afterwards, fans can head down to the Athletic Fields for the football game.
After the game, students are encouraged to head over to the Rollins Sports Center Lawn for the Fall Festival, which will include music, carnival games, and inflatables to enjoy after the game. Finally, there will be a Homecoming Concert in the Glasshouse Saturday night at 9 pm that will be showcasing “The Shadowboxers,” a pop-rock band that recently toured with “Indigo Girls.” With all that is going on during the weekend, everyone is sure to find something that will appeal to them.
No homecoming weekend would be complete, of course, without a homecoming court. It’s the students’ job to choose who will be on that court. A member of the homecoming court must be a full-time undergraduate student here at Reinhardt with at least a 2.5 GPA. He or she must also be in good academic, financial, and disciplinary standings. Nominations go through this Friday, the 20th of September. After nominations close, elections will be held on September 30th and will be open until October 2nd. The elected court will be announced on October 3rd and the King and Queen will be announced during halftime of the Homecoming game on October 19th.
Ashlee Davenport, Staff Writer