Cumberland University

A Haunted Homecoming

Homecoming at Cumberland University will be especially spirited this year as it arrives during Halloween week, culminating in a Saturday Mid-South Conference clash on Halloween day between the Bulldogs and the Bethel University Wildcats at 12:00 p.m.

This year's Homecoming theme, "A Haunted Homecoming," captures the spooky spirit of the season while celebrating many of Cumberland's longstanding traditions. Plans are already underway for student, alumni and community events as well as a special reunion for the Classes of 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, and 1968 that is open to all. For specific details on our special reunion activities please click here. Please remember that all members of the Cumberland community including alumni, friends, faculty, and staff are invited to attend any of these events.

The following is a comprehensive schedule of events for homecoming week.

Tuesday, October 27

  • 7:00 p.m. - Ghosts & Goblets - a whiskey-tasting and ghost tour in memory of Monty Pope to benefit the Pope Scholarship for History and International Students. (Reservations: $50 per person, $35 for alumni. Contact Nova Lawrence at (615) 547-1269 for reservations or Camille Burdine at (615) 547-1241 for more information.)
  • All Day - 3-D Art Show in Adams Gallery.

Wednesday, October 28

  • 2:00 p.m. - Cumberland Bulldogs vs. Campbellsville Tigers (Men's Soccer) at Lindsey Donnell Stadium.
  • All Day - 3-D Art Show in Adams Gallery.

Thursday, October 29

  • 2:00 p.m. - CU Connect Event featuring alumnus Dr. Jim Kerley ('66) discussing "Light Your Fire" in Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.
  • 5:30 p.m. - Wilson County Health Council Glow Walk on Memorial Lawn. Open to the community. (birth to elementary age children)
  • 6:00 p.m. - Student Life Annual CU Fall Fest on Memorial Lawn. Open to the community for trick or treating activities. (birth to elementary age children)
  • 6:30 p.m. - "Coat and Tie Dinner" for Classes of 1964 - 1968 in Phillips Dining Hall in memory of Dr. Ernest Stockton, former President of Cumberland University.
  • 7:00 p.m. - Love Rides the Rails at Heydel Fine Arts Center. (Contact Molly Agee at (615) 547-1331 for reservations.)
  • All Day - 3-D Art Show in Adams Gallery.

Friday, October 30

  • 10:00 a.m. - Campus Tour conducted by Student Ambassadors and the Office of Admissions. Meet in front of Memorial Hall.
  • 12:00 p.m. - Cumberland Bulldogs vs. Milligan Buffaloes (Volleyball) at Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.
  • 12:00 p.m. - Lunch in Phillips Dining Hall with CU administrators, faculty, staff, and students for Classes of 1964 - 1968, all alumni, parents, and friends.
  • 2:00 p.m. - 1966 and 2015-16 men's/women's basketball practice in Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.
  • 5:15 p.m. - Reception in President's Office for Classes of 1964 - 1968 and Sports Hall of Fame Inductees.
  • 6:00 p.m. - Sports Hall of Fame in Baird Chapel (Tickets: $25 per person. Inductee and guest no charge.  Contact Jo Jo Freeman at (615) 547-1350 to purchase tickets.)
  • 7:00 p.m. - Love Rides the Rails at Heydel Fine Arts Center. (Contact Molly Agee at (615) 547-1331 for reservations.)
  • 7:30 p.m. - Alumni Party on the Patio for all alumni class years on the Catron Alumni House Patio featuring music, new and old friends, free hors d'oeuvres, two drink tickets, and cash bar.
  • All Day - 3-D Art Show in Adams Gallery.

Saturday, October 31

  • 9:00 a.m. - Alumni Meet & Greet Coffee for Greek alumni and Student actives in the Labry Hall Atrium.
  • 9:30 a.m. - Brunch for the Classes of 1964 - 1968 at the President's Home.
  • 10:00 a.m. - Goodwill of Middle Tennessee Donation Drive at Nokes-Lasater Field.
  • 10:30 a.m. - Tailgating outside of Nokes-Lasater Field featuring fun photos, inflatables, and more.
  • 12:00 p.m. - Cumberland Bulldogs vs. Bethel Wildcats and recognition of the Classes of 1964 - 1968 as well as the introduction of the 2015 Homecoming Queen and court.
  • 7:00 p.m. - Love Rides the Rails at Heydel Fine Arts Center. (Contact Molly Agee at (615) 547-1331 for reservations.)
  • All Day - 3-D Art Show in Adams Gallery.

Sunday, November 1

  • 11:00 a.m. - Church Service for Classes of 1964 - 1968 at Immanuel Baptist Church.
  • 2:30 p.m. - Love Rides the Rails at Heydel Fine Arts Center. (Contact Molly Agee at (615) 547-1331 for reservations.)
  • All Day - 3-D Art Show in the Adams Gallery.

For more information about Homecoming activities or assistance on planning an alumni class year or affinity group reunion, please contact Jonathon Hawkins, Executive Director for Development & Alumni Relations, at (615) 547-1239 or jlhawkins@cumberland.edu.