Cumberland University


CU Celebrates Homecoming '09

Football, fanfare, alumni events and a host of other exciting happenings will mark Homecoming 2009 at Cumberland University, as students and administrators have planned a spirit-filled week of fun and camaraderie.
On Friday, October 9 from 6:30 pm until 8:00 p.m. join fellow alumni and friends for a casual, family-friendly, reception in Baird Chapel.  This year's reception will feature decor and food to go with the Homecoming theme of "Honor the Past, Live for the Future: A Journey Through the Decades."  We will feature heavy hors d’œuvres and drinks at each station.   What a great opportunity to honor the past, visit each decade, and to be a part of the future.  This free event will offer a great opportunity to meet and greet old friends while preparing for an exciting weekend!

Immediately following the Alumni & Friends reception, come help rev up the crowd and cheer on the Bulldogs at the Spirit Rally on Memorial Lawn.  Hear the Phoenix Drum and Bugle, watch our cheerleaders perform, and cheer on your Cumberland Bulldogs!

Festivities for Saturday, October 10 include the annual Cumberland University Homecoming Parade at 10:00 a.m.! Come out and see the 2009 Homecoming Court, classic cars, clowns, the Phoenix Drum & Bugle Corps, the CU Cheerleaders and fun floats built by Cumberland students. Be sure to bring the kids, as there’s always plenty of free candy to go around! Best viewing for the parade will be on the Lebanon City Square or along West Main Street from the Square to South Tarver Avenue.
After the parade, head on over to Lindsey Donnell Stadium at 11 a.m. for a special Homecoming Tailgate Party. Thanks to the Wilson County Sports Council, local restaurants will be on hand to offer free food starting at 1 p.m., and there will be plenty of pre-game activities, including free inflatables for the young Bulldog fans!
At 1:30 p.m., the Cumberland University Bulldogs will take to the field against the Eagles of Faulkner University. Bulldog fans are encouraged to wear their CU maroon to the game to show support for the team. Tickets to the game are $8 for adults and $6 for senior citizens. Children 10 and under are admitted free of charge. During the half-time ceremony, the University will recognize special guests and crown the 2009 Homecoming Queen.
Homecoming Week ‘09 will wrap up with a good dose of fun – a post-game celebration at The Bull & Whistle Pub & Eatery located in The Mill at Lebanon.  The Bull  & Whistle will be offering specials for anyone with a ticket stub from the game including a free order of fried pickles.  Live music will start later that night to keep the celebration going!
Homecoming 2009 at Cumberland University is an event not to be missed! The week’s events will also include alumni reunions and campus tours.  For more information, please contact Mr. Justin Bradford at 615.547.1253 or at Alumni and friends are also encouraged to visit the Homecoming 2009 website at for more details.