Campbell University kicks off Homecoming 2023 this week

The weather in North Carolina officially has that “fall feel,” so the timing couldn’t be more perfect for Campbell University’s 2023 Homecoming

A week of festivities will culminate with three big sporting events on Saturday, Oct. 21, when volleyball hosts Northeastern at 1 p.m., football hosts Maine at 4 p.m., and men’s soccer hosts William & Mary at 7 p.m. 

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In keeping with tradition, the Office of Alumni Engagement will honor Distinguished Alumni this week with a banquet on Friday night. 

Kristin Cooper (’82), Casey Langdon (’08) and Jimmy Witherspoon (’80) will receive the prestigious distinction at a formal dinner and ceremony at 5 p.m. Friday inside the Oscar N. Harris Student Union. The trio will join a group of 184 individuals recognized as Distinguished Alumni in the University’s 147-year history.

Also Friday night, Campbell Athletics will host a screening of The Campbell Basketball School, a 30-minute documentary film by Devine Utley. The film, which tells the story of the nation’s first summer basketball school at then-Campbell College in the 1950s (a school that drew some of the biggest names in the sport), will premiere at 7 p.m. Friday in the student union’s theater. 

Saturday will begin with the Golden Club Brunch — celebrating alumni who graduated 50-plus years ago — at 9 a.m. in the student union. The Homecoming Alumni Open House and alumni walking tours will follow at 10 a.m.

Campbell Wrestling’s annual “Wrestle Off” outdoors in front of the convocation center will begin at 11 a.m., followed by the Homecoming Parade at noon. 

The Homecoming Alumni Village (leading up to the 4 p.m. football game against Maine at Barker-Lane Stadium) will begin at 12:30 p.m. The Village will feature live music from Homecoming regulars Bantum Rooster, food trucks, tailgating games, school/department tents and celebrations for Campbell 10-, 25-, 40- and 50-year reunion classes.

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