Homecoming arrives a little earlier this fall with Campbell University celebrating its annual gathering of students and alumni on Oct. 8, culminating with a 4 p.m. kickoff against Charleston Southern at Barker-Lane Stadium.
This year’s Homecoming festivities will include the annual parade down Main Street, the wrestling program’s annual outdoor event in front of Pope Convocation Center and the return of the pre-game Alumni Village, featuring food trucks, games and live music from local favorite Bantum Rooster.
The day will also include reunion celebrations for the classes of 1982, 1997 and 2012, as well as the Golden Club 50th reunion of the classes of 1970, ’71 and ’72.
“Homecoming celebrates the generations of Camels who have called the Creek home over the years,” said Sarah Swain, assistant vice president of alumni engagement. “We’re excited to connect with our current students, families and alumni during this favorite Campbell tradition.”
10 a.m., Oct. 8, Main Campus
Join the Alumni Association for walking tours of campus at Homecoming. Tours will be held at 10 and 11 a.m. on Oct. 8. Register in advance to schedule your walking tour.
Family Council: Stop By and Say Hi
10 a.m., Oct. 8, Student Union
The Family Council’s “Stop By and Say Hi” donut and hot chocolate bar event will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Oasis at the Oscar N. Harris Student Union. The event is free, but registration is required for a head count. The purpose of the Family Council is to affirm the role parents and family members play in the lives of their students. Housed in and supported by Student Life, the Council works in partnership with the University to sponsor programs and provide services that bring parents and family members into a closer relationship with the University.
Noon, Oct. 8, Main Street
Bring the family and line up along Main Street for the annual Homecoming Parade, scheduled for noon.
Noon to kickoff, Oct. 8, Barker-Lane Stadium
All Campbell alumni and friends are invited to join us for a Homecoming celebration in Alumni Village prior to the Fighting Camels taking the field. This Campbell tradition grows bigger each year and features fun for the whole family
- Live music from Bantum Rooster
- Food trucks
- Tailgating games
- School/department tents
Celebrate the reunions of 1982, 1997, 2012 and the Golden Club (1970-72) in Alumni Village (outside of Barker-Lane Stadium) prior to the football game. Check in at the Alumni Association tent to receive your food voucher. Register prior to the event.
The Campbell University Fighting Camels will host Big South rival Charleston Southern at 4 p.m. at Barker-Lane Stadium. Tickets range from $10 to $38 and can be purchased online or at the gate. Kids 12 and under get in free in sections 105 and 106 while supplies last.