The W prepares for 2018 homecoming

Vyuanna Harrington

Mississippi University for Women has a host of events and activities planned for Homecoming weekend. The festivities will start on Thursday, March 22, and conclude on Sunday, March 25. The schedule below contains all events and activities, their dates, times and locations. For more information about Homecoming please call (662) 329-7148 or visit

March 22

  • 4:30 p.m. - Homecoming Court Dinner Party at the Hogarth Student Center with student performances following at the Bryan Green Gazebo

  • 6-7:30 p.m. - The Nell Peel Wolfe Lecture Series at Parkinson Hall (presented by the Ina E. Gordy Honors College and hosted by John T. Edge, author of “The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South,” director of the Southern Foodways Alliance and contributor to Garden & Gun and Southern Living). This event is free and open to the public.

  • 8 p.m. - Performance by students from the Department of Music in the Kossen Auditorium at Poindexter Hall. This event is free.

March 23

  • 8 a.m.-5 p.m.  Registration in the lobby of Welty Hall

  • 9:30 a.m. - A campus tour led by President Jim Borsig starting at the Old Maids’ Gate near the College Street entrance

  • 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. - The Golden Girls Luncheon will honor the Class of 1968 in the Pope Banquet Room at Hogarth Dining Center. Tickets are required for this event. Members of the Class 1968 receive a complimentary ticket with their registration.

  • 2 p.m. - A tour and update of campus starting on the second floor of Welty Hall will be offered by the Office of Admissions. Shuttles will be available.

  • 2-3:30 p.m. - "Reading, Writing, Living" will feature the work of three alumni.

  • 3:30 p.m. - The MUW Alumni Association Annual Meeting will take place in the Kossen Auditorium at Poindexter Hall.

  • 4:30-6 p.m. - The MUWAA Lowndes County Chapter will host “The Art of Terry Cherry” and “Unique Visions: Elayne Goodman and Herbert Reith” and celebrate the naming of the main gallery in honor of Ralph Hudson at the MUW Galleries in Summer Hall. Food will be provided by the Lowndes County Chapter.

  • 6 p.m. - The Long Blue Line Auction and Gala at the Hogarth Dining Center, second floor (dinner is $40)

March 24

  • 8-10 a.m. - Breakfast at Wesley and registration will be available at 8 a.m.

  • 8:30-9:15 a.m. - The MUW Social Organization Alumni Council Planning Committee will host an informational meeting outlining the mission, goals and first steps toward forming a single and united voice of communication between social organization alumni, students and the university.

  • 9:30 a.m. - Class reunion photos will take place on front campus

  • 1:30-5 p.m. - The Black Alumni Reunion will celebrate black excellence with special guests, food, fun and fellowship next to Bryan Green Gazebo (The cost is $7 per person).

  • 2 p.m. - All speech-language pathology and audiology alumni are invited to the MUW Speech and Hearing Clinic to enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and cake with the faculty and students.

  • 5 p.m. - Celebrate the 2018 MUW Alumni Association Award recipients with wine and cheese in the Atrium of the Fant Library

  • 6 p.m. - The Class of 1968 Reunion Dinner in Summer Hall, while the Gingko Gathering, a dinner for all, will be in the Pope Banquet Room at Hogarth Dining Center

  • 8 p.m. - "Last Call" celebrating the career of Professor William "Peppy" Biddy with a concert from musicals of the last 30 years, with alumni and students reprising their original cast roles will be held in the Black Box Theatre at Cromwell Communications Center. The tickets are $10 for general admission and $50 for premium seating, but is sold out.

Sunday 25

  • 9 a.m. - Chapel service, led by the MUW Wesley Foundation - It will be a remembrance of those who have died since the previous homecoming.

  • 10:30 a.m. – Brunch in the Hogarth Dining Center. Tickets will be available at the door.