Homecoming

We look forward to welcoming everyone back to campus this year! We will have special reunions for the following:

“Vintage” Buffs (those who graduated 50 or more years ago), ECS alumni, 1970, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011, 2016

HOMECOMING HIGHLIGHTS


Friday, October 22


Special Campus Preview Day

We are offering a special campus visit day to experience #BuffNation on Friday,
October 22. Join us for special sessions on admissions and financial aid, talk to
professors and current students, learn about our academic programs and student life,
and eat together in the dining center. Learn more and register »

Vintage Buffs Reception
3:30-4:00 p.m. | Fife Fireside Room, Thompson Center

This is an opportunity for alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago to get together to
enjoy light refreshments and reminisce about their Milligan days.

Celebrate Milligan Dinner
6:30 p.m. | McCormick Dining Center, Sutton Hall

Tickets $25, must be purchased in advance.
Special recognitions and a plated dinner, featuring . . .
Honorees:
Distinguished Alumni: Eric Deaton (BS ’83); Clay Runnels (MBA ’06); Jamie Swift
(BSN ’99) Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees: Austin Ellis (BS ’12) and Gillian Giffen Johnson
(BS ’12)

Musical: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
October 21-23, 7:30 p.m. & October 24, 2:30 p.m.
McGlothlin-Street Theatre, Gregory Center

Come and enjoy the adventures of the Peanuts gang in this award-winning show for all
ages. You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown features the antics of all your favorite
characters—Linus, Schroeder, Lucy, Sally, and of course the lovable kid Charlie Brown
and his dog Snoopy. This show also features some of Broadway’s most memorable
songs, including “The Kite,” “The Baseball Game,” “Suppertime,” and “Happiness.”
Advance tickets will be available to alumni online at Milligan.tix.com beginning
September 1. They may also be purchased at the door starting 90 minutes before
performance times. Patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance to avoid sell
outs.

All seats will be reserved and are $10. milligan.tix.com (on sale 9.21.21)
YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN is presented by arrangement with Concord
Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC. www.concordtheatricals.com


Saturday, October 23

Milligan Buffalo 5K Run/2.5K Walk
8 a.m. (registration opens at 7:30 a.m.) Upper Level of Lacy Fieldhouse

Registration: $20* | $10* ages 3-10
*$25 | $15 at registration after October 18
Hosted by Associated Ladies for Milligan (ALM), proceeds benefit student scholarships
at Milligan.

Lunch in the Tent
12 p.m. | Tent on Sword Commons

Tickets $13 | $8 for age 10 and under, must be purchased in advance
Join us under the tent for freshly grilled hamburgers and all-beef hotdogs, a baked
potato bar, tasty sides, and homemade seasonal desserts! Gluten free and vegetarian
options available.

Homecoming Concert: A Musical Celebration of Animated Film
3:30 p.m. | Mary B. Martin Auditorium, Seeger Chapel

The Milligan Music Department will present a short, family-friendly concert that
showcases the wonderful music of animated film. The performance will feature iconic
songs such as “Into the Unknown” from Frozen II, “Touch the Sky” from Brave,
“Somewhere Out There” from An American Tail, “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana, and
“When You Believe” from The Prince of Egypt. Music selections from other great
animated film scores will include The Little Mermaid, Coco, Ratatouille, Trolls, and
Madagascar. These animated soundtracks and many more will be performed by
Milligan’s Concert Choir, Women’s Chorale, Heritage, Guitar Ensemble, and Orchestra.

Art Exhibit: “The Outside”
Nick Blosser, retired Milligan professor
11 a.m. | Milligan Art Gallery, Derthick Hall

This selection of artworks is primarily focused on paintings I have done over the last
five or six years but also delves into a few earlier works. The title of the show is fairly
self-evident. I like best to work with imagery related to the out-of-doors. Sometimes I am
content with being direct and to the point, but often I feel the need to be subtly abstract
and to simplify in order to get across what I am feeling or remembering in nature. And I
especially find appeal in uncovering a particular kind of beauty in those places and
subjects that many people tend to ignore . . . not necessarily on purpose but because
they . . . don’t call attention to themselves in a conventional way.” – Nick Blosser

Separating Fact from Fiction:
a special screening of Bridge of Spies with commentary and Q&A
7:00-10:00 p.m. | Mary B. Martin Auditorium, Seeger Chapel

Join Francis Gary Powers, Jr., son of legendary U-2 spy plane pilot and class of 1950
Milligan alumnus Francis Gary Powers, for a special screening of Steven Spielberg’s
2015 movie starring Tom Hanks. The movie portrays the story of Powers, who was shot down over the former Soviet Union in 1960 and imprisoned for espionage, and the intrigue and negotiations that led to the 1962 exchange of spies on Glienicke Bridge near Berlin. Powers Jr., a founder of the Cold War Museum, served as a consultant on the movie.

COVID Protocols and Potential Schedule Changes

Milligan has maintained relatively low virus numbers during the COVID pandemic, and our goal is to provide an on-campus Homecoming experience in October 2021.  We will continue to monitor the situation, and any changes to the Homecoming schedule will be included here. Our current protocols can be viewed here.

Seeger's bell tower against a golden sunset