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Special Campus Preview Day

We are offering a special campus visit day to experience #BuffNation on Friday, October 25. 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. We will begin the day at 9:00. Register at https://admission.milligan.edu/#visit

Vintage Buffs Reception

Friday, October 25, 3-4:30

Thompson Center, Fife Fireside Room

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

Friday, October 25, 6:30 p.m.

Sutton Hall: McCormick Dining Center

Tickets $25, must be purchased in advance

Special recognitions and a plated dinner, featuring autumn pear salad, beef medallions with garlic parmesan cream sauce, and garlic and Boursin cheese mashed potatoes.


Distinguished Alumnus: Ben Cachiaras (MDiv ’92)

Professional Excellence Award Recipients: Autumn Hardy Pruitt (BA ’09) and Terence Gadsden (BA ’03)

Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees: Heather Mandela Gomez (BS ’11, MSOT ’13) and Grayson Patton (BS ’08)

George W. Hardin “Spirit of Milligan” Award: Wendy Hanselman Patrick (BA ’71)

Musical: Songs for a New World, by Jason Robert Brown

October 24-26, 7:30 p.m. | October 27, 2:30 p.m.

Gregory Center: McGlothlin-Street Theatre

All seats reserved. All seats $10.
plus service fee

Alumni have early access to tickets beginning September 1. To purchase your reserved seats, go to http://milligan.tix.com and enter pre-sale code ALUMNI. Tickets may also be purchased at the box office beginning September 23. Questions? Contact Rita Myers at 423.461.8723, M-F, 8-noon.

Songs for a New World is a collection of independent scene-songs unified by the theme of choice and the first musical from Tony Award winner, Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Bridges of Madison County). This musical explores faith, love, community, and how ordinary people survive extraordinary circumstances.

See milligan.edu/arts for additional information.

Milligan Buffalo 5K Run/2.5K Walk

Saturday, October 26, 8 a.m.

Lacy Fieldhouse: Upper Level

Registration: $20* | $10* ages 3-10
*$25 | $15 at registration after October 18

Sponsored by Associated Ladies for Milligan (ALM), all proceeds benefit student scholarships at Milligan.

Mini Lectures

Saturday, October 26

10:30 a.m., Gregory Center : Willis Room
“Bringing the Classroom to the Bench: Creating New Antibiotics for Cystic Fibrosis Patients,” presented by Dr. Kristen Mudrack, Asst. Prof. of Chemistry

2:00 p.m., Derthick Hall : Rm 202
“Tasting the Goodness of the Lord: CS Lewis and Earthy Spirituality,” presented by Dr. Gary Selby, Prof. of Ministerial Formation

Get back in the classroom—with no homework and no exams! Learn something new and meet current science and seminary faculty. Q&A will follow each lecture.

Lunch in the Tent

Saturday, October 26, noon

Tickets $13/$8 for 10 and under, must be purchased in advance

Catered by local favorite, Firehouse Restaurant, and featuring Carolina pulled pork and BBQ chicken breast. (They’ll have Nathan’s All Beef hotdogs for the kids). Please make vegetarian or gluten-free requests at time of registration.

Homecoming Concert: “An Afternoon at the Movies”

Saturday, October 26, 3:30 p.m.

Seeger Chapel: Mary B. Martin Auditorium

The Milligan Music Department will present a short, family-friendly concert of film music featuring iconic songs such as “Moon River” from Breakfast at Tiffany’s and “A Million Dreams” from The Greatest Showman. Music selections from other great film scores include Pirates of the Caribbean by Klaus Badelt and Memoirs of a Geisha by John Williams. These movie soundtracks and many more will be performed by Milligan’s Concert Choir, Women’s Chorale, Heritage, Herd Mentality, and Orchestra.

Art Exhibit: “Fighting for Recognition”

Meet the artist

Saturday, October 26, 11 a.m.

Derthick Hall: Milligan Gallery

William Major (BA ’15) developed this body of work while completing the Master of Fine Arts degree program at the University of Georgia. “Fighting for Recognition” is a photographic and multimedia series that explores southern independent wrestling and contact sports within the context of decoding the traits fundamental to the viewing of spectacle.

Book+Art Festival

P.H. Welshimer Library

Reimagine books as the raw material and inspiration for works of art! The exhibit runs in conjunction with Milligan’s Homecoming each fall. All interested Milligan faculty, staff, students, alumni, and area community members are encouraged to submit entries beginning October 21. Submissions must be received at the library no later than October 25 at noon.


Friday, October 25

9:00 a.m.
Special Campus Preview Day

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

5:30-7:30 p.m. NEW
Area of Computer Science Reception
Derthick Hall: 3rd Floor
All CS, IS, and MSIS students and alumni are invited

6:30-8:30 p.m.
Celebrate Milligan Dinner*
Sutton Hall: McCormick Dining Center

7:30 p.m.
Play: Songs for a New World
Gregory Center: McGlothlin-Street Theatre

8:00 p.m.
Men’s Basketball: Alumni players vs Alumni players
Lacy Fieldhouse: Upper Level

Saturday, October 26

8:00 a.m.
Buffalo Run 5K/2.5K Walk*
Lacy Fieldhouse: Upper Level

9:00-11:00 a.m. NEW
Communications Alumni Reception
Paxson Communications Center

9:00-1:00 p.m.
Gregory Center lobby

9:30 a.m.
Science Alumni and Family Breakfast
Science Bldg, 3rd Floor

9:30-10:30 a.m.
Café Prof
Gregory Center lobby

9:30-11:30 a.m.
Alumni vs Students Football
Soccer Practice Field

Class of 1969 50th Reunion Brunch
Thompson Center: Fife Fireside Lounge

CLASS RECEPTIONS: 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, ECS
Locations available at registration

10:30 a.m.
Mini-lecture: “Bringing the Classroom to the Bench: Creating New Antibiotics for Cystic Fibrosis Patients,” Dr. Kristen Mudrack
Gregory Center: Willis Room

11:00 a.m.
Art Exhibit: William Major (’15)
Derthick Hall: Milligan Gallery

Lunch in the Tent*
Sword Commons

1:30 p.m.
Blowers Blvd

2:00 p.m.
Mini-lecture: “Tasting the Goodness of the Lord: CS Lewis and Earthy Spirituality,” Dr. Gary Selby
Derthick Hall: Room 202

2:00-3:00 p.m.
Esports Open House
Welshimer Library: Hopwood Room

2:00-4:00 p.m.
Inflatables, Kettle Corn, and More
Derthick Lawn

2:00-4:00 p.m.
CLASS RECEPTIONS: 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 2014
Locations available at registration

2:30 p.m.
Baseball: Alumni players vs Alumni players
Anglin Field

3:00-5:00 p.m.
Kids’ Hands-On Science Afternoon
for ages 5 and up
Science Bldg, 2nd Floor

3:30 p.m.
Homecoming Concert:
“An Afternoon at the Movies”
Seeger Chapel: Mary B. Martin Auditorium

5:00 p.m.
Women’s Soccer vs Bryan College
Anglin Soccer Field

6:00 p.m.
PA Reception: for President’s Associates
Little Hartland, by invitation only

7:00 p.m.
Men’s Soccer vs Bryan College (senior night)
Anglin Soccer Field

7:30 p.m.
Musical: Songs for a New World*
Gregory Center: McGlothlin-Street Theatre

*Ticketed event