Homecoming Weekend

Come home to D&E for a special weekend with alumni, former classmates and lifelong friends!

Schedule is subject to change.
$ = cost associated with this event

Friday, September 29, 2017

11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Registration and Welcome Desk Open

Great Hall, Halliehurst

12:00-2:00 p.m.

Mini-Wellness Fair

Sponsored by the Sport Science Department.

Hilda and Robert R. Butler Lobby, The McDonnell Center

3:00 p.m.

Founders' Day Convocation Honoring Faculty Emeritus Dr. Gloria Payne, '43 and Alumni Award Recipients

Alumni Award Recipients:

  • Distinguished Alumnus: Richard C. Seybolt, '63
  • Tower Award: Robin White Rybczynski, '86
  • Outstanding Young Alumna: Kathryn R. Owsianiecki Hartmann, '08
  • Senators Community Service Award: Peter Ullman, '49

Reception to follow.

Harper-McNeeley Auditorium, Myles Center for the Arts

4:00-6:00 p.m.

Alumni Football Reunion

American Legion, Post 29

4:30-6:00 p.m.

The Naylor Learning Center Open House and Reception

For alumni of the William James House and Supported Learning Program.

Second Floor, Albert Hall

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Dinner with President Chris Wood and First Lady Lisa Wood for Members of the Half-Century Club and Class of 1967 $

Hearthstone, the President's House

7:30 p.m.

All Campus Reception

Honoring all alumni reunions. Cash bar.



Saturday, September 30, 2017

8:00-11:00 a.m.

Registration and Welcome Desk Open

Great Hall, Halliehurst

8:00-9:30 a.m.

All Alumni and Students Breakfast $

Hosted by D&E's National Alumni Council.

Benedum Dining Room

9:00-10:00 a.m.

Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni Volunteer Corporation Annual Meeting

Sigma Phi Epsilon Lodge

9:00 a.m.

Alpha Sigma Phi Business Meeting

Alpha Sigma Phi Chapter Room, Moyer Hall

9:00 a.m.

Tau Kappa Epsilon Business Meeting


10:30 a.m.

International Peacemaker Presentation

Featuring Ebun James-DeKam, General Secretary of the Council of Churches in Sierra Leone (CCSL)

Presented by the Davis & Elkins College Morrison-Novakovic Center for Faith and Public Policy. To learn more, visit www.presbyterianmission.org/story/international-peacemaker-address-strug....

Eshleman Science Center, Room 400

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Planetarium Show

Limited seating available - first come, first served.

Flynn Planetarium, Eshleman Science Center

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

All Campus Picnic $

Complimentary for Half-Century Club Members and the Class of 1967.

The McDonnell Center

12:00 noon

Women's Soccer vs. Ohio Dominican University

Between soccer games will be the crowning of Miss D&E and Mr. Senator.

Nuttall Field, Allen Athletic Fields

1:00 p.m.

Paintball $

Veterans Paintball Course, Allen Athletic Fields

1:00-4:00 p.m.

Dedication of the Jerry Reckling Collection of Pleistocene Epoch Fossils and Tour of The Stirrup Gallery

Myles Center for the Arts

1:00-5:00 p.m.

West Virginia & Atlantic Model Railroad Open House

Conference Room A, Robert C. Byrd Center for Hospitality & Tourism

3:00 p.m.

Panhellenic Afternoon Tea for Alumni Sisters

Sponsored by Phi Omega Mu and Zeta Alpha Xi.

Greek Suites, Roxanna Booth Hall

4:00 p.m.

Men's Soccer vs. Ohio Dominican University

Nuttall Field, Allen Athletic Fields

5:00-7:30 p.m.

Pig on the Porch $


6:00 p.m.

Alumni Football Dinner

C.J. Maggie's

7:30 p.m.

All Campus Trivia Night

Timms Lounge, Madden Student Center

9:00 p.m.

Party at The Icehouse $

Cover charge is a fundraiser for The Icehouse preservation fund.

The Icehouse

10:00 p.m.

Senators Ball

Featuring DJ Steve Spin and Special Guest DJ Yo Big Money. For students only.


Sunday, October 1, 2017

8:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Hike in Dolly Sods Area

Led by Associate Professor of Art Michael Doig. Bring water and appropriate attire. Lunch will be provided.

Meet on the Halliehurst Porch

9:00 a.m.

1904 Society and Heritage Society Breakfast

Hosted by President Chris Wood and First Lady Lisa Wood. By invitation.

Hearthstone, the President's House

10:30 a.m.

Chapel Service

Includes Memorial Service honoring alumni and members of the D&E community who died within the past year. Led by The Rev. J. William Kokie, '67.

Robbins Memorial Chapel

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Alumni Farewell Buffet Brunch $



Mountain State Forest Festival Events

Saturday, September 30, 2017
10:00 a.m.

MSFF Highland Dance Competition

Outdoor Amphitheatre, Davis & Elkins College

10:00 a.m.

Tennis Tournament

Katherine S. Thomas Tennis Center, Davis & Elkins College

12:00 noon

Strongest Man in the Forest Competition

Wimer Field, South Davis Avenue

1:30 p.m.

Irish Road Bowling

Georgetown Road

3:00 p.m.

Heat in the Street - Chili Cook-off

Chili samples, beverages, live music and kids zone.

Davis Avenue Between 3rd and 4th Streets

7:30 p.m.

The Magic of Autumn featuring Elkins Native, Illusionist Joshua Jordan

Hosed by the Davis & Elkins College Campus Activities Board

Harper-McNeeley Auditorium, Myles Center for the Arts

Sunday, October 1, 2017
12:30 p.m.

10K Run/Walk, Kids 1 Mile Fun Run

Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Elkins-Randolph County YMCA

5th Street and Davis Avenue

2:30 p.m.

Parade of Children

Davis Avenue

3:00-6:00 p.m.

Children's Festival - "Are You Ready for Some Football"

Free children's games and activities.

Downtown Elkins, Davis Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets

7:00 p.m.

52nd Street, The Music of Billy Joel & Captain Fantastic and The Magic of Elton John Concert


Downtown Stage, Elkins Town Square

Gate fees apply for some Mountain State Forest Festival events. For more information, visit www.forestfestival.com or call 304-636-1824.