Homecoming Celebration 2019

Homecoming is a special tradition at Roberts Wesleyan College, where alumni, students, parents and friends to come together and celebrate our community of friendship, scholarship and transformation.

This year is all about our Homecoming Festival & Reunions on Saturday, September 28th. Alumni, Parents, Students and friends are invited to enjoy the live-music stage, car show, fun food tents, shopping, and inflatables. Alumni vendors and student group fundraisers will be selling arts & crafts, coffee, jewelry, kettle corn and more! 

Food tents will be provided by Metz Culinary featuring BBQ Platters, Loaded Mac & Cheese, Burritos, Nachos, Garbage Plates, Hotdogs, Hamburgers and all the sides to go with them. There’s even a sweets tent! Food can be purchased between 11am-3pm and are Cash Only. ATM's Available. 

Homecoming 5-Year Reunions at the Festival

If it’s your Five-Year reunion (classes ending in ‘9’ and ‘4’), you will have a designated tent to catch up with your classmates for lunch. First, grab your lunch from our various food tents, then find your class reunion tent.

Share your memories and pictures with us by using #HOMEatRWC on social media!

Highlights of Homecoming 2019:

 Friday, September 27

  • Yesteryears Brunch: Honoring Alumni who graduated in '69 or earlier, Faculty Emeriti, Athletic Hall of Fame Induction of Men’s Cross Country Teams ’62-‘66.  Guest Speaker Sylvia Upole Brown ‘69 and special music by the Roberts Heralds Quartet. *
  • Yesteryears Campus Tours*
  • Leah Frazier ‘04  Discussion Chapel:  Being Christian in the Entertainment Business
  • Faculty Art Exhibit Reception
  • 50th Class Reunion Dinner & Medallion Ceremony – Class of ‘69* (Invite Only)
  • Circle Member Hors d'Oeuvres Reception* (Invite Only)
  • Men's Alumni Soccer Game*
  • An Evening on Broadway RWCCO Concert*
  • Toy Story 4 Movie with Popcorn Bar

 Saturday, September 28

  • NEW Worship & Prayer Service*
  • Roberts Today: RED Talks featuring Mary Roddy, Joe Testani, Andy Koehl, Julie Rushik & Carrie Starr*
  • 40th Anniversary Brunch - Class of ‘79* (Invite Only)
  • Homecoming Festival & Car Show*
  • Festival Kick-Off Welcome & Kids Candy Toss!
  • 5-Year Reunions at Reunion Tents*
  • 25th Anniversary BBQ Luncheon - Class of ‘94 (Invite Only)
  • Campus Tours*
  • Women's Soccer Game vs. Saint Thomas Aquinas College
  • Women's Alumni Volleyball Game*
  • Women’s Alumni Lacrosse Game*
  • Annual Apple Picking
  • Men's Soccer Game vs. Saint Thomas Aquinas College
  • Remembering Dr. Paul Berry* 
  • Wind Ensemble Concert
  • Over 30 Years of Paul Shewan Celebration*
  • Men’s and Women’s Alumni Basketball Game and Redhawk Madness*
  • Women's Alumni Soccer Game*
  • Pearce Memorial Church Worship Service with guest speaker Morgan Mitchell ‘15.
  • Saturday Night Live - Entertainment by Students

Sunday, September 29

  • Pancake Breakfast: Fundraiser for Redhawk Athletics Club
  • Pearce Memorial Church Worship Service with guest speaker Morgan Mitchell ‘15.

Check back in June for a Full Detailed Schedule and Registration!

*Registration Required

Relive Homecoming 2018!

Homecoming 2018 was one for the books! The weekend started with the Yesteryears Brunch, gathering over 100 alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago.  Yesteryears was held in a new and sentimental location, Parmerter Chapel at Pearce Memorial FMC. Afternoon activities included the Dwell Art Exhibit Reception and the 50th Anniversary Class Dinner where they received their 50th Reunion Medallions from President Deana Porterfield.

Circle Members of Roberts and Northeastern Seminary enjoyed a reception at the President’s home just before the evening Homecoming concert: A Night at the Movies. The concert’s program, developed by the Music Department, featured the RWC Community Orchestra and student ensembles. Guests enjoyed music of the silver screen from Pink Panther to Star Wars. It was a night full of familiar favorites for the whole family.

We were thankful for brilliant sunshine on Saturday as alumni enjoyed the Homecoming Festival and Reunions. The live music stage set the tone with alumni bands performing throughout the day in a variety of musical styles. Alumni and student vendors lined the pathways of center campus selling kettle corn, coffee, artwork, food and crafts. In addition to the traditional parade, families and kids enjoyed inflatable fun, face painting and more. Our food tents were such a hit this year --we had quite the lines for lunch, over 1,000 people were served! Highlights were the Loaded Mac & Cheese, BBQ Platter, Redhawk Plate, and the unforgettable Cronut Sundae!

Five-year reunion classmates met in designated tents on Mersereau Green to reconnect and enjoy lunch together. Through the Reunion Class Giving Competition alumni raised $16,447 for the Roberts Fund to support student scholarships and programs. Congratulations to the Class of 1973 who had the most participation in giving! The center pathway sign will now read “Alumni Lane – Class of 1973.” We are thankful for another great Homecoming weekend, celebrating all of the people who represent the past, present and future of Roberts Wesleyan College!

See the picture gallery of the weekend here!

Check out the Campus Close Up Video of Homecoming 2018: