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Homecoming 2015


 “A Fun Fall Family Festival”

Friday, October 30 – Sunday, November 1, 2015

Homecoming registration is now closed. You may pay at the door for each event. 

Important Updates

Don’t let a little rain stop you!

Mother Nature is playing a trick, but we still have lots of treats!

All check-in, ticket sales, tailgating and the Kids Zone will be held in the Hangar Dome, inside the Hall Activities Center.

Don’t miss out on our Fun Fall Family Festival! At this time, all other Homecoming weekend activities will proceed as planned.

If you have any questions, please call the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 601-974-1038.

See you at Homecoming!



Friday, October 30th

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Millsaps College Library exhibits

The Library will feature an exhibit titled “Student Newspaper Since 1909:  Library Announces PURPLE  & WHITE Past Issues Now Available Online.” Exhibits in the upstairs Archives Gallery will include “Why is THIS in Archives? Curious, Unique, or Odd – Check It Out!” and Discovery of Long Lost Mississippi Methodist Manuscripts.”

Library exhibits are located in the library display cases, main floor and second floor and may be viewed any time the library is open:  Friday 8-6, Saturday 10-5, Sunday Noon-1:00 p.m.

Lewis Art Gallery
Gertrude Ford Academic Complex, Third Floor

For the Homecoming Weekend, we will be exhibiting some work from Art Shape Mammoth, an artist's collective. The exhibition will present works from several artists and will also feature an aluminum pour. If you're interested in learning more about the organization, please see their website: http://www.artshapemammoth.org and you can see more about the aluminum pour here: http://www.artshapemammoth.org/traveling-foundry/.

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Check in and Hospitality
A. Boyd Campbell College Center Lobby

Pick up your weekend schedule and take a look at the new student living room. Say hello to classmates and the alumni staff while enjoying music in the Bowl. Register online at mbench.org/homecoming2015 to receive a special Homecoming gift.

11:30a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

Major Generals Luncheon
Fairview Inn

Join us in celebrating the class of 1965 and those who have been graduated for 50 years or more. Complimentary to the Class of 1965, $20 for guests/spouses. For more information email sloane.noble@millsaps.edu or call 601-974-1038. Seated luncheon. Reservations required.

1:45-3:00 p.m.

Surrey tours of campus for Class of 1965

Class members will meet in the new Living Room in the A. Boyd Campbell college center for horse and buggy tours of campus, generously provided by Ward Van Skiver. Tours will board at the lower level of the Plaza below the Kava Events Center.

1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. 

Friday Forum - “Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of Millsaps’ Desegregation”
Gertrude Ford Academic Complex, Room 215

1:00 p.m.

Kappa Alpha Golf Tournament for Muscular Dystrophy
Whisper Lake Country Club

Kappa Alpha Order is hosting its annual Muscular Dystrophy Association Golf Tournament at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 30th at Whisper Lake Country Club. For more information and registration contact Joe Stearns at 832-367-4458 or email stearjf@millsaps.edu.

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Alumni Association Awards
Reception 5:00 - Program 5:45
Country Club of Jackson

Honoring: Distinguished Alumnus, Steve McAlilly ‘77, Outstanding Young Alumna, Mandi Strickland ‘12, Distinguished Alumna Posthumous Marsha McCarty Wells ’76, and the Jim Livesay Service Award recipients Eugene Countiss ‘65 and Alan Ferguson ‘82. The Leadership in Giving Award will be given to the Class of 2005, and the Spirit of Giving Award will be given to the Class of 2005.

Tickets are $30 and include hors d'oeuvres and two drink tickets.

6:30 p.m.

Class of 1965 Reunion Party
Country Club of Jackson

The Class of 1965 will celebrate their 50th reunion with a dinner at the Country Club of Jackson. Registration required. Cost is $50 per person and includes the Alumni Awards Reception and Class of 1965 Reunion Party. Contact alumni@millsaps.edu or call 601-974-1038 for more information.

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Class of 1975 Reunion
Home of Anne Hendrick and Jim Kopernack

The Class of 1975 will celebrate their 40th reunion at the home of Ann Hendrick and Jim Kopernak. Registration is required. Cost is $25 which includes hors d’oeuvres and libations. Details will be provided in the class letter.

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Class of 1985 Reunion Party
Bravo Restaurant
Tickets $10 - cash bar

The Class of 1985 will celebrate their 30th reunion at the Bravo Restaurant patio with delicious appetizers in the south plaza of Highland Village. Registration is required. 

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Class of 1995 Reunion
Home of Billy and Kimberly Crowder

The Class of 1995 will celebrate their 20th reunion at the home of Billy and Kimberly Crowder with heavy hors d’oeuvres and libations. Details will be provided on the class invitation.


Saturday, October 31st

8:00 a.m. (registration begins at 7:30 a.m.)

5K Run/Walk
Hosted by Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity and Millsaps Outdoors
North Gate at the intersection of North State Street and Riverside Drive.

The event proceeds support the Don Fortenberry Endowed Scholarship Fund, which provides a scholarship to a freshman recognizing his/her community service work. The scholarship is in honor of the Rev. Don Fortenberry, who served Millsaps College for 31 years as chaplain and professor and was the president of Alpha Iota Chapter in 1961.  For registration information contact Jonah Zahller at zahllja@millsaps.edu or (662)528-0744.

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Tasting at the Tents
English House Lawn

Enjoy a sampling of delicious food entries at the annual Tasting @ the Tents cooking competition. Student chefs will provide tasty Halloween treats. Bring your kids in costume by for a delicious treat and hear about the outstanding student groups represented. ”Celebrity” chefs will choose the winners.

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Millsaps-Wilson Library Book Sale

Visit the Millsaps-Wilson Library basement for the annual Homecoming Book Sale.
The public is invited to browse our assortment of books, Millsaps College yearbooks, and much more.  For more information, call the library at 601-974-1073 or e-mail librarian@millsaps.edu.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Sorority Open Houses

Stop by the house and say hello to your sorority and sisters. Meet the newest pledges and hear about the chapter plans for the academic year.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

Kappa Alpha New House Dedication
Kappa Alpha House

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Pi Kappa Alpha Alumni Association Chartering
Pi Kappa Alpha House

Join Pike alumni for fun and fellowship as we establish the Alpha Iota Alumni Association for Pi Kappa Alpha. Contact aipikealimni@gmail.com for more information.

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

Major Tailgates
North End Zone

Enjoy great food and drink, carnival games, a dunking booth and activities for the kids while meeting faculty and staff, and visiting with alumni and friends. Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the gate. They include delicious food, adult beverages and tea and admission to the football game. Bring the kids in costume for lots of Halloween fun.

1:00 p.m.

Homecoming Football Game 
Millsaps vs Berry
Harper Davis Field

All tickets are to be purchased at the gate. Gates open two hours before kickoff: $10 general admission, $50 chair back seats based on availability. Free for kids 12 and under. Game tickets are included in alumni tailgate price, $15 online or $20 at the door. For more information email Anne Clark at anne.clark@millsaps.edu or call 601-974-1190.

After the game, join the Millsaps Black Student Union for an alumni mixer at the Campbell Conference Center for food, drink, music and good company. For more information, contact Kandice Bailey, at (601)-334-0330 or bailekc@millsaps.edu.

6:00 p.m.

Men's Soccer Game
Millsaps vs Hendrix
Harper Davis Field

Read more about the game.

7:00 – 11:30 p.m.

Millsaps Homecoming Party - All Millsaps Majors are welcome!
King Edward Hotel/Hilton Garden Inn

Reunion classes include: 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2010.

Athletics Reunions: 1975 Playoff Football Team, 1995-96 Men’s Basketball Conference Champions, 1996 Men’s Baseball Division Champions/Regionals, 2006 Men’s Basketball Conference Champions, 1995-96 Women’s Basketball Conference Champions and the 1976 Men’s Tennis Team – 4th in the Nation. For more information on these reunions contact anne.clark@millsaps.edu.

Tickets are $40 for dinner and two drink tickets - couples $70 with reservation, $50 at the door. Young alumni (Classes of 2005-2015) $20, $30 at the door.

8:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Class of 2005 Reunion
Weems House

The Class of 2005 will celebrate their 10th reunion at the Weems House, directly across North State St. from Whitworth Circle. The circle will be available for parking. Please use the crosswalk at the traffic light on Oakwood St.


Sunday, November 1st

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. 

Memorial Service for Alumni and Friends
Christian Center, Fitzhugh Chapel

Please join us as we celebrate the lives of Millsaps alumni and friends who have passed away in the last year.


Hotel Information
Special Millsaps room rates are offered at the following hotels.

The Hilton Garden/King Edward has reserved a block of rooms for Millsaps Alumni. Reserve your rooms here or call 601-353-5464.

The Cabot Lodge Millsaps has reserved a block of rooms for Millsaps Alumni. Call 601-948-8650 to reserve a room or go to Cabot Lodge Millsaps.