1845 - Rock of Ages - September 24 & 25, 2021

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Homecoming 2021

Friday and Saturday, September 24th and 25th

Limestone University plans to host an in-person Homecoming and Reunion Weekend Celebration Friday, September 24th, through Saturday, September 25th, 2021. Events will take place on Limestone’s campus, at the Spartanburg Marriott, and at the Gaffney High School stadium. As the campus continues to navigate COVID-19, Homecoming and Reunion Celebration plans will be made with the safety of our students and campus community in mind and may be adjusted accordingly.

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Friday, September 24th

9:00 a.m.  - First Lady’s Formal Parlor Reception
1115 College Drive, Gaffney, S.C., 29340

This event has been CANCELED due to COVID.


T-Shirt Homecoming 2021

10:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. - Rock Your Homecoming T-Shirt
1115 College Drive, Gaffney, S.C., 29340

You won’t want to miss the opportunity to get your Limestone University “Rock of Ages” t-shirt.  T-shirts will be distributed on the front campus.  Look for the Limestone alumni tent, and don’t forget to have your photo taken in the HUGE inflatable Limestone alumni chair.  This will be an unforgettable photo opportunity and a great way to share your Saint’s pride with your classmates and friends via your social media account.  T-shirts are free, although supply is limited.


11:00 a.m. - Dr. Karen Gainey Tree Dedication
1115 College Drive, Gaffney, S.C., 29340

Join us on the front campus as we honor Dr. Karen Gainey, Montague McMillian Professor of English, for her many years of service to the Limestone community.  This is a free event.


Picnics Rock! Friday, September 24 11:30am Front campus lawn

11:30 a.m. - Picnics Rock!
1115 College Drive, Gaffney, S.C., 29340

No matter the decade, everyone loves a picnic!  ALL SAINTS – alumni, students, faculty and staff – are invited to enjoy a picnic lunch under the trees on Limestone’s beautiful historic front campus.  Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with old and make new friends on our beloved campus.  This is a free event, although an R.S.V.P. is required.


Hines & Riggins Center Dedication

2:00 p.m. - Dedication of the Hines and Riggins Center, Limestone’s New Library and Student Center
1115 College Drive, Gaffney, S.C., 29340

Celebrate the growth of Limestone University as we dedicate the Hines and Riggins Center.  This new, state-of-the-art facility will be the place students make many new memories for decades to come.  Don’t miss checking out this new building – IT ROCKS! This is a free event, although an R.S.V.P. is required.  

Art Gallery Grand Opening

2:00 p.m. - Art Gallery Grand Opening
1115 College Drive, Gaffney, S.C., 29340

This event is an art lover's must.  Limestone’s new art gallery is located inside the Hines and Riggins Center and is not to be missed.  The inaugural show is a display of curated alumni work entitled A Place of Our Own.  The gallery will welcome visitors immediately following the dedication of the Hines and Riggins Center.  Admission to the art gallery is free.  

Homecoming Open Houses

Open Houses
1115 College Drive, Gaffney, S.C., 29340

Immediately following the Hines and Riggins Center dedication until 4 p.m., many academic groups across campus will be hosting open house events. Be sure to pick-up an Open House Schedule and tour the locations after attending the dedication. You will be very proud of everything Limestone has planned for our students and our community!


7:30 p.m. – Midnight Decades Bash
Spartanburg Marriott, 299 North Church Street, Spartanburg, S.C., 29306

This event has been CANCELED due to COVID.

 

Saturday, September 25th 

9:00 a.m.  - All-Reunion Reception
1115 College Drive, Gaffney, S.C., 29340

This event has been CANCELED due to COVID.


10:30 a.m. - Golden and Golden-Plus Brunch
1115 College Drive, Gaffney, S.C., 29340

This event has been CANCELED due to COVID.


Student Ring Ceremony

2:00 p.m. - Ring Ceremony
1115 College Drive, Gaffney, S.C., 29340

Take part in the inaugural celebration of this new tradition by supporting our current students as they receive their class rings by the Cunning Victory Bell Tower.  This is a free event.  


Kick-Off Alumni Family Fun

3:00 p.m. – Kick-Off Alumni Family Fun
Gaffney High School Football Stadium, 149 Twin Lakes Road, Gaffney, SC 29341

Mark off your calendar for Saturday afternoon so you can be sure to attend the Limestone University Homecoming and Reunion Weekend football game!  Beginning at 3 p.m. until kick-off, the Alumni Office will host a free FAMILY FUN area located right outside the Gaffney High School stadium.  Admittance to this event is free and is intended to keep the LITTLE SAINTS entertained as alumni tailgates.  You never know who may show up in the family fun area!  Limestone’s own ROCKSTAR mascot, Bernie, could pop in at any time.  This is a free event.  

President’s Suite – Distinguished Alumni 
Gaffney High School Football Stadium, 149 Twin Lakes Road, Gaffney, SC 29341

Dr. Darrell Parker invites all Distinguished Alumni to be his personal guests in the President’s suite prior to the Homecoming football game. The President’s suite will be open for all Distinguished Alumni as well as current Saint’s Club Members. This is a free event and R.S.V.P. is required. 


Saints vs Barton Bulldogs Football

7:00 p.m. - Limestone Saints vs. Barton Bulldogs 
Gaffney High School Football Stadium, 149 Twin Lakes Road, Gaffney, SC 29341

Cheer on the Saints as they battle the Barton Bulldogs for a Homecoming and Reunion Weekend win!  Game time is 7 p.m. at the Gaffney High School stadium.  Tickets can be purchased HERE.

Fireworks show Saturday, Sept 25 2021

Let’s ROCK THE NIGHT! Fireworks Show 
Gaffney High School Football Stadium, 149 Twin Lakes Road, Gaffney, SC 29341

BRAND NEW for HOMECOMING AND REUNION WEEKEND!  Bring the entire family to watch us ROCK THE NIGHT with a professional FIREWORKS DISPLAY during halftime of the football game.  You won’t want to miss this colorful culmination of the weekend’s celebration.  Saints are encouraged to purchase tickets to the football game below.

Purchase your tickets here 

 

Accommodations 

Spartanburg Marriott 
299 North Church Street, Spartanburg, S.C., 29306, (864) 596-1211

If you would like to stay near campus and at the same venue as the Decades Bash, Limestone University has a block of rooms reserved at the Marriott Spartanburg. Click here to book your room!

 

Questions regarding Homecoming?

Candace Waters

Candace Waters

Asso. VP for Development

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