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Join us for Homecoming 2023, "Continue the Tradition!"

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Continue to check back for updated information and additions to the Homecoming schedule!

Monday, October 16, 2023

  • Students' Tron Ultimate Frisbee, 8 p.m., Football Field

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

  • Grand Re-Opening of the Wildcat, formerly known as The Grill and The Daily Grind. Join us anytime between 7:30 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., and don't miss your chance to purchase this year's Homecoming signature drink, the Rowdy Latte!
  • Dr. Ming Wang speaks in Chapel to give his testimony and talk about the new movie, Sight, which is based on his life, 11 a.m., Bouldin Auditorium
  • Faculty/Staff vs. Students Kickball Re-Match, 7 p.m., Baseball Field

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

  • Bethel University Academic Theatre presents Godspell, 7:30 p.m. <--Sold Out!

Thursday, October 19, 2023

  • Art Show Opening and Reception, "Shrieking Into The Void" by alumna Molly Summers Horn, 5:30 p.m., Kathy Sacks Art Gallery
  • Bethel University Academic Theatre presents Godspell, 7:30 p.m. Reserve your free ticket here (click "All Departments" in the dropdown menu).
  • Coffee House sponsored by the Collegiate National Association for Music Educators (CNAfME), 8 p.m., Vera Low Patio

Friday, October 20, 2023

  • Alumni Class Sit-In!  Bethel alumni and their guests are invited to attend any of the following classes with our current students:
    • General Chemistry with Dr. Andrew Evans (10 a.m. in room 211 of the Science Building)
    • Introduction to Criminal Justice with Dr. Rick Vaughn (11 a.m. in room 36 of the Burroughs Learning Center)
  • Yearbook Viewing Room, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Burroughs Learning Center
  • Jerry Wilcoxson Memorial Golf Tournament, 10:00 a.m.
  • Guided Tours of Campus - including the brand new Whosoever Will Chapel scheduled to open later this academic year!, 3:00 p.m., Vera Low Center for Student Enrichment
  • Reception, 4:30 p.m., Alumni Garden
  • Alumni Dinner and Entertainment, 6:00 p.m., Vera Low Board Room (advanced tickets required - purchase individual tickets here; purchase a table of 10 tickets here)
  • Bethel University Academic Theatre presents Godspell, 7:30 p.m. Reserve your free ticket here (click "All Departments" in the dropdown menu).
  • Join faculty, staff, students, and community members for the Homecoming Bonfire, 8:30 p.m., behind the stadium

Saturday, October 21, 2023

  • Wall of Faith Recognition Ceremony, 10:00 a.m.
  • Wildcat Alley, opens at 10:30
  • Catwalk, 11:15 a.m.
  • Alumni and Friends Tailgate Tent Opens, 11:45 a.m. 
  • Bethel Football Game, 1:00 p.m.
  • Bethel University Academic Theatre presents Godspell, 7:30 p.m. Reserve your free ticket here (click "All Departments" in the dropdown menu).

Sunday, October 22, 2023

  • Worship with Renaissance, McKenzie Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 11:00 a.m.

The 2023 Jerry Wilcoxson Memorial Golf Tournament

The Jerry Wilcoxson Memorial Tournament honors the legacy of the late Dr. Jerry Wilcoxson during Bethel's homecoming week. Homecoming is a time for Wildcats from all over to come back home and celebrate years of students, faith, education, and community.

Friday, October 20

Carroll Lake Golf Club
1305 Carroll Lake Rd
McKenzie, TN 38201

Tee off - 10:00 a.m.

This is a four-person scramble. The entry fee is $300 per team or $75 per golfer. This includes green fees, cart, mulligan (1 per golfer), and prizes.

For more information, please contact the Development Office at 731.352.4024 or