Homecoming weekend is here in full force with a long lineup of events. U.Day, the Bruin Nation Talent Show, class reunions, Makers Market and Bruin games are just a few of the many activities available to the BJU family this weekend.
Today at 5 p.m., alumni will be meeting for reunion dinners. These reunions are for alumni who graduated in 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999 or 2004.
The reunions, which will take place in the M&G parking area, will be a time for graduates to reconnect and fellowship over food.
The Bruin Nation Talent Show is also taking place tonight at 8 p.m. in Rodeheaver Auditorium. If you haven’t gotten a ticket yet, you may be able to purchase one at the door if tickets remain.
The talent show promises to be a great time for all Bruins with 10 top-notch live performances selected via video entries from students, faculty, staff and alumni.
Tomorrow’s events start early with the Bruin Nation 5K at 8:30 a.m.
U.Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Palmetto Green. U.Day has grown from fewer than 50 booths last year to 70 this year, so there will be plenty to see.
Pam Cushman, director of events, said the amount of student participation has been excellent this year. Cushman also said the level of creativity is magnificent, and people will be hard pressed to get through all the booths.
The M&G Makers Market starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday and will be open until 5 p.m. It will be held on the second floor of the Student Center.
With merchandise from 26 vendors who are all connected in some way with BJU, the Makers Market will be a great opportunity to buy everything from pens to wallets to soap.
BJU’s women’s and men’s soccer teams will be facing Kentucky Christian University Saturday evening. The women’s match starts at 4 p.m.
Following the women’s match, students can make their way to the tailgating event on the lower athletic fields.
Food and games will be provided for students to enjoy as they wait for the men’s game, which starts at 7 p.m.
While the students are enjoying the tailgating event, alumni can buy tickets and head to the Activity Center for the Bruins BBQ Bash that starts at 5:30 p.m.