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Friday night festivities culminate in MC's Follies

Festivities Start Thursday — Come Be Part of The Celebration

MC’s homecoming celebration starts Thursday, October 19 with a lighting of our new custom firepits. The festivities continue Friday with a golf tournament, multiple receptions, reunions, and culminating in Follies — an MC tradition you won't want to miss.

Thursday, October 19

Lighting of the Firepits

6:00 p.m. · West of Nelson Hall

Prepare for a mesmerizing experience at Mississippi College's campus as we light up the night on Thursday, October 19, at 6 p.m. Witness the unveiling of two extraordinary custom-made firepits, a generous gift from MC alumnus Louis Riley ’91 in Denver, Colorado.

These unique firepits, expertly crafted by sculptural artist and master welder Louis Riley, are designed in the shape of large globes with intricate graphic images razor-cut into the steel. One firepit is west of Nelson Hall, while the other graces the Latimer House overlooking Robinson-Hale Stadium. Each pit boasts 240,000-BTU burners surrounded by lava rock media, promising a mesmerizing display of warmth and beauty.

Join us as we celebrate art, alumni generosity, and community spirit. The Lighting of the Firepits will create lasting memories and a cozy atmosphere as we gather around the dancing flames.

Friday, October 20

Homecoming Golf Tournament

11:00 a.m. · Patrick Farms, 300 Clubhouse Drive, Pearl, MS 39208

Registration opens at 10:30 am. Lunch available at 11:00 a.m. with a four-man scramble with a shotgun start at 12:00 p.m. The first 24 teams to register will be guaranteed a spot in the tournament. Prizes awarded to the top three teams.

The Cookout Lunch will be Angus beef hamburgers and hotdogs with all the trimmings served with baked potato salad, BBQ baked beans and potato chips. All golfers will receive an MC golf umbrella.

Registration fee includes green fees, cart rental, range balls, and lunch at this 200-acre course just over 20 miles from campus off I-20 East in Jackson. Open to alumni, students, and guests. Top three teams win prizes. For questions, call Jim Turcotte at 601.925.3809. Registration required. $75 per person.

Department of Communication Distinguished Alumni Reception

12:00 p.m. · Room 107, Aven Hall

MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE vs. Shorter University

1:00 p.m. · Longabaugh Field

The Choctaw women's soccer team takes on the Shorter University Hawks in division play.


3:30 p.m. · Longabaugh Field

The Choctaw men's soccer team takes on the Shorter University Hawks in division play.

School of Education  Reception

4:00 p.m. · Alumni Hall, Third Floor

Alumni and friends of the School of Education are invited to join students, staff, and faculty for a reception. Distinguished alumni and other honorees from the departments of Counseling, Kinesiology, Psychology, and Teacher Education and Leadership will be recognized. Please contact Dr. Cindy Melton at or 601.925.3250 for further information.

Naming Ceremony for the Dr. Kirk Ford Seminar Room

4:00 p.m. Jennings Courtyard, Jennings Hall

For additional information please contact Dr. Steven Patterson at 601.925.3469 or

School of Nursing 50th Celebration 1973-2023

5:00 p.m. · Gore Arts Complex

Reception/Program celebrating MC School of Nursing's 50-year anniversary. 

Blues & Gold Gathering

5:30-8:30 p.m. · Belhaven Town Center, 1121 North Jefferson Street, Jackson, 39202

A time of reconnecting for the graduates of the last decade, classes 2013-2022, and families are welcome to attend! For more information or to assist with planning, contact Karen Howell Bennett, 601.441.3880 or

2000 to 2005 Class Gathering

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. · Latimer House

Enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres as you reconnect with fellow 2000 to 2005 graduates. Families and guests are welcome to join. For more information please contact Karen Howell Bennett, 601.441.3880 or

Decade of the '70s
50-Year Club
Class of 1973 Special Recognition

7:00 p.m. ·  Court Level, Alumni Hall

Celebrating the Golden Anniversary Class of 1973 and their introduction into the 50-Year Club. Members of the Classes of 1970-79 and all 50-Year Club Members are invited to reconnect with their classmates and friends from their days at MC from 7:00 - 10:00 pm on Friday evening, October 20, in the Grand Hall of the beautifully renovated Alumni Hall. The Class of 1973, our newest 50-Year Club members, and the Class of 1978 are the featured classes for the Decade of the '70s this year. Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served. The 1973 class picture and medal ceremony will be held at 7:30 pm in the M-Club room. Contact David Holloway ('72) at 601.940.7900 or


7:00 p.m. · Swor Auditorium

Follies promises an evening of fun and festivities as new members from MC’s clubs and tribes display their creativity in hilarious skits about Mississippi College and its traditions

MC families enjoy tailgating at homecoming

Join Us for A Full Day of Homecoming Fun on Saturday

Homecoming Saturday is packed with excitement. The day starts with a 5K run, followed by receptions, awards, art exhibits, music, tailgating and some Choctaw football. 

Saturday, October 21

Coach "Hap" Hudson Homecoming 5K Run

7:30 a.m. · Downtown Clinton

The Department of Kinesiology will host its 16th annual fun-filled 5K, which will begin at Cockcroft Hall, wind through the historic district in downtown Clinton and surrounding neighborhoods, and end in Robinson-Hale Stadium on the Dr. James E. Parkman Track. Guaranteed merchandise or gift certificates to overall male/female winners for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Registration required.

For more information, call race director Suzanne McDonough at 601.940.8186 or 601.925.7720.

Register for the Run

Alumni Association Board Gathering

8:30 a.m. · Cross Board Room, 3rd Floor, Alumni Hall

Welcome table, Essential first stop!

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. · Welcome Center, Alumni Hall

At the Welcome table, you can pick up your nametag, FREE gift, tailgate meal ticket, and reunion ribbon.

department of art

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. · Samuel Marshall Gore Art Galleries 

Everyone is welcome to visit the Gore Art Gallery in the library for an open house honoring Alumni and Faculty.  At 9:30 a.m. a program to honor alumnus of the year Albert Smathers and young alumnus of the year Austin Gauley.  Brunch will be served.

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. · Gore Arts Complex

Everyone is welcome to tour the Gore Arts Complex on the East campus.

department of Science and Mathematics Reception

9:30 a.m. · Lobby,  MCC Science Building

For more information, contact Sue Caldwell at 601-925-3300, Tina Reeves at 601.925.3223 or Kelli Tatum at 601.925.3217.

Leland Speed Library and MC Archives Open House

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. · Leland Speed Library

Visit Speed Library and MC Archives and see our collection of memorabilia, enjoy some popcorn and chat with our staff.

National Alumni Association Awards Brunch

11:00 a.m. · Anderson Hall, BC Rogers Student Center

Join the National Alumni Association at our annual homecoming brunch as we come together to honor our 2023 distinguished alumni.  RSVP required. $25

2023 Alumni Honorees:

  • Alumnus of the Year - Wayne Arthur "Art" Stevens, '86, '89
  • Young Alumni of the Year - Dr. Lee ('06) and Suzanne Anderson Walker ('04')
  • Order of the Golden Arrow - Dr. "Susan" Ruth Cope Fortenberry '03 and Dr. Malinda "Mindy" Mallory Prewitt '95
  • Award of Excellence - C. Kent Adams
  • Award of Service - Dennis Keveryn '65

BSU alumni and friends drop-in

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. · BSU House

Tour the open house, grab a cookie, and fellowship with friends at 203 Monroe Street just off the main campus next to Cups coffee house.

Class of 1978 Gathering

1:00 p.m. · Meeting Room A, BC Rogers Student Center

Come fellowship with former classmates before joing fellow alumni on the Quad for the homecoming parade.

Medical/Dental Alumni Association Reception

1:00 pm · Room 207, Self Hall

Physicians and dentists who completed their undergraduate work at MC are invited to attend this reception to learn more about our Medical/Dental Alumni Association.


Social Tribe Alumni Receptions

Chenoa, Kissimee, Laguna, Nenamoosha and Swannanoa

1:00 pm · Alumni Hall

Tribes are unique to Mississippi College, and the current CT, KT, LT, NT, and ST members would love to celebrate your return to campus. Visit with current members and alums from across the years in Alumni Hall. 

Shawreth Alumni Reunion

1:00 p.m. · 1826

Current members would love to celebrate your return to campus. Visit with current members and alums from across the years just east of Alumni Hall adjacent to the fountain on the Piazza. 

SGA Alumni Reception

1:00 p.m. · Caf Patio, B.C. Rogers Student Center

MC Singers in Concert

1:30 p.m. · Provine Chapel

Join us in Provine Chapel to hear the nationally acclaimed Mississippi College Singers as they perform a homecoming concert, under the direction of Dr. Beth Everett, Director of Choral Activities.

Reunion Row Tents

2:00 p.m. · The Quad

Exchange memories with your classmates and share the best of your MC stories at your decade tent on the Quad. We will be celebrating the classes of: 1958, 1963, 1968 ,1973, 1978 ,1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013, 2018.

Reunion Tailgating

2:00 p.m. · The Quad

Join the men’s service clubs, women’s social tribes, and academic departments, and athletic teams along with alumni, parents, friends, and families as they celebrate homecoming.  Please look for “Reunion Row” where all of our classes celebrating reunions will gather together to celebrate their homecoming.

Academic department Tailgating

2:00 p.m. · The Quad

Join the School of Nursing, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Department of Communication as they welcome all alumni back to MC.

Homecoming Parade

3:30 p.m. · College Street

Enjoy as MC students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends parade down College Street celebrating the Choctaw spirit.

Homecoming tailgate Meal

4:00 p.m. · The Quad/Patio

RSVP required. $10

MC Foundation Open House

4:00 p.m. · Latimer House

reception for MC Athletes Past and Present 

4:30 p.m. · Moody Adams Field House

Join former teammates, coaches, and current students as we gather to reminisce about the glory days. Contact Susan Musselwhite to RSVP at 601.925.3362 or

pre-game mascot reveal

5:40 p.m. · Robinson-Hale Stadium

Come celebrate the arrival of the new Mississippi College mascot!

Kick-Off: Mississippi College vs. Chowan university 

6:00 p.m. · Robinson-Hale Stadium

Sunday, October 22

Mississippi College vs. Lee University

1:00 p.m. · Longabaugh Field

The Choctaw women's soccer team takes on the Lee University Flames in division play.

Mississippi College vs. Lee University

3:30 p.m. Longabaugh Field

The Choctaw men's soccer team takes on the Lee University Flames in division play.


Jim Turcotte