Erskine’s Homecoming and Family Weekend 2017 begins Friday, Oct. 27, with highlights to include the homecoming court, presented at halftime of the men’s soccer match Saturday afternoon, and the homecoming parade, set for Saturday evening at 7 p.m. this year.
Friday’s events include the Erskine Open Golf Tournament, a Baptist Collegiate Ministries Reunion Dinner, a Choraleer concert in Bowie Chapel at 6 p.m., and the traditional float-building contest, “Fleet-O-Rama,” on Robinson Field at 8 p.m.
Registration for the Saturday’s events begins at 9 a.m. under the towers of the Erskine Building, and a picnic lunch will be served under the towers beginning at 11:30.
Inflatables and a petting zoo will be set up from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at the Ellenburg Pavilion. A picnic lunch will be served under the towers from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Athletic contests for the weekend include Women’s Volleyball matches Friday evening and Saturday as well as a baseball scrimmage Saturday afternoon. Soccer matches against Limestone on Huggins field are set for Saturday afternoon, with the women’s match at 2 p.m. and the men’s match starting at 4:30. The homecoming court will be introduced at halftime of the men’s match.
The homecoming parade at 7 p.m. Saturday evening on Main Street will be followed by an ice cream social under the towers of the Erskine Building at 7:30 p.m.
To close out the weekend, this year’s Reformed University Fellowship barbecue and hymn sing, featuring Jeremy Casella of Indelible Grace, is planned for Sunday evening beginning at 5 p.m. at “The Barn” just outside Due West on the property of Erskine Chaplain Paul Patrick.
Here is the Homecoming and Family Day Weekend 2017 Schedule: