Homecoming

Homecoming Schedule & Registration Form

Homecoming Schedule

 

Thursday, October 21st

7:00pm Mountain Top Madness – Introduction to Winter Sports
Location: Dome Gymnasium
7:30pm Bluefield University Department of Theatre presents: The 39 Steps
Location: Harman Auditorium

Friday, October 22nd

Noon Hospitality Room & Registration Opens
Location: Cruise Hall, 1st Floor
Centennial Exhibit Opens
Location: Cruise Hall, 1st Floor
Homecoming Family Luncheon
Location: Dining Hall
4:00pm Goodness & Light Award Reception
Location: Easley Library
4:30pm Golden Graduate Reception
Location: Shott A&B
6:30pm Alumni Volleyball Game
Location: Dome Gymnasium
7:30pm Bluefield University Department of Theatre presents: The 39 Steps
Location: Harman Auditorium
8:00pm Dessert in Hospitality Room
Location: Cruise Hall, 1st Floor

Saturday, October 23rd

8:00am Breakfast
Location: Dining Hall
9:00am Campus Tours Begin
Location: Lansdell Hall Steps
10:00am Alumni Association Meeting
Location: Dining Hall
10:30am Introduction to the Heritage Society
Location: Shott A&B
11:00am Rams Volleyball vs. Johnson University (Senior Day)
Location: Dome Gymnasium
Noon Alumni Awards Banquet
Location: Harman Auditorium
2:00pm Tailgating Opens
Location: Mitchell Stadium
5:00pm Dinner at Tailgate & Tailgate Competition
Location: Mitchell Stadium
6:00pm Rams Football vs. St. Andrews University
Location: Mitchell Stadium
7:30pm Bluefield University Department of Theatre presents: The 39 Steps
Location: Harman Auditorium
8:00pm Bonfire
Location: Dome Lawn

Sunday, October 24th

11:00am Homecoming Worship with Highlands Fellowship
Location: Harman Chapel
11:30am Lunch Opens
Location: Dining Hall
2:00pm Women’s Soccer vs. Truett McConnell University
Location: East River Soccer Complex
3:00pm Bluefield University Department of Theatre presents: The 39 Steps
Location: Harman Auditorium
4:00pm Men’s Soccer vs. Truett McConnell University
Location: East River Soccer Complex

Lodging

These hotels are local and offer special rates for Bluefield University alumni and friends. If you need assistance finding additional lodging options, please do not hesitate to call Gabe Blakman in Advancement Services at 276.326.4458.

 

Comfort Inn
38769 Governor G.C. Peery Hwy
Bluefield, VA 24605
(276) 326-3688
Bluefield Inn
2109 Jefferson St.
Bluefield, WV 24701
(304) 323-2200
Baker’s Hill Inn
1900 Bland St.
Bluefield, WV 24701
(304) 308-2732
The Old Jail, LLC
194 Central Ave
Tazewell, VA 24651
(276) 210-4878

Campus Information

Parking: Parking is available all across campus for Homecoming weekend. Alumni and visitors do not need a parking pass for the weekend. Those that need to avoid steps will want to park in the lots directly behind Shott Hall or Harman Chapel. Parking maps can be found by visiting our campus map page.

Special Assistance: If you require special assistance during Homecoming weekend, we are happy to help. Homecoming events are located in ADA-compliant accessible buildings. Please contact Gabe Blakman at 276.326.4558.

Campus Store: Friday, 8:30am – 6:00pm and Saturday, 9:00am – 2:00pm
The mobile campus store will be open at the football game beginning at 5:00pm on Saturday.

Registration Form

 

Registration for Homecoming 2021 has ended.

Thank you for the memories!

We'll see you again next year for Homecoming 2022!

2021 Alumni Award Winners

Mr. Robert "Bob" Houck '67

Distinguished Hall of Graduates

Dr. Michael R. DuVal '75

Primitivo Delgado Christian Service Award

Mr. Kenneth Massey '97

Alumnus of the Year

Mr. Harry Vaughn Hastings '86

Volunteer of the Year

Mr. Matthew Moore '13

Young Alumnus of the Year

Mrs. Nicole Kaklis

Honorary Alumna
past Director of Alumni Relations & Annual Fund Giving

Do I only apply once?

  • No. Students must apply each academic year for the fall semester and submit the necessary documents.

Do I have to take the classes specified in the Associate's Degree tracks as they are listed on the information sheet?

  • No. Students may take any of the courses that are offered in a given term.

Where do I find the textbook listing, and where do I purchase the books?

  • Log in to myBU, and under the "Student" tab, you will find a list of the textbooks required (if any) for each course. Students are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks.

How long is a semester?

  • Our semesters are divided into two 8-week terms.

Is there an orientation?

  • Yes. Students can attend an orientation session that explains how to access courses, how to register for classes, and answers other questions.

Where can I find a course description?

Does the student need to take the SAT or ACT in order to take Dual Enrollment classes?

  • No. If a student decides to study at BU full time, BU is currently test-optional for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle.

Are the classes live? Do students need to log in and participate at certain times?

  • Classes are offered online, so a student can log-on and study at their convenience and their own pace. Students have assignments due each week; you can complete your assignments at any point in time before the deadline.

Does an Early College student need to come to campus for anything?

  • No. However, we would love to have you visit our campus if you are interested in continuing with traditional on-campus study. Students who complete their associate's degree have the option to walk at our commencement ceremony.

Are Early College students able to receive Financial Aid?

  • No. However, Early College courses are very affordable compared to other options. The cost for an online Dual Enrollment course is $100 per credit hour.

How do transferring credits work?

  • Each College or University completes a transcript review in order to decide which courses transfer. Sticking to general education classes generally makes transferring credits simple. All Early College courses at Bluefield University are general education classes that should transfer to another accredited institution.

Is an Early College student considered, and treated, as a transfer student when they become a full-time college student if they have earned enough credits to be a Junior?

  • No. Since they have not graduated from high school, they are considered a first-time college student regardless of how many credits transfer. However, by transferring credits when they enroll as a full-time student, they will have to take fewer classes to receive their bachelor's degree, which shortens the length of time to earn the degree.

Can I speak to someone if I have more questions?

  • Yes. Please contact the Office of Admissions by email or you can call them at 276.326.4231