R&B songstress Angie Stone to be Grand Marshal of the Benedict College homecoming parade

Benedict College welcomes home thousands of alumni from across the country as they return to their alma mater for the College’s Annual Homecoming Celebration set for October 8-15, 2017.

Along with the traditional Mr. and Miss Homecoming Pageant; Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Banquet; Annual Alumni Banquet featuring Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis, the 14th and first female President of Benedict College, as Keynote Speaker; President’s Breakfast; Parade, Homecoming Football Game, and Step Show.

The College is introducing a new family-friendly event, the Purple Reign Fun Fest featuring DOUG E. FRESH– bounce houses, movies on the field, food vendors, a LIVE DJ and more.

On Saturday morning, national recording artist, actress and Columbia native, Angie Stone will lead the Homecoming Parade as the Grand Marshal. On Saturday night following the football game against the Clark Atlanta Panthers, Tiger fans will enjoy an evening of LIVE entertainment at the Official Homecoming House Party featuring  Platinum recording artist, Juvenile and VIC the creator of “the Wobble” song and dance at the host hotel, the DoubleTree by Hilton.

Benedict College’s Homecoming week is filled with fun, fellowship and family-oriented activities that are all open to the public. For more information go to www.Benedict.edu

Here’s a full list of Homecoming festivities at Benedict:

Benedict College 2017 Homecoming Schedule of Events

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Homecoming Kickoff

Hosted by: SGA & HOT 103.9/93.9

4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

FAHC Helms Plaza

Sponsored by: SGA &

The Office of Communications and Marketing

 Mr. and Miss Homecoming Pageant

7:00 p.m.  (Doors open at 6 p.m.)

Little Theater

Benedict College Campus

General Admissions: $2.00

Contact: 803.705.4408

Sponsored by: SGA

Monday, October 9, 2016

Dine W/ Divine 9 Greek Social

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Student Cafe

Attire: Greek Paraphernalia

Sponsored by SGA

The Tiger Games Greek & Campus Org. Competition

6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Activity Field – Benedict College Campus

Attire: Greek/Campus Org. Paraphernalia

Sponsored by: SGA

Contact: 803.705.4408

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Denim & White Day Party

Hosted by: Mr. and Miss Homecoming

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

DHS Campus Center Ballrooms

Sponsored by SGA

Contact: 803.705.4408

Homecoming Party

9:00 p.m.

HRC Arena

General Admission: $2.00

Wednesday, October 11. 2017

Lunch with Champions Empowerment Forum

11:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Student Café (2nd Floor)

Attire: Business

Benedict College Campus

Contact: 803.705.4408 

International Festival

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

FAHC Helms Plaza/Campus Clock Area

Sponsored by: SGA & The Office of International Programs (OIP)

Thursday, October 12, 2017 

Civil Rights Marker Unveiling 

Barr v. City of Columbia (1964),

will be installed at 1520 Taylor St.

(currently Hawthorne’s Pharmacy).

Bouie v. City of Columbia (1964), will be unveiled at 1530 Main St. Columbia, SC

3:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Columbia SC 63, Benedict College, Allen University, the Historic Columbia Foundation,

and the USC Center for Civil Rights History and Research

Induction Ceremony of the Burroughs Scholars

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

 Business Development Center – Multi-Purpose Room

Sponsored by The Tyrone Adam Burroughs School of Business and Economics

“Crash The Yard” Thursday

Morgan Hall – Benedict College

Hosted by Jamaica Wright (Alum)

Terry Capleton’07

featuring DJ TrackStar’17


4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

  Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Banquet 

7:30 p.m. -10:00 p.m.

DoubleTree Hotel

$65 Individual Ticket

$600 Sponsorship Table of (8)

On the Runway Fashion Show 

8:00 p.m.

HRC Arena

Admission: $5.00

Sponsored by SGA 

Friday, October 13, 2017

The LeRoy T. Walker Golf Tournament
8:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.
9:00 a.m. Shot Gun Start
Linrick Golf Course
Sponsored by the Athletic Department

Breakfast with Benedict’s Finest

8:00 a.m.


DHS Campus Center

Hosted by: Keshawn Thomas’13

DJ Lucky Leon

 Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations

Tiger Talk Life after Graduation 

Alumni Career Day Showcase

10:00 a.m.

DHS Campus Center Ballrooms

Attire: Business

Sponsored by: The Benedict College Career

Pathways Initiative and 

Service-Learning and SGA 

Contact: 803.705.4671


Excellence In Service Alumni Awards Luncheon

11:30 p.m.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 2100 Bush River Rd., Columbia, SC

General Admission: $ 55.00

$600 Sponsorship Table of (8)

Contact: 803.705.4600

Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations

Unveiling of the Dr. Tyrone Adam Burroughs’ Portrait

2:00 p.m.

Antisdel Chapel

Sponsored by The Tyrone Adam Burroughs School of Business and Economics at Benedict College

Purple Reign Fun Fest



The Charlie W. Johnson Stadium

1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Free to the Public

$5.00 Parking

Family Friendly/Vending/Bounce Houses

Movies on the field/LIVE Remote with Throwback 105.5 FM

Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the evening

Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations

Tiger Tailgate Bash
(The Coach’s Show)
LIVE Radio Remote with Doug Williams of KISS 103.1 FM
5:00 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Press Box at the Charlie W. Johnson Stadium

Sponsored by the Athletic Department


Annual Alumni Banquet Gala

7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

(Doors open at 7:00 p.m.)

General Admission: $60.00

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 2100 Bush River Rd., Columbia, SC

Contact: 803.705.4600

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis, the 14th and

First Female President of Benedict College

 Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations

Saturday, October 14, 2016

President’s Breakfast (Invitation Only)

(Hosted by President Roslyn Clark Artis and Mr. Selby Artis)

7:30 a.m.

DHS Campus Center – Benedict College Campus

Contact: 803.705.4600

Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations

“Purple and Gold Day”

Homecoming Parade

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Sumter Street, Columbia, SC

Contact: 803.705.4408

Parade Marshal: Ms. Angie Stone, national recording artist

producer and actress


Alumni Tailgate

12 noon

on the Concourse

Charlie W. Johnson Stadium

General Admission: $30.00

Catered by PaBoys Restaurant

Owned by Demonta Coleman’09

Contact: Contact: 803.705.4600


BC Tigers Homecoming Game

2:00 p.m.

Benedict Tigers vs.  Clark Atlanta Panthers

Advance Tickets: $25.00

Game Day Tickets: $30.00

Parking: $15.00

Sponsored by: The Benedict College 

Athletic Department

For additional ticket or tailgating information, please call: 803.705.4501

SNL: Saturday Night LiT


Hosted by: HOT103.9/93.9’s Kool Kamp

7:00 p.m. (Doors open @ 6:00 p.m.)

HRC Arena

General Admission: $20.00 (Step Show)

Sponsored by: SGA

*FREE After-Party Admission w/ Greek Contact: 803.705.4408

LIVE Concert!!


Sounds Unlimited

Juvenile and

V.I.C. (Mr. Wobble)

$60 VIP Individual Ticket

$45 Individual Ticket

$600 Sponsorship Table of (8)

Hors-d’oeuvres will be served

Hosted by Chris E ’03

DoubleTree Hotel

Contact: 803.705.4600

Sunday, October 15, 2017

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Alumni Farewell Brunch

Truth of Columbia

1004 Gervais Street

Columbia, SC 29201

$25 Individual Ticket

Homecoming Worship Service

11:00 a.m.

Antisdel Chapel-Benedict College Campus

Contact: 803.705.4687



3:00 p.m.

Little Theatre

General Admission: $2.00

Sponsored by: SGA Contact: 803.705.4525




5 p.m. (doors open)

FREE Admission

Antisdel Chapel-Benedict College Campus

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