Homecoming 2019

FHU to Celebrate Homecoming Nov. 8-10


When Freed-Hardeman University alumni, prospective students, parents and friends come to campus November 8 - 10 for Homecoming, they will find a full slate of activities to help them celebrate the current university as well as its history.

In a prelude to Homecoming, Lauren Kreuzwieser Fitzgerald, managing partner of The Mom Complex, will be the chapel speaker at 10:30am in Loyd Auditorium to kick off ALUMination Day. Successful alumni from various disciplines will visit campus Friday, Nov. 8, to continue ALUMination Day. They will share their experiences with current students in various classes throughout the day. 

Homecoming events begin Friday, Nov. 8, with activities to attract potential students as well as alumni. Prospective students are invited to visit campus and learn more about the university at Maroon and Gold Day. 

The highlight of the day for many will be the rededication of Old Main at 2:00pm on the front lawn. The building opened in 1908 as National Teachers Normal and Business College with A.G. Freed and N.B. Hardeman as president and vice president. The $5.5 million restoration began in 2018 and was completed this year. The exterior and common areas, including Chapel Hall, lobbies, halls and stairway, have been restored to their original condition. Classrooms and offices, however, are equipped with current technology for today’s students.