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FHU Homecoming 2016: “Feels Like Home to Me,” Nov. 11-12

Henderson, Tenn. - Oct 31, 2016

Freed-Hardeman University will celebrate its annual Homecoming festivities Nov. 11-12. Alumni, students, parents and prospective students can join the fun at the place that “Feels Like Home to Me” by participating in a variety of activities. Student activities will begin Nov. 6, with daily events leading up to Saturday’s basketball games and coronation

The 2016 Homecoming royalty will be presented Wednesday, Nov. 9, in Loyd Auditorium at 10:30am during the daily chapel program. The king and queen will be crowned at halftime of the Lady Lions’ basketball game.

Prospective students and their parents are invited to participate in “Maroon and Gold Day” hosted by the Office of Admissions Friday, Nov. 11. Other Friday events include a food truck court beginning at noon, a talent showcase at 6:00pm and a free concert featuring Callie Hopper at 8:00pm. A Nashville native, Hopper writes and performs her own songs with influences from country, pop, rock and folk. The talent showcase is open to students, alumni, faculty and staff. These events will take place in Heritage Commons.

The FHU Lady Lions will tip off at 1:00pm against Bethel University in Brewer Sports Center with the Lions to follow at 3:00pm against the Talladega College Tornadoes. Tickets to attend both games will be $5. Prior to the games, students and alumni are invited to participate in the Lion Walk on the Brewer Sports Center lawn and sidewalk at 11:00am followed by a period of tailgating activities.

FHU Associates will host FHU Marketplace in Brewer Sports Center Auxiliary Gym beginning at 9:00am Saturday. Vendors will display their jewelry, clothing, crafts, decorations and more. Beloved F.H. Brew coffee and mugs will be available as well during this time. The silent auction will begin at 9:00am with the winners announced at noon. Winners must be present to claim their prize. Anyone interested in participating as a vendor may contact Carole Childers at

In addition, the annual Pancake and Sausage Breakfast served by the Associates will take place from 7:30am until 9:00am Saturday. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for kids and free for children 3 and under. They will also serve barbeque lunch plates beginning at 11:30am. Profits from all Associates’ events benefit student scholarships at FHU.

The annual homecoming 5k run benefiting Mid-South Youth Camp will begin at 8:00am Saturday at the sports center. Registration is $25. Runners can register online at and be guaranteed a race t-shirt. Same-day registration and packet pick-up will begin at 6:30am. All runners will receive a ticket to the Associates’ pancake breakfast following the race.

Other Saturday events include a performance by the University Chorale in Old Chapel Hall at 11:00am and the 50th Anniversary Celebration of WFHC at 9:00am in the third floor lobby of the Gardner Center. There will be a Lady Lions Basketball Reunion at 2:30pm in the Auxiliary Gym.

For more information about the homecoming schedule and events, visit