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A Long and Storied Tradition

faculty during Presidential Convocation 2017The Oracle. Baccalaureate. United Methodist connections. The Miss Huntingdon Pageant. The Red Lady Run. A Service of Lessons and Carols. These are just a few of the many traditions that have built Huntingdon’s history. Traditions are events, moments, and shared experiences: they remind us of a long and well-lived past and promise a future when the College is just as vital and just as loved as it is in the present. When you’re part of Huntingdon, you’re part of a long and storied tradition.

Annual Events

Homecoming

Commencement Exercises

Annual Events

Enriching the Mind, Heart, and Spirit

homecoming court

Huntingdon College offers annual events that support the life of the mind, the heart, and the spirit. Along with scholarly, arts, athletic, social, and service activities, Huntingdon’s annual events have established traditions that bring people together and celebrate the relationships possible when students can know and be known.

ANNUAL EVENTS

Community and Cultural Events

Homecoming

Homecoming 2019: October 4–5
“For Huntingdon, Forever”

Reunion classes end in “9” and “4.” All alumni welcome!

Friday, October 4, 2019

11:30 p.m. Class of 1969 Lunch in the Julia Russell Dining Hall
Pay at the door for standard buffet lunch dining. Main dining room seating.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Campus Tour – Classes of 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969
Departing from Julia Russell Dining Hall – Student-led tours around the campus

2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Classes of 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969 Reception
Julia Russell Dining Hall; RSVP on Registration Form; Free

3:00 p.m. Classes of 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969 Class Pictures
Front steps of the Julia Russell Dining Hall

6:30 p.m. “For Huntingdon, Forever” Celebration
Montgomery Country Club; ; ticket required, dinner included, cash bar available; $45

9:00 p.m. – until Hawks Unwind
1048 Jazz and Blues Club, 1104 East Fairview Avenue; (cover charge)

Saturday, October 5, 2019

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Athletic Hall of Fame Reception and Presentation
Reception – Catherine Dixon Roland Student Center foyer 10:00-10:30 a.m.
Presentation – Roland Gymnasium 10:30 -11:00 a.m.; Free

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Alumni and Friends Tailgate Luncheon
South end zone, W. James Samford Jr. Stadium; ticket required; $15

12:30 p.m. The Hawk Walk
Watch the Huntingdon Cheerleaders and Marching Scarlet and Grey parade down
Fairview Avenue to the Stadium.  

1:00 p.m. Huntingdon Football Game vs. Methodist University
W. James Samford Jr. Stadium; ticket required for stadium seating, $10 at the gate

4:30 p.m. Sorority and Fraternity Open Houses
Information will be provided by individual chapters to Greek alumni

8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Huntingdon Homecoming Hangout
The Alley Bar/The Aviator Bar, 166 Commerce Street, downtown Montgomery; (cover charge waived with “HC Alumni” ribbon)

Homecoming Hotel Rates

Rates are subject to change based on availability.

Drury Inn (I-85 Eastern Bypass, exit 6)
$96.00 per night, bed type on request
Breakfast included. Internet is complimentary in each guest room.
1124 Eastern Blvd. • (334) 273-1101
When making a reservation, please ask for the Huntingdon College Discount

Fairfield Inn and Suites Montgomery Airport South
$99.00 per night, bed type on request
Breakfast included. Internet is complimentary in each guest room.
7650 Mobile Highway • (334) 281-6882
When making a reservation, use the code AHG

Hampton Inn and Suites (downtown Montgomery)
$129.00 per night, Bed type upon request
Valet parking charges will apply, $16 per day
100 Commerce Street • (334) 265-1010
Use group code: HHH when calling or booking online
Rate applicable until September 13 while space is available.

Hampton Inn Montgomery-South Airport
$99.00 per night, bed type on request
Breakfast included.
60 Wasden Road • (334) 280-9592
When making a reservation, use the code 2847995

Hilton Garden Inn (Interstate 85- Perry Hill Road, exit 4)
Internet is complimentary in each guest room.
1600 Interstate Park Drive • (334) 272-2225
When making a reservation, call to inquire if a Huntingdon rate is currently available.

Double Tree by Hilton (downtown Montgomery)
120 Madison Ave. • (334) 245-2320 • doubletree3.hilton.com
Special Huntingdon College rates are not being provided at this time. 

Renaissance Montgomery Hotel and Spa (downtown Montgomery)
201 Tallapoosa Street • (334) 481-5000 • renaissancemontgomery.com
Special Huntingdon College rates are not being provided at this time.

Communtiy and Cultural Events

Events listed in chronological order. Check back! This list is updated frequently. For other dates and events see: Academic CalendarComposite Athletics ScheduleCollege Facilities Calendar

Fall 2019

September

  • Presidential Convocation—Wednesday, September 4, 11:45 a.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall
  • Marching Honor Band–Saturday, September 7, 2019
  • Rhoda Coleman Ellison Writers Festival—Thursday, September 26, 7:30 p.m., Delchamps Recital Hall, Smith Music Building

October

  • HOMECOMING and FAMILY WEEKEND—October 4–5, 2019
  • Huntingdon Preview Day—Saturday, October 12, presented by the Office of Admission, RSVP to the Office of Admission at admiss@hawks.huntingdon.edu
  • Celebrating Voices: Huntingdon High School Choral Festival—Sunday and Monday, October 13–14

November

  • Huntingdon Preview Day—Saturday, November 9, presented by the Office of Admission; RSVP at admiss@hawks.huntingdon.edu
  • Huntingdon Bands Christmas Concert—Thursday, November 21, 7:00 p.m., Drum Theater

December

  • Christmas Tree Lighting and A Service of Lessons and Carols—Thursday, December 5, 2019
    • 6:30 p.m., Parade and Arrival of St. Nicholas
    • 6:45 p.m., Tree Lighting
    • 7:00 p.m., A Service of Lessons and Carols, Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall; featuring the Huntingdon Concert Choir and choral ensembles

Spring 2020

February

  • Huntingdon Preview Day—Monday, February 17
  • The Miss Huntingdon Pageant—Saturday, February 29, 7:00 p.m., Drum Theater

March

  • Concert Choir Spring Tour—March 4–8
  • Vann Vocal Institute Celebrity Recital—Thursday, March 12, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall
  • Vann Vocal Institute Master Classes—Friday–Saturday, March 13–14; master class in Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall, open to the public
  • Vann Vocal Institute Emerging Artists Recital—Saturday, March 14, 5:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall
  • Huntingdon Winds Spring Concert—Sunday, March 15, 3:00 p.m., Drum Theater
  • Academic Showcase—Thursday, March 19

April

  • AISA Honor Choir–Wednesday, April 8, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Delchamps Recital Hall, Ligon Chapel, and Drum Theater
  • Symphonic Honor Band—Friday–Saturday, April 17–18

May

  • Jazz Band Recruiting Tour—May 3–5
  • Baccalaureate—Friday, May 8, 5:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall
  • Commencement Exercises—Saturday, May 9; 9:00 a.m., Traditional Day Program; 6:00 p.m., Evening Studies Program

This list is current as of August 27, 2019, but events are subject to change and new events are added frequently. To verify event information or to be placed on an e-mail mailing list for Cultural Events, contact Su Ofe in the Office of Communications at ofe@hawks.huntingdon.edu or (334) 833-4515.

Baptist Health logoHuntingdon College’s Cultural and Community Events are co-sponsored by Baptist Health.Willette

Commencement Exercises

Bridge to the Top

Your final march as a Huntingdon College student begins at Flowers Hall in Ligon Chapel and ends at Top Stage on the Green (weather permitting).  As you walk across the stage, you will begin the rest of your life. Your memories and shared experiences will  be the catalysts that call you home to Huntingdon for Homecoming celebrations in future years.

NOTE: The Baccalaureate service for traditional day students (5:00 p.m. on the evening preceding Commencement Exercises) and both Commencement Exercises are simulcast.

Commencement 2020: Saturday, May 9, 2020, on the Green (weather permitting)

  • Traditional Day Students: 9:00 a.m.
  • Evening Bachelor’s Degree Graduates: 6:00 p.m.
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