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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


Commencement Exercises

Annual Events

Enriching the Mind, Heart, and Spirit

A Service of Lessons and Carols

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.


Cultural Events


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

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

2019 Alumni Homecoming Events Registration

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.

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

Spring 2019

FACULTY RECITAL: KEVIN MANDERVILLE, CLASSICAL GUITAR, Thursday, January 24, 7:00 p.m., Delchamps Recital Hall, Smith Music Building

SPRING FACULTY RECITAL, Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 6:30 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall

BLACK HISTORY MONTH ART EXHIBIT featuring the work of Huntsville artist WILLETTE BATTLE, opening reception Thursday, February 21, 2019, 7:00–930 p.m., Seay Twins Art Gallery, 3140 Jim Wilson Loop East, Huntingdon College Campus. Works will be available for purchase. The exhibit will be open for viewing 6:00–9:00 p.m. daily through February 27. Nearby parking available at the Gibbs Tennis Center entrance off of Narrow Lane Road. This exhibit is sponsored by the Huntingdon College Black Student Union Art Exhibit.

HUNTINGDON WINDS MARCH MADNESS CONCERT, Sunday, March 3, 2019, 3:30 p.m., Leo J. Drum Jr. Theater, Cloverdale Campus

VANN VOCAL INSTITUTE CELEBRITY RECITAL, Thursday, March 7, 2019, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall

VANN VOCAL INSTITUTE PUBLIC MASTER CLASSES, Friday and Saturday, March 8–9, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall

VANN VOCAL INSTITUTE EMERGING ARTISTS RECITAL, Saturday, March 9, 2019, 5:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall

HUNTINGDON CONCERT CHOIR SPRING CONCERT, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall

HUNTINGDON WINDS AND HUNTINGDON JAZZ OUTDOOR CONCERT, Friday, April 26, 2019, 6:30 p.m., Top Stage on The Green, lawn chairs and blankets welcome

This list is current as of January 16, 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 2019:  Saturday, May 11, 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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