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


October 26–27, 2018


Countless Stories. One Legacy.

Huntingdon is the century-carved pathways; the motto above the front door of Flowers Hall; the peaceful Green. The legacy of Huntingdon College is you — just by living part of your life at this great college, you made your mark. We invite you to come home, gather with your Huntingdon family, and enjoy sharing and reliving your stories! #HCHC2018

2018 Alumni Homecoming Events Registration


Friday, October 26, 2018

Special Events for the Classes of 1958, 1963, and 1968

  • Campus Tour — Classes of 1958, 1963, 1968
    1:00–2:00 p.m., Departing from Houghton Memorial Library — Student-led tours around the campus
  • Classes of 1958, 1963, 1968 Reception
    2:00–4:00 p.m., Houghton Memorial Library Atrium
  • Classes of 1958, 1963, 1968 Class Picture
    3:00 p.m., Front steps of Houghton Memorial Library
  • Reunion Party for the Classes in the 1950s and 1960s
    6:30 p.m., Montgomery Country Club

All Alumni Welcome

  • Hawks Unwind
    9:00 p.m. until …  1048 Jazz and Blues Club, 1104 East Fairview Avenue; all class years welcome

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Alumni Awards and Athletic Hall of Fame Presentation

10:00–11:00 a.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall

Alumni Achievement Award Recipients
  • Mr. Will Wilson ’90, Pike Road, Alabama
  • Mr. Jim Abbott ’86, Newalla, Oklahoma
Alumni Loyalty Award Recipients
  • Mrs. Margaret Ward Kneisel ’71, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Mr. Charles Lee ’62, Montgomery, Alabama
Outstanding Young Alumni Recipient
  • Dr. Larry McLemore ’04, Montgomery, Alabama
Athletic Hall of Fame
  • Mr. Keith Anthony ’13
  • Miss Alyssa Eason ’12
  • Mr. Robert Eskew ’69 (posthumously)
  • Mr. Mike Jones
  • Miss Aleah Payne ’12
  • Mrs. Abby Carter Stanton ’12

Alumni and Friends Tailgate Luncheon

11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m., South end zone, W. James Samford Jr. Stadium

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

Huntingdon Hawks Football vs. Greensboro College

1:00 p.m., W. James Samford Jr. Stadium (crowning of the Homecoming Queen during half-time)

Huntingdon Homecoming Hangout

8:00–11:00 p.m., The Alley Bar/The Aviator Bar, 166 Commerce Street, downtown Montgomery

*Greek alumni will be invited by their fraternities/sororities for Open House gatherings at 4:30 p.m.

Homecoming Hotels

alumni at HomecomingRates are subject to change based on availability


$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.


$99.00 per night, One King Bed;
$99.00 per night, Two Queen Beds
Valet parking charges will apply, $12 per day
100 Commerce Street • (334) 265-1010
Use group code: HHH when calling or booking online.
Rate applicable until September 8 while space is available.


$99.00 per night average cost, bed type on request
Internet is complimentary in each guest room.
1600 Interstate Park Drive • (334) 272-2225
When making a reservation, enter the corporate code 2682162.


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


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

Fall 2018

HARALD ROHLIG ORGAN CONCERT SERIES featuring DR. JAMES CONELY, “The King of Instruments,” Thursday, September 20, 2018, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall

CELEBRATING VOICES: THE HUNTINGDON COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL CHORAL FESTIVAL, Public Concert, Monday, September 23, 2018, 3:30 p.m., Leo J. Drum Jr. Theater, Cloverdale Campus

JIMMY LOEB SOUTHERN WRITERS SERIES featuring MICHAEL KNIGHT, acclaimed author of Eveningland, Thursday, October 18, 7:00 p.m., Delchamps Recital Hall, Smith Music Building

HUNTINGDON BANDS CHRISTMAS CONCERT, “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,” Thursday, November 15, 7:00 p.m., Leo J. Drum Jr. Theater, Cloverdale Campus

A SERVICE OF LESSONS AND CAROLS, an annual event featuring the Huntingdon Concert Choir and the Huntingdon Chamber Ensemble, Thursday, November 29, 2018, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall

SPRING FACULTY RECITAL, Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall

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 October 2, 2018, 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.

Commencement Exercises

Bridge to the Top

walking across the bridge to Top StageYour 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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