A Long and Storied Tradition
The 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.
Enriching the Mind, Heart, and Spirit
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.
- Awards Convocation
- Chapman Benson Lecture Series
- Cheek Concert Series
- Ellison Writers Festival
- Family Weekend
- Jimmy Loeb Southern Writers Series
- Miss Huntingdon Pageant
- The Oracle
- Presidential Convocation
- Service of Lessons and Carols
- Stallworth Lecture Series
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
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.
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.
HAMPTON INN AND SUITES (DOWNTOWN MONTGOMERY)
$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.
HILTON GARDEN INN (INTERSTATE 85- PERRY HILL ROAD, EXIT 4)
$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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (334) 833-4515.
Huntingdon College’s Cultural and Community Events are co-sponsored by Baptist Health.
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.