Buckhannon, W.Va. – Today, West Virginia Wesleyan College announced Homecoming 2021 will be held October 8-10, 2021 on its Buckhannon-based campus. This will be the first in-person event for alumni and the broader Wesleyan community since the COVID-19 health pandemic shut down campus activities and events last March. Homecoming 2021 will coincide with the College’s 131st Founder’s Day Convocation, which will be held on Friday, October 8 at Wesley Chapel.
“We are excited to welcome Wesleyan alumni and friends back to campus to connect with their Bobcat family,” said Talley Sergent, WVWC’s Chief Development and Marketing Officer. “Homecoming 2021 will celebrate many classes, with a special nod to the Classes of 2020 and 2021.”
While Homecoming will be in-person, there will be an emphasis on more outdoor activities and events as a precautionary measure. While this announcement is timed with the Mountain East Conference’s Fall 2021 Football schedule, other WVWC Homecoming events will be announced at a later date. Wesleyan is slated to play West Virginia State University on Saturday, October 9, at Cebe Ross Field in Buckhannon.
“Homecoming may look and feel a little different due to public health guidelines, but it will stay true to our foundational commitment to ignite that strong connection between our alumni and West Virginia Wesleyan College,” Sergent said.
Each year, WVWC celebrates anniversary classes and this Homecoming, the College will celebrate 26 classes of alumni to make up for last year’s missed festivities. The following classes will be celebrated: 1955, 1956, 1960, 1961, 1965, 1966, 1970, 1971, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1981, 1985, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2015 and 2016.
Homecoming is subject to change based on public health guidelines and regulations.
ABOUT WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN COLLEGE
West Virginia Wesleyan College (WVWC) is a private, four-year residential liberal arts college in Buckhannon, West Virginia. A tradition of excellence for more than 130 years, West Virginia Wesleyan is home to 14 Fulbright Scholars. The Princeton Review ranked Wesleyan one of its 2021 Best Colleges in the Southeastern Region of the United States. U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best College Rankings designated Wesleyan a “Top 20” Best Value – Regional Universities (South) and one of the “Top 75” Regional Universities (South). WVWC offers students more than 40 majors and 40 minors; graduate programs in athletic training, business administration, creative writing, and nursing; 22 NCAA Division II athletic programs; multiple performing arts groups; and more than 70 organizations. Founded in 1890, the College is closely affiliated with the United Methodist Church and abides by the Wesley doctrine that emphasizes service to others. For more information, visit wvwc.edu.