Candler School of Theology


Homecoming 2014 is September 19-21. Check back in summer 2014 for more information.

The schedule below is from Homecoming Weekend 2013.

Thursday, September 26

7:00 p.m. | Barbara Brown Taylor Lecture, “Learning to Walk in the Dark” | Glenn Memorial Auditorium
Open to all · Registration requested · Parking: Fisburne Deck · Contact: Carey Smith-Marchi, 404.727.6352 or

Friday, September 27

Noon | Candler Distinguished Alumni Award Luncheon| Rita Anne Rollins Building
Join us as we honor three distinguished alumni for their service to Candler, service to the church, and service to the community. Open to Candler School of Theology Alumni · No charge · Registration required · Parking: Peavine Visitors’ Lot · Contact: Megan Lineberry, 404.727.6835 or 

5:00 p.m. | Candler Building & Art Tour | Rita Anne Rollins Building
Come join us for an in-depth look at the Candler School of Theology building and the art of John August Swanson. Open to all · No charge · Registration required · Parking: Peavine Visitors’ Lot · Contact: Megan Lineberry, 404.727.6835 or 

6:30 p.m. | Candler Fall Reunion Dinner & Dessert | Rita Anne Rollins Building
The classes of 1988, 2003, and 2008 are invited to come celebrate and reconnect with their classmates over dinner and dessert. Invitation Only · $25 per person · Registration required · Parking: Peavine Visitors’ Lot · Contact: Megan Lineberry, 404.727.6835 or

Saturday, September 28

Spirit Day!

Show your Emory Pride by wearing your Emory T-Shirt!  Don’t have one? Don’t worry! Stop by the Homecoming Hospitality Center at the Peavine Parking Deck and we will give you a shirt boasting your alma mater. And don’t miss these traditional University-wide events that promote Emory spirit, community, and energy! Open to all · No charge · Registration required · Parking: All campus parking lots and decks will be open, but Peavine is the most convenient. Contact: Gloria Grevas, 404.727.1911 or

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Back to Class
These two panels will run concurrently.
A Global Dilemma: Our Health and the Environment
| Rita Anne Rollins Building, Room 102
Advances in industry and technology have made our lives safer, yet they have also created potential dangers. Health is linked to the places in which we live, the water that we drink, and the air that we breathe; therefore environmental exposures have a direct impact on our physical well-being. Emory faculty who are leaders in researching this topic will examine how environmental threats are affecting our health, their impact on our policies and healthcare system, and the ways we can strike a balance between economic growth and a healthy world.
A View from the Top: Lessons in Leadership
| Emory Law School, Tull Auditorium, Gambrell Hall
Hear from Emory alumni in the public and private sectors who will offer personal perspectives as leaders in today’s global economy, describe their own career paths, and offer advice on how others may meet the challenges and opportunities that successful leadership requires.

11:00 a.m. | Homecoming Soccer Game | Woodruff PE Center
Cheer on the Emory Eagles Men’s Soccer as they take on Millsaps.

11:30 a.m. | "Emory Street Eats" Food Truck Park | Asbury Circle/Cox Hall Bridge
All are welcome for a Homecoming lunch on Asbury Circle. Guests may purchase from some of Atlanta’s hottest new mobile food vendors. Families and children welcome! Pay for food at each truck, complimentary Coca-Cola beverages available.

1:00 p.m. | Homecoming Festival & Parade | McDonough Field & Asbury Circle
Cheer on your former residence hall, fraternity, sorority, or Campus Life organization at Emory’s annual Big, Bold, Blue, and Gold Homecoming Parade!

1:30 p.m. | Homecoming Soccer Game | Woodruff PE Center
Cheer on the Emory Eagles Women’s Soccer as they take on Rhodes.

 2:30 p.m. | Homecoming Concert · Featuring DISPATCH | McDonough Field

Sunday, September 29

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Golden Alumni Brunch | Miller-Ward Alumni House
Graduates of all of Emory's schools and units who graduated more than 50 years ago are invited to come together to celebrate and connect with each other. Registration requested · Attire: Casual · Contact: Kate Lawlor, 404.712.0464 or