Homecoming 2017

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All Homecoming events are free, but please register so we have an accurate count for planning. Please register before February 6, 2017.

Share this page with Coker friends and make plans to come back to Hartsville for our first ever combined Homecoming and reunion weekend! We look forward to seeing you!

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8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Campus Bookstore is open

1:00 p.m. - Baseball vs University of Indianapolis 

Free tickets for alumni and their families

2:00 p.m. - Campus Tours leaving from the Admissions Office

Please register here for a Friday Campus Tour.

4:30 p.m. - Golden Circle Reception (Fiftieth Reunion and earlier classes)

Drengaelen House

6:00 p.m. - Homecoming Alumni Drop-In (Free)

Drengaelen House | Appetizers, beer, and wine

6:00 p.m. - Bowling Event – The Lakeview Club

Dr. Wyatt challenges Coach Dave Schmotzer for permanent bragging rights

9:00 p.m. -  Bonfire / Car Smash / Pep Rally (Weather permitting)

Parking lot adjacent to the DeLoach Center


9:00 a.m. - COW Days – (Alumni Volunteer Coaches Welcome)

Lawn behind Davidson Hall

9:00 a.m. - Alumni Breakfast and Class Photos (Free)

DeLoach Center Auxiliary Gym

Current and Retired Faculty and Staff are also invited

10:00 a.m. - Alumni Association Annual Meeting

DeLoach Center Auxiliary Gym

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Campus Bookstore is open

11:15 a.m. - Dedication of the Baseball Field

12:00 p.m. - Baseball vs University of Indianapolis 

Free tickets for alumni and their families

12:30 p.m. - Hartsville/Coker Homecoming Parade

Parade starts in front of LITC. 

Alumni and their children are invited to ride on the Alumni float. Space is limited.  Call Shelli Wilson at 843.383.8082 to reserve a space.

1:00 p.m. - Softball vs Chowan (Doubleheader)

Free tickets for alumni and their families

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Reconnect with Faculty and Staff (retired and current)

Under the Alumni tent in the tailgating area. Confirmed attending:

  • Pat Lincoln
  • Joe Rubinstein
  • Deane Shaeffer
  • Deborah Bloodworth
  • Lois Gibson
  • Sara Odom
  • Fred Edinger
  • Dick Puffer
  • Richard Swallow
  • George Sawyer
  • David Blackmon
  • Dustin Ousley
  • Kaye Crook
  • John Jewell
  • Julie Bryant
  • Amanda McLaughlin
  • Scottie Hill
  • Mal Hyman

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. - Tailgaiting / Food for sale at the Snack bar in DeLoach

Food truck and Beer vendor on Second Street

Between DeLoach and Baseball field

1:30 p.m. - Campus Tours leaving from the front of the DeLoach Center

Please request a Saturday Campus tour in the Homecoming Registration form.

1:30-4:30 p.m. - Alumni Table - Lobby of the DeLoach Center

Pick up your free basketball game passes and some Alumni swag.

2:00 p.m. - Coker Women’s Basketball vs. Tusculum

2:30 p.m. - Halftime – Dedication of the Gym Floor and encore presentation of the Outstanding Alumni Awards

Stop by the Cobra Club Hospitality Room (upstairs DeLoach Center) during half-time of the women’s game for refreshments hosted by the Alumni Association

2:30 - 6:00 p.m. - The Coker College Team Store in the main lobby of the DeLoach Center will be open to purchase all of your Cobra Spirit gear.

4:00 p.m. - Coker Men’s Basketball vs. Tusculum

4:30 p.m. - Halftime Half-time Crowning of Homecoming King, Queen and Court!

6:00-7:00 p.m. - Coker Society Social (by invitation and reservation required)

The Cobra Club room. Call Peggy Smith for details or to make reservations: 843.383.8178

7:00 p.m. - Hall of Fame Induction and Dinner (by reservation only)

Click here to register for the Hall of Fame Induction and Dinner.

9:00 p.m. - Hartsville After-Hours Crawl – starting at Bizzell’s Restaurant Patio

137 East Carolina Avenue – Downtown Hartsville

Stop by and reconnect with classmates and friends. Complimentary food, cash bar. Map and venue suggestions for Downtown Hartsville locations with food & drink specials will be distributed.

Coach Dan Schmotzer will be located on the Patio at Bizzell's and Coach Dave Schmotzer will be located near Retrofit Sip-n-Seat in the Mantissa Row Park.


12:00 p.m. - Baseball vs University of Indianapolis

Free tickets for alumni and their families

1:00 p.m. - Softball vs St. Andrews

Free tickets for alumni and their families

If you have special needs or questions, please call Shelli Wilson in the Office of Alumni Engagement at 843-383-8082 or [email protected].

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS (mention Coker rate):

  • Fairfield Inn (200 South Fourth Street, 843-332-9898)
  • Hampton Inn (203 East Carolina Avenue, 843-332-2128)
  • The Mantissa Boutique Hotel (130 East Carolina Avenue, 843-917-0669)
  • Oak Manor Inn (Bed and Breakfast - 314 East Home Avenue, 843-383-9553)