Special events at Brevard are fun, of course, but they also demonstrate our commitment to student leadership, service learning, and community development. Campus Life works hard with other departments and organizations to provide current students, incoming students, alumni, faculty and staff with opportunities to learn through service, get to know each other better, promote social action and awareness, celebrate Brevard College, and further develop our tight-knit community. Here are some examples of annual special events hosted by Brevard.
- Welcome Week
We are so excited about your arrival in August! Campus Life and our student leaders work hard all year to prepare an exciting and informative Welcome Week for incoming students. During this week you’ll meet other new students, explore campus, learn about campus resources, meet faculty and staff, and have a blast! We want you to spend this week getting to know the Brevard community and family you’ll soon be a part of. Brevard first-year students will receive a full schedule and exact details of your Welcome Week Experience when you arrive on campus.
- Family Weekend
Brevard celebrates and honors its students by inviting their families to visit during Family Weekend. This special weekend is jam-packed with opportunities to sit in on classes, meet with faculty and staff, and spend plenty of time together at fun events. These have traditionally included hikes, athletic games, game shows, and more! Our “Senior Pinning” is a special Brevard Family Weekend tradition, during which seniors are presented with a special pin by a significant person of their choice.
- Brevard College Homecoming
Brevard Homecoming Week provides a solid schedule of exciting events, contests, and entertainment for alumni and the entire campus community. Homecoming celebrations have traditionally included a talent show, bonfires, the Homecoming Coronation and pep rally, concerts and local music, an alumni soccer game, a barbecue at the President’s house, a faculty and staff vs. students basketball game, and of course the annual Mr. Brevard Pageant.
EarthFest is Brevard College’s on-campus celebration of Earth Day. This annual event, open to all Brevard students and the entire community, is designed to promote environmental activism and awareness within the Brevard community. Its free and family-friendly environmental activities have traditionally included local craft and art sales, informational booths, locally prepared cuisine, a tie dye booth, recycled craft stations, local music and bands, raffles, and environmental films. Students, faculty, and staff will also visit local elementary schools as part of the College’s Environmental Education Endeavor.