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2021 Converse Family and Friends Weekend

September 24, 2021 @ 11:30 am - September 25, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

Free – $15

Please join Converse faculty and staff for an engaging weekend of events for you to experience our beautiful historic campus, learn from our talented faculty, meet our athletic coaches, watch a game or two, listen to our incredible music performances, hear from the Interim President on all that is happening at Converse, and enjoy great food. Whether you are a parent, an alum, a prospective student, or a friend of the community – we have something for you!

Most events are free; there is a fee of $15 to attend the Saturday BBQ and Carnival (Converse students, staff and faculty: no charge if you show your Converse ID.)

All guests will be required to fill out a questionnaire to be admitted. You must do this on both Friday and Saturday. The green check clearance will be sent to your email. Present this email at one of the clearance stations in front of Twichell or Montgomery where you will receive your daily wristband granting access to events.

Register early to secure your spot!

Converse Alumni, Employees, Current Students and Community: Register here.

Prospective Students: Register here for the Admissions Open House this weekend!

The event schedule is subject to changes. Check back prior to the event for the most up-to-date information.

2021 Friends and Family Schedule of Events

Time Event Location
Friday, September 24, 2021
11:30 am-1:00 pm Opening Convocation/ Dexter Edgar Converse Award Twichell Auditorium with live streaming in Barnet
1:00 pm Lunch Gee Dining Hall
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Meet the Valkyries Hannah Gymnasium
5:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Gee Dining Hall
7:30 pm  Pi Kappa Lambda Faculty Showcase Concert (Music Faculty Performance) Twichell Auditorium
Saturday, September 25, 2021
1:30 pm–3:00 pm Official Tours and Open House for Nisbet Honors, Women’s College, Science Labs, Art & Design, Theatre & Dance, Petrie School of Music, Data Analytics, Internship & Research Poster Expo, Study Abroad, Diversity & Inclusion and Student Life Various locations on campus
1:30 pm Faculty Highlight with Assistant Professor Hispanic Studies, Dr. Doug Bush. Topic: Early Aztec languages Hartness Auditorium
2:00 pm Women's Volleyball Converse vs. North Greenville Hannah Gymnasium
2:30 pm Faculty Highlight with Assistant Professor of Interior Design Meirav Goldhour Barnet Room - Montgomery
4:00 pm- 5:00 pm Dr. Boone J. Hopkins, Interim President of Converse - State of the University update State of the University
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Food served until 7:00 pm) BBQ and Carnival (* fee to attend) Main Quad


September 24, 2021 @ 11:30 am
September 25, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
Free – $15
Event Categories:
Alumni, General Events
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Debbi Thompson


Alumni, Board of Trustees, General Public, Parents, Prospective Students, Students
Additional Details
There is a cost for dinner on the Quad Saturday, September 25 for parents, alumni and friends of the community. Kids under 5 free


Converse University
580 East Main Street
Spartanburg, SC 29302 United States
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