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Charlotte Homecoming and Reunion Weekend

Friday, October 19, 2018 12:00 PM - Sunday, October 21, 2018 12:00 PM
Time Zone: America/New_York
Local Time: Friday, October 19, 2018 12:00 PM - Sunday, October 21, 2018 12:00 PM

Alumni Highlights | Full Schedule | Lodging

Online registration is now closed. Walk-in registration will be available on site. Please contact Chris Plano '93, '95 MS with any questions.

Come back to where it all began! There's something for all alumni during the JWU Charlotte Homecoming and Reunion Weekend. Reminisce with friends, catch up with faculty and staff, see the changes on campus, and share your personal and professional successes.

JWU Charlotte

There's no shortage of events throughout the weekend but below are a few alumni events you won't want to miss. These events also require advanced sign-up, so use the "Register" button at the bottom of the page to reserve your place.

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Friday Night Opening Reception - 10/19 @ 7:30pm

Kick the weekend off with in the Wildcat center with fellow alumni, faculty and staff from the Charlotte campus. This is a great opportunity to network and see familiar faces. Complimentary appetizers and drinks will be available.

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ACF Class: Culinary Arts - 10/20 @ 8am

This workshop will begin with a review of the American Culinary Federation Certified Executive Chef requirements and practical exam. This class will be led by JWU Charlotte Chef Fred Tiess '04 and JWU Charlotte alum Robert Reinken '08 CEC, and will focus on best practices for the CEC exam and updated methods being used in industry. Robert will also demo his classic lobster dish during the class session. Participants will pair up and produce an entrée from the ACF market basket of ingredients. Have a look at the ACF website to discover the process.

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ACF Class: Baking & Pastry Arts - 10/20 @ 8am

Are you ready to take your skills to the next level? This class will be led by JWU Charlotte Chefs Rhonda Stewart '98 and Quientina Stewart '12, and will focus on best practices and the acceptable skills that should be displayed during the candidate's practical exam for the American Culinary Federation Certified Executive Pastry Chef designation. This hands-on workshop will help you fine tune skills learned in our Baking and Pastry program. Have a look at the ACF website to discover the process.

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Legacy Coffee Hour - 10/20 @ 10am

Calling all Legacy alumni!  Start your Saturday morning with coffee and conversation as we recognize current Legacy students who are following in their parents footsteps at JWU.

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Class of '08 Reunion - 10/20 @6pm

Congratulations to the innaugural JWU Charlotte class as you celebrate your 10th Reunion! Take a trip down memory lane, reminisce with old classmates, and be a part of the official Class of 2008 Reunion picture. You'll also have a chance to meet up with your JWU faculty and staff and share your successes.

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Saturday Night Social - 10/20 @ 7pm

Celebrate in style at the official Homecoming/Reunion party with hosts Nic Daniels '12 (Executive Chef) and Brittany Cochran '13 (Pastry Chef). Catch up with old friends and make new ones. Faculty and staff will also be there to re-connect with alumni and they are eager to hear your stories. Complimentary appetizers and beverages will be provided.

JWU Charlotte 

See the full schedule below and be sure to register in advance for the ticketed alumni events noted in red.

Friday, October 19

8:30am-4pm: JWU Bookstore Open
10am-5:30pm: Registration/Check-In @ Wildcat Center lobby
12pm-4pm: Block Party & Tailgate Lunch @ Parking Lot A
5:30pm-7:30pm: Women's Volleyball vs. Toccoa Falls College @ Wildcat Center gym
6:30pm-7:30pm: Parent/Alumni/Faculty Mixer @ Wildcat Center GF Room
7:30pm-9pm: Alumni Opening Reception @ Wildcat Center Den
9pm-10:30pm: Think Fast Trivia @ Wildcat Center

Dinner will be on your own but please see welcome packet for recommendations and a list of alumni-owned restaurants in the Charlotte area.

Saturday, October 20

7am-11am: Breakfast @ Doubletree Hotel - Libations Restaurant (passes required)
8am-11am: ACF Culinary Arts Professional Chef Certification Workshop @ Academic Center
8am-11am: ACF Baking & Pastry Arts Professional Chef Certificaton Workshop @ Academic Center

10am-11am: Legacy Coffee Hour @ Wildcat Center lobby
10am-11:30am: Late Registration/Check-In @ Wildcat Center lobby
10am-3pm: JWU Bookstore Open
10:30am-12pm: Shuttles to Soccer Games @ Parking Lot A
11am-1pm: JWU Alumni Women's Volleyball Game @ Wildcat Center gym
12pm-4pm: Homecoming Cookout @ Ortho Carolina Sports Plex
12pm-2pm: Women's Soccer vs. Piedmont International @ Ortho Carolina Sports Plex
2pm-4pm: Men's Soccer vs. Piedmont International @ Ortho Carolina Sports Plex
6pm-7pm: Class of 2008 10th Reunion @ Loft & Cellar
7pm-9pm: Saturday Night Social @ Loft & Cellar
9pm-12pm: Homecoming Gala @ Wildcat Center gym

Sunday, October 21

10am-12pm: Homecoming Brunch @ Student Dining Center


Official Host Hotel

Doubletree Hotel at Gateway Village
895 West Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
JWU Alumni Rate: $124/night

JWU Charlotte

Location: Johnson & Wales University
801 W. Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Fees: various
Contact: Chris Plano 93 95 MS
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