Pending Weather Causes Changes in UMO’s Homecoming Activities


University of Mount Olive officials have made some changes to this weekend’s outdoor Homecoming festivities due to the predicted cold and rainy weather. The golf tournament schedule for Friday, November 15, has been canceled. Additionally, Family Fun Day scheduled for 11 AM to 4 PM on Saturday has also been called off.

All other activities are on go, including the 54th annual Pickle Classic which starts Friday at 7 PM in Kornegay Arena with the UMO men’s basketball team taking on Virginia State. 

On Saturday, November 16, there will be an Alumni Awards and 50th Year Reunion breakfast at 9:30 AM in the Hennessee Room.  UMO’s Athletics Hall of Fame Induction will take place at 3 PM in the Hennessee Room. Guests are encouraged to stop by Hazel Waters Kornegay Assembly Hall at 5 PM for a concert featuring UMO Choirs and former alumni vocalists.  Wrapping up Saturday’s event-filled day will be the UMO men’s basketball team facing off against Concord at 7 PM in Kornegay Arena. 

The finale of Homecoming Weekend will be held on Sunday, November 17.  An alumni breakfast will be held 8:30 to 10 AM in the Hennessee Room, followed by a worship service in Rodgers Chapel.   

For UMO Homecoming information, tickets, or reservations, contact Hope Fields at


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