Homecoming Schedule

Join us for the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine’s 31st Annual Homecoming Weekend October 13-14, 2017.

Register today by calling 304-691-1701 or completing the Registration Form

Download our complete Homecoming Guide.


Friday, October 13

Noon to 1 p.m.
Student-Alumni Networking Lunch
Erma Ora Byrd Clinical Center, Rooms 1020/1021
1249 15th Street, Huntington (former Fairfield Stadium site)
This is your opportunity to impart your words of wisdom on current medical students in this casual networking lunch.
Cost:  Complimentary

1:15 to 2 p.m.
The Opioid Epidemic Response*
Erma Ora Byrd Clinical Center, Auditorium
Michael E. Kilkenny, MD, Class of 1982
Physician Director, Cabell-Huntington Health Department
Learn the two measures of the opioid epidemic, state one effective intervention for each of the three arms of the opioid epidemic and name two tools available to physicians to use in controlling the opioid epidemic. 

2:15 to 3 p.m.
Ambulatory Antimicrobial Stewardship*
Erma Ora Byrd Clinical Center, Auditorium
Joseph E. Evans, MD, Class of 1982
Associate Professor & Chairman, Department of Pediatrics
Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Learn how to recognize the need for antimicrobial stewardship in the outpatient setting and understand principles for improving the judicious use of antibiotics.

3:15 to 4 p.m.
Medical Considerations of Long Distance Bike Touring*
Erma Ora Byrd Clinical Center, Auditorium
Charles W. Clements II, MD, Class of 1997
Professor, Department of Family & Community Health
Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine

Learn about environmental considerations for touring, common medical issues with long distance touring, what medical supplies are recommended for long distance touring and resources for route selection of touring.

6 to 7 p.m.
Marshall Memorial Student Center, John Marshall Room
Homecoming Happy Hour
The perfect time to unwind and reconnect with your classmates. Hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine will be served.
Cost:  Complimentary

7 to 8:30 p.m.
Marshall Memorial Student Center, John Marshall Room
Reunion Banquet
Join us as we celebrate the classes of 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007 and 2012 and present the 2017 Distinguished Alumnus Award to Joseph E. Evans, MD, Class of 1982,
at our annual reunion dinner and banquet. This event is open to all alumni.
Cost:  Complimentary to members of 1982 and 1987; all other attendees, $35 per person.


Saturday, October 14

12:30 to 2 p.m.
Parking lot between Marshall Recreation Center and Sorrell Building on 20th Street, across from the West Lot and Joan C. Edwards Stadium
School of Medicine Tailgate Party
It’s Herd game day! Wear your green and white and join us for the School of Medicine Tailgate Party. Open to all alumni, family and friends.
Cost:  Complimentary

2:30 p.m.
Joan C. Edwards Stadium
Marshall vs. Old Dominion
Cheer on The Thundering Herd as they battle the Old Dominion Monarchs in a crucial Conference USA showdown. Call the Marshall University Ticket Office at 800-THE-HERD or 304-696-HERD and ask for the School of Medicine block of tickets. 
Cost:  $35 per ticket

Register for the School of Medicine Homecoming today by calling 304-691-1701 or complete our Registration Form. 


Other University Activities

Enjoy your time around town or any of these Marshall University Homecoming activities sponsored by the Marshall University Alumni Association. 

Thursday, October 12
6:30 p.m. 
Homecoming Parade
Join us in a celebration of Marshall University during the annual Homecoming Parade! Floats, marching bands and everything you love about parades will fill the air, this time under the lights on a Thursday night! 

Saturday, October 14
8 a.m.
Homecoming Stampede 5K
Marshall University campus
Students, faculty, alumni and Marshall University supporters come together for a run around campus with multiple age groups and prizes. Registration and additional information will be available at herdalum.com.

For more information on university homecoming events, visit www.herdalum.com.

* Credit Statement: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. (Registration and evaluation are required.) Travel for CME is tax deductible.