“With the enormous success of last year’s U.Day, we are excited to bring this fun, educational event back for this year’s Homecoming and Family Weekend,” said BJU president Steve Pettit. “U.Day is a great opportunity for our friends from the Greenville community to bring their families to campus and get to know BJU.”
U.Day, short for University Day, features a fun, educational street fair including dozens of interactive booths sponsored by a variety of BJU’s academic programs as well as BJU’s Homeschool Connect, Center for Global Opportunities, Center for Leadership Development, and Museum & Gallery. A number of local representatives will be present as well, including a Greenville County firetruck, ambulance, and K9 unit.
Families can enjoy bounce houses, face painting, balloon animals, prize drawings, and several hands-on activities designed for all age groups. The event will feature live music and food from a variety of local vendors.
Following the street fair, local musician Patch the Pirate will present a concert featuring the Bob Jones Elementary School Choir. The concert will take place from 2 to 2:30 p.m. in Rodeheaver Auditorium.
In addition, youth sports clinics will be available throughout the day including a soccer clinic (ages 2nd grade and above) from 9 -10 a.m. in Alumni Stadium, a volleyball clinic (ages junior high and above) from 10:30 – 11:45 a.m., and a basketball clinic (ages 2nd grade and above) from 12:45 – 2 p.m. in the Davis Field House.
Admission to U.Day is free and open to the public. For the full event schedule, visit bju.edu/homecoming.