Mountain Day 2021

One Big Family Reunion

We are so excited to welcome alumni and friends back to campus this year for a Mountain Day weekend full of fun, including reunions, athletic events, a delicious picnic, the Grand March (of course!) and lots more!

Get ready for Mountain Day 2021:

Plus, join us all month long on Facebook and Instagram as we count down the days until the big family reunion on Saturday, October 2!

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARDS

Get to know our 2020 and 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients! Read their full bios here.


Mountain Day 2021 Contest Victor the Viking

SUBMIT YOUR PHOTO FOR A CHANCE TO WIN

Show us how you're celebrating Mountain Day! Share photos on social media of you with your new Mountain Day merchandise, enjoying #cupcakesformartha in honor of Martha's birthday or reconnecting with fellow alums at a Mountain Day event, and you could win one of THREE Berry Alumni prize packs. Be sure to include #mtnday21, and don't forget to tag @BerryAlumni. The deadline for entry is 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, Oct. 10.

Frequently Asked Questions

Common questions about Mountain Day events, merchandise and more

Q What COVID-19 precautions are required at Berry alumni events?
A

In keeping with CDC guidance and to protect the health and well-being of our entire campus community, Berry requires all students, employees and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, to wear masks in indoor public spaces on campus. Off campus events hosted by Berry are expected to follow the same safety protocols as campus.

Masks are required on all shuttles and tour buses. Masks are also strongly encouraged in crowded outdoor settings at Berry College.

For more information, visit: www.berry.edu/healthytogether

Updated September 24, 2021

Q When are you choosing the contest winners?
A

We will announce our THREE social media contest winners by the end of October 2021 to allow time for voting. Be sure to submit your entry by 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, Oct. 10, by posting a photo on social media using #mtnday21 and tagging @BerryAlumni!

Not on social media? Email us your submission at alumni@berry.edu!


Q When do I have to order my merchandise for delivery?
A

Orders will ship within 2 weeks of purchase. For the best chance of your items arriving in time for Mountain Day, please order by the following dates:

  • Continental U.S., east coast: Sunday, Sept. 26, at 11:59 p.m. ET
  • Continental U.S., mountain area: Thursday, Sept. 23, at 11:59 p.m. ET
  • West coast, Alaska and Hawaii: Monday, Sept. 20, at 11:59 p.m. ET
  • International: Sunday, Sept. 12, at 11:59 p.m. ET
Order here while supplies last!
Q Can I pick up my merchandise on Mountain Day?
A

Yes! If you choose to pick up your order, you may do so on Saturday, Oct. 2, during Mountain Day.

  • Milestone Reunions: If you are attending the milestone reunion brunch, your order will be at the brunch.
  • All Other Attendees: Your order will be available under the Alumni Tent on the mountain from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Order here while supplies last!
Q When's the deadline to register for Mountain Day events?
A

Registration for most events will close at 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sept. 26, with the exception of the following events:

  • Virtual Lecture: You can register until the event begins at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Sept. 29; the recording will also be available on this page afterward.
  • Virtual Trivia Night: You can register until the event begins at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, Sept. 30.
  • House o' Dreams Tour, Football Tickets and Alumni Choir: You can register for the House o' Dreams tour, order your football tickets or register to be part of the Alumni Choir until Thursday, Sept. 30, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Space is limited, so register for all events as soon as possible here.

Q What if I have more questions?
A

We're happy to help! Please email us at alumni@berry.edu with any questions.

Follow @BerryAlumni on Social Media

Tune in to attend virtual events, enter social media contests and see Mountain Day photos shared by your fellow alums all month long!

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Mountain Day 2021: Schedule of Events

Sign up for a week of virtual and in-person events:

Download a PDF version of the schedule here.

View the full schedule of events for Mountain Day 2021 below, or quickly jump to one of the following days:

Plus, all month long we'll be reposting your #mtnday21 contest entries, #TBT Mountain Day photos and more on social media as we get ready for this big family reunion, so stay tuned!

Mountain Day 2021 Schedule of Events Wednesday

Wednesday, September 29

  • "In the Shadow of Lavender Mountain" Virtual Lecture with Dan Roper, editor, Georgia Backroads magazine: RSVP NOW
    7 p.m. to 8 p.m. || Facebook Live
    Learn about the remarkable history behind Lavender Mountain and the land where the Grand March now takes place during this free virtual lecture on Facebook Live.
Mountain Day 2021 Schedule of Events Thursday

Thursday, September 30

  • Virtual Trivia: RSVP NOW
    7 p.m. to 8 p.m. || Facebook Live
    How well do you know your Mountain Day trivia? Put your skills to the test during this free trivia event on Facebook Live!
Mountain Day 2021 Schedule of Events Friday

Friday, October 1

  • Mountain Day Golf Scramble: RSVP NOW
    11 a.m. to 5 p.m. || Stonebridge Golf Club
    Registration opens at the course at 10 a.m.; shotgun start at 11 a.m.

  • Mountain Day Parade and Olympics
    3 p.m. || Opportunity Drive and Intramural Fields
    Parade begins on Opportunity Drive and ends in the Intramural Fields (football practice field), where the Olympics will take place.

  • The Spires presents the Western Promenaders Square Dancers: Contact Laurie Steber for More Info
    4 p.m. || The Spires at Berry College

  • Golf Alumni and Donor Gathering: Contact Brian Farrer for More Info
    5 p.m. to 7 p.m. || New Golf House

  • 50th Class Reunion Dinner and Celebration: RSVP NOW
    6 p.m. || Coosa Country Club, 110 Branham Ave, Rome, Ga.
    Celebrating the college classes of 1970 and 1971. Classmates and friends are invited to enjoy music, fun, good food and fellowship.

  • The Spires presents The Barbaric Yawps Bluegrass Band: Contact Laurie Steber for More Info
    6:30 p.m. || The Spires at Berry College

  • Mountain Day Talent Show
    7 p.m. and 9 p.m. || Bell Recital Hall at Ford
    Tickets may be purchased at the door.

  • BCTC Presents Men on Boats, by Jaclyn Backhaus: RSVP NOW
    9 p.m. || Sisters Theatre
    Directed by Peter Friedrich. Ages 9+ for one use of adult language ("earmuff" audience warning provided!).
Mountain Day 2021 Schedule of Events Saturday

Saturday, October 2

  • Alumni Choir Rehearsal: RSVP NOW
    9 a.m. || College Chapel

  • First-Year Parent Breakfast: RSVP NOW
    9 a.m. to 10 a.m. || Krannert Spruill Ballroom

  • Class of 2022 Breakfast: RSVP NOW
    9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. || Ford Reflecting Pools
    Celebrating our soon-to-be graduates! This event is limited to class members only.

  • Nursing Alumni Breakfast: Contact Natalie Tracy for More Info
    9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. || Kilpatrick Commons (in case of rain, the breakfast will be held in Krannert Room 324)

  • Charter Fellows Alumni Brunch: Contact Carolyn Stufft for More Info
    10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. || Cook Building Lobby

  • Milestone Reunion Brunch: RSVP NOW
    10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. || WinShape Gym
    Celebrating milestone reunions for the college classes of 1970, 1971, 1980, 1981, 1995 , 1996, 2010 and 2011.

  • Women's Basketball Prospect, Alumni and Family Tailgate: Contact Thomas Johnson for More Info
    11 a.m. || Outside The Cage

  • Mountain Day Picnic Lunch
    11 a.m. to 2 p.m. || WinShape Pavilion
    Tickets for alumni available onsite.

  • Tent Village
    11 a.m. to 4 p.m. || Mountain Campus
    Visit student organizations, student enterprises and alumni tents for merchandise, cupcakes and more. Please note that student enterprises will stop sales by 2 p.m. to set up the Farmer's Market on Bertrand Way.

  • Music at The Spires: Contact Laurie Steber for More Info
    11 a.m. || The Spires at Berry College
    Enjoy festive food, live guitar music and line dancing.

  • Berry Volleyball vs. Hendrix College: Contact Caitlyn Moriarty for More Info
    NOON || The Cage Arena
    Volleyball alumni will be recognized at the game. Alumni are encouraged to join current players and families for a cookout immediately following the game.

  • Grand March Concert
    NOON to 1 p.m. || Mountain Campus
    Featuring the Berry College Wind Ensemble. Conductor: Dr. Alyssa Grey.

  • Grand March
    1 p.m. || Mountain Campus
    Look for your class reunion banner and meet up with your friends and classmates to watch this classic Mountain Day tradition. Special seating available for 50th reunion attendees (college classes of 1970 and 1971).

  • Family Fun Activities
    1 p.m. || Mountain Campus
    Inflatables for the kids, ice cream and more.

  • House o' Dreams Tours: RSVP NOW
    1:45 p.m., 2:45 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. || House o' Dreams
    Tickets must be purchased in advance and can be picked up at the House o' Dreams "Will Call" Table at the Alumni Tent. Tickets will not be available for purchase on Mountain Day.

  • Softball Alumni Scrimmage: Contact Emily Stanley for More Info
    2 p.m. || Kay Williams Field

  • The Spires Open House: Contact Laurie Steber for More Info
    2 p.m. to 4 p.m. || The Spires at Berry College
    Take a tour of this incredible lakeside senior community next to main campus.

  • Berry Farmer's Market
    2 p.m. to 5 p.m. || Bertrand Way (by Clara Bowl)
    Shop the flavors of fall with food and wares from student organizations and student enterprises. Parking available in field by Viking Trail.

  • Women's Prayer and Share Alumnae Reunion: Contact Pamela Bissonnette for More Info
    2:30 p.m. || Cook Building Lobby
    Friends and family welcome.

  • The Spires presents Comedian Leslie Norris Townsend (79c): Contact Laurie Steber for More Info
    3 p.m. to 4 p.m. || The Spires at Berry College

  • Berry African American Alumni Chapter (BAAAC) Business Meeting: Contact Brenda Thompson for More Info
    3 p.m. || Krannert Room 217

  • ROTC 20th Reunion Tailgate: Contact Shannon Bond for More Info
    3 p.m. || Valhalla stadium area

  • KCAB 50th Reunion Reception: RSVP NOW
    3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. || Krannert Ballroom
    Connect with fellow past KCAB members and enjoy a presentation and KCAB trivia game. Past members are encouraged to bring their own KCAB photos and old t-shirts for show-and-tell. Contact Cecily Crow at ccrow@berry.edu with any questions.

  • Milestone Reunion Tailgate: RSVP NOW
    3 p.m. to 5 p.m. || Blossom Hill BBQ & Burgers, 304 N 4th Ave SW, Rome, Ga.
    A complimentary tailgate party for the milestone college classes of 1970, 1971, 1980, 1981, 1995 , 1996, 2010 and 2011. Park at the Cage Center and take the shuttle to town for great food.

  • Berry African American Alumni Chapter (BAAAC) Tailgate: Contact Brenda Thompson for More Info
    3:30 p.m. || Behind Moon Building

  • Family Hour at Marthapalooza
    3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. || Clara Bowl
    $5/person. Carnival rides, face painting and more. Open to children ages 5-12 of faculty, staff and alumni. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Alumni Choir Rehearsal: RSVP NOW
    4 p.m. || College Chapel

  • Berry Football vs. Trinity University: RSVP NOW
    6 p.m. || Valhalla stadium
    Tickets purchased in advance below must be picked up at the Valhalla stadium "Alumni Will Call" booth between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Kids 5 and under are free and do not need a ticket. Special seating available for 50th reunion college classes of 1970 and 1971.

  • BCTC presents Men on Boats, by Jaclyn Backhaus: RSVP NOW
    7 p.m. || Sisters Theatre
    Directed by Peter Friedrich. Ages 9+ for one use of adult language ("earmuff" audience warning provided!).

  • Young Alumni Coffeehouse Social: RSVP NOW
    9 p.m. || Dr. Ouida Word Dickey (50C) Living Room, inside the Alumni Center
    For alumni 0 to 5 years out. Enjoy desserts, coffee and live music as you get energized for Marthapalooza.

  • Marthapalooza
    10 p.m. || Clara Bowl
    $15/guest accompanied by a student; $15/young alumni (0 to 5 years out).
Mountain Day 2021 Schedule of Events Sunday

Sunday, October 3

  • Alumni Choir Rehearsal: RSVP NOW
    9 a.m. || College Chapel

  • Mountain Day Weekend Worship Service
    10:30 a.m. || College Chapel
    Guest minister: The Rev. Marshall Bruner (95C).

  • Graveside Memorial Tribute
    11:30 a.m. || College Chapel
    A special tribute to Martha Berry.

  • Berry Volleyball vs. Rhodes College
    NOON || The Cage Arena

  • BCTC presents Men on Boats, by Jaclyn Backhaus: RSVP NOW
    2 p.m. || Sisters Theatre
    Directed by Peter Friedrich. Ages 9+ for one use of adult language ("earmuff" audience warning provided!).

YOUNG ALUMNI LEADERSHIP GIVING CIRCLE

FOR THE CLASSES OF 2012-21

For more than 119 years, Berry College has been able to deliver its distinctive mission, in large part thanks to the generosity of our alumni. By choosing to give, you are making a difference for Berry students - through gifts that support life-changing scholarships, first-class learning facilities, challenging academic programs and other innovative initiatives.

#mtnday21

Join the conversation

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Share your Mountain Day posts:

  • Show off your at-home celebrations during the virtual alumni events
  • Celebrate our founder's birthday with a cupcake using #cupcakesformartha
  • Share your photos from one of the many in-person events on the mountain
  • Snap a selfie wearing the official Mountain Day 2021 shirt!
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