“Find Us Faithful” is the theme of the 2020 Loma Linda University Health One Homecoming celebration. The event will take place Thursday, March 5, through Monday, March 9, on the university campus.
Programming will center around the contributions of people tied to the organization’s history, as well as challenging attendees to commit to passing on Loma Linda University Health heritage to future generations. The event will also include activities and educational opportunities for all eight of the University’s health professional schools as well as Medical Center staff and students. The schedule and registration for events can be found online at www.llu.edu/homecoming.
This year marks the fourth year the organization has hosted a unified homecoming instead of individual weekends for each school. The event is designed to foster unity as people from multiple generations, disciplines, cultures and faiths memorialize their shared heritage at Loma Linda University Health.
Richard H. Hart, MD, DrPH, president of Loma Linda University Health, said the theme was chosen to highlight stories of alumni, students and staff carrying the organization’s mission “To continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ to make man whole” into their communities and around the world.
“Many alumni share stories about their years on campus, and the lifelong friendships they formed here,” Hart said. “Others tell me about experiences with a treasured faculty member or mentor, and how those influences have remained a part of their lives over the years. I find particular joy when alumni talk about how coming to this campus reminds them that their years at Loma Linda University Health were among the very best of their lives.”
The schedule features special events open to all attendees as well as dozens of smaller occasions specific to each school. The schedule includes:
"All Burned out and Nowhere to Go? Adapting and Inspiring Change In your Life," will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, in Centennial Complex’s DamazThe New Wellness Approach: A Realistic Way for Dentistry and Medicine to Collaborate will be held 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, in Centennial Complex.
Cardiology Symposium 2020 takes place will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, in Wong Kerlee International Conference Center of Chan Shun Pavilion.
An All-School Research Poster Presentations will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 5, on the fourth floor of Centennial Complex.
Continuing Education Classes will be held in a variety of locations on Thursday, March 5, Friday, March 6, and Sunday, March 8.
Hospital Construction Tours will be available from 2 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, and noon to 3 p.m. on Friday, March 6. Tours will depart on the hour. The tour features a quick overview of the new hospital towers. Access to the building will depend on construction schedules. The starting point is the “Come Unto Me” sculpture. Register online to reserve a place.
Campus walking tours will be available on Thursday, March 5, at 2 and 5 p.m., and Friday, March 6, at 12 and 3 p.m. The tours begin at the Centennial Complex, and will include a visit to the “This is the Very Place” sculpture.
Mission Emphasis Breakfast will be held Friday, March 6, from 7 to 8 a.m. in the Wong Kerlee International Conference Center of Chan Shun Pavilion. Gary Krause, director of the General Conference Office of Adventist Mission, will be the featured speaker
Find Us Faithful: Alumni Feature Stories will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 6, in the Loma Linda University Church.
Sabbath School/Parade of Flags will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 7, in Drayson Center.
Church service will begin at 11:15 a.m., in Drayson Center. The service will feature a sermon by Randy Roberts.
Homecoming Haystacks will be served at 12:15 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, in the big tent at Drayson Center Field.
Mission Vespers will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, in the Loma Linda University Church sanctuary. Alumni and friends who do not have a class or school meeting to attend following vespers are invited to an evening reception.
Pancake Feed will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 8, in the big tent at Drayson Center Field.
Pickleball Tournament will be held at 8 a.m. on Sunday, March 8, at the Drayson Center Pickleball Courts.
87th Annual Postgraduate Convention will be held from Friday, March 6, to Monday, March 9, at a variety of locations. For times, topics and venues, visit apc.llusmaa.org.
For information on continuing education courses offered by the schools of Allied Health Professions, Behavioral Health, Dentistry, Nursing, Public Health, Pharmacy and Religion, visit www.llu.edu/homecoming. For information on continuing education courses offered by the School of Medicine, visit apc.llusmaa.org.