2022 Homecoming 

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Carolina Day School celebrates 35 years as Wildcats! 

This Homecoming is extra special as we celebrate 35 years since becoming Carolina Day School. 

WEATHER UPDATE: Our 10-year streak of good Homecoming weather unfortunately has run out this year.  Hurricane Ian’s weather is predicted to overlap with Friday's Fall Fest setup and celebrations.  Because the predictions have not improved the past couple days, we sadly must cancel the Fall Fest portion of our Homecoming week.  

In addition, CDS Athletic games scheduled for Friday have been rescheduled for Thursday, September 29.  Game times are posted on the Athletic website.

See the full message with updates here.

2022 Homecoming Events

Ivy Building 2022


SGP, GH, & SG-GH Ivy Building Reunion

Ivy Building, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, 10 Genevieve Circle, Asheville NC 28801.


The Alumni Association invites all of our St. Genevieve-of-the-Pines, Gibbons Hall, and St. Genevieve-Gibbons Hall alumni to join us in Homecoming celebration at the newly renovated and restored Ivy Building which is now a part of the Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College campus. For years the gothic revival auditorium served as the campus gymnasium witnessing school events, classes, dances, and graduations. It now will welcome home its past students and faculty as it shows off its newest grandeur!

RSVPs are required to attend the event. Please complete the RSVP no later than September 15, 2022. 

Ivy Building Reunion Form



Athlete Hall of Fame 2021 Recipient, Coach Bill Barbour

Alumni Reception and Alumni Award Induction Ceremony

September 30, 4:30–6 p.m.
Alumni Gym

The Alumni Association invites all Alumni to join us for an evening of celebration as we honor our 2022 Alumni Award Recipients!

J.P. Daughton (ACDS '88) and Sarah Arison (CDS '02) who will be receiving the C. Robert Bell, Jr. Distinguished Alumni Award.

Hope Larson (CDS '00) who is receiving the Alumni Artist Hall of Fame Award.

Dr. Jessica (Jessi) Edmonds Hein (CDS '12) who will be receiving the Alumni Athlete Hall of Fame Award.

We will also be inducting Coach Bill Barbour, our 2021 Athlete Hall of Fame recipient, this Homecoming!

For more Information about our Award Recipients please Visit our Alumni Association Awards page

Alumni Association Awards

SEPTEMBER 26-30, 2022

Homecoming Spirit Week

  • Monday: Monochromatic Monday
  • Tuesday: Movie Madness Tuesday (dress like your favorite movie character!)
  • Wednesday: Wacky Tacky Wednesday
  • Thursday: Thru the Decades Thursday (dress in your favorite decade style!)
  • Friday: Homecoming Spirit Day (Homecoming 2022 T-shirts will be distributed the week of Homecoming)

Wildcat Athletics Homecoming Schedule

Join our Wildcats as they compete against Asheville School during Homecoming Week! All games are at home in honor of our Homecoming celebration! Visit the Wildcat Athletics page to view the schedule! (Note: Games previously scheduled for Friday, October 30 have been rescheduled due to weather.)

Wildcat Athletics


Breakfast at the Grotto

All SGP, GH, and SG-GH are invited to join their classmates for breakfast near the grotto on the campus of Carolina Day School.  The Grotto, now located behind the Business Office, holds a special place in our hearts and history. Please join us from 10-11:30am for coffee and refreshments. Co-hosted by Ingrid Jenkins SGP '67 and Dr. (Anne) Catherine Yael Serota SGP '67.

Cancelled: Fall Family Festival
3:30pm - 5:30pm

This event has been canceled due to weather. Learn more.


Birthday Willy

Alumni Class Reunions

Carolina Day School congratulates and recognizes all classes that are celebrating big reunion years in 2021. A few classes have coordinated with us and each other to organize private reunions:

  • Carolina Day School Class of 2012 celebrates 10 years!
  • Carolina Day School Class of 1997 celebrates 25 years!
  • Asheville Country Day School Class of 1982 celebrates 40 years!
  • St. Genevieve-of-the-Pines Class of 1972 celebrates 50 years!

If you are interested in celebrating with the featured classes or for more information about future efforts, please email alumni@carolinaday.org.

spirit store spiritwear

Our Wildcat Spirit Store will be open during Homecoming!

The Spirit Store features branded CDS apparel, hats, blankets, and much more! Come shop for some new spirit wear and find some amazing deals during the evening Homecoming events. The limited edition "Wildcat LOVE" shirt below will be available in red and navy for all sizes! Purchase one while supplies last!

Limited Edition Wildcat LOVE Tee



We will have plenty of refreshments!

We are happy to have the following local food trucks participating with us this year!

  • Bridge and Tunnel Coffee Co.
  • Kona Ice
  • Bear's Smokehouse
  • Daddy D’s on Wheels

The Parent Association is excited to celebrate with all of our Carolina Day School families and welcome home our beloved alumni! They will be offering water and snacks to everyone. Stop by to say hello!

Pizza slices and soda sales will help support the Upper School efforts to raise money for the Habitat for Humanity student build project. 

Homecoming...Images from Previous Years

We’d love to hear from you!

Engagement is extremely important in our school community and we want to make sure that our members feel valued and all of our families and Alumni understand they are a necessary part of the success seen at Carolina Day School. We would love to hear from you. Whether you are a current family enrolled at Carolina Day School or an Alumnus/a of Carolina Day School or one of our predecessor schools, your feedback is important to us. Please take a moment to complete an:

Alumni Engagement Survey