Mercer Cluster

Pilgrimage to Penfield to stay on campus

Students visit Jesse Mercer's gravesite during 2019's Pilgrimage to Penfield.

Henry Keating, Contributing Writer

September 22, 2020

Every fall, first-year students load onto charter buses and make the “Pilgrimage to Penfield,” where students go to the site of Mercer’s founding. This year, however, new students will be attending a reimagined version of Pilgrimage to Penfield Oct. 17 in Five Star Stadium as a result of the COVI...

Students explore roots at Penfield

Students explore roots at Penfield

Elizabeth Bibb

November 2, 2011

Mercer University honored an annual tradition on Oct. 21 as approximately 400 students loaded onto eight charter buses and made the two hour trip to Penfield, Ga., the site of Mercer’s original campus. The theme of this year’s Pilgrimage to Penfield was “Take a step back in your future,” an...

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