Homecoming 2016

Due to the inclement weather moving through the southwest Michigan area some homecoming events such as the parade and Sabbath picnic may be moved to a different location or canceled. Please check this page for more updates and notifications.

Weekend Calendar

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Stay up to date with all our events by downloading a digital version of the Homecoming program for print or easy access from your electronic device.

1:30–5 p.m.
Registration
Alumni House


6 p.m.
Spirit of Philanthropy & Homecoming Banquet
Great Lakes Room, Campus Center

All alumni are invited to this premier Homecoming celebration. Enjoy some of Andrews’ signature dishes including Sam’s chicken and fresh homemade pies made with local fruit. The Alumni Association will do a roll call and members of the Class of 1966 will be inducted into the Golden Hearts Club. Honored Alumni will be presented with the Andrews University Alumni Association Medallion, recognizing their outstanding service to church and community. The official kickoff for the Health & Wellness Campaign will also be announced.

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8:30-10 a.m.
Women’s Scholarship Committee Brunch
Lincoln & Hoosier Rooms, Campus Center
RSVP required.

Featuring “A Chat with Andrews University’s New President, Andrea Luxton” in an interview by Meredith Jones Gray, Department of English chair.

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8:30 a.m. Shotgun start
(7:30 a.m. registration)
Wes Christiansen Memorial Golf Outing
Harbor Shores Golf Club, St. Joseph, Michigan
RSVP required;

Entry fee: $105 regular, $50 AU students
Price includes 18 holes of scramble golf with cart, lunch and prizes. Support the Alumni Scholarship Fund while enjoying a morning of golf—Four Man/Woman Scramble. Course requirements are collared shirts, soft spikes and no denim pants or shorts.

Register to play here | Register to be a sponsor here


10:30 a.m.
Campus Bus Tour
The bus will load at the Alumni House parking lot at 10 a.m.

Tour guide: Rebecca May (BA ’77)
Take a trip down memory lane, while being introduced to several new developments on campus.


11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Health & Wellness Center Campaign Update Open House
Howard Performing Arts Center Lobby

Come learn about the programs to be housed in the new health and wellness center. New architectural design will be showcased. Timeline for groundbreaking, construction and occupancy will be shared.


11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Speech—Language Pathology & Audiology Open House
Room 114, Bell Hall

Come help us celebrate the new space in our growing department. We are excited to showcase the new therapy rooms in the clinic as well as demonstrate some of the new medical equipment used in teaching.


12:30–2:30 p.m.
Engineering & Computer Science, Retirement Celebration for Dr. George Agoki
Harrigan Hall Lobby

Come celebrate with George Agoki and his Colleagues at Andrews. Come-and-go Open House in new area for Engineering in Harrigan Hall.


12:30 p.m.
Tambunan Leadership Luncheon (Student Programming)
Badger Room, Campus Center
By special invitation, RSVP required

This event is hosted for current undergraduate Leadership students and provides an invaluable opportunity to learn and network with alumni professionals. This event is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Andrews alumni Tim (BBA ’90) and Ellen (MSMT ’80) Tambunan. Co-hosted by the Office of Alumni Services and the Undergraduate Leadership program.


1-3 p.m.
Visual Arts, Communication, and Design New Studio Open House
Rooms 118 & 119, Smith Hall

After an exciting summer of renovation, our brand new television/production studio is launching this fall! Come and see the new equipment and studio that have been developed for our students to have hands-on experience in a state-of-the-art environment.


1-4 p.m.
Homecoming Classic Car Show
Andrews Bookstore Parking Lot

Join us for this nostalgic second annual event, hosted by the Andrews University Bookstore. Plan to come and receive your coupon for a great opportunity and discount on Andrews gear and more.


5 p.m.
29th Annual Homecoming Parade
Viewing bleachers curbside, between the Howard & Seminary buildings
Lineup for entries begins at 4:30 p.m. in the Andrews Academy parking lot, and parade ends at the PMC parking lot.

Come out and watch the pageantry of the creative floats, marching bands and fire trucks as they move through campus during this harvest themed parade. Awardees will compete for $1,000 in total prize money. Entrants will be judged based on creativity, quality and school spirit. Parade awards ceremony directly follows.

Departments and entities wanting to participate can register here


6:30 p.m.
International Flag Raising Ceremony
Flag Mall

Our campus is world-renowned for the way it reflects the international composition of our world church. This annual ceremony provides a beautiful portrayal of our global family. If you have international attire, please wear it proudly! You are also invited to march with us in the preceding parade. Call 269-471-3345 to sign up.


Dedication of the Robert & Lillis Kingman Observatory
Robert & Lillis Kingman Observatory

Celebrate the opening of the new observatory.
Click here for more information


8 p.m.
Lighthouse Vespers
Howard Performing Arts Center

Speaker: A. Rahel Schafer (BS ’01, MA ’03, MS ’09)
Join us for Lighthouse Vespers when various clubs come together to worship and welcome the Sabbath together.

9 & 11:45 a.m.
The Church at Worship
Pioneer Memorial Church

Dwight K. Nelson (MDiv ’76, DMin ’86)
Sermon: #RxF4Now – The Regrets of Oscar Wilde
Scripture: John 15:4-5


10 a.m. & 11:45 a.m.
One Place
Newbold Auditorium, Buller Hall

David K. Ferguson (AS ’87, BA ’87, MA ’90)
This presentation in the series on Exodus will be based on chapters 13 & 14.


10:30 a.m.
Sabbath School
Pioneer Memorial Church

Presented by the Class of 1966.


11:45 a.m.
New Life Church
Seminary Chapel

Michael Polite, associate chaplain
“A Brand New Dxperience”
Join the New Life Fellowship as they seek a weekly, tangible and authentic God-encounter!


1 p.m.
50th and 60th Class Reunion Luncheon Buffets
Dining Services, Campus Center

Luncheon pricing: $9.54 for dine-in; $10.60 for take-out
Senior citizen pricing: $8.75 for dine-in; $10.60 for take-out
Meal cards may be purchased ahead of time at the Dining Services office, or pay with debit/credit card (no cash) as you go through line.

Class of 1956
Badger Room, Campus Center

Class of 1966
Lincoln Room, Campus Center

Class of 1976
Hoosier Room, Campus Center


1:30-4 p.m.
50 Years of Honors at Andrews University
Nethery Hall 108, Honors Office

Please join the J.N. Andrews Honors Program family to celebrate a major milestone in its history. The Andrews University J.N. Andrews Honors Program remains the oldest and largest honors program in the Adventist educational system. Established in the 1966-67 school year by music professor, Paul E. Hamel, and pioneered by the inimitable Merlene A. Ogden, the Honors Program has inspired thousands of students to strive for academic excellence, spiritual discernment and social engagement. Continuing in the long tradition of Honors hospitality, please plan on stopping by the Honors office to enjoy savory and sweet delicacies and share lively conversation with other Honors Scholars past and present.


1:30 p.m.
Department of Public Health, Nutrition & Wellness International Cuisine Potluck
Third Floor, Marsh Hall

A potluck luncheon for alumni of the Department of Public Health, Nutrition & Wellness.


2:30-4:30 p.m.
Retirement Celebration for Douglas Jones
Room 126, Nethery Hall

Come celebrate our friend Douglas Jones and his career at Andrews. Come-and-go reception in the Department of English, Nethery Hall, with a special tributes presentation at 3:30 p.m.


3–5 p.m.

Museums and Open Houses
You are encouraged to explore campus and to check out your former department. Some buildings you may remember and others may be new to you. The following areas, among others, will be open.

Architecture Resource Center, Architecture Building

Biology Open House, Bill Chobotar Student Commons, 2nd Floor, Price Hall, Science Complex

Crayon Box Children’s Learning Center, Lower Level, Marsh Hall

Department of History & Political Science, Suite 135, First Floor, Buller Hall

Natural History Museum, 108B Price Hall, Science Complex

Kingman Observatory Open House, Robert & Lillis Kingman Observatory

Ruth Murdoch Elementary School, 8885 Garland Avenue


4–6 p.m.

Class Reunion Photos

Howard Performing Arts Center

4:00 – Golden Hearts Club (1966 and earlier)
4:30 – Class of 1946
4:40 – Class of 1956
4:50 – Class of 1966
5:00 – Honors Program Reunion
5:10 – Class of 1976
5:20 – Class of 1986
5:30 – Class of 1991
5:40 – Class of 1996
5:50 – Class of 2006


5:30-7:30 p.m. (tours will depart every half-hour)
Harvest Tours
The wagon will load at the Alumni House backyard

Climb on board and join the wagon tour as it meanders around the orchards and farm. We ask that an adult accompany small children. In case of rain, the Harvest Tour will be canceled.
Please note: Outdoor activities of these kinds can be hazardous and carry some risk of injury. I mindfully accept the responsibilities of my participation/that of my child.


6 p.m.
Harvest Picnic
Alumni House backyard

Parking is available behind the Science Complex, with additional parking at Chan Shun Hall and Howard Performing Arts Center
Join us for this family favorite Homecoming tradition. Whether it’s under the big tent or sitting around the crackling campfire and roasting s’mores, enjoy fellowship, a light haystack supper and music by Uphill Climb.
Please note: In the case of rain, we’ll move to Dining Services in the Campus Center.


8 p.m.
Alumni Homecoming Gala
Howard Performing Arts Center

This is a complimentary concert featuring Andrews University’s Department of Music ensembles: University Singers, directed by Stephen Zork; Symphony Orchestra, directed by graduate assistant Meriel Lora; and Wind Symphony, directed by Alan Mitchell. A dessert reception will be held during intermission.


9 p.m.
Alumni vs. Students Basketball Game
Johnson Gymnasium

The Cardinal basketball teams will make their debut as they compete against alumni teams. Be sure and come to cheer your team on. Andrews Cardinal T-shirts and Alumni foam fingers will be available as supplies last.

8-9:30 a.m.
School of Education Alumni Breakfast
Room 180, Bell Hall

Hosted by the Department of Leadership. Come see Bell Hall and enjoy a delicious breakfast with fellow graduates from the School of Education.


9-11 a.m.
Agriculture Brunch Open House
Smith Hall

Alumni and friends are invited to enjoy delicious food and wonderful fellowship!


7:30-11 a.m.
Aviation Annual Fly-In Drive-In Pancake Breakfast
Andrews University Airpark

Adults $7 (children ages 10 and under $3)
Breakfast will be served until 11 a.m.
The Andrews University Airpark invites pilots and non-pilots alike to come out for this annual event. Come for a hearty pancake breakfast in one of our large hangars. Stay to check out the interesting aircraft or vehicles that show up. Learn about the services available to pilots and their aircraft as you see the airport facilities and check out our fleet of planes.


9 a.m.
Harvest 5K/10K and 1 Mile Walk
PMC Parking Lot

(Registration and packet pick-up from 7:30-8:45 a.m.)
Adults $27, Students and children 12 and under $17

Click here to register.

Making your stay for Homecoming a great experience is possible with more than 20+ lodging options near the Andrews University Campus.

A range of accommodations are offered on-campus including a full-service cafeteria and a visitors center located on the first floor of the Integrated Marketing & Communication building.

Guest Services also offers campus tours to families, individuals and groups. You may arrange a tour by calling 269-471-3360 or by email to Guest Services.

When arriving at Andrews, please stop by the Campus Safety Office to obtain your free visitors parking permit.

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