Andrews University | September 26-29, 2019

Highlighted Events (may require additional registration)

Are you an honored class member? Don’t miss the Spirit of Philanthropy & Homecoming Banquet. Enjoy Andrews’ signature dishes and greet your honored year classmates.

Join us in celebrating the Grand Opening for the Andreasen Center for Wellness! The Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Celebration will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 26. On Sunday, September 29 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. will be the Grand Open House with tours, fitness demonstrations, membership information, and more!

Join us for a memorable day of golf at the beautiful Harbor Shores Golf Club in Benton Harbor. All proceeds go toward the Andrews Legacy Student Scholarship Fund.

This second annual program features the opportunity for you to network and grow professionally through innovative sessions and workshops. Visit the Professional Growth Program website for additional details.

Join the Women’s Scholarship Committee for a special brunch and program honoring this year’s Women’s Scholarship recipients. More information coming soon!

Come watch the 32nd annual Homecoming Parade.  Viewing bleachers are between the Howard Performing Arts Center and the Seminary Building. The parade will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, September 27.

S’mores over a bonfire, haystacks, wagon rides, and visiting with Andrews friends and classmates make the Harvest Picnic a memorable event. No registration required, event is complimentary of the Andrews University Alumni Association. The picnic starts at 6 p.m. on Sabbath, September 28 in the backyard of the Alumni House.

The Harvest Run features a 5k and 10.2k, as well as a 1-mile walk option. Explore the natural beauty of Andrews’ campus on one of these scenic courses. This year’s Harvest Run will start and finish at the Andreasen Center for Wellness, and race participants will be given early entrance to the Grand Open House!

Full Weekend Calendar

Click on the tabs to see each day’s schedule. Stay tuned as we confirm further details!

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Registration

Alumni House Backyard Tent


2:00 p.m.

Andreasen Center for Wellness Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening Celebration

Andreasen Center for Wellness

You’re invited to celebrate with us at the Grand Opening for the new Andreasen Center for Wellness.


6:00 p.m.

Spirit of Philanthropy & Homecoming Banquet

Alumni House Backyard Tent

Honored class members are invited to this elegant banquet commencing the Homecoming weekend celebrations.  Greet returning classmates over plates of Sam’s chicken, mashed potatoes, and Andrews’ signature dishes. Members of the Class of 1969 will be inducted into the Golden Hearts Club after a roll call by the Alumni Association. Honored Alumni will be presented with the Andrews University Alumni Association Medallion, recognizing their outstanding service to church and community.  Also honored at this banquet are those who have partnered with Andrews through generous giving—they will be presented The Spirit of Philanthropy Award.  RSVP at alumni.andrews.edu/rsvp.

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Registration

Alumni Tent


Time TBA

Women’s Scholarship Committee Brunch

Lincoln & Hoosier Rooms, Campus Center

RSVP Required; RSVP information coming soon.

More information coming soon!


7:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast | 8:30 a.m. Shotgun start

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.


10:30 a.m.

Campus Bus Tour

The bus will load at the Alumni House parking lot at 10 a.m.

Tour guides: TBA

Take a trip down memory lane, while being introduced to several new developments on campus.


12:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Professional Growth Program

Alumni House Tent

12:30-1:30 – Tambunan Networking Lunch

1:30-3:00 – Main Feature: Sharing the Sandbox

3:00-3:30 – Break time/classic car show

3:45-4:45 – Breakout Sessions

  • Innovation and Virtual Reality Tour
  • Additional breakout sessions to be announced

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Homecoming Classic Car Show

Andrews Administration Building Parking Lot

Admire beautifully restored classic cars at this nostalgic fourth annual event hosted by the Andrews University Bookstore. Join us for a corn roast, walk around and view rows of classic cars, and bring your Homecoming name badge for discounts on Andrews gear and more.


5:00 p.m.

31st Annual Homecoming Parade

Viewing bleachers curbside, between the Howard & Seminary buildings
Lineup for entries begins at 4:15 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 over $500 in total prize money. Parade awards ceremony directly follows.


5:30 p.m.

Medical Laboratory Science 30th Anniversary Meet & Greet

Location TBA

Soup and Sandwiches served.


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.


Time TBA

University Vespers

Location TBA

Speaker: TBA
More information to come!

9:00 a.m. & 11:45 a.m.

The Church at Worship
Pioneer Memorial Church

More information to come


10:00 a.m. & 11:45 a.m.

One Place

Newbold Auditorium, Buller Hall

More information to come


10:30 a.m.

Sabbath School
Pioneer Memorial Church

Presented by the Class of 1969.


Time TBA

BSCF Alumni Worship Service and New Life Church

Howard Performing Arts Center

More information to come


1:00 p.m.

Honor Class Reunion Luncheon Buffets
Badger, Hoosier, and Lincoln Rooms of Dining Services, Campus Center

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.


3:00 p.m. – 5:00 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.


3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Andrews University Latino Association (AULA) Program

Randall Student Lounge, Buller Hall

Latino alumni are invited to come for postre and conversation. Come and meet current members to share stories, experiences and learn how to become part of the newly formed AULA. There will be a formal presentation at 4 pm.


3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Medical Laboratory Science 30th Anniversary Open House

Location TBA


5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Medical Laboratory Science 30th Anniversary Program

Location TBA


5:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. (time and location subject to change)

Class Reunion Photos

Alumni House Backyard Tent


5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (tours will depart every half-hour)

Harvest Tours
The wagon will load at the Alumni House backyard. Tours will depart every half-hour.

Climb on board and join the wagon tour as it meanders around the orchards and farm. We ask that an adult accompanies 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.

Please note: Class Reunion Photos will be taken at the Alumni Tent during the Harvest Picnic in the following order:


6:00 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 and a light haystack supper.


8:00 p.m.

Alumni Homecoming Gala

Howard Performing Arts Center


Time to be Announced

Alumni vs. Student Basketball Game

Andreasen Center for Wellness Recreation Center

Join us for an annual tradition, the Alumni vs. Student Basketball Game, that will be the first-ever game of basketball played on the new Andreasen Center for Wellness Recreation Center court!

9:00 a.m.
Harvest Run 5K/10.2K and 1 Mile Walk

Andreasen Center for Wellness

Parking Available at Pioneer Memorial Church

(Day-of Registration and packet pick-up from 8–8:45 a.m. at Alumni House Tent)

Come enjoy the beautiful views of Andrews University’s central campus and (for the 10.2k) challenging forest trails. Run past iconic scenes such as the J.N. Andrews sculpture, the entrance globe and ULC arch. This year’s start/finish location will be at the Andreasen Center for Wellness, and race participants will be given early entrance to the Grand Open House!

Click here to learn more and register.


11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Andreasen Center for Wellness Grand Open House

Andreasen Center for Wellness

Come celebrate with us at the Grand Open House for the new Andreasen Center for Wellness. Tour the facilities, speak to the staff about membership sign-ups, enjoy fitness demonstrations, and more, as you explore this beautiful Center.

Honored Class Reunions

Visit your honored class reunion page to submit photos and share stories from your time at Andrews.

See who’s attending here:

Lodging

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

Click here to view lodging options in the area!

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

2019 Featured Artist

Katrina Case did her first painting when she was 7 years old on her grandparents’ dairy farm in northern Wisconsin.  She graduated Cum Laude from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, in 2005 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts, emphasis in painting.

 

Katrina was an artist at ArtPrize 2014 in Grand Rapids, and the Red Flannel Art Festival 2015 in Cedar Springs, Michigan, as well as several juried shows across the country.  In several of these shows she has taken first place. One of her greatest awards was at an international juried competition in Spain. She was not only in the final top ten of hundreds of artists, but she was also the only finalist from the United States. She has a few paintings in a gallery in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, and in several local San Juan businesses. In 2014 she was accepted as an artist on ArtFinder.com, which has enabled her to sell pieces to Australia, Great Britain, Norway, Brazil, China, Newfoundland, Denmark, New Zealand, Columbia, and Canada.

 

Katrina has done paintings for organizations across the country, including Phi Theta Kappa Headquarters, the Make a Wish Foundation, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and the Mid-Michigan Community College Foundation among others. She has also donated paintings to Phi Theta Kappa chapters around the country to help them raise funds. She has donated one painting every year to the Michigan Region to help fund a scholarship started during her time as a regional officer. She considers it her way to pay it forward.

 

She now lives on a ranch in North Dakota where her main passion is painting the landscapes of the Great Plains. She is working closely with author Clay Jenkinson in the creation of several books about North Dakota, as well as providing illustrations for several of his publications. She is also working on writing her own book, 10 Minute Journey, which is about a special journey through an artistic experience. She teaches art classes in her region of North Dakota and works with her uncle on his cattle ranch. Up at dawn, feeding cattle at dusk, Katrina draws inspiration from the magnificent sunrises and sunsets on the open plains.

 

No matter where life takes her, Katrina Case has vowed to never stop using her art to help others. Her philosophy of art: “The talents we are given are meant to be cultivated and to be used to improve the life of our fellow humans. It is a greater gift to give of these talents than it is to use them simply for personal gain.”

 

See more of Katrina’s work on her website, CaseArt.ecwid, or follow her on Instagram or Facebook.

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