Please note that all events and requirements (masking, social distancing, etc.) are subject to change based on the COVID-19 pandemic situation.

Andrews University | September 22-25, 2022

We are pleased to announce that we are moving ahead with planning for an in-person Homecoming this fall on the campus of Andrews University on Sept. 22-25, 2022. Please check back frequently for more information about Homecoming over the coming months as details are confirmed. We also highly encourage you to fill out the Homecoming registration form (coming soon) if you plan on attending any of the events throughout the weekend, so that we can easily communicate with you regarding any event changes.

The honored classes during Homecoming 2022 are: 1952, 1962, 1972, 1982, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2012, 2017, 2022.

Highlighted Events (may require additional registration)

Join us for a memorable day of golf on Friday, Sept. 23. All proceeds go toward the Andrews Legacy Student Scholarship Fund. RSVP required; more information coming soon.

S’mores over a bonfire, haystacks, wagon rides, and visiting with Andrews friends and classmates make the Harvest Picnic a memorable event. Event is complimentary of the Andrews University Alumni Association. The picnic starts at 6 p.m. on Sabbath, September 24 in the backyard of the Alumni House.

The Bradley Family 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 on Sunday, Sept. 25. More information and sign-up options coming soon.

Come watch the 35th 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 23. Learn more and clubs/departments can sign up at alumni.andrews.edu/parade.

Join the Women’s Scholarship Committee for a special brunch and program honoring this year’s Women’s Scholarship recipients on Friday, Sept. 23. RSVP required; more information coming soon.

If you are an honored class member, you are invited to this elegant banquet commencing the Homecoming weekend celebrations on Thursday, Sept. 22. Greet returning classmates and supporters of Andrews University over plates of Sam’s chicken, mashed potatoes and Andrews’ signature dishes. Members of the Class of 1972 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, who will be presented with The Spirit of Philanthropy Award. Please RSVP to secure your complimentary ticket, as space is limited (RSVP information coming soon). Honored class members or by invitation only.

2022 Honored Classes: 1952, 1962, 1972, 1982, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2012, 2017, 2022.

By registering for and attending any Homecoming events, you agree to adhere to the following:

STATEMENT OF SHARED RESPONSIBILITY AND ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF UNIQUE CIRCUMSTANCES

We are living in unique and uncertain times. None of us knows for sure what the future holds, but at Andrews University we know this—we are going to have a full University experience this fall. We are working hard to ensure that whatever shape the curriculum and co-curriculum takes, it will continue to be the excellent, collegial and productive experience that drew you to Andrews University and to all that we all cherish. At this point we have made the decision to provide an on-campus Homecoming experience in as full a way as possible.

We are committed to meeting federal, state and local health guidelines in all we do. Of course, in the current fluid environment, we cannot promise that the situation will not change. If it does, and we are forced to move to more remote delivery of events, we will do so with your safety in mind. Please understand that whether on campus or remote, a few things are certain:

  • Andrews University holds as paramount the health, safety and welfare of every member of its community, and we take seriously our responsibility to create an environment where those principles drive our decisions.
  • Having said that, none of us can guarantee what shape COVID-19 will take, and none of us—including Andrews University—can guarantee a COVID-19-free environment. Unfortunately, this is simply not feasible and that means that there is an inevitable risk of infection that we voluntarily accept as we work, visit campus and participate in events.
  • Taking steps to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infections (or any other spread of disease) at Andrews University is a shared responsibility. Every member of our community—including you— must do their part. This means adhering to national, state and local health guidelines and requirements, as well as adhering to those measures that Andrews University deems safe and appropriate for its campus. Andrews University reserves the right to impose guidelines that exceed the requirements of the various health agencies. Specific details will be provided as circumstances dictate, but this may include such things as requiring temperature checks, social distancing, contact tracing, wearing masks or other facial coverings, using other PPE, not attending events if sick, and isolating and quarantining when required. You agree to do all of this not just for yourself, but for the safety of others, and because this is consistent with the Andrews University Covenant of Care.
  • In complete transparency, you understand that if you return to the physical campus of Andrews University, there is a risk you may contract COVID-19. Despite the University’s efforts to comply with all COVID-19 mitigation recommendations, we cannot categorically guarantee this will not happen. You come to campus acknowledging and understanding this possibility.
  • Finally, if you are traveling to the campus of the University to celebrate Homecoming, any expenses incurred in advance for travel, lodging and other costs will be your responsibility to handle, not the University’s, should circumstances change and require a remote Homecoming experience for some currently unplanned reason.

For current ongoing statistics about COVID-19 spread at Andrews University, please visit the University’s COVID-19 Dashboard.

Full Weekend Calendar

Please click on the tabs above to view the preliminary schedule.  More activities and information will be added regularly. Please note that all events are subject to change based on ongoing pandemic situation, and check back regularly for any attendance requirement changes such as RSVP information.

1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Registration

Alumni House Backyard Tent

Take advantage of the opportunity to visit with classmates and page through yearbooks as you enjoy refreshments.
You can sign up for events as well as receive your weekend program, nametag and honor class ribbon.


Time TBA

Spirit of Philanthropy & Homecoming Banquet

Honored Class Members or By Invitation Only

Location TBA

If you are an honored class member, you are invited to this elegant banquet commencing the Homecoming weekend celebrations. Greet returning classmates and supporters of Andrews University over plates of Sam’s chicken, mashed potatoes and Andrews’ signature dishes. Members of the Class of 1972 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, who will be presented with The Spirit of Philanthropy Award. Please RSVP (RSVP info coming soon). to secure your complimentary ticket, as space is limited.

2022 Honored Classes: 1952, 1962, 1972, 1982, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2012, 2017, 2022.

7:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. Shotgun start

Wes Christiansen Memorial Golf Outing

Location TBA

RSVP required

Pricing TBA

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. Sponsorship opportunities available.


8:30–10 a.m.

Women’s Scholarship Brunch

Location TBA

RSVP required. Sponsored by the Women’s Scholarship Committee.

More info coming soon


9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Registration

Alumni House Backyard Tent

Take advantage of the opportunity to visit with classmates and page through yearbooks as you enjoy refreshments. You can sign up for events as well as receive your weekend program, nametag and honor class ribbon.


10:30 a.m.

Campus Bus Tour

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

Tour guide: TBA

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


1–4 p.m.

Tentative: Homecoming Classic Car Show

Bookstore & Andrews Administration Building Parking Lot

Admire beautifully restored classic cars at this nostalgic eighth annual event hosted by the Area sponsors. Walk around and view rows of classic cars. Bring your Homecoming name badge for discounts on Andrews gear and more. 


5 p.m.

35th 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.


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.


Time TBA

University Vespers
Location TBA
Speaker TBA

9 & 11:45 a.m.

The Church at Worship

Pioneer Memorial Church

More info to come


10:30 a.m.

Sabbath School

More info to come


11:45 a.m.

One Place

Newbold Auditorium, Buller Hall
More info to come


Time TBA

New Life Fellowship Church Service

Location TBA

More info to come


1 p.m.

Class Reunion Luncheon Buffets

Dining Services, Campus Center


3–5 p.m.

Museums and Open Houses

You are encouraged to explore campus and 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.

More info to come


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

Tentative: 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 farms. An adult needs to 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.


5:30–7:45 p.m.

Class Reunion Photos

Location TBA


6 p.m.

Harvest Picnic

Alumni House Backyard Tent

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 p.m.

Alumni Homecoming Gala

Howard Performing Arts Center

7:30–11:00 a.m.

Tentative: Aviation Annual Fly-In/Drive-In Pancake Breakfast

Andrews University Airpark


9 a.m.

Bradley Family Harvest Run 5K/10K and 1 Mile Walk

Parking available at Pioneer Memorial Church

(Day-of-Registration and packet pick-up from 8–8:45 a.m. at the Andreasen Center for Wellness)

Adults $30, current AU students and children 12 and under $20

1-Mile Walk: $12

Join us for the annual Bradley Family Harvest Run to enjoy the beautiful views of Andrews University’s central campus and (for the 10K) challenging forest trails. Run past iconic scenes such as the J.N. Andrews sculpture, the Globe, and ULC Arch. This year’s start/finish location will be at the Andreasen Center for Wellness. Learn more (coming soon) at alumni.andrews.edu/run

Lodging

Making your stay for Homecoming a great experience is possible with more than 30+ 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!For a downloadable version, click here

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

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