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 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.

The Motocross of Nations championship event will also be held at the Redbud Motocross Track in nearby Buchanan Sept. 23–25. Please also leave extra time for travel to campus during the weekend and use caution with extra traffic on the roads.

Please note that two new events have been added to the weekend schedule that aren’t included in the print program:

  1. Department of History & Political Science Picnic | Friday, 6 p.m. at Lesher Memorial Grove

    Visit with faculty, students and alumni at this “come-and-go” event sponsored by the Department of History & Political Science.

  2. Math/Physics Colloquium | Friday, 12:30–1:20 p.m. at Haughey Hall 133
    Alumni are invited to join the Departments of Mathematics and Physics to learn about the exciting research activities of two current undergraduates.

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.

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 (click here).

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. Honored class members or by invitation only.

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

Full Weekend Calendar

Please click on the tabs above to view the schedule. Please note that all events are subject to change and check back regularly for any attendance requirement changes such as RSVP information.

4–7 p.m. (program at 5:30 p.m.)

Retirement Celebration for David Faehner

Howard Performing Arts Center

David Faehner is retiring as vice president for University Advancement after 37 years of service to Andrews University. Dave’s work for the Seventh-day Adventist Church may represent one of the longest continuous employments at 57 years! Andrews University is blessed to have been a recipient of his enthusiasm, work ethic and passion for people for a large portion of that time. Dave has made a difference here. Many of the buildings we enjoy on campus are here, in part, because of the efforts of Dave and his team.

If you are unable to attend the event, a card or letter would be meaningful to Dave. Please send well-wishes in care of:

Planned Giving & Trust Services
8903 US Hwy 31
Berrien Springs MI 49104-0645

If you see Dave during the Homecoming weekend festivities, take a moment to thank him for his contributions and celebrate his time at Andrews University.

1:30–5 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.


4–5:30 p.m. 

Career Center Opening

3rd Floor of the James White Library (Multimedia Center area)

Be a part of the soft opening of the University’s brand-new Career Center. Attendees will be able to tour the space, enjoy light refreshments, and chat with the Center’s career advisor.


6 p.m.

Spirit of Philanthropy & Homecoming Banquet

Honored Class Members or By Invitation Only

Alumni House Backyard Tent

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 other 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 at alumni.andrews.edu/rsvp 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

Orchard Hills Country Club, Buchanan, Michigan

RSVP required at alumni.andrews.edu/golf

Entry fee: $100 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. Sponsored by Advent Health: GlenOaks, Hinsdale, LaGrange, and Bolingbrook; Allred Funeral Home; Kellogg’s; Weigand Construction Company; Specialty Steel; Hardings; Ameriprise Financial; Crowe; Villwocks Outdoor Living.


8:30–10 a.m.

Women’s Scholarship Brunch 

Lincoln & Hoosier Rooms, Campus Center

RSVP required at alumni.andrews.edu/rsvp

Sponsored by the Women’s Scholarship Committee. 

Speaker: Heather Thompson Day (BA ’08, MA ’11, PhD ’18)

Title: “Say It Yourself”

Heather Thompson Day, associate professor of communication at Andrews, is an interdenominational speaker and has been a contributor for Religion News Service, Christianity Today, Newsweek and the Barna Group. She is also the host of Viral Jesus, a new podcast with Christianity Today that has already received over 100k downloads. She is passionate about supporting women, and runs an online community called “I’m That Wife” which has over 260k followers. Heather will speak about “the power of our words to create our world.”


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 begin loading in front of the Alumni House at 10 a.m.

Tour guide: Kelsey Curnutt (BA ’11)

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


11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

James White Library 60th (building) and 85th (library) anniversary
James White Library

Speaker: Meredith Jones Gray (BA ’76, MA ’77)

Listen to a fascinating presentation about the history of the library by Meredith Jones Gray, professor of English and author of “As We Set Forth.” Refreshments to follow.


12:30 p.m.
Tambunan Luncheon (Student Programming)

Chan Shun Hall Lobby

By Special Invite Only; RSVP Required with Career Center

Dress Code: Business Casual or Business Professional

This event is hosted for current students and provides an invaluable opportunity to learn from and network with alumni professionals. This event, hosted by the Andrews University Career Center, is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Andrews alumni Tim (BBA ’90) and Ellen (MSMT ’80) Tambunan and co-sponsorship by the Office of Alumni Services.  


12:30 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.

Math/Physics Colloquium

Haughey Hall 133

Alumni are invited to join the Departments of Mathematics and Physics to learn about the exciting research activities of two current undergraduates.


1–6:30 p.m. 

Made@Andrews Art Exhibit & Sale 

Howard Performing Arts Center Lobby

Browse an exhibit featuring unique, creative works made by Andrews University students, faculty and staff, including paintings, printed photographs, ceramic objects, drawings, sculptures, décor, models and more. Artwork will be available for sale with proceeds benefiting the artists. 


1–4 p.m.

Homecoming Classic Car Show 

Bookstore and Administration Building Parking Lots

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


1:30–5 p.m.

Dwain Ford Memorial Symposium

Halenz Hall, Room 107

Hosted by the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, this event will be held in the Chemistry Amphitheater where Dr. Dwain Ford taught Organic Chemistry to many alums. Listen to several alumni present short talks about a current area of their professional interest, demonstrating the many directions that Dwain Ford inspired his students to take, followed by audience questions. Then at 4 p.m. those touched by Dwain Ford’s kindness will have an opportunity to share those memories. 


2–4 p.m.

Innovation Open House

Art & Design Center 115 

Tour the current innovation lab and see the plans for the future innovation center, including the architectural drawings. Visit with Matias Soto, director of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, to learn more about the plans to create an innovation culture on campus. 


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 the 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. Entrants will be judged based on personalization, originality, workmanship and spirit. Don’t forget to bring cash/credit card for the Sammy Arepas food truck that will be on-site with vegetarian Latin food offerings! Parade awards ceremony directly follows.


6 p.m.

Department of History & Political Science Picnic

Lesher Memorial Grove

Visit with faculty, students and alumni at this “come-and-go” event sponsored by the Department of History & Political Science.


6:30 p.m.

International Flag Raising Ceremony

Campus Flag Mall 

Our University 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!


7:30 p.m.

Proximity Vespers

Pioneer Memorial Church
Speaker: Gem Castor


8:30 p.m.

Black Student Christian Forum (BSCF) Alumni Impact Vespers

University Towers Auditorium

Speaker: Dilys Brooks (MDiv ’05), Loma Linda University Chaplain 

9 & 11:45 a.m.

The Church at Worship 

Pioneer Memorial Church

Speaker: Niels-Erik Andreasen (MA ’65, BD ’66),  president emeritus of Andrews University

Sermon title: “Behold I make all things new”

Scripture: Revelations 21:1-5 


11:45 a.m.

One Place Worship Service

Newbold Auditorium, Buller Hall

Speaker: Keila Carmona (BSW  ’18, MAYYAM/MSW ’21)


11:45 a.m.

New Life Fellowship & Black Student Christian Forum (BSCF) & Deliverance Mass Choir (DMC) Alumni Worship Service

Howard Performing Arts Center

Speaker: Dilys Brooks (MDiv ’05), Loma Linda University Chaplain 


1 p.m. 

Class Reunion Luncheon Buffets

Dining Services, Campus Center

Luncheon pricing: $10.75 + tax dine-in; $11.75 + tax take-out

Child (ages 4-10): $7.00 + tax dine-in; $11.75 + tax 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 the line.

 

Classes of 1952, 1962, 1972

Badger Room, Campus Center

 

Classes of 1982, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2012, 2017, 2022

Lincoln and Hoosier Rooms, Campus Center


1:30–3 p.m. 

School of Population Health, Nutrition & Wellness International Cuisine Potluck

Andreasen Center for Wellness, Beijing Room #154

An international cuisine potluck for alumni of the School of Population Health, Nutrition & Wellness. Please bring a dish from your heritage to share with others. 


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.

 

Andrews Botanical Conservatory

Science Complex, Price Hall, 4th Floor 

The Andrews Botanical Conservatory contains a wide variety of desert and tropical plants in four rooms on the roof of Price Hall. 

 

Horn Archaeological Museum 

9047 U.S. 31, Berrien Springs

 

Museum of Natural History

Science Complex, Price Hall, 1st Floor

The Natural History Museum features the Prillwitz Mammoth, the most complete mammoth skeleton found in Michigan, along with a large collection of mammals, birds and insects. Come and check out our collections while learning about our plans for modernizing and renovating the museum to better fit the needs of Andrews University and the community.

 

Ruth Murdoch Elementary School

8885 Garland Ave

RMES alumni and friends are invited to tour our building and browse student displays. Refreshments will be served.


3:30–5 p.m.

Michiana Chapter of Adventist Forum

Garber Auditorium, Chan Shun Hall

Speaker: Niels-Erik Andreasen, president emeritus of Andrews University

Title: University-Church-Beliefs: Some thoughts on a lifelong engagement with Adventist education


4–6 p.m.

Agriculture Education Center Open House

Agriculture Education Center (Former Dairy)

The former dairy is now the Agriculture Education Center. Check out all the animals that are teaching Andrews students, and learn of future plans for this center of learning.


3–4 p.m. or 4–5 p.m. (choice of two tour times)

James White Library Tours
James White Library
Explore the James White Library on a guided tour in celebration of the building’s 60th anniversary and the library’s 85th anniversary. The recently acquired Stafford Collection from Atlantic Union College will be highlighted.


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 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.


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

 

5:30–7:45 p.m. 

Class Reunion Photos

Alumni House Backyard Tent

5:30 Golden Hearts Club (1972 and earlier)

5:50 Class of 1952

6:05 Class of 1962

6:20 Class of 1972

6:35 Class of 1982

6:50 Class of 1992

7:05 Class of 1997

7:20 Class of 2002

7:35 Class of 2012

7:40 Class of 2017

7:45 Class of 2022 


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 

Join us for a complimentary concert featuring the Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Marc Elysee, the University Singers, conducted by Stephen Zork, and the Wind Symphony, conducted by Byron Graves. A dessert reception will be held after the program. 


9–10 p.m. 

Made@Andrews Art Exhibit & Sale 

Howard Performing Arts Center Lobby

Browse an exhibit featuring unique, creative works made by Andrews University students, faculty and staff, including paintings, printed photographs, ceramic objects, drawings, sculptures, décor, models and more. Artwork will be available for sale with proceeds benefiting the artists.


9 p.m.

Alumni vs. Students Basketball Game

Andreasen Center for Wellness, Recreation Center

The men’s Cardinals basketball team will make their debut as they compete against the alumni team. Be sure to come and cheer your team on.

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

Come 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.


9:30–11 a.m.

School of Education Alumni Breakfast

Room 014, Bell Hall

Hosted by the Department of Teaching, Learning, & Curriculum. Come see Bell Hall and enjoy a delicious breakfast with fellow graduates from the School of Education.


10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Pre-Veterinary Club Petting Zoo Fundraiser

Agriculture Education Center

The undergraduate pre-vet club is hosting a fundraiser to help our club raise money for future events and service opportunities. Our petting zoo will include opportunities to pet the animals, feed the animals, hold a rabbit, cuddle with a baby goat, and feed a baby goat a bottle of milk! We will also have some baked goods and sheep wool craft kits for sale!

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.

Honored Alumni

2022 Honored Alumni

  • John Banks (BA ’72, MA ‘81)
  • Karen Gray (BS ‘92)
  • William Kirlew (MDIV ’70)
  • Dennis Tidwell (BA ’72)
Nominate an honored alum for future consideration

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

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 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 a more remote or socially distant delivery of events, we will do so with your safety in mind. Please understand that 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 changed 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.

 

If you experience any of the following during Homecoming, please do not attend events or access campus.

  • Tested POSITIVE for COVID-19 in last 5 days
  • Close contact with confirmed/probable case
  • New or unexplained loss of taste or smell
  • Temp above 100.4 F/38.0 C or chills
  • New unexplained cough, sore throat, congestion or runny nose
  • Unexplained diarrhea or vomiting
  • Unexplained new fatigue, muscle or body aches
  • New or unexplained shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

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

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

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