Weekend Calendar

1:30–5:00 p.m.
Alumni House

2:00-5:00 p.m.
Wellness Lounge Open House
Campus Center 168

Stop by the university’s Wellness Lounge for a free body scan, short chair massage, updated sketches on the new Health & Wellness Center, a chat with the Director of University Health & Wellness, and more!

6:00 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. The Alumni Association will do a roll call and members of the Class of 1967 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.


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

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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

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Wellness Lounge Open House
Campus Center 168

Stop by the university’s Wellness Lounge for a free body scan, short chair massage, updated sketches on the new Health & Wellness Center, a chat with the Director of University Health & Wellness, and more!

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Horn Archaeological Museum Tour
Horn Archaeological Museum

Take a tour of the Horn Archaeological Museum to hear updates on new renovations and exhibits.

Time to be Announced
Campus Bus Tour
The bus will load at the Alumni House parking lot.

Tour guide: Rebecca May (BA ’77)

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

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

1:30-3:30 p.m.
Madaba Plains Project Updates
Seminary Chapel

Attend this Madaba Plains Project 50-year celebration event to hear updates on Tall Hisban (LaBianca), Tall al- Umayri (Clark/Herr) and Tall Jalul (Younker). There will be opportunity for audience participation in questions and answers, and it will be a reunion for former diggers, their families, friends and sponsors.

3:30-4:30 p.m.
Madaba Plains Project Reunion
Seminary Lobby

The Lawrence T. Geraty Community Archaeology Endowment will be presented by Dr. LaBianca at this reception for former diggers and their families, friends and sponsors.

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

Join us for this nostalgic third 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.
30th 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 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.

7:30 p.m.
Pioneer Memorial Church

Speaker: TBA
Join us for Vespers to welcome the Sabbath together.

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

Speaker: TBA
Sermon: TBA
Scripture: TBA

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

Speaker: TBA
Topic: TBA

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

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

Speaker: TBA
Topic: TBA
Join the New Life Fellowship as they seek a weekly, tangible and authentic God-encounter!

1 p.m.
Class Reunion Luncheon Buffets
Dining Services, Campus Center

Luncheon pricing: TBA
Senior citizen pricing: TBA
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.

2:00 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.

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Madaba Plains Project Reunion Event
Seminary Chapel

Randall Younker: “The Spade Confirms the Book Revisited” followed by a response by Lawrence T. Geraty.

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Madaba Plains Project Reunion Reception
Location to be announced

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

Natural History Museum, 108B Price Hall, Science Complex

4–6 p.m.

Class Reunion Photos

Howard Performing Arts Center

Times to be announced
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 and a light haystack supper.
Please note: In the case of rain, we’ll move to Dining Services in the Campus Center.

Time to be announced
Alumni Homecoming Gala
Howard Performing Arts Center

This is a complimentary concert features Andrews University’s Department of Music ensembles.A dessert reception will be held during intermission.

Time to be Announced
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.

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

Adults $7 | Children aged 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.

8:00-9:30 a.m.
School of Education Alumni Breakfast
Rooms 013 and 015, Bell Hall

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

9 a.m.
Harvest 5K/10K and 1 Mile Walk
Andrews Academy Parking Lot (to be confirmed) and Alumni House

(Registration and packet pick-up from 7:30-8:45 a.m.)


On-site/Regular pricing: $27 (Current AU Students $17)
1-M Walk: $12 (Early/On-site registration)
***T-shirt guaranteed to those registered before September 15, 2017***

Click here to register.

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Health and Fitness Expo
Johnson Gymnasium

Learn about health and fitness information in a fun and interactive way at the free Health and Fitness Expo. Alumni, students, faculty/staff, community members and families are all welcome – there will be something for everyone!

We will be offering mini workouts, cooking demos, nutrition information, games, local health service information, hearing screens, rock wall climbing, information about other opportunities on the Andrews University campus and more.

The first 200 participants will receive a reusable shopping bag with goodies from our participating sponsors.

All participants who complete a sheet of participation (given at the start point in Johnson Gym) will be able to enter into a drawing for a variety of health and fitness related prizes.

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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