Andrews University | September 27-30

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Highlighted Events (may require additional registration)

Don’t miss the Spirit of Philanthropy & Homecoming Banquet, open to all alums. Enjoy Andrews’ signature dishes and greet your honored year classmates. Reserve your spot (it’s free!) by clicking on the link below.

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 first annual program features the opportunity for you to grow professionally. Highlights of the program include a networking lunch with current student leaders, a Design Thinking Crash Course with Florida Hospital’s Innovation Lab team, and breakout sessions.

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 31st annual Homecoming Parade.  Viewing bleachers are between the Howard Performing Arts Center and the Seminary Building.

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 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.

Full Weekend Calendar

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

1:30-5:00 p.m.

Registration

Alumni House Backyard Tent


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, and more!


Time 9am – 4:30pm

Physical Therapy Continuing Education

PT Department

  1. Anatomy review in the new anatomy lab by Ryan Orrison, PT, MSPT ’97, OCS, foundation sciences coordinator, assistant professor of physical therapy, Andrews University
  2. Health Promotion and Wellness in PT: Taking your skills to a new market by Sherry McLaughlin, PT, MSPT ’90, CSCS, founder, Michigan Institute for Human Performance
    Click to register here.

3:30-5:00 p.m.

“Phytotherapy Maximizes Innate Immunity and Cancer Healing”

Cancer Research Forum with Dr. Benjamin Lau

Garber Auditorium

The School of Health Professions is hosting its first Research Forum with Keynote Speaker Dr. Benjamin Lau on Sept 27, 2018, 3:30-5:00 in Garber Auditorium. Book signing with Dr. Lau will follow in the Andrews Bookstore with his latest book Stop Cancer with Phytotherapy. Faculty, students, alumni, and community health professionals are invited to attend.


5:00 – 6:45 p.m.

“Stop Cancer with Phytotherapy” book signing with author Dr. Benjamin Lau

Chan Shun Hall Lobby


6:00 p.m.

Spirit of Philanthropy & Homecoming Banquet

Alumni House Backyard Tent

8:30-10:00 a.m.

Women’s Scholarship Committee Brunch

Lincoln & Hoosier Rooms, Campus Center

RSVP required


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.


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, and more!


9:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.

Physical Therapy Continuing Education
PT Department


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.


12:30 – 4:45 p.m.

Professional Growth Opportunity

Alumni House Backyard

RSVP Required; Dress Code: Business Casual or Business Professional

This brand-new program will feature opportunities for alums to grow professionally while reconnecting & networking with fellow Andrews University alumni and students. This exciting program will feature a Design Thinking Crash Course and breakout sessions with topic choices including “iPhone Photography” and “Budgeting Hacks.” Learn more and RSVP at alumni.andrews.edu/grow

  • 12:30 p.m. Tambunan Leadership Luncheon (Student Programming)
  • 1:30 p.m. Design Thinking Crash Course: Presented by Florida Hospital’s Innovation Lab
  • 3:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions
    • “iPhone Photography” presented by: Marc Ullom, Department of Visual Art, Communication & Design
    • “Budgeting Hacks” presented by: Quentin Sahly, School of Business Administration
    • Architecture Breakout Session: Title and Topic TBA soon!
    • Nursing Continuing Education – Department of Nursing

3:00-5:00 p.m.

Biology 50th Anniversary Open House

Bill Chobotar Student Commons

Come by and visit the Biology department.  This year it is the 50th anniversary of our biology graduate program! Explore some old pictures, reminisce with friends, and don’t forget to stop by the greenhouse and museum.


1:00-4:00 p.m.

Homecoming Classic Car Show

Andrews Bookstore Parking Lot

Join us for this nostalgic fourth annual event, hosted by the Andrews University Bookstore. Please bring your Homecoming name badge for discounts on Andrews gear and more.


5 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.


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.

University Vespers

Pioneer Memorial Church

8:00-11:00 a.m.

Nursing Alumni Sabbath Breakfast
Nursing Department, Marsh Hall


9:00 & 11:00 a.m.

The Church at Worship
Pioneer Memorial Church

Speaker: Dwight Nelson


One Place
Newbold Auditorium, Buller Hall


10:30 a.m.

Sabbath School
Pioneer Memorial Church

Presented by the Class of 1968.


BSCF Alumni Worship Service and New Life Church


1:00 p.m.

Class Reunion Luncheon Buffets
Dining Services, Campus Center

Luncheon pricing: $10.07 for dine-in; $11.13 for take-out

Senior citizen pricing: $9.07 for dine-in

Child (ages 6–12): $7.69 for dine-in

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.


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.


1:30 p.m.

Physical Therapy Celebration: Reminisce, Unite and Empower

PT Department

Physical Therapy graduates and their families are invited to lunch and fellowship in the PT department to enjoy reminiscing about the past, seek to reunite lost connections and share their vision for the future. PT alums will have an opportunity to empower current students with stories and encouragement. Lunch provided.

Click to register for this and other PT events.


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.

  • Architecture Resource Center, Architecture Building: Featuring a fascinating collection of architectural models, original artwork and a comprehensive library, this inspiring display should not be missed.
  • Department of History & Political Science, Suite 135, First Floor, Buller Hall: Come visit with faculty, students and alumni while enjoying light refreshments.
  • Kingman Observatory Open House, Robert & Lillis Kingman Observatory: Solar observing will be led by Stephen Thorman, weather permitting. For more information, go to observatory.andrews.edu.

3:30–5 p.m.

Michiana Adventist Forum Presentation

Speaker: William Johnsson

Location: Garber Auditorium, Chan Shun Hall


4:00-6:00 p.m.

Class Reunion Photos

Howard Performing Arts Center


5:30–7:30 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.


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


9:00 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 to come and cheer your team on. Andrews Cardinal T-shirts and Alumni foam fingers will be available as supplies last.

8:00-9:30 a.m.

School of Education Alumni Breakfast

Room 180, Bell Hall

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


7:30-11:00 a.m.

Aviation Annual Fly-In Drive-In Pancake Breakfast
Andrews University Airpark

Adults $7 | Children aged 10 and under $3

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. Breakfast will be served until 11 a.m.


9 a.m.
Harvest Run 5K/10.2K and 1 Mile Walk
Alumni House 

Parking Available at Andrews Academy Parking Lot

(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.

Click here to learn more.

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 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.

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.

2018 Featured Artist

Drew Tetz is a designer from Silver Spring, MD who specializes in phenakistoscopes, a pre-cinema technique that uses a turntable to play an animation. He has created these “animated records” for clients like Barneys NY, They Might Be Giants, & Midland.

Drew graduated from Andrews in 2010 & is currently attending the MFA program at Georgia State University.

More of his work can be found on instagram at @drewtetz

2018 Honored Alumni

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