Andrews University | September 24-27, 2020

Highlighted Events (may require additional registration)

Honored class members and donors are invited to the Spirit of Philanthropy & Homecoming Banquet. Enjoy Andrews’ signature dishes and greet honored year classmates and fellow supporters of Andrews University. RSVP required; stay tuned for RSVP info coming soon.

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

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

Come watch the 34th 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 25.

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 26 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.

Full Weekend Calendar

Please click on the tabs above to view the preliminary schedule.  More activities and information will be added regularly.

1:30 p.m. – 5:00 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.


6:00 p.m.

Spirit of Philanthropy & Homecoming Banquet

Alumni House Backyard Tent

Honored class members and donors are invited to this elegant banquet commencing the Homecoming weekend celebrations.  Greet returning classmates and supporters of Andrews over plates of Sam’s chicken, mashed potatoes, and Andrews’ signature dishes. Members of the Class of 1970 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 The Spirit of Philanthropy Award.  Please RSVP in advance to secure your complimentary ticket, as space is limited. RSVP information will be available soon.

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 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.


8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Women’s Scholarship Brunch

Lincoln & Hoosier Rooms, Campus Center

RSVP Required; more information coming soon. Sponsored by the Women’s Scholarship Committee.

Join the Women’s Scholarship Committee for a special brunch and program honoring this year’s Women’s Scholarship recipients.


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

Wes Christiansen Memorial Golf Outing

TBA

RSVP required

Entry fee: 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. Stay tuned for more information coming soon.


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.


12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Tambunan Networking Lunch (Student Programming)

Location TBA

RSVP Required; Dress Code: Business Casual or Business Professional. By Invitation, Student Programming.

Network and share your story with current Andrews University student leaders during a guided networking lunch hosted by the Office of Alumni Services and Undergraduate Leadership Program. Expect “mocktails” while you talk and share advice with students, followed by a business-style luncheon. This event is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Andrews alumni Tim (BBA’90) and Ellen (MSMT ’80) Tambunan.


1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Homecoming Classic Car Show

Administration Building Parking Lot

Admire beautifully restored classic cars at this nostalgic sixth annual event hosted by the Andrews University Bookstore. 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.

34th 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.


Time TBA

University Vespers

Location TBA

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

The Church at Worship

Pioneer Memorial Church


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

One Place

Newbold Auditorium, Buller Hall


10:30 a.m.

Sabbath School

Pioneer Memorial Church

Presented by the Class of 1970.


11:45 a.m. (tentative)

BSCF Alumni Worship Service and New Life Church

Howard Performing Arts Center


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.


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

Harvest Tours – Tentative

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.


5:30 p.m. – 7:25 p.m.

Class Reunion Photos

Alumni House Backyard Tent


6:00 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.


8:00 p.m.

Alumni Homecoming Gala

Howard Performing Arts Center

Join us for a complimentary concert. A dessert reception will be held after the program.


Time TBA

Alumni vs. Students Men’s and Women’s Basketball Games

Andreasen Center for Wellness Recreation Center

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

9:00 a.m.

Harvest Run 5k/10k and 1 Mile Walk

Location TBA

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

Pricing TBA

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 entrance globe and ULC arch.

Click here to learn more and register.

Honored Class Reunions

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

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.

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