Andrews University | September 23-26, 2021

Please note that all events are subject to change based on the ongoing pandemic situation. Visit the COVID-19 page below for safety and more information.

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. 23-26, 2021. Please check back frequently for more information about Homecoming over the coming weeks as details are confirmed, and read carefully through the COVID-19 safety information page below. We also highly encourage you to fill out the Homecoming registration form if you plan on attending any of the events throughout the weekend.

Due to Homecoming 2020 getting delayed last year, we will be celebrating multiple honor classes this September. The honored classes during Homecoming 2021 are: 1950, 1951, 1960, 1961, 1970, 1971, 1980, 1981, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2020, 2021.

Highlighted Events (may require additional registration)

Join us for a memorable day of golf at Orchard Hills Country Club on Friday, Sept. 24. 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 25 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.

Join us for a special edition of this race on Sunday, Sept. 26 as we celebrate the renaming of this annual event to the inaugural Bradley Family Harvest Run in honor of the late Dr. Fay Bradley, whose generous endowment will enable us to continue offering the Bradley Family Harvest Run to the Andrews University and Berrien community for years to come.

Click here to read more about Dr. Bradley, a 34-time Boston Marathon finisher and Abbot World Marathon Majors finisher who was ranked in the top percentage of the nation in the master’s mile and competed well into his late 70s.

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 24.

Join the Women’s Scholarship Committee for a special brunch and program honoring this year’s Women’s Scholarship recipients on Friday, Sept. 24. 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 at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23. in the Alumni House Backyard Tent. 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 1970 and 1971 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. Honored class members or by invitation only.

2021 Honored Classes: 1950, 1951, 1960, 1961, 1970, 1971, 1980, 1981, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2020, 2021

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. – 5:00 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 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 Andrews’ signature dishes. Members of the Class of 1970 and 1971 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.

2021 Honored Classes: 1950, 1951, 1960, 1961, 1970, 1971, 1980, 1981, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2020, 2021

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

Time TBA

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

Orchard Hills Country Club, Buchanan, MI

RSVP required; RSVP info coming soon. 

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. 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.


Time TBA

Tour of the Andreasen Center for Wellness

Meet in the Andreasen Center for Wellness Lobby

More information coming soon.


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.


Time TBA

University Vespers

Location TBA

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

The Church at Worship

Pioneer Memorial Church


10:30 a.m.

Sabbath School

Pioneer Memorial Church


11:45 a.m. (tentative)

BSCF Alumni Worship Service and New Life Church

Howard Performing Arts Center


1:00 p.m.

Honor Class Reunion Luncheons — More Info Coming Soon 

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 welcome 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.


Times TBA

Class Reunion Photos

Location TBA


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.


Time TBA

Alumni Homecoming Gala — Tentative

Howard Performing Arts Center

More information coming soon


Time TBA

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

Andreasen Center for Wellness Recreation Center

More information coming soon

9:00 a.m.

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

Andreasen Center for Wellness. Parking available at Pioneer Memorial Church. 

(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 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.

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

  • Tested POSITIVE for COVID-19 in last 10 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

Notify the Office of Campus Safety at 269-471-3321 or safety@andrews.edu if you feel ill or test positive for COVID-19 after attending Homecoming events.

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