Andrews University | September 26-September 29, 2024

Please check back frequently for more information about Homecoming over the coming weeks as details are finalized. 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 2024 are: 1954, 1964, 1974, 1984, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2014, 2019, 2024.

The Andrews University Alumni Association Medallion is presented to honored alumni who have been nominated by fellow alumni and approved by the Alumni Board of Directors to be recipients of this award. Honored Alumni are selected on the basis of outstanding service to the University, exceptional achievement in a profession or occupation, and contributions to the community or church. Congratulations to this year’s recipients!

The “Up-and-Coming Alumni Award” is presented to alumni aged 40 and under who are “Changing the World” through notable achievements in a profession or occupation, impactful contributions to the community or church, and/or outstanding service to the University. Nominations are submitted by fellow alumni or Andrews faculty/staff and approved by the Alumni Association Board of Directors. Congratulations to this year’s inaugural recipient!

The Spirit of Philanthropy Award recipients are selected each year by the Office of Development and presented with the award at the Spirit of Philanthropy & Homecoming Banquet. Congratulations to this year’s recipients!

Click to view the printed weekend program. You can also go to the “Schedule” tab above to view the schedule for each day. This is where late additions to the weekend schedule will be added, those that didn’t make it to the printed weekend program. Please note that all events are subject to change and check back regularly for any attendance requirement changes such as RSVP information.

Homecoming Program 2024

If you are an honored class member, you are invited to this elegant banquet commencing the Homecoming weekend celebrations on Thursday, Sept. 26. 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 1974 will be inducted into the Golden Hearts Club after a roll call by the Alumni Association. Honored Alumni and the new Up-and-Coming Alumni awards will be presented, recognizing each recipient’s 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.

2024 Honored Classes: 1954, 1964, 1974, 1984, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2014, 2019, 2024.

Join us for a memorable day of golf on Friday, Sept. 27. All proceeds go toward the Andrews Legacy Student Scholarship Fund. RSVP required.

Join the Women’s Scholarship Committee for a special brunch and program honoring this year’s Women’s Scholarship recipients on Friday, Sept. 27. RSVP required.

Admire beautifully restored classic cars at this nostalgic annual event in the Howard Performing Arts Center parking lot from 1-5 pm on Friday 9/27. Hosted by the Office of Alumni Services.

Come watch the 37th annual Homecoming Parade.  Viewing bleachers are between the Howard Performing Arts Center and Chan Shun Hall parking lots. The parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, September 27. Learn more and clubs/departments can sign up at alumni.andrews.edu/parade.

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 28.

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. 29.

Click below to view the printed weekend program. Additionally, you can click through the above tabs to view the schedule for each day. Please note that all events are subject to change and check back regularly for any attendance requirement changes such as RSVP information.

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.


2:30 p.m.

School of Communication Sciences & Disorders Myo VoSS Lab Open House and Clinic Tour

Bell Hall 114

The School of Communication Sciences & Disorders has expanded over the last few years with new clinic space and a dedicated classroom with a lab. Our Myo VoSS lab (Myofunctional, Voice, Speech and Swallowing) is an exciting new space for our students to use some of the latest technology for research and clinical experiences. Come and tour our new space. We are also excited to share our plans for our upcoming clinical service trip to Jamaica in June 2024!


6 p.m.

Spirit of Philanthropy & Homecoming Banquet

Honored Class Members or By Invitation Only – RSVP required here

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 1974 will be inducted into the Golden Hearts Club after a roll call by the Alumni Association. Honored Alumni and the new Up-and-Coming Alumni awards will be presented, recognizing each recipient’s 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 here to secure your complimentary ticket, as space is limited.

 

20234 Honored Classes: 1954, 1964, 1974, 1984, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2014, 2019, 2024.

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 AdventHealth: GlenOaks, Hinsdale, LaGrange, and Bolingbrook; Allred Funeral Home; Kellogg’s;  Weigand Construction Company; Ameriprise Financial; Crowe; Villwocks Outdoor Living; Woodland Terrace Senior Living; Design Collaborative; The Jardine Group; F&V Operations and Resource Management; and Abonmarche.


8:30 a.m.–10 a.m.

Women’s Scholarship Brunch

Lincoln Room, Campus Center

RSVP required here. Sponsored by the Women’s Scholarship Committee and Office of Development

Speaker: Andrea Luxton (MA ’78)

Title: “Women in Leadership: Is There Still a Glass Ceiling?”

The Seventh-day Adventist church does not, in theory, limit women’s access to leadership positions. Yet very few women hold senior leadership positions in the church. Is this a reflection of society or something unique to the Adventist church? Is there still a glass ceiling for women in leadership? Andrea Luxton, Andrews University president emerita, has served the church in leadership roles in three different countries. She will explore this experience with the help of her favorite pieces of glass art, which may or may not be harder to shatter than a glass ceiling!


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.


9 a.m.–5 p.m.

“Ex Post Facto” Alumni Art Exhibition

Harrigan Hall, Upper Level, 8450 E Campus Circle Dr 

Visit the gallery and see what our creative alumni have been up to over the years. “Ex Post Facto” considers “all that has come about after the fact” including a variety of media, spanning generations of alumni, from near and far. 


10 a.m.–5 p.m.

“Adopt-A-Pot” Surrendered Pottery Sale
Art & Design Center, Room 101, 8460 E Campus Circle Dr 

You’re invited to stop by the studio and consider adopting one of our many pots in need of new homes.  


10 a.m.–2 p.m.

School of Social & Behavioral Sciences Open House

Buller Hall 211

Join us for a time of mingling with fellow alums. Stop by to reminisce on the past and focus on the future of the School of Social & Behavioral Sciences. Light refreshments will be provided, as well as great conversation!


10:30 a.m.

Campus Bus Tour

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

Tour led by University Hospitality Services.

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


11:30 a.m.

Presidential Portrait Unveiling

James White Library Gallery

Our library collections include presidential portraits of eight of our presidents. Please join us in this historic moment as we add the Luxton portrait, photographed by Dan Weber, chair of the Department of Visual Art, Communication & Design. Andrea Luxton will be present to greet alumni and friends. Dan Weber will be present to assist with the unveiling.


11:30 a.m.

School of Communication Sciences & Disorders Myo VoSS Lab Open House and Clinic Tour

Bell Hall 114

The School of Communication Sciences & Disorders has expanded over the last few years with new clinic space and a dedicated classroom with a lab. Our Myo VoSS lab (Myofunctional, Voice, Speech and Swallowing) is an exciting new space for our students to use some of the latest technology for research and clinical experiences. Come and tour our new space. We are also excited to share our plans for our upcoming clinical service trip to Jamaica in June 2024!


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

Whirlpool Room, Chan Shun Hall

By Special Invitation Only; RSVP Required with Career Center

Dress Code: Business Casual or Business Professional

This event is designed for current students and provides an invaluable opportunity to learn from and network with alumni professionals. Hosted by the Andrews University Career Center, this event 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, the Career Center and Undergraduate Leadership.  


1–2 p.m.

TMJ: The Great Imposter

School of Nursing, Marsh Hall 204, 8475 University Blvd

Dr. Rod Willey will present on temporomandibular jaw disorders and craniofacial pain. Participants will explore the causes and solutions of these disorders. RSVP required.


1–5 p.m.

Homecoming Classic Car Show 

Howard Performing Arts Center Parking Lot

Admire beautifully restored classic cars at this nostalgic annual event, now hosted by the Office of Alumni Services.


2–6:30 p.m. 

Made@Andrews Store Launch

Howard Performing Arts Center Lobby

Join us for the launch of the Made@Andrews store. This store will feature and sell unique, creative works made by Andrews University students, faculty, and staff, including paintings, photographs, décor objects, drawings, ceramic objects, limited-edition merchandise and much more. Proceeds from this store will benefit the artists.


5 p.m.

36th Annual Homecoming Parade

Viewing bleachers curbside, between the Howard & Chan Shun parking lots

Come out and watch the pageantry of creative floats, marching bands and fire trucks as they move through the parade route. 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 your debit/credit card (no cash) for Andy’s Eats, the Dining Services’ 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, 8545 E Campus Circle Dr

Faculty and students of the Department of History & Political Science welcome our alumni for fellowship and vespers.


6:30 p.m.

International Flag Raising Ceremony

International 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: Pierre Quinn (BA ’05, MA ’08, MDiv ’12) , CEO of The Cardell Group


8:30 p.m.

Praise Pact

Howard Performing Arts Center

Praise Pact is an atmosphere where worship transforms the soul and elevates the spirit. Various worship leaders, including alumni and current students, will lead us in worship through songs, testimony and reflection. Organized by the Black Student Christian Forum (BSCF) and Deliverance Mass Choir (DMC). 

9 & 11:45 a.m.

The Church at Worship 

Pioneer Memorial Church

Speaker: Shane Anderson (MDiv ’99, DMin ’17), Lead Pastor


11:45 a.m.

One Place Fellowship

Newbold Auditorium, Buller Hall

Speaker: Rachel Keele (MA 16), Director of University Wellness


11:45 a.m.

New Life Fellowship

Howard Performing Arts Center

Speaker: Chanda M. Nunes (MDiv ’08), Vice President of Administration, Nevada-Utah Conference


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 + 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 1953, 1963, 1973

Badger Room, Campus Center

 

Classes of 1983, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2013, 2018, 2023

Lincoln and Hoosier Rooms, Campus Center


1–3 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. 


2–5 p.m. 

School of Architecture & Interior Design Open House

Architecture Building, Carscallen Mission Workshop, 8435 E Campus Circle Dr

Please join us for a joyous celebration of architecture and interior design. Featuring custom woodwork, architectural models and original artwork, this inspiring display should not be missed. Tour our workshop and check out the tiny home designed and built by our students. Light refreshments will be served.


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. 

 

Center for Adventist Research

James White Library, Ground Floor

View the various exhibits including sections from the Suhrie Bible Collection and other significant Bibles from the 16th and 19th centuries.

 

James White Library

Explore the James White Library and view the display of contemporary Bibles, featuring various interesting versions and translations. Guided tours at 3 and 4 p.m.

 

Museum of Nature & Science

Science Complex, Price Hall, 1st Floor

The newly renamed Museum of Nature & Science invites you to an open house. Come and see our natural history collections (including our Columbian mammoth) and learn about our exciting plans to renovate our museum and expand what we do to better fit the needs of Andrews University and the broader community. A new display wall will exhibit results from the expeditions to Peru conducted in the 1960s (including clips from a never before seen 16mm film) and outline the improvements that have already occurred in the last 5 years, as well as our future plans. 

 

Ruth Murdoch Elementary School

8885 Garland Ave

RMES alumni and friends are invited to tour our building, browse student displays and view improvement updates. Refreshments will be provided.

 

Siegfried H. Horn Archaeological Museum

9047 Old U.S. 31, Berrien Springs

The Horn Museum contains a treasure house full of biblically related artifacts that highlight the 55 years of Andrews University-led excavations in the Holy Land and Sicily.


3:30–5 p.m.

Michiana Adventist Forum

Chan Shun Hall, Garber Auditorium

Speaker: Brian E. Strayer (MA ’74), Emeritus Professor of History

Title: Hiram Edson: The Man and the Myth

Co-sponsored by the Office of Alumni Services and Michiana Adventist Forum


4–5:30 p.m.

Social Work Open House & LiveStream Event

Shalom House, 8338 W Campus Circle Dr

Connect with us in person and/or join us for a livestream event from 4:45–5:30 p.m. on our AndrewsSocialWork Facebook page! Learn about what’s happening in the School of Social Work and the International Center for Trauma Education & Care.


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.


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

Harvest Wagon Tours

The wagon will load at the Alumni House backyard

Climb on board and join the wagon tour as it meanders around campus. An adult needs to accompany small children. In case of rain, the Harvest Wagon Tours will be canceled.

Please note: Outdoor activities of these kinds can be hazardous and carry some risk of injury. Participants accept the responsibility of this risk for themselves and their children.


5:30–7:45 p.m. 

Class Reunion Photos

Alumni House Backyard Tent

5:30 Golden Hearts Club (1973 and earlier)

5:50 Class of 1953

6:05 Class of 1963

6:20 Class of 1973

6:35 Class of 1983

6:50 Class of 1993

7:05 Class of 1998

7:20 Class of 2003

7:35 Class of 2013

7:40 Class of 2018

7:45 Class of 2023 


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 & Chorale, conducted by Stephen Zork, and the Wind Symphony, conducted by Denisse Santos. A dessert reception will be held after the program. 


9–10 p.m. 

Made@Andrews Store Launch

Howard Performing Arts Center Lobby

Join us for the launch of the Made@Andrews store. This store will feature and sell unique, creative works made by Andrews University students, faculty, and staff, including paintings, photographs, décor objects, drawings, ceramic objects, limited-edition merchandise and much more. Proceeds from this store will benefit the artists.


9 p.m.

Alumni vs. Students Basketball Games—“Honoring the Champions”

Andreasen Center for Wellness, Recreation Center

Cardinals players from the championship teams of 2011, 2012 and 2014 will be playing against this year’s Cardinals Basketball Team. There will be a short tribute to the championship teams before the start of the game. Be sure to come and cheer your team on.

8–11 a.m.

Annual Aviation Fly-In/Drive-In Pancake Breakfast

Andrews University Airpark, 3898 Griggs Dr

Adults $7 (children age 5 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 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 tour the airport facilities and check out our fleet of planes. Breakfast is free for fly-in pilots and drive-in antique car owners!


8–9 a.m.

School of Leadership Alumni Breakfast

Bell Hall 180, 4195 Administration Dr


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. Start/finish location will be at the Andreasen Center for Wellness. Learn more and register at alumni.andrews.edu/run.


10 a.m.–12 p.m.

School of Business Administration Advisory Council Meeting

Whirlpool Room, Chan Shun Hall, 4185 E Campus Circle Dr

The School of Business Administration (SBA) Dean’s Advisory Council will meet to provide valuable insights, expertise and guidance to the school’s leadership. During the annual meeting, council members, who are active alumni and leaders in various industries, collaborate to discuss pertinent matters related to curriculum, programs and overall strategic direction of the SBA. We seek feedback and suggestions for improvement, evaluation of curriculum, fostering a stronger industry-academic partnership, facilitating internship and job placement opportunities, and enhancing the SBA’s engagement with local and global business communities.


11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Community Health and Wellness Expo

Andreasen Center for Wellness Lobby

This free event brings together local businesses and Andrews University departments to share valuable wellness information, demonstrations, giveaways, activities and more!


11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Pre-Veterinary Club Petting Zoo Fundraiser

Agriculture Education Center

Join the pre-vet club during alumni weekend as we host our petting zoo and bake sale! Petting the animals is free, but we will be selling treats that you can use to feed our rabbits and goats by hand. We will also be selling some delicious baked goods made by our club officers and local community members. We hope to see you there!

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. University Hospitality Services offers campus tours to families, individuals and groups. You may arrange a tour by calling 269-471-3360 or by email to lodging@andrews.edu.

SPECIAL DISCOUNT: Three hotels in Benton Harbor are offering a special discount on a King Suite for $84-89 a night to visiting alumni during Homecoming Weekend 2023. Call them and mention that you are Andrews University alumni to get the discounted rate.

  • SpringHill Suites by Marriott (269-338-8300)
  • Hilton Garden Inn (269-926-5000)
  • Courtyard by Marriott (269-210-3000)
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.

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