Homecoming FAQ

The current schedule of events and registration for Homecoming/Reunion Weekend will be posted online this summer. 

Please note:  Please continue to check back for up-to-date information.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I register for Homecoming/Reunion Weekend? When is the deadline?

Early registration was available until September 5, 2014.

To register after the deadline (September 5, 2014)

Registration is now closed.

Haven't registered?

  • For Tailgate Reunions ONLY (`89-`09): 
    Please visit the red Tent in person during Homecoming - Reunion Weekend. Walk up check in & registration, as well as, lunch purchases will be available.

  • Afternoon & Evening Reunions (`49 - `84)
    Alumni will have two options to check in and register on Saturday, September 20, 2014
    • Red Panther Tent in the tailgate lot
      10:00 am - 3:00 pm
      (`49, `54, `59 & AOPi until 1:00 pm)
      Please visit the Red Panther Tent to check in & register
    • At your reunion gathering
      Check in & late registration will be available at your reunion that afternoon/evening.  Need to know more about your reunion, click here.
      *late registration fees will apply

  • Registration by phone:  For all registrations received after the deadline, a $15 late fee will be applied + $5 handling fee.

    *Due to finalizing the details for all 13 reunions, the Alumni Engagement Staff may not in the office or available to assist you at this time.  Thank you for understanding.

Why should I register before Homecoming/Reunion weekend?

Registration is a must due to seating and catering purposes!  Your registration helps us know how many people are coming to Homecoming and your reunion.

Reunion prices for events are listed on the registration form. Please keep in mind that Homecoming/Reunion Weekend is not a fundraising event for the College. The events that are offered to alumni throughout the weekend involve considerable cost for such amenities as tent and table rentals, entertainment, catering, wait staff, labor and maintenance.

Can I get my tickets ahead of time?

No, Registration Packets will be available at your check in location on Saturday, September 20, 2014.
  • For Tailgate Reunions: (1989-2009)
    Pick up your Registration Packets in the RED tent in the Tailgate Lot on Saturday, September 20, 2014 starting at 10:00 am. *If you did not register, please check in at the Red Welcome Tent.
  • For all other Reunions: (1949-1984)
    Coming to campus early?  You can pick up your Registration Packets in the RED tent in the tailgate lot.  Otherwise, you will be able to pick up your registration packets at your reunion location.

How will I know if my registration was received?

Once registration begins in August 2014, you can register and pay online.  You will automatically receive an email confirmation once your payment is applied.

Who has registered to attend?

 You can view the list of registered attendees here.  Find your class year and scroll to the attendee section.  (Please allow a few days for your registration to be completed).   If your name is not on the list, we have not been notified of your desire to attend.  Please contact our office at alumni@hanover.edu if you have any questions.

Can I come if I didn’t pre-register?

Yes!  ALL returning alumni are strongly encouraged to register in advance, if applicable.  However, we cannot guarantee seating and food availability for a catered event if you have not registered in advance.  Feel free to let visit the red Welcome Tent to let us know you're on campus.

Are non-Reunion classes invited?

Yes, all alumni are encouraged to attend Homecoming - whether it's an 'official' reunion year or not!  Stop by the red tent to get a name tag and say hello!

What is the deadline to register?

To guarantee your registration for the weekend, online submissions must be received WITH PAYMENT IN FULL by the end of business on September 5, 2014.  Mailed in registrations must be postmarked by September 5, otherwise a $15 late fee must be applied.  No cancellations or refunds will be offered after the deadline.

Where do I stay during Homecoming/Reunion Weekend?

Hanover College worked out an agreement with several area hotels for returning alumni.  Blocked rooms and special pricing are available for a limited time.  Make sure to mention that you are Hanover College Alumni when making your reservations.

Note: Hotels block are only held until August 19th and then are released to the general public.  These blocks will fill up early and you may not be offered a discounted rate as the hotel fills up.

To see a listing of hotels in the area, please visit:  http://www.hanover.edu/alumni/wheretostay

Is transportation available on campus?

Shuttle transportation between the Campus Center and the Tailgate Lot will be available on Saturday (10:00 AM –2:00 PM).  Shuttles will run on 30 minute intervals.

A few GOLF CARTS will be available to staff for getting around campus. (Due the limited number of carts available, this courtesy is extended first to guests with special needs.)    If you need assistance, please call security at 812-866-7999.

Please note: due to the demands of the weekend, the shuttle/golf carts cannot guarantee pick up/drop off as you may specifically require. If you need to be at a location at a pre-determined time, please provide ample time to take the shuttle or plan to make other transportation arrangements.

Once we get to campus, where can we park?

Parking is available around campus on a first-come, first-served basis.  Shuttle vans will run regularly between the Campus Center and the Tailgate Lot.  There is a fee for parking in the tailgate lot and is available on a first come-first serve basis.

What parking provision has been made for people with special needs?

We try to meet the needs of all of our guests. Please call the Office of Alumni Relations at 812-866-7013 so that we may discuss and accommodate your needs.

What is the standard dress at Reunion Weekend?

Dress casual and comfortably in Hanover gear for all activities with the exception of those listed below:

Dinner Reunions:  Business Casual

My son/daughter is a current Hanover College student, can he/she pay for meals with his/her meal plan?  Should I count him/her on the registration form as attending?

The reunion meals are separate and if your student is joining you, please account for him/her on your registration form.

Is there a charge for children’s meals?

Tailgate Lunch is $8 for children 4-12 years old until September 5.  Walk up purchases will be $13.  Children ages 3 and under are FREE.

Do I have to register ahead for meals?

Yes! To be guaranteed meals at your reunion, you must register in advance.  A late registration fee of $15 will be assessed for all evening reunion dinners.  The All Alumni Tailgate Lunch tent will be available for walk up purchases of $21 per adult and $13 for children 4-12 years of age.  Children 3 and under can eat for free.

Can Hanover meet my dietary restrictions?

We try to meet the needs of all of our guests. Please call the Office of Alumni Relations at 812-866-7013 so that we may discuss and do our best to accommodate your needs.

Are vegetarian meals available?

A vegetarian alternative will be provided at every meal. Please indicate this on your registration form or call the Office of Alumni Relations at 812-866-7013 so that we may discuss and do our best to accommodate your needs.

Where can I find a map of campus or the full schedule of events?

You can find a map online at http://www.hanover.edu/about/campusmap

Stop at the Campus Center for a campus map.  A full schedule of events will be available inside the Campus Center. Our College Relations staff is available to answer any questions you may have.

How can I make my Class Number One in giving this Reunion?

Show your class spirit by making an extra effort to participate and give in honor of your Reunion. The Hanover Fund ensures a Hanover education is open to all qualified students who seek it. Your contribution, no matter the amount, counts toward your class participation rate. Make your class and Hanover College number 1 by sending in your gift, even if you are not attending Reunion. There are two ways to make your gift: include it when you register for Homecoming/Reunion, or  make your gift online https://www.hanover.edu/giving/give.

More questions? Contact us.

Contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at 812-866-7012 or at alumni@hanover.edu.

Due to the volume of calls and registrations, you may be asked to leave a voice mail message.