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?

Registration opens in early August. 

  • Online:
    Register online by visiting https://www.hanover.edu/alumni/events/homecoming/registration. Please have your credit card ready to complete your online registration.  You will receive a confirmation email once your payment goes through. (Do not use the 'enter' key, you must tab or use your mouse to move through the registration form.  When finished, click Submit).
  • By Mail:
    Print the registration form from our online registration site and mail payment (check or credit card number) to:

    Hanover College
    Office of Alumni Relations
    PO Box 108
    Hanover, IN  47243.

*A $5 handling fee will be added to all registrations completed via mail or by phone.

To register after the deadline (Date is TBD)

(For all reunions there will be assessed a $15 late fee). 

  • Online:  For all reunions, except Tailgate Reunions (`84-`09), a $15 late fee will automatically be added to your total.
  • For Tailgate Reunions ONLY (`84-`09): 
    Online registration will be closed after September 10th. Please visit the red Tent in person during Homecoming - Reunion Weekend. Walk up registration will be available.
  • By Mail or Phone:  For all registrations received after the deadline, a $15 late fee must be applied + $5 handling fee.

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: (1984-2009)
    Pick up your Registration Packets from the Red Welcome Tent in the Tailgate Lot on Saturday, September 20, 2014 starting at 10:00 am.
  • For all other Reunions: (1949-1979)
    Pick up your Registration Packets in the RED tent in the tailgate lot. (Exception: Class of 1949, 1954, and 1959 will be able to check in AT their reunion site in the Campus Center). 

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.

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.

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.

Note: these times are subject to change. Final schedules will be available online.

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.

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.

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.