Schedule of Events

Friday, September 19, 2014

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
History Class for 1960s Alumni
Join history students in “The Cultural History of the American Middle Class“ to discuss articles they’ve selected from Triangles of the 1960s.  How did the student culture at Hanover fit with college culture elsewhere?  Seats limited! To participate in the 1:00 p.m. HIS234 class on Friday, Sept. 19 in Classic Hall, email Ann Leslie Inman ’86 by Friday, Sept. 12.

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
History Class for 1970s Alumni
Join history students in “Great Works: Autobiography“ to discuss articles they’ve selected from Triangles of the 1970s.  How did students present themselves in the 1970s, and how do you see your selves now?  Seats limited!  To participate in the class on Friday, Sept. 19 in Classic Hall, email Ann Leslie Inman ’86 by Friday, Sept. 12. 

5:00 p.m.
Lynn Hall Open House
The newly remodeled Lynn Residence Hall and Classrooms will be showcased.

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Class of 1969 Gathering
Jerry '69 and Betsy Milligan '70 Johnson’s Home
Logan’s Point, Hanover
(Classes of 1968 and 1970 are also invited!)

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Class of 1964 Gathering
Harry’s Stone Grill, Upper Madison

6:00 p.m.
Class of 1974 Gathering
Brian Haag’ '74's Home – Indianapolis
RSVP by Sept. 10 to Nancy McFarland Gatewood '74

6:00 p.m.
Class of 1974 Gathering
Historic Broadway Hotel & Tavern, Lower Madison

8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Sigma Chi Get Together
The Shoebox

Saturday, September 20, 2014

8:30 a.m.
7th Annual THE SCENIC: A 5K with a View
The Point
Learn more and register now!

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Memorial Reflection
Brown Chapel
As you return to Hanover for a time of reconnecting and reunion, pause for a moment of calm reflection to honor and celebrate the life of a deceased alum, friend, or classmate. 

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Barnes & Noble College Bookstore Open
J. Graham Brown Campus Center Lower Level

9:30 a.m.
Hanover at a Glance
Withrow Activities Center in the
J. Graham Brown Campus Center

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Business Scholars Internship Poster Presentations
Lynn Residence Hall
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Outdoor Athletic Facility Open House

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Campus Center to the Tailgate Lot - running every 30 minutes

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Tornado Display
Campus Center Lobby
Do you remember where you were at 3:51 p.m., 40 years ago today, April 3, 1974? Come visit the archival display commemorating the infamous F4 tornado and its aftermath on campus.

10:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.                                                                                 
Homecoming/Reunion Check-In & Registration
Red Tailgate Lot Tent
Check in is available for all alumni. 

  • Classes of `49, `54, `59 will check in at the Campus Center for their afternoon reception.
  • Day reunions (`89, `94, `99, `04 & `09) will be able to pick up their pre purchased lunch wrist bands, name tags and reunion ribbons.
  • Evening reunions (`64, `69,`74, `79, & `84) will be able to pick up their name tags, any pre purchased lunch wristbands and reunion dinner tickets.  However, this will also be available at your reunion that evening, if needed.
  • Walk up lunch purchases ($21 for adults/$13 for children) will be available directly through the caterer, located in the red tent.

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Greiner Art Gallery Alumna Art Exhibition
Center for Fine Arts
Megan Myers Schweitzer ’11
Mark Hospenda, Curator, South Bend Museum of Art

11:00 a.m.
Outdoor Athletic Facility Dedication

11:00 a.m.  – 2:00 p.m.
Class Reunions
1989, 1994, 1999, 2004 and 2009
Tailgate Lot Tent - Lunch Reunions

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Teacher Alumni Tailgate Gathering

12:00 p.m.
All Alumni Campaign Celebration and Reunion Lunch
Tailgate Lot Tent

12:00 p.m.
Men’s Lacrosse Recruiting Event
Tailgate Lot

12:30 p.m. – start of 3rd Quarter
Barnes and Noble College Bookstore
Football Stadium

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Friends of the Business Scholars Program
The Shoebox

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
50th Anniversary of Shakespeare in England Alumni Plans for 2015
The Shoebox
Reception reunion for alumni who participated in Shakespeare in England also for all who are interested in the 2015 Alumni Trip being held in conjunction with Spring Term Shakespeare in England class.
Dr. Jon Smith, professor of English

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Celebracion del Aniversario 50th:  Recuerdos de Primavera
Lynn Residence Hall Classrooms
Alumni who traveled to Mexico, Spain, Costa Rica and Ecuador during spring term 1963-2009, or through the semester exchange program, are invited to a reunion gathering with current and retired Spanish language faculty.  Dr. Bob Trimble, professor emeritus, Spanish
Dr. Celia Dollmeyer, professor of Spanish

1:30 p.m.
Dedication of Softball Field

1:45 p.m.
Classes of 1949, 1954, 1959 and Alpha Omicron Pi Reunion
Check in & Registration Lobby
J. Graham Brown Campus Center

2:00 p.m.
Class of 1949 Reunion Reception
Alumni Lounge - J. Graham Brown Campus Center

2:00 p.m.
Class of 1954 Reunion Reception
Alumni Lounge - J. Graham Brown Campus Center

2:00 p.m.
Class of 1959 Reunion Reception
Faculty Dining Room - J. Graham Brown Campus Center

2:00 p.m.        
Hanover College Women’s Soccer Game
Hanover v. Kenyon

2:00 p.m.
Dedication of Baseball Field

2:30 p.m.
Hanover College Varsity Football Game
Hanover v. Rose Hulman

3:30 p.m.
Dedication of Soccer Field

4:00 p.m.       
Hanover College Men’s Soccer Game
Hanover v. Principia

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tornado Interviews
Plan on sharing your tornado memories/experiences of 1974  via oral history video interviews from 4-6 pm in the refurbished Lynn Hall North Lobby.  Your remembrances  will be archived for current and  future historians. 

5:30 p.m.
Class of 1964 Reunion Reception & Dinner
Science Center

5:30 p.m.
Class of 1984 Reunion Reception & Dinner
Donner Hall

6:00 p.m.
Class of 1979 Reunion Reception & Dinner
Faculty Dining Room - J. Graham Brown Campus Center

6:00 p.m.
Class of 1969 Reunion Reception & Dinner
Ogle Center

6:00 p.m.
Class of 1974 Reunion Reception & Dinner
Lynn Residence Hall Classrooms

6:00 p.m.
Class of 1979 Reunion Reception & Dinner
Faculty Dining Room - J. Graham Brown Campus Center
8:00 p.m.
The Second City Comedy Troupe
Collier Arena in Horner Center      

8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Love Out Loud Reception
Ushchi Appelt's Home
Lower Madison

Love Out Loud invites all LGBT alums, allies, students, faculty and staff to join us for a reception for our 6th annual Homecoming event.  Catch up, get reacquainted, and find out what we've been doing!


Places to Eat

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The Main Dining Room Brunch
J. Graham Brown Campus Center

11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The Shoebox
Hanover Campus
Menu to order

11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
The Underground
J. Graham Brown Campus Center, lower level
Menu to order

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The Main Dining Room - Dinner
J. Graham Brown Campus Center

Greek Events

Greek activities take place at the individual houses unless otherwise noted.  For more information on these activities, please contact the individual fraternity or sorority.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Sigma Chi Gathering
8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
The Shoebox

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Alpha Delta Pi

  • 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Open House
  • 11:00 a.m. – Half-Time
    Tailgate Cookout
    All Alumnae and their families are invited to an open house, and then tailgate at 11 a.m. prior to the game through half-time!

Alpha Omicron Pi

  • 2:00 p.m.
    Reception in East Lounge -J. Graham Brown Campus Center

Beta Theta Pi Tailgate Tent

  • 11:00 a.m.

Chi Omega:

  • 10:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m.
    Open House and Luncheon
  • 12:00 p.m.
    Tailgate Tent

Kappa Alpha Theta

  • 10:00 a.m.
    Open House & Lunch
    Available all day.
  • Tailgate before the game

Lambda Chi Alpha

  • 11:00 a.m.  – 6:00 p.m.
    Tailgate Luncheon

Phi Gamma Delta

  • 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Tailgate Tent
  • 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Open House
  • 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    Phi Gamma Delta 150th Anniversary & Frank Norris Pig Dinner:
    Phi Gamma Delta will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the chapter on Hanover’s campus. The Frank Norris Pig Dinner is at the Tailgate Big Tent and is restricted to graduate brothers only. Reception and Social Hour from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  To register and for more information, contact Austin Veach ’15 .

Phi Mu

  • 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Open House
    Alumnae and visitors are invited to join us for snacks, Carnation Collection and scrapbooks.

Sigma Chi House

  • 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
    Corporation Meeting
  • 10:00 a.m.
    Chapter Meeting
    (Informal attire, arrive at 9:45 a.m.)
  • 11:00 a.m.
    Tailgate Tent
  • 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    House Tours

Lodging Accommodations

Hotel rooms in the Madison area are “blocked” until August 19, 2014. Please inform the hotel that you are with "Hanover College Alumni" when making reservations to be included within the grouping of rooms blocked for "Hanover College Alumni."

  • Best Way Inn         
    (812) 273-5151
  • Comfort Inn                  
    (812) 273-4443
  • Hillside Inn       
    (812) 265-3221
  • Holiday Inn Express     
    (812) 265-1111
  • Riverboat Inn           
    (812) 265-2361
  • Super 8                  
    (812) 273-0757    
    (10% AAA discount can be applied also)

For Information in the Madison Area

To find other places to stay, where to shop or eat, please call the Madison Area Convention and Visitors’ Bureau at (800) 559-2956 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  Eastern Standard Time or visit their website at

Areas Surrounding Madison

Carroll County, Kentucky

Milton, KY (across the river)

Scott County (Scottsburg, IN area)

Switzerland County (Vevay, IN area)