Sunny skies, temperatures in the mid-to-upper 80s and a large gathering of alumni, students, families and friends combined to create a memorable weekend as Hanover College celebrated its 91st annual Homecoming Oct. 5-6.
Homecoming 2018 featured 13 reunions for class years ending in 3s and 8s, with milestone gatherings for the classes of 1968 (50 years), 1978 (40) and 1993 (25). In addition, the Golden Panthers Reunion welcomed Hanoverians from the classes of 1953, 1958 and 1963.
The Oct. 5 evening events featured a welcome reception, dedication of the rejuvenated Overlook near Hendricks Hall and the annual Concert on the Quad featuring indie pop duo Coast Modern.
Saturday morning events included gatherings at the Greek houses, an admission event, donor reception, The Scenic - A 5K with a View, and an intense battle between returning former volleyball players in the Horner Center.
That afternoon, a sizeable crowd at Alumni Stadium witnessed Hanover’s football squad post an 83-17 victory against Earlham College. The Panthers rolled up more than 700 yards of offense while earning the team's third consecutive victory.
Throughout the day, Hanoverfest – held in the tailgate lot at the Panther Athletic Complex – featured a large number of class reunions and a variety of activities for all ages. Reunions, lasting into the evening, were also held on campus at the J. Graham Brown Campus Center, Ogle Center and Science Center.