Homecoming

Homecoming 2017 was a huge success!
Let's get ready for Homecoming 2018 on the weekend of October 6!

Homecoming 2018 will celebrate the classes of 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, and 2013
Reunion Hosts are needed. See below.

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It was great having our Panther family with us for Homecoming weekend, October 13-15, 2017! It was a great day to be a HOME!

More than 2,500 alumni, family and friends came home to Hanover for Homecoming weekend! You enjoyed a beautiful day and cheered the football team on to a win. You reconnected with friends and showed your family around campus. The weekend was filled with traditional Homecoming events, as well as a few special Hanover activities:

  • Alumni Classes
  • At-A-Glance for Prospective Students
  • Annual 5K
  • Complimentary Continental Breakfast
  • Tinker: Hanover's juvenile T-Rex
  • Hanoverfest with walk up food purchases, inflatables and a photo booth
  • Class Reunions!
  • Athletics events including HC Football vs. Bluffton and the Women's Volleyball vs. Defiance
  • All Campus gathering on Saturday night!


Homecoming weekend Photos are available on our Flickr Account

To see your specific reunion photo, please click your reunion below:

Reunion photos will not be mailed out

STAY INFORMED

We encourage you to submit/update your information and email, so that you can stay informed on all things Hanover. Please visit http://our.hanover.edu and register as a New User under the Create Your Profile tab. There, YOU will be able to update all of your information and select what you want to keep private or shared with others. Once processed, you will have full access to a private site for HC alumni only. Make sure to find the Affinity Groups and locate your class year! If you have additional questions, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@hanover.edu or call Kim Leach, Advancement Associate, at 1-812-866-7194.

REunion hosts are needed for 2018 - classes that end in 3 and 8

Each year, the Office of Alumni Relations looks for representatives from each reunion year to be a Reunion Host. The Class Reunion Host (or co-host) serves as the key volunteer for his/her class in preparation for their class reunion and Homecoming Weekend. The Class Reunion Host serves as the primary liaison to your class reunion committee and maintains communication with the Office of Alumni Relations throughout the year. Some of the specific responsibilities of the Class Reunion Host include the following:

  • Organize committee members from volunteers and personal contacts within your class, if working with a committee.
  • Lend your name to the reunion letters sent by the Alumni Relations Office.
  • Generate email letters, with the guidance of the Alumni Relations Office, and work with committee members to do same, if working with a committee.
  • Communicate expectations to your committee, if working with a committee.
  • Communicate with classmates over the course of the year to generate enthusiasm for your reunion.
  • Provide guidance in class-related matters.
  • Suggest faculty to be a guest speaker at your reunion.
  • Plan a program agenda for your reunion, if desired.
  • Arrive before the beginning of your reunion event(s) and greet classmates and guests.
  • Use of social media is encouraged.
  • Write a short post-Homecoming report and submit to Director of the Alumni Relations Office.
  • Include messaging about giving in communications with classmates
  • Promote current institutional fundraising priorities (Impact Hanover Fund)
  • Provide electronic signature for use in communications
  • Make a gift to Hanover College in honor of your reunion

Reunion Planning Committee - Optional

The Class Reunion Committee Member supports the work of the Class Reunion Host(s) and helps to encourage attendance at your reunion and Homecoming Weekend. Specific responsibilities of the committee member include the following:

  • Maintain communication with the Class Reunion Host.
  • Make phone calls to encourage attendance at your reunion and Homecoming.
  • Participate in conference calls or email communication with other committee members as needed.
  • Attend Homecoming Weekend.

Interested in Becoming a Reunion Host or Committee Member?

If you would like to volunteer as a planning host or committee member for your reunion, please email us at alumni@hanover.edu or email Christy Hughes, Director of Alumni Relations. Host(s) must be finalized by March each year so that the proper amount of planning can take place for your reunion gathering.

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