Homecoming 2017

Drone photograph of Homecoming festivitiesWelcome Home!

Join us Oct. 13-14 for Homecoming and reunion weekend!

Homecoming is a festive time for the College to welcome back its alumni – young and old, near and far – and to celebrate its current student body. During this celebratory time, we invite all alumni, students and the entire community to join us in a host of fun activities. There’s something for everyone!

So that we can properly prepare for all events, it is highly suggested that all participants register online before OCTOBER 6, 2017

PLEASE NOTE: October 14 is also the Soup, Stew, Chili & Brew in downtown Madison and rooms will fill up quickly. See a list of hotels below.

REUNIONS - Classes that end in 2 and 7

It is time to celebrate with the classes that end in 2 and 7! We invite you to join us on campus Friday, October 13 and Saturday, October 14 for the 2017 Homecoming and Reunion Celebrations. Milestone Reunion Celebrations will be held for the classes of 1967 (50 year), 1977 (40 year), and 1992 (25 year)!

New in 2017, will be our Golden Panther Reunion for the classes of 1952, 1957 and 1967. Also, make sure you stay around and attend the All Campus Gathering on Saturday, October 14 at 8:00 p.m. in the Withrow Center located on the lower level of the Campus Center. A live band will be performing, a cash bar will be available and light snacks will be served to all alumni, faculty, staff and students! For all others class reunion information, please see below.

Milestone Reunions

Hanover College will be holding Milestone Reunions for the following classes:



Although it may not be a milestone reunion year for your class, we are still uniting to celebrate Hanover, our fond memories and the connections we've made.
All classes are invited to join us in the Hanoverfest Tent to gather and celebrate friendships and make new ones. Some classes were able to secure a reunion host to help plan a special gathering. Take a look:


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.

Where to stay

Below are a list of hotels in the Madison area that have offered a discounted rate to our alumni. Please mention Hanover Alumni when making your reservations as a few hotels do offer a discounted rate. Please make your reservations early as some hotels will release their blocked rooms one month prior to the event. October 14 is also the Soup, Stew and Chili Brew in downtown Madison and rooms will fill up quickly.

  • Best Way Inn
    $80 + tax
    (Rates available until September 1, 2017)
  • Clifty Inn
    (Does not allow blocked rooms)
  • Comfort Inn

    (Blocked rooms are not available)
  • Hillside Inn
    $89 - $199 + tax

    (Rates available until September 13, 2017)
  • Holiday Inn Express
    $111.00 + tax
    Please register through HANOVER ALUMNI link
    (Rates available until September 13, 2017)
  • Riverboat Inn
    $105 - $135 + tax
    (Rates available until September 1, 2017)
  • Super 8
    (Does not allow blocked rooms

Other places to stay


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Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations.

Important links

HCAlumni Web Page
Alumni Email Directory
Alumni Facebook Page
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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

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 selected by March each year so that the proper amount of planning can take place for your reunion gathering.