Homecoming 2019 will be on October 4 & 5

Are you ready for a weekend of tailgating, football and being back home on campus? We are! 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 always something for everyone! Stay updated by visiting our Homecoming Schedule throughout the summer. Registration will be open in July.


Make sure to cheer on the Panthers as they take on Anderson Univeristy. Game time is 1:30 p.m.


Hanoverfest will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the tailgate lot again this year, with a few changes!

This year the walk up food tent will be a dedicated area for all alumni to come in, grab a bite, and relax with friends. Decade tents will be available for all reunions plus the inflatables and photo booth will make a return. As an added bonus, we're working on having a band prior to the football game. It's going to be the greatest weekend on earth!


  • Animals MUST be on a leash at all times
  • BYOB - cans only - No glass will be allowed in the Hanoverfest area. This location is for the safety of our student-athletes who practice on the field throughout the year.
  • Decade reunion tents for the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s, and 10s
  • Photo Booth - free - available until 2 pm
  • Inflatables - free - available for all ages until 4 pm
  • Food Tent will offer walk-up food purchases for all guests (cash only)
    • Grilled Chicken Sandwiches $5
    • Hamburger $4 (condiments will be available)
    • Veggie Burger $4
    • Fruit Cup $2
    • Hot Dog $2
    • Chips $1
    • Cookies $1
    • Bottled Water $1
    • Photo booth to capture the memories (available until 2:00 p.m.)


All communication concerning Homecoming will be made via mail and email. If you have not updated your information with us for a while, now is your chance! You can make this update now by going to our.hanover.edu. In order to gain complete access to the 'alumni only' section of the website, please Create Your Profile Page. You will be asked to register as a New User. Once we verify your alumni status, you will have full access to the online community and be able to log-in! If you have trouble, please contact advancementservices@hanover.edu. Enjoy!

Homecoming Reunions

If your class year ends with either a 4 or 9, get ready! That's right...we're recognizing 13 reunions starting with the Class of 1954 through 2014.

Milestone Reunions (25-year, 40-year, and 50-year) and the Golden Panther Reunion (55, 60 and 65-year classes) will offer special reunion gatherings each year. All other classes will have pre-set arrangements in the tailgate lot during Hanoverfest. If you would like something different, we need a reunion host for your class. All reunion classes (with a host) who wish to hold a gathering outside of the Hanoverfest tent will need to rent tents, chair, and tables. The cost will be added to the cost of the registration for that reunion. Providing your own pop-up tents and lawn chairs are a great alternative to renting the equipment. In order for your reunion to be well attended, we need YOUR help by volunteering to be a reunion host and to help get the word out.

hotel information

Planning a trip to Hanover and need a place to stay? Check out the following hotels located in and around Madison, IN. Most hotels have blocked and discounted rooms and are available on a first-come, first served basis. To receive the discounted rate, you must say "Hanover College Homecoming". All rooms will be released to the general public on September 4, 2019.

  • Airbnb - Historic Spacious Cozy Loft in heart of downtown Madison, IN

    Home is owned by Laurel Voris Wahl '94 - $80/night
    Located within a couple miles of Hanover College entrance. Stay in a 1800s historic three story building in the midst of Madison’s shopping, dining and nightlife. Your spacious loft is located on the third floor with a private deck with a view, living room, spa room with a jetted tub, bathroom and bedroom. The décor is antique. Enjoy the beautiful woodwork and cozy space. Step out in the heart of downtown Madison. Within 1-2 blocks from most of the art / music festivals, dining & shopping. In the midst of all historic homes and activities.

  • 2nd Street Carriage House
    Call for pricing
  • 2nd Street Inn
    Call for pricing
  • Best Way Inn
    30 Rooms available
    $80 per room
  • Clifty Inn
    Blocked rooms are not available
    Discounted rates do not apply - call for pricing
  • Comfort Inn
    20 Rooms Available
    $189.99 per room
  • Hillside Inn
    20 rooms
    $161 for a double queen
    $149 for a single queen
  • Holiday Inn Express
    20 Rooms Available
    $189 per room
  • Riverboat Inn
    8 Rooms Available
    $115 for a non-riverfront
    $130 fora lower river view
    $160 for a riverfront view
  • Super 8
    Blocked rooms are not available
    Discounted rates do not apply - call for pricing

  • For a list of other options, please go to visitmadison.org

upcoming homecoming dates

Homecoming 2020 will be held on Saturday, October 10

Homecoming 2021 will be held on Saturday, October 2

*Reunion hosts are needed! What is a reunion host(s)? See below.

Online Alumni community

Our online Hanover Community gives you private access to the online alumni directory, allows you to update your alumni profile, and allows you to give back to the college even easier. Don't forget to visit our Hanover Community often for up-to-date information on the Alumni Association and the College, learn about upcoming alumni events and keep your information current.

Alumni facebook page

Join nearly 2,000 alumni on the Hanover College Facebook Page. This page was created for HC alumni, family and friends to connect with one another and stay informed about programs, activities, and news of interest and value to the Panther Family.


We encourage you to submit/update your information and email so that you can stay informed. Please visit http://our.hanover.edu and register as a New User under the Create Your Profile tab or log in if you've already completed the New User Registration process. There, YOU will be able to update all of your information and select what you want to keep private or share with others. Once processed, you will have full access to a private site for HC alumni only. 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.


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Please contact the office of alumni relations.

REunion hosts

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 representative for each class and maintains communication with the office of alumni relations throughout the year. All reunions who wish to hold a gathering outside of the Hanoverfest tent will need to rent tents, chairs, and tables. The cost will be added to the cost of the registration for that reunion. Providing your own pop-up tents and lawn chairs are a great alternative to renting the equipment.

Some of the specific responsibilities of the Class Reunion Host include the following:

  • Lend your name/signature to the reunion letters sent by the Office of Alumni Relations
  • Lend your name/signature to promote Impact Hanover Day
  • Generate and send personalized email and letters. The Office of Alumni Relations will be able to provide you with a class list
  • Communicate with classmates over the course of the year to generate enthusiasm for your reunion
  • Suggest faculty to be a guest speaker at your reunion (for milestone reunions only)
  • Plan a program agenda for your reunion, if desired. (for milestone reunions only)
  • Arrive before the beginning of your reunion event(s) and greet classmates and guests
  • Use of social media is encouraged
  • Work with Miranda Maxwell, Senior Director of Development, on messaging about reunion giving in communications with classmates

Interested in Becoming a Reunion Host?

If you would like to volunteer as a host for your reunion, please email us at alumni@hanover.edu or email Christy Hughes, Director of Alumni Relations.