Friday, October 5 - sATURDAY, October 6

Homecoming 2018 will celebrate the classes of 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, & 2013

reunion information

Special reunions will be held in the tailgate lot during Hanoverfest for the following classes:

  • Class of 1973
  • Class of 1983 - Reunion Hosts: Patricia Calore and Jill Philbrick Keefe. Gathering will be near the old ticket booth near the visitor stadium
  • Class of 1988
  • Class of 1998 - Reunion Hosts: Elizabeth McCandless Edwards and Dawn Doup-Pandit
  • Class of 2003 - Reunion Hosts: John Pollom and Kati Tuttle
  • Class of 2008
  • Class of 2013 - Rachel Slade Sharpe
    *Reunion hosts are needed

Milestone Reunions will be held for the following classes:

  • Class of 1968 (50 Year Reunion) - Reunion Host: Ann Spencer
  • Class of 1978 (40 Year Reunion)
  • Class of 1993 (25 Year Reunion)

The Golden Panther Reunion will be held from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge for the following classes:

  • Class of 1953 - Reunion Hosts: John R. Smith and Bud King. A private gathering will be held from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. prior to the Golden Reunion - location TBD
  • Class of 1958
  • Class of 1963

Milestone reunions vs reunion gatherings

Milestone Reunions (25 year, 40 year and 50 year) and the Golden Panther Reunion (55, 60 and 65 year classes) will be fully managed by the Office of Alumni Relations. 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. In order for your reunion to be well attended, we need YOUR help by volunteering to be a reunion host.


We encourage you to submit/update your information and email, so that you can stay informed. Please visit 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 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 or call Kim Leach, Advancement Associate, at 1-812-866-7194.

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

In order to make your reunion special, we need a host! 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 and send personalized email and 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 (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
  • 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 host or committee member for your reunion, please email us at or email Christy Hughes, Director of Alumni Relations. Host(s) must be finalized by March so that the proper amount of planning can take place for your reunion gathering.

hotel information for Homecoming weekend

The following hotels have been contacted and rooms have been blocked for Hanover College Alumni. When making reservations, please mention Hanover College Alumni to get your discounted rate! Please note the 'release date' of each hotel below. The 'release date' is when the rooms will be opened back up to the general public and no discount rates will be available.

  • Best Way Inn
    $80.60 + tax
    Release Date: September 5, 2018
  • Clifty Inn
    No discounted prices at this time
  • Super 8
    $100 + tax (no discounted rates available
  • Hillside Inn
    $89-$199 + tax (options are: deluxe queen, single queen or double queen rooms)
    Release Date: September 5, 2018
  • Holiday Inn Express
    No discounted rates at this time - details are still being worked out
  • Riverboat Inn
    $115 + tax
    Release Date: August 5, 2018
  • Comfort Inn
    Sold Out


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