Join us for Homecoming 2018 on October 5 & 6!

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

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!

Important Notice: Glass bottles are NOT allowed outside of the paid tailgate spots. The location of all the Hanoverfest tents, bounce houses, walk up food purchases, photo booth, etc., is a practice field for all student athletes and for their safety, glass is NOT permitted in those areas. Also, dogs must be on leashes and are not allowed in the bleachers. Please be respectful and clean up after them too.


Do you need a tailgating spot for Homecoming? Beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 6, you can purchase a spot on a first-come, first-served basis.

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General reunion information

For more detailed information, please click the class year.

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

  • Class of 1973 - Reunion gathering in the tailgate lot inside the Hanoverfest tent. Look for reserved seating.
  • Class of 1983 - Reunion Hosts: Patricia Wyche Calore and Jill Philbrick Keefe. Private gathering will be near the old ticket booth near the visitor stadium.
  • Class of 1988 - Reunion gathering in the tailgate lot inside the Hanoverfest tent. Look for reserved seating.
  • Class of 1998 - Reunion Hosts: Elizabeth McCandless Edwards and Dawn Doup-Pandit. Private tent in the tailgate lot. Look for reunion banner.
  • Class of 2003 - Reunion Hosts: John Pollom and Kati Knight Tuttle. Reserved seating inside the Hanoverfest tent. Gather at the Shoebox after the game.
  • Class of 2008 - Reunion Hosts: Becca Prather and Chris Walsh. Reserved seating inside the Hanoverfest tent.
  • Class of 2013 - Reunion Host: Rachel Slade Sharpe and Devon Sharpe. Private tent in the tailgate lot near the Hanoverfest tent. Look for reunion banner.

Milestone Reunions will be held for the following classes:

  • Class of 1968 (50 Year Reunion) - Reserved seating at Hanoverfest Tent and private dinner gathering on October 6.
  • Class of 1978 (40 Year Reunion) - Reunion Host: Mary Burch Ratliff. Reserved seating at Hanoverfest tent and private dinner gathering on October 6
  • Class of 1993 (25 Year Reunion) - Private tent in tailgate lot. Look for reunion banner.

The Golden Panther Reunion for the following classes:

  • Class of 1953 - Reunion Hosts: John R. Smith and Bud King. (A private gathering will be held from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. prior to the Golden Reunion - location TBD).
  • Class of 1958 - Reunion gathering in the Alumni Lounge/Employee Dining Room located in the Campus Center.
  • Class of 1963 - Reunion gathering in the Alumni Lounge/Employee Dining Room located in the Campus Center.

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 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 alumnir relations at or call Kim Leach, Advancement Associate, at 1-812-866-7194.

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.

  • 2nd Street Carriage House
    $155.00 + tax

  • 2nd Street Inn
    $165.00 + tax

  • 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

  • Riverboat Inn
    $115 + tax
    Release Date: August 5, 2018

  • Comfort Inn
    Sold Out

  • For a list of other options, please go to


Homecoming 2017 weekend photos are available on our Flickr Account


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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 liaison to your class reunion committee and maintains communication with the office of alumni aelations 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.

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