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 is now open - Registration deadline is Friday, September 27!
The Scenic: A 5K with a View - (separate registration required)

THE BIG GAME and Tailgating

Make sure to cheer on the Panthers as they take on Anderson University. Game time is 1:30 p.m. Paid tailgate spot will be available on a first-come, first served basis beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, October 5. For special requests, contact John Jones, Associate Athletic Director, at jjones@hanover.edu.


Hanoverfest will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 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 the 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)

stay up-to-date with our online community

All communication concerning Homecoming and other Hanover College events 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 click the Create Your Profile link. You will be asked to register as a New User and once we verify your alumni status, you will have full access to the online community and be able to log in to our online 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. If you have trouble, please contact advancementservices@hanover.edu.

upcoming homecoming dates

  • Homecoming 2020 will be held on Saturday, October 10 (Reunion gatherings for classes ending in 5s and 0s - 1955 to 2015)
  • Homecoming 2021 will be held on Saturday, October 2 (Reunion gatherings for classes ending 6s and 1s - 1956 to 2016)

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


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Please contact the office of alumni relations.