Homecoming

Homecoming 2017

Join us Oct. 13-14 for Homecoming!

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 alumni, students and the entire community to join us in a host of fun activities. There’s something for everyone!

PLEASE NOTE: October 14 is also the Soup, Stew and 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 2s and 7s! We invite you to join us on campus Friday, October 13 and Saturday, October 14 for the 2017 Milestone Reunion Celebration and Homecoming, celebrating the classes of 1967 (50 year) , 1977 (40 year), and 1992 (25 year)! New in 2017, will be our Golden Reunion for anyone who graduated 50+ years ago. If you are interested in serving on your milestone reunion committee, please, contact hughes@hanover.edu.

Milestone Reunions

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

  • Class of 1967 - 50 year
  • Class of 1977 - 40 year
  • Class of 1992 - 25 Year

GOLDEN REUNION AFTERNOON RECEPTION

  • Class of 1952
  • Class of 1957
  • Class of 1962

NON-MILESTONE REUNIONS

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.
If you are interested in planning a non-milestone reunion, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@hanover.edu and we will help you plan a special gathering for your class.

These classes are currently planning a special gathering:

  • Class of 1972 (Reunion Host: Phil Mullins)
  • Class of 1982 (Reunion Hosts: Kevin Keefe and Lisa Fleming)
  • Class of 2007 (Reunion Host: Lindsey Raines Faulstick)
  • Class of 2012 (Reunion Host: Sara Homburg)

STAY INFORMED

We encourage you to submit your email address so that you can stay updated on all things Hanover. Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@hanover.edu or call Kim Leach, Advancement Associate, at 1-812-866-7194 if you have any questions.

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
    812-273-5151
    $80 + tax
    (Rates available until September 1, 2017)
  • Clifty Inn
    812-265-4135
    (Does not allow blocked rooms)
  • Comfort Inn
    812-273-4443

    (Blocked rooms are not available)
  • Hillside Inn
    812-265-3221
    $89 - $199 + tax

    (Rates available until September 13, 2017)
  • Holiday Inn Express
    812-265-1111
    $111.00 + tax
    Please register through HANOVER ALUMNI link
    (Rates available until September 13, 2017)
  • Riverboat Inn
    812-265-2361
    $105 - $135 + tax
    (Rates available until September 1, 2017)
  • Super 8
    812-273-0757
    (Does not allow blocked rooms
    )

Weather

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Questions?

Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations.

Important links

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wANT TO HOST YOUR REUNION NEXT YEAR?

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..