Homecoming FAQ

The Homecoming Schedule, Reunion Information and Greek Events are being added throughout the summer. Please check back often for the most recent information.

How do I register for Homecoming/Reunion Weekend? When is the deadline?

Register online. So that we can begin ordering food, tables and chairs, the registration deadline for paid events is September 21. After the deadline, there will be $10 late fee.

Registration by phone: For all registrations received by phone, a $5 handling fee will apply.
*During the week leading up to Homecoming, the Alumni Engagement Staff may not be in the office or available to assist you due to finalizing Homecoming, the Inauguration and the 13 reunions taking place that day. Thank you for understanding.


11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
All alumni are encouraged to stop by the Red Hanover College Tent in the tailgate lot to let us know you're back! Reunion attendees will be able to pick up their registration packets too. Walk up purchases for the Hanoverfest buffet lunch will also be available in the red tent as well.

6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Reunion attendees will be able to check in to receive your reunion packet at your reunion location.

What is Check-In?
Reunion Classes: Check-in consists of picking up a schedule for the day, your name tag, class reunion ribbon, wristband for your pre-purchased tailgate lunch buffet (if applicable) and dinner ticket for your reunion. Need to know more about your reunion, click here.
Non Reunion Classes: Stop in to pick up the schedule for the day, get a name tag, update your information (if needed) or just say HI.

What if I didn't register for my reunion or pre-purchase a tailgate picnic buffet?

Wristbands for the Tailgate Lunch Buffet will be available for walk up purchases directly through the catering service.
Reunion attendees will be able to register for their dinner at any of the check-in locations and is based on availability. (Seating and the amount of food prepared is based on pre-purchased registrations).

Why should I register before Homecoming/Reunion weekend?

Registration is a must due to seating and catering purposes! Your registration helps us know how many people are coming to Homecoming and your reunion. Once available, reunion prices for events will be listed on the registration form online. Please keep in mind that Homecoming/Reunion Weekend is not a fundraising event for the College. The events that are offered to alumni throughout the weekend involve considerable cost for such amenities as tent and table rentals, entertainment, catering, wait staff, labor and maintenance.

Can I get my tickets ahead of time?

No, Registration Packets will be available at one of the check-in locations on Saturday, October 3, 2015.

How will I know if my registration was received?

Once registration begins, you can register and pay online. You will automatically receive an email confirmation once your payment is applied. Register now.

Can I come if I didn’t pre-register?

Yes! ALL returning alumni are strongly encouraged to register in advance, if applicable. However, we cannot guarantee seating and food availability for a catered event if you have not registered in advance. .

Are non-Reunion classes invited?

Yes, all alumni are encouraged to attend Homecoming - whether it's an 'official' reunion year or not!

What is the deadline to register?

To guarantee your registration for the weekend, online submissions must be received WITH PAYMENT IN FULL by the end of business on Monday, September 21, 2015. Due to set up and catering needs, no refunds will be offered after the deadline.

Where do I stay during Homecoming/Reunion Weekend?

Hanover College and several area hotels have rooms blocked for returning alumni. Blocked rooms and special pricing are available for a limited time. Make sure to mention that you are Hanover College Alumni when making your reservations.

Note: Most hotels block are only held until September 2 and then are released to the general public. These blocks will fill up quickly and you may not be offered a discounted rate as the hotel fills up.

To see a listing of hotels in the area, please visit: http://www.hanover.edu/alumni/wheretostay

Is transportation available on campus?

Yes, shuttle transportation will be available. Golf cart shuttle service will be available from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. throughout the entire campus. A specific golf cart shuttle will be available between the Campus Center and the Tailgate Lot between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

If you need assistance, please call security at 812-866-7999.

Please note: due to the demands of the weekend, the shuttle/golf carts cannot guarantee pick up/drop off as you may specifically require. If you need to be at a location at a pre-determined time, please provide ample time to take the shuttle or plan to make other transportation arrangements.

Once we get to campus, where can we park?

Parking is available around campus on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendants will be available to direct you to various locations. There is a fee for parking in the tailgate lot and is available on a first- come first-serve basis.

What parking provision has been made for people with special needs?

We try to meet the needs of all of our guests. Please call Campus Security at 812-866-7999 so that they can discuss and accommodate your needs.

What is the standard dress at Reunion Weekend?

Dress casual and comfortably in Hanover gear for all activities with the exception of those listed below:

Dinner Reunions: Business Casual

Inauguration Gala: Business Casual to Formal

My son/daughter is a current Hanover College student, can he/she pay for meals with his/her meal plan? Should I count him/her on the registration form as attending?

The reunion meals are separate and if your student is joining you, please account for him/her on your registration form.

Is there a charge for children’s meals at the Tailgate Lunch?

Tailgate Lunch is $8 for children 4-12 years and children ages 3 and under are FREE.
Other options are available: Shoebox, Main Dining Room, and the Underground located in the basement of the Campus Center. Use your Alumni Advantage Card to get discounts in Madison/Hanover.

Do I have to register ahead for meals?

Yes! To be guaranteed meals at your reunion gathering, you must register in advance. A late registration fee of $10 will be assessed for all reunion dinners. The Hanoverfest Buffet Lunch will be available for walk up purchases of $15 per adult and $8 for children 4-12 years of age. Children 3 and under can eat for free.

Can Hanover meet my dietary restrictions?

We try to meet the needs of all of our guests. The buffet at the Hanoverfest tailgate lot will feature vegetarian options. Please call the Office of Alumni Engagement at 812-866-7013 so that we may discuss and do our best to accommodate your needs.

Are vegetarian meals available?

A vegetarian alternative will be provided at every meal. Please indicate this on your registration form or call the Office of Alumni Engagement at 812-866-7013 so that we may discuss and do our best to accommodate your needs.

Where can I find a map of campus or the full schedule of events?

You can find a map online at http://www.hanover.edu/about/campusmap

Stop at the Campus Center for a campus map. A full schedule of events will be available inside the Campus Center and at the red tent in the Tailgate Lot. Our College Engagement staff is available to answer any questions you may have.

How can I make my Class Number One in giving this Reunion?

Show your class spirit by making an extra effort to participate and give in honor of your Reunion. The Hanover Fund ensures a Hanover education is open to all qualified students who seek it. Your contribution, no matter the amount, counts toward your class participation rate. Make your class and Hanover College number 1 by sending in your gift, even if you are not attending Reunion. There are two ways to make your gift: include it when you register for Homecoming/Reunion, or make your gift online https://www.hanover.edu/giving/give.

More questions? Contact us.

Contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at 812-866-7012 or email us at alumni@hanover.edu.

Due to the volume of calls and registrations, you may be asked to leave a voice mail message.