update on homecoming and reunion weekend 2020

As the world is dealing with the pandemic, Hanover College is taking the necessary steps to ensure that students and employees are safe. That concern for the wellbeing of students and employees also applies to our alumni. To that end, Hanover College, in collaboration with your peers on the Alumni Leadership Council have made some decisions that affect Homecoming and Reunions in 2020. Because we recognize that these decisions will have an impact on you, we wanted to share them as soon as possible.

When we sent the alumni survey about Homecoming, we did so with the hope that it would be possible to host an in-person Homecoming this year. We understand that the rates of infection are on the rise and that the virus has not abated. While it is a difficult decision, Homecoming 2020 will be transitioned into a series of unique virtual events, allowing alumni from near and far and with varying interests to still engage with the College and their fellow alumni. More information about the activities and their schedules will be forthcoming.

Reunion Update

Given that Homecoming is the time when alumni gather to celebrate their reunions, we will move the reunions for classes ending in 0 and 5 to May of 2021. For this to be successful, we know that the virus would need to be contained and that alumni would be willing to return for their reunions. As for alumni returning in May, a survey will be sent to classes ending in 0 and 5 classes about their interest in participating in an in-person reunion in May of 2021. For those who will receive these surveys, we ask that you please complete them.

Please click your class year at the top for more detailed information. Updates will be made to your website throughout the year.

Homecoming 2019 Memories

Homecoming 2019 Photos

Homecoming 2019 Video

Reunion host information

In order for your reunion to be well attended, the Office of Alumni Relations needs assistance by volunteering to be a reunion host. A reunion host can help plan, communicate, and represent their class. If interested, please contact the Alumni Office at alumni@hanover.edu.