IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Jefferson County, IN (includes Hanover) is currently under burn ban due to lack of rain. If this ban is lifted before Homecoming weekend, this site will be updated. The ban prohibits the following:

  • Burning of grass, crops, woodlands, marshes, or similar areas
  • Burning of leaves, debris, and trash/paper
  • Campfires, bonfires, and warming fires
  • Open-pit cooking or charcoal grilling - Prepare now for any tailgating that you plan to hold!
  • Use of fireworks or welding

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2019

Alumni are invited and welcome to attend any of the following classes:

9:20 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

COM 327: Interpersonal Communication
Taught by Valerie Young, Associate Professor of Communications @ Center for Fine Arts Room 204

9:20 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

CLA 172: Ancient Epic
Taught by Kent Gregory, Assistant Professor for the Business Scholars Program @ Science Center Room 133

9:20 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

EDU 240: Children's Literature
Taught by Deb Hanson, Associate Professor of Education and Director of Teacher Education @ Newby Hall Room 8

10:40 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.

EDU 240: Children's Literature
Taught by Deb Hanson, Associate Professor of Education and Director of Teacher Education@ Newby Hall Room 8

10:40 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.

BSP 411: Business Strategy
Taught by Kent Gregory, Assistant Professor for the Business Scholars Program @ Science Center Room 102

12:00 p.m. to 1:10 p.m.

BSP 411: Business Strategy
Taught by Kent Gregory, Assistant Professor for the Business Scholars Program @ Science Center Room 145

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Education Alumni Open House @ Newby Hall Lobby

5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Class of 1969 Gathering
Located at Betsy Milligan Johnson '70 and the late Jerry Johnson '69 home. More details can be found on the reunion page.

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Welcome Receptionhosted by the ALC (Alumni Leadership Council) - Campus Center
All alumni, faculty, staff & friends are invited to Kick-off Homecoming Weekend with President Lambert, college leadership, families, alumni, students, faculty, and staff. Light appetizers and a cash bar will be available.

8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Campus Concert & Bingo- Withrow Activities Center - Campus Center
Come and enjoy an evening listening to the Brighton Boys. Bingo will also be offered during the band's break times with special prizes for alumni and students! A cash bar will be available. ID will be required.

The Brighton Boys are a four-piece alt-rock band from New Brighton, Pennsylvania, they gained initial success by their renditions of hit songs from classic eras, along with their original rock-driven music with elements of soul and R&B

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2019

HOMECOMING AND REUNION CHECK-IN WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE TAILGATE LOT. REUNION CLASSES WILL BE ABLE TO CHECK IN AT THEIR REUNION LOCATION. CHECK YOUR REUNION PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Panther Shuttle Service
Every 20 minutes, Golf carts will be available to take guests between the Campus Center and the Tailgate Lot. All other requests need to be filled through Hanover Security by calling 812-866-7999.

8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Complimentary Continental Breakfast - Campus Center Lobby
Enjoy a continental breakfast with fellow alumni, students, and campus community members. Registration is required to attend due to catering purposes (available soon).

8:30 a.m. - Race begins
(7:30 a.m. check-in)

The Scenic: A 5K with a View. This run/walk begins and ends at the Alumni Stadium.

9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Harlan Hubbard Displayin Duggan Library - Come and enjoy the new display of the Harlan Hubbard prints located in the lobby by the entrance to the Learning Center.


9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Hanover College Bookstore
-located in the Campus Center

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Long College for Women at Hanover College
Presentation by Linda Cunningham Morice '70 will present her research and experience. Held in Duggan Library near archives.

Are you a woman who studied at Hanover between 1947 and 1978? If so, you were actually enrolled in the Long College for Women. This session presents little-known information about Hanover's women's college, funded by Indianapolis lumber and real estate magnate, Henry C. Long. Learn about Long's vision for women's education, how Long College came to be, and reasons for its closure. Vintage photos will be shared, and men are welcome!

10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

The Shoebox is open!
The Shoebox is a place where you can kick back and relax with friends while enjoying various activities such as- singing karaoke, listening to DJs and bands or watching sports and your favorite TV shows. The menu includes items such as: wraps, burgers, wings/tenders, quesadillas, salads, shakes and more! We also offer beer and wine to those who are 21 years of age and over. This year, the Mad Paddle Brewery has brewed the NUTTY PROFESSOR. Make sure to stop by and try it.

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Campus Tours
Join student ambassadors for a walking tour around campus. Each tour will last approximately 50 minutes.

Tour 1 - Leaves promptly from the Campus Center at 10:00 a.m.
Tour 2 - Leaves promptly from the Campus Center at 10:15 a.m.

10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

50 year anniversary of the Sigma Chi Proclamation of '69 is celebrating the rush of an African American student by the name of Terry Robinson '74. Join fellow brothers to commemorate this important moment.

10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Music for Pianos featuring Dr. Kimm Hollis and Dr. Madlen Batchvarova- CFA
Dr. Kimm Hollis and Dr. Madlen Batchvarova will be presenting a two-piano concert in Fitzgibbon. This is open to the public.

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Live Band: The Men's Room
Featuring Professors Bill Bettler and Craig Philipp


11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


All Alumni and Reunion Check-In/Registration - in the red tent unless otherwise noted below
This is the ONLY check-in and registration option available this year. If your class is having an evening reunion, you can check in there as well.

11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Family Friendly Zone- Withrow Activities Center (Campus Center)
Are you bringing your children to Homecoming Weekend? We hope so and we have you covered! Inside the Withrow Center, there will be nursing areas, quiet areas and games for you and your children.

11:00 a.m.

Pet Parade
Bring your pet for the Pet Parade! Check in is located at 149 File Street (white house next to sand volleyball courts). There is a $10 registration fee and is free to faculty, staff, and students. All pet owners will receive a gift.

HANOVERFEST & REUNIONS
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

All alumni and friends are invited to join us for Hanoverfest in the Tailgate Lot! Open seating is available on a first-come, first served basis in the lunch tent.


HANOVERFEST- Tailgate Lot
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Join the fun! There's something for everyone!

FOOD TENT - Cash Only

    • Hamburgers ($4)
    • Veggie Burgers ($4)
    • Grilled Chicken ($5)
    • Hot Dogs ($2)
    • Chips ($1)
    • Cookies ($1)
    • Fruit Cup ($2)
    • Soda ($2)
    • From the Smoker:
    • Pulled Pork ($5)
    • 1/4 Chicken ($6)
    • Smoked Sausage ($4)

RED TENT

  • Inflatables - near visitor seating
  • Free Face Painting (11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)
  • Juggling Demonstration (11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)
  • Balloon Animals (11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - look for the stilt walker!)
  • Photo Booth (11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
  • Check in for all non reunion alumni

REUNION ROW

  • Reunion tents for 1969, 1974 & 1979, 1984 & 1989, 1994 & 1999, 2004 & 2009, and 2014
  • See below for specific reunion information

GOLDEN PANTHER REUNION
CLASSES OF 1954, 1959, and 1964
Reunion Host(s): N/A
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $15 per person/registration required
Location: Campus Center/Alumni Lounge/Employee Dining Room

  • 1:45 p.m. - Class of 1954 Photo
  • 2:15 p.m. - Class of 1959 Photo
  • 2:45 p.m. - Class of 1964 Photo
    *President Lambert will make a special appearance

CLASS OF 1969- 50-Year Milestone Reunion
Reunion Host(s): Jan Favinger Brinkman and Linda Burns Brown

Friday, October 4, 2019

  • 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - Friday Night Gathering
    Betsy Milligan Johnson '70 will hold a Friday night gathering in honor of herlate husband Jerry Johnson '69 at their residence located at 2255 South Logan's Point, Hanover, IN 47243. Registration is highly recommended for planning purposes.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

  • 11:00 a.m. - Hanoverfest - Tailgate Lot - Reunion Row (private tent)
    11:00 a.m. - Shoebox Patio - If it's too hot or too cold, stop by the reserved area at the Shoebox. Located across from the tailgate lot.
  • Cost: $40 per person for evening reunion/registration required
  • 5:00 p.m. - Reunion Reception - Changed to Campus Center Patio
  • 5:20 p.m. - Special Guest, Professor Darrin Rubino will discuss class gift
  • 5:30 p.m. - Class Photo
  • 5:45 p.m. - President Lambert Welcome
  • 6:00 p.m. - Reunion Dinner (all members from '69 will receive a special gift)

CLASS OF 1974 - 45-Year Reunion
Reunion Host: Brian Haag, Nancy McFarland Gatewood, Betsy Pottenger Howden, and Emily Schweier Dauscher

Friday, October 4, 2019

Saturday, October 5, 2019

  • 11:00 a.m. - Hanoverfest - Tailgate Lot - Reunion Row
  • Cost: $25 per person for evening reunion/registration required
  • 6:00 p.m. - Reunion Dinner at Bad Apple Macs in downtown Madison
  • 6:45 p.m. - Class Photo

CLASS OF 1979- 40-Year Milestone Reunion
Reunion Host: N/A

  • Cost: $40 per person for evening reunion/registration required
  • 11:00 a.m. - Hanoverfest - Tailgate Lot - Reunion Row
  • 5:30 p.m. - Reunion Reception - Ogle Center
  • 6:00 p.m. - Class Photo
  • 6:15 p.m. - President Lambert Welcome
  • 6:30 p.m. - Reunion Dinner

CLASS OF 1984 - 35-Year Reunion
Reunion Host: N/A

  • Cost: $0/walk up food purchases available (cash only)
  • 11:00 a.m. - Hanoverfest - Tailgate Lot - Reunion Row
  • 11:30 a.m. - Class Photo at Tent

CLASS OF 1989 - 30-Year Reunion
Reunion Host(s): Eric and Lori Newlin Plink

  • Cost: $0/walk up food purchases available (cash only)
  • 11:00 a.m. - Hanoverfest - Tailgate Lot - Reunion Row
  • 11:45 a.m. - Class Photo at Tent

CLASS OF 1994 - 25-Year Milestone Reunion
Reunion Host: Laurel Voris Wahl

  • Cost: $0/walk up food purchases available (cash only)
  • 11:00 a.m. - Hanoverfest - Tailgate Lot Reunion Row
  • 12:00 p.m. - Class Photo at Tent

CLASS OF 1999- 20-Year Reunion
Reunion Hosts: N/A

  • Cost: $0/walk up food purchases available (cash only)
  • 11:00 a.m. - Hanoverfest - Tailgate Lot - Reunion Row
  • 12:15 p.m. - Class Photo at Tent

CLASS OF 2004 - 15-Year Reunion
Reunion Hosts: Bryce and Jenni Lyter Wissel, Trisha Strietelmeier Gilbertson, Allison Rainey English, Sheena Essert Lee, Lauren Williams Littlefield, Grant and Amy Ochoa Carson, Seth Ernstberger, Terrell Cummings, Jackie Negovetich Grimault, and John Henry

  • Cost: $0/walk up food purchases available (cash only)
  • 11:00 a.m. - Hanoverfest - Tailgate Lot Reunion Row
  • 12:30 p.m. - Class Photo
  • 7:00 p.m. - Class Gathering at the Broadway in Madison

CLASS OF 2009- 10-Year Reunion
Reunion Hosts: N/A

  • Cost: $0/walk up food purchases available (cash only)
  • 11:00 a.m. - Hanoverfest - Tailgate Lot Reunion Row
  • 12:45 p.m. - Class Photo

CLASS OF 2014 - 5-Year Reunion
Reunion Hosts: Robert Bader, Lauren Bowers, Kathleen Brinegar, Al Butcher, Dylan Dunlop, Rachel Jones, Shawn Melton, Matt Perkins, and Emilee Roberts

  • Cost: $0/walk up food purchases available (cash only)
  • 11:00 a.m. - Hanoverfest - Tailgate Lot - Reunion Row -Private Tent
  • 1:00 p.m. - Class Photo

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

VIP Reception by invitation only
Location: Campus Center Patio

12:00 p.m.

Women's Tennis vs Rose-Hulman
Zeddies Tennis Center

1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

GOLDEN PANTHER REUNION
Classes of 1954, 1959, and 1964

1:30 p.m.

Champions Club Gathering- Private event
(Located in the President's Box of Alumni Stadium)

1:30 p.m.

HC Football vs Anderson
GO PANTHERS!

$7.00 Adults
$2.00 Seniors (60 & up)
$2.00 Children (12 & under)
Free Students, faculty and staff (with I.D.)

3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

LGBTQ+ Center Open House

EVENING REUNIONS

CLASS OF 1969 - 50-Year Reunion - Changed to the Campus Center Patio (due to # of registered attendees!)
Reunion Hosts: Jan Favinger Brinkman and Linda Brown
5:30 p.m. - Reception - Science Center
6:30 p.m. - Dinner (A Night in Tuscany with live food stations)

CLASS OF 1979 - 40 Year Reunion - Ogle Center
Reunion Host: N/A
5:00 p.m. - Reception
6:00 p.m. - Dinner

8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Saturday Night Karaoke

All alumni, faculty, staff and students for a Saturday night karaoke in the Withrow Activities Center featuring John Rush. A cash bar will be available with proper ID.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2019



10:00 a.m.

Sunday Worship
Hanover Presbyterian Church
174 East Main Street
Hanover, IN 47243

Enjoy the sermon by President Lake Lambert and the musical performances by HC voice students Arianna Harris-Kawano and Ty Allen.

11:00 a.m.

Love Out Loud Brunch
Love Out Loud is an LGBT organization aiming to make sure all people regardless of sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation have a safe place on campus. Join them on Sunday, October 6 for brunch!

11:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Ball Family Chaplaincy
You are cordially invited to attend a reception of the newly established Ball Family Chaplaincy on Sunday, October 6, 2019 beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Hanover College Memorial Chapel.

The reception will immediately follow the annual Homecoming service at the Hanover Presbyterian Church. Light lunch fare and refreshments will be served. A free shuttle service to and from the Memorial Chapel and the Hanover Presbyterian Church will be provided from 11:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Background:
This June, Dr. Gary and Mrs. Allyson Burns Ball, both class of 1973, established the Ball Family Chaplaincy at Hanover College. Dr. and Mrs. Ball believe that “faith, family, and education” are the most important parts of life, and their dedication to these three ideals inspired them to support faith-based programming at their alma mater. Their gift supports the ongoing leadership of diverse faith-based programming, including bible study, worship and pastoral counseling, as well as other support including student assistants, travel, and supplies. Current College Chaplain, Rev. Dr. Catherine Knott, is the first to be installed as the Ball Family Chaplain.

We hope that you will join us to honor and recognize Hanover College’s renewed commitment to the spiritual growth of her students. For more information and to RSVP online please visit our.hanover.edu/ballchaplaincy or call 812-866-7111.