Homecoming Schedule


  • FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

Join Deb Whistler, art professor, in her Design, Thinking and Problem Solving class

12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Join Deb Whistler, art professor, in her Illustration class

1:20 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Join Larry Thornton, professor of history, as he discusses Nazi Germany. The class will be discussing German foreign Policy from 1936-39 which would be the events leading up to the outbreak of World War II—what steps did the Nazi government take which moved Europe closer to war and how were those steps seen and responded to by governments in neighboring countries? Reading materials will be provided beforehand for all interested in attending this discussion.

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Campus Tour
An admission ambassador will give a walking tour of campus which will leave from the Campus Center lobby. The tour will last approximately an hour and visit the Science Center, Lynn Hall, Classic Hall, Campus Center, Hendricks (the Levett Learning Center will be open and refreshments will be available), Duggan Library, Horner Center and Center for Fine Arts. (registration is requested for the event)

6:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Class of 1982 Friday Night Gathering at the Shoebox - private event

7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Class of 1967 Friday Night Gathering at the Red Bicycle Hall in downtown Madison. Cost to attend is included in reunion fee.

8:00 p.m.

Homecoming Concert will be held on the Quad (sponsored by the Campus Activities Board)

  • SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2017

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Check-in and Registration will be held in the Campus Center Lobby. A complimentary continental breakfast will be provided in the Withrow Center where you can meet with prospective students.

Alumni with high school age children are invited to hear about the $3,000 Legacy Scholarship during this time too! Register to attend Hanover at a Glance! This is a weekend preview day and group event that provides prospective students and their families an opportunity to:

  • Take a walking tour of campus with a current Hanover student
  • Receive vital admission and financial assistance information
  • Meet the admission staff
  • Meet members of our outstanding faculty

8:30 a.m.

The Scenic: A 5K with a View at The Point. Check in begins at 7:30 a.m. at The Point

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

Hanover College Bookstore located in the Campus Center will be open

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Dinosaur Exhibit - Meet Tinker the Dinosaur in the Science Center, Hanover's juvenile T-rex

  • Beginning at 10:15 a.m., Brian Gall, Professor of Biology, will be the keynote speaker and present the history, evolution, and the role of the dinosaur display in the curriculum of Hanover College.

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

Alumni Check-In/Registration in the RED Tent in the Tailgate Lot.

11:00 a.m.

Click your class year below for more information:

  • Class of 1982 hosted by Kevin Keefe and Lisa Fleming, Tailgate gathering.
  • Class of 1992 (25 Year Reunion) Join your class in the 20' x 20' tent in the tailgate lot! Make sure to bring your lawn chairs and coolers. Walk up food purchases are available in the Hanoverfest Tent.
  • Class of 2007 hosted by Lindsay Rainey Faulstick, will gather on the Campus Center patio for mimosa's and bagels.
  • Class of 2012 hosted by Sara Homburg, will gather in their own tent near the large Hanoverfest Tent. Look for the Class of 2012 reunion banner.

11:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.

All alumni are invited to join us for Hanoverfest in the Tailgate Lot!


  • Inflatables will be available for adults and children
  • Visit the photo booth at the Hanoverfest Tent and capture the memories (available until 2:00 p.m.)
  • Walk-up food purchases until 1:30 p.m.
  • Seating/gathering location

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Volleyball Tailgate Reunion in the tailgate lot near trees near Greenwood Suites. Snack and refreshments provided.

11:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

VIP Brunch - Duggan Library - Invitation-Only Event

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Friends of the Business Scholars Program gathering at the Shoebox

12:30 p.m. - start of 3rd quarter

Hanover College Bookstore will be open at the Alumni Stadium in the Near Concourse

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Golden Panther Reunion Celebrations:

The Golden Panther gathering recognizes alumni who are celebrating their 55-, 60- and 65-year reunion. Join us in the Alumni Lounge for an afternoon of hors d'oeuvres and desserts. Click your class below for more information:

1:30 p.m.

Football vs. Bluffton at Alumni Stadium

Evening Reunions

Milestone Reunion Celebrations: Click your class below for more information

  • Class of 1967 (50-Year Reunion) in Ogle Center and hosted by Mary Burkert Balph.
    5:30 p.m. Reception with cash bar
    6:00 p.m. Dinner
  • Class of 1977 (40-Year Reunion) in the Science Center and hosted by Jean Ross Ozols.
    6:00 p.m. Reception with cash bar
    6:30 p.m. Dinner Buffet

Other Evening Reunion Celebrations:

  • Class of 1972 hosted by Phil Mullins, located in the Alumni Lounge/Faculty Dining Room in Campus Center
    6:30 p.m. Reception in Alumni Lounge with cash bar
    7:00 p.m. Dinner Buffet in the Faculty Dining Room

5:00 p.m.

Volleyball vs. Defiance. Come cheer on the Panthers!

8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Saturday Night Gathering in the Withrow Center for ALL alumni, faculty, staff and students. The evening will feature a full band, The Greene Room, which includes Bill Bettler, (professor of communications) and Craig Phillips (associate professor of chemistry). Music will cover an array of genres.

A cash bar and light refreshments will be available throughout the evening.