2017 Homecoming
October 13-15

 

** Please Note **
This is the 2016 Homecoming Schedule.  While some activities will be different in 2017, this should give you an idea of the flow of the weekend's activities while we work on the 2017 schedule.

Thursday, September 29

7:30 p.m.

Broadway on "the Hill" -- Homecoming Musical -- Shaw Center/Shaw Family Auditorium ($10 per person available at the Shaw Center Ticket Office at 641.784.5296)

Broadway on "the Hill" is a musical revue of new and classic Tony Award winning songs with selections like "Seasons of Love" from Rent, "Trouble" from The Music Man, "Defying Gravity" from Wicked and "Carnaval del Barrio" from In the Heights (by Lin-Manuel Miranda of Hamilton fame).  

Friday, September 30

8 - 3 Alumni Board Meeting -- Higdon Administration Building/Harpham Heritage Chapel
1 - 6 p.m. Homecoming Registration -- Helene Center/Atrium
1:00 p.m. Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament Registration - Lamoni Golf Course ($40 entry fee)
3:00 p.m. Graybill Hall Breezeway Photo Mural Dedication and Living Among Legends Tour - Gunsolley Hall/Dan B. Kelly Lounge
4:00 p.m. Choir Concert -- Shaw Center/Carol Hall
5:00 p.m. 17th Annual Alumni Emeriti and Awards Banquet -- Shaw Center/Lobby ($25 per person. Purchase tickets in the Helene Center Atrium.)
5:00 p.m. Women's Basketball vs. *Alumni -- Closson Center
6:00 p.m. Varsity Baseball vs. *Alumni -- North Park/Chase Stadium
6:00 p.m. Women's Softball vs. *Alumni -- North Park
7:00 p.m. Alumni Art Show and Reception -- Helene Center/The Constance Gallery
7:00 p.m. Men's Basketball vs. *Alumni -- Closson Center
7:30 p.m. Broadway on "the Hill" -- Homecoming Musical -- Shaw Center/Shaw Family Auditorium ($10 per person available at the Shaw Center Ticket Office at 641.784.5296)
10:00 p.m. 32nd Annual Student Air Band Competition -- Closson Center
11:30 p.m. Post Air Band Party  -- Shaw Center Amphitheatre

Saturday, October 1

8:30 - 3:00 Homecoming Registration -- Helene Center/Atrium
8:30 a.m. Community Development Club 5K Run/Walk -- University Place turn-around (Register at the event:  $20 Alumni, $5 Students)
8:45 a.m. Women's JV Volleyball Intra-Squad Scrimmage -- Closson Center
9:00 a.m. Social Clubs Reunion -- MSC/Americas Rooms
9 - 11 Ackerley Computer Program Open House -- Resch Science & Technology Hall/Rm 130
9 - 1 International Club Silent Auction -- Campus Quad
9-3 Alumni Book Signings/MSC/Internet Cafe
9:30 - 10:30 Science Club Student-Alumni Reception -- Resch Science & Technology Hall/Rm 106
9:30 a.m. Men's JV Soccer vs. *Alumni -- "The Razz" Soccer Facility
10:00 a.m. Alumni Association Forum -- Shaw Center Amphitheatre
10-11 Hoop House Garden Open House/East of the water tower
10:00 a.m. Future Student Campus Tours -- Higdon Administration Building/Lobby
10:00 a.m. Men's Varsity Volleyball vs. *Alumni -- Closson Center
10 - 2 Paloma, Stewart Manor, Edwards, and Ananta Houses Hospitality Room -- Gunsolley Hall/Dan B. Kelly Lounge
10:30 a.m. Choir Concert -- Shaw Center/Carol Hall
11:00 a.m. Homecoming Court Crowning -- Shaw Center Amphitheatre
11:00 a.m. Women's JV Soccer vs. *Alumni -- "The Razz" Soccer Facility
11 a.m. - noon Solah Sister Social -- Marietta Walker Hall 3rd Floor
11:30 a.m. Women's Volleyball vs. MidAmerica Nazarene -- Closson Center (Tickets available at the gate.  Adults $5, Students $3, Senior Citizens $3, Children 12 and under Free)
11:30 a.m. Pep Rally -- Shaw Center Amphitheatre
11:30 - 1:30 Yellowjacket Tailgate Party -- Campus Quad ($8 per person, cash only at the event)
11:45 a.m. House Chaplains Clash for Cash Tug of War -- Campus Quad
Noon Paloma, Stewart Manor, and Edwards Houses Anniversary Celebration -- Shaw Center Amphitheatre
Noon Champions Lunch for 2006 SIFE and Men's Soccer -- Higdon Administration Building/Harpham Heritage Chapel
12 - 1:30 p.m. Tiona Open House -- Graybill Hall/Garden level
12:15 p.m. Future Student Sub and Pizza Party -- East of the Hampton Center
12:15 p.m. Drumline Performance -- Shaw Center Amphitheatre
1:00 p.m. Graceland Players Improv Troupe -- Shaw Center/JR Theatre
1 - 4 p.m. Emeriti, Class of '66, and Class of '91 Hospitality Room -- MSC/Americas Rooms
1 - 3 p.m. Stewart Manor Open House Celebrating 60 Years -- Graybill Hall/Top floor
2:00 p.m. Homecoming Football Game vs. Evangel University -- Huntsman Field
Half time presentations of the Freeman Awards and Hall of Fame Induction.
2:00 p.m. Ergo and Friends Recital -- Shaw Center/Carol Hall
3 - 5 p.m. 18th Annual GALA Reception -- Resch Science & Technology Hall/Rm 106
5:00 p.m. Class of 1966 Honor Class Dinner -- Higdon Administration Building/Harpham Heritage Chapel ($25 per person.  Purchase tickets in the Helene Center Atrium.)
5:00 p.m. Honor Class Dinners -- Shaw Center/Lobby ($25 per person. Purchase tickets in the Helene Center Atrium.)
6:00 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. Evangel University -- "The Razz" Soccer Facility  (Tickets available at the gate.  Adults $5, Students $3, Senior Citizens $3, Children 12 and under Free)
7:30 p.m. Broadway on "the Hill" -- Homecoming Musical -- Shaw Center/Shaw Family Auditorium ($10 per person available at the Shaw Center Ticket Office at 641.784.5296)
8:00 p.m. Men's Soccer vs. Evangel University -- "The Razz" Soccer Facility  (Tickets available at the gate.  Adults $5, Students $3, Senior Citizens $3, Children 12 and under Free)
8:00 p.m. The Unpredictables -- MSC/Main Room
9 - 10:30 p.m. Graceland’s Got Talent…Homecoming Edition – MSC/Main Room

Sunday, October 2

8:00 a.m. Crescent Breakfast -- Higdon Administration Building/Harpham Heritage Chapel
9:30 - 9:50 a.m. *Alumni Choir Rehearsal -- Shaw Center/Shaw Family Auditorium
10:30 a.m. Homecoming Worship Service -- Morning Message by Carol Shaw -- Shaw Center/Shaw Family Auditorium
11:45 a.m. The President's Brunch -- MSC/Main Room -- Presidential Society Members Only
2:00 p.m. Broadway on "the Hill" -- Homecoming Musical -- Shaw Center/Shaw Family Auditorium ($10 per person available at the Shaw Center Ticket Office at 641.784.5296)
2:00 p.m. JV Football vs. Simpson College -- Huntsman Field (Admission is Free)

*Former athletes and musicans are invited to participate in indicated sports and music events.