Reunion Chair:  Sharea Watson Clark

Congratulations, Class of 1997, on your 25-Year Reunion! The College looks forward to celebrating you during Homecoming Weekend, October 7-9, 2022. Registration will be available by July 1, 2022.  

To prepare for this occasion, please be sure to:

  • Make your hotel reservation today. This list of local Madison and surrounding area accommodations is an excellent resource.
  • Update your contact information to ensure you receive updates on your Reunion.

See you on campus in October!



  • 5:30 p.m. - Alumni Awards Presentation on the Campus Center patio under a tent (Doors open at 5:00 p.m.)
    • Alumni Achievement Award Honorees
      • Deby Grosskopf Dihoff '73
      • Charles Stewart '63
    • Distinguished Young Alumni Award Honorees
      • Adam Clevenger '05
      • Okletey Wilson-Tei '09
      • Devon Sharpe '13
  • 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Reception
    Join Alumni Award Honorees, trustees, faculty, staff, and students on the patio of the Campus Center as we welcome everyone back to campus for Homecoming Weekend. Enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.
  • 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. - Bingo
    Join students, alumni, faculty, and staff in the Withrow Activities Center (Campus Center) for a great bingo game! 


  • 8:00 a.m. - The Scenic: 5K with a View.  - TBD
    Begin and end at Alumni Stadium. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m.
  • 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Campus Bookstore
    The College Bookstore is located on the lower level of the Campus Center.
    A small store is also located at Alumni Stadium.
  • 10:00 a.m. – Coach Mentoring Program Presentation & Meet n' Greet - Location TBD
    Join current student mentees and alumni mentors to learn about Hanover's newest mentor program. Presented by Jenny Siepler Moss '06, Executive Director of the Levett Career Center & Christy Hughes, Director of Alumni Relations. Mini Continental Breakfast Provided
  • 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. -  Science Center 
    Take a self-guided tour and enjoy displays that include colorful minerals, rare & unusual fossils, art & cultural exhibits, a butterfly collection, and more. Take a ride on the science side!  Make sure to stop by to see The Burning Tree Mastodon - the world's most-complete American mastodon on permanent display!
  • 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Walking Campus Tour
    The campus walking tour will last for approximately one hour. Your group will depart from the campus clock at Ball Drive and Scenic Drive (near Admissions). A student ambassador will lead your group, stopping at each location on the route to provide additional information and answer questions. This is an outdoor event, and we recommend you bring good walking shoes and dress for the weather. Please note: The Admission Office will be closed. If you would like to talk with an admission counselor, please see our visit options at https://www.hanover.edu/admission/.
  • 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. -  Multicultural Reunion - Reserved parking spot in the tailgate lot
    The Reunion seeks to establish a sense of inclusion among alumni who may or may not have had that community as students by celebrating the strength we find in our overlapping personal, cultural, spiritual, and social identities.  Bring lawn chairs (seating will not be provided) and coolers to enjoy an afternoon with friends!
  • 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. -  LGBTQA+ Reunion - Reserved parking spot in the tailgate lot
    Join members of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning alumni/ae community in the tailgate lot to celebrate pride and love. All alumni, allies, and guests are invited. Bring lawn chairs (seating not provided) and coolers and enjoy an afternoon with friends!
  • 11:00 a.m.  to 4:30 p.m. - Volleyball Reunion and Alumni Matchup 
    The match-up game will be held in Horner Center, followed by a reunion in the tailgate lot. Make sure to register for the match-up to help us determine if there is interest.
  • 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Class of 1997: 25-Year Reunion 
    Bring your lawn chairs (seating not provided) and coolers to enjoy an afternoon with friends in your tailgating spot during Hanoverfest! Look for your reunion banner! Classmates are encouraged to bring yard games or other tailgating items. Enjoy the following with friends and family:
    • Food Trucks
    • Inflatables 
    • Photo Booth
    • Give-a-ways
    • Face Paint

  • 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - VIP Reception - Invitation Only - Location TBD
  • 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Football vs. Blufton- GO PANTHERS!
  • 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. - ALL ALUMNI DINNER REUNION (new)
    Location:  Campus Center Main Dining Room
     Cost:  TBD: includes buffet dinner and open bar
    • Reception Hour
      • 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Check-in to receive your nametag, and the bar opens
      • 6:50 p.m. - Campus update and dinner prayer by President Lake Lambert
    • Dinner Hour
      • 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
        Enjoy a special buffet created by Parkhurst Chef and Food Network Chopped Challenger Andrew Welenken.
    • Social Time 
      • 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 


  • 10:00 a.m. - Sunday Morning Service at Hanover Presbyterian Church
    Join President Lambert at the Hanover Presbyterian Church, located at 174 East Main Street, Hanover, IN  47243, as he leads the church services on Sunday, October 3. Rev. Dr. Catherine Y.E. Knott, Ph.D., will provide the Holy Communion.


Our Hanover gives you private access to the online alumni directory, allows you to update your alumni profile, check out the alumni-only benefits you have access to, and gives back to the College even easier. Don't forget to often visit your alumni page https://our.hanover.edu/alumni-home for up-to-date information on the Alumni Association and the College, learn about upcoming alumni events, and keep your information current.


  • Please become a member of our Our Hanover to update your information and look up classmates
  • Join our Alumni Facebook Group
  • Share your ideas for future alumni events
  • Join your classmates in supporting today's Hanover College students with a gift.


Christy Hughes
Director of Alumni Relations


Nicole McKown
Director of Constituency Engagement and Annual Fund