Join us for a celebration weekend at Hanover College's 96th-annual Homecoming Weekend on October 13-15. The festivities include the presentation of Hanover's most prestigious alum awards, a victory for the football team, a 50-year class reunion, and many other exciting events. Check the links above to learn more about the Homecoming Schedule, Reunions, Greek House activities, and lodging options. Don't forget to check back frequently for updates.

Due to the need for special seating arrangements and food preparation, registration for Homecoming activities is now closed. For any inquiries, please get in touch with Michelle Reidel at 812-866-7194.


Please review the Hanover College Athletic Department's Football Tailgating Policy.  

Traffic and Road Closures

Homecoming Information

New This Year

Let's start homecoming with a bang on Friday, October 13, by rocking the clock! DJ Tonee will be there with a fantastic playlist to get everyone moving. Indulge in some drinks from our cash bar, which includes beer, wine, water, and other beverages. Don't miss out on the special reunion gatherings for the Classes of 2013 and 1998 - bring your lawn chairs and dancing shoes! Also, note that the VIP Dinner will now be held on Friday evening, October 13, while the Alumni Awards have a new date and time at noon on Saturday, October 14.


  • August 2023: An email will go out to year's season tailgate holders to renew their tailgate spot. They will forfeit their spot if not renewed by mid-August. Tailgate Football Players and their families can sign up for open tailgate spots.
  • Late August 2023: The tailgate link will be active on the athletic website for NEW season tailgate spots. Season spots are $100.00
  • Late September 2023: 
    These spots are first-come, first-serve until the grass lot sells out. These spots are $25.00 per spot and will be available through the link only, with no phone calls.

Stay Up-To-Date

Please visit the alum portal to register or log in to get started. If you're new to our community, register as a New User. We'll verify your alum status, and once confirmed, you'll have full access to the site.

With our exclusive alum section on the website, you can easily update your contact and business information, access the online directory, view your giving history, and choose what information you want to display. Additionally, you'll have access to all the benefits of being an alum! 

If you need any assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Campus Store

Don't forget to get your HC gear from Slingshot, the newly opened Campus Store. You can check out their merchandise at Special bundles and discounts for alums are coming soon!

Experience Hanover

Are you interested in having your child or HC legacy Experience Hanover? The Office of Admission is holding a group visit on Saturday, October 14, for future Hanover students. Register your visit today.

Homecoming 2024

  • October 5, 2024
    • 10-Year Reunion:  Class of 2014
    • 25-Year Reunion:  Class of 1999
    • 50-Year Reunion:  Class of 1974
    • Golden Panthers:  All classes celebrating 51+ years
  • Homecoming 2025 - TBD



Homecoming FAQs

What if I need special assistance or Campus Safety?

Where can I park throughout the weekend?

Handicap-accessible parking is available around campus, and signage will be provided. All other parking will be on a first-come, first-served basis, and signage will be provided.

When do the tailgate fields open, and what are the rules?

The tailgate lot will open at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 14. Any remaining tailgate spots will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. See above regarding homecoming tailgate reservations. Check back, as tailgate rules and options may change.

What are the important game-day times?

  • Volleyball:  10/13/23 -  vs. Manchester - 7:00 p.m. in Collier Arena
  • Soccer (W): 10/14/23 - vs. Bluffton - 1:00 p.m. at HC Soccer Field
  • Football: 10/14/23 vs. Manchester - 1:30 p.m. at Alumni Stadium
  • Soccer (M): 10/14/23 vs. Bluffton - 3:30 p.m. at HC Soccer Field