Please be aware that Hanover College is under construction this Fall. Areas near College Avenue from the Campus Safety Building (Stone House) to Hendricks may be unavailable for parking during this event. You may arrive on campus using the Main Entrance onto Scenic Drive or the entrance onto Madison Avenue to File Street.

Plans are underway as we prepare for the 2023 homecoming weekend.   Come back often.

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Opens July 2023

Friday, October 13, 2023

  • 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.: VIP EVENT
    Location: TBD: By Invitation Only

  • 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.:  HOMECOMING KICK-OFF PARTY!
    On Friday night, October 7, the Hanover College Alumni Association will host its first Homecoming Kickoff Party. This year's event will occur at the Four Corners (campus clock). Enjoy an evening of live music, food, and a cash bar.
    • Reunion Celebrations
      • Class of 2013
      • Class of 1999
      • Class of 1973
  • 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.: BINGO
    Join students, alums, faculty, and staff in the Withrow Activities Center (Campus Center) for a great bingo game!

Saturday, October 14, 2023

  • 8:00 a.m.:  TAILGATE LOT OPENS
    Any remaining spaces will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.:  CAMPUS BOOKSTORE 
    The College Bookstore is on the lower level of the Campus Center and Alumni Stadium.
  • 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.:  SCIENCE CENTER 
    Take a ride on the science side! Take a self-guided tour and enjoy displays that include colorful minerals, rare & unusual fossils, art & cultural exhibits, a butterfly collection, and more. Make sure to stop by to see The Burning Tree Mastodon - the world's most-complete American mastodon on permanent display!
  • 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.:  GOLDEN PANTHER REUNION BRUNCH
    • TBD
  • 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.:  BETA BROTHERS REUNION
    Meet in Cafe 1827 on the lower level of the Campus Center. Grab your favorite Starbucks coffee and catch up with friends. A few reserved tables will be reserved.
  • 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.:  WALKING CAMPUS TOUR (Campus Map)
    The campus walking tour will last for approximately one hour. A group will depart from the campus clock at 11:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. (Ball Drive and Scenic Drive near Admissions) with a student ambassador who will lead your group. The walking tour will stop at each location on the route to provide additional information and answer questions. We recommend bringing good walking shoes and dressing 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
  • 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.:  MULTICULTURAL GATHERING
    The reunion seeks to establish a sense of inclusion among alums 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 not provided) and coolers for a great afternoon with friends! 
    • Location: TBD
  • 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.:  LGBTQIA+ CELEBRATION
    Join our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning alums/community members to celebrate pride and love. 
    • Location: TBD
  • 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: HANOVERFEST
    • Located: Tailgate lot behind visitor seating. Open to all guests.
      • Inflatables
      • Give-a-ways
      • Face Paint14
      • Clubs & Departmental Tents
  • 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. -  ALUMNI AWARDS PRESENTATIONS
    Location: Campus Center Lobby & Patio

    The Alumni Leadership Council (ALC) is proud to invite you to the 2023 Alumni Awards. Join trustees, faculty, staff, and students as we honor the 2023 Alumni Award recipients.
    • Alumni Achievement Award Honorees
      • TBD - announced Spring 2023
    • Distinguished Young Alumni Award Honorees
      • TBD - announced Spring 2023
  • 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - HC FOOTBALL (tickets available at the gate)
    Champions Club members, are you coming to the Homecoming football game on October 14? If so, you are welcome to spend some time in the President's box with the President and other Champions Club members between 1:15 and the game's conclusion. Seating in the box is minimal, so you may want to watch the game from the bleachers but feel free to stop by the box for a snack and say hi.
  • 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. - CLASS OF 1973 & 50-YEAR REUNION DINNER
    • Location: Science Center 
    • Cost: TBD 
    • Reception:
      • 5:00 p.m.:  Check in to receive your nametag, class gift, and a special gift from the alumni office. (must be present)
      • 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.:  Social Hour with appetizers 
      • 5:30 p.m.:  Class Photo for Class of 1973 members
      • 5:45 p.m.:  Special Guest Speaker
      • 5:50 p.m.:  Welcome and Prayer from President Lake Lambert 
    • Dinner Buffet
      • 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • Social Time
      • 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 15, 2023

  • 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.