We are still in the process of planning and finalizing all events for Homecoming. The items listed as TBD are still being discussed. Check back often for updates. Registration is required for all events - coming July 2022

Friday, October 7, 2022

  • 5:30 p.m. - Class of 1972 Friday Night Gathering at Tom and Janet Huber Lowry's Home
    • Cost: $25 per person (registration required)
    • Food Provided: Jendy's Pizza and Smokin' Crows BBQ
  • 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Alumni Awards Presentation & Reception on the Campus Center patio under a tent (Doors open at 5:00 p.m.)
    Kick-off Homecoming weekend with our annual Alumni Awards. The Alumni Leadership Council (ALC) is proud to invite you to the 2022 Alumni Awards. Join trustees, faculty, staff, and students on the patio of the Campus Center as we honor the 2022 Alumni Award recipients and reception immediately following. Enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres and an open bar. 
    • Alumni Achievement Award Honorees
      • Deby Grosskopf Dihoff '73
      • Charles Stewart '63
    • Distinguished Young Alumni Award Honorees
      • Adam Clevenger '05
      • Devon Sharpe '13
      • Okletey Wilson-Tei '09
  • 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!

Saturday, October 8, 2022

  • 9:00 a.m. - Class of 1972 Bridge Walk led by Randy '72 and Burtie Beekman McPhee '72
    • Meet in the lobby of the Fairfield Inn
    • The Milton–Madison Bridge (also known as the Harrison Street Bridge) is a continuous truss bridge that connects Milton, Kentucky, and Madison, Indiana. It carries approximately 10,000 cars a day. The old structure was replaced with a completely new continuous truss constructed on temporary piers adjacent to the operational span between 2011 and 2012 and slid into place after the demolition of the old span using a construction method called "truss sliding." The new crossing opened to vehicle traffic in April 2014, and a pedestrian sidewalk opened that October.
  • 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Campus Bookstore
    The College Bookstore is on the lower level of the Campus Center.
  • 10:00 a.m. - Coach Alumni-Student Mentoring Program - 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
  • 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!
  • 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Walking Campus Tour (Campus Map)
    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. 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 2:00 p.m. - GOLDEN PANTHER REUNION LUNCHEON
    All alumni celebrating 51+ years of being a Hanover graduate are welcome for a special luncheon.
    • Location: Withrow Activities Center/Campus Center
    • Cost: $35 per person and includes: 
    • Class Photos: 11:30 a.m.
    • 1:30 p.m. - watch the game from the Alumni Lounge
  • 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Multicultural Gathering- Tailgate Lot (reserved parking space)
    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 not provided) and coolers for a great afternoon with friends!
  • 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - LGBTQA+ Gathering- Tailgate Lot (reserved parking space)
    Join members of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning alumni/ae community in the tailgate lot to celebrate pride and love. Bring lawn chairs (seating not provided) and coolers for a great afternoon with friends! All alumni, allies, and guests are welcome.
  • 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. - HANOVERFEST - Located in the tailgate lot and is open to all guests.
    • Food Trucks
    • Inflatables
    • Give-a-ways
    • Face Paint
  • 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Class of 2012: 10-Year Tailgate Reunion
    • Reserved parking spot in the tailgate lot - look for the reunion banner
    • Food can be purchased at one of the food trucks
    • Lawn chairs are highly encouraged (seating will not be provided)
  • 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Class of 1997: 25-Year Tailgate Reunion
    • Reserved parking spot in the tailgate lot - look for the reunion banner
    • Food can be purchased at one of the food trucks
    • Lawn chairs are highly encouraged (seating will not be provided)
  • 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - VIP Reception - Invitation Only
  • 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Football vs. Blufton- GO PANTHERS! (tickets available at the gate)
  • 1:30 p.m. - Champions Club Gathering 
    Champions Club members, are you coming to the Homecoming football game on Oct. 8nd? 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. - 50-YEAR REUNION for Class of 1972
    Reunion Location: Ogle Center
    Cost: $70 per person 
    • Reception
      • 5:00 p.m. - Check-in to receive your nametag, class gift, and reunion pin.
      • 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Social Hour with appetizers (open bar)
      • 5:30 p.m. - Class Photo for Class of 1972 members
      • 5:45 p.m. - Special Guest Speaker, TBD
      • 5:50 p.m. - Welcome and Prayer from President Lake Lambert and dinner prayer
    • Dinner Buffet
      • 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • Social Time
      • 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. - ALL ALUMNI DINNER REUNION (new)
    Location: Campus Center Main Dining Room and Patio
    Cost: $45 per person / $18 for children ages 6 to 14 / Free for children under the age of 5.
    • Reception (with hors d'oeuvres and open bar)
      • 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Check-in (pick up nametags) 
      • 6:50 p.m. - Campus update and dinner prayer by President Lake Lambert
    • Dinner
      • 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • Social Time
      • 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 9, 2022

  • 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.
  • 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Tour of the Shrewsbury-Windle House (Optional)
    The Charles L. Shrewsbury House (also known as the Shrewsbury–Windle House) is a historic house museum located at 301 West First Street in Madison, Indiana. Built in 1842 to a design by Francis Costigan, it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1994 for its fine Classical Revival architecture and is located in the Madison Historic District.
    • Cost: $10 per person