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.


Registration is now open and is required for all events, including free events, and ends on Friday, September 30. After September 30, refunds will not be available.

Friday, October 7, 2022

  • 5:30 p.m. - Class of 1972 Friday Night Gathering at Tom and Janet Huber Lowry's Home at 2205 South Logan's Point Drive, Hanover, IN 47243, featuring panoramic views of the Ohio River Valley. 
    • 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 
    Location: Campus Center/Patio (Doors open at 5:00 p.m.)
    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
      • Okletey Wilson-Tei '09
      • Devon Sharpe '13
  • 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 8, 2022

  • 8:00 a.m. Tailgate Lot Opens
    • September 19: a link to reserve Homecomings tailgate spots will be added to the website. These spots are first-come, first-serve until the grass lot sells. These spots are $25.00 per spot.
  • 9:00 a.m. - Class of 1972 Bridge Walk hosted by Randy '72 and Burtie Beekman McPhee '72
    • Meet in the lobby of the Fairfield Inn
    • The scenic trek is approximately one mile across the Ohio River Bridge and back. We will take Ferry Street to the Harlan and Hannah Hubbard Walkway from the Fairfield Inn. Many Hanoverians of this era were familiar with the Hubbards and the simplistic lifestyle they knew and loved. Bottled water will be provided.
  • 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. - Footfall: Poems of the Camino Poetry Reading --*JUST ADDED
    Join Suzanne Doerge '76 in Duggan Library (Archives) as she reads from her book of poetry about her pilgrimage while on the Camino de Santiago.
  • 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Campus Bookstore
    The College Bookstore is on the lower level of the Campus Center.
  • 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!
  • 9:00 a.m. - Men's Lacrosse Alumni Game
    Join Coach Roberts for an alumni game and tailgating at spots #12 and #13!
  • 10:00 a.m. - Coach Mentoring Program - Campus Center/Cafe 1827
    Are you interested in becoming an alumni mentor for a current student? Already a Coach mentor, or mentee? Join us and get a free coffee for your testimonial! Join us for an informal gathering at Cafe 1827, located on the lower level of the Campus Center.
  • 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Beta Brothers Gathering
    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 available.
  • 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Class of 1972 Psychology Major Gathering
    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 available.
  • 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 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: Employee Dining Room/Campus Center
    • Cost: $35 per person 
    • Class Photos: 11:30 a.m.
    • 1:30 p.m. - watch the game in the Withrow Activities Center
  • 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: Private tent during Hanoverfest for tailgating - look for the banner!
  • 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - LGBTQA+ Gathering
    Are you coming to the tailgate lot? Join our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning alums/a community members 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. 
    • Location:  Private tent during Hanoverfest for tailgating - look for the banner and grab a t-shirt!
    • Location:  Lynn Hall 120: Tour the LBGTQIA+ Center, trivia, food, drinks
  • 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Volleyball Reunion and Alumni Matchup
    All HC alumnae volleyball players are invited to return to the Horner Center for a match-up game, 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: Tailgate lot behind visitor seating. 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
    • Private pop-up tent in Hanoverfest area - look for the reunion banner
    • No charge
    • 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 pop-up tent in Hanoverfest area - look for the reunion banner
    • No charge
    • Food trucks
    • Lawn chairs are highly encouraged (seating will not be provided)
  • 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - VIP Reception
    Location: Campus Center - By 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. - Class of 1972: 50-Year Dinner Reunion
    • Location: Science Center - NEW LOCATION
    • 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, Darrin Rubino, Professor of Biology
      • 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.
  • 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. - ALL ALUMNI DINNER REUNION (new)
    • Location: Campus Center Main Dining Room and Patio
    • Cost: $30 per person / $12 for children ages 6 to 14 / Free for children under the age of 5 (includes open bar)
    • 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 
    • Dinner
      • 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • Social Time

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)
    Cost: $10 donation at the door.
    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. The house was 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.