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*Please know that this page will continue to be updated throughout the coming months. 
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Friday, October 1, 2021

  • 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Walking Campus Tour for Class of 1970 and 1971 with limited golf cart seating available (meet at Campus Center)
  • 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Class of 1970 Friday Night Gathering at Betsy Johnson’s Home
  • 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. - Class of 1971 Friday Night Gathering at Tom and Janet Huber Lowry's Home
  • 5:30 p.m. - Alumni Awards Reception at the Campus Center
    • Alumni Achievement Award Honorees
      • Geoff Lorenz '65
      • Curtis Stine '71
    • Distinguished Young Alumni Award Honorees
      • Brianna Harlan '15
      • Benjamin Gunning '08
  • 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. - Bingo in the Withrow Activities Center (Campus Center)

Saturday, October 2, 2021

  • 7:30 a.m. - The Scenic: 5K with a View.  Begin and end at Alumni Stadium
  • 9:00 a.m. - Campus Tours – Meet at the Campus Center for a walking tour (open to all)
  • 10:00 a.m. – Virtual Musical Performance with Madlen (Pre-recorded and added here when ready)
  • 10:00 a.m. – Hanover's new Coach Mentoring Program Discission in Lynn Hall 
    • Presented by Jenny Siepler Moss '06, Executive Director of the Levett Career Center & Christy Hughes, Director of Alumni Relations
  • 10:00 a.m. – Walking Campus Tour with limited golf cart seating available for 50-Year Classes Only (meet at Campus Center)
  • 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. -  Science Center Open House with displays, presentations, and demonstrations
  • TIME TBD: Volleyball Tailgate Reunion and possible alumni matchup
  • TIME TBD:  Multicultural Reunion in the Haq Center (located in the Campus Center)
  • 11:00 a.m. - LGBTQA+ Reunion in a private tent during Hanoverfest
  • 11:00 a.m. – Walking Campus Tour - Meet at the Campus Center
  • 11:00 a.m. – Long College for Women Discussion/Presentation by Linda Cunningham Morice '70 at Duggan Library/Archives
  • 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.HANOVERFEST in the tailgate lot and is open to all and bring your own beverage
    • Walk-Up Food and Beverage Purchases (cash only and with a different menu after the game)
    • Inflatables (free)
    • Photo Booth - capture that special memory (free)
    • Live Music by Rusty Bladen (after the game until 7:30 p.m.) (free - bring your lawn chairs)
    • Reunion Row:  Reserved tents to celebrate all classes ending in 0's, 1's, 5's, and 6's from 1970 to 2021 (see below)
  • 11:00 a.m. – Golden Panther Reunion Luncheon (see below)
  • 12:00 p.m. – Pet Parade with Theresa Hitchcock, Associate Director of Student Life
    • Bring your pet to the pet parade! $10 fee plus gift
    • Meet at 11:45 a.m./Parade starts at 12:00 p.m.
    • Check-in located at 149 File Street
  • TBD – VIP Reception by invitation only
  • 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Football vs Anderson - GO PANTHERS!
  • 1:30 p.m. – Champions Club Gathering
  • 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - Live music by Rusty Bladen.  Bring your lawn chair and join us in the tailgate for a live concert!
  • 8:00 p.m. - Fireworks sponsored by the Office of Student Life! 
    The best location to see this is at Horner Center.  Anything closer will be very loud so be prepared!

Sunday, October 3

  • 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. - Class of 1971 Ohio River Bridge Walk
    Join fellow classmates for an early morning walk on the Madison/Milton Bridge. The group will gather at the northeast end of the bridge on Vaughn Drive at the Harlan and Anna Hubbard Walkway, which provides ramp access to the bridge walk. Parking is available on the street.

  • 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  - Class of 1970 Brunch in the Ogle Center
    Join fellow classmates from the class of 1970 in the Ogle Center as they wrap up their 50-year reunion weekend. 
  • 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Brunch at Judy McNamee Collins home located at 1027 Telegraph Hill Road, Madison, IN  47250.  Click HERE for directions.
  • 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.
  • 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Tour of the historic Shrewsbury-Windle House
    Located at 301 West First Street, Madison, IN  47250, this award-winning home was built in 1846-1849 for Captain Charles Shrewsbury. Francis Costigan designed the house in the classic Greek revival style. The house recently underwent a 5-year, $2.2-million dollar restoration. It is adorned with ornately carved stonework and elaborate iron railings. Inside is a spiral staircase, intricate plaster moldings, 12-foot tall doors, and 16-foot high ceilings. In other words, absolutely gorgeous! Admission is $10 at the door.

Homecoming Class Reunions

  • 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - GOLDEN PANTHER LUNCHEON REUNION 
    The Classes of 1955, 1956, 1960, 1961, 1965, and 1966 will come together for a special luncheon
    • Location:  Campus Center
    • Class Photos
    • Hear from President Lake Lambert
  • 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. - REUNION ZERO - *New* 
    Classes of 2020 and 2021
    • The most recent graduating class will now be invited back to Homecoming and Reunion Weekend!  This year, the Classes of 2020 and 2021 will come together in a private tent to celebrate their reunions during Hanoverfest.
  • 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. - REUNION ROW CLASS GATHERINGS 
    Classes of 1970, 1971, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1981, 1985, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2020, and 2021
    • Each year a group of classes is invited back to campus for their 5-year, 10-year, 15-year, 20-year, 25-year, 30-year, 35-year, 40-year, and 50-year reunions.  Those reunion classes will have a private dedicated tent to gather and celebrate.  This year, due to the cancellation of last year's Homecoming, the 2020 reunion classes are invited back to join the 2021 reunion classes for one big celebration during Hanoverfest.  So bring your lawn chairs, coolers, and let's have some fun!
  • 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. - 50-YEAR REUNION AT THE POINT
    Classes of 1970 and 1971
    After spending the day on Reunion Row (see above), the Classes of 1970 and 1971 will gather on The Point for their milestone reunion.
    • Reunion Reception 
      • 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Check-in to receive your nametag, class gift, and reunion pin.
      • 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. - Cash Bar Opens (cash only)Special Gift Presentation
      • 5:30 p.m. - Class Photo for Class of 1970
      • 5:40 p.m. - Class Photo for Class of 1971
      • 6:40 p.m. - Special Guest, Professor Darin Rubino will explain the special class gift
      • 6:45 p.m. - Welcome and Prayer from President Lake Lambert and dinner prayer
    • Reunion Dinner 
      • 7:00 p.m. - Enjoy a special menu created by Parkhurst Chef, and Food Network Chopped Challenger, Andrew Welenken
      • 7:45 p.m. - Live Music and Dancing
      • 10:00 p.m. - Last Dance

Plans are currently underway to prepare for Homecoming and Reunion Weekend on October 1 through 3, 2021!  Our hope is that the pandemic subsides but we will continue to follow CDC guidelines and recommendations.  Information will be available in early Summer.

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