*Due to the current rise of Covid cases in Jefferson County,
Hanover College REQUIRES masks for all indoor events.

*Registration is required for all events.

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) - DUE TO LIMITED CAPACITY, THE CAMPUS TOUR IS FULL - REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THIS TOUR
  • 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 in the Campus Center patio (Doors open at 5:00 p.m.)
    • Alumni Achievement Award Honorees
      • Geoff Lorenz '65
      • Curtis Stine '71
    • Distinguished Young Alumni Award Honorees
      • Brianna Harlan '15
      • Benjamin Gunning '08
  • 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Welcome Reception
    Join Alumni Award Honorees, trustees, faculty, staff, and students on the patio of the Campus Center as we welcome everyone back to campus for Homecoming Weekend.  Enjoy heavy hor d'oeuvres and a cash bar.
  • 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 game of bingo! 

Saturday, October 2, 2021

  • 8:00 a.m. - The Scenic: 5K with a View
    Begin and end at Alumni Stadium.  Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m.
  • 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Campus Bookstore
    The College Bookstore is located on the lower level of the Campus Center.
  • 9:00 a.m. - Walking Campus Tour (open to all guests)
    Meet in front of the Campus Center at 8:50.  The campus tour will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.  
  • 10:00 a.m.Virtual Musical Performance with Madlen Batchvarova
    Hanover Choir Soloists in a Homecoming Voice Recital
    Recent choral program graduates, Ty Allen’21, Celeste Hackmann’21, Rosemary Kent’21, Cecilia Susott’21, Cecilia Zmudzinski’21 and senior Arianna Harris-Kawano’22 perform favorite art songs, arias, and duets accompanied on the piano by their voice professor, Dr. Madlen Batchvarova.  Click on the title of the program to join the virtual Zoom session, meet the performers and enjoy the concert.
  • 10:00 a.m. Coach Mentoring Program Presentation
    Join current student mentees and alumni mentors in Lynn Hall 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
  • 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. -  Science Center Open House
    Faculty and staff will offer tours, displays, presentations, and demonstrations.  The Geology Club will also hold a silent auction, tours, and a geode smash.  Chemistry Demonstrations at 11:00 a.m. - for all ages!  
  • 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Madison Main Street Downtown Loft Tour
    Enjoy a self-guided tour of downtown loft spaces in varying stages of development.  For more information, stop by the alumni tent during Hanoverfest or call 812-274-0195.  Cost:  $15
  • 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. -  Multicultural Reunion
    The Multicultural Reunion will be held in the newly renovated Haq Center (old Alumni Lounge in Campus Center). 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.
  • 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. - Benjamin Templeton Scholars Reunion
    Were you a Benjamin Templeton Scholars? Then join us in a private tent in the tailgate lot and meet members from the Advisory Committee.
  • 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. -  LGBTQA+ Reunion
    Join members of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning alumni/ae community in a private tent during Hanoverfest in the tailgate lot to celebrate pride and love. All alumni, allies, and guests are invited from the entire Hanover College family.
  • 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Volleyball Reunion and Alumni Matchup 
    The reunion will be held outside of Horner.  Make sure to register for the matchup to help us determine if there is interest.
  • 11:00 a.m.Golf Cart Campus Tour -  FULL
    Due to limited capacity, the registration is closed for the Campus Tour. 
    Take a campus tour and see what's new and exciting.  Limited golf cart seating is available and registration is required. Meet at 10:50 a.m. in front of the Campus Center.  The tour will begin promptly at 11:00 a.m.
  • 11:00 a.m.Long College for Women Discussion
    Did you know that Hanover had a Women's College?  Find out more as Linda Cunningham Morice '70 discusses the Long College for Women at the Duggan Library near Archives.
  • 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  – GOLDEN PANTHER REUNION LUNCHEON
    The Classes of 1955, 1956, 1960, 1961, 1965, and 1966 will come together for a special luncheon
    • Location:  Campus Center
    • Cost: $20 per person
    • Class Photos: 11:30 a.m.
    11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. - REUNION ZERO FOR CLASSES OF 2020 AND 2021 
    • The most recent graduating class is now 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 reunion zero 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, 45-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!
  • 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.HANOVERFEST - Located in the tailgate lot and is open to all guests. 
    • Walk-Up Food and Beverage Purchases 
    • Inflatables (free)
    • Photo Booth - capture that special memory (free) - located in the Campus Center lobby
    • 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
  • 12:00 p.m.Pet Parade
    Join Theresa Hitchcock, Associate Director of Student Life, for a Pet Parade
    • Bring your pet to the pet parade and receive a free gift for your pet.
    • Meet at 11:45 a.m./Parade starts at 12:00 p.m.
    • Check-in located at 149 File Street
  • 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - VIP Reception - Invitation Only 
  • 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Football vs Anderson - GO PANTHERS!
  • 1:30 p.m.Champions Club Gathering
    Champions Club members are you coming to the Homecoming football game on Oct. 2nd?  If so, you are cordially invited to spend some time in the President's box with the President and other Champions Club members between 1:15 and the conclusion of the game.  Seating in the box is extremely limited so you may want to watch the game from the bleachers but feel free to stop by the box for a little snack and to say hi.  
  • 1:30 p.m.Walking Campus Tour with limited golf cart seating - FULL (registration is closed)
    This private tour is available for 50-Year Classes Only -
    Meet in front of  Campus Center by 1:20 p.m.  The tour will begin promptly at 1:30 p.m.
  • 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!
  • 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. - 50-YEAR REUNION AT THE POINT
    Classes of 1970 and 1971
    After spending the day at Hanoverfest, the Classes of 1970 and 1971 will gather on The Point for their milestone reunion.  The cost is $65 per person and registration is required to attend
    • 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) 
      • 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
  • 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, 2021

  • 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.  The walk will be led by Tim Hoffman '71.

  • 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. - The Class of 1971 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.  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 historic Shrewsbury-Windle House
    Stop by any time between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to visit 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.  Please contact Jill and Don Wiest at wiestfive@yahoo.com for more information.

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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