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Plan to join us on the Elmhurst College campus in October for Homecoming and Family Weekend 2013! This year’s festivities take place October 3-6 and offer a full weekend of fun.

All Weekend Activities
Friday, October 4
Saturday, October 5
Sunday, October 6

You can also view the schedule in a booklet format here.

Thursday, October 3

*all events marked with asterisks require a reservation

Class of 1963 Pre-Reunion Celebration*
6:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Blume Board Room
Begin your Fifty-Year Reunion weekend on campus, sharing memories and stories with friends, while enjoying hors d’oeuvres in the heart of campus.

Theatre Production
Noises Off
8:00 p.m.    
Mill Theatre, 253 Walter St., Elmhurst
To purchase tickets, contact the Mill Theatre box office at (630) 617-3005 or mill@elmhurst.edu.

Friday, October 4

Fifty-Year Club Friday*
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. 
$25 per person (includes breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and programs)
Fifty-Year Club members (all that have graduated prior to or in 1963) are invited to spend the day on campus familiarizing yourself with the College today and reminiscing with your classmates over the memories of yesterday. 

Registration/Breakfast
9:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.
Frick Center, Blume Board Room
Meet and greet other Fifty-Year Club members over breakfast as you celebrate Homecoming weekend. 

Alumni College
Attend a class taught by Elmhurst College professors, especially designed with alumni in mind.

10:0011:00 a.m. 
"Keeping the Aging Brain Healthy"
Frick Center, Blume Board Room
Taught by Dr. Helga Noice, professor of psychology, and Dr. Tony Noice, actor/director and professor of theater, experts in cognitive performance in older adults.

Lunch
11:00 a.m.– 1:15 p.m.
Frick Center, Blume Board Room
Join the group for a light lunch in the Blume Board Room.

Fifty-Year Club Campus Tours
1:30 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Founders Lounge
Please meet at the fireplace for a guided campus tour. The tour will end at the Chaplain’s home. 

Fifty-Year Club Afternoon Tea with College Administrators and Students
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Chaplain Rev. H. Scott Matheney’s home, 255 Elm Park, Elmhurst
To conclude this special day, members of the Fifty-Year Club are invited to tea, coffee and sweets as you get to know the College’s administrators. 

Class of 1948 Reunion Dinner*
5:30 p.m.
Frick Center, Melanchthon Room
$20 per person
Members of the Class of 1948 are invited to celebrate their 65th reunion by joining friends and classmates for dinner.

Class of 1953 Reunion Dinner*
5:30 p.m.
Frick Center, Bryan Room
$20 per person
Members of the Class of 1953 are invited to celebrate their 60th reunion by joining friends and classmates for dinner.

Class of 1958 Reunion Dinner*
6:00 p.m.
Frick Center, President's Dining Room
$20 per person
Members of the Class of 1958 are invited to share memories and life stories at their 55th reunion dinner. 

All Alumni and Family Reception*
Sponsored by the Alumni Association
6:00–9:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Founders Lounge
The Alumni Association invites all alumni, families, faculty and staff to gather for an evening of conversation and hors d’oeuvres along with a cash bar, and entertainment provided by the Elmhurst College Jazz Band Combo.

Theatre Production
Noises Off
8:00 p.m.
Mill Theatre, 253 Walter St., Elmhurst
To purchase tickets, contact the Mill Theatre box office at (630) 617-3005 or mill@elmhurst.edu.

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Saturday, October 5

Homecoming Kick-Off Celebration*
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel
Join the Elmhurst College community as we celebrate 142 years of excellence! During this celebration we will induct new members into the Bluejay Backer Hall of Fame and honor this year’s Faculty and Alumni Merit Awardees. Hear reflections from an Elmhurst College Legacy Family and cheer alongside our spirit squads as we get an inside peek at the team’s pre-game rituals and send them off to a Bluejay victory!

Choir Alumni Gathering and Rehearsal*
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Irion Hall, Buik Recital Hall
Share stories and enjoy breakfast sweets with your former classmates and rehearse for Sunday’s Homecoming Service. 
 
All Athletics Reunion*
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Faganel Hall, Lobby
Join us for refreshments and visit with current and past coaches and athletes.

Geography & Geosciences Alumni Gathering*
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Daniels Hall, Room 303
Join us for refreshments and visit with current and past faculty members, students, and alumni.

Niebuhr Center Celebration*
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Niebuhr Hall, Niebuhr Center
Join us for an open house as we share the exciting opportunities available through the Niebuhr Center.

Kinseology Alumni Gathering*
11:00 a.m. -  1:00 p.m.
Faganel Hall, Room 101
Join us for refreshments and visit with current and past faculty members, students, and alumni.

English Alumni Gathering*
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Frick Center, President’s Dining Room
Join us for refreshments and visit with current and past faculty members, students, and alumni.

Campus Tours*
11:00 a.m. - Noon
Frick Center, Founders Lounge
Please meet at the fireplace for a guided tour of today’s campus. Residence Halls will also be open so you can tour where you lived during your days at Elmhurst.

ELSA Alumni Tailgate* 
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Alexander Parking Lot
Join us in the parking lot and visit with current and past faculty members, students, and alumni.

Education Department Alumni Brunch*
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Circle Hall, Third Floor Lobby and Room 331
Join fellow Education Department alumni and faculty for a free brunch.

Register for a Elmhurst College License Plate
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Lehmann Hall parking lot
Stop by the Secretary of State’s station right outside the hospitality tent anytime before or during the football game to register for your official Elmhurst College license plate. A portion of all proceeds will go toward Elmhurst College scholarships! 


Alumni Hospitality Tent
1:00 p.m.
Langhorst Field, sponsored by the Alumni Association and Chartwells
Alumni are welcome to visit the tent throughout the football game to enjoy food, beverages, good company and cheer the Bluejays on to victory!

Bluejay Football vs. North Central College
2:00 p.m.
Langhorst Field
Watch it live or stream it at bluejaytv.com

Reunion Row / (Campuspalooza)
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Faganel Hall, Gym
Campuspalooza is the perfect opportunity for alumni, families, and current students to connect the past with the present.  All are welcome to visit this collection of mini-reunions and social gatherings which exhibits the Elmhurst experience. Attendees can mingle throughout the gym, meeting up with former classmates, teammates, student organization members, and fraternity brothers/sorority sisters. Informational tables will be hosted by current student members.

Theatre Alumni Tailgate*
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Walter Street side of the Alexander Lot
Win or lose.... We barbeques.
Yes, we just used bad poetry to invite you to an Elmhurst College Theatre tailgate.  Join Theta Alpha Phi after the game and before “Noises Off!”

Reception for the 9th Annual Alumni Art Exhibition
40th Birthday Celebration of the Accelerator*

5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Barbara A. Kieft Accelerator ArtSpace
Featuring works by Department of Art alumni this exhibition presents art in a wide variety of media including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and graphic design. The opening reception held during Homecoming Weekend also marks the 40th ‘birthday’ of the Elmhurst College Particle Accelerator.  Please note that the Alumni Art Exhibit will be open from Noon-4:00p.m.

Theatre Alumni Reception*
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Tannins, 112 North York Road, Elmhurst
$10 per person;  attendees will receive a comp ticket to the evening’s performance of Noises Off!
Join fellow theatre alumni uptown after the game for a reception benefiting Kristin Spangler, late theatre professor.

G.O.L.D. Reunion Celebration: Five and Ten Year Reunions*
6:00 p.m.
Fitz’s Spare Keys, 119 N. York Road, Elmhurst
All Graduates of the Last Decade are invited to Fitz’s Spare Keys following the Bluejay football game to celebrate the Classes of 2003 and 2008.

Fifty-Year Club Dinner: Class of 1963 Induction*
6:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Alexander Room
$30 per person
Members and guests are invited to honor the 50th anniversary of the Class of 1963 as they are inducted into the Fifty-Year Club. 

Class of 1968 Reunion Dinner*
6:00 p.m.
Frick Center, President’s Dining Room
$20 per person
The Class of 1968 is invited to celebrate their 45th reunion by joining fellow classmates and friends for dinner.

Class of 1973 Reunion Dinner*
6:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Prospect Room
$20 per person
Members of the Class of 1973 are invited to celebrate their 40th reunion by joining friends and classmates for dinner.

Theatre Production
“Noises Off!”
8:00 p.m. 
Mill Theatre, 253 Walter St., Elmhurst.
To purchase tickets, contact the Mill Theatre box office at (630) 617-3005 or mill@elmhurst.edu

FAMILY DAY SCHEDULE  Saturday, October 5
Bluejay Family Breakfast*
9:00- 10:00am
Frick Center, Bluejays’ Roost
Students and their families are invited to a Kick-Off Breakfast to get your day started off right!  Come enjoy scrambled eggs, French toast, bacon and sausage, and fruit! Pre-registration required.  

Campuspalooza
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Faganel Hall, Gym
Campuspalooza is the perfect opportunity for alumni, families, and current students to connect the past with the present.  All are welcome to visit this collection of mini-reunions and social gatherings which exhibits the Elmhurst experience. Attendees can mingle throughout the gym, meeting up with former classmates, teammates, student organization members, and fraternity brothers/sorority sisters. Informational tables will be hosted by current student members.

Direct Connections Reception
4:00 p.m.
Lucks Conference Room, Cureton Hall
Students and their families are invited to find out about our impactful peer mentor program for first generation students and students of color.  Learn why this program is a "must do" for our students, providing a rock-solid foundation for social connections, networking and academic success.

Casino Night
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Faganel Hall, Gym
Bring the family and join us for our version of Las Vegas!  Come and play as your favorite EC faculty or staff member deals you hand of black jack, spin the roulette wheel, or take a turn at poker or craps.  Players of all ages welcome.

Sunday, October 6
Sunday, October 6
Elmhurst College Homecoming Service
10:00 a.m.
Bethel United Church of Christ, 315 E. St. Charles Rd., Elmhurst
The Elmhurst College choir and alumni will sing at this special Homecoming service joining the College and community.  After the service, join alumni and community members for a continental breakfast. 
If you would like to attend a religious service of a different faith tradition, please contact the Office of the Chaplain at (630) 617-3025. 

Classes of 1986, 1987 and 1988 25th Reunion Brunch*
10:00 a.m.
Frick Center, Prospect Room
$20 per person
Members of the Classes of 1986, 1987, and 1988 are invited to celebrate their 25th reunion by joining friends and classmates for a brunch on campus.
 

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