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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where should I park when I arrive on campus?
A: Please see parking information.

Q: What is the College’s alcohol policy?
A: Please see Homecoming alcohol guidelines.

Q: What is the College’s tailgating policy?
A: Please see Kalamazoo College’s Athletics Tailgating Policy.

Q: What should I wear during Homecoming Weekend?
A: Michigan weather is always unpredictable, so come prepared! For most of the weekend, casual dress is appropriate, although many alumni prefer to dress up for their class reunion dinners. Orange and black and other “spirit wear” is always encouraged!

Q: How do I register for Homecoming events?
A: Online registration will be available beginning in September.

Q: The campus has changed since I was a student! How can I find my way around and visit the new buildings on campus?
A:  Please see campus information.

Q: What lodging opportunities are available during Homecoming and Reunion Weekend?
A:  Please see lodging.

Q: Where can I find a listing of local Bed and Breakfasts in Kalamazoo? 
A:  Please see lodging, other lodging.

Q: Where can I find a local babysitter?
A: Due to liability concerns, Kalamazoo College does not provide a list of available babysitters for Homecoming Weekend. However, guests who would like more information on hiring a K student to babysit may contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 269-337-7300.

Q: I have mobility concerns. What is the best way to get around campus?
A: Most campus buildings where Homecoming events will be hosted are fully handicap-accessible. See this complete list of campus building accessibility and suggested parking.

Q: What do I do if I have a food allergy and would like to attend the Homecoming luncheon or my reunion dinner?
A:
We will do our best to accommodate guests with food allergies. To make special arrangements, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 269-337-7300 or rfedewa@kzoo.edu.

Q: How do I find out who else from my class is attending my reunion?
A:
A “who’s coming list” will be posted online for each reunion class after registration is open. The lists are updated daily, so check back often for updates!

Q: Is there somewhere on campus to shower after the 5K?
A:
5K participants who would like to shower on campus are invited to use the locker rooms in Anderson Athletic Center. Please bring your own towel and sundries, and don’t forget shower shoes!

Q: What should I do if I have an emergency or safety issue during Homecoming Weekend?
A:
Please see safety and security. College Security may be reached at 269-337-7321. Call 911 in an emergency.

Q: I’m bringing my child who is interested in attending Kalamazoo College. Can I arrange a meeting with Admission during my visit?
A: Guests are welcome to contact the Admission Office to set up a visit for prospective students! Visit the Admission website or call 269-337-7166 to speak with an Admission staff member.

Q: Where can my class host an informal gathering off-campus?
A:  Suggested off-campus dining locations.

Q: What are the future dates for Homecoming and Reunion Weekend?
A:  October 23-25, 2015, October 14-16, 2016