As the summer winds down, my thoughts inevitably turn to the crisp fall weather, the changing leaves, the excitement of a new school year at Kalamazoo College and, of course, Homecoming.
This year's Homecoming, October 24-26, is going to be particularly significant for a number of reasons. First, in connection with the College's celebration of the 50th anniversary of its foreign study program, Homecoming weekend activities will include a series of study abroad reunions and seminars on Saturday afternoon. Other special events include a "department coffee" with current and retired faculty and staff, a 5K run, a session hosted by the Center for Experiential Education to discuss the new Guilds initiative, alumni athletic get-togethers, and a number of intercollegiate sports events, In short, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
There has also been a remarkable amount of recent renovation to the campus that you really need to see in person to believe. In recent years major renovations have been undertaken to the Light Fine Arts Building, the Upjohn Library Commons and, most recently, the Hicks Student Center. The campus in its current state is something that we, as alumni, should be proud of. During Homecoming weekend, there will be a number of guided tours of these new facilities led by current students.
If you are looking for an excuse to come back and
The campus in its current state is something that we, as alumni, should be proud of.check out Kalamazoo College, this is definitely the year to do it! Please mark your calendar for Homecoming weekend --- October 24-26. Consider making Homecoming at "K" part of your fall plans. You will not be disappointed.
Looking forward to seeing you on campus this fall.
Chris Bussert '78, President
Alumni Association Executive Board
Find out more about Homecoming 2008 at the Homecoming Website
To register for Homecoming 2008, visit the online registration form or call 269-337-7300 Monday-Friday from 8:00 am-5:00 pm EDT.