Frequently Asked Questions

Hornet Pride

Q: How do I register for Homecoming events?
A: Online registration is open! If you need help registering, please contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at 269.337.7246.


Q: What is the College’s COVID-19 policy?
A:
  In order to create as safe an environment as possible on campus for all guests, students, faculty and staff, all age-eligible alumni and guests are required to be fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival to campus for Homecoming and Reunion Weekend, October 15-17, 2021. You will be asked to show your ID and provide proof of vaccination (or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of arrival) when you come to campus. All K students, faculty and staff are required to be vaccinated and masking is required at all indoor events and locations regardless of vaccination status. Please view Kalamazoo College’s COVID-19 webpage for the most-up-to-date information on the College’s COVID-19 response.


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


Q: What do I do if I have a food allergy and would like to attend the Homecoming picnic or my reunion dinner?
A:
We will do our best to accommodate guests with food allergies within reason. To make special arrangements, please contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at 269.337.7283 or abitzer@kzoo.edu.


Q: Where can my class host an informal gathering off-campus?
A:  Suggested off-campus local restaurants and bars.


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


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 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 celebrations. Orange and black and other “spirit wear” is always encouraged! Visit the Kalamazoo College Bookstore to purchase K gear.


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. Guided campus tours and a self-guided campus tour will also be available on Homecoming Saturday.


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.


Q: Is there a quiet place on campus where I can nurse my baby or pump?
A: 
There is a nursing room located in room 309 in the Upjohn Library. They key to the room is available at the Library Circulation Desk.


Q: What should I do if I have an emergency or safety issue during Homecoming Weekend?
A:
Please see safety and security. Campus Safety 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: What are the future dates for Homecoming and Reunion Weekend? *
A:  October 15-17, 2021
October 21-23, 2022
October TBD, 2023
October 11-13, 2024
October 24-26, 2025
October 23-25, 2026
October 15-17, 2027
*Dates are subject to change per the MIAA schedule.