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Homecoming and Reunion Schedule

Registration is now closed. Please visit the registration desk in the Weimer K. Hicks Center to sign up for the weekend events. The desk is open Friday, October 19 3-8 p.m. and Saturday, October 20 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Go Hornets!

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Friday, October 19
7:45 am - 6:00 pm
Book Club Café Open
Upjohn Library Commons
 
 
8:00 am - 6:50 pm
Lillian Anderson Arboretum Open - Sunrise to Sunset
Kalamazoo College’s Lillian Anderson Arboretum comprises 140 acres of marsh, meadow, pine plantation and second-growth deciduous forest in Oshtemo Township. Not only is it a site for active research and ecological monitoring, it’s a grand place for a stroll. Enjoy a self-guided tour of this naturally beautiful location, and visit the new off-the-grid education pavilion named after Dr. H. Lewis Batts, Jr. ’43 and Jean M. Batts ’43. Find a trail map with the Avenza Map App and search for the "Lillian Anderson Arboretum" by Kalamazoo College. It's free! Parking in the main lot at the Arboretum is limited and overflow parking is available at the Oshtemo Township Park (7275 W. Main Street), just east of the property.
Lillian Anderson Arboretum, 1.8 miles west of the intersection of M-43 (West Main Street) and US 131 in Oshtemo Township
 
 
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Kalamazoo College Bookstore Open
Shop the large inventory of Kalamazoo College clothing, gear and memorabilia. Visit the bookstore online to purchase K gear before homecoming.
Lower Level, Weimer K. Hicks Center
 
 
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Class of 1968 Gilmore Car Museum Outing
Meet at the Gilmore Car Museum and view the 400 vintage automobiles and motorcycles. It is one of Michigan’s top draws! Have lunch at the Blue Moon Diner. Admission, food and beverage are the responsibility of the individual.
Gilmore Car Museum , 6865 West Hickory Road, Hickory Corners
registration required
 
 
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Richardson Room Deli Open
Second Floor, Weimer K. Hicks Center
 
 
11:00 am - 11:40 am
Community Reflection - Violence & Community
Join the Black Student Organization and the Interfaith Student Leaders for a look at the way violence impacts the black community and particularly black churches.
Stetson Chapel
 
 
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Homecoming Registration Table Open
Pick up your registration packet, nametags and schedule of events at the Homecoming registration table.
Atrium, Weimer K. Hicks Center
 
 
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
K Talk: GAME CHANGERS: The Liberal Arts Traits that make Organizations GREAT!
What makes organizations great? What turns ordinary individuals and managers into transformational leaders? The very traits that spark innovation and provide light for the evolution of careers are the same seeds that are planted, nurtured and grown at K. Through her work with global corporations in developing their key leadership talent populations, Michelle Fanroy '88 will provide a glimpse into the skills and competencies that leaders hold in highest regard and how your liberal arts education makes you uniquely suited to excel in these areas. She will also share anecdotes from those client engagements, career pitfalls to avoid, and treasured business books for professional education after leaving the Quad. Co-sponsored by the Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) and the Alumni Association Executive Board (AAEB) Professional Networking Committee.
Room 103, Dewing Hall
registration required
 
 
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Biology Reflections Seminar
Please join biology faculty, alumni and current students for the fifth annual Reflections and Connections gathering, established in honor of Professor Paul R. Sotherland during his 30th year at the College. We will share highlights of happenings within the Biology Department in recent years and hear from biology alumna Sierra Imanse ’13 and alumnus Kyle Wilson ’08 as they reflect on their K experiences and beyond. Following this event, we will adjourn to join in the Connections Reception in Hicks hosted by the Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) where you can rekindle old connections and forge new ones across generations of biologists. For additional information, please contact Professor Binney Girdler at 269-337-5977.
Room 226, Dow Science Center
registration required
 
 
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Homecoming Connection Reception
Please join students, alumni professionals, faculty and staff at an informal networking gathering. Come prepared to share the story of your own career path, listen and learn from others' work experiences, and explore professional possibilities both local and global. Hors d'oeuvres will be served and all are welcome. Attendees over 21 may enjoy an alcoholic beverage with proper identification. This is a great opportunity to network and make professional connections. Co-sponsored by the Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) and the Alumni Association Executive Board (AAEB).
Banquet Room, Weimer K. Hicks Center
registration required
 
 
5:30 pm
Class of 1998 Informal Gathering
Please join your class for an informal gathering at at the home of Christina and Nate Anderson to kick-off your reunion weekend!

From Nate and Christina: “Join us for dinner and drinks on Friday, October 19th. This evening is meant to be a casual and fun opportunity to catch up with your classmates. We’ll have a variety of food and beverage options. If you’d like to BYOB, you are welcome to do so too. Families welcomed! Parking available on Lovell, South, Valley or walk over from campus (3 blocks!). Locals…want to bring a dish or dessert to share, please let me know!”.

Home of Nate ’98 and Christina (Dudek) Anderson ’98, 310 Burrows Road (right above the K athletic fields)
registration required
 
 
6:00 pm
Class of 1958 Gathering
Please join your class for dinner at Zazio's to kick-off Homecoming Weekend!

Food and beverage are the responsibility of the individual.

Zazio’s, 100 West Michigan Avenue (in the Radisson Plaza Hotel)
registration required
 
 
6:00 pm
Delmega Society Gathering
Please join the Delmega Society for dinner at the Tap House to kick-off Homecoming Weekend.

Food and beverage are the responsibility of the individual.

Central City Tap House, 359 South Kalamazoo Mall
registration required
 
 
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Alumni of Color Reception
Join us for an opportunity to meet and network with current K students and alumni of color. Learn about initiatives of the ACSJL, the Intercultural Center and the CCPD. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership (ACSJL), The Office of Alumni Engagement, and the Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD).
Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership
registration required
 
 
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Class of 1968 Informal Gathering
Event full; wait list started
Please join your class for an informal gathering at Martell's to kick-off your reunion weekend! Space is reserved for the Class of 1968. Please call Kerri Barker, Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement, at 269.337.7289 to be added to the wait list.

Limited Menu: $27/person. Cash bar. Payment will be taken at Martell’s.

Martell’s, 3501 Greenleaf Boulevard This event is full. Please call Kerri Barker at 269.337.7289 for more information.
registration required
 
 
7:00 pm
Class of 1973 Informal Gathering
Please join your class for an informal gathering in the Hornets Suite on campus to kick-off your reunion weekend! Pizza, salad, beer and wine will be available. Suggested Donation: $10/person for food.

Money will be collected at the door by the ’73 reunion committee to cover costs..

Hornets Suite, Kalamazoo College Field House (1600 West Michigan Avenue)
registration required
 
 
7:00 pm
Class of 1983 Informal Gathering
Please join your class for an informal gathering at the home of Amy Courter and Lisa Presley to kick-off your reunion weekend!

From Amy Courter: “We will have hot and cold heavy hors d’oeuvres served, as well as soft drinks (ice tea, lemonade, soda), wine, beer, and harder drinks of various flavors. If you’d like to BYOB you are welcome to do so. If you’re able to chip in to help cover costs of food and beverage that’s nice, but nothing is expected. Lisa and I want you to feel comfortable – come as you are for as little or as long as you’re able. Enjoy the time to reconnect with classmates. Plenty of parking on Grand Ave.”

Home of Amy Courter ’83 and Lisa Presley, 1535 Grand Avenue
registration required
 
 
7:00 pm
Class of 1988 Informal Gathering
Please join your class for an informal gathering at Arcadia to kick-off your reunion weekend!

Space is reserved for the Class of 1988 and light appetizers will be available. Cash bar.$15/adult
$7/child (ages 5-12)

Arcadia Brewing Company, 701 East Michigan Avenue
registration required
$15/adult$7/child (ages 5-12)
$15/adult
$7/child (ages 5-12)


How many of the meals are vegetarian?


7:00 pm
Class of 1993 Informal Gathering
Please join your class for an informal gathering at the Pilsen Klub to kick-off your reunion weekend!

The Pilsen Klub is reserved for the Class of 1993.

Pilsen Klub, 1408 West Michigan Avenue (below Waldo’s Tavern)
registration required
 
 
7:00 pm
Class of 2003 Informal Gathering
Please join your class for an informal gathering at the Old Dog to kick-off your reunion weekend!

Space is reserved for the Class of 2003.

Old Dog Tavern , 402 East Kalamazoo Avenue
registration required
 
 
7:00 pm
Class of 2008 Informal Gathering
Please join your class for an informal gathering at Bell's to kick-off your reunion weekend!

Bell’s does not take reservations and tables can be obtained on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bell's Eccentric Café, 355 East Kalamazoo Avenue
registration required
 
 
7:00 pm
Class of 2013 Informal Gathering
Please join your class for an informal gathering at Shakespeare's Pub to kick-off your reunion weekend! Space is reserved in the back room for the Class of 2013.
Shakespeare's Pub, 241 East Kalamazoo Avenue (back room)
registration required
 
 
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Women's Soccer Alumni Gathering
Please join Coach Bryan Goyings for a gathering at his home. For additional information, please contact Coach Goyings at bgoyings@kzoo.edu.
Home of Coach Goyings, 3588 Northfield Trail
registration required
 
 
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Alumni Association Awards Ceremony and Dessert Reception
Join us to honor the award recipients for 2018. Distinguished Service Award: Rick Gianino '78, Distinguished Achievement Award: Sandra Greene ’74, Weimer K. Hicks Award: David Barclay, Young Alumni Award: Eli Savit ’05 and Athletic Hall of Fame Awards: Kristyn Buhl-Lepisto ’04 (Women's Golf), Meaghan Clark McGuire ’05 (Women's Tennis), Eric Gerwin ’00 (Football), Scott Whitbeck ’04 (Men's Swimming & Diving), and the 1955, 1980 and 1981 Men’s Tennis Teams.
Dalton Theatre, with reception in Lobby, Light Fine Arts Building
registration required
 
 
7:30 pm
Senior Performance Series
Watch K seniors direct and perform:

spells/signed by the heart by Robert Davis '19. Directed by Kate Kreiss '19. Beauty's Daughter by Dael Orlandersmith. Performed by Karishma Singh '19. Directed by Aly Hommnga '20.

Tickets are $5 at the door and all shows are General Admission.

Dungeon Theatre, Light Fine Arts Building
 
 
8:00 pm
Class of 1978 Informal Gathering
Please join your class for an informal gathering at Bell's to kick-off your reunion weekend!

Bell’s does not take reservations and tables can be obtained on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bell's Eccentric Café, 355 East Kalamazoo Avenue
registration required
 
 
10:00 pm
Monkapult Show
Enjoy a show by K’s improvisation troupe, Monkapult. Seating is limited and (free) tickets will be offered at the door starting at 10 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. For additional information, please contact Kate Kreiss ’19 (248-660-6631) and Erin Smith ’19 (248-880-1797).
Connable Recital Hall, Light Fine Arts Building
 
 
Saturday, October 20
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Hornet Hospitality in Hicks
Stop by the Weimer K. Hicks Center to enjoy light refreshments, connect with classmates and learn about "alumni bites" beginning at 7:30 a.m. Sponsored by the Alumni Association Executive Board (AAEB).
Lower Level and Second Floor, Weimer K. Hicks Center
 
 
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Homecoming Registration Table Open
Pick up your registration packet, nametags and schedule of events at the Homecoming registration table.
Atrium, Weimer K. Hicks Center
 
 
8:00 am
Volleyball Alumni Odds vs. Evens Game
Doors open at 8:00 a.m. with breakfast in the lobby. All volleyball alumni are welcome to participate in the madness, regardless of age, surgical repair, or pregnancy status!
Anderson Athletic Center
registration required
 
 
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Homecoming 5K Run/Walk
Begin your day at the 14th Annual Homecoming 5K Run/Walk. Open to all ages and fitness levels, the run/walk is a wonderful way to see campus and the neighborhood. Pre-registered participants will receive a complimentary, commemorative 5K T-shirt designed by Tanush Samson ’19! Shirts are limited to the first 300 registrants. Race day check-in opens at 7:30 a.m. and race results will be posted online following Homecoming and Reunion Weekend. This event will take place rain or shine.
Begin in front of Hoben Residence Hall
registration required
 
 
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Class of 1968 Breakfast
Enjoy a catered breakfast with your classmates in the Light Fine Arts Building. Complimentary breakfast on behalf of a friend of the Class of 1968.
Lobby, Light Fine Arts Building
registration required
 
 
8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Class of 1978 Lounge
Join your classmates in Dewing Commons to reconnect and relax throughout the day.
Commons, Dewing Hall
 
 
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Class of 1973 Lounge
Join your classmates in Humphrey House Lounge to reconnect and relax throughout the day.
Lounge, Humphrey House
 
 
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Class of 1968 Lounge
Join your classmates in Dewing Hall to reconnect and relax throughout the day.
Room 206, Dewing Hall
 
 
8:00 am - 6:50 pm
Lillian Anderson Arboretum Open - Sunrise to Sunset
Kalamazoo College’s Lillian Anderson Arboretum comprises 140 acres of marsh, meadow, pine plantation and second-growth deciduous forest in Oshtemo Township. Not only is it a site for active research and ecological monitoring, it’s a grand place for a stroll. Enjoy a self-guided tour of this naturally beautiful location, and visit the new off-the-grid education pavilion named after Dr. H. Lewis Batts, Jr. ’43 and Jean M. Batts ’43. Find a trail map with the Avenza Map App and search for the "Lillian Anderson Arboretum" by Kalamazoo College. It's free! Parking in the main lot at the Arboretum is limited and overflow parking is available at the Oshtemo Township Park (7275 W. Main Street), just east of the property.
Lillian Anderson Arboretum, 1.8 miles west of the intersection of M-43 (West Main Street) and US 131 in Oshtemo Township
 
 
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Class Agent and AAEB Gathering
Calling all class agents and AAEB members! Here’s your chance to finally put faces to names and meet your fellow K leadership volunteers while sharing light refreshments. A short presentation will begin at 9:10 a.m. Come prepared to share your K story as an alumni volunteer.
Ives Alumni Engagement Suite 100, Mandelle Hall
registration required
 
 
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Open house at the Fitness and Wellness Center
Visit the new Fitness and Wellness Center and see how our past has contributed to the future of today’s student. The new 30,000 square foot two-level structure will be open for tours, with staff on hand to welcome and answer questions about the new facility and its impact on current Hornets.
Fitness and Wellness Center
 
 
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Intercultural Center Open to Alumni
Stop by as your schedule allows to see the Intercultural Center space. The Intercultural Center in Hicks is the home for Intercultural Student Life programs, initiatives and dialogues that center around the lived experiences and voices of minoritized students. The space is reserved for students, and strives to cultivate community, cultural exchange, and celebrate our many differences while affirming our shared interconnections. The space is always open to students, so don’t be surprised to find current students meeting, studying, relaxing, or playing music as you stop in. We encourage you to engage in dialogue with them. The director for Intercultural Student Life will be available in the Intercultural Center from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. if you would like to learn more about Intercultural Student Life and ways to get involved. Refreshments will be available at the Hornet hospitality tables to enjoy at the Intercultural Center during that time.
Room 110, Weimer K. Hicks Center
 
 
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Kalamazoo College Bookstore Open
Shop the large inventory of Kalamazoo College clothing, gear and memorabilia.Visit the bookstore online to purchase K gear before homecoming.
Lower Level, Weimer K. Hicks Center
 
 
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Book Club Café Open
Upjohn Library Commons
 
 
10:00 am
Class of 1968 Reunion Photo
Say Cheese! The Class of 1968 will have a reunion photo taken inside of Stetson Chapel at 10:00 a.m.
Stetson Chapel
registration required
 
 
10:00 am
Baseball Alumni Softball Game
Calling all former Kalamazoo College Baseball Players. Please join us for a softball alumni game on Woodworth Field. This event will allow alumni of all ages to participate and engage back with the baseball program. Depending on the number of players, the event will either pit current Kalamazoo players and coaches vs. Alumni or Alumni vs. Alumni. Come out and enjoy time together. For more information, please contact Coach Mike Ott at mott@kzoo.edu.
Woodworth Field, Kalamazoo College Athletic Field Complex
registration required
 
 
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Guided Campus Tour
Visit a mix of nostalgic and new highlights of campus with our Office of Admission student tour guides. The Kalamazoo College Athletic Field Complex will not be included on this tour.
Begin at Red Square between Mandelle & Dewing Halls
registration required
 
 
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Varsity Tennis Alumni Gathering
All former varsity men’s and women’s tennis players are invited to attend the annual alumni gathering at the Markin Tennis Center. For additional information, please contact Coach Mark Riley at mark.riley@kzoo.edu or Coach Mark Murphy at mark.murphy@kzoo.edu.
Markin Tennis Center
registration required
 
 
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
VW Photobooth Bus
Have your photo taken with fellow alumni, family or friends inside a 1977 VW Bus. You can be as goofy or as serious as you want! It's your call! Find your photos after Homecoming at Facebook.com/KCollegeAlumni.
on the Quad - Look for the Orange VW Bus!
 
 
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
A.M. Todd Rare Book Room
Enjoy an exhibit entitled “Kalamazoo College’s Chamber of Secrets: Forgotten Titles of the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room,” featuring important resources from the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room collection.
Room 326, Upjohn Library Commons
 
 
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Richardson Room Deli Open
Second Floor, Weimer K. Hicks Center
 
 
10:15 am
Class of 1998 Reunion Photo
Say Cheese! The Class of 1998 will have a reunion photo taken inside of Stetson Chapel at 10:15 a.m.
Stetson Chapel
registration required
 
 
10:30 am
Class of 1988 Reunion Photo
Say Cheese! The Class of 1988 will have a reunion photo taken inside of Stetson Chapel at 10:30 a.m.
Stetson Chapel
registration required
 
 
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Departmental Receptions
Visit with current faculty, staff, and your favorite professors from days-gone-by. Lower Level: Sciences and Mathematics Second Floor: Fine Arts, Humanities and Languages Third Floor: Interdisciplinary, Social Sciences and Physical Education.
Weimer K. Hicks Center
registration required
 
 
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Open house at the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership
Visit the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership (ACSJL), the world's first purpose-built structure for social justice leadership development, and see how students are forwarding the movement for social justice at K and beyond. The center will be open for tours, with the ACSJL’s Student Fellows on hand to guide you through the building and answer questions about the facility and its impact on current Hornets.
Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership
 
 
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Open House at the Hornet Golf Lab and Athletic Weight Room
Come and tour the renovated Hornet Golf Lab and Athletic Weight Room in the Anderson Athletic Center. The Hornet Golf Lab is a state-of-the-art year round indoor practice facility used by our golf teams and soon will be open to students and faculty. It features a Trackman Simulator, full putting green, and lockers for our teams. Try your luck with our closest to the pin and putting contests!

Our Hornet Athletic Weight Room has been totally renovated to better meet the strength and conditioning needs of our athletic teams. It features 12 identical stations, free weights, TRX Suspension trainers and a variety of other equipment. You can feel the energy just walking in the room! Both of these new facilities will help our current student-athletes to succeed and compete and are great additions to our athletic programs.
Anderson Athletic Center
 
 
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cirque du K Performance
Watch an aerial acrobatics performance by Cirque du K, the official circus club at Kalamazoo College. *rain site - Fitness and Wellness Center
on the Quad
 
 
11:00 am
Homecoming Volleyball Game
Kalamazoo College vs. Wheaton College (Illinois). For game day information please visit hornets.kzoo.edu/sports/wvball/gameday.

*Wear your orange and black to the game.

Anderson Athletic Center
 
 
11:00 am - 1:15 pm
Homecoming Picnic
Enjoy lunch on the Quad with your class! Lunch will include baked white cheddar macaroni and cheese, hamburgers, cider braised chicken with brussels sprouts and apples, roasted butternut squash and lentils, maple dijon roasted carrots, red skin potato salad, pecan corn bread, Great Lakes Potato Chips, local Michigan apple crisp, local apple cider, lemonade and water. Gluten free sandwich buns will be available at the picnic.

The picnic fare will not be adjusted based on dietary preferences and restrictions. $12/adult
$6/K student without a meal plan
$6/child (ages 12 and under)

tent on the Quad
registration required
$12/adult$6/K student without a meal plan$6/child (ages 12 and under)
$12/adult
$6/K student without a meal plan
$6/child (ages 12 and under)


How many of the meals are vegetarian?


11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Remembering Ellen Caldwell
Ellen Caldwell, former professor of English, passed away on August 10, 2018. Ellen was a passionate and beloved teacher of drama and Shakespeare who left her mark in the classroom, through her central role in shaping the first-year seminar program, and in her tireless support of colleagues and friends during her time at Kalamazoo College. Please join members of the English Department, former colleagues and students, and friends to share stories of Ellen’s enduring presence in our lives.
Lobby, Nelda K. Balch Playhouse
registration required
 
 
11:30 am
Class of 1973 Reunion Photo
Say Cheese! The Class of 1973 will have a reunion photo taken inside of Stetson Chapel at 11:30 a.m.
Stetson Chapel
registration required
 
 
11:45 am
Class of 2013 Reunion Photo
Say Cheese! The Class of 2013 will have a reunion photo taken inside of Stetson Chapel at 11:45 a.m.
Stetson Chapel
registration required
 
 
12:00 pm
Class of 1983 Reunion Photo
Say Cheese! The Class of 1983 will have a reunion photo taken inside of Stetson Chapel at 12:00 p.m.
Stetson Chapel
registration required
 
 
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
What I Wish I'd Known My Senior Year at K: Advice from the Class of 2013
Members of the Classes of 2013 and 2019 are invited to come together for an informal lunchtime conversation about how to make the most of a senior year at K. Members of the Class of 2013 will offer their perspectives on what classes they wish they had taken, what skills they wish they'd developed, what experiences they should have sought out while still at K. Seniors will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn from recent graduates. Free lunch for all members of these two classes provided by the Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD).
Stone Room, Weimer K. Hicks Center
registration required
 
 
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Emeriti Club Gathering
Emeriti alumni are invited to attend a luncheon that honors class years prior to 1968. Arrive early and enjoy a mimosa before the program begins at noon. The program will include an Emeriti Club Leadership Council update, given by the current President, Sally Padley ’62. After lunch, a plaque will be presented to the 2018 Citation of Merit Award recipients, Joyce Coleman '66 and Al Gemrich '60. Merrymaking and leading the group in song is encouraged.

Off campus parking and a shuttle service will be available at 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. from St. Thomas More Catholic Student Parish (421 Monroe Street) to the Weimer K. Hick’s Center. Please note that this shuttle service is for the luncheon only. Cars will need to be removed from the parking lot by 3:00 p.m. to allow church members space to park for their evening service. $25/person
Banquet Room, Weimer K. Hicks Center - Off campus parking and a shuttle service will be available from St. Thomas More Catholic Student Parish (421 Monroe Street) to Hicks.
registration required
$25/person
$25/person


How many of the meals are vegetarian?


12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Story Zoo - Record a Meaningful K Memory
All alumni, students, faculty and staff are invited to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and to record a meaningful K memory.

For example: What class or professor or coach meant the most to you? Which students are unforgettable and why? What experience was the most fun?...the most difficult?...the most gratifying?...the most important to your life after K? Which experiential opportunities (study abroad, career service, SIP, others) still resonate, and why? What occurrence that perhaps seemed so insignificant at the time turned out to have made a big difference in your life?

Come prepared to tell a 2-3 minute story about some aspect of your K experience. Individual or group stories are welcome!

*rain site - Production Studio, Upjohn Library Commons

By the Cavern, next to Stetson Chapel
registration required
 
 
12:15 pm
Class of 1993 Reunion Photo
Say Cheese! The Class of 1993 will have a reunion photo taken inside of Stetson Chapel at 12:15 p.m.
Stetson Chapel
registration required
 
 
12:30 pm
Class of 1978 Reunion Photo
Say Cheese! The Class of 1978 will have a reunion photo taken inside of Stetson Chapel at 12:30 p.m.
Stetson Chapel
registration required
 
 
12:45 pm
Class of 2003 Reunion Photo
Say Cheese! The Class of 2003 will have a reunion photo taken inside of Stetson Chapel at 12:45 p.m.
Stetson Chapel
registration required
 
 
1:00 pm
Class of 2008 Reunion Photo
Say Cheese! The Class of 2008 will have a reunion photo taken inside of Stetson Chapel at 1:00 p.m.
Stetson Chapel
registration required
 
 
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Posse 10 Year Celebration
This year’s Homecoming marks 10 years of K’s partnership with the Posse Foundation. This is also the five-year reunion for the first Posse cohort, Kalamazoo Posse 1. Join us in a celebration of ten years of change, collaboration and community. Members from Kalamazoo Posse 1 and other guests will share about the importance and impact of this transformative partnership.
Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership
registration required
 
 
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Theatre Arts Alumni Reception
Enjoy a meet and greet with Theatre Arts alumni and faculty. For additional information, please contact Laura Livingstone-McNelis '89 at 269-337-7130.
Lobby, Nelda K. Balch Playhouse
registration required
 
 
1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Hornet Spirit Shuttle to and from the Kalamazoo College Field House
Ride the official K bus to the Kalamazoo College Athletic Field Complex to cheer on your Hornets as they play the Scots in football. The shuttle will run every twenty minutes and will loop back to Red Square on Academy Street. Please look for the shuttle signs for pick up and drop off in front of Red Square on Academy and in front of the Field House. Students, alumni, faculty and staff are all welcome!
Catch the K bus in front of Red Square (between Mandelle and Dewing Halls) to the Field House or in front of the Field House back to main campus
 
 
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Kalamazoo College Sing-along
Join former College Singer Rev. Gary Harris ’63 for a sing-along in Connable Recital Hall after the Emeriti Club Gathering. Sheet music will be provided.
Connable Recital Hall
registration required
 
 
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
College Archives
Visit the College Archives to look at yearbooks and issues of The Index from your student days. Also on display will be items from the college memorabilia collection: historic athletic uniforms, freshman “pots”, pledge paddles, and more!
Room 329, Upjohn Library Commons
 
 
2:00 pm
Homecoming Football Game
Kalamazoo College vs. Alma College. For game day information please visit hornets.kzoo.edu/sports/fball/gameday.

*Wear your orange and black to the game.

Angell Field, Kalamazoo College Athletic Field Complex
 
 
2:00 pm
Homecoming Swimming and Diving Meet
Kalamazoo College vs. Saginaw Valley State.

This is your last chance to see the Hornets swim and dive in the old Natatorium.

*Wear your orange and black to the meet.

Kalamazoo College Natatorium
registration required
 
 
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Stories They Tell
In this heart-warming documentary, Kalamazoo College students write children’s books with their “co-authors”, who just happen to be 1st and 2nd graders at nearby Woodward Elementary school. Now in its 20th year, this “Co-Authorship Project" — created by K psychology professor Siu-Lan Tan — has impacted hundreds of lives and exemplifies how K-College can reach out to its surrounding community.

This award-winning film shows the magic that happens when two generations from different backgrounds come together with pen, paper and limitless imaginations.

Q&A with Dr. Siu-Lan Tan and filmmaker Danny Kim will follow the screening.

Room 103, Dewing Hall
registration required
 
 
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Guided Campus Tour
Visit a mix of nostalgic and new highlights of campus with our Office of Admission student tour guides. The Kalamazoo College Athletic Field Complex will not be included on this tour.
Begin at Red Square between Mandelle & Dewing Halls
registration required
 
 
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Historic Campus Tour - CANCELLED
Join Art Miller ’65, Emeritus Archivist and Librarian for Special Collections at Lake Forest College, on a historical building tour of campus. Learn about K’s campus planning and architecture focusing on the 1920s and 1930s, with special attention to President Allan Hoben’s and Florence Robinson's (K 1908) visions and landscape ideals. Architects include NYC's Aymar Embury II (Hoben Hall, Harmon Hall, and Stetson Chapel) and Detroit's Albert Kahn (Trowbridge Hall), as well as Chicago-based Howard Van Doren Shaw (Humphrey House). The tour will highlight the educational and design ideas of these architects.
This event has been cancelled. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
registration required
 
 
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Psychology Alumni Gathering
Psychology Alumni Department Cookout at Homecoming returns for 2018! We are pleased to announce that this year’s event will be graciously hosted by K alums Dr. Sally Warner Read ’08 and Courtney Read ’06 at their home [1548 Henderson Drive—easy walking distance from campus and the football field]. Food and beverages provided!
Home of Sally Warner Read ’08 and Courtney Read ’06, 1548 Henderson Drive
registration required
 
 
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Civic Engagement Scholars and Program Posters: The Stories They Tell
Please join the Mary Jane Underwood Stryker Center for Civic Engagement and Civic Engagement Scholars – our student leaders – for posters, cookies and casual conversation about our Kalamazoo community partnership programs and their impact. We will share stories of civic commitments nurtured at K, and learn where they have taken us.
Commons, Dewing Hall
registration required
 
 
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Soft Opening of the Hoop House
Please join us for the “soft opening” of the brand new Kalamazoo College Just Food Collective Hoop House! Meet the leaders and learn the story of the student advocacy and faculty efforts that made the Hoop House a reality. The Just Food Collective, a student-led, Mary Jane Underwood Stryker Center for Civic Engagement initiative, explores our food systems and promotes just, local and sustainable food on campus and in our communities. We love food! Enjoy delicious snacks and beverages.

*rain site - Humphrey House Lounge

Hoop House (in back of the Fitness and Wellness Center - off of Academy)
registration required
 
 
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Remembering Dick Carpenter
Richard “Dick” Carpenter passed away on July 20, 2018. Dick’s love of life and his joy of teaching are sure to stir fond memories of him as a beloved K faculty member and avid supporter of Hornet athletics. Please join Dick’s family and friends to share stories and reflect on a life well-lived.
Banquet Room, Weimer K. Hicks Center

The location has changed from the Olmsted Room in Mandelle Hall to the Banquet Room in Hicks.

registration required
 
 
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wine and Cheese Reception for 1833 and Stetson Societies, the Hornet Club and President's Parents Leadership Circle
Members of the 1833 and Stetson Societies, the Hornet Athletic Association Hornet Club, and President’s Parents Leadership Circle are cordially invited to a wine and cheese reception at the Field House. While this event is by invitation only, alumni, parents, and friends have an opportunity to become members of these giving societies during Homecoming and Reunion Weekend or at any time throughout the year. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Laurel Palmer, Director, Kalamazoo College Fund at 269.337.7282 or lpalmer@kzoo.edu.

The Hornet Spirit Shuttle will be available until 5:30 p.m. Pick up and drop off locations are in front of Kalamazoo College Athletic Field Complex and Red Square (between Mandelle and Dewing Halls) on Academy.

Hornets Suite, Kalamazoo College Field House - By Invitation Only. Please RSVP to Jennifer DiGiuseppe at 269-337-7236 or jdigiuse@kzoo.edu.
 
 
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Student Film Festival
Enjoy a showcase of student films from K’s introductory and advanced documentary film production classes. The films, which cover a variety of styles and subjects, will be followed by a Q&A with some of the filmmakers. Some films may contain adult content and language.

Student filmmakers and their projects include: Max Aulbach ’19: Cirque du K (6:00) & Dibs (1:45), Madelyn Betts ’19: Production Studio 147 (6:00), Sirui Chen ’18: Hidden Figures (6:00) & My Annoying Friend (3:30), Mansi Dahal ’20: Day of Gracious Living (8:00), Savannah Kinchen ’18: For the Ride (5:20) & Arboretum (2:45) and Stefan LeClerc ’19: Loss of a Friend (3:30).

Room 103, Dewing Hall
registration required
 
 
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Guided Campus Tour
Visit a mix of nostalgic and new highlights of campus with our Office of Admission student tour guides. The Kalamazoo College Athletic Field Complex will not be included on this tour.
Begin at Red Square between Mandelle & Dewing Halls
registration required
 
 
5:00 pm
Class of 1968 Memorial
Stetson Chapel
registration required
 
 
6:00 pm
Class of 1958 Gathering
Enjoy the company of your classmates as you celebrate your 60th reunion. A plated dinner will be available in the victorian room at the Park Club. Cash bar. $50/person
The Park Club, 219 West South Street
registration required
$50/person
$50/person


How many of the meals are vegetarian?


6:00 pm
Class of 1963 Gathering
Enjoy the company of your classmates as you celebrate your 55th reunion. A casual buffet will be available in the pub at the Park Club. Cash bar.$50/person
The Park Club, 219 West South Street
registration required
$50/person
$50/person


How many of the meals are vegetarian?


6:30 pm
Class of 1973 Reunion Celebration
Enjoy the company of your classmates as you celebrate your 45th reunion. A dinner buffet will be available in the Light Fine Arts Lobby on campus. Each guest will receive 3 complimentary beer/wine tokens. $50/person
Lobby, Light Fine Arts Building
registration required
$50/person
$50/person


How many of the meals are vegetarian?


6:30 pm
Class of 1983 Reunion Celebration
Enjoy the company of your classmates as you celebrate your 35th reunion. A casual buffet will be available in the ballroom at the Park Club. 2 drink tokens will be provided. Cash bar. $50/person
The Park Club, 219 West South Street
registration required
$50/person
$50/person


How many of the meals are vegetarian?


6:30 pm
Class of 1988 Reunion Celebration
Enjoy the company of your classmates as you celebrate your 30th reunion. Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be available in the Stone Room on campus. Each guest will receive 3 complimentary beer/wine tokens.

A DJ will be available for the evening. $50/adult - heavy appetizers and DJ
$15/child (ages 5-12)

Stone Room, Weimer K. Hicks Center
registration required
$50/adult - heavy appetizers and DJ$15/child (ages 5-12)
$50/adult - heavy appetizers and DJ
$15/child (ages 5-12)


How many of the meals are vegetarian?


6:30 pm
Class of 1993 Reunion Celebration
Enjoy the company of your classmates as you celebrate your 25th reunion.
600 Kitchen and Bar, 600 East Michigan Avenue

The location has changed due to a fire at Food Dance Café.

registration required
 
 
6:30 pm
Class of 1998 Reunion Celebration
Enjoy the company of your classmates as you celebrate your 20th reunion. Catering by the Gorilla Gourmet will feature an action station in the Olmsted Room. Each guest will receive 3 complimentary beer/wine tokens. $35/adult
$15/child (ages 5-12)
Olmsted Room, Mandelle Hall

The location has changed from the lobby of the Nelda K. Balch Playhouse to the Olmsted Room.

registration required
$35/adult$15/child (ages 5-12)
$35/adult
$15/child (ages 5-12)


How many of the meals are vegetarian?


6:30 pm
Class of 2003 Reunion Celebration
Enjoy the company of your classmates as you celebrate your 15th reunion. Catering by the Gorilla Gourmet will feature an action station in Humphrey House. Each guest will receive 3 complimentary beer/wine tokens. $35/adult
$15/child (ages 5-12)
Lounge, Humphrey House
registration required
$35/adult$15/child (ages 5-12)
$35/adult
$15/child (ages 5-12)


How many of the meals are vegetarian?


6:30 pm
Class of 2008 Reunion Celebration
Enjoy the company of your classmates as you celebrate your 10th reunion. Mexican tapas catered by the Organic Gypsy (Bridgett Blough '08) will be served at the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership (ACSJL) on campus. Each guest will receive 3 complimentary beer/wine tokens. $35/adult
$15/child (ages 5-12)
Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership
registration required
$35/adult$15/child (ages 5-12)
$35/adult
$15/child (ages 5-12)


How many of the meals are vegetarian?


7:00 pm
Class of 1968 Reunion Celebration
Enjoy the company of your classmates as you celebrate your 50th reunion and induction into the Emeriti Club. A plated dinner will be served at the Radisson. Cash bar.$62/person
Radisson Plaza Hotel (Prairies 4-6), 100 West Michigan Avenue
registration required
$62/person
$62/person


How many of the meals are vegetarian?


7:00 pm
Class of 1978 Reunion Celebration
Enjoy the company of your classmates as you celebrate your 40th reunion. Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be available in the Hornets Suite at the Field House. Each guest will receive 3 complimentary beer/wine tokens.$35/adult
$15/child (ages 5-12)
Hornets Suite, Kalamazoo College Field House (1600 West Michigan Avenue)
registration required
$35/adult$15/child (ages 5-12)
$35/adult
$15/child (ages 5-12)


How many of the meals are vegetarian?


7:00 pm
Class of 2013 Reunion Celebration
Enjoy the company of your classmates as you celebrate your 5th reunion. There will be an open bar at the Green Door from 7-10 p.m. $35/person
Green Door Distilling Co., 429 East North Street
registration required
$35/person
$35/person


How many of the meals are vegetarian?


7:30 pm
Senior Performance Series
Watch K seniors direct and perform:

spells/signed by the heart by Robert Davis '19. Directed by Kate Kreiss '19. Beauty's Daughter by Dael Orlandersmith. Performed by Karishma Singh '19. Directed by Aly Hommnga '20.

Tickets are $5 at the door and all shows are General Admission.

Dungeon Theatre, Light Fine Arts Building
 
 
Sunday, October 21
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Class of 1973 Meditation and Remembrance of Classmates
Lounge, Humphrey House
registration required
 
 
8:00 am - 6:50 pm
Lillian Anderson Arboretum Open - Sunrise to Sunset
Kalamazoo College’s Lillian Anderson Arboretum comprises 140 acres of marsh, meadow, pine plantation and second-growth deciduous forest in Oshtemo Township. Not only is it a site for active research and ecological monitoring, it’s a grand place for a stroll. Enjoy a self-guided tour of this naturally beautiful location, and visit the new off-the-grid education pavilion named after Dr. H. Lewis Batts, Jr. ’43 and Jean M. Batts ’43. Find a trail map with the Avenza Map App and search for the "Lillian Anderson Arboretum" by Kalamazoo College. It's free! Parking in the main lot at the Arboretum is limited and overflow parking is available at the Oshtemo Township Park (7275 W. Main Street), just east of the property.
Lillian Anderson Arboretum, 1.8 miles west of the intersection of M-43 (West Main Street) and US 131 in Oshtemo Township
registration required
 
 
8:30 am - 11:00 am
Class of 1968 Breakfast
Join your classmates for breakfast and farewells in the lobby of the Light Fine Arts Building and hear a study abroad update from Professor Emeritus Joe Fugate. $15/person
Lobby, Light Fine Arts Building
registration required
$15/person
$15/person


How many of the meals are vegetarian?


9:00 am - 11:00 am
Class of 1973 Breakfast
Join your classmates for breakfast and farewells in the Stone Room.$15/person
Stone Room, Weimer K. Hicks Center
registration required
$15/person
$15/person


How many of the meals are vegetarian?


9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Kalamazoo College Bookstore Open
Shop the large inventory of Kalamazoo College clothing, gear and memorabilia.Visit the bookstore online to purchase K gear before homecoming.
Lower Level, Weimer K. Hicks Center
 
 
9:30 am - 11:30 am
K Alumni Reception and Mass
St. Tom’s invites all Kalamazoo College alumni to join St. Tom’s K faculty, staff, students, and parishioners for Mass to close out your reunion weekend celebrations. Tour the church facility and join the parish in the Social Hall following Mass for a reception with light refreshments. We look forward to reconnecting with those who worshiped at St. Tom’s as students.

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Mass

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Reception.

 
 
11:15 am - 1:15 pm
Hicks Center Cafeteria Open
Enjoy brunch in the cafeteria.
Welles Dining Hall, Weimer K. Hicks Center
 
 
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
K Alumni Reception and Mass
St. Tom’s invites all Kalamazoo College alumni to join St. Tom’s K faculty, staff, students, and parishioners for Mass to close out your reunion weekend celebrations. Tour the church facility and join the parish in the Social Hall following Mass for a reception with light refreshments. We look forward to reconnecting with those who worshiped at St. Tom’s as students.

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Mass

12:30 p.m - 1:30 p.m. - Reception.

 
 
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Book Club Café Open
Upjohn Library Commons
 
 
2:00 pm
Senior Performance Series
Watch K seniors direct and perform:

spells/signed by the heart by Robert Davis '19. Directed by Kate Kreiss '19. Beauty's Daughter by Dael Orlandersmith. Performed by Karishma Singh '19. Directed by Aly Hommnga '20.

Tickets are $5 at the door and all shows are General Admission.

Dungeon Theatre, Light Fine Arts Building
 
 
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Richardson Room Deli Open
Second Floor, Weimer K. Hicks Center
 
 

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