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Plan to join us on the Elmhurst College campus in October for Homecoming and Reunion Weekend 2016! Festivities take place October 7-9 and offer a full weekend of fun. Below is a tentative schedule of events for our 2016 celebrations, which includes class reunions, theatre productions, alumni association receptions, tailgate parties and Bluejay football.

*all events marked with an asterisk require a reservation

Thursday, October 6
Class of 1966 Pre-Reunion Dinner*
6:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Blume Board Room
Begin your Fifty-Year Reunion weekend in the heart of campus, sharing memories and stories with friends, while enjoying a complimentary dinner and beverages.

Theatre Production
TBD
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 7
Information Desk
8:00a.m.-5:00p.m.
Frick Center

For questions about the campus or Homecoming weekend, stop by the information desk to speak with one of our staff members.

Fifty-Year Club Friday*
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. 
(includes breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and programs)
Fifty-Year Club members (all that have graduated prior to or in 1966), family and friends 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. 

Seminars

10:00 a.m.–11:00a.m. 
Blume Board Room
Beyond the Beanie
A select few members of the Class of 1966 will share their accomplishments since graduation and highlight how Elmhurst College made a great impact on their lives.

11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m. 
TBD

Lunch
12:00 noon-1:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Blume Board Room
Join the group for a light lunch in the Blume Board Room.

Campus Tours
1:15-2:30 p.m.
Frick Center, Founders Lounge
Please meet at the fireplace for a guided tour of today’s campus. The tour will end at the Chaplain’s home. 

Fifty-Year Club Afternoon Gathering with College Administrators and Students
3:00–5:00 p.m.
Chaplain’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, including our new President Troy VanAken, and students. 

Class of 1961 Gathering*
6:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Alexander Room
Join fellow 1961 classmates for a casual gathering on campus! Pizza, salad, and beverages will be served. 

All Athletics Reunion Dinner and Hall of Fame Induction*
6:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Founders Lounge
Join fellow athletes for our 2nd annual reunion! The evening will include dinner, drinks and a special awards presentation for the Bluejay Backer Hall of Fame inductees, as well as, the Langhorst Legacy Award winner.

Class of 1956 Reunion Dinner*
6:30 p.m.
Frick Center, President's Dining Room
Join fellow classmates for a night of celebration and sharing memories!

Class of 1966 Gathering*
6:30 p.m.
Angelos Ristorante, 247 N. York Street, Elmhurst
Join your classmates for a casual gathering at Angelo's in downtown Elmhurst.

Choir Alumni Showcase*
7:00 p.m.
Irion Hall, Buik Recital Hall
Join choir alumni, faculty and current students for the second annual Alumni Showcase! The showcase will feature choir alumni who are making a splash in the music industry. Light refreshments will be served during the showcase as you enjoy a night of memories, music and reconnecting. All are welcome to attend a post-event gathering at Fitz's Spare Keys in Elmhurst.

Theatre Production
TBD
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.

Saturday, October 8
Alumni and Faculty Merit Awards Breakfast*
9:30–11:00 a.m.
Frick Center, Prospect Room
Join us for this special opportunity to honor the 2016 Alumni Merit and Dr. Andrew K. Prinz Faculty/Staff Merit award recipients. We look forward to recognizing and celebrating our alumni and faculty's many accomplishments with the Elmhurst College community.

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.

Campus Tours*
11:00 a.m.–12:00 Noon
Frick Center, Founders Lounge
Please meet at the fireplace for a guided tour of today’s campus.

Class of 1951 Reunion Lunch*

11:00 a.m.
Frick Center, President's Dining Room
Celebrate your 65th reunion with fellow classmates.

Department of Nursing Alumni Reunion*
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Memorial Hall, Alumni Center
Join fellow nursing alumni and faculty for light refreshments and reconnecting with classmates on campus. Also be sure to follow us on our Facebook page.

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

Black Student Union Gathering*
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Circle Hall, Room 203 & 204

Join current BSU members and fellow alumni to connect and hear stories and learn about future endeavors.

EC Loyal Reception
12:00 noon–1:00 p.m.
A.C. Buehler Library
EC Loyal recognizes generous alumni and friends who faithfully contribute to the College every year. Donors become members when they have supported Elmhurst for three consecutive years, and they maintain their membership by providing ongoing annual philanthropic support to the College. Gifts of any amount - and to any area of the College - are counted toward EC Loyal membership.

A reception with Dr. Troy VanAkan and campus leadership is being held for all EC Loyal members. *Invitations will be sent in September.

*New this year, we are honored to recognize lifetime members of EC Loyal. These donors have supported the College consistently for twenty years or more.

Family Zone
1:00 p.m.
Goebel Hall Parking Lot
Drop by the family zone for a variety of fun kid-friendly activities. All minors need to be accompanied by an adult or guardian to participate.

Class of 2006 Tailgate*
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Alexander Lot
Kick off your 10 year reunion celebration with fellow classmates and some light refreshments in the Alexander lot.

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

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

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.

Theatre Alumni Reception*
5:30–7:30 p.m.
Tannins, 112 North York Road, Elmhurst

Class of 1996 Reunion Dinner*
5:30 p.m.
Frick Center, Alexander Room
Members of the Class of 1996 are invited to celebrate their 20th reunion by joining friends and classmates for dinner.

Class of 2006 Reunion*
6:00 p.m.
Snuggery, 122 S. York Street, Elmhurst
Join us for a special Homecoming Reunion celebrating your 10 year reunion! Tickets include two hours of open bar and a casual dinner buffet.

Class of 1961 Reunion Dinner*
6:00 p.m.
Frick Center, President's Dining Room
Join fellow classmates from the Class of 1961 for an evening of drinks, dinner, and a walk down memory lane.

Class of 1971 Reunion Dinner*
6:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Prospect Room
Join fellow classmates from the Class of 1971 to reconnect with old friends over dinner and drinks.

Class of 1976 Reunion Dinner*
6:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Alexander Room
Share memories and celebrate accomplishements with fellow classmates at your 40th reunion.

Young Alumni Reunion*
6:00 p.m.
Fitz's Spare Keys, 119 N. York Street, Elmhurst
A special celebration for alumni who have graduated in the last five years (2011-2016). The evening will include a food & open bar package, and a special recognition of the Class of 2011 who will be celebrating their 5 year reunion!

Fifty-Year Club Dinner: Class of 1966 Induction*
6:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Founders Lounge
Members and guests are invited to honor the 50th anniversary of the Class of 1966 as they are inducted into the Fifty-Year Club. 

Theatre Production
TBD
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

Sunday, October 11
Elmhurst College Homecoming Service*
10:00 a.m.
Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel
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. 

Homecoming and Reunion Weekend Information Desk
Hours of Operation: Friday, 5:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m.–12:00 noon
Frick Center, Founders Lounge
Stop by the registration desk to register and pick up your materials for the weekend’s events, including a full schedule of Homecoming activities.

Important Campus Numbers
Campus Security: (630) 617-3000
Alumni Relations: (630) 617-3600
Information Desk: (630) 617-3500
Book Cellar: (630) 617-3185

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