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Plan to join us on the Elmhurst College campus in October for Homecoming and Reunion Weekend 2015! This year’s festivities take place October 8-11 and offer a full weekend of fun.

*all events marked with an astericks require a reservation

Thursday, October 8
Class of 1965 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
Godspell
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 9
Fifty-Year Club Friday*
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
$35 per person (includes breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and programs)
Fifty-Year Club members (all that have graduated prior to or in 1965), 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. 

Alumni College
Attend a class taught by an Elmhurst College professor, especially designed with alumni in mind. 

 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. 

Schaible Science Center, Physics Lab

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. 
A.C. Buehler Library

Lunch
12:00 a.m. – 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 p.m .-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. 

Memoriam Gathering at the Scattering Garden
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Elmhurst College Cemetery
The scattering garden provides a special place for the cremated remains of deceased persons who have made contributions to the advancement of Elmhurst College. All members of the class are invited to gather to remember and honor Linda Kroll ’65 at this ceremony of final disposition. This will also be an opportunity to remember and celebrate the lives of other classmates who have left us too soon.   

Fifty-Year Club Afternoon Gathering with College Administrators and Students
3:00 p.m.- 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 and students. 

Information Desk
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
For  questions about the campus or Homecoming Weekend, stop by the information desk to speak with one of our staff members.

Class of 1965 – 60s Party*
6:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Bluejay Roost
$25 per person
Pull out your 60s best and get ready to party! Join fellow 1965 classmates for a night that will take you back to your student days at Elmhurst College!

Class of 1955 Reunion Dinner*
5:00 p.m.
Frick Center, President’s Dining Room
$30 per person
Members of the Class of 1955 are invited to celebrate their 60th reunion by joining friends and classmates for dinner.

The Praetor’s Reunion Dinner*
6:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Alexander Room
$40 per person
Join fellow Praetors for a night of celebration! Cocktails and light hors d'oeuvres will be served at 6:00 p.m., followed by a three course dinner.

All Athletics Reunion Dinner and Hall of Fame Induction*
6:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Founders Lounge
$35 per person
Join fellow athletes for this inaugural reunion! The evening will include dinner, drinks, and a special awards presentation for the Bluejay Backer Hall of Fame inductees.

Theatre Production
Godspell
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.  

Choir Alumni Showcase
7:00 p.m.
Buick Recital Hall, Irion 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.

Saturday, October 10
Alumni and Faculty Merit Awards Breakfast*

9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Frick Center, Prospect Room
Join us for this special opportunity to honor the 2015 Alumni Merit and Dr. Andrew K. Prinz Faculty/Staff Merit award recipients. This year’s honoree’s inculde: Chuck Canfield ‘89 for his Distinguished Service to Society, Dr. John Brown ‘50 for his Distinguished Service to Alma Mater, Erik Ellingson ‘11 for the Young Alumni Award, and Dr. William Barclay for the Dr. Andrew K. Prinz Faculty/Staff merit award. We look forward to recognizing and celebrating their 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. - Noon
Frick Center, Founders Lounge
Please meet at the fireplace for a guided tour of today’s campus. Residence Halls will also be open so you can tour where you lived during your days at Elmhurst.

Deicke Center for Nursing Alumni Reunion*
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Memorial Hall, First Floor
We are celebrating our 40 year anniversary! Join fellow nursing alumni and faculty for ligh 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.

Education Department Alumni Brunch*
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Circle Hall, Third Floor
Join fellow education department alumni and faculty for a light brunch, refreshments, and conversation on campus.

11th Annual Alumni Art Exhibit
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Barbara A. Kieft Accelerator ArtSpace
Be sure to stop by our open house and enjoy the wonderful work of our talented alumni.

Register for a Elmhurst College License Plate
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Lehmann Hall, Parking Lot
Stop by the Secretary of State’s station right outside the hospitality tent anytime before or during the football game to register for your official Elmhurst College license plate. A portion of all proceeds will go toward Elmhurst College scholarships!  

Family Zone
1:00 p.m.
Goebel Hall, Parking Lot
Drop by the family zone for a variety of fun kid friendly activities.

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, good company and cheer the Bluejays on to victory!

Bluejay Football vs. North Central 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 and before “XXX.”

11th Annual Alumni Art Exhibition
Reception and 42nd Birthday
Celebration of the Accelerator*
5:00–7:00 p.m.
Barbara A. Kieft Accelerator ArtSpace
Featuring works by Department of Art alumni, this exhibition presents art in a wide variety of media including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and graphic design. The opening reception held during Homecoming Weekend also marks the 42nd  birthday of the Elmhurst College particle accelerator.

Theatre Alumni Reception*
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Tannins, 112 North York Road, Elmhurst
$10 per person;  attendees will receive a comp ticket to the evening’s performance of “XXX”
Join fellow theatre alumni uptown after the game for a reception benefiting Kristin Spangler, late theatre professor.

Class of 1960 Reunion Dinner*
5:30 p.m.
Frick Center, President’s Dining Room
$35 per person
Members of the Class of 1960 are invited to celebrate their 55th reunion by joining friends and classmates for dinner.

1970s Decade Reunion Dinner*
6:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Prospect Room
$35 per person
Join fellow classmates from the 1970s for an evening of drinks, dinner, and a walk down memory lane. Special recognition will be given to the Class of 1970 and 1975 for their 45th and 40th class reunion.

1980s Decade Reunion Dinner*
6:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Alexander Room
$35 per person
Join fellow classmates from the 1980s to reconnect with old friends over dinner and drinks. Special recognition will be given to the Class of 1980 and 1985 for their 35th and 30th class reunion.

1990s Decade Reunion Dinner*
6:00 p.m.
Fitz’s Spare Keys
$25 per person
Join fellow classmates from the 1990s and the year 2000 to catch up and celebrate your accomplishements over drinks, dinner, and a game of bowling. Special recognition will be given to the Class of 1990, 1995 and 2000 for their 25th , 20th, and 15th class reunion. Spouses and children are welcome to attend.

Fifty-Year Club Dinner: Class of 1965 Induction*
6:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Founders Lounge
$40 per person
Members and guests are invited to honor the 50th anniversary of the Class of 1965 as they are inducted into the Fifty-Year Club. 

Theatre Production
Godspell
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 in the Frick Center, Founders Lounge. 

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 p.m.
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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