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Plan to join us on the Elmhurst College campus for Homecoming and Reunion Weekend 2017! Festivities take place September 28-October 1 and offer a full weekend of fun. Below is a tentative schedule of events for our 2017 celebrations, which include class reunions, theater productions, alumni association receptions, tailgate parties, Bluejay football, and more!



Thursday, September 28

Class of 1967 Pre-Reunion Dinner
6:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Blume Board Room

The Rudolf G. Schade Lectures on History, Ethics and Law: Are Leaks Ever Justified? The Intelligence Community and Whistleblowing in a Political World
Speaker: Allison Stanger
7:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Founder Lounge
General Admission: $10, Alumni: Free
Reserve your tickets beginning September 1 at elmhurst.edu/tix

Theatre Production
Thark
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, September 29

Information Desk
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Founders Lounge

Fifty-Year Club Friday
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. 
(includes breakfast, lunch, afternoon gathering and programs)
$35 per person

Registration/Breakfast
9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Frick Center, Blume Board Room

Seminars

Beyond Elmhurst: Life Lessons
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Frick Center, Blume Board Room
Some members of the Class of 1967 will talk about how their lives have changed since graduation and the impact their experience at Elmhurst College has had.

College Life Today
11:15 a.m.–11:50 a.m.
Frick Center, Blume Board Room
Current students will share their Elmhurst Experience, and will answer questions about college life today.

Lunch
12:00 noon-1:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Blume Board Room

Campus Tours
1:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Founders Lounge

Dare to Disagree: An Elmhurst College Teach-In
1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Hammerschmidt Chapel

Faculty, staff, students, alumni and guests will participate in a teach-in that is designed to help us define and understand the role of higher education in general, and Elmhurst College in particular, in an era where diversity of thought can lead to violence.  Led by a group of faculty and students, participants will be invited to explore questions about our individual rights as well as our obligations to each other, to our community, and to our society. Professor Allison Stanger of Middlebury College, who was injured when students protested a speaker on her campus, will join us to share her experience and her thoughts. The event will feature small group discussion on these timely and important issues.

Fifty-Year Club Afternoon Gathering with College Leadership and Students
3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Chaplain’s home, 255 Elm Park, Elmhurst

Class of 1972 Pre-Reunion Gathering*
5:00 p.m.
Spring Hill Suites by Marriott, 410 West Lake Street, Elmhurst

Weigand Center for Professional Excellence 20th Anniversary Celebration
5:30 p.m.
A.C. Buehler Library, Lower Level
$10 per person

Senior of the Year Reunion
6:00 p.m.
A.C. Buehler Library, First Floor
$10 per person

All Athletics Reunion Dinner and Hall of Fame Induction
6:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Founders Lounge
$25 per person

Squire, Praetor, and Adelphae Reunion Dinner
6:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Alexander Room 
$25 per person

Class of 1962 Gathering
6:00 p.m.
Frick Center, President’s Dining Room
$25 per person 

Class of 1957 Reunion Dinner
6:00 p.m.
Mike and Wilma Delaney’s Home

Class of 1967 Pizza Dinner
6:00 p.m.
Roberto’s, 483 Spring Rd. Elmhurst, IL 60126
$25 per person


Choir Alumni Showcase
7:00 p.m.
Irion Hall, Buik Recital Hall
Choir alumni will gather to perform and share stories of musical success since their days at Elmhurst College. This event is open to all alumni. Alumni will be gathering at Fitz's Spare Keys in Elmhurst after the Showcase.

Theatre Production
Thark
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, September 30

Information Desk
8:00a.m.-5:00p.m.
Frick Center, Founders Lounge

Alumni and Faculty Merit Awards Breakfast
9:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Frick Center, Founders Lounge
$15 per person 

Class of 1952 Reunion Lunch
11:00 a.m.
Frick Center, Bryan Room
$20 per person

Choir and Women's Chorus Reunion
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Irion Hall, Buik Recital Hall

Campus Tours
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Founders Lounge

Department of Nursing Alumni Reunion
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Memorial Hall, Deicke Nursing Alumni Center

ELSA Alumni Tailgate
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Alexander Parking Lot

EC Loyal Reception
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
A.C. Buehler Library, First Floor

The Bill Fraccaro Alumni Hospitality Tent
12:00 p.m.
Langhorst Field, sponsored by the Elmhurst College Alumni Association
 

Ceremonial Coin Toss with Class of 1967
12:50 p.m.
50 Yard Line, Langhorst Field

Bluejay Football Game vs. Augustana College
1:00 p.m.
Langhorst Field
Watch it live or stream it at bluejaytv.com.

Theatre Alumni Tailgate
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Walter Street side of the Alexander Lot

Thirteenth Annual Alumni Exhibition
5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Barbara A. Kieft Accelerator ArtSpace

WbaRSE Benefit Bar Crawl
5:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.
Join WRSE's exec board and some station alumni having drinks to raise money for the House of Blues Music Forward Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides musical support to underserved youth. Participating bars include Red Arrow Tap Room, Fitz's Spare Keys, Fitz's Pub, Flight 112, and Tannin's. RSVP to Jennifer Anthony at jennifer.anthony@365.elmhurst.edu or 630-677-3060.

Bluejay Men’s Soccer vs. Millikin University
5:30 p.m.
Langhorst Field
Watch it live or steam it at bluejaytv.com. 

Class of 1957 Reunion Dinner
6:00 p.m.
Frick Center, President’s Dining Room
$30 per person

Class of 1962 Reunion Dinner
6:00 p.m.
Frick Center, South Prospect Room
$30 per person

Fifty-Year Club Dinner: Class of 1967 Induction
6:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Founders Lounge

Class of 1972 Reunion Dinner
6:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Alexander Room
$30 per person

Class of 1977 Reunion Dinner
6:00 p.m.
Frick Center, North Prospect Room
$30 per person

Class of 1992 Reunion Celebration
5:30 p.m.
Cureton Hall, Lucks Conference Room
$25 per person

Class of 2007 and 2012 Reunion
5:30 p.m
Flight 112, 110 W. Park Ave., Elmhurst
$20 per person

Bluejay Women’s Soccer vs. Millikin University
8:00 p.m.
Langhorst Field
Watch it live or steam it at bluejaytv.com. 

Theatre Production
Thark
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 1

Elmhurst College Homecoming Service
10:00 a.m.
Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel

If you would like to attend a religious service of a different faith tradition, please contact the Office of the Chaplain at (630) 617-3025. 

Theatre Production
Thark
2:00 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.

 

Hotel Information

Blocks of rooms are being held at the hotels listed below. When calling to make your reservations let them know you are with Elmhurst College Homecoming 2017 to receive a special rate.

Spring Hill Suites by Marriott
410 West Lake Street
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 782-6300
*free shuttle service offered to and from campus

Courtyard by Marriott
370 North Route 83
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 941-9444


Bookstore Hours
Thursday, September 28 and Friday, September 29: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 30: 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
25% off Homecoming Special!

 

For any questions, please contact Pam Savino at (630) 617-3600 or alumni@elmhurst.edu.

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