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The Big Week is Almost Here!

Join us on campus and virtually as we Live In Color for Elmhurst University’s 2020 Homecoming week. Students, staff, faculty and alumni are set to enjoy an action-packed celebration, full of excitement and fun. Let’s make this a week to remember, Bluejays!

Schedule of Events

U.S. Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez holds the silver and gold medals she has won.

Oct. 1 | Roland Quest Lecture (Virtual)

7:00 P.M.

Olympic gold and silver medalist Laurie Hernandez shares her inspirational story. (Registration required.)

Oct. 2 | Drive-In Movie: ‘Shrek’

6:00 P.M.

Join us for this fun drive-in movie in the Alexander Parking Lot! (Registration required.)

Oct. 3 | Homecoming Parade (Livestream)

11:00 A.M.

Our second annual Homecoming Parade will travel through campus to spread the Bluejay spirit! Students can sign up to participate or watch us from the comfort and safety of home. For our Bluejay community, click above to check out the livestream!

A photo of the 50 yard line at Elmhurst University's Langhorst Field.

All Week | Langhorst Field Sellout

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Purchase a virtual seat at Langhorst Field for $50. Help us virtually “sell out” the stadium in time for our Homecoming celebrations on October 4. All proceeds will benefit the Department of Athletics. Go Jays!

Find those medallions! Clues will be completely online and social distancing practices will be encouraged while you search on campus.

9:00 P.M. | Location: The Mall

Come take your shot at our nine-hole mini golf course—complete with glowing neon lights to brighten up the evening! The first 144 attendees will receive Bluejay LED coasters. Masks and physical distancing required.

Noon–3:00 P.M.
| Location: Frick Center Founders Lounge

Start your engines! Masks and physical distancing required.

7:00–8:15 p.m.

Participants virtually compete in a multiple-choice trivia competition for cash prizes!

4:00 P.M.

Join the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Coalition on Multicultural Engagement on Zoom for virtual games and community before the drive-in movie. Event is open to everyone!

Join Us on Zoom

A diverse group of honor graduates stand together and ring a ceremonial bell during Elmhurst University's 2019 Commencement ceremony.

5:00–6:00 p.m.

We invite you to join staff members from the Honors Program for a virtual cocktail hour reunion. We will catch up with our alumni and share exciting Honors Program updates.

More details coming soon!

Elmhurst College graduate Lauren Carr recently won won top honors at the National Music Theater Competition.

Date and Time TBA

Details coming soon!

Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel on the campus of Elmhurst University, with the sun shining just above the top of its steeple.

The annual Sunday Service will be delivered virtually this year. Stay tuned for information on how to watch.

Event information and registration links will be updated as they become available, so keep an eye on your email and be sure to come back to this page as we get closer to Homecoming Week. Although most events will be virtual or live-streamed, registration may still be required. Contact us with any questions.

Alumni, click here to update your information and receive free University swag!

You must provide a verifiable graduation year to receive this giveaway.

Celebrating the 50-Year Club

We have special giveaways in store for the Class of 1970—and a gift for all of our alumni of 50 years or more! Visit our 50-Year Club page to take full advantage of the celebration.

50-Year Club Page

Retired Faculty and Staff

After a successful first luncheon for retired faculty, administrators, and staff during Homecoming 2019, we will once again be hosting this event, but rescheduling it for the spring.

In the meantime fill out and submit this form to receive an Elmhurst University Moleskin journal and pen, specially ordered for retired faculty and staff!

We will be verifying employment history for those who submit this request. If you were not faculty or staff at Elmhurst and submit this form, no items will be mailed.

We can’t wait to celebrate with the entire Bluejay community! Until then, enjoy memories from Homecoming 2019 below.

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