‘Written in the Stars’ Homecoming 2019

The Big Day is Coming—Get Ready to Rock It

Hey, Bluejays, save the date! This year’s homecoming festivities are set for Sept. 30–Oct. 6.

It’s Written in the Stars that this year’s Homecoming is going to be a blast! Don’t miss the out-of-this-world fun, including affinity group and department reunions, tailgates, the Homecoming football game, Bluejay Block Party, special alumni events, theatre performances and more. Questions? Contact the Office of Institutional Advancement.

Event Schedule

Thursday, Oct. 3

Friday, Oct. 4

  • Information Desk
    8:00 a.m., Frick Center, Founders Lounge
    Stop by to get Homecoming schedules, campus maps, swag and giveaways!
  • Retired Faculty and Staff Luncheon ★ NEW ★
    11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m., Frick Center, President’s Dining Room
    Join President Troy and Dr. Annette VanAken on campus for a complimentary lunch. Hear exciting College news and updates and reconnect with fellow Elmhurst retirees.
  • Class of 1969 Dinner and Induction
    5:00 p.m., Dinkmeyer Hall
    Members of the class of ’69 celebrate their 50th reunion and are inducted into the 50-Year Club.
  • Squires 55th Anniversary Reunion
    6:00 p.m., Frick Center, Alexander Room
  • All-Athletics Reunion Reception
    ★ NEW ★

    6:00 p.m., Frick Center, Founders Lounge
    Alumni athletes from all teams and class years are invited reminisce and reconnect prior to the Homecoming Pep Rally.
  • Alumni and Parent Mixer
    ★ NEW ★

    7:00 p.m., The College Mall
    Meet up with other alumni and current parents for some adult refreshments during the Homecoming Concert.
  • Homecoming Concert—Serendipity Trio
    7:00 p.m., The College Mall
  • Homecoming Bonfire and
    Pep Rally

    7:30 p.m., east side of the College Mall
  • Theatre at The Mill Presents “Cabaret”
    8:00 p.m., The Mill Theatre

Saturday, Oct. 5

  • Information Desk
    8:00 a.m., Frick Center, Founders Lounge
    Stop by to get Homecoming schedules, campus maps, swag and giveaways!
  • Alumni Tailgate Tent ★ NEW ★
    7:00 a.m., Alexander Parking Lot
    Stop by the alumni tent while you’re tailgating for complimentary breakfast and Bluejay pride pieces.
  • Homecoming Parade ★ NEW ★
    10:00 a.m., main route: Prospect Avenue
    March in the parade or come to watch. Children welcome!
  • All Choirs Reunion
    11:00 a.m., Irion Hall, Buik Recital Hall
  • Department of Nursing Reunion
    11:00 a.m., Memorial Hall, Deicke Nursing Alumni Center
  • Squires, Praetors and Adelphae Reunion
    11:00 a.m., Frick Center, President’s Dining Room
  • Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Coalition on Multicultural Engagement Tailgate
    11:00 a.m., Alexander Parking Lot
  • ELSA Tailgate
    11:00 a.m., Alexander Parking Lot
  • Department of Business Reunion
    11:00 a.m., Daniels Hall, Lobby
    Network with other business-oriented Bluejays and catch up with faculty from the department.
  • Bluejay Block Party
    11:00 a.m., Alexander Blvd.
    Join in on some fun for the whole family: food trucks, face painters, street performers and more.
  • The Bill Fraccaro Alumni Hospitality Tent
    Noon, Langhorst Field
  • Ceremonial Coin Toss with the Class of 1969
    12:50 p.m., Langhorst Field
  • Football vs. Carthage College
    1:00 p.m., Langhorst Field
    Please purchase tickets at the venue only.
  • Theatre Alumni Tailgate
    2:00 p.m., The Mill Theatre Parking Lot
  • Honors Program Reunion
    4:30 p.m., Cureton Hall, Brinkmeyer Vista Lounge
    Catch up with faculty and other alumni of the Honors Program and meet the current HP scholars.
  • United Church of Christ Discussion Group
    4:30 p.m., Niebuhr Hall, Chaplain’s Office
    The chaplain will provide updates on the College’s continuing relationship with the UCC.
  • 15th Annual Alumni Art Exhibition
    5:00 p.m., Barbara A. Kieft Accelerator ArtSpace
    This popular exhibition features new works by Department of Art alumni. The opening reception, shared with alumni from the Department of Physics, celebrates the 46th birthday of the Elmhurst College Particle Accelerator.
  • 50-Year Club Dinner
    6:00 p.m., Chaplain’s Home
    All alumni who graduated prior to 1969 are invited to welcome the class of ’69 into the 50-Year Club.

Sunday, Oct. 6

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