Homecoming 2017

October 20-21, 2017

Homecoming 2017

Whether you are a current student, recent alum or Golden Grad, we hope that you are excited to reconnect, reminisce and renew your affinity towards Messiah College during Homecoming 2017! On Friday, October 20th, we welcome back our Golden Grads and will honor the Class of 1967 at our Golden Grad Luncheon. On Saturday, October 21st, we will feature our student programs in a Student Involvement Showcase and individual affinity reunions. Special congratulations to the classes of ’77, ’87, ’92, ’97, ’02, ’07, ’12 and ’17 who will celebrate their milestone reunion on Saturday. All are invited to enjoy Homecoming favorites, such as the Live Color Run, Varsity Athletic Competitions, the Whiteout March and our SAB Homecoming Coffeehouse, or check out new events for 2017, which include tours of the new Health and Wellness Center and a Children’s Craft Time.

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Events Planned

Milestone Reunions

Student Program Reunions

Our Schedule

7:00pm

Alumni Art Reception

Climenhaga Building
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Class of 1967 Reunion

Oakes Museum
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Golden Grad Check-In

Eisenhower Campus Center, Martin Commons
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Golden Grad Luncheon

Join us for a time of mixing and mingling with fellow Golden Grad alumni to reminisce about your Messiah College experience. Reconnect and rekindle friendships with fellow milestone classmates.

Eisenhower Campus Center, Martin Commons
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Lecture Series/Campus Tour #1

Eisenhower Campus Center, Martin Commons
3:00 p.m.

Campus Tour #2

Eisenhower Campus Center, Martin Commons
6:00 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball vs. Gettysburg

Eisenhower Campus Center, Hitchcock Auditorium
7:00pm

Alumni Art Reception

Climenhaga Building
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Aughinbaugh Gallery

The Aughinbaugh Gallery features new exhibitions on a monthly basis that are designed to be of interest to the campus and community.  During Homecoming weekend 2017, come see the new exhibition and enjoy various art installations by participating in the art gallery walking tour.

Climenhaga Building
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Check-in & Registration

Eisenhower Campus Center Commons
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Men’s Club Soccer Alumni Game

Rec Field #1
9:00 a.m.

Men’s Alumni Tennis Match

Criste Courts
9:00 a.m.

Falcon Fun Run ($10)

The more competitive of the two races, this 5k run is sans color and includes timing. It contains mostly wide trails and will show off the natural autumn beauty of campus! Proceeds will go to Messiah’s Track and Field Team, as a fundraiser for their Spring Break service trip. Check-In & Registration: Lower Starry Athletic Fields Complex (by Falcon Hut) from 8:30-9:30 a.m. The cost to participate is $10 and includes a t-shirt.

Lower Starry Athletic Fields
10:00 a.m.

Live Color Run ($15)

Enjoy a colorful, noncompetitive 5k run/walk event around Messiah’s campus with your family and friends. The proceeds go toward Messiah’s Track and Field Team, to raise funds for their Spring Service Trip.  Kids & adults of all ages are welcome!   Check-In & Registration: Lower Starry Athletic Fields Complex (by Falcon Hut) from 8:30-10:00 a.m. The cost to participate is $15 and includes a t-shirt.

Lower Starry Athletic Fields
10:00 a.m.

Alumni Field Hockey Game

Anderson Field
10:00 a.m.

Alumni Women’s Soccer Practice

Practice Fields
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Alumni Wrestling Practice

Wrestling Room
10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Archives Open House

Take a stroll down memory lane and check out the most collectively historic place on campus. The Archives includes photos, periodicals and artifacts that give intriguing insights into Messiah’s history.

Archive, Murray Library
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Oakes Musuem Open House

While the Oakes Museum will host a general open house from 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., you are invited to drop by and experience a behind-the-scenes tour anytime between 10:00 a.m.-1:00p.m.!

Oakes Museum
10:00 a.m.

Children’s Craft Time

"Come with your litte one to the Oakes Museum for a Children's Craft Time!  This year we will be learning about the Falcon, our Messiah College mascot, as well as other birds of prey.  There will be a brief program that includes opportunities to interact with museum artifacts at both 10:00am and 2:00pm.  The Falcon craft will be available during the entire Oakes Museum Open House.

Oakes Museum
10:00 a.m.

Story Time at Murray Library

Murray Library
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Finance Lab Open House

Finance Lab
10:30 a.m.

“Earthkeepers” Nature Walk

The Messiah College Earthkeepers' Club strives to promote sustainable practices on-campus and abroad in order to improve the environment  for our benefit and to honor God's creation.  Children and their families are invited to join the Earthkeepers on a nature walk, which includes the Covered Bridge and Yellow Breeches.

Departs from Oakes Museum
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Celebrating Our Multicultural Heritage Brunch

Join the Offices of Multicultural Programs and Diversity Affairs for a brunch event to honor former student leaders. Representatives from the African Student Union, Asian Student Association, Black Student Union, International Student Association/MuKappa, LaAlianza Latina and other members of the Multicultural Council will be present at the event to express their gratitude to these individuals. Celebrate the legacy, connect with old friends and meet the current student leaders of Multicultural Programs.

Boyer Hall (Howe Atrium)
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

25-Year Reunion (Class of 1992)

Martin Commons
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

20-Year Cluster Reunion (Classes of 1996, 1997, 1998)

A special congratulations to the milestone Class of 1997.  Alumni and friends from the classes of 1996, 1997 and 1998 are invited to join in the 20-year celebration.

Hostetter Chapel (120)
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

15-Year Cluster Reunion (Classes of 2001, 2002, 2003)

A special congratulations to the milestone Class of 2002.  Alumni and friends from the classes of 2001, 2002 and 2003 are invited to join in the 15-year celebration.

Eisenhower Upper Lawn, Tent
11:00 a.m.

Symphony Orchestra Concert

The Messiah College Symphony Orchestra plays the finest repertoire from the literature, ranging from classic symphonic works to new pieces for strings, winds and percussion.  Enjoy a FREE family-friendly concert.  Children and adults of all ages are welcome!

Parmer Hall (H190)
11:00 a.m.

Falcon Fitness Center Tour

Come take a tour of one of our latest campus projects!  Guests will be given guided tours in groups of 8-10 to get a closer look at our new facility for student fitness.

Falcon Fitness Center
11:00 a.m.

Powderpuff: Seniors vs. First Years

Rec Field #1
11:00 a.m.

Alumni Baseball Game & Reunion

Baseball Field
11:00 a.m.

Alumni Softball

Softball Field
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Alumni Author’s Spotlight

Stop by the Author's Spotlight and see the various publications that have been created by our very own Messiah Alum!  Books will be available for purchase.

Eisenhower Campus Center
11:30 a.m.

Sustainability Tour

Caring for creation is a value that guides Messiah College at all levels.  Come see and hear how Messiah is working across campus in partnerships to build, educate, and live in a way that values the earth we call home.  The tour will include a visit to the Grantham Garden and the Solar Thermal system on the roof of North Complex.

Departs form Eisenhower Campus Center Lobby
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Prospective Student Pizza Reception

Alums and their families with a high school student in grades 9-12 are invited to join us for a pizza reception. This event is hosted by the Admissions Office, and we encourage you to come learn about education Messiah style.  A welcome and brief program will begin at 12:00 noon.

Jordan Atrium/Hollinger Lounge
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Archives Open House

Take a stroll down memory lane and check out the most collectively historic place on campus. The Archives includes photos, periodicals and artifacts that give intriguing insights into Messiah’s history.

Archive, Murray Library
12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Oakes Musuem Open House

While the Oakes Museum will host a general open house from 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., you are invited to drop by and experience a behind-the-scenes tour anytime between 10:00 a.m.-1:00p.m.!

Oakes Museum
12:00 p.m.

Instrument Petting Zoo

Strum, beat and play your way through the Symphony Orchestra Instrument Petting Zoo!  Led by current students and knowledgeable staff, all are welcome to explore the various instruments that make up an orchestra!

High Center, Sawatsky Lobby
12:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Aughinbaugh Gallery

The Aughinbaugh Gallery features new exhibitions on a monthly basis that are designed to be of interest to the campus and community.  During Homecoming weekend 2017, come see the new exhibition and enjoy various art installations by participating in the art gallery walking tour.  For more information, please contact Elizabeth Dubin, gallery director, edubin@messiah.edu.

Climenhaga Building
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Alumni Women’s LAX

Lacrosse Turf
12:00 p.m.

Men’s Alumni Soccer Alumni Practice

Soccer Practice Fields
12:00 p.m.

Women’s Alumni Basketball Game

Sawyer Courts
12:00 p.m.

Men’s Alumni Volleyball Match

Hitchcock Arena
12:15 p.m.

Powderpuff: Juniors vs. Sophomores

Rec Field #1
12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Lil Falcon Zone

Bring your little ones out to play games, win prizes, meet Fandango and have a blast in the inflatables.

Larsen Student Union, patio & lawn
1:00 p.m.

Campus Tour

Departs from Eisenhower Campus Center Lobby

Departs form Eisenhower Campus Center Lobby
1:00 p.m.

Varsity Field Hockey Vs. Widener University

Anderson Field
1:00 p.m.

Men’s Ultimate Frisbee Alumni Game

Upper Baseball Field
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Macha Reunion

Kline 108
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Student Involvement Showcase

At Messiah College, we believe in quality learning, both inside and outside of the classroom. Come and take part in the various interdisciplinary and extracurricular groups that make our campus unique.

Larsen Student Union
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Rafiki Open House

As an international, missionary, or TCK student, did you spend time in the Rafiki house? We invite you to drop by the Rafiki House between 1:00-3:00 p.m. to meet current students and reminisce with fellow residents who called the Rafiki house their "home" during their time at Messiah.

Rafiki House
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Concert Choir Green Room

Choral Rehearsal Room (H132)
1:30 p.m.

Sustainability Tour

Caring for creation is a value that guides Messiah College at all levels.  Come see and hear how Messiah is working across campus in partnerships to build, educate, and live in a way that values the earth we call home.  The tour will include a visit to the Grantham Garden and the Solar Thermal system on the roof of North Complex.

Departs form Eisenhower Campus Center Lobby
1:30 p.m.

Powderpuff: Championship Game

Rec Field #1
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Falcon Fitness Center Tour

Come take a tour of one of our latest campus projects! Guests will be given guided tours in groups of 8-10 to get a closer look at our new Falcon Fitness Center.

Falcon Fittness Center
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Children’s Craft Time (2:00pm)

"Come with your litte one to the Oakes Museum for a Children's Craft Time!  This year we will be learning about the Falcon, our Messiah College mascot, as well as other birds of prey.  There will be a brief program that includes opportunities to interact with museum artifacts at both 10:00am and 2:00pm.  The Falcon craft will be available during the entire Oakes Museum Open House.

Oakes Museum
2:00 p.m.

Story Time at Murray Library

Murray Library
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Concert Choir and Alumni Rehearsal

Parmer Hall (H190)
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

30-Year Cluster Reunion (Classes of 1986, 1987, 1988)

A special congratulations to the milestone Class of 1987.  Alumni and friends from the classes of 1986, 1987 and 1988 are invited to join in the 30-year celebration.

Boyer Hall (Howe Atrium)
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

40-Year Cluster Reunion (Classes of 1976, 1977, 1978)

A special congratulations to the milestone Class of 1977.  Alumni and friends from the classes of 1976, 1977 and 1978 are invited to join in the 40-year celebration.

Hostetter Chapel
2:30 p.m.

Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Alumni Game

Upper Baseball Field
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Library Open-House

Come stop by the Library open-house to connect with current and past Library staff.  We will feature slides and photos from years past (remember Reg, the lab coats, the library renovations), and a storytime by a fairy-tale princess (for future Falcons)! Bring your memories, your old photos and meet up with friends from your time working at the library!

Murray Library
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Agape Center Open House

"Drop in and see how Messiah is engaging communities locally and around the world!  We will highlight our local partnerships, national and international service trips as well as the work of Human Rights Awareness. We'd love to reconnect with our alumni!”

Agape Center
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Acclamation Reunion

College Ministries
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

SAB Reunion

SAB Office - Larsen 2nd Floor
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

SGA Reception

SGA Office - Larsen 2nd Floor
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Res Life Reunion

“Connect with current and past Residence Life staff, and learn what ResLife looks like today!  Tours of residence halls will be available upon request.”

Fishbowl, North Complex
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Collaboratory Reunion

See what current projects are happening in the Collaboratory while you reminisce with other Collab alums in the new project space in lower level Frey.

Frey 070
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sustainability/Grantham Garden Reunion

See what current sustainability efforts are happening on campus while you reminisce with other Garden and Sustainability alums in the Grantham Garden.

Grantham Garden
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Pulse Open House

The Pulse Office
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Painting Class – $10/person

With the help of an artistic guide, come and let your creativity flow while you participate in "Painting the Covered Bridge". Participants will create a one-of-a-kind replica of our iconic covered bridge.  Experience is not necessary and seats are very limited, so advance registration is required.  Guests ages 12 and up only (those under 15 must paint with an adult companion).

Climenhaga Painting Studio (C113)
3:30 p.m.

Women’s Field Hockey Tailgate

Anderson Field
3:00 p.m.

Women’s Soccer VS. Lebanon Valley College

Shoemaker Field
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Young Alumni Reunion (Classes of 2007-2017)

Our Young Alumni Reunion celebrates the Classes of 2007-2017.  All graduates of the last decade are invited to join friends unders the party tent to enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres, desserts and local favorites.  We look forward to especially honoring the Classes of 2007, 2012, and 2017 on their milestone reunions!

Eisenhower Upper Lawn, Tent
4:00 p.m.

Campus Tour

Departs from Eisenhower Campus Center Lobby

Departs from Eisenhower Campus Center Lobby
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Concert Choir & Alumni Concert

Parmer Hall (H190)
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

MLAX – Alumni

Lacrosse Turf
5:00 p.m.

Eyas White-Out March

Join current Eyas leadership for the 11th annual white-out march!

Hostetter Chapel
6:00 p.m.

Mens Soccer VS. Lebanon Valley College

Get there a few minutes early to see the student white-out march led by Eyas, the Student Alumni Council.

Shoemaker Field
7:00 p.m.

Messiah College Jazz Ensemble Concert

Parmer Hall (H190)
9:00 p.m.

SAB Homecoming Coffeehouse

Students and alumni come together to enjoy the talents of their community in the time-honored tradition of Coffeehouse! Sponsored by the Student Activities Board and Office of Alumni Relations.

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Welcome Home

We are so excited to welcome you back to campus for Homecoming Weekend 2016 and look forward to reconnecting and reminiscing with you!

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Homecoming Resources

Dining Plan

We are excited to offer the deeply discounted Homecoming Dining Plan that will allow you and your guests to enjoy our dining options on campus. While all dining facilities are open to guests throughout the weekend, our Homecoming Dining Plan (coupon required) will provide you with the best value (valid Oct. 21, 2017 only). Dining Plan coupons can be purchased in advance through our online registration.

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Hotel Accommodations

Whether you are across the state or across the world, we are very grateful you have decided to make the journey back “home” to Grantham, PA this fall. A number of motels and hotels in the area provide a discounted rate for Messiah College students, families, and alumni. Please contact each hotel for availability and reservations. By selecting the “Read More” button below, you will be provided with a list of hotels within five miles from campus who offer the Messiah College discount upon request. Please make reservations under “Messiah College Homecoming.” Discounts are offered between October 19-October 22.

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Parking & Check-In

Friday, Oct. 20: Golden Grads are encouraged to park in the Visitor's Lot (VV). Check in for the Golden Grad events will be held in the new Martin Commons Lobby, which is located in the Eisenhower Campus Center next to the Lottie Nelson Dining Hall. Saturday, Oct. 21: Parking is open across campus (including Starry Athletic Field). No parking pass is required. Additional parking can be found on Rec-field #2 and the Pit. Once you arrive, please check in at registration in the Eisenhower Campus Center. You will be able to pick-up or purchase tickets, ask questions, and receive your nametag and schedule.

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Registration

*Early registration helps us to ensure we are ready for your visit. There is no cost to register, but a few activities involve a small registration fee. These items, along with a specific cost, will be listed on the registration page. All those who register by Oct. 13 will be placed in our early bird prize drawing. Prizes include Messiah College gear, gift cards and more. Don’t miss out!