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Homecoming & Family Weekend 2017

October 6–8

Welcome Home!

Join your friends, classmates and the entire KWU community for a fun-filled weekend packed with activities to reconnect and reminisce, Oct. 6–8, 2017.

Register for Homecoming Events 


Online Registration Tip: Click on the arrow next to the date and time box to see a full list of event options.

You may also register by mail using the registration form in the official Homecoming 2017 brochure that will be mailed to all alumni.

Friday, Oct. 6

10–4 p.m.              Homecoming Headquarters
Hauptli Student Center
Event registration and information

Noon–12:30 p.m.  Golden W Social
University United Methodist Church
Social time for Class of 1967 and other Golden W members

12:30–1:30 p.m.    Golden W Luncheon
University United Methodist Church
Class of 1967 Induction, Wesleyan Chorale Performance (All alumni through 1967 welcome. Class of 1967 members, please complete and submit the survey form by Sept. 1 for inclusion in the directory.)
COST: $15; free for Class of ’67

1:30–4 p.m.           Welcome Lounge
Brown Mezzanine
Reconnect and reminisce with fellow Coyotes and faculty. Jennifer Toelle will sign copies of her new historical pictorial. Campus tours, yearbooks and BASU display available.

4–5 p.m.                Breakthrough Reception
Peters Science Hall Room 325
Celebrate the opening of the Martha (Wessling) Bieber Biology lab and other technological advances made over the past year. Includes a tour of the esports arena.

4–6 p.m.                Arts Showcase I: Exhibit by Michael Jilg and Leon Staab
The Gallery, Sams Hall of Fine Arts

5:30 p.m.               JV Volleyball at Bethany 

6–8 p.m.                Alumni Awards Dinner and Campus Update
Hilton Garden Inn, 3320 S. 9th St.
COST: 2017 Honorees and presenters no charge; guests $20

2017 Alumni Awardees:

  • Heather M. Morgan '02, Alumni Achievement Award
  • Marla Morgan Beikman '64 and Lee Beikman '65, Alumni Service Award
  • Dr. Meriah Forbes Moore '11, Young Alumna Award
  • Ken Ebert '17 and Karen Ebert '17, Alumni by Choice Award 

Read more about the Alumni Awardees.

7 p.m.                    Volleyball at Bethany

8 p.m.–Midnight    Class of 1967 Reunion
Hilton Garden Inn
COST: At your own expense

8 p.m.–Midnight    BASU Reception
Brown Mezzanine
 $10 per person

Saturday, Oct. 7

7 a.m.−4 p.m.         Homecoming Headquarters
Hauptli Student Center
Event registration and information

8–10 a.m.               W Club Breakfast and Athletic Hall of Fame Inductions
Muir Gymnasium
Celebrate the athletic accomplishments of fellow alumni. Please note, the length and format of this event are not conducive to attendance by children under age 10.
COST: 2017 Hall of Fame inductees and presenters no charge; guests $15

2017 Hall of Fame Inductees: 

  • Trent Ainsworth ’00, men’s basketball
  • Bob Davidson, media representative
  • Jolina (Garoutte) Kline ’97, women’s basketball, soccer, cross country
  • Troy Martin ’95, men’s golf
  • Dave Oliver ’72, baseball
  • 1999–2000 Men’s Basketball Team
  • 2007 Women’s Soccer Team

Read more about the Hall of Fame Inductees.

9:30–10:30 a.m.        Alumni Flag Football
Practice Field, Graves Family Sports Complex
Join Sean Grove '14 and other alumni for a pick-up game or two on the practice field.

10 a.m.–Noon        Choir Reunion Rehearsal
University United Methodist Church
Choir alumni of all years are invited to rehearse with students for a performance during the Showcase Concert later in the
day and a performance of the national anthem before the football game.

10–11 a.m.             2007 Women’s Soccer Reunion hosted by Coach Kat Benton ’09
Randy and Mary Ann St. Clair President’s Pavilion, Graves Family Sports Complex
Light refreshments provided
COST: No charge

11 a.m.                   Women’s Soccer vs. Friends
Graves Family Sports Complex
COST: No charge

Noon–1 p.m.         President’s Lunch for Current Students and Families
Muir Gymnasium
COST: $6 per person

Noon–1:30 p.m.     Choir Reunion Luncheon
Forum of the University United Methodist Church
Celebrate Ken Hakoda’s 15 years of transforming KWU’s Music program. Choir alumni of all years are invited to attend this event.
COST: $15 per person

Noon                     Alumni Baseball Game
Dean Evans Stadium
 No charge

1 p.m.                    Men’s Soccer vs. Friends
Graves Family Sports Complex
COST: No charge

3–4 p.m.                Arts Showcase II: Showcase Concert
Sams Chapel, Pioneer Hall
COST: No charge

4–5:30 p.m.           Tailgating and Kids Zone
Muir Gymnasium
Reserved tents/tables for special reunion groups—1977 Men’s Cross Country hosted by John Kernan, 1982 Football Champs hosted by Dwight Preston ’84, 1957-58 Football Champs hosted by Wes Jackson ’58 and Bob Pinkall ’58; and BASU/MSU/MCSU hosted by Clim ’71 & Frank ’72 Clayburn, Brenda ’73 and Paul McDaniel, and Ralita '07 and Brandon '05 Cheeks; Hall of Fame Inductees; and Science Alumni
COST: Bring your own food or pay onsite for a buffet prepared by Sodexo. Limited reserved tailgating in the Peters Science Hall parking lot. Reserve your spot.

5:30–6 p.m.           Bissell Memorial Dedication
North entrance to Graves Family Sports Complex

6 p.m.                    Football vs. McPherson College
Graves Family Sports Complex
National anthem by KWU Choir alumni and students. Halftime features the traditional coronation ceremony and recognition of the 1982 and 1957-58 championship football teams.
COST: $8 Adults; $5 Seniors (60+)/Military; $2 Students/Youth; under 5 are free

9 p.m.–Midnight    Class of 1967 Post-Game Social
Hilton Garden Inn
COST: At your own expense

9 p.m.–Midnight    2007 Women’s Soccer Social
Blue Skye Brewery and Eats, 116 N. Santa Fe Ave.
COST: At your own expense

9 p.m.–Midnight    Black American Student Union/Minority Student Union/Multi-Cultural Alliance/Multi-Cultural Student Union Reunion and Dance
Muir Gymnasium
COST: $15 per person

Sunday, Oct. 8

8 a.m.                     Class of 1967 Breakfast
Location TBD
COST: At your own expense

10 a.m.–Noon        Ecumenical Worship Service for BASU/MSU/MCA/MCSU
St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church

10:30–11:30 a.m.   Worship Service and Harry Huber Memorial
University United Methodist Church

2 p.m.                    JV Men’s Soccer vs. McPherson
Graves Family Sports Complex
COST: No charge

Check your mailbox for the save-the-date highlights mailer, Contact magazine, and homecoming brochure for more information and check back here for updates.