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Homecoming & Family Weekend 2020

October 23-25

Reconnect & Reminisce

Join us for Homecoming & Family Weekend 2020! Reminisce with former classmates while exploring campus, dining with friends and enjoying fun, family-friendly activities. Find out what’s new and different about students and academic life today. Catch up with friends and meet new ones!

Please let us know you are attending by making your reservations below, even for events that are complimentary. Events will be added as they are finalized, so check back often! 

Reserve Your Spot Today! 

We have arranged hotel and rental car discounts just for you! In addition, United Airlines flies from Salina to Denver and Chicago O'Hare daily! It's easy to come back for Homecoming and Family Weekend!

Hotel Discounts

Rental car discounts from $29 to $50/day at Long McArthur; contact Michele Hawk at 785-823-2237.

United Airline 10% discounts are available if you call United Reservations Meetings Desk at 1-800-426-1122 and use the following Code: ZHF3; Agreement Code: 232443, and you fly into Salina! United flies daily to/from Salina Regional Airport to Chicago O'Hara and Denver International Airport.

We are excited to welcome you and the following groups and award winners back to campus this year!

Reunion activities planned for:

  • 2015-2016 Football
  • 2015-2016 Women's Soccer
  • 2010-2011 Women's Basketball
  • 2010-2011 Men's Soccer
  • 2008-2009 Men's Basketball
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Class years 2015, 2010, 2005, 2000, 1995, 1990, 1980, and 1970

Reunion Central: Click here for more information about your specific reunion!

Alumni Award Recipients:
More information to come!

Hall of Fame Inductees:
More information to come!

Schedule*

*Subject to change.  

Friday, Oct. 23

10 a.m. 7x7x7 Lecture Series

Fitzpatrick Auditorium
Seven speakers, seven minutes and seven different topics.  Q&A after the seventh speaker.

11 a.m.–2 p.m. | Alumni college
KWU campus
Go back to class! Several faculty members are opening their doors for alumni to sit in on a class!

11 a.m. | Campus tours
Meet on the Steps of Pioneer Hall
Check out what's new and exciting since you graduated!

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Kickoff Luncheon and Pep Rally
Muir Gymnasium
Cost: $10 RSVP here

1:30 p.m. | Campus tours
Meet on the Steps of Pioneer Hall
Check out what's new and exciting since you graduated!

2 p.m. | KWU Men's Basketball vs. Manhattan Christian College
Mabee Arena
Free admission to the game with homecoming registration

3:30 p.m. | Mark Stucky Presentation and Discussion
Peters Science Hall
Read more about Mark here

4:30 p.m. | Stucky Optics Lab Dedication
Peters Science Hall

5 p.m. | Music Alumni and Friends Reception
Kirwin House
RSVP

6 p.m. | Music Celebration Dinner
Muir Gymnasium

7:30 p.m. | President's Collage Concert
Sams Chapel 

8:30 p.m. | KWU Alumni and Friends Social
Speakeasy
Reminisce and network with your fellow Coyotes from all decades. Drinks on your own.

 

Saturday, Oct. 24

8-10 a.m. | Athletic Hall of Fame Inductions
Muir Gymnasium 
COST: $15 in advance; $20 at the door

Celebrate the athletic accomplishments of fellow alumni. 

2020 Hall of Fame Inductees:

Lisa (Tripp) Hall: Volleyball, Class of 1999

Murad Dibbini: Soccer, Class of 2001

Russ Martin: 89-91 softball head coach

Nathan Haberichter: Class of 1992

 

9 a.m. | Alumni flag football
Laha Practice Field

10 a.m. Golden W Coffee (50 years)
Brown Mezzanine

10 a.m. | Purple W Coffee (25 years)
Brown Mezzanine

10 a.m. | Nursing reunion reception
New Nursing Education Center

10 a.m.-10:30 a.m. | Parent and Family Association Gathering
The Bevan Green

10:30 a.m. | Alumni Association Meeting
Backstrom Conference Room

11 a.m. | Alumni baseball and softball games
Dean Evans Stadium and Bill Burke Park

11 a.m. | Alumni basketball games
Mabee Arena
Basketball alumni gathering

11:30 a.m. | Class reunion and alumni photos 
Pioneer Hall steps

Noon-2 p.m. | KWU tailgate

SAC Parking Lot

Noon-2 p.m. | Beer and Brats tent
Kirwin House
Gather under the big tent on the President's lawn and enjoy brats and cold beverage before the game. Cost: $20 includes two drink tickets, a brat sandwich, potato salad, chips and a soft drink. Additional brats can be purchased.


12:30 p.m. | Coyote Call (Pep Rally)
Student Activity Center

1:30 p.m. | Athletic team reunion photos

2 p.m. | KWU Football vs. Avila University
Graves Family Sports Complex

6 p.m. | Alumni Awards & Golden W Social
Hilton Garden Inn

6:30 p.m. | Alumni Awards & Golden W Dinner
Hilton Garden Inn

8:30 p.m. | KWU Alumni and Friends Social
Hilton Garden Inn 

Sunday, Oct. 25

10:30–11:30 a.m. | Worship Service
University United Methodist Church 

Check your mailbox for the save-the-date highlights mailer and the fall Contact Magazine for more information.