Homecoming and Alumni Weekend
Homecoming and Alumni Weekend 2022 will be held Friday, Oct. 14, - Sunday, Oct. 16, and is open to all alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents and friends of the university. Not only will we offer an exciting day on campus for all alumni and friends, but we will host class year reunions!
Everyone is invited back for Homecoming and Alumni Weekend. Save the date to enjoy campus tours, food trucks, Beaver Tail-Gating, inflatables, athletic events and friends!
The registration fee in 2022 includes the following.
- Ticket to the football game on Saturday
- Homecoming 2022 t-shirt
- A meal ticket for Saturday’s Food Truck Extravaganza
Adult tickets are $25, tickets for children ages 5-17 are $15 (kids tickets include “The Dam” t-shirt), students and faculty/staff with current Bluffton ID will have access to Saturday’s activities for free!
Any walk up registrations must be paid by credit card.
2022 Schedule of events
|5 p.m.||Back to the Village!
Explore some of your favorite Bluffton village spots! Eat dinner at Luke’s, Campito Lindo, The Twisted Wisk or the Dough Hook! You can also catch an evening movie at the Shannon Theater and pick up some Bluffton flavored Shirley’s popcorn!
|8 - 10 p.m.||Reunion Zero
Members of the Class of 2022 are invited back to campus for their Reunion Zero at Southgate Lanes. Enjoy bowling, an outside patio with sand volleyball courts and the chance to see your classmates! Food and drinks of your choice are available for purchase.
Saturday, Oct. 15
|8:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.||Check in table, Salzman Stadium
Pick up your registration packet including Homecoming t-shirt, Homecoming access wristband, meal ticket for the Food Truck Extravaganza and your game ticket.
|8:30 a.m.||Back to the village!
Back to the Village continues all day Saturday!
|8:30 a.m. - Noon||Bluffton Farmers Market
The farmers market is located in Citizens National Bank parking lot downtown Bluffton.
|9 a.m. - 3 p.m.||Campus bookstore, Marbeck Center
Make sure to stop by the university bookstore and shop your favorite Bluffton gear.
|9 a.m.||Campus tour
Meet a Bluffton President’s Ambassador at the circle drive near Yoder Hall off of Bentley Road for a campus tour. Tours will begin promptly at 9 a.m.
|9 - 9:45 a.m.||Education Induction Ceremony, Stutzman Lecture Hall
Join education faculty members as they honor students in the Bluffton education program. Diane Neal will be the keynote speaker.
|10 a.m.||Beaver Fall Classic
Men's and women's golf at Bluffton Golf Club
|10 a.m. - Noon||Faculty art show reception, Grace Albrecht Gallery, Sauder Visual Arts Center
Bluffton faculty Andreas Baumgartner ’08, Jim Fultz, TR Steiner and Philip Sugden will talk about their recent works.
|10 a.m. - 1 p.m.||Reunion year gatherings, Salzman Stadium
Join your classmates for reunion years and affinity gatherings. Inside the stadium, we will have separate gathering spaces for classes ending in 2 or 7.
|10 a.m. - 1 p.m.||Beaver Tail-Gating, Salzman Stadium
Join President Wood, alumni, students and guests for Beaver Tail-Gating. We will have activities such as cornhole, inflatables, zipline, Suburban Swing golf simulator and pictures with J. Denny and Jenny Beaver!
|11 a.m.-1 p.m.||Food Truck Extravaganza
Using the meal ticket from your registration packet, you will be able to eat from a variety of food trucks in the Food Truck Extravaganza! All unregistered guests may pay cash.
|Noon||Ultimate Frisbee Reunion, Library Lawn
Join other Ultimate Frisbee lovers for an alumni Ultimate Frisbee game!
|1:30 p.m.||Football game vs. Rose-Hulman - GO BEAVERS!|
|6 p.m.||President’s Society Banquet: Athletics Hall of Fame and Alumni Award presentations
This invitation-only event will be held following the completion of the football game. Milestone giving awards will be presented and members of the President’s Society honored.
Sunday, Oct. 16
Bluffton Golf Invitational
|1 p.m.||Women’s soccer
|3:30 p.m.||Men’s soccer
For more information contact:
Ezra Deitering email@example.com, (419) 358-3016