Homecoming

Schedule of Events

Looking forward to seeing you at Beloiter Days: Homecoming and Family & Friends Weekend! If you're wondering what's on tap, take a look at the preliminary schedule below.

Registration

Friday, September 18, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday, September 19, 9 a.m.-Noon

Make the Alumni House at 613 College St. your first stop when you arrive on campus. Final schedules, Beloit freebies, parade information, campus maps, scavenger hunt and Frisbee golf maps, snacks and beverages will be available. Stop on by, come back often, this is your home. Welcome!

Weekend Opportunities

Campus-wide Scavenger Hunt
All weekend, at your leisure

Frisbee Golf Tournament
All weekend, at your leisure (bring your own frisbee)

Turtle Creek Bookstore (444 E. Grand Ave.) open
Friday, 10-5:30; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.      

Logan Museum of Anthropology & Wright Museum of Art open
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Be sure to spend time in the exhibit "Conflict and Consequence: Photographing War and Its Aftermath" by Todd Tubutis'92 featuring work of Luke Somers'08 among other photojournalists who have risked their lives to capture the story. A reception and lecture will be held in the Wright Museum on Thursday, September 17, at 5 p.m.


Friday

8 a.m.-4 p.m.  Classes open to alumni and families
Grab your notebook and coffee; it’s back to class! Class listing coming late summer

8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.  1889 Council Meeting, Room 101, Center for the Sciences (by invitation only)

10 a.m.  Campus Tour with Admissions, Meet at Middle College
Check out your familiar hangouts and what's new on campus

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  Lunch in Commons, Chapin Hall (pay at the door)

1-4 p.m.  Alumni Board Meeting, President's Dining Room (by invitation only)

1:30 p.m.  Campus Tour with Admissions, Meet at Middle College
Check out your familiar hangouts and what's new on campus. Friday tour times are 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:45 p.m.

2 p.m.  Historic Buildings Tour: Academic Side with Fred Burwell, Meet at Library
Walk through history with Fred Burwell, our campus archivist

3-5 p.m. The College and City of Beloit: Sharing a Name, Sharing a Future, Richardson Auditorium; Morse Ingersoll Hall (by invitation only and RSVP required to stewardship@beloit.edu)

4:30 p.m.  Athletic Practices Open, various locations
Don’t forget your gym shorts, Beloit t-shirts, or sneakers—it’s time for practice!

4:30-6 p.m.  Weissberg Human Rights Alumni Panel, Room 101, Center for the Sciences
Join students and fellow alumni in a conversation about working in human rights

5-6 p.m. Senior Bio Majors/Sustainability Fellows/Beloit Biomedical Scholars Posters, Atrium, Center for the Sciences
Take a stroll through amazing student work

6 p.m.  
Homecoming Parade line-up, Emerson St.

6:20 p.m.  Homecoming Parade, Best viewing at the Wall (Chapin Quad)
Enjoy the creativity marching, rolling, and honking down the street; this is a must-see event

6:30-9 p.m. Sigma Chi Reception, Mathers, Pearsons Hall, $15
Join fellow Sigma Chis from across the generations as we kick-off the homecoming weekend together! Join us for appetizers and beverages, take a look at Sigma Chi memorabilia from different eras, and even record an oral history for the Beloit College archives

6:45 p.m.  Dinner in and around Beloit, Commons

Enjoy dining in Commons (pay at the door) or test out our local fare downtown

8 p.m.  1889 Council Meet and Greet Reception, Atrium, Center for the Sciences
Gather with the 1889 Council, meet current students, fellow athletes, and reconnect and reminisce over light appetizers and beverages

8-10 p.m.  Rooftop Observatory, weather permitting

Enjoy the view from the roof of the LEED-certified Center for the Sciences. Should the weather be favorable, take a closer look with the telescopes

9 p.m.-2 a.m. C-Haus Open (corner of College St. and Clary St.)
Mix and mingle with your fellow alumni and friends

Saturday

8 a.m.- 1 p.m.  Farmers Market, downtown Beloit
Stroll through downtown and take advantage of a variety of local fruits, veggies, handmade goods, jams, and more

8:30-9:15 a.m. Conversation and Continental Breakfast with the President, Moore Lounge, Pearsons Hall

9 a.m. Tour of Emerson Hall with Archivist Fred Burwell, meet at Emerson Hall

9:15 a.m.-1 p.m.  Sigma Chi Reunion Tailgate, Strong Stadium

10 a.m.-1 p.m.  Olde English Classic Festivities, Leeson Park
, $10 per person
Bugle call and pistol shot at 10 a.m. Cheer on the runners or join President Bierman in the open run (at 10 a.m.). Stay to support the Bucs. Intercollegiate races: 11 a.m., Women; 12 p.m., Men

10 a.m.-Noon  Theta Pi Gamma Alumni Brunch, Theta house (your little blue house)
Join the sisters for refreshments, reminiscing, a peek at the scrapbooks, and fun

10 a.m.  Kappa Delta Alumnae, Family and Friends Brunch, 840 College St. (KD house)
Kappa Delta alumnae, family and friends, please join us in our new home at 840 College Street. Enjoy brunch from 10 to noon, then let's head over to Strong Stadium for some tailgating before the game!

10 a.m.  Baseball and Softball Alumni Games, Baseball fields
See if you can still hit that homerun with fellow alumni

10:30 a.m.-Noon  Campus Tour with Admissions, Meet at Middle College
Check out your familiar hangouts and what's new on campus

11 a.m.-2 p.m.  Alumni, Family, and Friends Tailgate and Picnic, Strong Stadium

Pile in the car and head down to the stadium. Take your grill and some hotdogs and tailgate or enjoy a delicious boxed lunch ($11/$5 kids 12 and under) into the stands in your blue and gold to cheer on the Bucs! Kids games, and more, too. Please provide your own beverages

1 p.m.  Football game vs. Lawrence University, Strong Stadium

2 p.m.  Mounds Tour with Bill Green
, Meet outside of Logan Museum
Take a guided tour of the 20 Native American Indian mounds built in A.D. 400–1200

2-3:30 p.m. "We Lived Civil Rights: Beloit College Greeks Integrate" Documentary, Center for the Sciences 150
Screening and discussion of documentary film about the integration of the Greek houses

3:30-5 p.m. 1889 Council Post-Game Celebration, Practice Field, Strong Stadium

6 p.m.  Athletic Hall of Honor Induction Dinner, Center for the Sciences Atrium, $35 per person
Join us for an evening to remember as we recognize the efforts and contributions of former Beloit College student-athletes and coaches who have left an indelible mark on Buccaneer Athletics


9 p.m.-2 a.m. C-Haus Open

Grab a beverage and enjoy time with fellow alumni and friends

10 p.m.-12:30 a.m.  Homecoming Ball, Pearsons Hall, 1st Floor
Join Professor Darrah Chavey and Development's IT Specialist Peggy Weisensel Chavey on the dance floor—all styles and levels welcome

  

Sunday

8-10:30 a.m.  Alumni & Family Breakfast hosted by Senior Class Officers, Commons, $10 per person
Support the Senior Class and treat your taste buds to a delicious breakfast Sunday morning