Beloit College
Homecoming

Schedule of Events

A cram-packed schedule of fun, food, and camaraderie awaits at Beloiter Days: Homecoming 2013--the full schedule is available below. See you there!  Registration is closed, but if you haven't registered yet, please stop by the Alumni House when you arrive on campus!


We are also thrilled to have special reunions happening at Beloiter Days: Homecoming. See what WBCR, Theta Pi Gamma/Delta Gamma, BSFFA and
the Office of Intercultural Affairs/SSS/McNair Scholars have planned below or here!

Registration

Friday, September 20, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday, September 21, 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, this is your home. Welcome!

Weekend Opportunities

Campus-wide Scavenger Hunt
At your leisure

Frisbee Golf Tournament
At your leisure

Campus Tours with Admissions
Meet at Middle College
Friday, 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m.

 

Friday

Float Building Space Open
8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Karris Field                              
Put your creative hat on and construct your float for the afternoon's parade

Classes Open
8 a.m.-4 p.m., all over campus                    
Classes open to alumni and families
See the schedule by time and by department

Turtle Creek Bookstore Open
10 a.m.-6 p.m., Turtle Creek Bookstore (444 Grand Ave., Beloit)          
Stop on by for the latest gear!

Logan Museum of Anthropology and Wright Museum of Art Open
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Campus Museums
Be amazed by the collections available on campus for viewing, research, teaching

Alumni Presentation--Leah Kelly'09:
12:30 p.m., Room 402, Center for the Sciences
Leah Kelly'09 will give a talk on "Investigating Organic Solar Cell Interfaces with Photoemission Spectroscopy" Friday.

How to Volunteer for Beloit

3-4 p.m., Room 101, Center for the Sciences
It's time to support a campus that Beloiters (v.) better than any other. Get involved. Take action. Fast Forward. Volunteer for Your Beloit. Find out how from staff from our Admissions Office and the Liberal Arts in Practice Center.

Historic Buildings Tour
3:30 p.m., meet at the Library                       
See what is, what was, and what still is on campus with Fred Burwell, Archivist

Senior Biology Majors and Sustainability Fellows Poster Presentations
4 p.m., 2nd and 3rd floor bridges of the Center for the Sciences
Take a stroll through amazing student work from our senior biology majors and the Sustainability Fellows

WBCR Reunion Studio Open House
4 p.m., WBCR Studio in Pearsons Hall
See the latest stacks and greet your fellow WBCR'ers--including current WBCR'ers!

SAGA (The Alliance) Open House
4-5 p.m., 818 Church St.
Stop by and meet current SAGA members, share your experiences, and enjoy light refreshments

Homecoming Parade Line-up
5:30 p.m., Emerson St.
Show off your creation--whether it be a vehicle, tractor, trailor, or your own feet--and get lined up for the parade. Student clubs and organizations will be participating as well

Homecoming Parade
6 p.m., best viewing at "The Wall"
Join in or check out what your fellow Beloiters (alumni, families, student clubs and orgs) have come up with. And grab a kazoo!

Dinner in and around Beloit (or in Commons!)
6 p.m.
Venture out downtown, across the border, or to Commons (pay at the door) for dinner (Commons will have a fish fry)

WBCR Reunion Dinner
6:30 p.m., Mathers, Pearsons Hall
Reminisce about your days on the air, and swap stories with current WBCR'ers

BSFFA Reunion Dinner

6:30 p.m., DK's, Pearsons Hall
Take a walk through memory lane with fellow BSFFA alumni and share stories with current BSFFA students. Here's a note from current BSFFA's:

Welcome to the Beloit Reunion Dinner of 1923! This year we have an exciting announcement to make. The Science Department and BSFFA have collaborated to Create Life! Thanks to the President of BSFFA and the Head of Biology, our Creation walks among us. You, honored guests, will be the first people to speak to the Creation! Come dine with us for a night filled with groundbreaking discovery. This time, has Science (Fiction and Fantasy) gone too far??

Office of Intercultural Affairs/SSS/McNair Scholars Reunion Dinner

7 p.m., Moore Lounge, Pearsons Hall

Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority Open House
7:30-8:30 p.m., AST House on College St.

Tau Kappa Epsilon--Kappa Chapter Open House
7-11 p.m., TKE House on College St.

Rooftop Observatory Open
8-10 p.m., Roof, Center for the Sciences
See the constellations and beautiful Beloit skyline from the LEED-certified Center for the Sciences with assistant professor of physics and astronomy Britt Scharringhausen

Moon Fest
8:30-11 p.m., Pearsons Quad
Mooncakes (while they last!) and karaoke--sponsored by Korean Club, Chinese Club, Japanese Club, International Club, Model UN, and the Resident Assistants

Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated in most of the Asian Countries. It celebrates gathering, such as family and friends coming together or harvesting crops, thanksgiving, to give thanks for the harvest or for harmonious unions, and praying, such as for babies, a spouse, beauty, longevity or for a good future. The festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar, which is September 19 for this year. On this night you will observe a full moon. This year Beloit students will celebrate the holiday on September 20 with alumni and families, singing karaoke, and having mooncakes, the traditional dessert of the holiday

 

Saturday

Farmers' Market
8 a.m.- 1 p.m., downtown Beloit
Fresh fruits, veggies, and crafts await at the Farmers Market. Live music from Eric Lambert and friends!

Alumni Women's Soccer Game
9 a.m., Strong Stadium Complex
Grab your cleats and fellow soccer alumni for a little competition on the field

Alumni Volleyball Game

9 a.m., Flood Arena
Set the tone for the weekend with a volleyball match with fellow alumni

Theta Pi Gamma/Delta Gamma Reunion Brunch
9:30-11 a.m., Moore Lounge, Pearsons Hall
Join your current and past sisters for a scrumptious brunch and conversation

Kappa Delta Alumni Open House
9:30-11 a.m., 819 Clary St.
Kappa Delta alumnae, families, and friends are invited to the Upsilon Chapter house for food and conversation

Alumni Men's Soccer Game

10 a.m., Strong Stadium
Kick off your weekend (literally) reliving your glory days on the field with your fellow alumni

Alumni Baseball and Softball Game
10 a.m., the ballparks at Strong Stadium
Get that swing ready and strap on your cleats, alumni from baseball and softball will play Saturday morning  

Turtle Creek Bookstore Open
10 a.m.-6 p.m., Turtle Creek Bookstore (444 Grand Ave., Beloit)

Olde English Classic Festivities--registration closed
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Leeson Park
The 51st running of the Beloit College Olde English Classic is set to begin with a bugle call and pistol shot at 10 a.m. Join President Bierman for the Olde English style cross-country open run. $10 per runner. And stay to support the Bucs.
Intercollegiate races:
11 a.m., Women’s run, 12 p.m. Men’s run 

Theta Pi Gamma/Delta Gamma Reunion Open House
11 a.m.-Noon, the "Little Blue House" on College St.  

Tau Kappa Epsilon--Kappa Chapter Open House
All day beginning at 11 a.m., TKE House on College St.

Logan Museum of Anthropology and Wright Museum of Art Open
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Campus Museums
Be amazed by the collections available on campus for viewing, research, teaching                

Alumni, Family, and Friends Tailgate
11 a.m.-3 p.m. (food served until 1:30 p.m.), Strong Stadium
We’re firing up the grill and warming up our pom poms before the Bucs dominate. Kids games, a balloon artist, face paint, and delicious food is on the menu so grab those bag chairs and your beverage of choice and join us!

Office of Intercultural Affairs/SSS/McNair Scholars Tailgate
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Strong Stadium

Bucs Football vs. Lawrence University
1 p.m., Strong Stadium
Warm up the pom-poms and vocal cords--cheer on the Bucs as they take on Lawrence

Mounds Tour
2 p.m., meet outside of the Logan Museum
Take a guided tour of the 20 Native American Indian mounds built in A.D. 400–1200 on the Beloit College campus grounds. Tours are guided by Bill Green, Director of the Logan Museum of Anthropology

Open Ultimate Frisbee Game
2:30 p.m., Karris Field
Feel the whoosh of the disc and challenge your fellow Beloiters to a game

Get On the Air with WBCR (Alumni Radio Shows)

2-5 p.m.
Check out your pals as they spin great tunes and chat up the airwaves just like they did when they were at Beloit

BSFFA Game Day
2-5 p.m., World Affairs Center North and South Lounges
Join current BSFFA students in an afternoon of fun and creativity

Documentary Showing: "We Lived Civil Rights: Beloit Greeks Integrate"
3 p.m., Room 150, Center for the Sciences
Through his honor’s term research, Eric Hetland'12, interviewed dozens of alumni about their experiences when the first African American students pledged into Greek organizations at Beloit. He wanted to ensure that this important piece of history is preserved. You can view the documentary and participate in a Q&A with Eric following. 

Beloit Urban Garden Tour
--SOLD OUT!
3 p.m., Beloit Urban Garden (1031 Church St., across from Karris Field)
Come see what our students have been up to! B.U.G (Beloit Urban Garden) students have teamed up to learn, grow, and supply Bon Appétit with fresh, locally grown produce and herbs. Now that's a liberal arts in practice experience! Please come and join us for a tour, B.U.G inspired appetizers, and a fresh-pressed cocktail

Faculty and Alumni Board Alumni Reception
4-5 p.m., Moore Lounge, Pearsons Hall
Mix and mingle with faculty and the Alumni Board

Festival Latino Dinner

4-7:30 p.m., Chapin Quad, $12, children 13 and under $6
Voces Latinas has organized Festival Latino, a festive commemoration and celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Enjoy educational booths, recreational activities, traditional Hispanic cuisine, and entertainment provided by the local Even Start Dance group and Aztec Dancers. This event is held in collaboration with numerous organizations including the Office of Intercultural Affairs, Spanish Dept., Beloit clubs, & Greek organizations

Office of Intercultural Affairs/SSS/McNair Scholars Reception (CHANGED)
We're heading to Festival Latino at 4 p.m. on Chapin Quad

Athletic Hall of Honor Induction Dinner--SOLD OUT!
6 p.m., Atrium, Center for the Sciences

BSFFA LARP (Live Action Role Play)
7 p.m., World Affairs Center
BSFFA's will do a Firefly-esque story, cowboys in space, colonizing a planet called Ingot.

Alumni Comedy Night featuring Jacob Williams'11
9 p.m., Wilson Theatre
Get ready to laugh until you cry with alumni comedians. Special guests: Jacob Williams'11, who was featured on the 2012 season of "America's Got Talent," Lainie Lenertz'12, and Pat Kilbane'90

Homecoming Ball Swing Lessons
1st Floor, Pearsons
8-9 p.m.--Intermediate Lessons
9 p.m.-10 p.m.--Beginner Lessons
Learn from the best before dancing the night away with Professor of Mathematics & Computer Science Darrah Chavey and Development IT Manager Peggy Weisensel Chavey. All styles and levels welcome

Homecoming Ball
10 p.m.-12:30 a.m., 1st Floor, Pearsons Hall
Dance the night away with Darrah and Peggy. All styles and levels welcome
 

Sunday

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

Turtle Creek Bookstore Open
9 a.m.-3 p.m., Turtle Creek Bookstore (444 Grand Ave., Beloit)         

Logan Museum of Anthropology and Wright Museum of Art Open
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Campus Museums
Be amazed by the collections available on campus for viewing, research, teaching