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Looking forward to seeing you at Beloiter Days: Homecoming and Family & Friends Weekend 2016!

Registration and Hospitality

Friday, September 23, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday, September 24, 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

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

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

Friday, 5:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.; State Street, Downtown Beloit
(Adults $5, Children 4-11 $1, 3 and under are Free)
The 3rd Annual Oktoberfest, brought to you by the Downtown Beloit Association, will be featuring German beers, live bands, and a dance performance.

Admissions Visit Center Hours
Friday and Saturday, 9:00 am to 4:30 p.m.

Take a campus tour from Middle College
9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:45 p.m.
Saturday, 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

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

Coughy Haus Open
9 p.m. - 2 a.m., Friday & Saturday (corner of College St. and Clary St.)
Mix and mingle with your fellow alumni, current students, families and friends!

Friday, September 23

Classes open to alumni and families, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Grab your notebook and coffee; it’s back to class! Class choices will be available at the Alumni House.

View open classes by time.
View open classes by professor.

Lunch in Commons
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Commons, Chapin Hall (pay at the door, $10 per person)

Field Experience Grant Presentation Session
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Mathers, Pearsons Hall.
Join Field Experience Grant students, parents, and alumni for a conversation about the program and its outcomes for their academic career.

Historic Buildings Tour: Academic Side with Fred Burwell'86
2 p.m., Meet at Library

Walk through history with Fred Burwell'86, our campus archivist.

Turtle Creek Bookstore Book Signing: Tom McBride's Rox & Darlene: Detectives @ Large
2 p.m. - 4 p.m., Turtle Creek Bookstore (444 E Grand Ave, Beloit WI)
Meet Emeritus Professor of English, Tom McBride, author of Rox & Darlene: Detectives @ Large, for a book signing and discussion of his latest work.

Health and Wellness Center Open House
3 p.m. - 5 p.m., Health and Wellness Center, Porter Hall
Alumni, Parents, and Friends, stop by the Health and Wellness Center to learn all about the programs and initiatives available to our students.

Women’s Tennis Match: Buccaneers vs. Milwaukee School of Engineering
3:30 p.m., Strong Stadium Complex

Come out to the tennis courts and cheer our Buccaneers to victory!

Georgia Duerst-Lahti Retirement Reception
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m., Fireplace Lounge, Morse-Ingersoll Hall
Join fellow alumni and Georgia Duerst-Lahti, Professor of Political Science and Critical Identity Studies, to celebrate her final year teaching at Beloit.

Becoming a Beloiter: A Parents' Guide
4-5 p.m., Science Center 150
Meet staff members from Admissions and the Alumni Office. Learn about volunteer opportunities that are available to you over the next four years. Ask questions and learn more about the unique opportunities available to you and your Beloiter.

Student-Scholar Poster Session and Reception
4 p.m. - 5 p.m., Atrium, Science Center
Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of Summer Science Scholars, Beloit Biomedical Scholars, Sustainability Fellows, and Biology Seniors. Enjoy light refreshments as you stroll through amazing student work.

Weissberg Human Rights Alumni Panel
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., Richardson Auditorium, Morse-Ingersoll Hall
Join students and alumni in a conversation about working in human rights.

Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity Reception
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., Phi Kappa Psi House (810 College St.)
Join fellow Phi Kappa Psi members from across the generations as we kick-off the homecoming weekend together! Enjoy refreshments with friends, and take a look at Phi Psi photos from different eras!

Dinner in and around Beloit
4:45 - 8 p.m., Commons, Chapin Hall
Enjoy dining in Commons (pay at the door) or try out our local fare downtown.

Homecoming Parade, Best viewing at the Wall (Chapin Quad)
6 p.m., Line-up for the parade on Emerson St., in front of LAPC
Enjoy the creativity marching, rolling, and honking down the street; this is a must-see event. Parade begins at 6:20 p.m., ending at the 700 block of College St.

Phi Kappa Psi Brotherhood Dinner
7 p.m. - 9 p.m., Moore Lounge, Pearsons Hall
Join fellow Phi Kappa Psi brothers and their families for dinner and drinks in celebration of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.

1889 Athletics Council Reception
8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., Atrium, Science Center
Join fellow Beloit College athletes from all generations for a cocktail reception to celebrate our great tradition of championship athletic teams and individuals.

The 9th Annual Weissberg Human Rights Fall Lecture
8 p.m.,
Richardson Auditorium, Morse Ingersoll Hall
"Do Human Rights Commitments Constrain Foreign Policy?" Lecture by Tamás Meszerics.

Rooftop Observatory, Weather Permitting
8-10 p.m., Rooftop, Science Center
Enjoy the view from the roof of the LEED-certified Center for the Sciences with Associate Professor and Department Chair of Physics, Britt Scharringhausen. Should the weather be favorable, take a closer look with the telescopes.

Saturday, September 24

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

Conversation and Continental Breakfast with the President
8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m., Moore Lounge, Pearsons Hall
Join Beloit College President Scott Bierman and Melody Bierman for morning coffee, great conversation, and a light breakfast. Bring your questions!

Men’s Soccer Alumni Game
9 a.m., Soccer fields, Strong Stadium complex
Lace up your cleats, and come out to the soccer fields for a challenge with fellow alumni.
Questions? Email:

Kappa Delta Alumnae Brunch
9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m., Kappa Delta House (837 College St.)
The Upsilon Chapter of Kappa Delta welcomes their families and alumnae for brunch before the homecoming game! Come enjoy wonderful company, delicious food, and our new house! All Kappa Delta alumnae and the families of past and current members are welcome.

Phi Kappa Psi Coffee and Donut Reception
9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m., Phi Kappa Psi House (810 College St.)
Join Phi Psi alumni, family and friends for coffee and donuts before heading down to Strong Stadium for some tailgating before the game. At 10:30 am there will be a memorial ceremony at the house for Anwar Leonard'12 and Darrell Scott'13.

Olde English Classic Festivities
10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Leeson Park; $10 per person, students run free
Join President Bierman in cheering on our runners. Stay after the open run to support the Bucs.
10 a.m., Open Run for alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and students.
11 a.m., Intercollegiate Women's race.
Intercollegiate Men's race.

Theta Pi Gamma Alumni Brunch
10 a.m. - Noon, Theta House (the little blue house at 829 College St.)
Join the sisters for refreshments, reminiscing, a peek at the scrapbooks, and fun!

Softball and Baseball Alumni Games
10 a.m., Baseball fields, Strong Stadium Complex
See if you can still hit that home-run with fellow alumni.
Questions? Alumni Softball game, email:; Alumni Baseball game, email:

1889 Athletics Council Tailgate
10 a.m., Strong Stadium
Enjoy food from numerous local food truck vendors while we celebrate our championship athletic history with fellow alumni athletes and their families!

Alumni, Family, and Friends Tailgate and Picnic
11 a.m., Strong Stadium
Join us at Strong Stadium to enjoy cuisine from local food trucks, and prepare to cheer on the Buccaneer football team to victory! Find fun activities for the kids at the Kid Zone. BYOB. Self-pay.

Abigail Bohstedt'13 and Darrell Scott'13 Campus Remembrance
11:30 a.m., Outside of Middle College
Join the Beloit College community in a shared remembrance.

Football Game: Buccaneers vs. Cornell College
1 p.m., Strong Stadium

Cheer the Buccaneers on to victory against the Rams, and stay to support the Athletic Hall of Honor inductees at half-time.

Men’s Soccer Game: Buccaneers vs. Grinnell College
1 p.m., Strong Stadium Complex

Support our Buccaneers for a victory against the Pioneers, and stay to tailgate after the game! 

Mounds Tour with Anthropology Professor, Dr. Shannon Fie
2 p.m., Meet Outside of Logan Museum

Take a guided tour of the 20 Native American Indian mounds built in A.D. 400-1200.

The Big Read Book Discussion: Into the Beautiful North
2 p.m. - 3 p.m., Hall of Flags, World Affairs Center
Join Professor of English, Dr. Diane Lichtenstein, and Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures, Dr. Sylvia Lopez, to discuss Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea. Faculty, students, alumni, family and friends are welcome. Cider and water will be provided. Discussion groups will be capped at 15 participants per group.

Alpha Sigma Tau Open House
3 p.m. - 4 p.m., Alpha Sigma Tau House

The Delta Nu Chapter of Alpha Sigma Tau welcomes alumnae, family, and friends to enjoy snacks and socializing in celebration of the homecoming weekend!

Women’s Soccer Game: Buccaneers vs. Grinnell College
3:30 p.m., Strong Stadium Complex

Join us to support our Buccaneers for a victory against the Pioneers!

"We Lived Civil Rights: Beloit College Greeks Integrate" Documentary
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m., Science Center 150
Join Eric Hetland'12 for a screening and discussion of the documentary film about the integration of the Greek houses.

1889 Athletics Council Post-Game Celebration
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m., Strong Stadium
Join members of the 1889 Council as they celebrate Homecoming weekend and Beloit College championship athletics.

Phi Kappa Psi Off-Campus Dinner
5 p.m., the Butterfly Club (5246 E Co Rd X, Beloit, WI 53511); Self-pay
Join the brothers of Phi Psi and their families to celebrate Homecoming over dinner and drinks.

Athletic Hall of Honor Induction Dinner
6 p.m., Atrium, Science Center; $35 per person (invitation only, pre-registration required)
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.

Cello Concert with Ferrall Artist-in-Resident, Helen Gillet'00
7:30 p.m., Eaton Chapel
Helen Gillet'00 will perform a solo looped cello concert with vocals in French and English. Helen is the Beloit College 2016 Ferrall Artist-in-Residence.

Sunday, September 25

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

Phi Psi & Family Breakfast
9 a.m., Commons, Chapin Hall; $10 per person
Join fellow Phi Psi alumni, family and friends for a delicious meal on Sunday morning to wrap up the weekend's festivities.

Dave Mason'49 Campus Remembrance
10 a.m., Eaton Chapel
Join the Beloit College community in a shared remembrance service in honor of Dave Mason'49.