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Join us for Beloiter Days: Homecoming

Schedule of Events

We look forward to seeing you at Beloiter Days: Homecoming and Family & Friends Weekend 2017, October 27-29!

Registration and Hospitality

Friday, October 27,  8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday, October 28, 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

Admissions Visit Center Hours
Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Campus tours from Middle College
Friday: 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:45 p.m.
Hendricks Center for the Arts Tour,
(409 Pleasant St.) - Friday, 9 a.m.
Saturday
: 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m.

Coughy Haus Open
Friday, Saturday 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

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

Library & Archives
Morse Library
Friday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Archives: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Logan Museum of Anthropology & Wright Museum of Art
Friday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Logan Museum Featured Exhibit:
Science, Art, and Stereotype: The Norton Murals
The Logan Museum installed the Rise of Mankind mural paintings in 1925 to illustrate the “development of man” and to provide historical and cultural context for its collections. The murals,painted by Chicago artist John Warner Norton, reflect early 20th-century anthropological thinking about human evolution and indigenous cultures. The exhibit explores the history of the murals, how they came to the Logan, and what they reveal about anthropology in the early 20th century.

Wright Museum Featured Exhibits:
Another Happy Mambo Day: The Invented Worlds of Della Wells

North Gallery

Rooftops: Second Nature
 Photographs by Brad Temkins
Hollensteiner Gallery

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.  


Friday, October 27th

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 soon!

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

Upton Residency Luncheon
12:30- 1 p.m., Moore Lounge
Each year, an internationally recognized expert who has significantly contributed to understanding the sources of the wealth and well-being of nations is named the Miller Upton Scholar at Beloit College. Join this year’s Miller Upton Residency Scholar, Michael Greenstone, for lunch preceding the 1 p.m. Upton Residency Panel Discussion. (Register Here)

Upton Residency Forum Panel Discussion: Modern Energy & The Wealth of Nations
1:00 p.m., Moore Lounge
Join us for this year’s panel consisting of Andrew Revkin, B. Kelsey Jack, and Rema Hanna for an exciting discussion around Modern Energy & The Wealth of Nations.

Historic Buildings Tour: Academic Side with Fred Burwell
2 p.m., Meet at Library
Walk through history with campus archivist, Fred Burwell'86.

Turtle Creek Bookstore Book Signing: Tom McBride
2-4 p.m., Turtle Creek Bookstore (444 E. Grand Ave.)
Come out to meet Professor of English Emeritus, Tom McBride, for a book signing and discussion on his titles, Rox & Darlene: Detectives @ Large and When You Could Only Dribble Once.

Find out More: Field Experience Grant Program Session
3-4 p.m., Weeks, Pearsons Hall
Join past Field Experience Grant students to hear about their summer learning adventures. The Field Experience team will be on hand to answer program questions.

Mounds Tour with Bill Green
4 p.m., Meet in front of Logan Museum of Anthropology
Take a guided tour of the 20 Native American Indian mounds built in A.D. 400-1200 and learn more about their history.

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

Homecoming Parade, Best viewing at the Wall (Chapin Quad)
5 pm, Line-up for the parade on Emerson St., in front of the LAPC
Enjoy the creativity marching, rolling, and honking down the street; this is a must-see event! Parade begins at 5:20 p.m., ending at the 700 block of College St.

TKE Brotherhood Reception
7 p.m. - 9 p.m., Mathers, Pearsons Hall
Join fellow TKE brothers and their families in celebrating the fraternity. Heavy appetizers, dessert and drinks will be served.

Upton Residency Forum Keynote: The June & Edgar Martin Memorial Lecture, Michael Greenstone
7 p.m., Atrium, Science Center
Join faculty, staff, students, and alumni for a captivating lecture from Michael Greenstone.

1889 Council Championship Celebration
7:30 p.m., Sports Center
Join past and current Beloit College athletes for a reception to celebrate individual and team champions and to provide a networking opportunity for students and alumni. Refreshments will be provided.

S'mores on Pearsons Quad
9 p.m., Pearsons Quad
Make your way to Pearsons Quad to make your own s'more while enjoying the warmth from the fire pits and those around you!


Saturday, October 28

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 Student Affairs Staff
9-10 a.m., Moore Lounge, Pearsons Hall
Be sure to join Student Affairs staff for coffee, a great conversation about the college, and a light breakfast. Bring your questions!

Theta Pi Gamma Alumnae Brunch
9 a.m. - 11 a.m., Theta Pi Gamma House, 829 College St.
Alumnae and their families are welcome to stop by Theta Pi Gamma for brunch and reminiscing before heading down to Strong Stadium for the Homecoming game!

Kappa Delta Alumnae Open House
9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m., Kappa Delta House, 837 College St.
The Upsilon Chapter of Kappa Delta welcomes their families and alumnae before the homecoming game! All Kappa Delta alumnae and the families of past and current members are welcome.

Learn More: Beloit Urban Garden
10-11:30 a.m. Beloit Urban Garden, 1301 Church Street
Stop by any time between 10-11:30 a.m. to check out Beloit Urban Garden, Beloit's on-campus, sustainable garden. You will also have the chance to contribute by weeding or harvesting if you'd like!

Downtown Beloit Association Halloween Costume Parade & Party
10 a.m., Horace White Park

Children can show off their costumes in a parade down Grand Avenue. The fun includes live music, entertainment, Fun Zone and activities for all ghouls and goblins at Gantry Park! The parade will start promptly at 10 am at Horace White Park.

1889 Athletics Council Tailgate
11 a.m., Strong Stadium
Enjoy food from local food truck vendors while celebrating our championship athletic history with fellow alumni athletes and their families! Be sure to stop in to learn more on the progress of the Powerhouse! Self-Pay at Food Trucks.

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

Join us at Strong Stadium to enjoy cuisine from local food trucks while preparing to cheer on the Buccaneer football team to victory! Self-Pay at Food Trucks.

Football Game: Bucs vs. Lawrence University
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.

1889 Athletics Council Post-Game Celebration
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m., Strong Stadium
Stick around after the football game to continue celebrating Homecoming Weekend and Beloit College athletics!

Alpha Sigma Tau Open House
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., Alpha Sigma Tau House (842 College St.)
The Delta Nu Chapter of Alpha Sigma Tau welcomes alumnae, family, and friends for snacks and socializing in celebration of Beloiter Days!

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

Athletic Hall of Honor Induction Dinner
6 p.m., Atrium, Science Center
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. By invitation only.

TKE Brotherhood Banquet
6 p.m., Domenicos, 547 E Grand Ave
All Tau Kappa Epsilon members and family are encouraged to sit down together and enjoy a fine meal. There will be honored guests in attendance; a reading of the Grand Chapter’s proclamation, recognizing the Chapter’s contribution to the Fraternity; and some brief remarks offered to bring Alumni up to date on the Chapter’s current state of affairs, and what there is to look forward to in the coming years.

The Moon Family Psychic Experience (Sponsored by Programming Board)
Paranormal Lecture: 7-8 p.m., Wilson Theatre
Ghost Investigation Tour: 8-9 p.m., Begin in lobby of Mayer Hall, available to first 50 guests
One-on-One Readings: 8-10 p.m., Mayer Hall
Join us for any of the above opportunities to get into the Halloween spirit with the Moon Family.


Sunday, October 29

Family and Alumni Breakfast hosted by Senior Class Officers
8-10:30 a.m., Commons
Stop anytime between 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to support the Senior Class while treating your taste buds to a delicious breakfast.