Schedule of Events

Fun, food, and camaraderie flourished at Beloiter Days: Homecoming 2014--check out the preliminary schedule below.


Friday, September 26, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday, September 27, 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. 


8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.  Float-building space open, Karris Field
Whether you decide to decorate a car, a trailer, or yourself, get creative and work on your float for the afternoon parade

8 a.m.-4 p.m.  Classes open to families and alumni
Grab your notebook and coffee; it’s back to class! See the listing of available classes here by department, time, or instructor

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

2 p.m.  Historic Buildings Tour: Academic Side with Fred Burwell, Meet at Library
Walk through history with Fred Burwell, our campus archivist. He’ll take you through the academic side of campus first. Catch the residential tour at 4 p.m.

4 p.m.  Historic Buildings Tour: Residential Side with Fred Burwell, Meet at Library
Following the tour of the academic side of campus, Fred Burwell, campus archivist, will share the story behind the houses, places, and spaces on the residential side

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

4-6 p.m. C-Haus Open
Stop by for 'Hoptimistic Thoughts.' We will be collaborating with the Beloit Project to get faculty, students, staff, alumni, and parents all talking about their ideas for the Beloit Project and exciting changes they would like to see the college make. $5 for beer sampling (Wisconsin beers only)

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!

5:30 p.m.  Brewer, Businessman, Barbarian: Cervesarii in the Western Roman Empire, Room 150, Center for the Sciences
A discussion about archaeological and textual evidence for beer-brewing culture and identity from the Western Roman Empire

5:30 p.m.  
Homecoming Parade line-up, Emerson St.

6:00 p.m.  Homecoming Parade, Best viewing at the Wall (Chapin Quad)
Whether you’re in the parade or taking note of the creativity marching, rolling, and honking down the street, this is a must-see event

6:30 p.m.  Dinner in and around Beloit, Commons
Enjoy dining in Commons (pay at the door) or test out our local fare downtown

7-9 p.m.  SAE Reunion Reception, Moore Lounge, Pearsons
Gather with your fellow SAE’s to reconnect and reminisce over heavy appetizers and beverages

7 p.m.  Volleyball vs. Carroll, Flood Arena
Cheer on the Bucs as the serve up a win against Carroll

7:15 p.m.  BIFF Movie on Chapin Quad: "Toy Story 3"
Free and open to the general public
Beloit College and the Beloit International Film Festival (BIFF) will host a public, outdoor showing of Toy Story 3 on Chapin Quad at Beloit College. Rain date September 27

8 p.m.  Alpha Sigma Tau 15th Anniversary Celebration
Come celebrate the Delta Nu chapter of Alpha Sigma Tau's 15th year at Beloit! Refreshments will be served. Alumnae and families welcome.

AST will also be tailgating before the football game, starting at 11 a.m., and will have a float in the Homecoming parade. Join us!

8 p.m.  1889 Council Meet and Greet Reception, Atrium, Center for the Sciences
Gather with fellow athletes and coaches like Bill Knapton and Ed DeGeorge to 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
Enjoy Dupond Dupont (an alumni band) while mixing and mingling with your fellow alumni and friends


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

9 a.m.  SAE Reunion Breakfast, DKs, Pearsons Hall
Start your day with tasty food and wonderful company

9 a.m., Men's Soccer Alumni Game, Strong Stadium
Lace up your cleats and enjoy a game with fellow alumni

10 a.m., Alumni Games, Strong Stadium (respective fields)
Show off your skills in a baseball or softball game with fellow alumni

10 a.m.-1 p.m.  Olde English Classic Festivities, Leeson Park
Bugle call and pistol shot at 10 a.m. Cheer on the runners or join President Bierman in the open run. 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!

11 a.m.  Women's Soccer vs. Cornell, Strong Stadium
Head on out to the stadium to see the Bucs take on Cornell

11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  Family, Friends, and Alumni Tailgate, Strong Stadium
Pile in the car and head down to the stadium. Take your grill and some hotdogs and tailgate or enjoy our delicious food and then head into the stands in your blue and gold to cheer on the Bucs! Kids games, and more, too. Please provide your own beverages

And the 1889 Council invites athletics alumni under their tent to tailgate, celebrate Beloit athletics, meet some legendary coaches, and get ready to cheer on our Bucs!

1 p.m.  Football game vs. Lake Forest College, Strong Stadium

1:30 p.m.  Men's Soccer vs. Cornell, Strong Stadium
Enjoy a double dose of soccer as the men take on Cornell

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

2 p.m. Alumni & Friends Book Signing, Turtle Creek Bookstore (444 E. Grand Ave.)
Hear from Tom McBride, Ron Nief, Ann Bausum’79, Tom Upton’69, Richard VanScotter'61, and more!

2-5 p.m.  Get On the Air with WBCR

Ready to relive your DJ days? Let us know that you’d like to host a show at alumni@beloit.edu today

3 p.m.  Documentary Showing: “We Lived Civil Rights: Beloit Greeks Integrate,” Center for the Sciences 150
Eric Hetland’12, interviewed dozens of alumni about their experiences when the first African American students pledged into Greek organizations at Beloit. View the documentary and stay for a Q&A afterward

4:30-5:30 p.m.  Beloit Plan 50th Anniversary Reception, Moore Lounge
It’s been 50 years since the innovative Beloit Plan debuted. Take a trip down memory lane with fellow Beloit Plan’ners. Plan'ners or not--all are welcome

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

6-10 p.m.  “The Flyover” Passenger Pigeon Event, Bushel & Peck's courtyard in Downtown Beloit
It has been 100 years since the passenger pigeon has gone extinct. In honor of the passenger pigeon, a series of educational events are taking place this fall in Beloit. On Saturday, you can experience an interactive community event that features a simulation of the passing of a flock of passenger pigeons and a series of readings and performances related to the passenger pigeon and to themes of extinction and humankind's effect on the environment

7-10 p.m. Contra Dance, Hendricks Center
Come on down to the Hendricks Center for the first contra dance of the semester! Dance the evening away to the live music of the Gatecrashers with caller Steve Pike. Admission is free, no experience necessary! Lessons start at 7 p.m., dancing officially starts at 7:30. Open to all

7:30 p.m.  Benjamin Whitcomb String Quartet, Eaton Chapel
Spend the evening with renowned cellist and music theorist, Benjamin Whitcomb. He has earned an international reputation as a performer and teacher of music. Read more about his work here

8 p.m.  Homecoming Ball—Lessons, Pearsons Hall, 1st Floor
Beginner and intermediate lessons. Learn from the best! Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science Darrah Chavey and Development IT Manager Peggy Weisensel Chavey welcome all styles & levels

8-8:45 p.m. Voodoo Barbie,
Bushel & Peck's courtyard in Downtown Beloit
Be entertained by Beloit's student improv group

9 p.m.-2 a.m. C-Haus Open
Saturday's lineup includes alumna Rachael Wogsland and a few student performers. 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 Darrah and Peggy on the dance floor—all styles and levels welcome



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

3 p.m. Choreographed Dance by Professor Chris Johnson at the Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival, Chicago, IL
Professor Chris Johnson has been invited to share her work, Physical Manifestations of Assent, in the Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival. Her piece is a duet danced by Sarah Ellen Miller'15 and Santiago Quintana'15. More information about the festival is available here.