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Friday, September 30th

10:00am 20 Years of Wackerle – Open House: Stop by to meet our professional staff and learn more about what has been happening with career and leadership development on campus, and how alumni can engage with the center. Enjoy refreshments and enter to win a door prize!
Poling Hall - Wackerle Career and Leadership Center
Noon Meaning of Life Lunch: A time to discuss the questions that shape our lives. Bring a lunch, bring a friend, and join the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies for an hour of food for thought.
Weeks House
1:30pm U.S. Presidential Campaign Buttons since 1896: Brad Nahrstadt ’89 will discuss the history of campaign buttons from U.S. Presidential campaigns since 1896. Nahrstadt has become a devoted collector of over 1500 U.S. Presidential campaign buttons which will be on exhibit in Hewes Library beginning Homecoming Weekend through the November election. Reception following presentation.
Hewes Library - Barnes Classroom (HL03)
3:00pm 20 Years of Wackerle – Celebrating Monmouth’s Premier Career and Leadership Center: Through the vision and generosity of Fred Wackerle ’61, Monmouth College unveiled its innovative Wackerle Career & Leadership Center at Homecoming 1996. Join us at a reception to honor Fred, while hearing success stories from staff, students and alumni.
Poling Hall - Morgan Room
4:00pm Hoptimistic Thoughts: Brad Sturgeon and Steve Murman ’80 will discuss the "pico" brewery startup, DeNovo Beverage of Monmouth, LLC. Learn the science behind beer making and try some samples of these locally brewed lagers and ales!
Buchanan Center for the Arts
5:00pm 2016 Alumni Impact Awards: Reservations Required; Business Casual. Social with beverages and hors d’oeuvres followed by our awards ceremony at 6:00 p.m.
Center for Science and Business - Mellinger Commons
7:00pm All Alumni & Friends Social: Live music provided by The Brooks Brothers-The Very Live Band. Cash Bar.
Market Alley Wines
8:00pm Class of 1976 Welcome Reception
Mellinger Teaching and Learning Center
8:00pm Spirit Shout: Homecoming Pep Rally
April Zorn Memorial Stadium
9:00pm Stargazing (Canceled due to overcast skies)
Center for Science and Business - Veterans Great Room


Saturday, October 1st

8:30am M Club Hall of Fame Induction
Huff Athletic Center - Main Concourse
9:00am KKG Open House
KKG House (915. E Broadway)
9:00am Presidential Portrait Viewing
Poling Hall - Morgan Room
9:00am Wallace Art Viewing
Wallace Hall - 1st Floor
9:30am All Alumni Meet & Greet
Center for Science and Business - Veterans Great Room
10:00am Alumni Band: Bring your instrument and relive your college days as you march in the parade with the Monmouth College Marching Band.
Dahl Chapel
10:00am MINA Parade Viewing
Center for Intercultural Life
10:00am Class Photos: 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991
Center for Science and Business - Mellinger Commons
10:30am Class Photos: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011
Center for Science and Business - Mellinger Commons
11:00am Homecoming Parade  (Canceled due to weather)
Broadway - 6th to 9th Street
11:30am History and Classics Open House
Wallace Hall - Wells Room 113
11:30am Communications Open House
Wallace Hall - Room 317
11:30am MINA Networking Picnic Lunch
Center for Intercultural Life
11:30am Fraternity & Sorority Alumni Hall of Fame Induction
Center for Science and Business - Mellinger Commons
Noon Picnic Lunch
Aprils Zorn Memorial Stadium - East Hilltop
1:00pm Fighting Scots Football vs. Cornell College
April Zorn Memorial Stadium
1:00pm Fighting Scots Volleyball vs. Beloit College: Immediately following the game there will be an alumnae match. Interested in playing? Call 309-457-2176.
Huff Athletic Center - Glennie Gymnasium
1:00pm Fighting Scots Men's Soccer vs. Knox College
Knox College - Prats Field
Half Time Class of 1981 Reunion Reception
Mellinger Teaching and Learning Center
3:00pm Fighting Scots Women's Soccer vs Knox College
Knox College - Prats Field
3:30pm Alumni Faculty Reception: Reservations Required. Join our faculty for an afternoon mixer complete with hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine.
Hewes Library - Collier Level
5:30pm Class Celebrations
1976 Class Dinner: Poling Hall - Morgan Room
1986 Class Reception: Center for Science and Business - Room 300 
1991 Class Reception: Wallace Hall - Wells Room 113
1996 Class Celebration: Danny's Tap
2001 Class Celebration: Bijou Pub
2006 Class Celebration: Alfano's Pizza
2011 Class Celebration: The Alley
7:00pm Baseball Alumni Gathering
Danny's Tap
7:00pm MINA Alumni Gathering
Cerar's Barnstormer


Sunday, October 2nd

10:00am Alumni Baseball Game & Cookout
Peacock Memorial Athletic Park - Glasgow Field