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Homecoming: October 10-12

A Homecoming You’ll Never Forget

Come Home!

We can’t wait to see you at Homecoming this fall! You gave lots of great feedback last year, and we listened. This year’s Homecoming includes many of the new offerings you asked for, as well as changes to enhance your experience.

We’ve added three new events and a class reunion celebration. Join us for the Legends of Olivet ghost stories and walking ghost tour on Thursday night, the Friday night Bonfire Party, or “The Olivet Experience” on Saturday morning. Are you celebrating your five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70 or 75-year reunion? Then join us and your classmates Friday night at the Alumni Awards Celebration and Reunion Dinner. All 1969 alumni will join President Corey onstage to receive their 50-year anniversary pin. And what if you’re a 2018 or 2019 grad? Join us for the New Grad Bash at the Friday night Bonfire Party.

We’ve also created the Homecoming Festival Grounds, which is 132,000 feet of rides, inflatables, games, local and alumni-owned food trucks, a wine bar and the Comet Pub, and much more. Join us in the Welcome Center tent for class year check-in, registration and packet pickup. Get your free Homecoming 2019 T-shirt*, visit the information desk or Comet Spirit Shop, and spin the prize wheel. Grab a fellow alum and visit the photo booth!

Spend some time in the Homecoming Event Tent, where the Bonfire Party, Red and White Tailgate and Alumni Block Party will take place. It’s 4,000 square feet of seating, dancing and an event bar … and it’s heated!

New and enhanced amenities this year include hotel room blocks in Marshall and Charlotte, designated parking areas, on-campus parking lot shuttles, Lyft drivers Friday and Saturday night, a family resource tent, accommodations and support for those with mobility limitations, enhanced online registration, extended Welcome Center hours, and one place to meet up with friends and fellow alumni all weekend.

No matter what you like to do, there’s something Homecoming weekend for you! Come on home; we can’t wait to see you!

*Homecoming 2019 T-shirts are available to individuals who register online. Sizes are first-come, first-served. Available while supplies last.

Questions and address updates may be directed to Samantha Pearl ’00, director of alumni engagement, at 269-749-7644 or alumnirelations@olivetcollege.edu.

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