Five Awesome Things to Look Forward to This Homecoming

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Olivet College is pleased to host a Homecoming like never before on Oct. 10-12. The event lineup is packed with exciting options to connect and reconnect with fellow alumni and the College itself. Plus, we’ve used your feedback to add many great features, new amenities and improvements to the Homecoming offerings. It’s guaranteed to be a fun and memorable weekend for all types of families.

  1. Homecoming Festival Grounds!

The Festival Grounds, the premier feature of Homecoming, includes classic fair and festival activities like rides, food trucks and games. Family amenities and the Event Tent, where the Friday Night Bonfire Party, Red and White Tailgate and Alumni Block Party will be hosted, are also in the Festival Grounds. There is no cost to enter the Festival Grounds, but activities and events inside the Festival Grounds do require tickets. Get all the details on the Homecoming webpage at www.olivetcollege.edu/homecoming. Registration and ticket sales open on Aug. 12.

  1. Comet sports

Comet sports will continue to be at the center of Homecoming. The football team takes on Adrian College at 2 p.m. on Oct. 12. In addition, the men’s and women’s soccer teams will play home games and the swimming and diving team is hosting an alumni swim meet, both on Oct. 12.

  1. Enhancements to the Alumni Awards Celebration and Reunion Dinner

This year, the Alumni Awards Celebration will include a new addition, also serving as a reunion dinner for the classes of 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014. The event will still include the traditional Athletic Hall of Fame and Distinguished Alumni Award celebrations.

  1. New lodging and transportation options.

You asked and we answered! Designated parking locations, a shuttle system to Homecoming hot spots, and hotel room blocks in Charlotte and Marshall have been established. In addition, accessible parking passes are available to the disabled and mobility-limited, and two Lyft drivers will be stationed on campus to provide evening transportation.

  1. More exciting events and additions.

The Homecoming lineup also includes several traditional events and new favorites, including the Friday Night Bonfire Party, Legends of Olivet Ghost Stories and Walking Ghost Tour, the Class Captains’ Breakfast, the Alumni Art Exhibition & Reception and more.
Mark your calendar – early Homecoming registration opens Aug. 12 with many special offers and discounts. To learn more about Homecoming, contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at alumnirelations@olivetcollege.edu.


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