Frequently Asked Questions

Registration and Schedule

How do I register for Homecoming events?

Online registration for Homecoming opens in September!

How do I register for Homecoming events?

Registration is now closed, but we would still love to have you on campus! Please come to the registration desk in the Weimer K. Hicks Center starting on Friday, October 21 at 3 p.m. for walk up registrations. We will do our best to accommodate events which require a fee.

What are the dates for future Homecoming and Reunion Weekends?

  • October 6-8, 2023
    October 18-20, 2024
    October 3-5, 2025

Dates are subject to change per the MIAA schedule.

Planning Your Visit

What do I do if I have a food allergy and would like to attend the Homecoming picnic or my reunion dinner?

We will do our best to accommodate guests with food allergies within reason. To make special arrangements, please contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at 269.337.7300 or

What lodging opportunities are available during Homecoming and Reunion Weekend?

Please see Lodging

Where can I find a listing of local Bed and Breakfasts in Kalamazoo? 

Please see all of our information on the Lodging page.

What should I wear during Homecoming Weekend?

Michigan weather is always unpredictable, so come prepared! For most of the weekend, casual dress is appropriate, although many alumni prefer to dress up for their class reunion celebrations. Orange and black and other “spirit wear” is always encouraged! Visit the Kalamazoo College Bookstore to purchase K gear.

How do I find out who else from my class is attending my reunion?

A “who’s coming” list will be posted online for each reunion class when registration opens in September. The lists will be updated daily, so check back often for updates!

Where can my class host an informal gathering off-campus?

Will there be spots on campus where we can have a small group gathering?

Please see our information on additional gathering spots.

Parking and Maps

Where should I park when I arrive on campus?

Please see Parking Information.

The campus has changed since I was a student! How can I find my way around and visit the new buildings on campus?

Please see campus information. A guided campus tour and a self-guided campus tour will also be available on Homecoming Saturday.

Children and Kids

Where can I find a local babysitter?

Due to liability concerns, Kalamazoo College does not provide a list of available babysitters for Homecoming Weekend.

Is there a quiet place on campus where I can nurse my baby or pump?

There is a nursing room located in room 309 in the Upjohn Library. They key to the room is available at the Library Circulation Desk.

I’m bringing my child who is interested in attending Kalamazoo College. Can I arrange a meeting with Admission during my visit?

Guests are welcome to contact the Admission Office to set up a visit for prospective students! Visit the Admission website or call 269.337.7166 to speak with an Admission staff member.

College Policies

What is the College’s COVID-19 policy?

For the most up-to-date information on the College’s COVID-19 response, please visit

What is the College’s alcohol policy during Homecoming?

Please see Homecoming alcohol guidelines.

What is the College’s tailgating policy?

Emergency, Safety, and Accessibility

What should I do if I have an emergency or safety issue during Homecoming Weekend?

Please see Safety and Security. Campus Safety may be reached at 269.337.7321. Call 911 in an emergency.

I have mobility concerns. What is the best way to get around campus?

Most campus buildings where Homecoming events will be hosted are fully accessible. See this complete list of campus building accessibility and suggested parking.