Schedule

Registration is open!

We have a fun-filled weekend planned for all of our Hornets from Friday, October 21, 2022 – Sunday, October 23, 2022.

Take a look at this year’s schedule below and register when you’re ready. Please note that some events require pre-registration and/or a fee associated with the event. Details on event pricing are available when you register for Homecoming.

Homecoming weekend is from Friday, October 21, 2022 – Sunday, October 23, 2022. Please note that the schedule is subject to change until registration opens in mid-September. Details on pre-registration requirements and event pricing will be available at a later time.

Registration Desk and Bookstore Hours

Friday, October 21

Saturday, October 22

Small Gathering Spots: Are you looking for a spot on campus where you can have a small group gathering on Saturday, October 22? See information on additional gathering spots to learn more.

Sunday, October 23

Campus Food and Beverage

Friday, October 21

Saturday, October 22

Hornet Hospitality Table

Join your classmates at the Hornet Hospitality Table! Complimentary coffee, hot chocolate and breakfast bars will be available for guests from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. by the Weimer K. Hicks Center. Please note that food and beverage will not be adjusted based on dietary preferences and restrictions.

  • Book Club Café – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Upjohn Library Commons
  • Homecoming Picnic – 11 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. | Tent on the Quad
  • Richardson Room Deli – CLOSED

Small Gathering Spots: Are you looking for a spot on campus where you can have a small group gathering on Saturday, October 22? See information on additional gathering spots to learn more.

Sunday, October 23

Additional Gathering Spots

Saturday, October 22

The following spots are open on a first come, first served basis on Saturday, October 22. Each of these locations have comfortable furniture for small groups of Hornets to gather.

  • Commons, Dewing Hall – 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Weimer K. Hicks Center – 8-10:30 a.m. AND 11:30 a.m-5 p.m.
    • This location includes the Lower level, Second Floor (by the Richardson Room), Third Floor.
    • Please note that Hicks will be used for Departmental Receptions from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Book Club Cafe, Upjohn Library Commons – 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Welcome Home

We have a fun-filled weekend planned for all of our Hornets from Friday, October 21, 2022 – Sunday, October 23, 2022.

Take a look at this year’s schedule below to see what is planned. Although registration is now closed 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.

Questions?

For questions related to events, pricing, and more please contact the Office of Alumni Engagement by emailing alumni@kzoo.edu or by calling 269.337.7300.

Registration Desk and Bookstore Hours

Friday, October 21

Saturday, October 22

Small Gathering Spots: Are you looking for a spot on campus where you can have a small group gathering on Saturday, October 22? See information on additional gathering spots to learn more.

Sunday, October 23

Campus Food and Beverage

Friday, October 21

Saturday, October 22

Hornet Hospitality Table

Join your classmates at the Hornet Hospitality Table! Complimentary coffee, hot chocolate and breakfast bars will be available for guests from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. by the Weimer K. Hicks Center. Please note that food and beverage will not be adjusted based on dietary preferences and restrictions.

  • Book Club Café – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Upjohn Library Commons
  • Homecoming Picnic – 11 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. | Tent on the Quad
  • Richardson Room Deli – CLOSED

Small Gathering Spots: Are you looking for a spot on campus where you can have a small group gathering on Saturday, October 22? See information on additional gathering spots to learn more.

Sunday, October 23

Additional Gathering Spots

Saturday, October 22

The following spots are open on a first come, first served basis on Saturday, October 22. Each of these locations have comfortable furniture for small groups of Hornets to gather.

  • Commons, Dewing Hall – 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Weimer K. Hicks Center – 8-10:30 a.m. AND 11:30 a.m-5 p.m.
    • This location includes the Lower level, Second Floor (by the Richardson Room), Third Floor.
    • Please note that Hicks will be used for Departmental Receptions from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Book Club Cafe, Upjohn Library Commons – 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Schedule of Events

Please note that the schedule is subject to change until registration opens in mid-September. Details on pre-registration requirements and event pricing will be available at a later time.

Registration and Event Costs

Please note that some events require pre-registration and/or a fee associated with the event. Details on event pricing are available when you register for Homecoming.

Friday, October 21

= Pre-registration required
= Fee associated

Open from Dawn to Dusk | Lillian Anderson Arboretum

Location: Lillian Anderson Arboretum, 1.8 miles west of the intersection of M-43 (West Main Street) and US 131 in Oshtemo Township

Kalamazoo College’s Lillian Anderson Arboretum comprises 140 acres of marsh, meadow, pine plantation and second-growth deciduous forest in Oshtemo Township. Not only is it a site for active research and ecological monitoring, it’s a grand place for a stroll. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the Arb, and visit the off-the-grid education pavilion named after Dr. H. Lewis Batts, Jr. ’43 and Jean M. Batts ’43. Find a trail map with the Avenza Map App and search for the “Lillian Anderson Arboretum” by Kalamazoo College. It’s free! Parking in the main lot at the Arboretum is limited and overflow parking is available at the Oshtemo Township Park (7275 W. Main Street), just east of the property.

8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. | Johannesburg 1970 – Photography Exhibit by Robert Kopecky ’72

Location: Gallery, Light Fine Arts Building

Robert Kopecky ’72 spent his six months of study abroad in Nairobi, Kenya. In December of 1970, on Christmas break from the University of Nairobi, he and classmate Richard Leslie traveled to several places in the southern part of the continent, including to South Africa. Bob took the photos in this exhibit in Johannesburg during their brief stay there.

In contrast to other cities they visited such as Mombasa, Dar es Salaam and Blantyre (Malawi), Bob notes that Johannesburg initially felt much like the American cities most familiar to them—Chicago and Detroit. That sensation quickly passed. In 1970, a stark societal divide in South Africa was still firmly embedded in the policy of apartheid. It was neither subtle nor ambiguous.

As Bob describes these pictures: “The photographs I took in Johannesburg were not intended to be a political statement or social commentary. They simply reflect what I saw—the people and scenes at which I chose to point my camera—walking through the streets and parks of that city. They memorialized a social landscape that was disconcertingly strange (a strangeness attributable in part to the naiveté of a young man from a homogeneous Chicago suburb). Looking at them again years later, I was struck by several things: the faces of the people, the ways they stood and moved, and the blunt shamelessness of apartheid.”

8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. | Class of 1966 Breakfast

Location: Banquet Room, Weimer K. Hicks Center

Enjoy a catered breakfast with your classmates in the Banquet Room.

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Open house at the Career Studio

Location: Career Studio, Dewing Hall – Enter off of Red Square

Launched last year, the Career Studio is a drop-in space that provides real-time career support to students without the hassle of having to make an appointment. Staffed by peer Career Ambassadors, students are welcome to stop by when it is convenient for their schedule, and receive access to the many resources the Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) has to offer. Feel free to visit the Career Studio, meet some of our students, and offer some of your own industry guidance as well!

11:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. | Community Reflection – Intimate Partner Violence Awareness

Location: Stetson Chapel

October is Intimate Partner Violence Awareness Month.  We will remember those in our community who face daily violence as well as the history of K’s own struggle to become a place free of violence. Sponsored by SPEAK and Religious and Spiritual Life.

3:00-4:00 p.m. | Class of 1966 Memorial

Location: Stetson Chapel

4:00 – 6:00 p.m. | Women’s Alumni Soccer: Team Practice, Alumni Kickaround and Gathering

Location: Mackenzie Field, Kalamazoo College Athletic Field Complex and Home of Coach Goyings, 3588 Northfield Trail

All women’s soccer alumni are invited to watch practice on MacKenzie Field and kickaround with the current team after practice (4-6 p.m.). Continue the fun with appetizers and beverages at the home of Coach Bryan Goyings starting at 7 p.m. For additional information, please contact Coach Goyings at bgoyings@kzoo.edu.

  • 4-6 p.m. – Watch practice and kickaround with the current team at Mackenzie Field
  • 7 p.m. – Join Coach Goyings at his home for appetizers and beverages

4:10 – 5:10 p.m. | Biology Reflections Seminar

Location: Room 226, Dow Science Center

Please join biology faculty, alumni and current students for their annual Reflections and Connections gathering, established in honor of Professor Paul R. Sotherland during his 30th year at the College. We will share recent highlights and happenings within the Biology Department and hear presentations by biology alumni Aaron McKay ’17 (Research Assistant and Medical Student, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN) and Heather Russon ’12 (LEAD Enrichment Program Coordinator, Del Valle Independent School District, Del Valle, TX) as they reflect on how their trajectories have been shaped by their K experiences. The event will be followed by a reception in Dow where you can rekindle old connections and forge new ones with alumni, faculty, staff and students. For additional information, please contact Professor Ann Fraser at 269.337.7063; afraser@kzoo.edu or visit biology.kzoo.edu.

4:30 – 6:00 p.m. | Community Gardening with K Students

Location: Hoop House – behind the Fitness and Wellness Center

Please join us at the Hoop House for community gardening hours. Take a tour, harvest vegetables, plant seeds, weed, visit with plants and community. Friends and families are welcome. No experience is necessary! Hosted by The Just Food Collective with the Center for Civic Engagement and the Center for Environmental Stewardship.

5:00 p.m. | Class of 1972 Gathering

Location: Comensoli’s Italian Bistro & Bar, 762 West Main Street

Please join your class for an informal gathering at Comensoli’s to kick-off your reunion weekend! Appetizers will be served and a cash bar will be available.

5:00 – 6:30 p.m. | Strengths Discovery at Homecoming

Location: Banquet Room, Weimer K. Hicks Center

What are you good at? What are your natural talents? How can you make the most of your strengths every day in your personal and professional life? Session attendants will receive a free code to take the StrengthsFinder self-assessment, a tool that allows you to learn more about your individual strengths and how you can maximize them for success. Facilitated by Brita (Muller) Boer ’90 and CCPD Director Tricia Zelaya-Leon, experience a variety of engaging activities designed to celebrate your uniqueness, along with fellow alumni and K students! Appetizers and refreshments will be served.

5:00 – 7:30 p.m. | Class of 1982 Gathering

Location: 5302 Bala Cynwyd Ct, Portage (4.5 miles from campus)

Come for light bites and refreshing libations at the home of ’82 classmates Mickey Huang and Keith Wood. We’ll pass the hat to help with food & beverage costs– $10 suggested. Any excess monies collected will be given to the Class of 1982 Endowed Fund for Foreign Study.

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Class of 1977 Gathering

Location: 304 Monroe Street

Please join your class for an informal gathering at the home of Emeriti Professor Marigene Arnold to kick-off your reunion weekend! BYOB

6:00 p.m. | Delmega Society Gathering

Location: University Roadhouse, 1332 West Michigan Avenue

Please join the Delmega Society for a gathering at the University Roadhouse! A group photo will be taken at 7 p.m. Food and beverages will be available to purchase.

6:00 – 7:30 p.m. | Alumni of Color Reception

Location: Intercultural Center, Weimer K. Hicks Center

Join us for an opportunity to meet and network with current K students and alumni of color. Learn about initiatives of the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership (ACSJL), the Intercultural Center and the Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD). Sponsored by the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, the Office of Alumni Engagement and the Center for Career and Professional Development. Appetizers and refreshments will be served.

7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. | All Hornet Gathering

Location: Back Room, Bell’s Eccentric Café, 355 East Kalamazoo Avenue

Go Orange! Go Black! Join your fellow Hornets at Bell’s for a K gathering in the back room. The back room is reserved for K, but space is available on a first come, first served basis. Beverages will be available to purchase.

7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Alumni Association Awards Ceremony

Location: Dalton Theatre, Light Fine Arts Building

Join us to honor the award recipients for 2022!

  • Distinguished Service Award: Joe Fugate
  • Distinguished Achievement Award: Diane Seuss ’78
  • Weimer K. Hicks Award: Ed Menta
  • Young Alumni Award: Esperanza Cantu ’11
  • Athletic Hall of Fame Awards: Marigene Arnold (Hornet Super Fan), Will Guedes ’15 (Men’s Swimming and Diving), Patrick Noud ’97 (Men’s Tennis), Mark Riley ’82 (Men’s Tennis), Sarah Woods ’16 (Women’s Tennis), the 1921-22 Men’s Basketball Team, the 1976-77, 1977-78 and 1978-79 Women’s Swimming and Diving Teams and the 1985 Men’s Soccer Team.

9:30 p.m. | English Department Gathering

Location: Back Room, Bell’s Eccentric Café, 355 East Kalamazoo Avenue

Please join members of the English Department for an informal gathering in the back room at Bell’s.
The back room is reserved for K, but space is available on a first come, first served basis. Beverages will be available to purchase.

Saturday, October 22

= Pre-registration required
= Fee associated

Open from Dawn to Dusk | Lillian Anderson Arboretum

Location: Lillian Anderson Arboretum, 1.8 miles west of the intersection of M-43 (West Main Street) and US 131 in Oshtemo Township

Kalamazoo College’s Lillian Anderson Arboretum comprises 140 acres of marsh, meadow, pine plantation and second-growth deciduous forest in Oshtemo Township. Not only is it a site for active research and ecological monitoring, it’s a grand place for a stroll. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the Arb, and visit the off-the-grid education pavilion named after Dr. H. Lewis Batts, Jr. ’43 and Jean M. Batts ’43. Find a trail map with the Avenza Map App and search for the “Lillian Anderson Arboretum” by Kalamazoo College. It’s free! Parking in the main lot at the Arboretum is limited and overflow parking is available at the Oshtemo Township Park (7275 W. Main Street), just east of the property.

8:00 a.m. | Hornet Hustle Run/Walk – On your own

Location: Start and finish in front of Hoben Residence Hall on Campus Drive

Start your day with a 5K! Enjoy a morning run or walk through our beautiful campus and surrounding neighborhood on Saturday. Printed maps will be available on Campus Drive by Hoben Residence Hall for you to take and follow on your own as you make your way through the campus and neighborhood. Print out your race bib and have fun with your friends!

Please note that this is fun self-guided event and race staff, snacks and water will not be provided. Please use the map to follow the course as it will not be marked.

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. | Homecoming Hornet Families in Motion 

Location: Anderson Athletic Center

Calling all Hornet Families: Join Mary-Katherine Thompson Miller ’06 for “Hornet Families in Motion” during your Homecoming festivities! This movement opportunity will be jam-packed with activities for everyone, but specifically designed for families with children ages 5-12. Get those early morning wiggles out with 45-minutes of non-stop fun, music, dancing, yoga, cardio, and gross motor movement. Come dressed to move in bare feet or in sneakers, sporting your favorite Kalamazoo College gear or orange and black!   

Registered families will receive a to-go bag with orange and black balloons, a deck of Kalamazoo College playing cards, a Buzz coloring sheet and movement ideas to keep the party going back at home! A Hornet Squishy Pillow will be given away to one lucky person wearing K gear or K colors. “Hornet Families in Motion” is a chance to move and groove in our Kalamazoo College Hive together — PLUS!!! there’s no telling who might just BUZZ by!

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Johannesburg 1970 – Photography Exhibit by Robert Kopecky ’72

Location: Gallery, Light Fine Arts Building

Robert Kopecky ’72 spent his six months of study abroad in Nairobi, Kenya. In December of 1970, on Christmas break from the University of Nairobi, he and classmate Richard Leslie traveled to several places in the southern part of the continent, including to South Africa. Bob took the photos in this exhibit in Johannesburg during their brief stay there.

In contrast to other cities they visited such as Mombasa, Dar es Salaam and Blantyre (Malawi), Bob notes that Johannesburg initially felt much like the American cities most familiar to them—Chicago and Detroit. That sensation quickly passed. In 1970, a stark societal divide in South Africa was still firmly embedded in the policy of apartheid. It was neither subtle nor ambiguous.

As Bob describes these pictures: “The photographs I took in Johannesburg were not intended to be a political statement or social commentary. They simply reflect what I saw—the people and scenes at which I chose to point my camera—walking through the streets and parks of that city. They memorialized a social landscape that was disconcertingly strange (a strangeness attributable in part to the naiveté of a young man from a homogeneous Chicago suburb). Looking at them again years later, I was struck by several things: the faces of the people, the ways they stood and moved, and the blunt shamelessness of apartheid.”

8:30 a.m. | Volleyball Alumni Odds vs. Evens Game

Location: Anderson Athletic Center

Enjoy a continental breakfast in Anderson lobby starting at 8:30 a.m. and meet Coach Hunter Bishop. The alumni game starts at 9:15 a.m. All volleyball alumni are welcome to participate in the madness, regardless of age, surgical repair, or pregnancy status! For additional information, please contact Coach Bishop at hbishop@kzoo.edu.

8:30 – 10:30 a.m. | KXC Alumni Run

Location: Upper Patio, Anderson Athletic Center

Join the coaching staff and current Kalamazoo Cross Country team members for an alumni/family run! Meet at Anderson Athletic Center upper patio. Feel free to run the self-guided 5k loop, or one of your favorite KXC routes (Babe, Chevy Chase, Bridges or Church).

Outside of the time catching up with fellow Hornet Harriers we will have:

– Post-run coffee and donuts from Sweetwater’s

– Tours of the Men’s and Women’s XC locker rooms that are through Phase 1 renovation

– An opportunity to sign our Memories and Milestones boards for each decade of KXC

– A “garage sale” of previous KXC uniforms and gear

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | Open house at…

Admission Center

Location: Admission Center, 106 Thompson Street

All alumni and friends are invited to visit the newly renovated Admission Center and experience where prospective Hornets begin their Kalamazoo College campus tours and visits. Prospective students will be visiting campus on Saturday so show your Hornet pride!

The Natatorium

Location: Natatorium, 1010 Academy Street

Featuring eight competition lanes and a dedicated diving well, this 29,000 square-foot building honors K’s tradition of excellence in the pool and celebrates future Hornets. With expanded locker rooms, pool deck and meeting space the new natatorium improves upon the student-athlete experience, recruiting and team competitiveness.

Fitness and Wellness Center

Location: Fitness and Wellness Center, 131 Catherine Street

Visit the Fitness and Wellness Center and see how our past has contributed to the future of today’s student. The 30,000 square foot two-level structure will be open to view for a self-guided tour, with staff on hand to welcome and answer questions about the facility and its impact on current Hornets.

9:20 a.m. | Class of 1972 Reunion Photo and Tour

Location: Stetson Chapel

Say Cheese! The Class of 1972 will have a reunion photo taken at Stetson Chapel at 9:20 a.m. Immediately following the photo, the Class of 1972 will tour the campus to exchange stories and memories of campus life!

9:30 a.m. | Class of 1977 Reunion Photo

Location: Stetson Chapel

Say Cheese! The Class of 1977 will have a reunion photo taken at Stetson Chapel at 9:30 a.m.

9:40 a.m. | Class of 1982 Reunion Photo

Location: Stetson Chapel

Say Cheese! The Class of 1982 will have a reunion photo taken at Stetson Chapel at 9:40 a.m.

9:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Hornet Spirit Shuttle to and from the Kalamazoo College Field House

Location: Catch the K bus in front of Red Square (between Mandelle and Dewing Halls) to the Field House or in front of the Field House back to main campus

Ride the official K bus to the Kalamazoo College Athletic Field Complex to cheer on your Hornets as they take on the Scots in football. The shuttle will run every twenty minutes and will loop back to Red Square on Academy Street. Please look for the shuttle signs for pick up and drop off in front of Red Square on Academy and in front of the Field House. Students, alumni, faculty and staff are all welcome!

9:50 a.m. | Class of 1987 Reunion Photo

Location: Stetson Chapel

Say Cheese! The Class of 1987 will have a reunion photo taken at Stetson Chapel at 9:50 a.m.

10:00 a.m. | Class of 1992 Reunion Photo

Location: Stetson Chapel

Say Cheese! The Class of 1992 will have a reunion photo taken at Stetson Chapel at 10:00 a.m.

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. | Guided Campus Tour with K Students

Location: Begin at Red Square between Mandelle & Dewing Halls

Visit a mix of nostalgic and new highlights of campus with our Office of Admission student tour guides. The tour will include the Dow Science Center, Weimer K. Hicks Center, Hoben Residence Hall, Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, Upjohn Library Commons and the Light Fine Arts Building. Please note that the Admission Center, Fitness and Wellness Center and Natatorium have open houses from 9-11 a.m. to tour on your own.

Admission Tour Guides:

Emma Davis Rodak ’23 Ann Arbor, MI
Majors and Concentration: Political Science & Women Gender and Sexuality w/ a Community and Global Health concentration

Kanase Matsuzaki ’23 – Tokyo Japan
Major and Minor: International Area Studies and French

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. | Women’s Soccer Alumni Breakfast

Location: Home of Coach Goyings, 3588 Northfield Trail

Please join Coach Bryan Goyings for a soccer alumni breakfast at his home. For additional information, please contact Coach Goyings at bgoyings@kzoo.edu.

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Men’s Lacrosse Alumni Game

Location: MacKenzie Field, Kalamazoo College Athletic Field Complex

All former varsity men’s lacrosse players are invited to join Coach Vince Redko for an alumni game on MacKenzie Field starting at 10:30 a.m. After the game, please join Coach Redko for a social event at 12:45 p.m. in the lobby of the Anderson Athletic Center. For additional information, please contact Coach Redko at vincent.redko@kzoo.edu.

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Varsity Tennis Alumni Gathering

Location: MacKenzie Field, Kalamazoo College Athletic Field Complex

All former varsity men’s and women’s tennis players are invited to attend the annual alumni gathering at the Markin Tennis Center. For additional information, please contact Coach Mark Riley at mark.riley@kzoo.edu or Coach Mark Murphy at mark.murphy@kzoo.edu.

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | VW Photobooth Bus

Location: The Quad – Look for the Orange VW Bus!

Have your photo taken with fellow alumni, family or friends inside a 1977 VW Bus. You can be as goofy or as serious as you want! It’s your call! Find your photos after Homecoming on the K Office of Alumni Engagement Facebook page.

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | A.M. Todd Rare book Room

Location: Room 326, Upjohn Library Commons

Enjoy an exhibit entitled “Tall Book, Small Book, Round Book, Bound Book: Books of All Shapes and Sizes,” featuring important resources from the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room collection.

10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Intercultural Center Open to Alumni

Location: Room 110, Weimer K. Hicks Center

Stop by as your schedule allows to see the Intercultural Center. The Intercultural Center in Hicks is the home for Intercultural Student Life programs, initiatives, and dialogues that center on the lived experiences and voices of marginalized student populations. The space is reserved for students and strives to cultivate an inclusive campus culture that celebrates our community’s many differences while affirming our shared interconnections. The Intercultural Center provides 24-hour access to students, so don’t be surprised to find current students meeting, studying, relaxing, or playing music as you stop in. We encourage you to engage in dialogue with them. Staff from The Office of Intercultural Student Life will be available in the Intercultural Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. if you would like to learn more about Intercultural Student Life and ways to get involved.

10:10 a.m. | Class of 1997 Reunion Photo

Location: Stetson Chapel

Say Cheese! The Class of 1997 will have a reunion photo taken at Stetson Chapel at 10:10 a.m.

10:20 a.m. | Class of 2002 Reunion Photo

Location: Stetson Chapel

Say Cheese! The Class of 2002 will have a reunion photo taken at Stetson Chapel at 10:20 a.m.

10:30 a.m. | Class of 2007 Reunion Photo

Location: Stetson Chapel

Say Cheese! The Class of 2007 will have a reunion photo taken at Stetson Chapel at 10:30 a.m.

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. | Psychology Alumni Gathering

Location: Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership

Join Psychology professors and alumni for snacks, beverages and conversation at the ACSJL. This year’s event will be graciously hosted by Sally Warner Read ’08.

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. | Departmental Receptions

Location: Weimer K. Hicks Center

Visit with current faculty, staff and your favorite professors from days-gone-by.

  • Sciences and Mathematics – Lower Level
  • Fine Arts, Humanities and Languages – Second Floor
  • Interdisciplinary, Social Sciences and Physical Education – Third Floor

10:40 a.m. | Class of 1967 Reunion Photo

Location: Stetson Chapel

Say Cheese! The Class of 1967 will have a reunion photo taken at Stetson Chapel at 10:40 a.m.

11:00 a.m. | Class of 1966 Reunion Photo

Location: Stetson Chapel

Say Cheese! The Class of 1966 will have a reunion photo taken at Stetson Chapel at 11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Open Practice with the Hornets Men’s Basketball Team

Location: Anderson Athletic Center

All alumni that played at least one year of Varsity Basketball are invited to attend an open practice. A brief introduction by the Hornets head coach, Nick Giard, and the team will be followed by practice.

  • 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. – Meet Coach Giard and the team and hear about the upcoming season.
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Watch the team practice on the main floor in Anderson Athletic Center.

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | LandSea Open House

Location: Tent on the Quad

Stop by the LandSea tent on the Quad to meet the current directors, chat with fellow alumni and compare adventures.

11:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. | Homecoming Picnic

Location: Tent on the Quad

Enjoy lunch on the Quad with your fellow Hornets!
Lunch will include: Baked white cheddar macaroni and cheese, barbeque pulled chicken, hamburgers, vegan burgers, sage and almond roasted potato salad, fall roasted vegetables, Hornet rolls, Great Lakes Potato Chips, cookies, local apple cider, lemonade and water. Gluten free sandwich buns will be available at the picnic. The picnic fare cannot be adjusted based on dietary preferences and restrictions.

11:30 a.m. | Class of 2012 Reunion Photo

Location: Stetson Chapel

Say Cheese! The Class of 2012 will have a reunion photo taken at Stetson Chapel at 11:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Emeriti Club Gathering

Location: Banquet Room, Weimer K. Hicks Center

Emeriti alumni are invited to attend a luncheon that honors class years prior to 1972. The program will include an Emeriti Club Leadership Council update, given by the current President, Donna (Reed) Lambert ’64. After lunch, a plaque will be presented to the 2022 Citation of Merit Award recipients, Bruce Benton ’64 and Harold Decker ’67.

Shuttle and Parking: Off campus parking and a shuttle service will be available at 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. from St. Thomas More Catholic Student Parish (421 Monroe Street) to the Weimer K. Hicks Center. Please note that this shuttle service is for the luncheon only. Cars will need to be removed from the parking lot by 3 p.m. to allow church members space to park for their evening service.

11:40 a.m. | Class of 2017 Reunion Photo

Location: Stetson Chapel

Say Cheese! The Class of 2017 will have a reunion photo taken at Stetson Chapel at 11:40 a.m.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. | How to Be the Only Women in the Room

Location: Room 103, Dewing Hall

Please join us for a panelist event composed of K alumni and professors in various fields answering questions from current students about how to navigate the workplace as a woman-identifying person. Having the opportunity to learn from those who have been in male dominated spaces along with their tips, tricks and stories would be extremely beneficial for the current students at K, especially those within business and economics. The first half (approximately 30 minutes) will be reserved for answering a list of preselected questions, and the second half will be used for opening up the panel for more questions and having a conversation. This will be a great opportunity for networking, and strengthening the relationship between current and post graduate students. Sponsored by the Professional Women’s Club of Kalamazoo College

Panelists: Dr. Brittany Dillman ’02, Mary Freire de Carvalho ’02, Jodi Schafer ’02, Emily Finch ’17, Emma Tardiff Scott ’17 and Michelle Fanroy ’88

12:00 – 2:00 p.m. | Women’s Lacrosse Alumni Game

Location: MacKenzie Field, Kalamazoo College Athletic Field Complex

All former varsity women’s lacrosse players are invited to join Coach Jess Smith for an alumni game on MacKenzie Field starting at 12:30 p.m. For additional information, please contact Coach Jess Smith at Jessica.Smith@kzoo.edu.

12:00 – 4:00 p.m. | College Archives

Location: Room 329, Upjohn Library Commons

Visit the College Archives to look at yearbooks and issues of The Index from your student days. Also on display will be items from the college memorabilia collection: historic athletic uniforms, freshman “pots”, pledge paddles, and more!

12:45 – 2:00 p.m. | Men’s Lacrosse Alumni Gathering

Location: Lobby, Anderson Athletic Center

All former varsity men’s lacrosse players are invited to join Coach Vince Redko and the current team for a gathering in the lobby of Anderson. Lunch and beverages will be served. For additional information, please contact Coach Redko at vincent.redko@kzoo.edu.

1:00 – 1:45 p.m. | K Song Project: The Best From Your K Experience with the College Singers

Location: Dalton Theatre, Light Fine Arts Building

Enjoy a performance from the College Singers featuring songs submitted by reunion classes. Come hear the exciting culmination of this project that connects K alumni to each other and to the songs that were popular during their years at the College. A light-hearted, high-energy, and talent-packed 45 minute performance.

2:00 p.m. | Homecoming Football Game

Location: Angell Field, Kalamazoo College Athletic Field Complex

Kalamazoo College vs. Alma College. Please visit the Kalamazoo College Home Football Game Day page for information on admission/tickets, parking and more. Wear your black and orange to the game.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. | A Conversation about Reckoning: Kalamazoo College Uncovers Its Racial and Colonial Past

Location: Room 103, Dewing Hall

Join Donna Odom ’67 and Anne Dueweke ’84 in a conversation about Anne’s recent book tracing the racial and colonial history of the College. Anne will describe how she became interested in this aspect of the College’s history, and Donna will interview Anne about some of the passages that particularly struck her as well as share some of her own experiences as an African American student at Kalamazoo College in the 1960s. There will be plenty of time for questions and conversation.

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. | New Pathways for the K Plan: Food and Farming Justice

Location: Commons and Room 103, Dewing Hall

Please join the Mary Jane Underwood Stryker Center for Civic Engagement for local refreshments and conversations with current students, faculty, staff, alumni and community partners about the experiential learning initiatives we’re creating that illuminate compelling contemporary issues through new approaches to the K Plan. Through Pathways that focus on Food & Farming Justice and the City—our first pilot Pathways themes—students bring academic knowledge to life through experiences that span the local and global, engaging with issues like food systems disruptions, food security & sovereignty, community gardening, city planning, neighborhood revitalization and sustainability. Bring your own stories and share what you’ve learned through your livelihood, civic engagement and personal experiences.

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Wine and Cheese Reception

Location: Hornets Suite, Kalamazoo College Field House
By Invitation Only

1833 Society donors, Stetson Society members and other leadership donors are cordially invited to a wine and cheese reception hosted by President Jorge G. Gonzalez and Dr. Suzie Gonzalez ’83. If you have questions about this event or your philanthropy, please contact Laurel Palmer, Director, Kalamazoo College Fund at 269.337.7282 or lpalmer@kzoo.edu.

Shuttle: The Hornet Spirit Shuttle will be available until 5:30 p.m. Pick up and drop off locations are in front of Kalamazoo College Athletic Field Complex and Red Square (between Mandelle and Dewing Halls) on Academy.

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. | BlueBack Blues Band

Location: Nelda K. Balch Playhouse

Come hear Theatre Arts Professor Emeritus Ed Menta perform in concert with his blues band, BlueBack, and celebrate the release of their new CD in the Nelda K Balch Playhouse. Visit the Reverb Nation website for more information on the band. Thanks to Festival Playhouse, and the Offices of Alumni Engagement and Student Involvement for supporting this event.

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Theatre Arts Alumni Gathering

Location: Dungeon Theatre, Lower Level of the Light Fine Arts Building

Come enjoy the Blueback blues band featuring Professor Emeritus Ed Menta from 4:30-5:30–then join us for a departmental reception in the Dungeon Theatre. Visit with faculty, alumni and current students. Be sure to check out the updated Green Room, Seminar Library, Production Office and photo gallery. Light refreshments will be provided.

6:00 p.m.

Class of 1962 Reunion Celebration

Location: The Park Club, 219 West South Street

Enjoy the company of your classmates as you celebrate your 60th reunion. Cash bar.
Photo: A class reunion photo will be taken at 6:30 p.m. at the Park Club.

6:30 p.m.

Class of 1967 Reunion Celebration

Location: The Park Club, 219 West South Street

Enjoy the company of your classmates as you celebrate your 55th reunion. Cash bar.

Class of 1972 Reunion Celebration

Location: Banquet Room, Weimer K. Hicks Center

Enjoy the company of your classmates as you celebrate your 50th reunion and induction into the Emeriti Club. Includes beer and wine.

Class of 1977 Reunion Celebration

Location: Stone Room, Weimer K. Hicks Center

Enjoy the company of your classmates as you celebrate your 45th reunion. Cash bar.

Class of 1982 Reunion Celebration

Location: Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership

Enjoy the company of your classmates as you celebrate your 40th reunion. Each guest will receive 3 complimentary beer/wine tokens.

Class of 1987 Reunion Celebration

Location: Olmsted Room, Mandelle Hall

Enjoy the company of your classmates as you celebrate your 35th reunion. Each guest will receive 3 complimentary beer/wine tokens.

Class of 1997 Reunion Celebration

Location: Lobby, Light Fine Arts Building

Enjoy the company of your classmates as you celebrate your 25th reunion. Each guest will receive 3 complimentary beer/wine tokens.

Class of 2002 Reunion Celebration

Location: Lobby, Nelda K. Balch Playhouse

Enjoy the company of your classmates as you celebrate your 20th reunion. Each guest will receive 3 complimentary beer/wine tokens.

Class of 2007 Reunion Celebration

Location: Loft, 600 Kitchen & Bar, 600 E. Michigan Avenue

Enjoy the company of your classmates as you celebrate your 15th reunion. Cash bar.

Class of 2012 Reunion Celebration

Location: WL Social House, 161 E. Michigan Avenue (formerly the Wine Loft)

Enjoy the company of your classmates and the Class of 2017 as you celebrate your 10th reunion. Cash bar.

Class of 2017 Reunion Celebration

Location: WL Social House, 161 E. Michigan Avenue (formerly the Wine Loft)

Enjoy the company of your classmates and the Class of 2012 as you celebrate your 5th reunion. Cash bar.

7:00 p.m.

Class of 1966 Reunion Celebration

Location: The Park Club, 219 West South Street

Enjoy the company of your classmates as you celebrate your 56th reunion. Cash bar.

Class of 1992 Reunion Celebration

Location: Hornets Suite, Kalamazoo College Athletic Field Complex

Enjoy the company of your classmates as you celebrate your 30th reunion. Each guest will receive 3 complimentary beer/wine tokens.

Sunday, October 23

= Pre-registration required
= Fee associated

Open from Dawn to Dusk | Lillian Anderson Arboretum

Location: Lillian Anderson Arboretum, 1.8 miles west of the intersection of M-43 (West Main Street) and US 131 in Oshtemo Township

Kalamazoo College’s Lillian Anderson Arboretum comprises 140 acres of marsh, meadow, pine plantation and second-growth deciduous forest in Oshtemo Township. Not only is it a site for active research and ecological monitoring, it’s a grand place for a stroll. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the Arb, and visit the off-the-grid education pavilion named after Dr. H. Lewis Batts, Jr. ’43 and Jean M. Batts ’43. Find a trail map with the Avenza Map App and search for the “Lillian Anderson Arboretum” by Kalamazoo College. It’s free! Parking in the main lot at the Arboretum is limited and overflow parking is available at the Oshtemo Township Park (7275 W. Main Street), just east of the property.

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | K Alumni Mass and Welcome

Location: St. Thomas More Catholic Student Parish, 421 Monroe Street

St Tom’s invites all Kalamazoo College alumni to join St. Tom’s K faculty, staff, students and parishioners for Mass (8:30-9:30 a.m.) to close out your reunion weekend celebrations. Meet our pastor, Father Paul Redmond. Tour the church facility through a self-guided church tour (9:30-10 a.m.). We look forward to reconnecting with those who worshiped at St. Tomâs as students. All are welcome! Face masks are recommended. St. Tom’s also offers livestreamed worship through their Facebook page.

9:00-11:00 a.m. | Class of 1967 Breakfast

Location: Banquet Room, Weimer K. Hicks Center

Join your classmates for breakfast and farewells in the Banquet Room.

9:15-11:00 a.m. | Class of 1977 Breakfast

Location: Radisson Plaza Hotel, 100 W. Michigan Avenue

Join your classmates for a breakfast and farewells at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in a private dining room.
The cost is $18-$20 per person to be paid on the day of the event.

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | K Alumni Mass and Welcome

Location: St. Thomas More Catholic Student Parish, 421 Monroe Street

St Tom’s invites all Kalamazoo College alumni to join St. Tom’s K faculty, staff, students and parishioners for Mass (10:30-11:30 a.m.) to close out your reunion weekend celebrations. Meet our pastor, Father Paul Redmond. Tour the church facility through a self-guided church tour (11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.). We look forward to reconnecting with those who worshiped at St. Tomâs as students. All are welcome! Face masks are recommended. St. Tom’s also offers livestreamed worship through their Facebook page.


Homecoming News

2022 Award Winners and Hall of Fame Inductees

2022 Award Recipients & Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

Check out this year’s list of recipients for Alumni Association Awards, Citation of Merit Awards, and Athletic Hall of Fame inductees!


Alumni Association Awards Ceremony

Attend the Alumni Association Awards Ceremony to celebrate the Alumni Association Award Recipients and the Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

Date: Friday, October 21
Time: 7:30-9 p.m.
Location: Dalton Theatre, Light Fine Arts Building