Event Schedule

Homecoming - October 20 & 21, 2017

Homecoming 2017

October 20 & 21, 2017

A draft listing of Albion College Homecoming 2017 events can be found below. The drop-down menu can be used to view events for individual days. The Homecoming Booklet with all scheduled events and locations will be available at the registration desk during Homecoming.

If you have not registered prior to this date, please stop at the registration and information tent near the Kellogg Center to register, or go to the "Walk-in" line for lunch.

See you back on campus!

Friday, October 20

8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Ludington Center Open

Location: 101 N. Superior Street, Downtown Albion

The new Ludington Center building is open, come take a look. The Center aims to serve as both a College and Community space, while also acting as the home to the Albion College Institutes; The Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management, the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service and the Career and Internship Center.

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Art Exhibits Open

Location: Bobbitt Visual Arts Center

Contemporary Prints from the Albion College Collection Aug 26, 2017 – Nov 18, 2017 Bobbitt Dickinson Gallery.

 "Never A Bad Hair Day": Angie Redmond, '09, Oct 17, 2017 – Nov 18, 2017 Bobbitt Munro Gallery.

Angie Redmond's, "Never a Bad Hair Day",is a body of work celebrating the Natural Hair Movement within the African

American community. The Natural Hair Movement describes the time we are in where more women are encouraged to wear their naturally textured hair instead of permanently altering it by use of relaxing chemicals (invented by Garrett Morgan in 1909).

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Campus Bookstore Open

Location: First Floor, Kellogg Center

Visit the Bookstore and get all your Albion College gear!

12 - 5 p.m.

Registration and Information Desk Open

Location: First Level and Langbo Living Room, Kellogg Center

Begin your visit here! Pick up the full schedule of events and a campus map, have your questions answered, print a nametag, and enjoy refreshments with alumni and staff.

2 - 4 p.m.

BRITx Talks

Location: Ludington Center, 101 N. Superior Street

Hear inspirational stories from Albion College Alumni in a TEDx style event. Students, alumni, faculty and staff are welcome. Join for a reception following the talks to meet and asks questions of the speakers.

Networking Reception to follow.

Click here for information on alumni speakers.

5:30 p.m.

Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner

Location: Upper Baldwin Hall

Albion College will induct individuals and teams into the College's Athletic Hall of Fame for their distinguished achievement in, or service to, Briton athletics. Reception at 5:30 p.m. Dinner and Ceremony at 6:30 p.m.

 

Saturday, October 21

8 - 10 a.m.

College Breakfast

Location: Lower Baldwin Hall

Join alumni and friends of the College for an informal breakfast. Pay at the door, $8.75.

9 - 11 a.m.

Gerstacker Institute Open House

Location: Robinson Hall

Gerstacker staff and current Gerstacker students will be available to provide updates and insights on the Gerstacker Institute. We look forward to you stopping by the Gerstacker suite and reminiscing about your time with the Institute.

9 - 11 a.m.

Ford Institute Open House

Location: Robinson Hall

Open House for Ford alumni and current students.

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Library and College Archives Display

Location: First Floor, Kellogg Center

Do you have questions about the history of Albion College? Stop at the Library's Homecoming display and meet the College's Marilyn Crandell Schleg Archivist, Justin Seidler. On display will be numerous Albion College yearbooks, a variety of artifacts and photos from the College Archives collection. We invite alumni to share memories and to help identify people and events in some of the unlabeled photographs that have been added to the Archives Collection through the years.

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Registration and Information Desk Open

Location: Registration tent outside of the Kellogg Center

Begin your visit here! Pick up the full weekend schedule of events, a campus map, name tag and giveaways while enjoying refreshments with alumni and staff. Refreshments may be moved inside to the Kellogg Center if inclement weather.

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Art Exhibits Open

Location: Bobbitt Visual Arts Center

Opportunity to meet the artist at a reception from Noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday in the Munro Gallery.

Contemporary Prints from the Albion College Collection Aug 26, 2017 – Nov 18, 2017 Bobbitt Dickinson Gallery.

 "Never A Bad Hair Day": Angie Redmond, '09, Oct 17, 2017 – Nov 18, 2017 Bobbitt Munro Gallery.

Angie Redmond's, "Never a Bad Hair Day",is a body of work celebrating the Natural Hair Movement within the African American community. The Natural Hair Movement describes the time we are in where more women are encouraged to wear their naturally textured hair instead of permanently altering it by use of relaxing chemicals (invented by Garrett Morgan in 1909).

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Bookstore Open

Location: First Floor, Kellogg Center

Visit the Bookstore and get all your Albion College gear!

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Ludington Center Open

Location: 101 N. Supereior Street, Downtown Albion

The new Ludington Center building is open, come take a look. The Center aims to serve as both a College and Community space, while also acting as the home to the Albion College Institutes; The Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management, the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service and the Career and Internship Center.

9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

 

Institute for Healthcare Professions Open House

Location: Olin Hall Greenhouse

The Institute for Healthcare Professions welcomes all alumni, parents, and friends to our first homecoming open house.  Come learn about the Institute and meet current faculty, staff, and students. Light refreshments will be served.

10 - 11:30 a.m.

Psychology Reception

Location: Olin Hall, 3rd floor lounge

Come join Albion College Department of Psychological Science faculty and staff to mingle with fellow alumni, parents, and friends. Light refreshments will be provided. This will include a retirement reception for a long-time adjunct colleague Ed Bujdos.

10 - 1 p.m.

T-shirt Bag Project

Location: Green space south of the Kellogg Center, near Homecoming registration

Join students, alumni, faculty and staff in a service project to benefit the local Albion community. Students have been collecting T-shirts, now help us transform them into tie-bags for the local Food Bank and shelters.

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Chemistry and Biochemistry Tailgate Reception

Location: Tailgate - Ferguson Parking Lot

The Chemistry Department welcomes alumni of all majors to our annual event. Come join us for a burger and a beverage and a few stories. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Homecoming Tailgate

Location: Green space south of Kellogg Center, near the Ferguson Parking Lot

A stop at this tent is a must! Mingle with fellow alumni, parents, and friends, pick up some fun giveaways, and kick off your Homecoming right.

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Whitehouse Nature Center Interpretive Building Open

Location: Outside Whitehouse Nature Center

The Whitehouse Nature Center offers guests the chance to learn about nature as well as explore the ecosystem of the Kalamazoo River with several beautiful nature trails. Trails open from dawn to dusk.

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Swim and Dive Open House and 1971 & 2017 MIAA Championship Banner Unveiling

Location: Dean Aquatic Center, Pool Deck & Dow Entrance

Join the current swim and dive team, coaches, the champion 1971 & 2017 men’s team for an open house at the Theater hall next to the pool to meet and greet and reminisce. Light snacks will be available. At 11 am we will step onto the Dean Aquatic Center's pool deck to see the unveiling of MIAA Championship Banner to honor both the 1971 and 2017 Men’s Team.

For more information, contact Coach Jake Taber at .

10:30 a.m.

Alumni Band Check-in

Location: Goodrich Chapel

11 a.m.

Alumni Band Rehearsal

Location: Goodrich Chapel

The British Eighth Alumni Band will rehearse Saturday morning at Goodrich Chapel, and will perform together with the College's current marching band. Both bands will march to the tailgate area for lunch and during halftime of the home football game. Both bands will play from the stands during the game. All former marching band members from any year are welcome to participate.

11 a.m.

Men's Soccer vs. Adrian College

Location: Alumni Field

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Department of Anthropology and Sociology Gathering

Location: Near Tailgate

Anthropology and Sociology invites all current and former students to join our informal gathering before the game. See old friends, make new ones.

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Homecoming Lunch

Location: Big "Brit" Tent, green space south of Kellogg Center, near the Ferguson Parking Lot

All alumni, faculty, staff and friends are invited to a pre-game luncheon.

Register by October 2, to receive $5 off lunch. 

If you have not registered prior to this date, please stop at the registration and information tent near the Kellogg Center to register, or go to the "Walk-in" line for lunch. 

1 p.m.

Football Game vs. Alma College

Location: Sprankle-Sprandel Stadium

Cheer on the Britons! The halftime program will feature the Homecoming Court, the British Eighth, and the Alumni Band. Tickets can be purchased at the gate for $5.

2 - 6 p.m.

Walk the Beat

Location: Downtown Albion

The Walk the Beat event hosts dozens of musicians from all over the state in local businesses and venues, where participants can literally "walk the beat" from show to show and enter a series of giveaways along the way. It's the perfect way to expose emerging musicians, as well as support local business in a big party!

https://www.walkthebeat.org/albion

3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Biology Department Reception

At the home of Dan and Viveca Skean, 1001 S Hannah Street, just across from the Victory Park sled hill.

Reception for alumni and friends. Light refreshments will be provided.

3:30 - 6 p.m.

Geology Alumni Open House

Location: Thom and Ellen Wilch's, 408 Brockway, Albion

A gathering for geology alumni, current students and friends of the department at the home of Professor Thom and Dr. Ellen Wilch, 1 block from campus and the athletic fields.

5 p.m.

Women's Volleyball vs. Alma College

Location: Kresge Gymnasium

5:30 p.m.

Eat Shop Open

Location: Second Floor, Kellogg Center

8 p.m.

Music Department Homecoming College Concert

Location: Goodrich Chapel

Enjoy performances by the choirs, orchestra, and jazz band.

between 10 a.m. and the game

Sorority Open Houses

Location: Sorority Lodges

All sorority lodges will be open to alumnae and friends. Visit your lodge throughout the day!

All Day

Fraternity Open Houses

Location: Fraternity Houses

All fraternity houses will be open to alumni and friends. Visit your house throughout the day!

Following the
Football Game

Class Reunions

  • Class of 1957
  • Class of 1962
  • Class of 1967
  • Class of 1972
  • Class of 1977
  • Class of 1982
  • Class of 1987
  • Class of 1992
  • Class of 1997
  • Class of 2002
  • Class of 2007
  • Class of 2012

Check your Class Reunions details here.

 

For more information about Homecoming, e-mail or call the Office of College Events at 517/629-0448.