All alumni, families and friends are invited to return to campus to enjoy the festivities. Activities are planned for guests of all ages.
We will celebrate reunions for the classes of 1958, 1963— our 50 year honor class, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008 and 2013 as well as all classes from 1928-1957. If you are interested in serving as a reunion chairperson for your class, please contact email@example.com
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The Welcome Center is located in the Graham Annex. The Annex is located on University St – across the drive from the Graham Conference Center and Central Hall. Parking is available in the large lot on University St.
Please stop by the Welcome Center when you arrive on campus to check in and pick up your registration packets, meal and event tickets, special Central gift and find out who’s coming back!
|Friday, Sept. 27, Graham Annex||9 a.m.– 6:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, Sept. 28, Graham Annex||8:30 a.m.– noon|
|7 a.m. – 5 p.m.||Café at Geisler Library open. Visit Central’s own coffee shop and enjoy a variety of beverages and pastries. The café is located on the ground floor of the Geisler Library.|
|8 a.m. – 4 p.m.||Mills Gallery open.|
|8 a.m. – 4 p.m.||Sit in on a class. Many of Central’s faculty will open up their classrooms today for visitors.|
|8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.||Bookstore open. The Central Bookstore is located on the 1st floor of the Maytag Student Center. Don’t forget your coupon!|
|9:30 a.m.||5th Annual Ron Schipper Memorial Golf Tournament - Check-in begins. Bos Landen Golf Course
For more info contact: Travis Thompson ’96, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Chad Klein ’92, email@example.com
|10 a.m.||Heritage Day Reception. Lower Chapel.|
|10:30 a.m.||5th Annual Ron Schipper Memorial Golf Tournament – Shot-Gun Start|
|11 a.m.||Heritage Day Worship, Chapel.|
|12 p.m.||Heritage Day Luncheon. Graham Banquet Hall. This luncheon celebrates members of the Heritage Roll of Honor and Cornerstone Society and recognizes our special Homecoming guests – members of the class of 1963 on campus celebrating their golden reunion. By invitation only. Suggested attire: professional|
|6 p.m.||Lemming Race, Peace Mall. A Central tradition since 1977. Come watch the fun (but stay back so you don’t take a swim!)|
|6 - 7:45 p.m.||Street Festival: Alumni & Family Barbecue, Pep Rally, Coronation, street party – Graham Hall Lawn by Broadway Street. Enjoy casual family dining while meeting and greeting friends and classmates. AND celebrate students, athletics, and homecoming/family weekend. This event is designed to promote community and celebrate Central.|
|8-9:30 p.m.||Student Showcase: Central’s Got Talent. Enjoy the many and varied talents of Central students during this entertaining event. Take advantage of this opportunity to experience Central’s Got Talent. Free. Douwstra Auditorium|
|7 a.m. - 1 p.m.||Café at Geisler open.|
|8 - 10 a.m.||Pancake Breakfast, Maytag Patio Enjoy pancakes and sausage cooked and served by members of Central’s Parents’ Council.|
|8 a.m. - Noon||Mills Gallery open.|
|9 a.m. – 3 p.m.||Bookstore open.|
9:30 – 10:20 a.m.
|Lifelong learning classes, various locations. Faculty and staff will lead classes on a variety of topics.|
|9:30 – 10:30 a.m.||Central College Abroad information session, Weller 101. Learn about Central’s study abroad program from program participants and administrative staff.|
|10 - noon||
Carnival. Inflatable fun for everyone. New Location: Weller Center lawn by the tailgate.
|10:30 – 11:20 a.m.||Lifelong learning classes, various locations. Faculty and staff will lead classes on a variety of topics.|
|11 a.m.||Tailgate Under the Big Tent Corner of Independence and W. 3rd. $|
|11 a.m.||Athletics Hall of Honor induction ceremony, Schipper Fitness Center lobby. Help celebrate the induction of the Central Athletics Hall of Honor’s newest members.|
|1 p.m.||Football — Central vs. Albion Schipper Stadium.$|
Class Reunion Pictures. Stairs south of P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium (rain site – west end of fieldhouse)
2013 - 3:45 p.m. 2008 - 3:53 p.m.
2003 - 4:01 p.m. 1998 - 4:09 p.m.
1993 - 4:17 p.m.
Class reunion pictures. Central College plaza (entrance to Graham Conference Center)
1988 - 5:05 p.m. 1983 - 5:10 p.m. 1958 - 5:35 p.m.
1978 - 5:15 p.m. 1973 - 5:20 p.m. 1957+ - 5:40 p.m.
1968 - 5:25 p.m. 1963 - 5:30 p.m.
Party on the Plaza. All are welcome to this festive party to renew friendships and celebrate Central. Enjoy good food and entertainment while visiting with classmates and friends. The party will take place on Central's entrance plaza off University Street, in Graham Conference Center and the conference center annex. Suggested attire: casual/business casual (you are free to wear what you’ve worn to the game!) Beer and wine will be available at this event.
Class reunion gatherings at varying locations in Pella.
|9 a.m.||A Cappella Choir assisting in worship. A Cappella Choir alumni are invited to sing with the A Cappella Choir during 9:45 a.m. worship at Second Reformed Church, 612 Broadway. Rehearsal begins 9 a.m. at the church.|
|11 a.m.||Sunday Brunch Central Market.|
|1 p.m.||Seventh Annual Flying Pans Alumni Steel Band Concert. Douwstra Auditorium. All past Pan members are invited and encouraged to participate in our 7th annual Homecoming/Family Weekend alumni concert. Alums, family and friends are invited and encouraged to attend! If you’re interested in playing, please contact Stan Dahl – firstname.lastname@example.org or 641-628-7481 for more information.|
|4 p.m.||Symphonic Wind Ensemble/A Cappella Choir Concert, Douwstra Auditorium|