Upcoming alumni events

Commencement Homecoming

Let’s Paint Principal Park Red!

Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, 5:30 p.m.

Your evening at the ballpark includes:

  • A reserved ticket to the game.
  • An all you can eat picnic with soft drinks.
  • A free gift from the Iowa Cubs.

The picnic on the mezzanine, located on the second level behind home plate, begins at 5:30 p.m. Game time is 7:08 p.m.

Ask for your reserved tickets at the will-call window. They will be reserved under Central College and your name.

Payment in advance is required.

  • Adults: $25
  • Children ages 4-12: $15
  • Toddlers 3 and under: Free

RSVP no later than July 23

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Join us at the Legacy Lunch!

Saturday, August 18, 2018 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

As an incoming student whose parents/grandparents attended Central, you are invited to join other legacy students and their families for lunch in the Maytag Student Center Boat Moore Weller rooms, followed by a group photo for Civitas, the alumni magazine.

Advance reservations are required. Dress is casual.

RSVP by Monday, Aug. 14.

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Move-In Day Meet and Greet

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Sign up today to reserve your spot at Gaass/Pietenpol or Scholte Hall!

Show your Central spirit as you share treats and drinks with our incoming students and their families during one of these available time slots:

8 – 9:30 a.m.
9:30 – 11 a.m.
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


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Class of ’68 Reunion at Homecoming

Friday, Sept. 28 - Sunday, Sept. 30

The 50-year class is invited to register for activities in celebration of their 50th class reunion!

Events Schedule

Friday, September 28

  • Barbecue (6 – 7:30 p.m.), Adults: $12
  • Central College Vocal Ensemble and Alumni Talent (7:30 p.m.), free event

Saturday, September 29

  • Pancake Breakfast (8 – 10 a.m.), Adults: $7
  • Tailgate Lunch (11 a.m.), Adults: $11
  • Post-game Party (post-game), Adults: $15
  • Class Reunion Dinner in Maytag Student Center (TBD), free event
  • Douwstra Renovation Celebration (7:30 p.m.), free event

Sunday, September 30

  • Brunch (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.), Adults: $11

*Call Jeffy Schuring at 641-628-5226 to reserve football tickets to Saturdays game.

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Renew Your Choral Friendships at Homecoming

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018

Join the A Cappella choir in song as we celebrate the grand opening of the revitalized and renovated Douwstra Auditorium! The arts are alive and thriving at Central College and this new concert hall promises a bright future. Distinguished music alumni, Jared McCarty ’09 and Liza Calisesi Maidens ’10, will provide musical inspiration, as will Professor Mark Babcock, director of choral activities, who will celebrate 20 years at Central College this fall.

The choir will perform music that has been central to our choral tradition during the past 86 years.


9 a.m. Coffee time, Graham Room 1
9:30 a.m. Rehearsal, Douwstra stage
11:30 a.m. – noon VIP/donor/50th class Douwstra preview tour
7 p.m. Alumni choir warm-up
7:30 p.m. Concert

Music will be sent via electronic PDFs prior to the event.


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Renew Your Musical Friendships!

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018

Join SWE and fellow alumni at Homecoming 2018 as we celebrate the grand opening of the revitalized and renovated Douwstra Auditorium!

Enjoy being entertained by distinguished music alumni:

  • Curran Prendergast ’02, conductor
  • James Skretta ’09, saxophone
  • Emory Dease ’07, percussion

For additional information contact Associate Professor of Music Mitch Lutch at

P.S. Don’t forget to see Chris Weaver ’10 in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28.

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