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All alumni, families and friends are invited to return to campus September 27–29, 2019, to enjoy the festivities planned for Homecoming 2019.

We can’t wait to welcome you back to campus! Be sure to stop by the Welcome Center at the Pacha Family Lobby, located in the lower level of P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium, Friday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 28, from 8 a.m. to noon.

The Welcome Center is the perfect meeting place for you and your classmates. Be sure to pick up your special Central gift while you’re here and discover who’s coming. If you registered in advance, pick up your registration packets. If not, purchase your meal and event tickets at the Welcome Center or at each meal and event. New this year, the Central Homecoming App! Download Guidebook to your smart phone or device and add “Central College Homecoming 2019” for up-to-date events, notifications and more.

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2019 Schedule

Friday, Sept. 27

7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Global Café at Geisler is open. Visit Central’s coffee shop on the ground floor of
Geisler Library and enjoy a variety of beverages and pastries.
9 a.m. – 6 p.m. The Central Spirit Shoppe, first floor of the Maytag Student Center, is open.
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mills Gallery is  open
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Homecoming Welcome Center, Pacha Family Lobby, lower level of P. H. Kuyper Gymnasium
9:30 a.m. Heritage Day Reception, Lower Chapel
9:30 a.m. Schipper – Forever Dutch Golf Tournament, Bos Landen Golf Course.
Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. $65 per person includes 18 holes, golf cart and box lunch.
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Shop in Pella: Boutiques, bakeries, meat markets and more
10 a.m. Heritage Day Worship, Chapel
11 a.m. Peace Mall Celebration: Honoring the memory of Wallace “Spencer” Stepenske ’64
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Central Spirit Day, Maytag Student Center
Noon Heritage Day Luncheon, Harry and Bernice Vermeer Banquet Room, Graham Conference Center. By invitation only.
3 p.m. Class of 1969 Reception, President’s House
4:30–6:30 p.m. Happy Hour on the Patio, Maytag Student Center
Pull up a chair and join us for drinks on the Maytag Student Center patio—the perfect location to watch the Lemming Race!
5–7 p.m. Dinner Around the Pond
5–7 p.m. Weihe Wetland Project Celebration, Boat Room, Maytag Student Center
Join Dr. Paul Weihe for an open house reception to celebrate the completion of his 99Wetlands project
6 p.m. Lemming Race: A Central Tradition Since 1977
A Central tradition since 1977. Come watch the fun—but stay back so you don’t take a swim!
6:30 p.m. Athletics Hall of Honor Banquet, Harry and Bernice Vermeer Banquet Hall, Graham Conference Center
7:30 p.m. Family Movie Night on the Wall – Toy Story 4, P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium (rain location is H.S. Kuyper Fieldhouse
8 p.m. ALMA Performance, Douwstra Auditorium


Saturday, Sept. 28

All Day Central at the Cinema, Pella Cinemas
Stop by the Welcome Center to pick up a voucher then catch a discounted movie at Pella Cinemas. Visit for titles and times.
8–10 a.m. Pancakes with the President, Pacha Family Lobby, lower level of P. H. Kuyper Gymnasium
8 a.m. – noon Homecoming Welcome Center, Pacha Family Lobby, lower level of P. H. Kuyper Gymnasium
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Central Spirit Shoppe, first floor of the Maytag Student Center, is open
9 a.m. – noon Mills Gallery is open
10–11 a.m. Healthy Eating Class, Garden Cottage
10 a.m. Athletics Hall of Honor Induction Ceremony, Pacha Family Lobby, lower level of P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium
Celebrate the induction of the Central Athletics Hall of Honor’s newest members
10 a.m. – noon Kids Zone and Family Activities, P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium lawn
10:30 a.m. Women’s Tennis vs. Nebraska Wesleyan, tennis courts
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tailgate Lunch, Under the Big Tent, behind H.S. Kuyper Fieldhouse
1 p.m. Football vs. Loras, Ron and Joyce Schipper Stadium
2:30 p.m. Women’s Tennis vs. Buena Vista, tennis courts
Postgame – 7:30 p.m. Post-Game Party, Pacha Family Lobby, lower level of P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium

Class reunion photos will be taken during the Post-game party. Receive a free drink ticket after your class reunion photo has been taken.

  • Class of 2019, 4:30 p.m.
  • Class of 2014, 4:38 p.m.
  • Class of 2009, 4:46 p.m.
  • Class of 2004, 4:54 p.m.
  • Class of 1999, 5:02 p.m.
  • Class of 1994, 5:10 p.m.
  • Class of 1989, 5:18 p.m.
  • Class of 1984, 5:26 p.m.
  • Class of 1979, 5:34 p.m.
  • Class of 1974, 5:42 p.m.
  • Class of 1969, 6:15 p.m. (photo will be taken at class reunion dinner)
  • Class of 1964, 5:50 p.m.
  • Class of 1959, 5:58 p.m.
6 p.m. 50-Year Reunion Dinner, Boat, Moore, Weller Rooms of Maytag Student Center
Class photo will be taken at 6:15 p.m.
7:30 p.m. A Cappella Choir Performance, Douwstra Auditorium
7:30 p.m. Central Parties, Cellar Peanut Pub and Sports Page Grill
Join alumni and friends for evening celebrations at the Cellar Peanut Pub and the Sports Page Grill.


Sunday, Sept. 29

11 a.m. Sunday Brunch, Central Market
1 p.m. Flying Pans Steel Band Performance, Douwstra Auditorium
2:15 p.m. Symphonic Wind Ensemble Performance, Douwstra Auditorium