Browse the full list of events happening during Homecoming and Reunion Weekend. Everyone is welcome to attend any event, however some programs are designed with specific populations in mind.

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Friday, November 4

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Alumni Hospitality and Information Center

8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Martin Alumni Center 

Official Alumni Homecoming Welcome Center featuring helpful information and handouts for the weekend, lots of fun FREE giveaways, including the Homecoming & Reunion Weekend t-shirt. Refreshments available throughout the day.

Golden Alumni Luncheon & Class of 1972 Induction Ceremony

12 – 1:15 p.m.
McKinnon Hall E&F, Moseley Student Center

Members of the Class of 1972 and all Golden Alumni are invited to attend this special luncheon, honoring the 50th reunion with Dr. Connie Ledoux Book. Help us welcome the class of 1972 into the Golden Alumni Family! Members of the Class of 1972 are encouraged to attend to receive their medallion and take a class photo.

Tickets: Free for all Golden Alumni and one guest, $25 for additional guests

Writing Center Consultant Comeback

1 – 3 p.m.
The Writing Center, Belk Library First Floor

Former Writing Center Consultants are invited stop by to catch up, meet current consultants, and eat snacks!

Alumni Reflection and Remembrance

1 – 5 p.m.
Sacred Space, Numen Lumen Pavilion

Stop by the Sacred Space in the Numen Lumen Pavilion for reflection and prayers in remembrance of classmates who have passed.

Phoenix Walk with President Connie Book

1:15 – 2 p.m.
Outdoor Fitness Gym (old Elon Elementary School location)

Join President Connie Book for a two-mile fitness walk around campus and enjoy the brisk fall NC air while you get in your steps. First 20 alumni walkers to join receive a FREE Elon Alumni sweatshirt.

Golden Alumni Campus Bus Tour

1:30 – 3 p.m.
Pick up outside after luncheon/Inman Admissions Welcome Center

This is a bus tour of campus for members of the 50th reunion (Class of 1972) and other Golden Alumni (graduated in 1971 or earlier).

In a World of 10s, be an 11: Don’t Be a Stranger to Networking

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Snow Family Grand Atrium, Schar Hall

School of Communications alumni will be available for casual one-on-one and small group conversations about resumes, internships, professional development and anything else students want to know. We’ll also honor our distinguished alum of the year.

Sociology & Anthropology Alumni and Majors/Minors Homecoming Social

2 – 3:30 p.m.
Lindner Hall Suite 212

Come mingle with Sociology and Anthropology faculty, alum, and current majors and minors to kick off Homecoming weekend! We will have refreshments and conversation in the Lindner 212 suite.

Alumni Campus Tours

3:30 – 5 p.m.
Inman Admissions Welcome Center

Haven’t visited campus in a while? Join a campus tour led by faculty and staff to get an inside look at Elon’s award-winning campus and relive some of your favorite memories as you walk the bricks again.

Department of Chemistry Alumni Gathering

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
McMichael Science Center 327 (Chemistry Suite)

Come join chemistry and biochemistry faculty and alums to kick-off Homecoming weekend! We will be having snacks, conversation, and will be showing off the new remodeled chemistry suites.

School of Communications Alumni Social

3:30 – 5 p.m.
Oak House

School of Communications alumni are invited to join faculty and staff for a social at the Oak House. This is a great time to reconnect, meet new people, take pictures and reminisce about your Elon experience. We’ll also recognize our distinguished alum of the year. Drinks are on us, so RSVP required.

Kernodle Center for Civic Life Reception

4 – 5 p.m.
Kernodle Center for Civic Life, Moseley Student Center 232

Former Elon Volunteers! and Kernodle Center student leaders and volunteers are invited to gather and reconnect with alumni and staff members.

Reunion Volunteer Celebration

4 – 5 p.m.
Reunion HQ Tent

The offices of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving would like to invite all class and affinity reunion volunteers to stop by for champagne and snacks as a thank you for their hard work and a celebration of a job well done. Join us to toast to the weekend before the Block Party starts!

Elon Trivia

4 – 5 p.m.
Koenigsberger Learning Center Room 127

How well do you know your Elon history?  Join Elon University Archives & Belk Library to test your Elon history knowledge and win prizes!

Exercise Science Friday Happy Hour

4 – 5 p.m.
Oak House

Join all the faculty and bring your friends to toast to all the many accomplishments, detours, and unexpected stops you and your classmates have made on your way to Fall 2022.

History & Geography Alumni & Majors/Minors Homecoming Social

4 – 5:30 p.m.
Lindner Hall (in front of Suite 112)

Come mingle with History and Geography faculty, alum, and current majors and minors to kick off Homecoming weekend! We will have refreshments and conversation In Lindner Hall (with front patio accommodations as well if weather permits).

Religious Studies Department Open House

4:45 – 5:45 p.m.
Patio outside Spence Pavilion

We welcome you to stop by the Religious Studies Department Suite for an open house reception! Reconnect with fellow alumni, see your old professors and meet new professors, and learn about exciting new developments in the department.

Loy Farm Open House

5 – 6 p.m.
2635 W Front Street Burlington, NC 27215

Loy Farm includes a solar farm and the Elon Environmental Center, which includes the responsible design studio, forest classroom and agricultural farm. Come learn about the sustainability initiatives taking place at Loy Farm. It is located at 2635 W Front Street Burlington, NC 27215, which is a short walk from main campus along the greenway path. Limited parking is also available on site.

Honors Reunion

5 – 6 p.m.
Lindner Hall patio

Meet up with graduates and current students in the Honors Program. Please register in advance so we can invite your faculty mentor!

Rock the Block: #ElonHome Community Block Party

5 – 9 p.m.
Young Commons & Haggard Avenue 

Kick off your Homecoming weekend festivities at Rock the Block Community block party with the entire Elon community of alumni, faculty/staff and students. Sample the menus from a variety food trucks, challenge your friends to a game of axe throwing or corn hole, dance to live music by Finesse, or play with your children at one of the inflatables or activities just for kids. An evening of fun for everyone! ($8 per food truck ticket | $21 for three | $5 per beer/wine ticket)

Reunion HQ

5 – 9 p.m.
Reunion HQ Tent at Rock the Block

Celebrate and socialize with other reunion volunteers and alums with special amenities just for our reunion groups including: photobooth, beer/wine bar, yearbooks, and other class memorabilia, etc.

Alumni Band Dinner

6 – 7:00 p.m.
The Cutting Board

Join with old friends and make new ones, as we gather @ Homecoming to celebrate our years as members of Elon’s various musical organizations: Marching, Concert, Pep Bands; Emanons (jazz ensemble) and Elon Winds. As the late Dr. Jack White used to say, “All ‘beaters & blowers’ are welcome!!” [Dinner will be a la carte and each diner billed for food, drink, tip, and a small set-up charge.]

Elon vs. Belmont Abbey Women’s Basketball Game

7 p.m.
Schar Center

Come cheer on the Phoenix Women’s Basketball Team as they take on Belmont Abbey in an Exhibition Game in Schar Center. Game is free to attend.

Homecoming & Reunion Weekend Jazz Night

7:30 – 10 p.m.
Irazu Coffee, Moseley Student Center

Looking for a low-key spot to reconnect with friends when you arrive into town on Friday evening, join singer Shenette Swann for soothing jazz hits. Grab some light snacks and a drink, sit back and relax.

Elon Black Alumni Network (EBAN) After Dark

8:30 – 11 p.m.
Isabella Cannon Room – Center for the Arts

Tickets: $10. Join the Elon Black Alumni Network for a family-friendly kickback.  Test your skills at the game tables, jump on the dance floor and show off your moves while a DJ spins music everyone can move and groove to, or relax and catch up by the firepits. There’s something for everyone! Cash bar available.

Night at Taphouse:
15th, 20th & 25th Reunion Celebration

9 – 11 p.m.
Taphouse
(formerly Lighthouse)

Join the class of 2007, 2002, and 1997 for a fun night of DJ throwbacks at “Lighthouse”. Enjoy music, friends and drinks following Rock the Block.

 

Saturday, November 5

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Alumni Hospitality and Information Center

8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Martin Alumni Center

Official Alumni Homecoming Welcome Center featuring helpful information and handouts for the weekend, lots of fun FREE giveaways, including the Homecoming & Reunion Weekend t-shirt. Refreshments available throughout the day.

Golden Alumni Transportation to College Coffee & Tailgate

9 – 11 a.m.
Johnston Hall

Gather at Johnston Hall for a shuttle to the Welcome Home College Coffee. Shuttle will drop guests off along Haggard Ave. in front of Scott Plaza, then guests back up there to transport over to Lake Mary Nell to the All Alumni Tailgate Village. Return transportation will be provided periodically throughout the day.

Welcome Home College Coffee

9 – 10:30 a.m.
Scott Plaza (in front of Alamance Building)

Celebrate the beloved Elon tradition alongside fellow alums, faculty, staff, and students. Enjoy light breakfast refreshments, coffee, and juice. Jumpstart your day at College Coffee!

Alumni Band Rehearsal

9 – 10:00 a.m.
Hunt Field

As part of our Alumni Band events this year, we invite you to join the FOTC on the field this year for our pregame performance. If you plan to perform with the FOTC at the football game on Saturday, November 5, 2022, we will have a brief rehearsal at Hunt Field from 9:00-11:00 am. If you are not planning to perform with the marching band but would like to attend the rehearsal, we would also love to have you join in on the fun! Please contact Jonathan Poquette, Director of Bands, if you need to borrow an instrument to participate in the practice and/or performance.

Elon Black Alumni Network (EBAN) Alumni Awards Brunch

9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Snow Family Grand Atrium, Schar Hall

Tickets: $25 per person (Optional: $10 add-on ticket to sponsor a senior student)
This signature event will honor deserving individuals through the annual awards program and will feature a live jazz band and mimosa cash bar. In addition to celebrating EBAN’s achievements of the last year, we will also recognize the Omicron Epsilon chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.’s 35th reunion. We look forward to seeing you there! Limited seating capacity – only 150 tickets available.

Kappa Sigma Alumni Association Annual Alumni Meeting

9:30 – 11 a.m.
LaRose Digital Theater – KOBC 100

Annual meeting of the membership to reconnect and get informed of current chapter happenings.

Sigma Pi Annual Meeting

9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Moseley Student Center 215

Annual meeting of the membership to reconnect and get informed of current chapter happenings.

Alumni Campus Tours

10 – 11:30 a.m.
Inman Admissions Welcome Center

Haven’t visited campus in a while? Join a campus tour led by faculty and staff to get an inside look at Elon’s award-winning campus and relive some of your favorite memories as you walk the bricks again.

Dispelling Myths of Life After Elon

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Station at Mill Point Student Depot

Cate LeSourd ’15 returns to Elon University to share about her post graduate journey through the work world. Cate will help to dispel common myths about life after Elon and how through her book “Coming of Age” she was able to overcome challenges she experienced. This will be a program for soon to be graduates as well as recent Elon Alums to recognize they are not alone in navigating life after Elon.

Oak Originals Pop-Up

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Medallion Plaza

Browse through the Oak Originals Pop-Up on your way to the tailgate after Welcome Home College Coffee. Shop incredible items from all student-ran entrepreneurial businesses.

LGBTQIA Community Enrichment Awards

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
McKinnon Hall, Moseley Student Center

Tickets: $25 per person
This signature event will honor deserving alumni and community members who have made a significant impact on the LGBTQIA communities. Brunch will include a full buffet breakfast and mimosa bar. We look forward to seeing you there! Limited seating capacity – only 100 tickets available.

Latinx/Hispanic Tailgate w/ El Centro

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Bank of America Drive (Student Tailgate area)

A classic American tradition with a twist, including Latinx/Hispanic music and food.

All Alumni Tailgate Village

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Lake Mary Nell Promenade

Tickets: $20 per person
The ticket price includes a hearty tailgate lunch (vegetarian and vegan options available) and non-alcoholic beverages PLUS your favorite lawn games and music. The tailgate village includes general seating and reserved areas for the following groups: Alpha Omicron Pi, Delta Upsilon, Kappa Alpha order, Lambda Chi Alpha, Sigma Chi, and Sigma Pi, Kappa Sigma Alumni Association, as well as a special Reunions Tent for our class reunion groups and a general alumni tent featuring special seating for specific organizations and departments. Visit Elon’s Tailgating policy page for the University’s expectations of all tailgaters.

Class of 1972 50th Reunion Tailgate

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Lake Mary Nell Promenade

Ticket includes a hearty lunch (vegetarian and vegan options available) and non-alcoholic beverages PLUS access to the entire tailgate space with music, photobooth, and your favorite tailgate lawn games. There will be reserved seating for the Class of 1972 50th Reunion! Visit Elon’s Tailgating policy page for the University’s expectations of all tailgaters.

Campus Recreation & Wellness Tailgate

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Lake Mary Nell Promenade

Campus Recreation started at Elon in 1992 and this fall marks our 30th year of providing recreational and educational programs and services to Elon students, faculty, and staff. Throughout the 30 years, thousands of Elon students have made memories through participation in signature experiences such as intramural and club sports, Adventures in Leadership and other outdoors experiences, fitness and wellness programs, and through student employment. As we look ahead to the future as Campus Recreation & Wellness, we invite all past student employees and other alums who have been impacted by Campus Rec and RecWell to join us to celebrate this milestone. To RSVP email Jenny Larson, Associate Director of Recreation Programs & Facilities at jlarson4@elon.edu.

School of Health Sciences Tailgate

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Lake Mary Nell Promenade

Join the School of Health Sciences faculty, staff and fellow alums to reconnect and celebrate Homecoming & Reunion Weekend. You’ll find us under the All Alumni Tailgate Tent.

Elon Black Alumni Network (EBAN) Tailgate

11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Corner of Phoenix and Bank of America Drive

Tickets: $20 per person (separate food from tailgate village), $25 at the door
The ticket price includes lunch and non-alcoholic beverages PLUS music and your favorite tailgate lawn games. The EBAN tailgate includes general seating and reserved areas for Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. reunion group as well as Omega Psi Phi. Visit Elon’s Tailgating policy page for the University’s expectations of all tailgaters.

Alumni Band Lunch with Fire of the Carolinas Band

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Center for the Arts, Rm 164

Lunch: $10
We welcome all band alumni to join the current FOTC for lunch at the Center for the Arts at 12:00 PM. Band students will be returning from our Phoenix Walk performance, and we will have an hour to have lunch and prepare for the game. We would love for you to join us.

Elon vs. UAlbany Football Game

2 – 5 p.m.
Rhodes Stadium

Tickets: $30 (includes $2 processing fee).
Don’t miss out on the Phoenix facing UAlbany! Class and affinity reunion groups may select to sit together by using the drop-down menu on the second page of the registration form. (These block tickets will be available as supplies last.)  All football tickets will be sent to alumni and guest’s smart phone via email or text from the Elon Athletics Ticket Office. If you have any questions regarding your football tickets, please direct them to the Elon Athletics ticket office at athtickets@elon.edu.

Fire of the Carolinas Game Performance

During Halftime
Rhodes Stadium

During the game we invite all band alumni to perform with the band both in the stands, and during the pregame performance. Once we know who is coming, we can prepare music and instruments (if needed) for your arrival. No worries if you have not played since graduation; this is meant to be a welcome home party! If you are not interested in playing, fear not; you are more than welcome to hang with the band during the game and relive memories!

Young Alumni Celebration

5 – 8 p.m.
The Mission—961 Burlington Ave. Gibsonville, NC 27249

Join fellow Young Alumni for drinks, food, photobooth and much more FUN at The Mission. Shuttles available from campus to the event throughout the evening. As a thank you, all current fiscal year donors will receive a free drink ticket to get the night started!

Omicron Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. 35th Anniversary Celebration

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Cocktail Hour, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Dinner
Lakeside Meeting Rooms, Moseley Student Center 

Tickets: $55
We invite you to join us in celebrating 35 years of sisterhood and service at our cocktail hour and closing banquet. The evening will include dinner and opportunities to reflect on Omicron Epsilon’s exemplary legacy. Attire is formal. Includes a three-course meal. Drink tickets can be purchased separately. We hope to see you there!

50th Reunion Dinner

6:30 – 8 p.m.
Johnston Hall

Celebrate your 50th Reunion! Share stories and memories of your time at Elon. Reconnect with classmates over a meal while sharing stories, photos and a video commemorating a special time in your lives.

All Reunions Party

7:30 – 11 p.m.
Alumni Gym

Tickets: $25 per person
All class, affinity and organizational reunion alums are invited to join the first ever All Reunions Party. Come mingle, dance, and enjoy food and drink while enjoying an exciting performance from Soul Psychedelique Orchestra! Doors open at 7:30 and the band begins at 8 p.m. Heavy hors’deuvres included in the ticket price. As a thank you, all current reunion year donors will receive a free drink ticket to get the night started!

Sunday, November 6

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CAA Men’s Soccer Semifinal Playoff

1 p.m.
Rudd Field

The No. 1 seeded Phoenix will host a semifinal matchup against either No. 4 seed Drexel or No. 5 seed Northeastern on Sunday, Nov. 6.