All Events


Thursday - October 20, 2016

3:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

Registration and Check-In
Watson & Bonnie Tidball Alumni House & Welcome Center

7:00 p.m.

Jazz Band Concert
Whitlock Music Center

Whitlock Music Center is the site for swinging sounds from GC’s very own big band in this kick-off event for Homecoming 2016. After the concert, stop by the Watson and Bonnie Tidball Alumni House and Welcome Center to enjoy refreshments and visit with friends.

9:30 p.m.

Homecoming Vespers
Whitlock Music Center

Gather with our campus community in student-led worship.

Friday - October 21, 2016

9:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.

Registration and Check-In
Watson & Bonnie Tidball Alumni House & Welcome Center

9:30 a.m.

Homecoming Chapel and Alumni Awards Presentation
Whitlock Music Center

Chapel is a hallmark of our heritage. Join us in Whitlock Music Center to recognize this year’s recipients of GC’s Alumni Awards. Afterward, make your way over to Hogue Hall Lawn for donuts, coffee and conversation with faculty and friends.

1:30 p.m.

Q & A With President Filby and Provost Estevez
Presidential Suite, Fourth Floor Ruby E. Dare Library

President Ivan Filby and Provost Edwin Estevez bring a campus update and entertain questions as GC continues its progress to becoming a university in 2017.

4:00 p.m.

Homecoming Parade
College Avenue

Wear your orange and black on Friday afternoon to cheer on the Panther Corps marching band, athletes, alumni honorees and a host of other groups that step off at 4 p.m. for a school spirit parade.


Post-Parade Homecoming Bash (Adults $10; Children ages 6-11 $5; Children 5 and Under Free)
Scott Field

Gather for food, fun and music. A meal is available for $10 each, payable at the register. Wilson T. Hogue Society members are invited to a special dinner indoors in the Krober Room at 5:30 p.m., by RSVP.

7:30 p.m.

Greenville College Choir Concert
Whitlock Music Center

Celebrate the choir's 90th Anniversary with superb musical offerings ringing through the rafters of the James E. Wilson Recital Hall.


8:30 p.m.

Dessert Reception with President and First Lady Filby

Following the choir concert, linger on campus for a special dessert reception, by reservation only, under the stars.

9:00 p.m.

Joyous Chaos Improv Performance

Stay up late to enjoy campus favorite Joyous Chaos' improvisational comedy show in the style of Who's Line is it Anyway?

Saturday - October 22, 2016

9:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.

Registration and Check-In
Watson & Bonnie Tidball Alumni House & Welcome Center

7:00 a.m.

Road Race Registration-Children's Races and Panther 5K
Hogue Hall Lawn.

8:00 a.m.

Children's Fun Run ($5)
Children ages eight years and younger will join the College's mascot and race through the Fun Run course on Scott Field.

8:15 a.m.

College Avenue Dash ($5)
Older children, ages 8-12, will sprint down College Avenue. 

8:30 a.m.

Panther 5K ($20)
Start/Finish at Hogue Hall Lawn

Bring your running gear and race to the finish in this time-honored tradition, or take your place as a spectator on Hogue Hall Lawn to applaud runners as they cross the finish line.


8:30 a.m.

GC Choir's 90th Anniversary Reunion
We invite choir alumni to join the 90th Anniversary Reunion Choir in Whitlock Music Center for continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m. followed by rehearsal from 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in preparation for a performance at Saturday evening's Alumni Dinner.

9:30 a.m.

Coffee and Conversation
Watson and Bonnie Tidball Alumni House

Enjoy leisurely conversation and light refreshments.

9:30 a.m.

Briner School of Business Meet & Greet

Alumni with degrees in business, management and accounting will enjoy conversation and light refreshments in the new Briner School facilities on the second floor in Dietzman Hall.

10:00 a.m.

Presentation of GC Summer Research Experience
Snyder Hall of Science

Visit Snyder Hall of Science and see what student researchers accomplished this summer as they engaged their problem solving skills and used state-of-the-art equipment to conduct research. This is a come-and-go event.


11:30 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Tailgate Lunch (Adults $10; Children Ages 6-11 $5; Children 5 and Under: Free)
John M. Strahl Athletic Complex

Lunch with family and friends under tents at the John M. Strahl Athletic Complex. After the meal, stay to watch Panther football and soccer teams compete, or return to campus via one of the shuttles that will be available throughout the day.


4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Art Reunion
Maves Art Center

Enjoy a special exhibition of works by a featured alumni artist. Refreshments will be served.


5:30 p.m.

Alumni Dinner ($10)
Eleanor M. Armington Center

Join us at the Eleanor M. Armington Center as we celebrate the 2016 Alumni Awardees, recognize reunion classes and welcome members of the 50th Reunion Class into the Wilson T. Hogue Society. The GC Jazz Band will kick off the dinner with a bang, and the 90th Anniversary Reunion Choir will close the evening. Childcare is available by reservation for children age six and younger.

8 p.m.

Class Reunion Informal Gatherings

Wilson T. Hogue Society - Krober Room


Class of 1966 – Charlie and Fluffy Baum’s home


Class of 1976 – Rex & Cindy Catron’s home

Class of 1986 – Doug & Tara Faulkner’s home

Class of 1991 – Alumni House

Class of 1996 – Joe’s Pizza

Class of 2006 – Adam Bros.

Classes of 2012-2016 – Jo’s Java

Sunday - October 23, 2016

8:45 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.

Worship Service at Greenville Free Methodist Church

The 90th Anniversary Reunion Choir will bring special music to a worship service at Greenville Free Methodist Church, 1367 IL-140, Greenville, IL 62246.

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Homecoming Brunch ($10)
Armington Center

Meet for one last meal together before heading home. Brunch is served for just under $10 each, payable at the register.

4:00 p.m.

Homecoming Concert Band Concert

Postpone leaving just a little longer. The closing concert of Homecoming weekend features the Greenville College Concert Band in its first concert of the 2016-17 series.

For more information contact: 618-664-6513 or

Your early registration helps our planning. Thanks for joining us for a weekend full of Greenville College fun!

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