All Events


Thursday - October 19, 2017

3 p.m.- 7 p.m.

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

5-7 p.m.

Wounded Warrior Dog Exhibit (Artist James Mellick '69) Community Preview Open to the public
Maves Art Center

7 p.m.

Jazz Band Concert
Whitlock Music Center

Whitlock Music Center is the site for swinging sounds from GU’s very own big band in this kick-off event for Homecoming 2017. 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 20, 2017

9 a.m.- 9 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 GU’s Alumni Awards. Afterward, make your way over to Hogue Hall Lawn for donuts, coffee and conversation with faculty and friends.

10:30-11 am

Donuts, Coffee, and Conversation
Hogue Lawn

3 p.m.

JV v. Alumni Football Game

4 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.


5 p.m.

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.

6:30 p.m.

Varsity v. Alumni Baseball Game

7 p.m.

Women's Volleyball v. Fontbonne

7:30 p.m.

Greenville University Choir Concert
Whitlock Music Center


8 p.m.

Upper room of Joe's Pizza on the square

Enjoy fellowship with old friends, and meet new ones!

8:30 p.m.

Dessert Reception with President and First Lady Filby

Whitlock Music Center- Claussen Courtyard

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

9 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 21, 2017

7 a.m.

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

8 a.m.

Children's Fun Run ($5) Children ages seven years and younger will join the University'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 spring down College Avenue in the College Avenue Dash.

8:30 a.m.

Panther 5K ($20) - Start and finish on Hogue Lawn. Bring your running gear and race to the finish in this time-honored tradition, or take your place as a spectator to applaud runners as they cross the finish line.

9 a.m.

Mixed Doubles, GU Tennis Teams and Alumni

9 a.m.

JV vs. Alumni Women's Volleyball Game

9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

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

9:30 a.m.

Donuts, Coffee and Conversation
Watson and Bonnie Tidball Alumni House

Enjoy leisurely conversation and light refreshments.

10 a.m.

Men's Alumni Soccer Game

10 a.m. - Noon

Science Research Symposium
Learn about what's going on in student research in this come-and-go event in Snyder Hall of Science.

11 a.m.

Women's Alumni Soccer Game

11 a.m.

Varsity vs. Alumni women's Basketball Game

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.


1 p.m.

Panther Football v. Westminster
John M. Strahl Athletic Complex

2 p.m.

Men's Soccer v. Spalding

4 p.m.

Women's Soccer v. Spalding

4-6 p.m.

Wounded Warrior Dogs Exhibit (Artist James Mellick '69) Reception
Maves Art Center

5 p.m.

Alumni Dinner ($10)
Eleanor M. Armington Center

Join us at the Eleanor M. Armington Center as we celebrate the 2017 Alumni Awardees, recognize reunion classes and welcome members of the 50th Reunion Class into the Wilson T. Hogue Society. Childcare is available by reservation for children age six and younger.

7 p.m.

Class of '82 Gathering

Bonfire and snacks at Brent and Lolly Shaw's home in Greenville. Call or text Brent Shaw (618-292-8181) or Judy Kamp Bennett (734-536-8865) for more information and address.
7:30 p.m.

Varsity vs. Alumni Men's Basketball

8 p.m.

Class Reunion Informal Gatherings

Wilson T. Hogue Society - Krober Room

Class of 1967- Joining the WTHS

Class of 1977 –  GEC (Masonic Building on the Square) *This gathering is BEFORE the dinner, 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Class of ’82 – Home of Brent Shaw

Class of 1987 – Home of Doug Morgan  

Class of ’92 – Joe’s Pizza (Upstairs)

Class of 1997 – Alumni House

Class of 2007 – Adam Bros. Coffee House

Young Alumni, Classes of 2013-2017 – Jo's Java

Sunday - October 23, 2017

8:35 a.m. 

Worship Service at Greenville Free Methodist Church

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

11 a.m.-1 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 p.m.

Homecoming Concert Band Concert

Postpone leaving just a little longer. The closing concert of Homecoming weekend features the Greenville University Concert Band in its first concert of the 2017-18 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 University fun!

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