*Note: If you would like to pay your registration fee by check, please call the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 800-377-2782. Most events are complimentary.

Join fellow classmates, faculty and students for Homecoming Weekend. Plan now to attend, whether you graduated last year or 50 years ago.

Friday, October 4
8:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Founders House
1307 Marseillaise Pl.

Campus Tours
10:00-11:30 a.m.
Departing every 30 minutes from Founders House.
Includes tours of Alumni Hall, Wackerlin Center and Crimi Auditorium.

Noon-1:30 p.m.
University Banquet Hall
Reservations required.

Founders Convocation

2:00 p.m.
Crimi Auditorium
Reunion Classes will be recognized.

Reunion Class Photos
5:30 p.m.
Classes celebrating their 45th and 50th reunion should meet on the steps of Alumni Hall.

Alumni Awards Dinner

6:00 p.m.
University Banquet Hall
Celebrate alumni achievements, renew friends and hear the Chamber Choir perform. Help honor the recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award - Paul M. McQuain, AC ’73, and Hilary Rantisi, AU ’93 - as well as the newest inductee to the Spartan Hall of Fame, Al Burnell, AC ’63. The Spirit Award also will be presented. The classes of 1963 and 1968 will gather for reunion class photos prior to the dinner.

$25 per person.
Reservations required.


Saturday, October 5
8:00-11:00 a.m.
Founders House

Dedication of the Wackerlin Center for Faith and Action Addition
10:30 a.m.
Wackerlin Center for Faith and Action
430 S. Evanslawn Ave.

All-Campus Homecoming Lunch
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Join us for lunch and children’s activities under the Homecoming tent.
Reservations required.

Arrival of the Spartan Torch
12:45 p.m.
Vago Field
Reviving an event begun in1954, the running of the Spartan Torch from Mendota to Aurora will conclude at Vago Field for the opening kickoff of the football game.

Homecoming Football Game: AU vs. Maranatha Baptist Bible College
1:00 p.m.
Vago Field
Refreshments and children’s activities available on Spartan Terrace.

Discovering What Matters: Art and Spirituality
1:00 and 2:00 p.m.
Wackerlin Center for Faith and Action
A discussion with Karl Gerzan, the artist who created the artwork now installed in the Don and Betty (Parke) Tucker Room at the Wackerlin Center.

Dinner on your own

Arts and Ideas:
Pre-concert lecture: "The History of Jazz" with Dr. Mark Plummer, Assistant Professor of Music
6:15-6:45 p.m.
Crimi Auditorium
Reservations not required.

John Pizzarelli Concert

7:30 p.m.
Crimi Auditorium
Using performers like Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra and Joao Gilberto, and the songs of composers from Richard Rodgers and George Gershwin to James Taylor, Lennon and McCartney as touchstones, Pizzarelli has established himself as one of the prime interpreters of the Great American Songbook and beyond, bringing to his work the cool Jazz flavor of his brilliant guitar playing and singing.
Reservations required.

Sunday, October 6
Service of Rembrance
10:00 a.m.
Perry Theatre
A time of fellowship and remembrance of classmates, faculty and staff, led by members of the class of 1968 and joined by members of the class of 1963.
All are invited to attend.


11:00 a.m.
Institute for Collaboration Atrium

Reservations required.

All events are free unless otherwise noted.