Family Fun


Attend Class
Class schedules available from the Admissions Office in Frost Hall. Some space limitations.
Various locations


7:30–8:30 a.m. check-in
8:30 a.m. Fun Run start
9 a.m. race start
8th Annual Scot Trot and Kids Fun Run
Join us for a once-around-the-quad Fun Run for children age 10 and under (free!) and 5K trail race through the Gordon woods, finishing around the quad. Prizes for top finishers and a lot of fun for all! Pre-registration required at:
Check-in on the Quad

8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Welcome Tent and Bookstore Tent
Visit the Welcome Tent to get your day-of schedule, purchase hot air balloon tickets at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., pick up your Golden Goose tickets, connect with Career Services, and get free coffee and tea!

8 a.m.–9 p.m.
Free Use of the Bennett Center
The Bennett Center fitness room and racquetball courts will be open to all alumni (even those without membership) throughout the day and the pool will be open from 12–2 p.m.
*The basketball courts will be closed from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. and the rock wall will be closed all day due to staff running the Flying Squirrel and Adventure Swing outside.

11 a.m – noon
Children’s Story Time
For kids 8 and under
Emery Hall Lawn

11 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Lunch Options (a la carte)

The Dining Car food truck
Quad near Bromley Hall

Captain Dusty's Ice Cream
Quad near Evans Hall

Woodman's Chowder
At the college cookout tent

Gordon College Cookout Tent
Near Drew Hall

12–3 p.m.
Children's Activities
Flying Squirrel, Moon Bounce and more!
Frost Hall Lawn

12:45 p.m. (approx.)
125th Anniversary Cake Cutting
Celebrate the college’s 125th anniversary with the whole community on the quad at halftime of the women’s soccer game. Cupcakes will be handed out at Department Receptions at 1:30 p.m.

1-4 p.m.
125th Anniversary Photo Booth
A great way to remember the day, come with your friends and family for free photos!
Photo Tent near Emery Hall, Quad

2-4 p.m.
**NEW** Gordon’s Marketplace
Special for the 125th Anniversary, visit with students representing athletics teams, ministries, clubs, and other student groups at Gordon’s Marketplace. Find out more about those things that were once a big part of your Gordon experience and support students directly by purchasing some cool gear.
Celebration Tent, Quad

2:30–4 p.m.
25th Annual Science Carnival
Science fun for all ages!
Chemistry: Room 214
Psychology: Room 348
Ken Olsen Science Center

3-5 p.m.
125th Anniversary Hot Air Balloon Rides!
See campus like you’ve never seen it before: from above! Very limited tickets available for purchase in the Welcome tent at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., first come, first served. (Weather permitting)
J.Tec White Baseball Field, Behind Bennett Athletics Center

5-6 p.m.
Coy Pond Piranhas
Come hear the Gordon College Jazz Ensemble, The Coy Pond Piranhas, perform a selection of favorites.
Patio in front of Phillips Music Center


7:30 p.m.
125th Anniversary Special: Goose with Suits, Golden Goose at Homecoming 2014
RESERVED SEATING IN CHAPEL IS FULL. Overflow seating available in MacDonald Auditorium, Ken Olsen Science Center.
Free event for the Gordon community, all are welcome. A fun and exciting show featuring students, faculty, and staff – a true Gordon tradition.
Reserved tickets must be picked up at the Welcome Tent by 4 p.m. or they will be relinquished.
Carlberg Worship Center, A.J. Gordon Memorial Chapel