The preliminary 2014 Homecoming schedule can be found below - check back often for updates!
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2–SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2014
Complete Chronological Schedule
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2
125th Anniversary Worship Service
Held jointly with Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, the service will feature guest preacher Dr. Os Guinness.
Carlberg Worship Center, A. J. Gordon Chapel
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3
Class schedules are available from the Admissions Office in Frost Hall. Some space limitations.
Registration 8:15 a.m.; Tee Off at 8:30 a.m.
Homecoming Golf Classic
The Gordon Athletics Homecoming Golf Classic is a wonderful opportunity for alumni, family and friends to share a day of great golf and fun fellowship. Registration and payment online. Contact Mechelle Brown for additional information on sponsorship.
The Meadow at Peabody
80 Granite Street, Peabody, MA 01960
Homecoming Convocation: Presentation of the 2014 Alumni Award Recipients
A. J. Gordon Memorial Chapel
Homecoming Awards Celebration
7:30—9 p.m. Awards Program
Dessert reception to follow
An evening honoring the kingdom work done by alumni, faculty, and students, including the presentation of the 2014 Alumni Awards (bios and awards detailed here). Additional awards to be presented are the Athletics Hall of Honor inductees, select student and faculty awards, and the brand new Alumnus/a Entrepreneur of the Year award. Join the entire Gordon community for this wonderful evening of celebrating the gifts and talents God has given.
Program: Carlberg Worship Center, AJ Gordon Chapel
Reception: Easton Dining Hall, Lane Student Center
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4
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 and coming soon at: www.gordon.edu/scottrot
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, connect with Career Services, and get coffee, tea, and popcorn!
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.
9 a.m.–7 p.m.
Art Exhibit featuring work from Gordon’s Permanent Collection
The Gallery's 2014–2015 season will open with an exhibition of works from Gordon College’s permanent art collection. An alumni reception is also scheduled for Saturday – details TBD
The Gallery at Barrington Center for the Arts
Parents' Reception with President and Mrs. Lindsay
For parents of current students.
Wilson House (President's Residence)
Phi Alpha Chi Honor Society Reception
Contact Dr. Craig Story, Advisor, for more information about this reception.
Phillips Recital Hall, Phillips Music Center
11 a.m.–12 noon
State of the College Address
Come hear President Lindsay and Kurt Keilhacker, Chairman of the Board, outline where the college has been and where we are going.
MacDonald Auditorium, Ken Olsen Science Center
Women's Field Hockey vs. Endicott
Brigham Athletic Field
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
At the college cookout tent
Gordon College Cookout Tent
Near Drew Hall
Gordon Reunion Lunches
Ken Olsen Science Center
Check-in at the Science Center Loggia. Classes of '09, '04, '99, '94 have reserved tables in the large tent on the Quad; 25th Reunion class of 1989 meets on the 2nd Floor lobby of the Science Center; Classes of '84, '79, '74, '69 have reserved tables in the Science Center Chairman's Room.
All class photos will be taken in the Ken Olsen Science Center Loggia.
Food may also be purchased a la carte at options on the quad.
Barrington Reunion Lunch
30th–45th Reunion Classes: 1984, 1979, 1974, 1969
Class photo: 1:15 p.m.
Stebbings Conference Room, Barrington Center for the Arts
Princemere Reunion and Retired Faculty and Staff Luncheon
Hosted by President Emeritus Jud and Former First Lady Jan Carlberg. Preregistration required.
President’s Dining Room, Lane Student Center
Women's Soccer vs. Endicott
Women's Tennis vs. Roger Williams
Brigham Athletic Complex Courts
Flying Squirrel, Moon Bounce and more!
Frost Hall Lawn
Faculty Department Receptions
See day-of schedule for specific locations
Various Campus Locations
Marc Whitehouse Reception
Celebrate the legacy of Coach Whitehouse and his contributions to the men’s and women’s soccer programs at Gordon over the past four decades.
Men's Soccer vs. Endicott
25th Annual Science Carnival
Science fun for all ages!
Ken Olsen Science Center
Through the Grapevine: Homecoming’s Professional Networking Event
All students, parents and alumni are invited. Come to meet others with common interests, share connections and exchange ideas with professionals who share a Gordon connection—past, present and future.
Chester's Place, Lane Student Center
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
Class of 2004 Reunion
Come reconnect with classmates from near and far. Bring your plus one and enjoy an evening together. $30 per person includes food and beverage.
The Lobster Trap
125 Main Street
Essex, MA 01929
125th Anniversary Special: Goose with Suits, Golden Goose at Homecoming 2014
Free event for the Gordon community, all are welcome. A fun and exciting show featuring students, faculty, and staff – a true Gordon tradition.
Carlberg Worship Center, A.J. Gordon Memorial Chapel