The 2014 Homecoming schedule can be found below—check back often for updates!
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2–SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2014
Complete Chronological Schedule
Homecoming Convocation: Presentation of the 2014 Alumni Award Recipients
A. J. Gordon Memorial Chapel
7:30—9 p.m. Awards Program, Dessert reception to follow
Homecoming Awards Celebration
An evening honoring the kingdom work done by alumni, faculty, and students, including the presentation of the 2014 Alumni Awards, as well as a special performance by musicians Kenny Greenberg and Ashley Cleveland. 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: Celebration Tent on the Quad
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 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, 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.
Men's Lacrosse Info Session
For parents of men's lacrosse players - an opportunity to share coffee and hear from Coaches and team captains.
Bennett Center Mezzanine, Bennett Athletics Center
9 a.m.–7 p.m.
Selections from the Collections
The Gallery's 2014–2015 season will open with an exhibition of works from Gordon College’s permanent art collection. An arts alumni reception is also scheduled for Saturday in the Gallery from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
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
Alumnae Softball Game
Contact Coach Katie Woolf for more information
Softball Field, Bennett Athletics Center
Alumni Baseball Game and Cookout
Batting practice opens at 9 a.m. and a cookout for alumni and current team members will follow the game. Contact Coach Rob Mansfield with questions.
J.Tec White Field, Bennett Athletics Center
Alumni vs. Student Swim Meet
Great competition and great fun to be had by all, including lunch with the team immediately following the meet.
Pool, Bennett Athletics Center
Women's Field Hockey vs. Endicott
Brigham Athletic Field
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
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 in the Science Center Chairman’s Room; Classes of '84, '79, '74, '69 have reserved tables in the Science Center’s 2nd Floor Lobby.
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
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
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.
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
Faculty Department Receptions
See day-of schedule for specific locations
Various Campus Locations
Art Alumni Reception
The Gallery at the Barrington Center for the Arts
**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
Men's Soccer vs. Endicott
25th Annual Science Carnival
Science fun for all ages!
Chemistry: Room 214
Psychology: Room 348
Ken Olsen Science Center
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
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
Men's Alumni Lacrosse Game and Dinner
Men's lacrosse alumni vs. current men's team - a great competition for all! Dinner to follow - please RSVP with Coach Warren Shumate
Brigham Athletics Complex
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
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