Homecoming Schedule



Bookstore: Buy More, Save More Homecoming SALE!
$10 off every $50 you spend (flyers available in the Welcome Tent or Bookstore). And in celebration of Barrington, we have Barrington t-shirts!
9 a.m.–6 p.m.

Barrington Merger Anniversary Dinner
Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the United College and the shared heritage of both institutions
All Barrington alumni invited
Special Invite to Reunion Classes of 1985, 1980, 1975, and 1970
6 p.m. Light hors d'oeuvres, Frost Hall Lobby
6:45 p.m. Dinner in the Ken Olsen Science Center Chairman's Room
$25 per person (mail in or pay at the door); Registration online
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Homecoming Awards Celebration
8-9:15 p.m. MacDonald Auditorium, Ken Olsen Science Center
Honoring the service, work and lives of alumni and friends of the college. Select student and faculty awards, Honorary Alumni status, and Athletics Hall of Honor will also be recognized.
Alumni Awardees include:
Lifetime Achievement - Dr. Roger J. Green
Alumnus of the Year - Scott Williamson '86
Young Alumnus of the Year - William Park '95
Jack Good Community Service - Rev. Dr. Reginald T. W. Nichols '79
Winifred Currie Award in Education - Ann Seavey '75
A.J. Gordon Missionary Service - Rev. Edward R. Brown '75
Entrepreneur of the Year - Robert Weil '85B
Athletics Hall of Honor
Marc Whitehouse '70, Men's Soccer; Men's and Women's Soccer Coach
Sybil Coleman '64, Women's Basketball
Free and open to the community with a dessert reception immediately following
F.L. Chappell Award
Stephen C. MacLeod

9:30 p.m.
Open to alumni, parents, students, and the community - a Gordon college distinctive, Catacombs is a student-led, informal opportunity to worship and pray as a community of believers. We're excited to partner with the student leadership team of Catacombs this year to have a Homecoming worship time; there will also be a table in the lobby of the AJ Gordon Chapel set up for writing prayers and praises.
AJ Gordon Chapel


9th Annual Scot Trot and Kids Fun Run
7:30–8:30 a.m. check-in, 8:30 a.m. Fun Run start, 9 a.m. race start
Information and online registration

Welcome and Bookstore Tent
8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Reunion Check-in and registration; voucher pickup, maps, general schedule information
Alumni Authors include:
Rudy '48 and Shirley '48 Nelson
Rev. John Bailey '92 - Journey to a Better Way, A Wesleyan Perspective on Doing Mission Better
Dr. Val Gin (co-authored with Jo Kadlecek; book signing in tent from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.) - When Girls Became Lions

Bookstore: Buy More, Save More Homecoming SALE!
$10 off every $50 you spend (flyers available in the Welcome Tent or Bookstore). And in celebration of Barrington, we have Barrington t-shirts!
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Men's Lacrosse Info Session
8:45-9:30 a.m.
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

Barrington Art Gallery: Painting exhibit by Grant Drumheller
9 a.m.–7 p.m.

Parents' Reception with President and Mrs. Lindsay
9:30–10:30 a.m.
For parents of current students
LOCATION CHANGE: 1st Floor, Ken Olsen Science Center
Free; Registration requested

Phi Alpha Chi Honor Society Reception
10-11 a.m.
Contact Dr. Craig Story, Advisor, for more information about this reception.
Phillips Recital Hall, Phillips Music Center

Alumnae Volleyball Game
10-11:30 a.m.
Alumni and current team members in a 3-v-3 tourney format. Lots of fun to be had!
Bennett Center Gymnasium

Alumnae Softball Game
10 a.m.
Contact Coach Katie Woolf for more information
Softball Field, Bennett Athletics Center

Alumni vs. Student Swim Meet
10:30 a.m.- Noon
10:30 a.m. - water polo and warm-up; 11:15 a.m. swim meet; noon lunch. Great competition and great fun to be had by all, including lunch with the team immediately following the meet.
Pool, Bennett Athletics Center

Acts of Renewal - Theater to Delight the Soul
Jim Shores and Carol B'79 Anderson-Shores of Acts of Renewal are creating a special performance for Alumni and Parents.
Gregory Auditorium, Jenks Learning Resource Center
11 a.m. – Noon

Women's Tennis vs. ENC

11 a.m.
Brigham Athletic Complex Courts

Women's Field Hockey vs. Endicott
11 a.m.
Brigham Athletic Field

Children’s Story Time
LOCATION CHANGE: Beauregard Mezzanine, 3rd Floor, Jenks
11 a.m.

Starting at noon
Want a chance to dunk a Gordon cabinet member? Come to the Welcome Tent and give a gift of any size to support student scholarships to be entered for a chance to throw at the target!

Lunch/Food Options (a la carte)
Times Vary
Food trucks and local vendors will be showcased this year with delicious options to enjoy!
Choices include:
Captain Dusty's Ice Cream - 1st Floor, Ken Olsen Science Center, noon-4 p.m.
Atomic Cafe coffee and cookies - 1st Floor, Ken Olsen Science Center, noon-4 p.m.
Ipswich Clambake Company - Tent between Jenks and Drew Hall, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Taco Truck - Between Bromley and Evans Hall, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Gordon Class Reunions

2010 and 2005 – Your reunion gathering will be held on Saturday evening from 7-10 p.m. at the new Atomic Café location in downtown Beverly! Free appetizers, cash bar; RSVP online, space is limited. Visit Gordon during the day to reconnect with faculty, staff and friends and pick up a reunion discount ticket (25% off) to the food vendors around the quad (pick up at the Welcome Tent)

2005, 2000 and 1995 – Your reunion gathering will be held in the Frost Hall Lobby. Enjoy free picnic desserts and come and go as you’d like between 1-2 p.m. Visit the welcome tent to pick up a reunion discount ticket (25% off) to the food vendors around the quad, as well.

1990, 1985, 1980, 1975, & 1970
Your official reunion gathering will be held together at the beautiful home of friends of the college, Tom and Lyn Shields, at 122 Hart Street in Beverly Farms, giving you and your classmates time to connect over great food. Space is limited
Shuttle service provided to and from Gordon at the A.J. Gordon Chapel Loop starting at 5:30 p.m; contact the Alumni Office for parking concerns. Check in at the Welcome Tent anytime during the day.
6-8 p.m. | $25 per person (mail in or pay at the welcome tent)

Barrington class reunions - 1985, 1980, 1975, and 1970 - will be held on Friday evening at the Merger Celebration.
Barrington Alumni are gathering in the Stebbings Conference Room in the Barrington Center for the Arts on a come-and-go basis.

Women's Soccer vs. Curry
12 p.m.

Children's Activities
Times Vary
NEW - Free use of the La Vida Rock Wall - Bennett Athletics Center, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Flying Squirrel and Adventure Swing - Frost Hall Lawn, noon-4 p.m.
Face Painting - Ken Olsen Science Center, 1st Floor, noon-2 p.m.

Photo Booth
noon - 3 p.m.
Quad, next to Welcome Tent

Faculty Connections
noon-2 p.m.
Visit with classmates and faculty from your favorite departments!
Reference Room, 3rd Floor, Jenks Learning Resource Center

Affinity Group Receptions
noon-2 p.m.
Visit some of the teams, clubs, groups and programs that were special to you.
1st Floor, Ken Olsen Science Center

Open House for Human Anatomy Lab
1-3 p.m.
Ken Olsen Science Center, Basemen

Bookstore Readings by Alumni and Faculty Authors 
1 p.m.: Rudy and Shirley Nelson will read from their novel, The Risk of Returning, and will show scenes from their documentary, A Precarious Peace: God and Guatemala
2 p.m.: Bryan Parys '04 will read a preview from his up and coming memoir, Wake Sleeper
2:30 p.m.: Dr. Mary Riso will read from her new book, The Narrative of the Good Death
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Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Reception
2-3 p.m.
Alumni Reading Room

26th Annual Science Carnival
2:30–4 p.m.
Science fun for all ages!
Chemistry: Room 214, Ken Olsen Science Center

Men's Soccer vs. Curry

3 p.m.

Men's Alumni Lacrosse Game and Dinner
4:45-6:45 p.m.
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

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

Young Alumni Party at Atomic Cafe
7-11 p.m.
Atomic Cafe, 268 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA
For all alumni from 2015 through 2005. Free appetizers. A chance to win a brand new stand-up-paddleboard and paddle. Cash bar. Time with friends. DJ. Space is first-come, first-served. Don't miss this.

EXIT 17 Live! - Homecoming Extravaganza
8-11 p.m.
Gordon's student run late-night talk show. A superbly executed combination of improv, musical performance, and fun.
AJ Gordon Chapel–

Mark your calendars now for Homecoming and Family Weekend 2015: October 2 and 3. Terrific food, opportunities to reconnect with classmates, faculty and staff, and a time to enjoy fall at Gordon! Questions, contact  or 978.867.4238.

The 2015 Homecoming schedule is up and continuously being updated—come back often for more info.



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