Homecoming

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HOMECOMING 2021 – September 17-19

 

Adrian College is excited to host  Homecoming 2021 Weekend celebrations! The Office of Alumni and Development can’t wait to have you back on campus in person the weekend of September 17-19. Stay tuned to our social media channels and this website for updates on Homecoming 2021!

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It’s a special time when alumni, students, staff, and faculty come together to celebrate their Bulldog pride by participating in the events planned throughout the Homecoming weekend.  See the main events schedule below, and CHECK BACK OFTEN to see schedule updates for events, reunions, athletics, Greek gatherings, and more! 

Adrian College will continue to follow CDC recommendations, to protect yourself and others against COVID-19, the CDC recommends a mask be worn during large gatherings and to keep a safe distance from those you do not live with.

Contact the Alumni Relations Office with questions by phone: 517-264-3168 or by email: alumniconnect@adrian.edu. 

Friday, September 17, 2021

3:00 – 8:00 pm Registration & Information

Merillat Sport & Fitness Center, Lobby

Sign in; pick up your campus map and other goodies! Football game tickets may be purchased here before 2 pm, Sat. *Sign in here to get your FAMILY coupon to use at the bookstore on Saturday.

4:00 – 5:00 pm Dr. Robin Luana Bott Institute for Study Abroad Dedication

Valade Hall, Rm 218

Join alumni and friends to honor Doctor Robin Luana Bott for her many years of service to the Study Abroad Institute and English department.  A brief ceremony and reception following.  If you plan to attend, please RSVP at https://events.idonate.com/drbottsa, by September 8.

5:15 pm Athletic Walk of Fame

Caine Student Center to Adrian Tobias Center, Walkway

All alumni are invited to join AC student-athletes, the marching band, faculty, staff, and friends to congratulate the 2020* Athletic Hall of Fame inductees! (See a separate listing of inductees below.)

5:30 – 8:00 pm 2021 Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet

Ritchie Marketplace, Adrian Tobias Center

Invited guests will enjoy a reception, dinner, and the induction of the 2020* Hall of Fame class.  NEW THIS YEAR – THE ADRIAN COLLEGE HALL OF FAME AND AWARDS KIOSK, stop by the Merillat Sport and Fitness Center and check out our new Hall of Fame and Awards Kiosk! Interact with our new touchscreen kiosk that features all of the Adrian College Athletics Hall of Fame members, individual award winners, and team award winners. You can search by sport, years, or awards and view profiles and pictures of all of our inductees and winners.

 

Saturday, September 18, 2021

8:30 – 9:00 am Homecoming Yoga

Commencement Plaza (located next to the Herrick Bell Tower)

Come join us for 2021 Homecoming Yoga on the mall with alumna, Austeen Freeman ’18.  Start the weekend off right with some gentle movements and relaxation. Maybe we will even get a visit from Bruiser!

9:00 am  Bulldog 5K Run/Walk – CANCELED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION NUMBERS

Merillat Sport & Fitness Center                                                                                                       

Be a participant in this great tradition! Packet pick up and late registration 8-8:45 am in Merillat lobby.  The race begins at 9 am; prizes to top finishers female/male/alumni. Mail entry by Wednesday, September 15, for a guaranteed t-shirt.  $10 AC students, $15 non-students, $5 kids 12/under.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Entry form/waiver required; visit https://adrianbulldogs.com/documents/2021/8/17/2021_Bulldog_Run_Registration_Form.pdf  or contact Coach Brian Thill at bthill@adrian.edu for information.

9:00 am – 10:30 pm  50th & Golden Reunion Brunch

Ritchie Marketplace, Adrian Tobias Center

Join classmates for your 50th reunion and recognition as members of the Golden Alumni Club.  All alumni members of the class of 1970, 1971, and earlier are welcome to attend.   RSVPs are required; 1970 & 1971 alumni free; all others $12pp.  If you are a member of the 1970 or 1971 classes please email alumniconnect@adrian.edu to RSVP, for your convenience you can also call 517-264-3168 or purchase tickets at; https://events.idonate.com/achc50golden21.

10:00 am – 3:00 pm Registration & Information

Merillat Sport & Fitness Center, Lobby or Caine Student Center

Sign in; pick up your campus map and other goodies! Football game tickets may be purchased here before 2 pm. Second Registration location in Caine Student Center, Sat. 10 am–2 pm. *Sign in at either location to get your FAMILY coupon for the bookstore to redeem on Saturday only.

11:00 am -12:00 pm Alumni Award Ceremony

Dawson Auditorium, Lobby

All are welcome to congratulate the 2020* Alumni Award recipients. Hosted by the Alumni Association Board of Directors. (See a separate listing of honorees below.) 

11:00 am – 3:00 pm Kids Korner

Walkway along Herrick Chapel

Children of all ages will enjoy a giant inflatable, games, petting zoo, kiddie train, and a chance to sign up for Bruiser’s Kids Club! Featuring Hoddinott Farms Petting Zoo and mini train.

11:00 am – 4:00 pm Homecoming Tailgate Activities

Merillat Sport & Fitness Center, Parking Lot

Enjoy Bulldog camaraderie throughout the day! Special vendors will be on site.

11:00 am  Women’s Volleyball vs. Baldwin Wallace

Merillat Sport & Fitness Center, Performance Gym

Cheer on the Bulldogs under the leadership of Head Coach David Kwan.  See Athletic Event Tickets for admission information.

12:30 pm Homecoming Parade

Starts at 400 block of W. Maumee, then to S. Madison, Michigan, and Charles Streets

Enjoy a fantastic parade! Bring the family to watch as the parade moves around campus arriving at Madison St. about 12:40 pm.

Noon – 3:00 pm Young Alumni Tailgate

Merillat Sport & Fitness Center, Parking Lot

Welcoming the reunion class of 2010-2011 and all young alumni (2001-2021) to stop by the Young Alumni Tent and say hello. Look for the Young Alumni banner!

3:00 pm Bulldog Football vs. Greenville University                                        

Docking Stadium

Cheer on the Bulldogs under the leadership of Head Coach Jim Deere ’90.  General Admission $7; Seniors over 60 & children under 12, $5. Tickets available at the gate or Registration & Information before 2 pm, Sat.  Gates open at 2 pm! 

  •  PRE-GAME
    • Introductions of the 2021 Alumni Award recipients and Athletic Hall of Fame inductees. Let’s applaud them!
    • Misty Blues Skydivers will bring in the game ball!
  •  HALF-TIME
    • 2021 Homecoming King, Queen, and Court – Congratulate this year’s royalty!
    • AC Marching Band – Enjoy a wonderful musical performance!
    • Alumni Gathering – Stop by the Thomas Pavilion for donuts and cider during half-time. Hosted by the Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Sunday, September 19, 2021

11:00 am Homecoming Worship

All are welcome to join us for a refreshing Sunday morning after a busy Homecoming. This year, Rev. Marty Cobb ’96 will be returning to campus to lead our morning worship. Our Homecoming Worship also features the AC College Choir conducted by Phillip A. Clark, Director of Choral Activities. After the service, get acquainted with participants and guests. CHOIR ALUMNI are invited to join the AC College Choir this year and meet the new director. Contact pclark@adrian.edu by Sept. 6 to confirm your participation. Music will be emailed ahead; rehearsal is Sunday, Sept. 22 at 10:15 am.

Athletic events are still being planned and confirmed, please continue to check back for updates.

ATHLETIC EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

Friday, September 17

11:00 am                          Men’s Golf – Home Match  

5:15 pm                             Athletic Walk of Fame, Caine Student Center

7:00 – 9:00 pm              Public SkateArrington Ice Arena

Saturday, September 18

9:00 am                             Bulldog 5K Run/Walk, Merillat Sport & Fitness Center

9:00 – 11:00 am            Homecoming Skate, Arrington Ice Arena

11:00 am                          Women’s Volleyball vs Baldwin Wallace, Merillat Sport & Fitness Center

1:00 – 3:00 pm               NCAA Women’s Hockey Alumni Game, Arrington Ice Arena

1:00 – 3:00 pm                Athletic Hall of Fame Gathering, Merillat Sport & Fitness Center

3:00 pm                              Bulldog Football vs Greenville University, Docking Stadium

Sunday, September 19

10:00 – 11:00 am           Bulldog Skating Exhibition, Arrington Ice Arena

11:00 am – Noon            Learn to Skate, Arrington Ice Arena

Noon – 2:00 pm               Public Skate, Arrington Ice Arena

5:00 – 10:00 pm               Women’s Soccer vs U of M Dearborn,  Docking Stadium

5:00 – 10:00 pm               Adrian Over 30 Hockey League,  Arrington Ice Arena

 

NEW THIS YEAR – THE ADRIAN COLLEGE HALL OF FAME AND AWARDS KIOSK

Stop by the Merillat Sport and Fitness Center and check out our new Hall of Fame and Awards Kiosk! Interact with our new touchscreen kiosk that features all of the Adrian College Athletics Hall of Fame members, individual award winners, and team award winners. You can search by sport, years, or awards and view profiles and pictures of all of our inductees and winners.

 

Greek events are still being planned and confirmed, please continue to check back for updates.

Greek Events

FRATERNITIES

Alpha Tau Omega

Friday, September 17

6 pm: Casual Dinner/Mixer

Alumni, Actives, & Guests, join us in the back lot at the Cornelius House.  

RSVP to Karl Epps ’96 at karl@epps4n6.com

Saturday, September 18

8 am: ATO Board of Trustees Meeting

Development Conference Room, Stanton Admin Bldg.

10 am-Noon: Open House

Meet the chapter and pledges, Cornelius House

Noon: ATO Luncheon & Program

Ritchie Marketplace Annex, $23 pp

RSVP and purchase your ticket here: https://events.idonate.com/atolunch21 

11 am: Tailgate

With Brother Fred Wanger ’95, ATO Tent in the Merillat parking lot

3 pm: Bulldog Football Vs Greenville University, Docking Stadium

6-10 pm: “Food and Fraternity”

ATO Activities, Alumni and family gathering at the Carlton Lodge conference room.  Dinner from Mancino’s will be provided.

 All actives, alumni, and their families are invited.

PI KAPPA ALPHA

47th Annual Pi Kappa Alpha Homecoming Reunion 
September 17th – September 19th
At Ron & Millie Pruett’s
320 N Scott St.  Adrian, MI 49221
If you have any questions please email, finewine@tc3net.com or call 517-403-8323.
Alumni Association meeting is at 11 am on Saturday the 18th. 
All Brothers, families and friends are welcome. 

SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON

TAU KAPPA EPSILON

THETA CHI

Greek events

SORORITIES

ALPHA PHI

Saturday, September 18

Noon – 2:30 pm – Alumnae Open House & Brunch

We invite alumnae, families and friends to join us for brunch.                                                                        Alpha Phi House, 1316 Michigan Ave. 

ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA

Saturday, September 18

11:00am – 2:00 pm Fun in the Sun with ASA Homecoming Weekend – ASA House

CHI OMEGA

Saturday, September 18

9:30 am – Service Resolution presentation by Senator Zorn                                                                      Alumnae Sisters and Guests, join us on the front lawn of the Chi Omega House at 1380 Michigan Ave.

10:00 am – Open House & Brunch                                                                                                                                    Enjoy brunch with your sisters and take a house tour of our renovations!

12:30 pm-   Homecoming Parade

Watch the parade with front row seats at the Chi O house!
Follow us on our chapter Facebook page for Homecoming updates.

                                                                                                                                   

We send a lot of information via email, if you have changed your email address or moved recently please click this link to update your contact information; https://contact.adrian.edu/submissions/address-change/ .  

 ADRIAN COLLEGE CLASS REUNIONS

WE WILL BE TAKING ALL CLASS PHOTOS EXCEPT THE 50th REUNION AROUND 2:00 PM.  PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE AT YOUR REUNION TENT TO BE INCLUDED IN THE PHOTO!

RSVPs are requested by September 3, 2021.

 SAT. 9:00 am – 10:30 pm 

Class of 1970 & 1971 – 50th & Golden Reunion Brunch

Ritchie Marketplace, Tobias Room

Join classmates for your 50th reunion and recognition as members of the Golden Alumni Club.  All alumni members of the class of 1970, 1971, and earlier are welcome to attend.   RSVPs are required; 1970 & 1970 alumni free; all others $12pp.  If you are a member of the 1970 or 1971 classes please email alumniconnect@adrian.edu to RSVP, for your convenience you can also call 517-264-3168 or purchase tickets at; https://events.idonate.com/achc50golden21.

SAT. 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Class of 1980 & 1981 – 40th Reunion Gathering

Reunion Tent – Merillat Parking Lot

Welcoming classmates from 1980 & 1981, come and join us for pregame fun and giveaways.  RSVPs requested,  Hosted by Lynnda (Host) Skidmore ’80, Susan (Kent) Miller ’80, Dawn Howard Mullins ’80, Patrice Alexander ’81, and Marie Armelagus ’81.  Please RSVP here, https://events.idonate.com/achc40threunion 

Class of 1990 & 1991 – 30th Reunion Gathering

Reunion Tent – Merillat Parking Lot

Welcoming classmates from 1990 & 1991, come and join us for pregame fun and giveaways.  RSVPs requested, Hosted by Riki Carson-Emmendorfer ’91.  Please RSVP here, https://events.idonate.com/achc30th

Class of 1995 & 1996 – 25th Reunion Gathering

Reunion Tent – Merillat Parking Lot

Welcoming classmates from 1995 & 1996, come and join us for pregame fun and giveaways.  RSVPs requested, Hosted by Brett Peters ’95.  Please RSVP here, https://events.idonate.com/achc25th

 Class of 2000 & 2001 – 20th Reunion Gathering

Reunion Tent – Merillat Parking Lot

Welcoming classmates from 2000 & 2001, come and join us for pregame fun and giveaways.  RSVPs requested,  Hosted by Beth (Blonde) McCaulley ’01.  Please RSVP here, https://events.idonate.com/achc20th

 Class of 2010 & 2011 – 10th Reunion Tailgate

Young Alumni Tent – Merillat Parking Lot

Welcoming classmates from 2010 & 2011, come and join us for pregame fun and giveaways.  Hosted by Rob Magyar ’10 and Sarah (Muylle) Palmer ’10.  Please RSVP here, https://events.idonate.com/achc10th

The athletes and teams being inducted in the 2020 Hall of Fame Class

2020 Hall of Fame

These individuals and teams will be recognized publicly at the Walk of Fame, Fri. 5:15 pm and Sat. during the football pre-game introductions.

Bill Badour ’89, Football

Daniel Slagle ’00, Baseball

Kacie Ehinger ’06, Volleyball

Abby Sikora Kieltyka ’07, Volleyball

Tavarski Wallace ’07, Football

Jennifer Carlson ’09, Volleyball, Basketball

Adrian College Baseball Teams 2010 & 2011

The alumni and honorary alumni recipients of the 2020 Alumni Awards

2020 Alumni Awards 

These individuals will be recognized Sat. 11:00 am at the Alumni Awards Ceremony in Dawson Auditorium and during the football pre-game introductions.

Distinguished Alumni Award – Deena Boone Evensky ’74

Young Alumni Achievement Award – James Mahony ’00

Alumni Service Award – Dr. Bruce Diven ’77

Alumni Humanitarian Award – Carrie Hartley ’04

Honorary Alumni Award – Pat DuMont

AC Stewardship Award – Dr.  John Weeks

Outstanding Alumni Employee Award – Beth Weidmayer Heiss ’98

STOP BY!

CAINE STUDENT CENTER (CSC)

Stop by, put up your feet & relax at any time!  Campus Safety is located here. Open 24 hours.

ARRINGTON BOOKSTORE,  CSC, 2nd floor                                           HOURS: Fri. 8:30 am-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-4 pm., Sun. closed             Josten’s AC & Hall of Fame ring orders, Fri. noon–6 pm, Sat. 10 am-4 pm SPIRIT SHOP at Docking Stadium open at 2 pm through the 3rd quarter of the football game.

Sign in at either Homecoming Registration location and receive your FAMILY coupon for the bookstore good for Saturday only.

BULLDOG BEANERY, CSC, main floor                                        HOURS: Fri. 7 am-3 pm, Sat. 8 am-3 pm, Sun. closed

Proudly serving Starbucks coffee; Homecoming specials.

 PAWS ‘N GO CONVENIENCE STORE, CSC, main floor

*Credit, Dining Dollars, or Bulldog Bucks only from 11 pm-8 am.

THE GRILLE & ZIME by SODEXO, CSC, main floor    HOURS: Fri. 11 am-11 pm, Sat. 11 am–10 pm, Sun. 1-10 pm

A favorite dining option of students.  

110 MADISON AVE SALON, CSC, lower level                     HOURS: Fri. 11 am-4 pm, Sat. 11 am–2 pm

An award-winning salon open to the public.  

ACADEMIC BUILDINGS  –  All open unless otherwise posted.  Fri. 8 am-6 pm, Sat. 9 am-4 pm

ARRINGTON ICE ARENA  –  Fri., Sat., Sun. 7 am-midnight

HERRICK CHAPEL

Experience peace and inspiration amidst the beautiful stained glass windows. Fri. 8 am-6 pm, Sat. 9 am-4 pm, Sun. 8 am-4 pm

MERILLAT SPORT & FITNESS CENTER  –  Fri. 7 am-10 pm, Sat. 8 am-10 pm, Sun. noon-11 pm

RITCHIE MARKETPLACE

Relive your Ritchie days! Open to all; pay at the door.

Fri. 7:30–9 am breakfast; 11 am–1 pm lunch; 5–7 pm dinner – Sat., Sun. 11 am–1:30 pm brunch; 5–7 pm dinner

SHIPMAN LIBRARY  –  Fri. 8 am-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. noon-midnight

WARD ADMISSIONS HOUSE
135 S. Madison St.
See where we welcome prospective students – our future alumni!  Sat. 9 am-noon

WOW CAFÉ & WINGERY Arrington Ice Arena

Homecoming food & drink specials daily!  Fri., Sat. 11 am–10 pm, Sun. 11 am–9 pm

SPECIAL INFORMATION

ATHLETIC EVENT TICKETS

Except as indicated, admission is free to AC athletic events and activities.

Football Tickets:

General Admission: $7

Seniors over 60 & children under 12: $5

Reserved Seating: $10.

General Admission football tickets are also available at the gate or at Registration & Information in the Merillat Lobby Fri. 3-8 pm; Sat. 10 am–3 pm.  Gates open one hour before game time.

Merillat Parking Passes:

Pre-purchased one-day parking pass $25, call 517-264-3998 or email askelly@adrian.edu (spaces are limited). 

Bulldog 5K Run/Walk form can be found at adrianbulldogs.com  Registration fee.

RSVP Online/Forms

Dr. Robin Luana Bott Institute for Study Abroad: RSVP at https://events.idonate.com/drbottsa, by September 8.

50th & Golden Reunion Brunch
RSVPs are required by September 10; 1970 & 1970 alumni free; all others $12pp.  If you are a member of the 1970 or 1971 classes please email alumniconnect@adrian.edu to RSVP, for your convenience you can also call 517-264-3168 or purchase tickets at; https://events.idonate.com/achc50golden21.
Class of 1980 & 1981 – 40th Reunion Gathering
Class of 1990 & 1991 – 30th Reunion Gathering
Class of 1995 & 1996 – 25th Reunion Gathering
Class of 2000 & 2001 – 20th Reunion Gathering
Class of 2010 & 2011 – 10th Reunion Tailgate

PARKING

Parking is at a premium but we ask that you please honor the reserved and no parking areas. Safety officers and other designated persons will help direct you. Some local street parking may be available.

Dawson Lot and temporary parking near Lowry Hall (Williams St.)  will be available for parking for a fee. Watch for additional signs to indicate parking options.

Handicapped parking is available in several lots; for the stadium, handicapped guests may take the ramp into the main entrance of Merillat Sport & Fitness Center to the lobby elevator and enter the stadium concourse from the second floor. 

Merillat Sport & Fitness Center Parking Lot is reserved for football season ticket holders and pre-purchased one-day parking pass if available.

COURTESY GOLF CARTS will be roaming the campus with some designated stops.

PETS – Except for service animals and College-sponsored activities, no pets are allowed on the stadium grounds during Homecoming weekend.

CAMPUS SAFETY 

Caine Student Center, just inside the south entrance

Local 265-5161 or ext. 4333 on-campus; assistance available 24 hours.

HOTELS

LOCAL HOTELS

Staying in the area? We are sorry there is no on-campus lodging available. Reserve your room now, rooms fill up fast!   Ann Arbor, Chelsea, and Toledo are less than an hour drive; closer are small towns with lodging, Tecumseh 12 miles, and Brooklyn 20 miles.

Comfort Inn & Suites: 419-534-4234

Hampton Inn & Suites Adrian: 517-266-2600

The Carlton Lodge Hotel: 517-263-7000

Holiday Inn Express Adrian: 517-265-5700

Super 8 by Windham: 517-265-8888