Wednesday, October 11

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Centennial Week Chapel Service

Lehman Auditorium, 10 a.m.

A "teaser" from the centennial play, "What We Bring. What We Leave. What We Take" with Ted Swartz and Ingrid DeSanctis.
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Campus Activities Council Small Concert Series Feat. Russell James Pyle ‘03

Common Grounds, 8:30 p.m.


Thursday, October 12

Women’s volleyball v. Ferrum College

University Commons, Yoder Arena, 7 p.m.


Friday, October 13

Registration desk and welcome center

Campus Center Main Floor Lobby, 8 – 10 a.m. and 3 – 8 p.m.

Pick up your packet that includes tickets for your registered events and weekend information. Enjoy coffee and network with friends and family.



Book signing, Donald B. Kraybill ’67

Campus Center, Main Lobby, 8 - 10 a.m.

Purchase a copy of Eastern Mennonite University: A Century of Countercultural Education and have it signed by author Don Kraybill. Learn More



Homecoming Visit Day

Campus Center, Admissions Office, 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

This is a special day for high school age children of alumni and siblings of current students to visit EMU. Registration required.



Visit a college class

Campus Center, Admissions Office, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Curious about classes at EMU? Alumni, parents and prospective students are welcome to attend one or more classes. Class list and times are available in the admissions office, Campus Center first floor.



Homecoming chapel service

Lehman Auditorium, 10 a.m.

Reflections from John and Michele Sharp on their son Michael who was killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo while working for the United Nations.
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Book signing, Donald B. Kraybill ’67

Seminary Building, outside Martin Chapel, 10:30 a.m.

Purchase a copy of Eastern Mennonite University: A Century of Countercultural Education and have it signed by author Don Kraybill. Learn More



Centennial century bike ride

In circle between Lehman and the library. Gather at 10:30 a.m.; depart at 11 a.m.

Celebrate 100 years of EMU with a 100K bike ride through the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. A 50K route and a five-mile family option also available. All rides are fully supported with rest stations and SAG vehicle. Registration fee $15, $25 day of the event, $55 for Special Centennial Bike Jersey (indicate size on order form). 12 and under ride free. Registration required.
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Anabaptist Center for Religion and Society (ACRS) Book Launch

Seminary Chapel, 1 p.m.

Launch of Volume IV of "Geography of Our Faith" produced by Anabaptist Center for Religion and Society.



Book signing, Donald B. Kraybill ’67

Outside MainStage Theater, 1 - 1:25 p.m.

Purchase a copy of Eastern Mennonite University: A Century of Countercultural Education and have it signed by author Don Kraybill. Books for sale at the registration desk. Learn More



Donald B. Kraybill ’67, Centennial Reflections

MainStage Theater, 1:30 p.m.

Kraybill will discuss his book, Eastern Mennonite University: A Century of Countercultural Education and answer questions. Books for sale at the registration desk and at this event.



Book signing, Donald B. Kraybill ’67

Outside MainStage Theater, 2:30 - 2:55 p.m.

Purchase a copy of Eastern Mennonite University: A Century of Countercultural Education and have it signed by author Don Kraybill. Books for sale at the registration desk. Learn More



Presidents forum with Donald Kraybill

MainStage Theater, 3 p.m.

Kraybill will interview EMU’s current and past presidents. Each president will have the opportunity to share reflections about their experience at EMU. Q&A to follow.



Centennial art show reception with artists’ talks

Margaret Martin Gehman Gallery, University Commons, 4 p.m.

10 x 10 x 100 Centennial Art Show, curated by Ashley Sauder Miller ’03 featuring six prominent alumni artists and their 100 piece works, measuring 10 x 10. A percentage of sales will be donated to the EMU arts program.
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Book signing, Donald B. Kraybill ’67

University Commons, lower level lobby, 7:30 p.m.

Purchase a copy of Eastern Mennonite University: A Century of Countercultural Education and have it signed by author Don Kraybill. Learn More



Women’s Soccer vs. Emory and Henry College

Turf Field, 7 p.m.


What we bring. What we take. What we leave.

Lehman Auditorium, 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.

A theater production by Ingrid De Sanctis '88 and Ted Swartz '89, MA '92, commissioned for the Centennial by EMU, performed by alumni and sponsored by Everence. Adults $10 advance, $15 at the door, EMU Student ID or 12 and under free. Attention: Separate registration.
Order tickets from Aug. 1-31 through the EMU Box Office website. Starting Sept. 1, call 540-432-4582 or visit our box office Monday-Friday, 10:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
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Saturday, October 14

Alumni Sunrise Run

7:00 a.m.

Join the EMU Cross Country team and interim coach Hannah Chappell-Dick on a sunrise run. Meet outside the University Common's main entrance to find friends and teammates: both old and new. Water, Gatorade, and post-run snacks provided in UC room 124. All runners, joggers, and walkers welcome!



Welcome center and registration

Campus Center Lobby, 7:30 a.m. – noon

Receive your map for the Fall Festival/Concert. Pick up your packet that includes tickets for your registered events and weekend information. Enjoy coffee and network with friends and family.



Centennial art exhibit open

Margaret Martin Gehman Gallery, 9:30 a.m.

10 x 10 x 100 Centennial Art Show, curated by Ashley Sauder Miller ’03 featuring six alumni artists and their 100 piece works, measuring 10 x 10. A percentage of sales will be donated to the EMU arts program.



Book signing, Donald B. Kraybill ’67

Main floor lobby of the Campus Center, 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Purchase a copy of Eastern Mennonite University: A Century of Countercultural Education and have it signed by author Don Kraybill. Books for sale at the registration desk. Learn More



Field Hockey vs. Roanoke

Turf Field, 1 p.m.


EMUTenTalks | Impact. Influence. Inspire.

University Commons, MainStage Theater, 2 p.m.

Ten-minute presentations followed by Q&A with: Jodie Geddes MA in conflict transformation ’16, works in restorative justice with youth, slam poet; Anxo Pérez '97, entrepreneur in Spain, author, musician; Trent Wagler ‘02 of Americana band, The Steel Wheels. Learn More




EMUTenTalks - Saturday 2 p.m.

MainStage Theater - Impact. Influence. Inspire.



A Capella Voices

Jodie Geddes

Restorative Justice Practitioner & Slam Poet

A Capella Voices

Anxo Pérez

Inspirational Speaker, Author & Entrepreneur

A Capella Voices

Trent Wagler

Professional Touring Musician for The Steel Wheels


Book signing, Donald B. Kraybill ’67

Front Lawn, Rain Location: University Commons Hall of Nations, 2 - 4 p.m.

Purchase a copy of Eastern Mennonite University: A Century of Countercultural Education and have it signed by author Don Kraybill. Books for sale at the registration desk. Learn More



Campus fun run

Front lawn, 2:30 p.m. - Register between 12:30-2:15 p.m. at the event tent, 2:30 p.m. start time

Cruise the 2-mile course with visitors, faculty, staff, parents, students and youth of all ages. Take in the music and positive vibes on the front lawn throughout the event. The best part: participants will finish the race covered in color. Registration required. See form to indicate t-shirt size.



Men’s Soccer vs. Randolph Macon

Turf Field, 7 p.m.


What we bring. What we take. What we leave.

Lehman Auditorium, 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.

A theater production by Ingrid DeSanctis '88 and Ted Swartz '89, MA '92, commissioned for the Centennial by EMU, performed by alumni and sponsored by Everence. Adults $10 advance, $15 at the door, EMU Student ID or 12 and under free. Attention: Separate registration.
Order tickets from Aug. 1-31 through the EMU Box Office website. Starting Sept. 1, call 540-432-4582 or visit our box office Monday-Friday, 10:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
Learn More



Sunday, October 15

Eastern Mennonite School Centennial worship service

Eastern Mennonite School Auditorium, 9 a.m.


EMU Centennial Homecoming worship service

Lehman Auditorium, 10:30 a.m.


Anabaptist Center for Religion and Society luncheon “Ministry of the Arts” featuring Esther Augsburger and Burton Buller

Northlawn, West Dining Room, noon

Esther will reflect on her groundbreaking global promotion of art and Christian artists.  Burton will share about a documentary film on Mennonites through the eyes of others.  Purchase your lunch in the EMU dining hall and gather in the West dining room.



Monday, October 16

Alumni Association annual council meeting

Campus Center, Lehman boardroom 301-302, 8 a.m.

* EMU shares decades of history with what is now Eastern Mennonite School K-12. In 1982 the then high and middle school became independent of the college/university. Many centennial events will be of interest to graduates of both institutions. See the Eastern Mennonite School website for their schedule of events.