Thursday, October 12


Paul R. Yoder Sr., Golf Classic

Heritage Oaks Golf Course, 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Sponsored by the Royals Club and athletic department to benefit the EMU athletics program. Cost: $100. Lunch served at noon. To register, contact EMU athletic director Dave King at 540-432- 4646.



Campus Activities Council Noon Music

University Commons, Royals’ Den, 12 p.m.


Women’s volleyball v. Ferrum College

University Commons, Yoder Arena, 7 p.m.


What we Bring, What we Take and What we Leave, a commissioned play featuring alumni actors and stories; created and directed by Ted Swartz  ’89, MACL ’92, and Ingrid De Sanctis ‘88

Lehman Auditorium, 8 p.m.

When we arrive on campus at EMU we bring our dreams, expectations and hopes for the futures.  What happens in those years often changes our lives forever.  When we leave we take what has been gathered during that time and these moments form the core of who we are.. With a company of fellow alumni, writers Ingrid De Sanctis '88 and Ted Swartz '89 weave laughter and heart throughout the original play What We Bring, What We Take, What We Leave.  This promises to be a don’t miss part of the Homecoming 2017.



Friday, October 13


Common Grounds Coffeehouse hours

University Commons, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. - 12 a.m.


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 other alumni.



Homecoming Visit Day

Campus Center Admissions Office, 9 a.m.

For high school age children of alumni and siblings of current students.



Revisit a College Class

Curious about classes at EMU? Alumni, parents and prospective students are welcome to attend one or more of the selected classes between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. List of options available from the admissions office, location in the Campus Center.



Homecoming chapel service

Lehman Auditorium, 10 a.m.


Donald B. Kraybill ’67 book signing



Jubilee alumni program and luncheon (Classes 1942 – 1967)

Seminary Building, Martin Chapel, 10:45 a.m.

There will be an informal Gathering at 10:45, with program and lunch to follow.



Centennial metric century bike ride

Gather outside Campus Center, 11 a.m.

Join us for our 100k bike ride (routes available for all ages and abilities)!



Historical Walking Tour of Campus

Main floor lobby of the Campus Center, 1 p.m.

Enjoy this historic walking tour of EMU's campus.



Donald B. Kraybill ’67, Centennial Reflections

Main Stage Theater, 2 p.m.

Kraybil will discuss his centennial history, Eastern Mennonite University: A Century of Countercultural Education and engage with Q&A.



Centennial art show reception with artists’ talks

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

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



Donor Appreciation Banquet (by invitation only)

University Commons lower level, doors open at 5:10 p.m.


Women’s Soccer vs. Emory and Henry College

Turf Field, 7 p.m.


What we Bring, What we Take and What we Leave, a commissioned play featuring alumni actors and stories; created and directed by Ted Swartz  ’89, MACL ’92, and Ingrid De Sanctis ‘88

Lehman Auditorium, 8 p.m.

When we arrive on campus at EMU we bring our dreams, expectations and hopes for the futures.  What happens in those years often changes our lives forever.  When we leave we take what has been gathered during that time and these moments form the core of who we are.. With a company of fellow alumni, writers Ingrid De Sanctis '88 and Ted Swartz '89 weave laughter and heart throughout the original play What We Bring, What We Take, What We Leave.  This promises to be a don’t miss part of the Homecoming 2017.



Campus Activities Council movie

SC106, 9 p.m.


Black Student Union sponsored dance

Park Cabin, 9 p.m.


Saturday, October 14


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 other alumni.



Department continental breakfasts:

Various Locations, 8 a.m.

Business networking breakfast and showcase:

Common Grounds

Three alumni business owners will share about their successful business ventures and how EMU prepared them to reach their goals.


Hall of Honor breakfast and awards:

University Commons, Gymnasium

Haverim and seminary breakfast and program:

Discipleship Center

Education Department Reception and the Jesse T. Byler Series:

Seminary building, room 123

Connect with classmates and professors and hear a panel of teacher alums from across the decades share stories.


Nurses’ reception:

Campus Center, 3rd floor nursing department

Suter Science Center breakfast and guest lecture:

Suter Science Center

History Breakfast:

Location TBD



Eastern Mennonite School’s Founder’s Brunch (RSVP required at alumni@emhs.net)

Eastern Mennonite School Dining Hall, 8 – 9:30 a.m.

A brunch and celebration to honor the 2017 Lifetime Service Award Recipent, Dr. Robert Eshleman.



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 featuringxix alumni artists and their 100 piece works, measuring 10 x 10. A percentage of sales will be donated to the EMU arts program.



Historical walking tour of campus

Main floor lobby of the Campus Center, 10 a.m.


Faculty emeritus gathering

Lawn outside Lehman Auditorium, 10:30 a.m.


Homecoming celebration

Lehman Auditorium, 11 a.m.

Reunite with class members in this familiar campus landmark. Celebrate alumni award recipients, class photos (professional photo for classes celebrating 10, 25, and 50 years) and more. All alumni and guests are welcome.



Parent Reception Luncheon



Class reunions for years ending in 2 and 7

Classes meet at various locations and times. Watch for more information.


Childcare and children’s activities

10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Childcare (ages 2-5):

EMU’s Early Learning Centerat Park View Mennonite Church, 1600 College Avenue; emu.edu/education/elc.

Children’s activities (ages 6-12):

Led by the EMU Student Education Association in Campus Center 226. Lunch included. Reservations necessary.


Common Grounds Coffeehouse hours

University Commons, 1-6 p.m.


Field Hockey vs. Roanoke

Turf Field, 1 p.m.


Affinity alumni drop-in:

Various Locations, 1 – 3 p.m.

Jim and Anne Hershberger Central America cross-cultural reunion, 1985 - present



Honors program alumni with Mark Metzler Sawin / Judy Mullet



EMU tutor reunion celebrating 10 years of the writing program with Vi Dutcher and Linda Gnagey



Black Student Union alumni and parent soiree



Latino Student Association alumni and student gathering



Library student /alumni assistants with Marci Federick



MA in biomedicine program with Cheryl Doss



Alleluia Singers of 1969



Athletic Team alumni




EMUTenTalks | Impact. Influence. Inspire.

Main Stage Theater, 2 p.m.

Experience the popular EMU presentation based on the popular TED Talks. Three influencers will generate ideas, educate, and inspire with their unique perspectives. Each 10-minute compelling presentation will be followed by Q&A. Watch for the list of engaging speakers.



Campus canvas fun run

Front Lawn, 2 p.m. registration, 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 necessary.




EMUTenTalks - Saturday 2 p.m.

Main Stage - Impact. Influence. Inspire.




Decade ice cream social:

Thomas Plaza, 3 p.m.

Sample by Kline’s Special Centennial Flavor

2010-2017


2000-2009


1990s


1980s


1970s


1960s and 1950s




Fall Festival

Northwestern area of front lawn, 3-7 p.m.

All are invited. Fun for all ages! Bring blankets and lawn chairs, listen to Americana band The Steel Wheels (tickets required for concert venue), stay for dinner and enjoy the fall setting on campus. Yard games, inflatables and time to mingle.

Activities include:


The Steel Wheels

Tickets required for concert venue, 4 p.m.

Tickets go on sale August 1. More about The Steel Wheels at www.thesteelwheels.com.


Tailgate

Designated parking lot, 3-7 p.m.

Bring your own food and grill! Reserve your spot and invite friends to join you in our specially designated tailgating area.


Local food trucks

Area between Lehman Auditorium and Library

Sample the Shenandoah Valley with a tasty tour of local food trucks. Pay on location for individual items.


Inflatables


Yard Games


Li’l Royals’ Zone - Children’s Games


Tents



Men’s Soccer vs. Randolph Macon

Turf Field, 7 p.m.


What we Bring, What we Take and What we Leave, a commissioned play featuring alumni actors and stories; created and directed by Ted Swartz  ’89, MACL ’92, and Ingrid De Sanctis ‘88

Lehman Auditorium, 8 p.m.

When we arrive on campus at EMU we bring our dreams, expectations and hopes for the futures.  What happens in those years often changes our lives forever.  When we leave we take what has been gathered during that time and these moments form the core of who we are.. With a company of fellow alumni, writers Ingrid De Sanctis '88 and Ted Swartz '89 weave laughter and heart throughout the original play What We Bring, What We Take, What We Leave.  This promises to be a don’t miss part of the Homecoming 2017.




Fall Festival and Steel Wheels Concert - Saturday 3-7 p.m.

Front campus lawn or nearby - All are invited!

Fall Festival

Fun for all ages! Bring blankets and lawn chairs, listen to live music, play yard games, bounce on inflatables, stay for dinner and enjoy the fall setting on campus!


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.


Award Recipient Luncheon (by invitation only)

Seminary Building, Martin Chapel, 12 p.m.


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

Northlawn, West Dining Room, 12 p.m.

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.



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