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:
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:
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.
Campus Center, 3rd floor nursing department
Suter Science Center breakfast and guest lecture:
Suter Science Center
Eastern Mennonite School’s Founder’s Brunch (RSVP required at firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.
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.