Eureka College sets homecoming events

Sep 13 2013

Homecoming 2013

Homecoming Week

Students will be celebrating Homecoming throughout the week in the Race for Old Elm. Remember these great events? Come on out to campus and enjoy these events again with old friends and alongside our current student body.

September 28–October 3

Eureka College homecoming activities with the theme “EC TV: Your Life in Prime Time” will take place Sept. 29 through Oct. 5.

SEPT. 28, 5pm > Cookout

SEPT. 28, 6pm > Powder Puff Football Game – Reagan Center Practice Field

SEPT. 26–28 & OCT. 3–5, 7:30pm > “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)”

Shows, directed by Marty Lynch, are in Pritchard Theatre. Learn more about this production

SEPT. 29, Noon–6pm > Panel Painting – Burgess Lawn

A panel-painting competition involving student organizations will take place from noon to 6pm on the lawn at Burgess Memorial Hall on College Avenue.

SEPT. 30, 6pm > Cook-Off – Cerf Center

OCT. 2, 8pm > Chant/Skit Night – Cerf Center

A chant and skit competition will take place at the Cerf Center. It will be followed by a torch parade that will begin behind Burgess Memorial Hall and culminate at Ivy Hall, where a bonfire will be held, followed by fireworks.

OCT. 3, 7pm > Entertainment Night – Cerf Center

A student talent competition featuring guest emcee Dakaboom will take place at the Cerf Center.

Homecoming Weekend

Come Home to Eureka College. Enjoy a weekend of fun and memories. Relish in all the traditional homecoming events that you remember so well. Bring the family and experience Eureka College at its best!

October 4–5

Friday, October 4

9am-4:30pm – Book Sale, Melick Library

10:30am – Homecoming Convocation, Cerf Center. Featuring the 2013 Alumni Award of Merit Recipient, Dr. Jim Hengst ‘75 and the announcement of homecoming royalty.

11:30am – BBQ at Reagan Center Practice Field – $8 adults, $5 children ages 5-12

1pm – Old Elm Games, Practice Field

4:30pm – Burkland Education House Dedication, Campus Street

5pm – Owen Conference Room Dedication, Dickinson Commons

5:30pm – (Invitation Only) President’s Circle Members’ Reception, Burgess Hall Art Gallery

6:30pm – Hall of Fame Induction, Cerf Center

7:30pm – “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)”

Shows, directed by Marty Lynch, are in Pritchard Theatre. Learn more about this production

8pm – Alumni Board Backyard Celebration Bonfire and Open House, President’s Alumni Guest House Lawn

9pm – Homecoming Happenings/Pep Rally – Reagan Gym

Saturday, October 5

8:30am-12:30pm – Melick Library Book Sale continues

9am – Rinker Gateway Arch Dedication, Rinker Theatre

9–10am – Eureka Alumni Hospitality Center, Burrus Dickinson Hall, 1st Floor

9–11am – Pritchard Theatre Open House

9am–5pm – Art Show, Quilt Creations by Sue Van Wassenhove, Burgess Hall Art Gallery

10am – Homecoming Parade along College Avenue

Delta Zeta open house, potluck style meet and greet in Ivy Hall – Time TBC

Alumna who would like to contribute food or drinks should contact Taylor Siedel (Delta Zeta Pi Chapter’s alumnae relations chair) and touch base with her on what types of dishes and drinks are needed.

11am – McKinzie Field Gate Dedication, Reagan Drive

Lambda Chi Alpha car bash – Time TBC

11am–12:30pm – Lunch in the Commons, $8 adults, $5 children ages 5-12

11am–12:30pm – Tailgate Party

Reagan Center Lawn along Reagan Drive featuring the music of “Suede.” Reagan Fellow Alumni will be this year’s featured guests. Tailgate refreshments will be available for purchase

11:30am–Kick-off Delta Delta Pi alumni tailgate

At the gravel parking lot right across from the football field. Sandwiches and drinks will be provided by the active chapter but the women ask that alums bring a side dish of some sort to help them with the costs and feeding everyone! If alumni have any questions they can contact Sophia Lee, Brenna Baxter, or Morgan Willis


FREE Children’s area with attractions by Fun on the Run, Balloon creations by The Unique Twist, Alumni Hospitality Tent, Silent Auction, Bookstore Items, Personalized T-shirts by Scott Sauder

12:15pm – Itty-Bitty Elm Diaper Dash!

All Crawlers welcome! Come to the Children’s area for this fun photo-op for your future EC alum! Email at if you plan to have your toddler participate!

12:45pm – Pre-game Festivities begin

1pm – KICK-OFF – Eureka Red Devils vs. Westminster Blue Jays

4pm–6pm – Post-Game Party at the Chanticleer, Back Room/Patio.

7:30pm – “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)”

Shows, directed by Marty Lynch, are in Pritchard Theatre. Learn more about this production