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Doane University Homecoming 2017

October 1 - October 8

Homecoming 2017 Registration

Please register for events online by Wednesday, September 20th or call the Alumni Office 402.826.6795. Just heading back for the weekend? Leave us your name in the RSVP form, and we’ll pass the message on to your friends so they know to join you! Don't forget to order your Homecoming T-shirt by Sept. 10th to have it delivered to your home.
Saturday, September 30                       
  • 10 - 11:30 a.m. Career Directions and Connections (Lincoln Campus)
Sunday,October 1                       
  • 2 - 5 p.m. Welcome to the Jungle(Lincoln) Join us where the wild things are at the Lincoln Children's Zoo! Meet faculty and staff from our adult learner campus in Lincoln. All alumni and families are FREE.
Monday, October 2                       
  • 5:30 p.m. Student Kick-Off(Perry Campus Center, Crete) The Crete campus celebrates the beginning of a week full of fun! Meet up with Thomas the Tiger for a night of BBQ, decorating and celebrating.
Tuesday, October 3                       
  • 5:30 & 7:30 p.m. Tiger Soccer vs. Hastings College (Hastings)
  • 7:00 p.m. Doane Volleyball vs. College of St. Mary (Crete)
  • 7 p.m. Movie Night (Lakeside Coffeehouse, Crete) Sponsored by SPB.
Wednesday, October 4                        
  • 7 p.m. Scavenger Hunt (Lakeside Coffee House, Crete) Sponsored by SPB.
Thursday, October 5                       
  • 11:30 a.m. Lunch with Actor/Director Leif Gantvoort '94 (Perry Campus Center, Crete) Alum Leif Gantvoort ’94 (The Amazing Spider-Man, Paul Blart Mall Cop 2) will meet with students, alumni and community members to talk about his new film, The 60 Yard Line, and his career path since studying at Doane. Register for the event at doane.edu/lunch-with-leif.
  • 7:00 p.m. Movie Premiere(Isis Theatre, Crete) Alum Leif Gantvoort '94 will premiere his new film at the Isis Theatre in Crete. The 60 Yard Line is a feature film based on a true story and centers around friends who buy a house in the parking lot of Lambeau Field, legendary home of the Green Bay Packers. Join us for the show and talk back session afterward with Leif!
  • 7:30 p.m. Theatre Production of "Peter and the Starcatcher" (Whitcomb Lee Conservatory, Crete) Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair... and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.Reserve your tickets now at doane.edu/theatre-ticket-reservations.
  • 9 p.m. Big Bucks Bingo(Perry Campus Center, Crete)This is not your normal church basement BINGO! Get five in a row and be eligible to win prizes that will knock your tiger stripe socks off. Sponsored by SPB. This event is for current Doane students only.
Friday, October 6                       
  • 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Bookstore Open(Perry Campus Center, Crete) Grab your gear for the new school year! Enter "Alumni" in the online Coupon Code or tell bookstore employees for a 15% discount. 
  • 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Welcome Back Information Desk (Perry Campus Center, Crete)
  • 10 a.m. Visit a Liberal Arts Seminar Class: Taking a Stance, Heroes, or Contemporary Political Issues (Various Buildings, Crete) Class descriptions found here.
  • 11 a.m. Golf Tournament (College Heights Country Club, Crete)
  • Sponsored by the Capital Alumni Chapter 11AM Registration; 12PM Shotgun start; $50/person. Take one for the team! Join the Capital Alumni Chapter and reunion classes for a 4-person scramble. Part of the fee will go towards student scholarships. Open to all alumni and friends.
  • 11:30 a.m. Half Century Club Luncheon (Class of '67 and earlier) with a faculty speaker (Perry Campus Center, Crete)
  • 1 p.m. Golf - Nebraska Intercollegiate(Norfolk CC)
  • 2 p.m. Visit a Liberal Arts Seminar Class: Power of Stories or Vienam War and the 1960's (Various Buildings, Crete) Class descriptions found here.
  • 3:15 p.m. Campus Tour
  • 4:00 p.m. Doane Choir and Band Open Rehearsal (Heckman Auditorium, Crete) If you are unable to make it to the Sunday Homecoming Concert, be sure to peak your head in Heckman auditorium and let the music take you back to your favorite Doane memories.
  • 5 - 8 p.m. Capital Chapter Friday Afternoon Club / Reunion Class Gatherings (Venue Restaurant and Lounge, Lincoln) Join us Friday evening for the free food, but stay for the great friends and relaxed atmosphere. Venue Restaurant is located at 4111 Pioneer Woods Dr #100, Lincoln, NE 68506. Park in the back of the building to easily access our reserved room.
  • 6 - 7 p.m. HOOPFEST(Haddix Center, Crete)
  • TBD Gamma Phi Iota Wine and Cheese Alumni Event (TBD, Crete)
  • 7:30 p.m. Doane Vollebyall vs. Concordia (Seward)
  • 7:30 p.m. Theatre Production of "Peter and the Starcatcher" (Whitcomb Lee Conservatory, Crete) Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair... and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.Reserve your tickets now at doane.edu/theatre-ticket-reservations.
  • 9:00 p.m. Pep Rally and Coronation(Haddix Recreation and Athletic Center, Crete)Watch the Homecoming tradition continue with another night of skits and your 2017 Duke and Duchess!
Saturday, October 7                       
  • TBD Cross Country vs. Briar Cliff (North Sioux City, SD)
  • 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. Stewart Nelson Scholarship Interviews (Perry Campus Boardroom, Crete)
  • 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Homecoming Snapchat Filter Goes Live!(Crete Campus)
  • 8 a.m. Pumpkin Festival Fun Run - Kid's Mile Run or 5K (TBD, Crete) Details about Crete's Great Pumpkin Festival activities can be found here.
  • TBD Tau Sigma Zeta Golf Tournament (College Heights Country Club, Crete)
  • 8:30 a.m. Discover Doane High School Visit Day(Art/Ed Building, Crete) It’s the best way to experience the vibrancy of campus and student life! Register your high school student and receive a VIP campus tour and lunch with our Admissions staff. Contact suzy.cochnar@doane.eduto reserve your spot today.
  • 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Welcome Back Information Desk (Perry Campus Center, Crete) Stop by for refreshments, an updated homecoming schedule and reunion material.
  • 9:00 a.m. - Alumni Softball Game (Ledon Softball & Baseball Complex, Crete)
  • 9 a.m. Chi Delta Parents Breakfast (Brew House, Crete)
  • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Bookstore Open (Perry Campus Center, Crete) Stock up on all your Doane supplies! Enter "Alumni" in the online Coupon Code or tell bookstore employees for a 15% discount. 
  • 10 a.m. Omega Psi Theta Alumni Association Meeting (Art/Ed 321, Crete)
  • 10 a.m. Golf - Nebraska Intercollegiate (Norfolk CC)
  • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Learning Commons Open House (Perkins Library, Crete)
  • 10 a.m. Indoor Hitting Facility Open House and Recognition (Ledon Softball & Baseball Complex, Crete)  Bring the family to check out the new practice facility directly down from the baseball field. Alumni baseball game and tailgate to follow.
  • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Delta Kappa Pi Tailgate (Communications Building Parking Lot, Crete) Look for the Delta Kappa Pi flag! Bring your own drinks. Food trucks will be nearby.
  • 10:15 a.m. Phi Sigma Tau Alumni Meeting (Haddix, Rm 2135. )
  • 10:30 a.m. Alumni Baseball Game(Ledon Softball & Baseball Complex, Crete) Dust off your cleats and shake the cobwebs from your swing as current players and alumni join in a friendly game of baseball.
  • 10:30 a.m. 1997 Football Team Reunion (Brew House, Crete)
  • 10:30 a.m. Class of 1967 50th Reunion Brunch/Class Picture (Perry Campus Center, Crete)
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Gamma Phi Iota Tailgate (Communications Building Parking Lot, Crete)
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sigma Phi Theta Tailgate (Communications Building Parking Lot, Crete)
  • 10:30 a.m. Women’s Alumni Basketball Game (Haddix Center, Crete) Hit the court for a friendly game and meet up later in the Gibson Hall of Fame Room to unwind.
  • 10:45 a.m. Alumni Band Warm-Up (Heckman Auditorium, Crete) Register by contacting danni.gilbert@doane.edu.
  • 11 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Tiger Tailgate (Communications Building Parking Lot, Crete) Join us for lunch from local vendors, football parents, and the Relay for Life bake sale. Bring the kids to test out the carnival games at the FREE Tiger Cub Club on the north side of the football field. Fans are also encouraged to tailgate in the designated Communications Building parking lot. Get there early – spots go fast!
  • 11:20-11:50 a.m. Alumni Band Lunch (Perry Campus Center, Crete) Complimentary lunch provided by Doane! Register by contacting danni.gilbert@doane.edu.
  • 11:30 a.m. Class Reunion Gatherings (Communications Building Parking Lot, Crete) You'll find the Classes of 2007, 1997, 1987, and 1977 in the tailgate area marked by their able numbers.
  • TBD Omega Psi Theta Tailgate (Communications Parking Lot, Crete)
  • TBD Phi Sigma Tau Tailgate (Communications Building Parking Lot, Crete)
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Taste of IST (Home of Prof. Mark Meysenburg)
  • 11:50 a.m. Alumni Band Pre-Game Concert and Tailgate (Meet in front of Communications Building, Crete)
  • 12 p.m. Campus Tours (Perry Campus Center Registration Desk, Crete) Get a brief university update and a guided tour of campus to visit some of your favorite Doane locations. RSVP online for a walking or riding tour and meet at 11:45 a.m. by the Perry Campus Center information desk.
  • 12 p.m. Baseball Student and Alumni Tailgate (Ledon Softball and Baseball Complex, Crete)
  • 1 p.m. Tiger Football vs. Dordt College  (Memorial Stadium, Crete) Cheer on Doane as they battle a conference foe on the gridiron.
  • 2-4 p.m. Chi Delta Alumni Association Meeting(Perry Board Room, Crete)
  • TBD Alpha Pi Epsilon Alumni Meeting (9th Street Bar & Grill)
  • 3:30 p.m. Omega Psi Theta Gathering;(Brew House, Crete)
  • 4-6:30 p.m. Oktoberfest (Communications Building Parking Lot, Crete) We're clearing out the lunch tailgate and bringing in special beer vendors, food, a polka band and your very own Oktoberfest souvenir - a Tiger Stein! Ticket prices for underage and 21 And Over guests can be found here: http://www.doane.edu/homecoming/oktoberfest
  • TBD APE Alumni/Active Football Game and Pizza (Field south of Frees Hall and Hansen Hall Conference Room, Crete)
  • 5 & 7:15 p.m. Tiger Soccer vs Dordt College(Crete, Papik Field)
  • TBD Sigma Phi Theta Gathering (My Bar, Crete)
  • 5:30 p.m. Classes of 1987, 1977, 1967 Class Reunion Dinner: Pork and Pints;(Brew House, Crete)
  • 6:30 p.m. Class of 1997 Class Reunion(Elle's on Main, Crete)
  • 6:30 p.m. Class of 2007 Class Reunion(Red Dog, Crete)
  • 7-10 p.m. Chi Delta Wine and Cheese Alumni Event(Mom Hanigan's Home)
  • 7 p.m. - 12 a.m. TJ Sokol Terror on 12th St. Haunted Houses(Sokol Building, Crete)
  • 7:30 p.m. Theatre Production of "Peter and the Starcatcher" (Whitcomb Lee Conservatory, Crete) Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair... and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.Reserve your tickets now at doane.edu/theatre-ticket-reservations.
Sunday, October 8                       
  • 10-11:30 a.m. President’s Reception for Award Recipients and the Class of 1967(Welcome Center and Patio, Education and Art Building) Reservations required.
  • 12 p.m. Alumni Awards Banquet (Crete Campus, Perry Campus Center) $12/person; $8/Children ages 3-11; Reservations required.
  • 12 - 5 p.m. Crete Community Great Pumpkin Festival (Downtown Crete) Hayrack rides, craft show, zipline down main street, exotic petting zoo and more.Details about Crete's Great Pumpkin Festival activities can be found here.
  • 1:30 - 3 p.m. Doane Fall Athletes Meet and Greet (Downtown Crete) Autograph signing with student athletes.
  • 2:15 p.m. Crete's Great Pumpkin Festival Fire Department Pumpkin Bingo Drop (Downtown Crete)
  • 3 p.m. Homecoming Concert (Crete, Heckman Auditorium)
  • *October 2-6, 2017 -Nontraditional Student Week Dinners - College of Professional Studies: Grand Island, Lincoln and Omaha Campuses

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