Virtual Homecoming 2020 - Geneva College, a Christian College in Pennsylvania (PA)

Geneva College 2020 Virtual Homecoming

Wednesday, October 7 - Saturday, October 10

Please note: All times are shown in Eastern Time (ET).

Happening throughout the week:

Online Campus Store

Browse a wide variety of Geneva College clothing, accessories and other spirited items through the online campus store. Enjoy 25% off clothing, gifts, and collectibles.

Visit Online Store

Favorite Troup Family Recipe Cards

Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken

Carrot Cake and Cream Cheese Icing

Fun for Kids

Geneva Coloring Pages
Crossword Puzzle
Word Search
Word Scramble

Classes Alumni Can Join Virtually

Alumni, now’s your chance to see what your favorite (or not-so-favorite) class is like nowadays! Geneva's Office of Academic Affairs invites you to sit in on a class via Zoom. A list of classes open for alumni is available online now - View List of Classes

Interactive Campus Map

We know homecoming is a time many alumni look forward to visiting  Geneva . Maybe it’s been 10 or even 50 years since you’ve stepped foot on campus. We’d love for you to see what’s new, virtually, through this interactive campus map. Later in the week we’ll have a live campus tour so be sure to tune in for that too!

Virtual 5K - $25 Registration Fee

Submit photos and times from your run/walk!

Geneva Intramurals will host a virtual 5K for alumni and friends to participate in from near and far. The cost to register is $25 which includes a participation medal shipped to you. A portion of the registration fee will go towards Geneva’s COVID-19 Project Fund. An in-person 5K will be held on campus for students, faculty, and staff at 9 a.m. Saturday, October 10 so alumni are encouraged to run at that time too.

Pre-Recorded Genevans and Marching Band Ensembles

Marching Band Halftime Show
Marching Band Performance at Covey Cup
Genevans YouTube Channel

Virtual Homecoming Events Schedule

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

10:10 a.m.

Live Streamed Chapel Recording available!
Tune in with us as we focus on the Lord through word, prayer and song together through Chapel,  a vital part of the College’s educational mission.

6-7 p.m.

Live Streamed GraceFit Yoga Recording available!
Take a break and join us for a 60-minute yoga session hosted by Geneva’s Athletic Department. 

GraceFit Yoga is a Christ centered practice. It combines yoga postures and breath work with meditation on scripture for a time of worship, praise, and connection to Christ. All are welcome, experienced or new to yoga. GraceFit Yoga is a grace filled practice. The yoga meets you right where you are, as does God.

7-8 p.m.

Presidential Update & Virtual Kick Off Recording available!
Alumni and friends are invited to a keynote address by President Calvin Troup to kick-off Geneva’s virtual 2020 homecoming.

8-8:30 p.m.

Student & Alumni Prayer Gathering
Join fellow alumni and current students for an online time of prayer as we pray for God’s coming Kingdom and His work in the lives of our students.

8:30-9:30 p.m.

Student and Alumni Connect Event (by major)
This event is geared towards alumni and students to build career or social connections based on majors and areas of study. Hosted by faculty members, alumni will learn what’s new with their program, meet current students, and hear from a panel of featured alumni.

Biblical Studies, Ministries, Philosophy – Jonathan Watt
Chemistry – Rodney Austin
Communication – Rich Talbert
Computer Science & Cybersecurity – Gordy Richards
Education – Adel Aiken
Engineering – Anthony Comer
History, Poli Sci, Sociology – Jay Neikirk
Psychology, Social Services, Criminal Justice – Millie Johnson

Thursday, October 8, 2020

3-4 p.m.

Estate Planning Seminar with Michael W. Nalli, Esq. ’95 Recording available!
Whether you want to learn how to take care of yourself or leave a lasting legacy for Geneva, this seminar will focus on key elements of a thorough estate plan and pitfalls to avoid.

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Classroom Lecture by Dr. Calvin L. Troup, President
Join Geneva's President, Calvin Troup, Ph.D. '83, for a special classroom lecture based around the topic: “ Fool’s Talk the Geneva Way: Playing the Fisherman’s Card”.

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Legacy and Gold & White Admissions Information Session 
Calling all alumni with children in high school or those that know high school students! Start thecollege search now, and get a special legacy/gold & white information session with the Office of Admissions.

7-8 p.m.

Virtual Game Night 
It's game time! Join us for bingo hosted by Professor Terry Thomas PhD. Download your Bingo card, complete the card by choosing your own numbers. We will play multiple games, so print as many as you'd like. This is all for fun.

Bingo Card

8-9 p.m.

Golden Tornado Huddle
Current and former athletes are invited to huddle together online alongside current and former coaches. This event will be organized by sport so be sure to look for your former teammates!

Friday, October 9, 2020

All Day

Geneva Spirt Day
Show off your Geneva pride by wearing gold and white! Whether you’re on campus or hundreds of miles away, show your school spirit on social media. Be sure to ‘like’ Geneva College on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @genevacollege.

8:30-10:30 a.m.

Tee Times at Connoquenessing Country Club
Registration and additional details are available online here.

12-1 p.m.

Golden History for the Golden Grads Recording available! 
Join Geneva's Archival Librarian, Kae Kirkwood ’83, for a discussion of important events happening on campus and in the nation during the 1960s and 1970s. All alumni are welcome to attend, and we hope our Golden Grads will do so.

3:30-4 p.m.

Live Athletic Complexes Tour Recording available!
Take a virtual stroll through Geneva's athletic complexes with the Office of Admissions and their dynamic student tour guides. This tour will feature the following buildings/areas: 
Reeve's Field
Metheny Fieldhouse
Merriman Athletic Complex *and new entrance!

7-8:15 p.m.

Alumni Awards Ceremony & Virtual Dinner
Celebrate Geneva’s noteworthy alumni during the alumni awards ceremony. We’ll share one of President Troup’s favorite recipes for you to prepare in the comfort of your home and dine “virtually-together”. Join us in congratulating the 2020 award recipients:

Distinguished Service Award: COL Claire Brittain Jr. ’60, Greg Postma, MD ’80, Rev. Tim Russell ’79

Alumni Award: Shawn Jenkins ’89, Josie Badger, PhD ’07, Yvonne Allison ’65

Young Alumni Award: Gabriel Chick ’10, Gregg Conley, JD ’11

2020 Alumni Awards Program (.pdf)

8:30-9:15 p.m.

Genevans Concert Sing Along Recording available!
The Genevans will lead a virtual sing-along featuring many classic tunes alumni are sure to remember along with a few new songs.

Saturday, October 10, 2020
10-11 a.m.

McCartney Society Discussion: Book Club for Alumni and Friends
Last fall, a multigenerational group of alumni in the Pittsburgh area launched a book study to provide a regular time of intellectual engagement, Christian fellowship, and devoted prayer for the mission and needs of Geneva College. We invite all alumni and friends of Geneva College join us as we discuss Os Guinness’ Fool’s Talk . We ask you to please read chapter 2, 3, and 4 prior to discussion.

11:00-11:30 a.m.

Live Campus Tour: Part 1 Recording available!
Take a virtual stroll through campus with the Office of Admissions and their dynamic student tour guides. Part 1 will feature the following buildings/areas:
Gazebo
Alexander Hall
McCartney Library
Ferncliffe
Memorial Hall

11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

1960, 1970, 1980, 2000, 2010 Class Reunions
Each reunion year will have its own virtual reunion via Zoom, some led by a committee of classmates. Virtual activities for the classes may include: a remembrance service, reflections of Geneva, trivia, and a classmate live chat.

1980 Reunion Recording available!
*All reunions for classes ending in 0 and 5 will be celebrated in person in 2021

2:00-2:30 p.m.

Live Campus Tour Part 2 Recording available!
Take a virtual stroll through campus with the Office of Admissions and their dynamic student tour guides. Part 2 will feature the following buildings/areas: 
Student Center and Brig
S&E (Science and Engineering Building)
Northwood Hall
Old Main and JWC (John White Chapel)

2:30-3:15 p.m.

Live Streamed New Song Concert Recording available!
Tune in for a live-streamed New Song concert! This student ensemble is led by Lindsay (Brothers) Shaffer ’11.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please email alumni@geneva.edu or text 724.650.6105.