Homecoming - Geneva College, Christian College in Pennsylvania
Images of Campus in Fall
Images of Campus in Fall
Images of Campus in Fall

Geneva College Homecoming 2022

Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8

 

We look forward to welcoming alumni and friends to campus this fall for homecoming and family weekend! Registration is now open and a 10% discount will be applied for those registering during the month of July.

For additional information or assistance registering, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@geneva.edu or 724-847-6590. 

2022 Homecoming Events Schedule

Wednesday, October 5

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 with the hashtag #GenevaSpiritDay.

Thursday, October 6

5:30-9 p.m.

Annual Bitar Memorial Lecture Series Events

5:30 p.m. Banquet Dinner – Benedum Room
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Lecture Series featuring Mark Boespflug, PhD '05 – Skye Lounge

Additional information about the Bitar Lecture Series is available online here.

The Dr. Byron I. Bitar Memorial Lecture in Philosophy was endowed by the William C. Kriner Family in memory of Geneva College′s beloved professor of a quarter-century, in order to continue his legacy and vision for philosophy. The Lecture was inaugurated in 2004, a year after Dr. Bitar′s untimely death. 

Friday, October 7

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Campus Store Open
Geneva College Campus Store, Student Center

Browse a wide variety of Geneva College clothing, accessories and other spirited items. 

Various Times

Select Classes Open for Alumni
Various Locations

10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Alumni Registration and Hospitality Tent              
Outside of Alexander Hall

Check in and receive your official Homecoming 2022 credentials. Stop by to pick up your schedule, nametag, and some Geneva giveaways while you mingle with fellow alumni and friends.

10:10 a.m.

Annual Bitar Memorial Lecture Series Events featuring Mark Boespflug, PhD '05
Skye Lounge

Additional information about the Bitar Lecture Series is available online here.

The Dr. Byron I. Bitar Memorial Lecture in Philosophy was endowed by the William C. Kriner Family in memory of Geneva College′s beloved professor of a quarter-century, in order to continue his legacy and vision for philosophy. The Lecture was inaugurated in 2004, a year after Dr. Bitar′s untimely death. 

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Golden History for the Golden Grads 
West Reading Room, McCartney Library

Join 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.

12 p.m.

Golden Grads Reunion Luncheon
Benedum Room, Alexander Hall

Graduates from 1962 and 1972 will be honored at the luncheon. Cost is $15 per person.

*registration required

Click here for the Golden Grad memory book form!

See who's coming

List updated every Friday

1-4 p.m.

Campus Tours
Departing from Alexander Hall

Current students will be available to show you around campus. Whether it’s been 5 years or 50 years since you’ve stepped foot on campus, there are always new things to see! Visiting as a prospective student? Sign up for a tour of campus; we can't wait to see you!

*registration encouraged

*Golf carts will be available to assist those needing a riding tour.

4-7 p.m.

Zipline Open
Behind McKee Hall


4-5 p.m.

Alumni Calling & Career Panels
Various Locations

The various panels will feature alumni, bringing them into the conversation of calling and career with current students, showcasing their vocational paths post-Geneva with both a personal and professional emphasis. Participating areas of study will be announced soon!

5-6 p.m.

Student & Alumni Networking Reception
Skye Lounge

Interactions and collaborations with alumni allow students and alumni alike to develop and grow their networks while learning about different industries and organizations. Light refreshments will be provided.

 6-8 p.m

Annual Alumni Awards Dinner
Alex's, Alexander Hall

Celebrate Geneva College’s noteworthy alumni at the all alumni dinner and alumni awards ceremony. The Distinguished Service Award, Alumni Award, and Young Alumni Award will be presented. Cost is $15 per person. 

*registration required

Congratulations to this year's awardees:

Distinguished Service Award
TBA

Alumni Award
TBA

Young Alumni Award
TBA

 

See who's coming

List updated every Friday 

8 p.m.

Genevans Concert
Alex's, Alexander Hall

The Genevans will perform immediately following the Annual Alumni Awards Dinner. It is not required for you to attend the dinner in order to attend the concert.

7-10 p.m.

Student Bon Fire & Car Smash        
Reeves Field

Geneva College Student Government hosts a night on Reeves Field with a ton of activities for students, bonfires in the parking lot, and a $1 car smash on the gravel parking lot between Reeves and Northwood. Come enjoy a night of fun, food, and friends. 

Saturday, October 8

7:30 a.m. Registration

8:15 a.m. Start

5K and 1-Mile Fun Walk
Merriman Athletic Complex Track & Field

The cost to register is $20 which includes a medal and homecoming t-shirt. 

7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Alumni Registration and Hospitality Tent              
Old Main Lawn

Check in and receive your official Homecoming 2022 credentials. Stop by to pick up your schedule, nametag, and some Geneva giveaways while you mingle with fellow alumni and friends.

7:30-9:30 a.m.

Presidential Pancake Breakfast
The Brig, Student Center

Enjoy President Troup’s homemade pancakes! This event benefits Geneva College Athletics. $8/adult, $5/child

*registration required

8:30-9:30 a.m.

Estate Planning Seminar
PDR, Alexander Hall

Presented by Michael W. Nalli, Esq. ’95, this hour-long seminar focuses on key elements of a thorough estate plan and pitfalls to avoid.

*registration encouraged

8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 

Campus Store Open                                   
Geneva College Campus Store, Student Center

Browse a wide variety of Geneva College clothing, accessories and other spirited items. 

9:00 a.m. Line Up

10:00 a.m. Start

Homecoming Parade
Downtown Beaver Falls to Geneva College Campus

Exact route coming soon!

10-11 a.m.

Gold & White and Legacy Parade Watching Reception
Tent along Parade Route 

Prospective students and their families are invited to watch the homecoming parade with staff from the Office of Admissions. Oram's doughnuts and refreshments will be available and kids/students will receive bags to collect their candy. 

*Gold and White Grant: $4,000 Grant ($1,000 per year) to students introduced by Geneva alumni to Geneva during the student’s freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior years of high school, and transfer students are also eligible.

*Legacy Grant: $4,000 Grant ($1,000 per year) awarded automatically to children and grandchildren of alumni. 

11 a.m.

Class of 2020 Pavilion Dedication
Class of 2020 Pavilion (in front of McKee Hall)

Reunion reception to follow at 11:30 for the 2020 class - details below in the Class Reunion section. 

 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Family Fun Activities, Yard Games, and Food Vendors 

Bring your future Geneva grads to the family zone for fun activities, including a petting zoo, face painting, a photo booth, and family friendly activities. Enjoy food from local food truck vendors and a variety of fun for all ages. Prices vary per vendor.  

 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Class Reunions
Various Locations

Golden Grads: 1962 – Northwood 013 - $7 boxed lunch    Memory Book Form
Golden Grads: 1972 – Northwood 013 - $7 boxed lunch    Memory Book Form
1977 – Tent on Old Main Lawn
1982 – Benedum Room - $10 BBQ lunch
1987 – Tent on Old Main Lawn 
1992 – Tent on Old Main Lawn 
1997 – Tent behind Old Main
2002 – Tent behind Old Main
2007 – Tent behind Old Main
2012 – Tent behind Old Main - $5 Pizza Joe's lunch
2017 – Tent outside McCartney Library - $5 Pizza Joe's lunch
Zero Year: 2020, 2021, 2022 – New Pavilion - $5 Pizza Joe's lunch

*registration encouraged

See who's coming

1962

List updated every Friday

1972

List updated every Friday

1977

List updated every Friday

1982

List updated every Friday

1987

List updated every Friday

1992

List updated every Friday

1997

List updated every Friday

2002

List updated every Friday

2007

List updated every Friday

2012

List updated every Friday

2017

List updated every Friday

Zero Year: 2020, 2021, 2022

List updated every Friday

11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Genevans Concert 
John White Chapel, Old Main

12:30-1:15 p.m. Lunch

1:15-2:15 p.m. Rehearsal

Genevans 85th Reunion Luncheon for Alumni - $7/person
Location TBD

Genevans 85th Reunion Concert Rehearsal *rehearsal required to participate in evening concert
Location TBD

Registering for rehearsal and concert participation includes sheet music mailed to you and a special reunion t-shirt. Cost is $25 per participant. 

12-2:30 p.m.

Tornado Town
Location TBD

Additional details coming soon!

 12:15 p.m.

New Song Concert
Steps of Alumni Hall

This student ensemble is led by Lindsay (Brothers) Shaffer ’11.

1-3 p.m.

Women's Volleyball Alumnae Game
Metheny Fieldhouse

2:30 p.m.

 

Homecoming Court & Pre-Game Activities
Reeves Field 

3 p.m.

 

Football Game vs. Allegheny College
Reeves Field

5:30-7 p.m.

Post-Game Tailgate
Alex's, Alexander Hall

$5 per person, children under three are free 

6:00 p.m. Dinner
8:00 p.m. Concert

 

Genevans 85th Reunion Dinner & Concert
Location TBD

$15 per person for dinner

*Registration only required for those participating in the concert and attending dinner - registration is not necessary to attend the concert as a guest

6:30 p.m.

Class of 1972 Social Hour
The Wooden Angel (Beaver, PA)

A time of fellowship for classmates celebrating their 50th reunion from the class of 1972. Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be provided. Cost is $20/person.

9:30-11 p.m.

 

Student-Sibling Open Mic Night
Skye Lounge, Student Center

For additional information or assistance registering, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@geneva.edu or 724.847.6590.