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Geneva Highlights Community at Homecoming and Family Weekend 2019

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(BEAVER FALLS, Pa.) – Geneva College brings in the fall semester with Homecoming and Family Weekend on September 27 and 28, 2019. Geneva welcomes current students, family, alumni and Beaver County community members to campus for a weekend of entertainment, games, good food and warm reunions.

Geneva Spirit Day on Thursday, September 26, will usher in the weekend and encourages the campus community to show school spirit by wearing Geneva attire. Many events will commence on Friday, September 27, and Saturday, September 28, including fun family activities, concerts, a tailgate party, varsity football and soccer games, and much more. Vendor booths and food trucks will line the pedestrian walkway in the center of campus on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Homecoming provides a wonderful opportunity for Geneva alumni to visit their alma mater and reconnect with old friends. This year, graduates of classes ending in a 9 or 4, e.g., 1959, 1964, 1969 through 2014, can register and take part in the weekend reunions. Participants experience a wonderful time of fellowship, reminiscing over their college experiences at their “home away from home.”

Homecoming features Geneva student-athletes and the Geneva Athletic program. The Golden Tornadoes football team meets Waynesburg University at Reeves Field on Saturday at 3 p.m. After the game, Geneva invites all alumni and friends to a post-game tailgate party on Old Main Lawn from 6 to 7:30 p.m. (cost is $5 per person or $25 per family of 5 or more).

Soccer fans can watch the Men’s soccer team play against PSU-Behrend on the Reeves Field pitch at 7:30 p.m.

Highlighted below are some of the events that will take place over the weekend. For a more comprehensive schedule, please visit

Friday, September 27

  • Alumni Check-in - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tent on Old Main lawn
  • Campus Tours for Alumni – 1 to 4 p.m. departing from Admissions in Lower Alexander Hall.
  • Gerstner Collection Open – 1 to 6 p.m. in McCartney Library.
  • Classroom Lecture by Dr. Calvin L. Troup ’83, President - 4:30 p.m. West Reading Room, McCartney Library
  • All Alumni Dinner and Alumni Awards Ceremony (registration required) – 6 to 8 p.m. in Alexander Dining Hall
  • Genevans Concert - 8 p.m. in Alexander Hall

Saturday, September 28

  • Alumni Check-in - 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Old Main Lawn
  • Student & Alumni Campus Prayer Walk – 10 to 11 a.m. starting at the Student Center
  • Genevan’s Concert - 11 a.m. in John White Chapel, Old Main
  • Family Fun Activities & Food Vendors – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Pedestrian Walkway
  • Class Reunions - 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at various Locations
  • Homecoming Court & Pre-game Activities - 2:30 p.m. at Reeves Field
  • Geneva vs. Waynesburg Football Game - 3 p.m. at Reeves Field
  • Geneva vs. PSU-Behrend Soccer Game - 7:30 p.m. at Reeves Field

Geneva College is a Christ-centered institution that provides a comprehensive higher education to equip students for service to God and neighbor. Offering over 145 traditional undergraduate majors and programs, fully online Adult Degree Programs and high-demand graduate degrees, Geneva’s programs are recognized for their high quality. U.S. News & World Report ranks Geneva as a Top Three Best Value Regional University with one of the top engineering programs in the nation. Adhering to the truth of Scripture, a Geneva education is grounded in God’s Word as well as in a core curriculum designed to prepare students vocationally to think, write and communicate well in today’s world.

Sep 12, 2019