Mark your calendars now! Homecoming and Alumni Weekend 2021 will be held Oct. 12-17, 2021.  


Tuesday – Sunday

Guest Art Exhibit featuring Alan Larkin

Johnson Center for Fine Arts Atrium
Free to attend.

Virtual 5K

Free to participate.

Tuesday, Oct. 12

Virtual Class Reunion

For years ending in a “1” or “6”
7 p.m. – Zoom

Wednesday, Oct. 13

Leaving a Legacy:  A Win-Win for All

Virtual Planned Giving Session Led by Melanie Norton ’90
Noon – 1 p.m.

Music Faculty Recital

7 p.m. – Custer Theatre, Old Main. Free

Thursday, Oct. 14

Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet

6:30 p.m. – Branigin Room, Napolitan Student Center
Celebrate a long tradition of athletic excellence. $20 per person.

Jeff Craver ’74, athlete
Lindsey Roberson Shaw ’06, athlete
Mark Britner, coach

Friday, Oct. 15

Alumni Hospitality Table

9 a.m – 4 p.m. – Atrium, Napolitan Student Center
Be sure to stop by the hospitality table to pick up your reunion button, information about the all alumni photo and other events.

Roy E. Tillotson Alumni Golf Tournament

11 a.m. – Registration, Noon Shotgun Start
Hillview Country Club, Franklin, IN
$75 per player includes green fees, cart, dinner and prizes.

1971 and 1970 Class Reunion Old Gold Reception and Luncheon

11:30 a.m. – Dietz Center Dining Room, Dietz Center
Honoring the 50th reunion class of 1971 and 1970! All graduates of the year 1971 and prior are invited to join in this traditional reception and luncheon. $12 per person.

NOTE: Classes of 1971 and 1970 receive two complimentary tickets by emailing alumni.engagement@FranklinCollege.edu or calling 317.738.8755.


Hail to Franklin Alumni Awards Presentation and Reception

6 p.m. – Garment Factory, 101 Wayne St., Franklin, IN
Join President Kerry Prather in presenting the 2021 Alumni Awards. Since 1954, the Alumni Council of Franklin College has had an established award program designed to honor alumni and friends of the College, recognizing outstanding professional/community achievement as well as service to Franklin College.

Distinguished Alumni: Yolanda Askew ‘90
Hail to Franklin: Leonard Bissonnette ‘62
Young Alumni Award: Brad Rateike ‘02

Free to attend.  

All Alumni/Class Reunion Gathering

7 p.m. – 11 p.m.– The Garment Factory
101 E. Wayne Street, Franklin, IN 
Free to attend.  

Traditional Burning of the Privy

8:45 p.m. – Corner of Monroe and Forsythe
Join students and fellow alumni for this great tradition!

Saturday, Oct. 16

Alumni Hospitality Table

8 a.m – halftime – Atrium, Napolitan Student Center
Be sure to stop by the hospitality table to pick up your reunion button, information about the all classes photo and other events.

Professor David Carlson, Book Signing

8 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Atrium, Napolitan Student Center

Chemistry and Physics Open House

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Franklin College Science Center

Center for Tech Innovation Open House

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Center for Tech Innovation (east of Faught Stadium)

AMS Award Sculpture Dedication with Math Faculty

11:30 a.m. – Hamilton Library

All Alumni Photo

12:30 p.m. – Outside Faught Stadium

The Gathering Gathering

4 p.m. – Richardson Memorial Chapel
The annual Gathering reunion is back! Dinner will be provided.
Contact Lynn (Park) Cruser ’81 at lynn.cruser@gmail.com for more information.


Delta Delta Delta Alumnae Breakfast

Celebrating our collegiates and the classes of 1970 and 1971
Registration at 8:30 a.m. Breakfast at 9 a.m. – Dietz Center Dining Room
$20 per person by Oct. 8 to Melanie Norton ’90, melanienorton68@yahoo.com or by mail (please call 317.730.6540 to arrange).
Group photo will be taken.

Delta Zeta Breakfast And Reunion Celebration

Breakfast at 9 a.m. – Henderson Conference Room, Johnson Center for Fine Arts
Register by Oct. 1 to Joella (Boyer) Patterson ’59, joellapat@gmail.com or 317.738-.3127.
Group photo will be taken.

Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Breakfast

Breakfast at 9 a.m. – Branigin Room East
$20 per person due by Sept. 30. Mail payment to Nora (Lowe) Brems ’87 at 101 Branigin Boulevard, Franklin, IN, 46131. 

Zeta Tau Alpha

Brunch at 10 a.m. – ZTA Suite. Please bring a dish to share.
R.S.V.P. to Emily Tabor, tabor.emily@gmail.com
Zeta Zone Collegiate and Alumnae Gathering – 11 a.m. until the conclusion of the game – Cline Woods

Kappa Delta Rho

10-11 a.m. – Annual Report Meeting, Napolitan Student Center. Alumni and undergraduate brothers welcome.
12-4 p.m. – Open House for Alumni, Parents and Friends at the Chapter House, 740 East Jefferson Street
12:30-3:30 p.m. – Hospitality Tent for Alumni, Parents, and Friends in Cline Woods

RSVPs appreciated, but certainly not required. For questions or additional information, please contact Matt Jarrard ’05, Advancement Committee Co-Chairman, at 770.880.6984 or mattjarrard@yahoo.com and visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/FAKDR.

Lambda Chi Alpha Alumni Cookout

11 a.m. – Cline Woods, Families Welcome!
Cost: Free. R.S.V.P. to Christopher Steeb at christopher.steeb@FranklinCollege.edu

Phi Delta Theta

Alumni Meeting at 9 a.m. – Chapter house, 698 E Monroe St., Franklin, IN
Phi Delta Theta Alumni Cookout and Tailgate at 11 a.m. – Cline Woods
Cost: $5 suggested donation, paypal.me/PDTAlumniFranklin
R.S.V.P. to Casey Adams ’00, franklinphi1439@gmail.com.

Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Tailgate at 11 a.m., Lunch begins at 12:30 p.m. – Cline Woods
Cost: Free. R.S.V.P. to Austin Sewell at Austin.Sewell@FranklinCollege.edu

Alumni auction, following the football game – Sigma Alpha Epsilon House

Tau Kappa Epsilon Cookout and Tailgate

11 a.m. – Cline Woods, Families Welcome!
Cost: Free. R.S.V.P. to Nate Stonebraker ’19 at nrstonebraker@shelbycs.org.



Baseball Tailgate

10:30 a.m.  – 1 p.m. Tailgate in Cline Woods
Food will be provided.
Questions please contact Coach Sprinkle at jsprinkle@FranklinCollege.edu.

Homecoming Football Game

1:30 p.m. – Branigin Field, Faught Stadium
Join us for the traditional Homecoming football game as the Grizzlies host the Bluffton Beavers. Enjoy the half-time activities featuring the crowning of the king and queen.

$5 per person at the gate.

Swim Team Blue And Gold Competition And Tailgate

10 a.m. – Franklin Community Middle School. Intrasquad swim meet.
Noon – Tailgate
Meet at the FC Swimming Tent across from Faught Stadium
Food will be provided.
Questions please contact Coach Hendricks at ahendricks@FranklinCollege.edu.

Tennis Alumni Tailgate

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Both men’s and women’s teams included.
Food will be provided, please bring your own drinks.
Contact Coco Albertson ’80 for more details: calbertkauffman@aol.com.

Volleyball Alumni Tailgate

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tailgate in Cline Woods
Contact Randi Garrett for more details: rgarrett@FranklinCollege.edu



10 a.m. – 1 p.m. unless otherwise noted.  

  • Athletic Training & MSAT – Food will be provided; bring your own beverages.
    Registration Appreciated, email Kathy Remsburg at kremsburg@FranklinCollege.edu.
  • Biology, History and Political Science at the Academic Tent
  • Economics, Business & Accounting Alumni
  • Health & Exercise Science Alumni, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Humanities Alumni
  • Mathematics & Computing Alumni
  • Physician Assistant Program
  • Center for Diversity and Inclusion
  • Pride Alliance
  • Religious Life
  • Residence Life



If you graduated in a year ending in a “6” or a “1”, you are celebrating a reunion this year!

We hope you make plans to return for Homecoming and Alumni Weekend 2021. Homecoming and Alumni Weekend is a great time to reconnect with friends from your college days. If you are interested in helping plan your reunion, contact alumni.engagement@FranklinCollege.edu.

On Saturday, be sure and stop by the hospitality table located in the atrium of the Napolitan Student Center and pick up your reunion button and information about the all alumni photo and other events.



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