Homecoming 2020

Homecoming logo 2019We hope you make plans to return for Homecoming and Alumni Weekend 2020. Homecoming and Alumni Weekend is a great time to reconnect with friends from your college days. Join your classmates for a weekend of reminiscing.

ALL EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Please check back often for updates.


If you graduated in a year ending in a “0” or a “5”, you are celebrating a reunion this year! Your reunion committee will be contacting you soon with more details for exclusive class events! 



*Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet

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



Hospitality Table

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Atrium, Napolitan Student Center
Be sure to stop by and sign your class board, get a reunion button, and find out information about the all class photo and other events!

B.F. Hamilton Library Open House

Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Alumni are invited to tour the library, including HamiltonONE. Be sure and visit the Roger D. Branigin Archives – the gubernatorial papers of Roger D. Branigin, the governor of Indiana from 1965 to 1969.

*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.

*1970 Class Reunion Old Gold Reception and Luncheon

11:30 a.m. – Dietz Center Dining Room, Dietz Center
Honoring the 50th reunion class of 1970! All graduates of the years prior to 1970 are invited to join in this traditional reception and luncheon. $12 per person
Members of the class of 1970 receive two complimentary tickets at the door.

*Hail to Franklin Alumni Awards Presentation and Reception

6 p.m. – Garment Factory, 101 Wayne St., Franklin, IN
Join President Kerry N. Prather in presenting the 2020 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.

Alumni/Class Reunion Gathering

7  – 11 p.m. – The Garment Factory, 101 E. Wayne Street, Franklin, IN
Join your classmates and friends at the historic Varynit Mills Garment Factory, owned by fellow alumni Todd ’84 and Kim (La Fary) ’84 Bemis.

Traditional Burning of the Privy

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




Hospitality Table

8 a.m. – Halftime – Atrium, Napolitan Student Center
Be sure to stop by and sign your class board, get a reunion button, and find out information about the all class photo and other events!

Franklin College Swim Team

Blue and Gold Competition and Tailgate
10 a.m. – Franklin Community Middle School
Intrasquad swim meet followed by a gathering in Cline Woods beginning at noon to welcome alumni and prospective Franklin College swimmers.

Franklin College Women’s Softball Scrimmage

10 a.m. – Behrens Softball Field, Grizzly Park
Alumni vs. current Franklin College softball team

Franklin College Science Center

The center will be open for visitors to tour on their own.
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Cline Woods Tailgates

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

NEW this year – plan to meet your favorite faculty member at the Alumni Association sponsored tent. It will be located in the northeast corner of Cline Woods.

Athletic Training Alumni
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Food will be provided; bring your own beverages.
Registration appreciated. Contact Kathy Remsburg at kremsburg@FranklinCollege.edu.

Health & Exercise Science Alumni Tailgate

Pride Alliance
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Religious Life
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Sponsored by the Center for Diversity & Inclusion and the Black Student Union.
Tennis Alumni
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Both men’s and women’s teams included. Food will be provided, please bring your own drinks.
For more information, please contact Coco Albertson ‘80 at calbertkauffman@aol.com.

Volleyball Alumnae
For more information, please contact Coach Mary Johnston at mjohnston@FranklinCollege.edu.

Saturday Greek Events

Delta Delta Delta Alumnae Breakfast
Registration at 8:30 a.m., Breakfast at 9 a.m. – Dietz Center Dining Room, Dietz Center
$20 per person by Oct. 2 to Melanie Norton ‘90, melanienorton68@yahoo.com or by mail 5866 Peaking Fox Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46237.
Group photo will be taken.  
Join us at the tailgate, hosted by the collegiate chapter, following breakfast.

Delta Zeta Breakfast and Reunion Celebration
Breakfast at 9 a.m. – Henderson Conference Room, Johnson Center for Fine Arts
Register by October 2 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, Napolitan Student Center
$20 per person by October 1 to Nora (Lowe) Brems ’87, nbrems@FranklinCollege.edu  or by mail 5171 Wesselman Woods Drive, Cleves, OH 45002.

Kappa Delta Rho
Alumni Corp. Annual Meeting, 10 a.m. – Location TBA
Kappa Delta Rho Open House, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., 740 E. Jefferson St.
Cline Woods Hospitality Tent, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
For more information, please contact McClain Clotfelter ’04 at amclotfelter@yahoo.com.

Lambda Chi Alpha Alumni Cookout
11 a.m. – Cline Woods, Families Welcome! 
Cost: FREE. RSVP to Anthony Ruhana at Anthony.Ruhana@FranklinCollege.edu.

Phi Delta Theta
Alumni Meeting and House Corp Elections at 9 a.m. – Johnson Center for Fine Arts Room 103. To ensure you get details about the meetings and other alumni activity, please sign up for the listserv by contacting Casey Adams ’00 at phideltalumnifranklin@gmail.com

Phi Delta Theta Alumni Cookout and Tailgate at 11 a.m. – Cline Woods
Cost: $5 suggested donation. RSVP to Casey Adams ’00.

Tau Kappa Epsilon
Cookout and Tailgate
11 a.m. – Cline Woods (Families Welcome!)
Cost: free. RSVP to Phil Belk ‘01 at philbelk@Hotmail.com.


All Class Photo

Noon – Napolitan Student Center
All alumni are invited to join us for a group photo on the stairs outside of the Napolitan Student Center.

Game Day Lunch Options   

Grizzly Grill
11 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. – Student Dining Room, Napolitan Student Center
Want to dine in? Grab a brat or burger and enjoy!

Touchdown Club Tailgate Luncheon
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – NE Corner Faught Stadium
Join members of the Touchdown Club and other Grizzly fans for their tailgate luncheon.
Donations accepted.

Homecoming and Alumni Weekend Football Game

1:30 p.m. – Branigin Field, Faught Stadium
Join us for the traditional Homecoming football game as the Grizzlies host the Mount St. Joseph Lions. Enjoy the half-time activities featuring the crowning of the Golden Royals. $5 per person at the gate.

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.


Class of 2020 Commencement Ceremony



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