Homecoming 2020

Virtual Homecoming for 2020

OCTOBER 6-11, 2020

While the COVID-19 restrictions have necessitated a number of adjustments to our usual plans, we are excited to offer the following opportunities for Grizzlies to connect with the College during Homecoming and Alumni Weekend. We have planned virtual events to allow us to gather in a new format and continue celebrating your alma mater during these unprecedented times. This page will be updated frequently, so please do check back often for details and registration information.

 

CLASS REUNIONS

If you graduated in a year ending in a “0” or a “5”, you are celebrating a reunion this year! See below for information to join your classmates in a virtual setting this year. We also plan to see you in person at next year’s Homecoming events!

 

TUESDAY – SUNDAY – OCTOBER 6 – 11

Virtual 5k

Lace up those sneakers! Complete your own 5k at any point between Tuesday October 6 and Sunday October 11 for a chance to win FC swag!

 

TUESDAY – OCTOBER 6

Class of 1985 Reunion

 Class of 2005 Reunion

 

WEDNESDAY – OCTOBER 7

Presidential Update

Invitation only event for members of the Gold Key Circle and 1834 Circle. Guests will hear from President Kerry N. Prather.

  • 4 p.m. – Virtual via Zoom
  • RSVP using information from invitation.
  • Would you like information on how to become a member of either Circle? Contact Lee Ann Jourdan at ljourdan@FranklinCollege.edu.

Carlson-Stauffer Reading Series

Former poet laureate of Indiana and award-winning writer Adrian Matejka is this year’s first reader in the Carlson-Stauffer reading series. Co-sponsored by the English and Creative Writing department, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, and Indiana Humanities’ INconversation program, this event promises to be dynamic and engaging.

  • 7 p.m. – Virtual via Zoom
  • Registration 
  • After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

All Alumni Event – TRIVIA!

FREE virtual trivia night hosted by Hambone’s Trivia. Team up with your FC friends for a night of friendly competition and put your general (useless?) knowledge to the test! Alumni from all regions are encouraged to participate. Details about how to compete as a team will be emailed after registration is completed. Only the team captain needs to register the team.

  • 8 p.m. – Virtually hosted via YouTube Live by Hambone’s Trivia.
  • Registration is required and you will receive more information via email after registering.
  • Registration

 

THURSDAY – OCTOBER 8

Cousin Pam or Uncle Sam? You Decide Where Your Treasure Resides.

A fun and interactive presentation on how to leave your treasure to people and places you love without unintentionally creating tax burdens. Join Melanie Norton ’90, CFRE, MBA for a Zoom discussion on smart, tax-savvy ways to meet your philanthropic goals. This session will be moderated by Nora Lowe Brems ’87, Director of Planned Giving.

  • 11 a.m. – Virtual via Zoom
  • Registration is required and you will receive the Zoom link after registering.
  • Registration

Class of 2015 Reunion

 

FRIDAY – OCTOBER 9

1970 Class Reunion Old Gold Celebration (50th Class Reunion)

Class of 1990 Reunion

Class of 2010 Reunion

 

SATURDAY – OCTOBER 10 

Class of 1980 Reunion

 Class of 1975 Reunion

Class of 1995 Reunion

Class of 2000 Reunion

 

The Hall of Fame Awards Banquet and the Hail to Franklin Alumni Awards program will be moved to spring, subject to the environment allowing them to be held in person. Information will be updated as details are confirmed.