HOMECOMING 2021

Olivet College is pleased to announce an in-person Homecoming October 8 - 10, 2021. This year's theme is "together again," as we focus on reconnecting with the classmates, faculty, staff and students that make our campus community so wonderful! 

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Registration is now open!
Registration extended and now closes October 6, space is limited for the registered events, so reserve your space today. 

 

Homecoming 2021 is going to be a great time! We are excited for you to join us on campus for a fun-filled weekend of activities. Please be sure to RSVP as soon as possible. Space is limited for the events listed below with registration. Please reserve your seat in advance to guarantee entrance to these events. Events without a registration listed are open and have no capacity limitations at this time. 

COVID-19 Protocol

To minimize the spread of COVID-19, we are currently requiring all students, employees, alumni, and visitors to wear masks in indoor public spaces, even if fully vaccinated . Thank you for helping to keep our campus community healthy. We will keep this page updated in real-time should there be any changes to this policy. 

Food & Beverage Vendors 

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Homecoming Weekend Event Schedule 

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  • Men's Soccer Game vs. Trine
    Men's Soccer Game vs. Trine
    Oct 10, 7:00 PM EDT
    Olivet High School, 255 1st St, Olivet, MI 49076, USA
    (FREE) Come out and support the Men's Soccer team as they go head-to-head with Trine University.
  • Alumni Council & Class Captains President's Luncheon
    Alumni Council & Class Captains President's Luncheon
    Oct 10, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
    Kirk Center Oaks Dining Room, 450 S. Main St, Olivet, MI 49076, USA
    (Private Event) President Steven M. Corey invites members of the Alumni Council and Class Captains group to join him for a luncheon where he will share updates about the College's new strategic plan.
  • Worship Service at Olivet Congregational Church
    Worship Service at Olivet Congregational Church
    Oct 10, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM EDT
    Olivet Congregational Church, 125 College St, Olivet, MI 49076, USA
    (FREE) You are invited to attend the Sunday worship services at the Olivet Congregational Church. This historic building, with beautiful stained-glass windows, is a nostalgic place to spend your Sunday morning. For more information on the congregation, visit https://www.olivetcongregational.org/
  • Alumni Council Meeting
    Alumni Council Meeting
    Oct 10, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EDT
    Dole Hall - Klock Commons, 320 S Main St, Olivet, MI 49076, USA
    Members of the Olivet College Alumni Council will meet in-person for their regular monthly business meeting.
  • Guided Campus Tour with Director of Admissions Jared Stratz
    Guided Campus Tour with Director of Admissions Jared Stratz
    Oct 09, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
    Meet at Party on Blair Lawn, Olivet, MI 49076, USA
    (FREE) Tours starting at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Join Jared Stratz, Director of Admissions for a quick tour around campus. There have been many new updates to campus in the past several years and on this tour you'll get an inside look. Meet at the Party on Blair Lawn to begin the tour.
  • Art Exhibition & Reception:  Doug Semivan ’71 and James Herbst ’71, "Fifty Years1971-2021"
    Art Exhibition & Reception: Doug Semivan ’71 and James Herbst ’71, "Fifty Years1971-2021"
    Oct 09, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
    Riethmiller Blackman Art Building, 112 W Green St, Olivet, MI 49076, USA
    (FREE) Join the Olivet College art department for an artist exhibition and reception showcasing the work of Doug Semivan ’71 and James Herbst ’71, as they celebrate their 50 year class reunion.
  • Alumni Party On Blair Lawn
    Alumni Party On Blair Lawn
    Oct 09, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    Blair Lawn, 110 E. Cottage St, Olivet, MI 49076, USA
    (FREE, Plus Additional $ Food/Beverage) Join the festivities on Blair Lawn featuring food and beverage vendors, music, games and activities. Join us as we also celebrate Mu Omega Pi's 20th Anniversary, Eta Psi Kappa's 20th Anniversary, along with the 1981, 1996 & 2011 Class Reunions.
  • Homecoming Football Game v. Trine
    Homecoming Football Game v. Trine
    Oct 09, 2:00 PM EDT
    Cutler Event Center, 9049 S. Marshall Rd, Olivet, MI 49076, USA
    ($7 Adults, $5 Seniors/Military, FREE Kids Under 12) Join us for the Homecoming football game vs. Trine University. The Marching Comets (band) will perform during the pre-game and half-time shows. The Athletic Hall of Fame winners will also be announced during the half-time show. See you there!
  • Women's Soccer Game vs. Adrian
    Women's Soccer Game vs. Adrian
    Oct 09, 12:00 PM EDT
    Olivet High School, 255 1st St, Olivet, MI 49076, USA
    (FREE) Come out and support the Women's Soccer team as they go head-to-head with Adrian College.
  • Kresge Foundation Art Gallery Open House
    Kresge Foundation Art Gallery Open House
    Oct 09, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Riethmiller Blackman Art Building, 112 W Green St, Olivet, MI 49076, USA
    (FREE) Join us for an open house at the Kresge Foundation Art Gallery inside the Riethmiller Blackman Art Building. This is an opportunity to preview Doug Semivan ’71 and James Herbst ’71, "Fifty Years 1971-2021" Exhibit.
  • Red & White Tailgate
    Red & White Tailgate
    Oct 09, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Tailgating Field, 9049 S. Marshall Rd, Olivet, MI, USA
    ($5 Parking, Plus Additional Food/Beverage) This event will take place in the tailgating field across from the Cutler Event Center. This is a great place to meetup with fellow Comets. There will be music, games and there will also be food, beverages and OC swag available for purchase. See ya there!
  • Hosford History Center and Lawrence Archives President's Open House
    Hosford History Center and Lawrence Archives President's Open House
    Oct 09, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT
    Hosford History Center, 511 S Main St, Olivet, MI 49076, USA
    (FREE) Join President Steven M. Corey for an open house reception at the Hosford History Center. This will be a great opportunity to see the archives and the beautifully renovated center. President Corey will give some welcome remarks and share a little about the College's new strategic plan.
  • Greek Society Open Houses
    Greek Society Open Houses
    Oct 09, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
    Sorority/Fraternity Houses , Olivet, MI 49076, USA
    (FREE) Olivet College welcomes back all Greek alumni! Reconnect with your brothers/sisters and meet new active members. This is the designated time during Homecoming weekend where active members will be prepared to host alumni guests.
  • Alumni Swim Meet
    Alumni Swim Meet
    Oct 09, 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM EDT
    Olivet College, Olivet, MI 49076, USA
    Join us for a fun-filled meet where Alumni get to get back in the water and re-live their OC Swim & Dive experience. This is a great way for Alumni to meet and greet our current swimmers and divers, as well as tell stories and share tradition and experiences with the current team.
  • Distinguished Alumni & Athletic Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony
    Distinguished Alumni & Athletic Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony
    Oct 08, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    Cutler Event Center, 9049 S. Marshall Rd, Olivet, MI, USA
    ($35 Registration Fee) Please join us for the 2021 Awards. This event will honor various alumni for their professional and personal achievements. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., presentation starts at 6 p.m., with a reception to follow. Registration includes entry, 2 drink tickets and Hors d'oeuvres.
  • CANCELED! 1980's & 90's Brunch - 40 Year Reunion Class of 1981
    CANCELED! 1980's & 90's Brunch - 40 Year Reunion Class of 1981
    Oct 08, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Kirk Center - Oaks Dining Room, 450 S Main St, Olivet, MI 49076, USA
    This event has been canceled due to low registration. Please join us at the Alumni Party on Blair Lawn, Saturday, October 9 at 5 p.m. for a chance to reconnect with your classmates.
  • 1960's & 70's Brunch - 50 Year Reunion Honoring the Class of 1971
    1960's & 70's Brunch - 50 Year Reunion Honoring the Class of 1971
    Oct 08, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Kirk Center - Oaks Dining Room, 320 S Main St, Olivet, MI 49076, USA
    (FREE) 60's and 70's alumni are invited to return to campus for a brunch honoring another year-post graduation. Join us as the Class of 1971 celebrates their 50th year reunion. We also welcome the Class of 1970 back to celebrate their 50th in-person. Capacity is limited, so please register today!
  • Artist Exhibit: Reflections of Down East Maine, Paintings and Prints by Donald W. VanAuken
    Artist Exhibit: Reflections of Down East Maine, Paintings and Prints by Donald W. VanAuken
    Oct 08, 9:00 AM EDT – Oct 10, 5:00 PM EDT
    Burrage Library, 333 S. Main St, Olivet, MI 49076, USA
    (FREE) Donald W. VanAuken, professor of art and program director of the visual art talent at Olivet College will be showcasing his artwork during Homecoming. He recently spent a two-week residency in Harrington, Maine with the Golden Apple Artist Residency Program where he created this exhibition.
 

Lodging

 

Discounted Room Blocks

 

Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Charlotte 

500 Meijer Street, Charlotte, MI 48813

Phone: (517) 541-5000

Discounted room rate for queen bed rooms. Room rate $109.99 plus tax/fees available 10/8/2021 and 10/9/2021. Includes free hot full breakfast. Deadline for reservations 9/24/2021. Room block under "Olivet College Homecoming." 

Quality Inn of Marshall

204 Winston Drive, Marshall, MI 49068

Phone: (269) 789-7890

Discounted room rate for two double bed rooms. Room rate $90.99 plus tax/fees available 10/8/2021 and 10/9/2021. Includes free full hot breakfast. Deadline for reservations 10/6/2021. Room block under "Olivet College Homecoming." 

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