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Mark your calendar for Homecoming 2017 at Southwestern on October 27-29, 2017!

Join us as we Rock the Mound this year.  Register today!

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Homecoming 2017 Schedule

Throughout Homecoming

  • The art of Lynne (Watkins) Felts ’77 will be on display throughout the weekend in the President’s Gallery inside Darbeth Fine Arts Center.

Thursday Oct 26

9:30 p.m. Bonfire and “The Invocation and Decree” Alumni and Current students will bring in the great Autumn Fie. North end of the Soccer Field.

Friday Oct 27

10:00a Jinx Invitational Golf Tournament  --- NEW ADDITION TO SCHEDULE

  • Winfield Country Club - Registration at 9am with shotgun start
  • $125/person or $500/team including green fees, cart, 2 drink tickets, range balls and tournament gift. Call 620-229-6161 to register or email

2:00-5:00 p.m. Homecoming registration and welcome

  • 2:00-3:00 p.m. Classes of 67 and 72
  • 2:30-3:30 p.m. Classes of 77, 82 and Builders in Ministry affinity group
  • 3:00-4:00 p.m. Classes of 87 and 92
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m. Classes of 97 and 2002
  • 4:00-5:00 p.m. Classes of 2007 and 2012

3:00 & 4:00 p.m. Campus Tours by Student Ambassadors
5:15 p.m. Registration continues in Java Jinx
6:00-7:30 p.m. All Class Homecoming Dinner in Smith Dining Hall

Limited Seating $25/person. Recognition of 50 year class, 51+ classes and all hosts. This year's Homecoming Award winners to be recognized are:

  • Alumna Award - Jean  (Miles) Price '67
  • Young Alumni Award - Jonathan Leeper '07
  • Ambassador Award - David Andreas


6:30-10:00 p.m. Come and go social for 50 year Undefeated KCAC Championship team.
7:00 p.m. Volleyball vs. York in Stewart Field House
8:00 p.m. “High Jinx” Campus Players Variety Show RPAC

Saturday Oct 28

8:15 a.m. 50 year Undefeated KCAC Championship team line up for parade. Location TBD.
8:30 a.m. Class of 1967 Loading for Parade. First Methodist Church Parking lot, 11th and Millington
9:00 a.m. Homecoming Parade, Main Street.

Parade Marshal Mike Lennen ’67. 50 year KCAC championship football team will ride in the parade celebrating their undefeated season

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Registration Steward Field House lobby.
10:00 a.m. Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Smith Dining Hall.

Inductees are:

Mike McCoy ’76
Whitney Corley ’05
Rico Marquez ’06
Steve Hobus ’78
Ray Nichols ’50 – Meritorious Service

10:30 a.m. – Noon Communications/Computer Science/English come & go reception. Lower level of Christy Hall
10:30 a.m. – Noon Fine Arts come & go reception in Darbeth lobby.

With special guest Lynn (Watkins) Felts ’77 whose art will be displayed in the President’s Gallery.

10:30 a.m. – Noon Family Fun around the Mound!

  • Rock painting at the Mound with members of Worship Outreach.
  • Lawn games with members of the Student Government Association on the lawn behind the Welcome Center. 

11:00 a.m. Worship Outreach Performance at the Mound.
10:45 a.m. 50 year Undefeated KCAC Championship team will meet in upper plaza of Jantz Stadium for memorial to teammates who have passed. The Rev. Dr. Carl Martin, ’60 presiding.
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Homecoming Picnic in Stewart Field House. $6/person $3/child under 6yrs.
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Say Cheez Photo Booth – inside Stewart Field House
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Professional Class Photos, King Plaza. $6 – 5x7 photo and $10 for 8x10.

  • 11:45 Classes of 1972 and 1977
  • Noon Classes of 1982 and 1987
  • 12:15 Classes of 1992 and 1997
  • 12:30 Classes of 2002, 2007 and 2012
  • 12:45 KCAC Championship 50 year team photo
  • 1:00 Builders in Ministry
  • 1:25 51+ photo
  • (Class of 1967 will take their photo at the reunion dinner at 5pm)

Noon – 1:30 p.m. President’s Luncheon for 51+ class members Class hosts Marilyn Houlden ’61 and Rod Strohl ‘66
1:00-2:00 p.m. Builder Nation table. Free gift for alumni of the last five years (2013 – 2017) while supplies last.
1:15 p.m. Class gatherings at Jantz Stadium. Find your decade banner and enjoy the game with your classmates.
1:15 p.m. 50 year Undefeated KCAC Championship team will raise their flag at the North end of Beta Rho Mu Field
1:30 p.m. Homecoming Football Game, SC vs. Bethel

Reserved Seats are $7, Adult General Admission: $5, Seniors/Students: $2, Children (5 & Under)/Military/Police/Fire/EMS: Free. 50 year KCAC championship undefeated team will be honored at halftime. Jim ’71 and Virginia ‘69 Vanek will sing the National Anthem.

5:00 p.m. Class of 1967 Reunion Photo, Winfield Country Club, 2916 Country Club Rd.
5:00-8:00 p.m. Child Care Services, First United Methodist Church, $2 per hour per child (pay at location)
5:30 p.m. Class of 1967 Reunion Dinner, Winfield Country Club. $25/person. Class hosts: Dean Angeles, Jim Christie, Judy (Martin) Haynes, Ron Haynes and Mark Pittman.
5:30-7:00 p.m. Class Reunion Gatherings, Guests will be responsible for their own meals unless otherwise stated. Bring your yearbooks and old photos!

  • 1972 *Note 4p gathering time for this class only.* Location Shindigs Bar & Grill 500 Main St, Brad Weigle host.
  • 1977 Nieves 119 E 9th Ave, Diana Neely host.
  • 1982 Nieves 119 E 9th Ave, Ronda Rivers-Stone host.
  • 1987 Location TBD, Sheryl (Johannes) Trask host.
  • 1992 Biederman's Bistro 801 Main St, Bob Jewett host.
  • 1997 El Maguey 515 E 9th Ave, Angela Mayorga May host.
  • 2002 College Hill Coffee 403 Souard St, Lisa (Reynolds) Kuchar host.
  • 2007 Location TBD, Robyn (Crosby) McKown host.
  • 2012 Kansas Bar & Grill (former Montana Mikes) 3727 Quail Ridge Dr.; Chelsea Fort, Molly (Komlofske) Just, Chandler Kirkhart and Jenn (Hendrixson) Kirkhart hosting. 

6:30 p.m. 50 year Undefeated KCAC Championship team gathering at Kansas Bar and Grill (formerly Montana Mike’s)
6:30 p.m. Campus Ministry dinner at First United Methodist Church, $10/person
7:00 p.m. SC Women’s Soccer vs Alumnae reunion game, Jantz Stadium.
8:00 p.m. The Fourposter – Jan de Hartog’s two character story about marriage starring SC students and alumni. RPAC Ticket information to follow.
8:30 p.m. SC Men’s soccer vs. Alumni reunion game, Jantz Stadium.

Sunday Oct 29

9:30 a.m. Alumni Breakfast Buffet, Smith Dining Hall, $7/person
10:50 a.m. Homecoming Worship at Grace United Methodist.

The Rev. Jim Reed '64 will be guest pastor. Memorial presentation for SC alumni and faculty deceased from Sept. 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017. A Cappella Choir alumni are invited to sing Beautiful Savior with the choir.

11:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Sunday Brunch Buffet, Smith Dining Hall. $8/person.
1:00 p.m. 50 year Undefeated KCAC Championship team farewell cookout. Home of Tom ’68 and Candy ’68 Pettey

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