Homecoming

The royal court at Homecoming 2019.

You’re Invited!

We know that Brits create with courage every day. Connect with students and other alumni to hear the ways our community is embracing our values of purpose, belonging, and action. Events will include the Hall of Fame Dinner, the Alumni Award Ceremony, a tailgating competition, and the unveiling of our plans for Alumni Unity Hall.

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Schedule

Friday, October 22

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Bookstore Open Toggle Accordion

Head to the Kellogg Center to purchase the latest Briton gear before the game. Can’t come in person? Shop online.

12 to 5 p.m. – Welcome and Registration outside of Kellogg Center Toggle Accordion

Come get a nametag, schedule, free beads, and ask your questions. Pick up your t-shirt and wristband for food if you ordered them!

2 to 4 p.m. – BritX Talks in Ludington Center (In-person and Virtual) Toggle Accordion

Hear TedX style presentations from Alumni Award Winners in the Ludington Center and Livestreamed:

  • Dr. Coletta Thomas, ’76, Clinical Psychologist, Franklin, Michigan
  • Caryn Ryan, ’79, Founder and Managing Member, Missionwell LLC., Pasadena, California
  • Shea Gardner,’12, Co-founder and Vice President, Maroon Village, Chicago, Illinois
  • Craig Kirby,’85, Founder/CEO, Golf. My Future. My Game., Washington, DC
  • Dr. Bonciel Griffin-Burress, ’97, Orthodontist and Owner, Griffin Orthodontics and Ivory Dental Specialists, Chicago, Illinois

*Food and networking to follow

4:30 p.m. – Leaders in Philanthropy Celebration in Kellogg Center Living Room Toggle Accordion

Celebrate our new additions to the Donor Wall in the Kellogg Center Living. Join us as we recognize those who have so generously given to Albion College over the last three years.

*Light refreshments will be served

5:30 p.m. – Hall of Fame Dinner in Upper Baldwin (Registration Required In-Person, Livestream Available) Toggle Accordion

After a year hiatus, Albion College will induct 10 individuals and one team into its Athletic Hall of Fame, slated for Homecoming weekend. The honorees will join an exclusive group of over 350 individuals of the Albion Athletic Hall of Fame.

Join us for cocktail hour at 5:30 with dinner starting at 6:30.

Livestream of program starts at 7:15.

This year’s class includes:

  • Denise Heinze (softball, 1978)
  • Randy Smith (wrestling, 1973)
  • Ty Lattimore (swim and dive, 2010)
  • Chris Stefanes (track and field, football, 2003)
  • Jerry Krueger (track and field, 2006)
  • Dominic Reid (track and field, 2004)
  • Dave Marcinkowski (basketball, 1992)
  • Dwayne Johnson (basketball, 1986)
  • Jason Ryan (tennis, 2005)
  • Theresa Kolly McArleton (soccer, 2003)
  • 2004 Men’s Track and Field

7 p.m. – Women’s Volleyball vs. Oberlin – Go Brits! Toggle Accordion

Watch VolleyBrits take on Oberlin in Kresge at 7 p.m.

Saturday, October 23

8 a.m. – Nature Walk at the Whitehouse Nature Center (Virtual / Whitehouse Nature Center) Toggle Accordion

Join Jason Raddatz as he walks along the Rail Trail and talks about the management efforts that are being performed at the Whitehouse Nature Center. Fall colors are expected to peak during this weekend as a bonus.  This event will be live-streamed with a group of early risers at 8:00 and should end close to 9:00.

9 a.m. – Washington Gardner Alumni Homecoming Breakfast Toggle Accordion

Calling all Washington Gardner High School and Middle School alumni! Join us for a free buffet-style breakfast and share your memories of Washington Gardner.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Welcome and Registration outside of Kellogg Center Toggle Accordion

Come get a nametag, schedule, free beads, and ask your questions. Pick up your t-shirt and wristband for food if you ordered them!

9 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Archives Display (Kellogg Center Living Room) Toggle Accordion

Interact with digital exhibits and yearbooks with experts from the Albion College Archives.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Bookstore Open Toggle Accordion

Head to the Kellogg Center to purchase the latest Briton gear before the game. Can’t come in person? Shop online.

9 a.m. to 12 pm – Kappa Delta Lodge Open House Toggle Accordion

Kappa Delta alumni are invited back to the lodge Saturday morning.

9 a.m. to 1 pm – Sigma Nu Tailgate Toggle Accordion

Join Sigma Nu for tailgating in the Ferguson parking lot.

10 a.m. – Alumni Unity Hall Announcement (501 E. Cass St.) Toggle Accordion

Come see and learn about the renovation of the former Catholic Church on Cass St.! This historic building will be transformed into a home for alumni and students to meet, have interviews, and build relationships.

The announcement will be at 10 a.m. with tours to follow. Euphonics will be performing during the tours.

Huron St. is closed due to construction. Please take Michigan Ave. to Oswego St. and park in either parking lot.

10 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Kappa Alpha Theta Lodge Open House Toggle Accordion

Kappa Alpha Theta alumni are invited back to the lodge Saturday morning.

10 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Pi Phi Gathering (SEE - second floor of the Kellogg Center) Toggle Accordion

Are you a Pi Beta Phi? Join your sisters in the Kellogg Center for refreshments and time together.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Alpha Xi Delta Lodge Open House followed by Tailgate Toggle Accordion

Alpha Xi Delta alumni are invited back to the lodge from 10-11 a.m. with a tailgate following from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Sigma Chi Open House Toggle Accordion

Sigma Chi alumni are invited back to the house Saturday morning.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Tau Kappa Epsilon Open House Toggle Accordion

Tau Kappa Epsilon alumni are invited back to the house Saturday morning.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Alpha Tau Omega Alumni Tailgate Toggle Accordion

Join Alpha Tau Omega for tailgating in the Ferguson parking lot.

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Alpha Chi Omega Lodge Open House Toggle Accordion

Alpha Chi Omega alumni are invited back to the lodge Saturday morning.

10:45 a.m. – Men's Lacrosse Alumni Game (Alumni Field) Toggle Accordion

Men’s lacrosse will host an Alumni Game with a start time of 10:45 a.m.

11 a.m. – Trail Dedication to Dale Kennedy and Doug White (Virtual / at the Rock) Toggle Accordion

Join members of the college and community as we say thanks to Dr. Dale Kennedy, and Dr. Doug White for their commitment to conservation and ornithology by dedicating the Wren trail.  Speakers from the community, and campus will be on hand to share stories and experiences.  Ceremony will begin at 11:00 near the Rock. This event will be live-streamed on Youtube and Facebook with a small audience.

*** Note Rain location will be at the Nature Center

11 a.m to 1 p.m. – Tailgating Competition (611 E. Porter St. Parking Lot and Green Space) Toggle Accordion

Join us in the Ferguson Parking Lot for a Tailgating Competition. Winners will be selected for the “Best Food” and “Most Spirited” groups.

Featuring live music from Who Cross Dat Road? Band.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – eSports Open House (Ferguson Basement - Competition Space) Toggle Accordion

Come see the new eSports Lounge in the Ferguson Computer Lab! Play Super Smash Bros or Madden and meet Coach Karlo Delos Angeles who will be raffling off prizes including a personalized Albion E-Sports jersey.

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Delta Tau Delta Demo and Tailgate Toggle Accordion

Participate in Delt’s philanthropy event, Delta Tau Delta Demo and join them for tailgating.

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Delta Gamma Lodge Open House Toggle Accordion

Delta Gamma alumni are invited back to the lodge Saturday morning.

12 p.m. to 1 p.m. – Education Department Meet and Greet (Olin Hall 223) Toggle Accordion

Fritz Shumur Center for Teacher Development and Albion College Education Department chair, Dr. Suellyn Henke, and Kai, the therapy dog, will be in Olin Hall 223 from 12-1. Please stop by and say hi!

12 to 5 p.m. – Delta Sigma Phi Open House Toggle Accordion

Delta Sigma Phi alumni are invited back to the lodge Saturday afternoon.

12:30 – Pre-Game Festivities: Dance Team 25th Anniversary Performance and Hall of Fame Recognition Toggle Accordion

About 20 alumni dancers will join the team, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Dance Team in 1995.

The 2021 Class of Hall of Fame Inductees will be recognized on the field.

1 p.m. – Football Game vs. Olivet – Go Brits! Toggle Accordion

Cheer on the Brits against Olivet! Tickets are available outside the gates.

2 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Whitehouse Nature Center Open House (WNC Visitor's Center) Toggle Accordion

Join your current Nature Center Assistants in reminiscing about days gone by from 2:00 – 5:00 at the Visitor’s Center.  Handle the animals while you enjoy cider and donuts on the deck. Because of the college’s COVID protocols, masks will need to be worn inside the building and will be provided.

3 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Sigma Nu House Tours Toggle Accordion

Sigma Nu alumni are invited back to the house to visit with other chapter members.

4 to 6 p.m. – Alpha Tau Omega Alumni Cookout at the House Toggle Accordion

Join the members and alumni of Alpha Tau Omega for a cookout at their house.

4:30 p.m. – Men’s Soccer vs. Trine – Go Brits! Toggle Accordion

Cheer on the Brits against Trine at Alumni Field!

4:30 p.m. – Haven House Celebration (901 Haven Rd.) Toggle Accordion

Celebrate the restoration of Haven House near Bellemont Manor.

5:30 p.m. – Alumni Award Ceremony ft. James L. Curtis Leadership Award, Distinguished Alumni Awards and Young Alumni Awards (Registration Required In-Person, Livestream Available) Toggle Accordion

Join emcees, Cezara “Chezi” Siotean, ’19, Alumni Board Member, and John Burks, ’03, Black Alumni Chapter Leadership as we celebrate our Alumni Award Recipients for 2020 and 2021 with dinner in Upper Baldwin.

Cocktail hour at 5:30 with dinner starting at 6:30.

Livestream begins with the program at 6:30. 

Awardees include:

JAMES L. CURTIS LEADERSHIP AWARD

  • Dr. Darrell Williams, DDS, ’77
  • Dr. Coletta Thomas, Ph.D., ’76

THE DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD

  • Dr. Deanna Behring, ’85
  • Dr. Kevin Chalut, ’99
  • Dr. Bonciel Griffin-Burress, ’97
  • Craig Kirby, ’85
  • Kent Beittel, ’69
  • Dr. Matthew Heinz, ’99
  • Caryn Ryan, ’79
  • Dr. Richard Youle, ’74

THE YOUNG ALUMNI AWARD

  • Christopher Blaker, ’14
  • Soe Yu Nwe, ’13
  • Shea Gardner, ’12
  • Rhiki Swinton, ’16
7:30 p.m. –  Homecoming Concert (Goodrich Chapel, Livestream Available) Toggle Accordion

Head to Goodrich Chapel for the Homecoming Concert. Enjoy music by Concert Choir, Briton Singers, the Symphony Orchestra, and the Jazz Ensemble.

View live stream here.

Hall of Fame and Alumni Award CeremoniesDue to the continuing threat of COVID-19 and the Delta variant, Albion College, in cooperation with the Calhoun County Health Department, has decided to cap attendance for our 2021 Hall of Fame and Alumni Awards Ceremonies to 140 guests. This is half of the capacity of the banquet facility. Masks are required indoors in all Albion College buildings and guests are required to keep masks on unless seated to eat or drink at the event. Make sure you register soon to reserve your spot.