Upcoming alumni events

Join us and other Central family members as we celebrate everything Dutch! Don't forget to bring your "Hoo-rah!"

Homecoming Commencement Event Photos


Move-In Day Meet and Greet

Friday, Aug. 19, and Saturday, Aug. 20

Thanks to our passionate alumni, this event is full and no longer open for new registrations. Join us at one of our other upcoming alumni events!

Spend your morning sharing your Central College Hoo-Rah spirit with incoming students and their families during Move-In Day on Friday, Aug. 19, and Saturday, Aug. 20!

Reserve your spot at Gaass/Pietenpol Hall or Scholte Hall and choose a time slot:


  • 8-9:30 a.m.
  • 9:30-11 a.m.
  • 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • 12:30-2 p.m.

Saturday — FULL

  • 8–9:30 a.m.
  • 9:30–11 a.m.
  • 11 a.m. to noon

It’s fun and easy — plus, we’ll reward you with a free Central t-shirt!

Don’t delay — time slots and locations fill up fast!

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Legacy Lunch

Saturday, Aug. 20

NOTE: This event is for legacy students and their families only.

Take a break from unpacking on Move-In Day to meet other legacy students and families at the Legacy Lunch! Join us from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Boat/Moore/Weller Rooms at Maytag Student Center.

After lunch, pose for a group photo for Civitas, Central’s alumni magazine.

Advance reservation is required, dress is casual. RSVP by Monday, Aug. 15.

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Central Red — “D-Day: Normandy to Paris, June-August 1944” With Mark Barloon

Monday, Aug. 29

Join Central RED on Monday, Aug. 29, for dinner and a presentation by Mark Barloon, senior lecturer of history.

Barloon’s presentation examines important people and events associated with the Allied amphibious assaults against Hitler’s Atlantic Wall; the conquering of Normandy, France; and the liberation of Paris.


5:30 p.m. Dinner
Harry and Bernice Vermeer Banquet Hall, Graham Conference Center
6 p.m. Presentation of “D-Day: Normandy to Paris, June-August 1944” by Mark Barloon



$15 per person with cash bar.

If you are interested in attending this event, please contact Mary Benedict at 641-628-7641.

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Central Football Legacy Day

Saturday, Sept. 17

Central College football alumni and their families are invited to join us for Central Football Legacy Day on Saturday, Sept. 17. Celebrate the legacy of the Central football program, meet the current team and connect with fellow alumni.

RSVP by Friday, Sept. 9. Gameday attire. All events are free.


10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Play Catch on the Field With Your Kids
Ron and Joyce Schipper Stadium
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Tailgate Lunch Under the Big Tent
Outside Kuyper Fieldhouse (north side)
1 p.m. Central Football vs. Loras
Ron and Joyce Schipper Stadium
Postgame Photo on the Field With Current Team

Central Football Legacy Celebration
Kuyper Gymnasium Parking Lot (northeast corner)


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The Dutch Masters Golf Tournament

Friday, Oct. 7 | 8 a.m.

Join us on the golf course during Homecoming!

  • Registration – 8 a.m.
  • Shotgun Start – 9 a.m.
  • Prizes – 3 p.m.
  • $50 per person – 18 holes and cart, box lunch included

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