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Welcome Back, Dutch!

We can’t wait to welcome you back to campus! Be sure to stop by the Welcome Center from 1-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, in the Dave ’61 and Ardie Pals Sutphen ’64 Common Room, Graham Annex, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Pacha Family Lobby, located in the lower level of P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium.

The Welcome Center is the perfect meeting place for you and your classmates. Pick up your special Central gift while you’re here and discover who’s coming! If you registered in advance, pick up your registration packets. If not, register on-site for free tickets to our Friday dinner, Saturday tailgate, post-game party and Sunday brunch events. Most events are FREE to our alumni, parents and guests thanks to the generosity of our amazing donors!

Pella’s got it going on! When you’re not enjoying the weekend’s events, take a stroll through town, recently named one of the Best Small Towns in the Midwest by Travel and Leisure. You read that right!

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Homecoming 2021 Schedule

Friday, Oct. 1

7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Global Café at Geisler is open
Visit Central’s coffee shop on the ground floor of Geisler Library and enjoy a variety of beverages and pastries
8:30 a.m. NEW! The Dutch Masters Golf Tournament
Pella Golf & Country Club. Register online.

  • Check-in 8:30 a.m.
  • Shotgun start at 9 a.m., four-person scramble
  • $50 per person includes 18 holes, golf cart and lunch
  • Space is limited to 72 golfers
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mills Gallery is open
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shop in Pella
Boutiques, bakeries, meat markets and more
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Central Spirit Shoppe is open
First floor of Maytag Student Center
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Central Spirit Day
Maytag Student Center
1–5 p.m. Homecoming Welcome Center is open
Dave and Ardie Sutphen Common Room, Graham Annex
2 p.m. Peace Mall Celebration
Honoring Central’s alumni veterans and the generous donors to the Peace Mall renovations
3 p.m. Campus Tours
4:30–6:30 p.m. Happy Hour
Join us for a drink at the Wallace Spencer Stepenske ’64 Amphitheater — the perfect location to watch the Lemming Race.
(Inclement weather location: Boat/Moore/Weller rooms in Maytag Student Center)
5–7 p.m. Dinner Around the Pond — FREE!
(Inclement weather location: Central Market)
6 p.m. Lemming Race
A Central tradition since 1977. Come watch the fun on the Peace Mall — but stay back so you don’t take a swim!
6:30 p.m. Athletics Hall of Honor Banquet
Harry and Bernice Vermeer Banquet Hall, Graham Conference Center
8 p.m. ALMA Performance
Hoekstra Family Stage, Douwstra Auditorium, Central Hall

 

Saturday, Oct. 2

9 a.m. to Noon Homecoming Welcome Center is open
Pacha Family Lobby, lower level of P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium
Mills Gallery is open
10 a.m. Athletics Hall of Honor Induction Ceremony
Pacha Family Lobby, lower level of P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium. Celebrate the induction of the Central Athletics Hall of Honor’s newest members.
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kids Zone and Family Activities
P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium lawn
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Central Spirit Shoppe is open
First floor of Maytag Student Center
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tailgate Under the Big Tent — FREE!
Behind H.S. Kuyper Fieldhouse
(Inclement weather location: Central Market)
1 p.m. Central Football vs. Wartburg
Ron and Joyce Schipper Stadium
2:30 p.m. Women’s Tennis vs. Buena Vista
Tennis Courts
Post-Game – 6:30 p.m. Post-Game Party FREE!
Pacha Family Lobby, located in the lower level of P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium. Appetizers, class photos and cash bar
6–8 p.m. Class of 1970 and Class of 1971, 50-Year Reunion Dinner
Boat/Moore/Weller rooms in Maytag Student Center
7 p.m. Central Parties
Join alumni and friends for evening celebrations at the Cellar Peanut Pub, Sports Page Grill, The Funk Lounge, Nederlanders Tap & Golf or Dutch 200 Bowl and Grill

 

Sunday, Oct. 3

11 a.m. Sunday Brunch in Central Market — FREE!
1 p.m. Flying Pans Steel Band Performance
Hoekstra Family Stage, Douwstra Auditorium, Central Hall
2:15 p.m. Symphonic Wind Ensemble Performance
Hoekstra Family Stage, Douwstra Auditorium, Central Hall

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Special Thanks to Our Homecoming Sponsors

 

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