Weekend Schedule

Find details on events happening during our 2023 Homecoming and Reunion Weekend here. Whether you are coming back for a milestone reunion, the Pioneer football game, or to catch up with friends at a decade gathering, all alumni and friends are welcome. We cannot wait to C-U back on campus for Homecoming & Reunion Weekend!

Homecoming and Reunion Weekend  |  October 12 -15, 2023

We can't wait to C-U back on campus!

Carroll alumni reuniting at a gathering


Have a question? Check the FAQs page or contact our Office of Alumni Engagement by email, alumni@carrollu.edu, or call 262.524.7237.

Schedule for Homecoming Weekend coming soon.


Thursday, October 12

Old Main Society Reception & Dinner
4:30 - 9:00  p.m. | Stackner Ballroom, Campus Center | Invitation Only
Exclusive event for Old Main Society members, annual donors of $1,000 or more. Please watch the mail for your invitation.

Learn more about becoming an Old Main Society Member by clicking this link!

Friday, October 13

President’s Reception for 50th Reunion
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Medallion on Main Lawn | Cost included in 50th Reunion Dinner price

Exclusive gathering for 1972 Graduates celebrating their 50th reunion and their guests. Hosted by President Cindy Gnadinger and her husband John Gnadinger.

50th Reunion Dinner & Golden Pioneer Pinning Ceremony
5:30 - 9:00 p.m. | Stackner Ballroom, Campus Center | $55 per person

Pioneers from the Class 1972, along with friends, family and guests, will gather for this lively 50th Reunion celebration and Golden Pioneer pinning ceremony! Join fellow graduates and relive your days at Carroll, share stories, and connect with special guests from campus. Sit-down dinner includes main entree, salad, bread, and beverages.

Pioneer Party
5:00 - 10:00 p.m. | Raised Grain Taproom | FREE | Refreshments available for purchase

After eating dinner on campus in the MDR, join fellow Pioneers at the Raised Grain Taproom (1725 Dolphin Drive | Waukesha) for an evening of libations and reminiscing. Make sure to try the limited-edition homecoming beer by our friends at Raised Grain!

Saturday, October 14

Welcome Reception for Vice President of Institutional Inclusion
9:00 - 10:30 a.m. | Doug and Nancy Hastad Hall | FREE
Alumni, students, and families are invited to meet the new Vice President of Institutional Inclusion, Mohammed I. T. Bey, and learn more about diversity, equity and inclusion efforts at Carroll.

Alumnae Softball Game
10:00 a.m. | Jean Kilgour Field | FREE
Calling all softball alumnae!  Rejuvenate your competitive spirit with a slow pitch Softball game against your fellow Pioneers. Raffle and refreshments to follow.

Pastries with Profs
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. | Doug and Nancy Hastad Hall Lobby | FREE

Connect with fellow alumni, current faculty, and emeriti guests over refreshments.

Golden Pioneer Brunch Reunion
11:00 a.m. | Stackner Ballroom, Campus Center | $25 per person

Brunch for all Golden Pioneers, any graduate from the class of 1972 or prior. This gathering will celebrate the milestone reunions for the classes of 1967 (55th Reunion), 1962 (60th Reunion), 1957 (65th Reunion), 1952 (70th Reunion) and 1947 (75th Reunion).

Campus Tours (leaving Campus Center lobby)
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Departing from the Homecoming Resource Table
Motorized tours available.

Pioneer Tailgate
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Affinity tailgate groups include but are not limited to The School of Business, The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Carroll Student Veteran Organization, Habitat for Humanity, Rec Sports, Visual & Performing Arts, Men's & Women's Basketball, Health Sciences, Greek Life, and more!

Music Alumni Rehearsal and Pre-Game Performance
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Come together to rehearse and perform on campus again. Activities include an 11:30 a.m. rehearsal in Shattuck, a 12:15 p.m. performance for our Golden Pioneers, and a 2:00 p.m. pre-game performance.

Homecoming Parade
12:30 p.m.

Football Game vs. Augustana College

2:00 p.m. | Schneider Stadium | $5 / Adult, $3 / Adult 65+, $3 / Children under 12

Grand Reunion Gathering
4:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Stackner Ballroom
Details coming soon!

Pioneer Party
8:00 - 10:00 p.m. | Club 400 | FREE
The after party begins here! All alumni and friends are invited to hang out and celebrate Carroll together.

Sunday, October 15

Carroll Memorial Worship Service
10:00 a.m. | Humphrey Memorial Chapel | FREE

Service to remember those in the Carroll community we have lost this past year, and in reunion years, as we conclude Homecoming & Reunion Weekend activities. Reception to follow.

2023 Hall of Fame Induction
Timing TBA
More details coming soon.

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