Weekend Schedule

Find details on events happening during our 2022 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  |  Sept. 29 - Oct. 2, 2022

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.

Below is our tentative schedule for Homecoming Weekend.

Thursday, September 29

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, September 30

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

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!

Yell Like Hell Pep Rally
7:00 p.m. | Van Male | FREE 

Want to re-live your college days with Homecoming week excitement? Create a homecoming team and perform a sing-along piece or watch our student teams compete at our Yell Like Hell pep rally. We hope to see you representing Carroll Alumni!

Saturday, October 1

Alumni Swim Meet
8:00 a.m. | Van Male Pool | FREE
Calling all swimming alumni!  Rejuvenate your competitive spirit, put your swim caps on and compete against your fellow Pioneers. Meet to conclude at approximately 10:15 a.m.

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).

Pioneer Tailgate
11:00 a.m.

Check back for full list of affinity gatherings and tailgate locations.

Homecoming Parade
12:30 p.m.

Football Game vs. Augustana College

2:00 p.m. | Schneider Stadium

70's Decade Gathering and 50th & 45th Reunions
5:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Humphrey Memorial Chapel | $20 per person

Open gathering for all ’70s alumni (1970-1979) celebrating the 50th Reunion (Class of 1972) and 45th Reunion (Class of 1977) milestones. Registration fee first drink and appetizers.

80's Decade Schlag Party and 40th & 35th Reunions
5:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Stackner Ballroom | $20 per person

Open gathering for all ’80s alumni (1980-1989) celebrating the 40th Reunion (Class of 1982) and 35th Reunion (Class of 1987) milestones. Registration fee includes first drink and appetizers.

90's and 00's Gathering and 30th, 25th, 20th & 15th Reunions
5:00 - 8:00 p.m. | La Estacion Mexican Restaurant | $20 per person
Open gathering for all 90's and 00's alumni (1990-2011) celebrating the 30th Reunion (Class of 1992), 25th Reunion (Class of 1997), 20th Reunion (Class of 2002), and 15th Reunion (Class of 2007). Grab a margarita and join fellow Pioneers at La Estacion (319 Williams Street | Waukesha). Registration fee includes chimichangas, quesadillas, and a salad. Cash bar available for drinks.

Young Alumni Gathering and 10th, 5th & 1st Reunions
5:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Hastad Hall Rooftop | $15 per person

Open gathering for all Young Alumni (2012-2022) celebrating the 10th Reunion (Class of 2012), 5th Reunion (2017), and 1st Reunion (Class of 2021) milestones. Event located on campus on the Hastad Hall Rooftop. Registration fee includes first drink and appetizers. 

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 2

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.

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