Weekend Schedule

Find details on every event happening during our 2018 Homecoming and Reunion Weekend here. For each day we've listed out reunion gatherings, tailgate party information, where to catch the parade, football game details and more!

Carroll alumni reuniting at a gathering


Celebrating milestone reunions all classes that end in a 3 or an 8.

Carroll students outside walking and smiling


Sign up for events with our convenient online form. You may also contact the Office of Alumni Engagement to register.

Homecoming and Reunion Weekend  |  October 18–21, 2018

Welcome Home Pioneers!

Download a printable schedule, parade map and tailgate gathering locations.

Wednesday, October 17

Homecoming Blood Drive
Beginning at 9 a.m. | Stackner Ballroom, Campus Center

Thursday, October 18

Old Main Society Reception and Dinner
4:30–8 p.m.

Exclusive event for Old Main Society members, annual donors of $1,000 or more. Please watch the mail for your invitation.

Friday, October 19

Homecoming Resource Table
1–6 p.m.

Welcome to Homecoming and Reunion Weekend 2018! Pick up weekend information, get your questions answered, and update your information.

Prairie Springs Tour
1-2 p.m. | Shuttle provided from Carroll | FREE

The reunion committee has chosen this property as the designee for the Class of 1968 Class Gift.

Golden Pioneer Reception
4–5 p.m. | President’s House | Cost covered in dinner fee

Exclusive gathering for Golden Pioneers celebrating a Friday night reunion and their guests. Hosted by President Cindy Gnadinger and her husband John Gnadinger.

Golden Pioneer Reunion Dinner
5:30–8 p.m. | President’s House | $55

Celebrating the Classes of 1943, 1948, 1953, 1958 and 1963.

50th Reunion Dinner
5:30–8 p.m. | Stackner Ballroom, Campus Center | $55

Celebrating the Class of 1968.

’70s Decade Gathering
7–9 p.m. | Sneeden House | $15 per person

Celebrating the Classes of 1973 and 1978. Open gathering for all ’70s alumni (1969, 1970-1979) celebrating the 45th reunion (Class of 1973) and 40th reunion (Class of 1978) milestones.

Young Alumni Reunion Gathering
7–10 p.m. | Club 400, 322 Williams St, Waukesha | Free

Open gathering for all Young Alumni (2009–2018) celebrating the 5th reunion (Class of 2013) and 1st reunion (Class of 2018) milestones.

Pioneer Party
7 p.m.–Close | Club 400, 322 Williams St, Waukesha | Free

Drawings for free Carroll swag at event!

Yell Like Hell!
7 p.m. | Van Male Field House


Delta Rho Upsilon Smoker
8 p.m.–Midnight | DRU Clubhouse, 427 E. Broadway, Waukesha


Class of 1973 After-Party
9 p.m.–Close | Sobelmans, 332 Williams St, Waukesha | Free

Saturday, October 20

Delta Rho Upsilon Tours and Alumni Association Meeting
9–11 a.m. | DRU Clubhouse | 427 E. Broadway, Waukesha

Clubhouse tours beginning at 9 a.m. with DRU Alumni Association meeting following from 10–11 a.m.

Service in Song Coffee Reception
10–10:30 a.m. | Shattuck Music Center Lobby

Softball vs. Softball Alumnae Game
10–11 a.m. | Kilgour Field

Registration and warm ups beginning at 9 a.m.

Cultural Diversity Discussion
10–11:30 a.m. | MacAllister Boardroom, Campus Center


Homecoming Resource Table
10 a.m.–2 p.m. | Campus Center Lobby

Pick up weekend information, get your questions answered, and update your information.

Service in Song: Student and Alumni Choir Performance
10:30–11 a.m. | Shattuck Music Center Auditorium

Rehearsal for alumni singers from 9:30–10 a.m. prior to reception and performance.

Carroll Art Faculty Exhibition Closing Reception
10:30–11:30 a.m. | Joyce Paddock Bliss '48 Gallery, Main Hall

More information on our featured artists.

Honors Alumni and Current Honors Student Social
11 a.m–2 p.m. | Voyager House


Student-led Campus Tours
11 a.m–2 p.m. | Departing from the Homecoming Resource Table

Motorized tours available. Make sure to check out Carroll's newest academic building renovations in Hastad Hall and Rankin Hall!

Pioneer Tailgate
11 a.m.

See full list of affinity gatherings and tailgate locations.
Food trucks will be available on Barstow Street!

Homecoming Parade
11:30 a.m.–Noon

View the parade route.
NEW! Families and their children, our future Pioneers, are invited to join together as a marching unit during this year's Homecoming parade. Register your family here!

Golden Pioneer Luncheon and Class of 1968 Induction Ceremony
12:30–2 p.m. | Stackner Ballroom, Campus Center | $25

Luncheon for all Golden Pioneers (graduated prior to 1968) celebrating the induction of the Class of 1968 into the Golden Pioneer community.

Football vs. North Park University
2 p.m. | Schneider Stadium | Free


Student Marching Band Performance
Halftime | Schneider Stadium | Free

Enjoy a halftime performance from Carroll's re-formed The Pride of the Pioneers - The Carroll University Marching Band.

'80s Decade Gathering
5–7 p.m. | Sneeden House | $15 per person

Celebrating the Classes of 1983 and 1988. Open gathering for all '80s alumni (1980-1989) celebrating the 35th reunion (Class of 1983) and 30th reunion (Class of 1988) milestones.

'90s and '00s Decade Gathering
5–7 p.m. | Stackner Ballroom, Campus Center | $15 per person

Celebrating the Classes of 1993, 1998, 2003 and 2008. Open gathering for all '90s alumni (1990–1999) and '00s alumni (2000–2008) celebrating the 25th reunion (Class of 1992), 20th reunion (Class of 1998), 15th reunion (Class of 2003) and 10th reunion (Class of 2008) milestones.

Class of 1968 Reunion Celebration
5:30–7:30 p.m. | Thunder Bay Grille, N14 W24130 Tower Pl, Pewaukee | $40

Continue the celebration with your class over a buffet dinner at the Thunder Bay Grille in Pewaukee.

Pioneer Party
7 p.m.–Close | House of Guinness, 354 W Main St, Waukesha | Free

Celebrating our Athletic Hall of Fame. Join us and other Pioneers after your event at this fun downtown bar owned and operated by proud Carroll grads. Drawings for free Carroll swag at event!


Sunday, October 21

Carroll Memorial Worship Service
10–11 a.m. | Humphrey Memorial Chapel

Service to remember those in the Carroll family we have lost this past year, and in reunion years. Reception to follow.

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