Weekend Schedule

Find details on every event happening during our 2019 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 for all classes that end in a 4 or an 9.

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 10-13, 2019

Welcome Home Pioneers!

Click below to download a printable map and tailgate gathering locations.

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Thursday, October 10

Old Main Society Reception and Dinner
5–8 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 11

Homecoming Resource Table
1–6 p.m.

Welcome to Homecoming and Reunion Weekend 2019! Pick up weekend information, get your questions answered, and update your information.

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 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959 and 1964.

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

Celebrating the Class of 1969.

Young Alumni Reunion Gathering
7–10 p.m. | Salty Toad | $10

Open gathering for all Young Alumni (2010–2019) celebrating the 5th reunion (Class of 2014) and 1st reunion (Class of 2019) milestones.

Class of 1999 & Class of 2004 Friday Night Party
7–10 p.m. | Pat's Rib Place, 151 E Sunset Dr, Waukesha | $10

Music by Promise from V100.7! First beverage and light appetizers & BBQ included.

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

Big Band Swing Dance
8 p.m. | Stackner Ballroom, Campus Center | Free

Join us for a night of big band swing music, dancing, and beverages. This event will take place immediately following the 50th Reunion Dinner, but all Pioneers are welcome. This event will featuring the Carroll University Jazz Band and guest musicians.

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


Saturday, October 12

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.

Cultural Diversity Discussion
9:30 –11 a.m. | Hastad Hall 160

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


Pastries with Profs
10–11 a.m. | Hastad Hall first floor lobby
Visit with professors including our honored guests and retired emeriti faculty - Dr. Richard O'Farrell, Dr. Wilma Robinson, and Dr. David Simpson - who will also be available to meet and greet alumni and friends after this event inside tailgate tents at Otteson Parking following the Homecoming parade.

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

Registration and warm ups beginning at 9 a.m.

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.

Dedication of the Dr. Richard J. O'Farrell Math Commons
11:00 a.m. | Mathematics House, 202 W. College Avenue

In honor of Dr. O'Farrell, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics. 11:00 a.m. dedication with annual Aftermath Tailgate and festivities to follow in Otteson Lot.
Can't make it to the dedication? Tune in to a live-stream of the ceremony to help celebrate with Dr. O virturally.

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!

Pioneer Tailgate
11 a.m.

Check out a list and map for these tailgate gatherings here.

Class of 1984 Tailgate
Beginning at 11 a.m. | Crofts Morava Pavilion

Gather with Pioneers from the Class of 1984 for this tailgate, celebrating a very special 35th reunion! This tailgate will be pot-luck style. Please consider bringing a dish or beverage to share with those that stop by.

Stepping Stones Project
11 a.m–3 p.m. | Pioneer Tailgate

Please help the Exploring Program by filling out a survey to help CU undergraduate students learn about your career journey after graduation. *Free gift for your time filling out the survey.
We will be at the following events:
               Homecoming Resource Table in the Campus Center from 3:30-6:00pm on Friday, October 11th
               Big Band Swing Dance outside of the Stackner Ballroom from 7:30-9:00pm on Friday, October 11th
               Pioneer Tailgate in the PT Building Parking Lot from 11:00am-3:00pm on Saturday, October 12th

Homecoming Parade
11:30 a.m.–Noon

Golden Pioneer Luncheon and Class of 1969 Induction Ceremony
12:30–2 p.m. | Stackner Ballroom, Campus Center | $25

Luncheon for all Golden Pioneers (graduated prior to 1969) celebrating the induction of the Class of 1969 into the Golden Pioneer community.

Football vs. Millikin 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.

'70s Decade Gathering
5–8 p.m.
| Stackner Ballroom, Campus Center | $15 per person

Celebrating the Classes of 1974 and 1979. Open gathering for all ’70s alumni (1970-1979) celebrating the 45th reunion (Class of 1974) and 40th reunion (Class of 1979) milestones.

'80s Decade Gathering - Schlag Party!
5–8 p.m. | Humphrey Art Building | $15 per person

Celebrating the Classes of 1984 and 1989. Open gathering for all '80s alumni (1980-1989) celebrating the 35th reunion (Class of 1984) and 30th reunion (Class of 1989) milestones.

'90s and '00s Decade Gathering
5–7 p.m. | Club 400 | $15 per person

Celebrating the Classes of 1994, 1999, 2004 and 2009. Open gathering for all '90s alumni (1990–1999) and '00s alumni (2000–2009) celebrating the 25th reunion (Class of 1994), 20th reunion (Class of 1999), 15th reunion (Class of 2004) and 10th reunion (Class of 2009) milestones.

Pioneer Party
5 p.m.–Close | Club 400 | Free

Join us and other Pioneers after the football game at this fun downtown bar. Drawings for free Carroll swag at event!

Class of 1969 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.

Sunday, October 13

Carroll Memorial Worship Service
9-10 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.

Homecoming Resource Table
10-11:30 a.m. | Campus Center Lobby

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

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction & Luncheon
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Stackner Ballroom, Campus Center | $30 - adults, $15 - children (under 12)

Help us recognize and celebrate our 2019 inductees to our Athletic Hall of Fame with a formal program and catered lunch.


Carroll Family Day at Schuett Pumpkin Farm
Noon-4:00 p.m. | Schuett Farms | W299S6370 State Road 83 | Mukwonago

Join us the tail-end of Homecoming & Reunion Weekend for a Fall day out at the farm! For more infomation and to register, check out the event details.

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