October 3, 2019

Enjoy Homecoming Weekend 2019 Events at Andrews University

Andrews University Homecoming 2019 is scheduled for September 26–29. The community is invited to participate in several activities during this four-day...

Andrews University Homecoming 2019 is scheduled for September 26–29. The community is invited to participate in several activities during this four-day event, including the 33rd annual parade, annual classic car show, international flag raising ceremony, gala concert, 5K/10K run, and more. Visit alumni.andrews.edu/homecoming to view the full schedule and see more events you might be interested in!




2 p.m.
Andreasen Center for Wellness Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening Celebration

Andreasen Center for Wellness

Come join us for congratulatory speeches, the grand ribbon cutting and tours. Light refreshments will be provided.



1–4 p.m.
Homecoming Classic Car Show
Andrews Bookstore parking lot
Join us for this nostalgic fifth annual event, hosted by the Andrews University Bookstore.


5 p.m.
33rd Annual Homecoming Parade
Viewing bleachers curbside, between the Howard & Seminary buildings
Come out and watch the pageantry of the creative floats, marching bands and fire trucks as they move through campus during this harvest-themed parade. The Sammy Arepas food truck will be on site with vegetarian Latin food offerings after the parade.


6:30 p.m.
International Flag Raising Ceremony
Flag Mall
Our campus is world renowned for the way it reflects the international composition of our world church. This annual ceremony provides a beautiful portrayal of our global family. If you have international attire, please wear it proudly!




8 p.m.
Homecoming Gala Concert: A Tribute to Paul Hamel
Howard Performing Arts Center
This is a complimentary concert featuring the Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Chris Wild, the University Singers, conducted by Stephen Zork, and the Wind Symphony, conducted by Byron Graves. This year’s concert will include a special tribute to Paul Hamel (BA ’48) in celebration of his 100th birthday and his immense impact on the Andrews University Department of Music during his lifetime. A dessert reception will be held after the program.


 9 p.m.
Alumni vs. Students Basketball Games
Andreasen Center for Wellness
The Cardinal men’s and women’s basketball teams will make their debut as they compete against alumni teams. Be sure to come and cheer your team on.



7:30–11:30 a.m. 

Aviation Annual Fly-In/Drive-In Pancake Breakfast 

Andrews University Airpark

Adults $7 (children ages 5 and under $3)

Breakfast will be served until 11 a.m.

The Andrews University Airpark invites pilots and non-pilots alike to come out for this annual event. Come for a hearty pancake breakfast in one of our large hangars. Stay to check out the interesting aircraft or vehicles that show up. Learn about the services available to pilots and their aircraft as you see the airport facilities and check out our fleet of planes. Breakfast is free for fly-in pilots and drive-in antique car owners!


9 a.m. (on-site registration & packet pick-up from 8–8:45 a.m.)
Harvest Run 5K/10K and 1-Mile Walk
Andreasen Center for Wellness
Day-of Pricing: Adults $32, current AU students $22, 1-Mile Walk $12 (Discount available for online registration before September 24 at 11:59 p.m.)
Come enjoy the beautiful views of Andrews University’s central campus and (for the 10k) challenging forest trails. Run past iconic scenes such as the J.N. Andrews sculpture, the entrance globe and ULC arch. Learn more or register at alumni.andrews.edu/run.


Founded in 1874, Andrews University is the flagship institution of higher education for the Seventh-day Adventist Church and offers more than 200 areas of study including advanced degrees. Its main campus is in Berrien Springs, Michigan, but the University also provides instruction at colleges and universities in 25 countries around the world.