Grandparents Day

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October 22, 2018


08:30 AM to 08:00 PM


Take the opportunity to spend a day on campus to get a taste of your grandchild’s college experience and see for yourself the great things that are happening at Houghton College!


8:00-9:00 a.m. Check-in & Continental Breakfast (Van Dyk Lounge, Reinhold Campus Center)

9:00-10:30 a.m. Guided Walking Tours of Campus
Complimentary Photo Opportunity with your grandchild(ren) (Van Dyk Lounge)

11:05 a.m. Chapel (Wesley Chapel Auditorium)

Noon Lunch with the President (South End Dining Room, Reinhold Campus Center)

1:00-4:00 p.m. Enjoy a variety of activities on campus (in addition to the scheduled activities belows, consider attending a class with your grandchild, a visit to the college archives, shopping at The Highlanders Shop, or a walk in our forest and nature trails [maps provided])

1:00 - Ortlip Mural Presentation (Paul Shea, grandson of artist H. Willard Orlip will bring to life the 160 foot famous mural "Redemption.")

1:30 - Painting with a Twist (take home a 9x12 piece of art that you create yourself under the direction of Abby Taylor '19, who will guide you through the process step by step) * limited space available - sign-up at check-in

2:00 and 3:00 - Guided tours of Kerr-Pegula Athletic Complex and the Equestrian Center

3:00 - Photo Journey through Houghton's History with Douglas Gaerte, Professor of Communication

4:00 p.m. Coffee and Cookies

4:30 p.m. Greatbatch School of Music performance

6:00 p.m.  Optional Dinner (reservation required)


Pre-registration ended at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17.

Registration Fee ($25/person)
Includes continental breakfast and lunch


Phyllis Gaerte


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