Houghton College will celebrate Homecoming & Family Weekend 2017 on Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7.
Friday’s events will include the presentation of Houghton Alumni Awards at the morning Homecoming Legacy Chapel, a book signing by historical fantasy author and 2013 Houghton graduate Elle (Laura Katherine White), and the Homecoming Collage concert, where ensembles of the Greatbatch School of Music will join together for an evening of beautiful music.
Saturday’s events will begin with a groundbreaking ceremony in the morning for the new equestrian arena at the Houghton College Equestrian Center, followed by an open house and equestrian showcase.
All are invited to witness and participate in the first-ever bagpipe parade later that morning, an exciting event led by bagpiper Andrew Hutton ’18 and featuring Houghton College President Shirley A. Mullen, alumni, athletic teams, student groups, and more. The parade will be streamed online via Facebook Live and finish at the Kerr-Pegula Field House (KPFH), where the college will officially kick off its $70 million comprehensive campaign titled “IMPACT: The Campaign for Greater Houghton.”
After the ceremony, all are invited to enjoy lunch and the “Hands-on Houghton” Festival at the KPFH. Families will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of activities, including interactive events with academic departments, giant Jenga and other games, and entertainment from “Dr. Bubbles,” portrayed by 1968 Houghton graduate Richard Close.
Additionally, Houghton Highlander athletics will compete on Saturday, with cross-country, field hockey, tennis, and soccer competitions throughout the day.
To see the full schedule for Homecoming & Family Weekend 2017, visit www.houghton.edu/homecoming.