Homecoming Weekend

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September 30 - October 4


Houghton College 1 Willard Ave
Houghton, 14744 United States
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11:00 a.m.  Legacy Family Chapel- Steve ’65 & Karen (Greer ’65) Lynip will join Michael Jordan and JL Miller for a special Homecoming chapel discussion. The Lynips have a multi-generational connection to Houghton College, and they will share that legacy and discuss the impact of Houghton on their family.


First Year Student Tradition Event


Alumni Art Exhibit- RECOLLECTIVE offers new perspectives to a familiar place. This is a space for exchange and reunion to build something new together once again. Through visual art and design in variety of media as well as written work, the alumni artists ask critical questions and carefully consider their experience at Houghton and the time after.  Merritt Becknell ‘15, Amy Coon ‘14, Joshua Duttweiler ‘15, Alex Hood ‘15, Natalie Moffitt ‘14, Hannah Jennings Murphy ‘13, Brady Robinson ‘15, Lindsay Burgher Seddon ‘13, Laurissa Widrick ‘15

Highlander 5K- Participate between 8:00 AM, Friday, October 2 – 12:00 PM, Sunday, October 4.  A live event will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday for students, faculty, and staff.  Pre-registration is required with a suggested donation of $10.00 per person.  All proceeds will support the SGA Turkey Drive for Allegany County families.  Prizes will be awarded.  Watch the website at www.houghton.edu/homecoming for event and registration details.

Campus Tour

11:00 a.m.-  Homecoming Legacy Chapel- Join us for a time of convocation and worship as we celebrate the rich heritage of Houghton College and the achievements and service of our alumni.

6:00 p.m.- Society Celebration (by invitation only)- The Society Celebration is a gathering of the members of the 1883 Society and the James S. Luckey Society, celebrating their faithful generosity to Houghton College.

8:00 p.m.- Homecoming Collage Concert- The Greatbatch School of Music presents “Homecoming Collage 2020.” This virtual performance will feature select student ensembles and faculty performers.



Equestrian Open House

9:00 a.m.- Highlander 5K (live for students, faculty, and staff)

10:00 a.m.- Advancement SeminarThe Power of Endowment (virtual seminar by Office of Advancement) Join on Zoom

11:00 a.m.- Dedication of The Katherine W. Lindley Center for Law & Constitutional Studies

11:00 a.m.- Highlander Locker Room (virtual gathering for alumni and student-athletes)

11:45 a.m.- IMPACT Celebration (virtual celebration for the extraordinary generosity of the Houghton Faithful throughout IMPACT: The Campaign for Greater Houghton)

12:00 – 2:00 p.m.- Hands on Houghton Festival – fun activates for all ages led by Houghton College faculty.  Lego Fancher Hall, Rope Tying – Laura Alexeichik Thayer ‘01, Birding – Eli Knapp ‘00, Art – Aaron Harrison ‘01

1:00 p.m.- “0” Reunion Celebration  – Class of 2020

35th Reunion Celebration – Class of 1985

30th Reunion Celebration – Class of 1990

2:00 p.m.- 10th Reunion Celebration – Class of 2010

15th Reunion Celebration – Class of 2005

20th Reunion Celebration – Class of 2000

6:00 p.m.- Mosaic Center Round Table- Hosted by Nuk Kongkaw ’11, Director of the Mosaic Center

7:00 p.m.- 25th Reunion Celebration – Class of 1995



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