Homecoming Court in Parade

Join us for this year’s Homecoming celebration with all the traditional events and flair, as well as some new online and livestream opportunities for those who are unable to make it back to campus. 

We intend to host in-person events, which may include some attendance limits, social distancing, and COVID-19 symptom screening procedures. The full extent of attendance guidelines will be communicated later this summer as we receive updated guidance from the State of Michigan. 

For now, please mark your calendar and make plans to join us in October.

If you already know you are planning to return, please let us know by completing the online registration. The online registration provides the ability to register for specific reunion class events as well as general Homecoming activities.  Click here to go to the registration site.

Overnight Accommodations - a block of hotel rooms is available for Alma alumni at The Comfort Inn & Suites Mt. Pleasant  and The Courtyard Hotel Mt. Pleasant on Friday, Oct. 1 and Saturday, Oct. 2.  Be sure to reference you are with Alma College Homecoming when making your reservation.  

A fee based shuttle bus service will be available between these hotels and Alma on Friday and Saturday. Only those who pre-register will be be allowed to use the service. Complete the Homecoming registration form to signup for this service. 

Homecoming 2021 Schedule of Events

Friday, Oct. 1

Noon - 4:00 p.m. Education Department Professional Development Opportunity for educators - Social Emotional Learning

Noon - 5:00 p.m. Guided Campus Tours Featuring Our Time is Now Campaign Impact

4:30 p.m. Class of 1970 & 1971 50-Year Class Reunion Reception

6:00 p.m. Class of 1970 & 1971 50-Year Class Reunion Dinner

6:00 p.m. Class of 1980 Reception & Pizza Sam’s Dinner with former faculty

8:00 pm. Percussion Ensemble and Pipe Band Concert (with livestream option)

9:00 p.m. Class of 1996 Reunion Social 

9:00 p.m. Class of 2011 Reunion Social

Saturday, Oct. 2

9:00 a.m. Scot Trot 5K

9:00 a.m. Kiltie Alumni Band Rehearsal

9:30 a.m. Dunning Memorial Chapel Re-Dedication (with livestream option)

10:00 a.m. Guided and Self-Guided Campus Tour

10:00 a.m. Class of 2011 10-Year Reunion

10:30 a.m. Cheer Team Demonstration

11:00 a.m. Homecoming Parade (with livestream option)

11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Residence Hall Open House – Hall staff will provide guided tours in each building starting from the lobby of each building

12:00 p.m. Order of the Golden Thistle (50 Year+ Alumni) Luncheon

12:00 p.m. Food Truck Lunch Fair 

12:30 p.m. Class of 1980 Reunion and 1980 Guest House Ribbon Cutting

12:30 p.m. Class of 1996 25-Year Reunion Tailgate

12:30 p.m. 1970 Cross Country MIAA Champion Team & 1970 & ’71 MIAA Champion Track Team Reunion 

1:30-4:00 p.m. Family Tent with Kids Activities

2:00 p.m. Football Game (with livestream option)

4:30 p.m. Academic Departments Faculty and Alumni Reception

5:30 p.m. Grand Marshal’s Reception and Alumni Awards

7:30 p.m. Choir Concert (with livestream option)

Sunday, Oct. 3

10:30 a.m. Homecoming Brunch - Hamilton Commons