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Homecoming 2018

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Join fellow Bulldogs on September 28-30, 2018 as we welcome you back to campus in celebration of Homecoming 2018. Bring your family and enjoy the Homecoming festivities, cheer on your Bulldogs, and catch up with classmates, professors, and friends—there is something for everyone!

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Homecoming Schedule (subject to change)

Last updated: August 15, 2018

Paw Print  denotes a family friendly event

Thursday, September 27

7:30 PM

Wind Ensemble Concert
Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts
FREE

Friday, September 28

8:00 PM - 3:30 PM

JCA Classes to Observe
Lilly Hall

Observe dance, music, theatre, and art classes in Lilly Hall! View the list of classes to observe, and RSVP to let professors know you'll be observing by calling the JCA main office at 317-940-9653.

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Reunion Registration and Hospitality for the Class of 1968 and the Class of 1958
Fairview House Community Room

2:00 PM

Reunion Campus Tour for the Class of 1968 and the Class of 1958
Fairview House Community Room

Join classmates from 1968 and 1958 for a walking tour of campus, and see how Butler has evolved over the last 50+ years.

3:30 PM

State of the University Address
Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts
FREE, Reservation requested

Please join President James M. Danko as we celebrate Butler University’s progress and accomplishments—and learn what the future holds—at his annual State of the University address.
*Special reserved seating for Trustees, Alumni Board members, Board of Visitor members, the Class of 1968 and the Class of 1958

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Hospitality Lounge for the Class of 1968 and the Class of 1958, complimentary
Fairview House Community Room
FREE, Reservation requested

Relax and visit with classmates between the State of the University Address and the Alumni Awards Ceremony. Visit the campus bookstore, or explore campus on your own. Staff will be onsite to watch personal items so come and go as you please. Light refreshments will be served. Reservations requested.

4:45 PM

JCA Welcome Open House
Lilly Hall, Third Floor Lobby
FREE, Reservation requested

4:45 PM

Formal Opening of South Campus
South Campus
FREE, Reservation requested

Butler University’s College of Education invites you to celebrate its new home! Please join us for appetizers and drinks before the start of the program at 5:15 PM.

5:00 PM -7:00 PM

Efroymson Diversity Center Homecoming Reunion and Open House Paw Print
Efroymson Diversity Center, Lower Level of Atherton Union

Join students, alumni, and staff for light refreshments on Friday evening, while exploring the programs and services the Efroymson Diversity Center offers to students. Reservations requested but not required.

6:00 PM

Volleyball – Butler vs. Creighton Paw Print
Hinkle Fieldhouse

Ticket Prices: $7 general admission adult and $4 general admission youth at the gate.

6:00 PM

Butler Hillel Shabbat Service & Dinner Paw Print
Center for Faith & Vocation

To RSVP, contact Sam Barasch or call the CFV at 317-940-8253.

6:00 PM

Alumni Recognition Ceremony and Reception
Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts
$25 per person; Registration Required

Don’t miss this special evening as the Alumni Association honors fellow alumni for extraordinary professional achievement and service to the University and their communities, including recognition of the members of the Class of 1968 and the Class of 1958 as they celebrate their 50th and 60th anniversaries. Honorees include:

Butler Medal 
John B. Dunn ’77
Butler Service Medal 
Jeanne Hawkins VanTyle '74 MS '80
Robert Todd Duncan Alumni Achievement Award 
Hoagland C. Elliott '62
Katharine Merrill Graydon Alumni Service Award
Julie Russell Dilts '92
Hilton Ultimus Brown Alumni Achievement Award
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Dr. Adam B. Hill '03
Joseph Irwin Sweeney Alumni Service Award
 
Kyle S. Delaney ’03
Butler University Mortar Award
 
Jean McAnulty Smith '65
Butler University Foundation Award
John MBA ’04 and Jordanna MBA ’03 Perry
Class of 1968
Class of 1958
 

7:00 PM

Engineering Dual Degree Program Dinner
Robertson Hall Sitting Room
$25 alumni/$10 students; Registration Required

Network with fellow EDDP graduates and current students. Alumni registration includes dinner, dessert, and beverages, and helps subsidize the current student price. Plus, all proceeds go to the Engineering Club for events and activities throughout the year.

8:00 PM

Holcomb Observatory and Planetarium Show with Telescope Viewing  Paw Print
Holcomb Observatory

Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Butler students are free with ID. No reservations required. Doors open at 8:00 PM with Planetarium Show at 8:30 PM and Telescope Viewing (weather permitting) at 9:30 PM.

 

Saturday, September 29

8:00 AM

Bulldog Boulevard - Butler's Biggest Tailgate! presented by 
Hinkle Fieldhouse West Parking Lot

Join the fun at Butler’s Biggest Tailgate! Bring food, drinks, friends, and come and go as your please to this exciting atmosphere.

There are two tailgating options available for purchase:

• Bulldog Boulevard Package
Fans can choose to be part of Bulldog Boulevard, a section of tents where fans can set up their own tailgate. A Bulldog Boulevard tailgate pass is $125 and includes tented tailgating space, one Hinkle Fieldhouse parking space in the West lot near Bulldog Boulevard, one eight-foot table, a sign identifying your tent, and four general admission football tickets. Fans provide food, drinks, friends, and a great tailgating atmosphere. We are looking for true blue Butler fans who can bring energy and excitement to this game day tailgating experience.

• General Tailgate Package:
This package includes a parking space for your vehicle in the Hinkle Fieldhouse East parking lot, and four general admission football tickets ($100 - price includes parking pass, 4 tickets, and shipping costs).

Tailgating space is limited and reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, as the Hinkle lot typically sells out for Homecoming. Bulldog Boulevard tailgating is from 8:00 AM until two hours post-game or 5:00 PM. Please see Athletics' complete tailgating policy.

9:00 -
11:00 AM
Lacy School of Business Building Tours 
Lacy School of Business

FREE; Reservation Required

A limited number of spots will be available at 9:00 AM, 9:40 AM, and 10:20 AM, to see the progress on the new Lacy School of Business building, slated to open summer 2019. (Limit 4 people per registration.)

9:00 -
11:00 AM
Irvington House Open House Paw Print
Irvington House

FREE

Alumni are invited to see the newest student housing facility that officially welcomed students for the first time this fall.

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

JCA Butler Ballet: The Nutcracker Rehearsal Paw Print

Lilly Hall Dance Studio 310
FREE

See JCA students hard at work preparing for the performances and get a taste of what the final product will be. Guests are welcome to stop by and view rehearsals of The Nutcracker from the observation windows outside of the studio. Butler Ballet performs this fully staged, holiday favorite production in central Indiana; performances will be in Clowes Memorial Hall November 30 – December 3. See JCA students hard at work preparing for the performances and get a taste of what the final product will be.

9:00 AM

Sigma Chi Chariot Race Paw Print
Along Hampton Drive
FREE

9:30 AM

Butler Bulldog Beauty Contest  Paw Print
Hinkle Fieldhouse Parking Lot
FREE

A Homecoming favorite, Blue III ("Trip") hosts the 18th annual contest. This is a must-attend event for all Bulldog fans! Register here.

10:00 AM

- 1:00 PM

Alumni Association Tailgate  Paw Print
Bulldog Boulevard, Hinkle Fieldhouse
FREE
Make sure you stop by the Alumni Association Tent! We'll have a photo booth, drink specials, and special guests dropping by throughout the day. 

10:00 AM

- 1:00 PM

The President's Club Tailgate
Bulldog Boulevard, Hinkle Fieldhouse
FREE
President’s Club donors (those who have contributed $2,500 or more annually to academic, scholarship, or student-life initiatives) are invited to join us for a special tailgate. We invite you to stop by for food, refreshments, and giveaways as we recognize your contributions to Butler’s success!

10:00 AM

- 1:00 PM

Butler Family Reunion Tailgate
Bulldog Boulevard, Hinkle Fieldhouse
FREE, Registration requested
Make your way to the “Butler Family Reunion” for HoCo 2018!  Having grown to one of the largest and loudest tailgate gatherings, we welcome all former and current students to mix and mingle, and get your dance on! This tailgate is hosted annually by Kent’ 94 and Brittney ‘94 Greer, and is sponsored this year by the Legacy Foundation. 

10:00 AM

- 1:00 PM

Family Fun Fest Paw Print
HRC Lawn
FREE

Bring the entire family to enjoy Family Fun Fest. Activities for all ages, including face painting, balloon animals, bounce house, and more!

10:00 AM

- 1:00 PM

Food Truck Festival Paw Print
Along 49th Street, Hinkle Fieldhouse Parking Lot

​Returning to Homecoming in 2018, alumni and fans can visit food truck vendors including: Byrnes Grilled Pizza, Slider Station, and Beach Bum Barbeque.

10:00 AM

- 1:00 PM

Class of 1968 Reunion Tailgate Brunch
Reunion Tent on Bulldog Boulevard
$25/person; Registration required and includes a ticket with special reserved seating for the football game

Join classmates as we honor the Class of 1968 with a special tailgate brunch. Reconnect with classmates prior to the morning activities and football game. The gathering will include a class photo opportunity.

10:00 AM

- 1:00 PM

Class of 1958 Reunion Tailgate Brunch
Reunion Tent on Bulldog Boulevard
$25/person; Registration required and includes a ticket with special reserved seating for the football game

Join classmates as we honor the Class of 1958 with a special tailgate brunch. Reconnect with classmates prior to the morning activities and football game. The gathering will include a class photo opportunity.

10:00 AM

- 1:00 PM

Lacy School of Business Alumni Tailgate Paw Print
Bulldog Boulevard, Hinkle Fieldhouse
FREE; Reservation Requested

Celebrate Homecoming at our annual tailgate on Bulldog Boulevard. Catch up with fellow alumni, enjoy refreshments, and learn about our new building, opening in 2019. 

10:00 AM

- 1:00 PM

Jordan College of the Arts Alumni Community Tailgate Paw Print
Bulldog Boulevard, Hinkle Fieldhouse
FREE; Reservation Requested

Connect with JCA graduates, current students, and faculty and staff, as the JCA Alumni Community hosts a tent on Bulldog Boulevard!

10:00 AM

- 1:00 PM

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences  Paw Print
Bulldog Boulevard, Hinkle Fieldhouse
FREE; Reservation Requested

Please join the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at this traditional tailgate!

10:00 AM

- 1:00 PM

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Tailgate Paw Print
Bulldog Boulevard, Hinkle Fieldhouse
FREE; Reservation Requested

The faculty and staff in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invite you to join us in our LAS tailgate tent located on Bulldog Boulevard. LAS alumni are encouraged to stop by for conversation with LAS faculty and use the tent as a meeting location to reconnect with fellow alumni.

10:00 AM

- 1:00 PM

EDDP Tailgate Paw Print
Bulldog Boulevard, Hinkle Fieldhouse
FREE, Reservation Requested

10:00 AM

- 1:00 PM

Young Alumni Tailgate hosted by the Young Alumni Board Paw Print
Bulldog Boulevard, Hinkle Fieldhouse
FREE

Bulldogs of the last ten years are invited to stop by and enjoy games, free food, giveaways, and more while tailgating with fellow young alumni.

10:00 AM

- 1:00 PM

College of Communication/WAJC/WTBU/Collegian/Speech Pathology Reunion Tailgate Paw Print
Bulldog Boulevard, Hinkle Fieldhouse
FREE; Reservation Requested

Join the College of Communication as we welcome back graduates from our diverse programs and student groups. You are invited to stop by to connect with faculty and learn what our students are working on today to prepare them for their field. We encourage alumni from all of our programs (Aphasia, Speech-Language, and Audiology Clinics, Dawgnet, PRSSA, Adrenaline, Speech Pathology, and BRIC) to be part of the celebration!

10:25 AM

Butler Bulldogs Football Team Walk Paw Print
Up Lake Road and past the Health and Recreation Complex (HRC)
FREE

12:45 PM

Butler University Marching Band Pre-Game Performance  Paw Print

1:00 PM

Butler Bulldogs vs. Morehead State Eagles Paw Print

Advance Ticket Prices: $15 reserved seats, $9 general admission adult, $5 general admission youth (Game Day Prices:  $20 reserved seats, $12 general admission adult, $8 general admission youth) Bulldog fans with a football ticket will receive free entry into Saturday’s volleyball match versus Providence.

6:00 PM

Volleyball - Butler vs. Providence Paw Print
Hinkle Fieldhouse

Ticket Prices: $7 general admission adult and $4 general admission youth at the gate. Admission is free with your football ticket.

6:00 PM

JCA Alumni Dinner
Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts
$20 alumni/$10 students; Registration Required

Network with fellow JCA graduates and current students. Alumni registration includes dinner, dessert, and beverages, and helps subsidize the current student price.

8:00 PM

Holcomb Observatory and Planetarium Show with Telescope Viewing
Holcomb Observatory

Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Butler students are free with ID. No reservations required. Doors open at 8:00 PM with planetarium show at 8:30 PM and telescope viewing (weather permitting) at 9:30 PM. 

Sunday, September 30

2:00 PM

JCA Campus Tour
Meet in the East Lobby of Lilly Hall

4:00 PM

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing Tour with Hank and John Green
Clowes Memorial Hall

Purchase Tickets

Join Hank Green and special guest John Green on tour in support of Hank’s debut novel AN ABSOLUTELY REMARKABLE THING. In this multimedia event, the brothers will talk about Hank’s book, answer audience questions, perform live music, and more. All tickets include an autographed copy of AN ABSOLUTELY REMARKABLE THING.

Class of 1968 and Class of 1958 Reunion Schedule

Friday, September 28

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Registration and Hospitality for the Class of 1968 and the Class of 1958
Fairview House Community Room

2:00 PM

Reunion Campus Tour for the Class of 1968 and the Class of 1958
Fairview House Community Room

Join classmates from 1968 and 1958 for a walking tour of campus, and see how Butler has evolved over the last 50+ years.

3:30 PM

State of the University Address
Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts
FREE, Reservation requested

Please join President James M. Danko as we celebrate Butler University’s progress and accomplishments—and learn what the future holds—at his annual State of the University address.
*Special reserved seating for the Class of 1968 and 1958

4:30 PM

- 6:00 PM

Hospitality Lounge for the Class of 1968 and the Class of 1958, complimentary
Fairview House Community Room
FREE, Reservation requested

Relax and visit with classmates between the State of the University Address and the Alumni Awards Ceremony. Visit the campus bookstore, or explore campus on your own. Staff will be onsite to watch personal items so come and go as you please. Light refreshments will be served. Reservations requested.

6:00 PM

Alumni Recognition Ceremony and Reception
Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts
$25 per person; Reservation Required

Don’t miss this special evening as the Alumni Association honors fellow alumni for extraordinary professional achievement and service to the University and their communities, including recognition of the members of the Class of 1968 and the Class of 1958 as they celebrate their 60th and 50th anniversaries. Honorees include:
 

Butler Medal 
John B. Dunn ’77
Butler Service Medal 
Jeanne Hawkins VanTyle '74 MS '80
Robert Todd Duncan Alumni Achievement Award 
Hoagland C. "Hoagy" Elliott '62
Katharine Merrill Graydon Alumni Service Award 
Julie Russell Dilts '92
Hilton Ultimus Brown Alumni Achievement Award 
Dr. Adam B. Hill '03
Joseph Irwin Sweeney Alumni Service Award 
  Kyle S. Delaney ’03
Ovid Butler Society Mortar Award 
  Jean McAnulty Smith '65
Ovid Butler Society Foundation Award 
John MBA ’04 and Jordanna MBA ’03 Perry
Class of 1968
Class of 1958

 

Saturday, September 29

10:00 AM

- 1:00 PM

Class of 1968 Reunion Tailgate Brunch
Reunion Tent on Bulldog Boulevard
$25/person; Registration required and includes a ticket with special reserved seating for the football game

Join classmates as we honor the Class of 1968 with a special tailgate brunch. Reconnect with classmates prior to the morning activities and football game. The gathering will include a class photo opportunity.

10:00 AM

- 1:00 PM

Class of 1958 Reunion Tailgate Brunch
Reunion Tent on Bulldog Boulevard
$25/person; Registration required and includes a ticket with special reserved seating for the football game

Join classmates as we honor the Class of 1958 with a special tailgate brunch. Reconnect with classmates prior to the morning activities and football game. The gathering will include a class photo opportunity.