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AT HOMEcoming 2020

Banner reading At Homecoming 2020 with a picture of Blue IV the Bulldog mascot.

Online registration for AT HOMEcoming has closed. Inside Butler: An On-Campus Update will be available to view at 3:30 PM EDT on Friday at The Live Hardhat Tour of the Sciences Complex will be shown live at 3:00 PM EDT on Saturday at Please email if you would like access to any of the remaining sessions.


Schedule of Events

Tuesday, September 22

7:00 PM EDT – The Science of Beer

You’ve heard about grains and mash, hops and yeast, and fermentation – but how do they all work together to become beer? Join Butler Chemistry Professors Dr. Mike Samide and Dr. Anne Wilson for a short presentation about the science behind at-home brewing, followed by an interactive at-home beer tasting experience. Space is limited. 

Wednesday, September 23

5:30 PM EDT - College of Education Expert Hour

Join the College of Education for the first in a series of faculty dialogues focusing on critical issues in the field of education. This session, Educator Self-Care, will feature Dr. Lori Desautels and her strategies for educators and families navigating the challenges of the pandemic. Space is limited.

Friday, September 25

3:30 PM EDT – Inside Butler: An On-Campus Update

From the Carter House living room, President Danko will share the latest University updates. Special guests will provide an intimate view of campus and show how our students, faculty, and staff are living out The Butler Way during a year like no other. Bring your favorite refreshments and plan to join us for this unique experience, all from the comfort of your living room.

4:30 PM EDT – A Conversation with LSB Graduate Michael Bennett ‘09  

Alumni, students, and friends are invited to a conversation with 2020 Joseph Irwin Sweeney Alumni Achievement Award honoree, Michael Bennett ‘09. Hear about Michael’s path from Butler to Wall Street and his role in the development of the annual Wall Street Trek program, which allows current students to explore opportunities in New York City. Learn about the importance of diversity on Wall Street and plans to expand access to the Wall Street Trek program to additional Butler students.  

Saturday, September 26

11:00 AM EDT – COPHS Coffee Hour 

Join us for an hour of intriguing conversation with special guests and learn what’s happening around the College. Space is limited.

11:00 AM EDT – Bring Your Own Coffee with the JCA Dean

Learn what’s new for the fall in the Jordan College of the Arts with this interactive session with Dean Lisa Brooks. Space is limited.

12:00 PM EDT – Connect with the College of Communication

Join the College of Communication for a unique, interactive session with fellow graduates. The session will start with conversations highlighting the College’s 2020 Butler Alumni Association Award honorees; hear from Teresa Mask ‘93 and Wendi C. Thomas ‘93 (Robert Todd Duncan Alumni Achievement Award recipient) at noon followed by Rhyan Henson ‘14 with Brandon Gaudin ‘06 (Hilton Ultimus Brown Alumni Achievement Award recipient) at 12:20 PM EDT. Then, connect with fellow attendees in breakouts for CCOM affinity groups and clubs. 

3:00 PM EDT – Live Hardhat Tour of the New Sciences Complex

Step inside and see the progress on Butler’s $100 million investment to expand and renovate our science facilities. This transformative project will add 55,000 square feet of additional academic space, high-tech classrooms, state-of-the-art lab space, and collaborative work spaces for students across multiple disciplines. Join us for a live, interactive tour of the new building and renovated space and learn more about the project from Dean Jay Howard and various LAS faculty.

AT HOMEcoming Game

4:00 PM EDT – Butler vs. Butler Virtual Trivia, sponsored by Elements Financial

For the first time, our alumni and fans have the opportunity to be the Homecoming game winners! Participants will be randomly matched with fellow Bulldogs on trivia teams for this interactive contest. Questions will include both general knowledge and Butler trivia. Test your skills against fellow Bulldogs, as only one team will be crowned the AT HOMEcoming victor and win Butler swag!

2020 Alumni Award Honorees

The Alumni Association is honored to recognize the below individuals for their extraordinary professional achievement and service to the University and their communities. The 2020 recipients will be recognized on campus at a time to be determined in 2021. In the meantime, please take a moment to learn more about their remarkable accomplishments.

2020 Honorees

Butler Medal • Thomas A. King '66 

Butler Service Medal • Dr. James Berry

Robert Todd Duncan Alumni Achievement Award • Wendi C. Thomas '93 

Katharine Merrill Graydon Alumni Service Award • Mary Majewski Shaw '93 

Hilton Ultimus Brown Alumni Achievement Award •  Brandon M. Gaudin '06 

Joseph Irwin Sweeney Alumni Service Award •  Michael R. Bennett '09 

Mortar Award •  Albert and Margaret Chen

Foundation Award • Scott '03 and Katie Nichols '05


AT HOMEcoming Contests!

Want to score some Butler swag? Here's how to do it! Go Dawgs!

On Social Media

Share your participation in AT HOMEcoming via social media to win a deluxe AT HOMEcoming tailgate prize pack. Post a photo with Blue from your Dawg House using the tag #ButlerHoco. We encourage you to get creative in constructing your Dawg House!

Coloring Contest

The annual Homecoming Coloring Contest is back! Spend some of your time “AT HOME” designing the winning entry. Download this year’s entry here and be sure to include your contact information on your submission. Winners will be determined in multiple age groups and contacted if selected as Top Dawg!

AT HOMEcoming Extras!

Make sure you're ready to have an AT HOMEcoming like no other!


Commemorate this memorable year with special AT HOMEcoming merchandise. Items will be shipped directly to your home, and a percentage of the proceeds will benefit the Butler Fund for Student Scholarship.

Social Icons

Show your AT HOMEcoming enthusiasm by changing your profile pic and posting our graphics on social media.

Just for Fun

Visit our Virtual Campus Kit for fun resources for the whole family, including Butler Zoom backgrounds to use during AT HOMEcoming and activities for younger Bulldogs!

For Future Bulldogs

Do you have a Butler legacy who is exploring college options? Check out our virtual campus tours to see what Butler has to offer our next generation of Bulldogs.