Homecoming 2022   

   November 11-12

Schedule

Times and locations are subject to change. Please check back here for the most current updates.

Cougar Corner Campus Store hours

  • Friday, Nov. 11 - 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 12 - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Happy Bean Coffee Shop located in the Thorne Library hours

  • Friday, Nov. 11 - 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 12 - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The 586 located in Ariel/Prince Student Union hours

  • Friday, Nov. 11 - Noon to Midnight
  • Saturday, Nov. 12 - Noon to 5 p.m.

Friday, November 11, 2022

President’s Prayer Breakfast
President Henry Spaulding invites faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and community guests to share breakfast and join together in prayer for the university. Special guest JK Warrick, Pastor of Parkview Church of the Nazarene, will bring the morning’s devotion. Space for breakfast and the president’s address is limited. Reservations are required.
  • Foster Hall, Ariel Arena
  • Friday, November 11, 2022
  • 8–9 a.m.
Departmental Alumni Presentations
Alumni guest lecturers and presenters will be available in classrooms throughout campus as arranged by faculty members.
  • Classrooms
  • Friday, November 11, 2022
  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Homecoming Chapel
Students and alumni are invited to hear the stories of alumni who are working and serving around the world. Their experiences and perspectives are curated to provide insight to the curricular theme of the chapel semester.
  • R.R. Hodges Chapel
  • Friday, November 11, 2022
  • 10:20–11:15 a.m.
Golden Grad Luncheon
Our Golden Grads from the classes of 1972 are celebrating 50 years post-graduation! They are invited to lunch after receiving their recognition at Homecoming Chapel. Reservations are required.
  • Hyson Campus Center, President’s Dining Room
  • Friday, November 11, 2022
  • 11:30 a.m.
Men's Basketball
Pikeville vs. Penn State Allegheny
  • Ariel Arena
  • Friday, November 11, 2022
  • 3 p.m.
Boesger Business Symposium
All are invited to hear Christian business leaders who have successfully led organizations with ethics and excellence share with MVNU students. The symposium is made possible by a generous endowment from Len and Betty Boesger.
  • Thorne Performance Hall, R.R. Hodges Chapel
  • Friday, November 11, 2022
  • 3:30 p.m.
Reunions
Join the Homecoming tradition and catch up with your classmates. For specific details on your reunion, visit the reunions page.
  • Various Times and Locations
  • Friday, November 11, 2022
Education Department Alumni Panel
Alumni and students are invited to hear from five education alums as they interact with MVNU education students and discuss the highs and lows of their early years of teaching.
  • Jetter Hall, Room 133
  • Friday, November 11, 2022
  • 4 p.m.
Schnormeier Gallery Exhibit by Jim Hendrickx
Join us for an evening with Jim Hendrickx, retired MVNU Art and Design faculty member. Jim will present a Gallery Talk about his artwork and studio practice since retiring. A reception will immediately follow.
  • Buchwald Center, Schnormeier Gallery (downtown Mount Vernon)
  • Friday, November 11, 2022
  • 5 p.m.
Cougar Women Basketball Game
Cougars vs Lawrence Tech
  • Ariel Arena
  • Friday, November 11, 2022
  • 5 p.m.
Celebrating the Singletary Legacy
The MVNU Office of Intercultural Engagement and Learning is pleased to honor Mr. Jim Singletary. Mr. Singletary faithfully served MVNU for almost two decades. His foundational intercultural life programming impacted the lives of countless students, faculty, and staff across the breadth of our university and beyond. We are pleased to honor such a worthy trailblazer for his committed service to our university community. Light refreshments will be served at 6 p.m. with a program to follow at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required.
  • President's Dining Room, Hyson Campus Center
  • Friday, November 11, 2022
  • 6 p.m.
Alumni Celebration
Hang out together with former classmates, friends, faculty and staff. Enjoy an unforgettable time with friends, finger food and admission is free with your ticket to the MVNU basketball games.
  • Foster Hall, Ariel Arena
  • Friday, November 11, 2022
  • 6–9 p.m.
Queen's Coronation
Elected class representatives are announced as the Homecoming Court features student leadership and service profiles followed by the announcement of the student-elected queen.
  • Ariel Arena
  • Friday, November 11, 2022
  • 6:50 p.m.
Cougar Men's Basketball Game
Cougars vs Olivet Nazarene University
Class of 1970 Social
Members of the Class of 1970 will gather after the MVNU vs. Olivet men’s basketball game for food and fellowship! Drinks and refreshments will be provided. Reservations are requested!
  • The Gathering Place, lower level (425 S. Edgewood Rd, outside the back exit of campus)
  • Friday, November 11, 2022
  • 9 p.m.

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Reunions
Join the Homecoming tradition and catch up with your classmates. For specific details on your reunion, visit the reunions page.
  • Various Times and Locations.
  • Saturday, November 12, 2022
Science and Engineering Alumni Breakfast
Reconnect with other science and engineering alumni for breakfast and hear from our students about their exciting, faculty-mentored summer research! Reservations are required.
  • Moore Center 203
  • Saturday, November 12, 2022
  • 8 a.m.
Donuts with Dr. Spaulding
Start your morning off right with a devotional by MVNU President Dr. Henry Spaulding, donuts and coffee. Hear the latest campus updates, network and fellowship with other alumni and community. Reservations are required.
  • Prince Student Union
  • Saturday, November 12, 2022
  • 9:30–10 a.m.
3-On-3 Basketball Tournament
This tournament is for alumni, students, faculty and staff! Prizes for the winning teams in each division! Single or double elimination depending on the number of teams. We are offering a Men's A Division, Men's B Division, and Women's Division. If you have any questions please reach out to us by email at alumni@mvnu.edu.
  • Sign up now!
  • Prince Student Union
  • Saturday, November 12, 2022
  • 10 a.m.
Pioneer Class Meeting and Lunch
Members of the Class of 1970 will gather for their annual class meeting with a lunch of pizza, salad and drinks provided. The current and former Pioneer Class Endowment Scholarship recipients will be invited to join us! Reservations are requested!
  • The Gathering Place, lower level (425 S. Edgewood Rd, outside the back exit of campus)
  • Saturday, November 12, 2022
  • 11 a.m.
Affinity Reunions
Individual interest groups, leadership teams, or departmental groups gather at specified locations.
  • TBA
  • Saturday, November 12, 2022
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Computer Science Advisory Council
Come attend the Computer Science Advisory Council with us!
  • Faculty Hall 103
  • Saturday, November 12, 2022
  • 1 p.m.
Schnormeier Gallery Open
Come downtown and view the beautiful artwork by Jim Hendrickx, retired MVNU Art and Design faculty member. For more information on this exhibit, please visit the Schnormeier Gallery page.
  • Buchwald Center, Schnormeier Gallery (downtown Mount Vernon)
  • Saturday, November 12, 2022
  • noon to 4 p.m.
Music Department Concert
MVNU student choirs and wind ensembles provide a medley of musical entertainment.
  • R.R. Hodges Chapel Auditorium
  • Saturday, November 12, 2022
  • 1 p.m.
Men’s Basketball Game
Pikeville vs Olivet Nazarene University
MVNU Tours
Catch a shuttle ride to downtown Mount Vernon to see the rest of the MVNU campus! Walking tours will be offered in the Nease Center (engineering), Buchwald Center (art) and Hunter Hall (nursing). Pass by the MVNU lofts, dog fountain and conclude at the new CH4 Soccer and Lacrosse stadium.
  • Shuttle Pick-up and Drop-off at R.R. Hodges Chapel every half hour
  • Saturday, November 12, 2022
  • 2–4 p.m.
Micro Lab Dedication
  • Location TBD
  • Saturday, November 12, 2022
  • 2:30 p.m.
President's Circle Reception
The MVNU President’s Circle members offer financial support to fuel the University Vision to change the world with the love of Christ. Invitees arrive at 2:30 p.m. for food and fellowship, then settle in for an afternoon of Cougar basketball.
  • Foster Hall, Ariel Arena
  • Saturday, November 12, 2022
  • 2:30 p.m.
Cougar Men Basketball Game
Cougars vs Penn State Allegheny
  • Ariel Arena
  • Saturday, November 12, 2022
  • 3 p.m.
MVNU Fall Play
Purchase your tickets for this year’s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes!
  • Thorne Performance Hall, R.R. Hodges Chapel
  • Saturday, November 12, 2022
  • 7:30 p.m.
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