Homecoming Highlights

Special and Annual Campus Events

Friday, Sept. 27, 2019

Phi Delta Theta/Kappa Iota Pi Alumni Golf Outing

Reservations Required

Aberdeen Golf Course

245 Tower Road, Valparaiso, IN 46385

Friday, Sept. 27, 2019

7:45 a.m. registration (free range balls provided), 8:45 a.m. Golf Scramble Start

$50 per person (includes greens fee, cart, lunch and beverages)

1:30 p.m. Lunch-only option, $15 per person.

Homecoming Kickoff Luncheon with Head Football Coach Landon Fox
A Celebration of 100 years of Crusader Football and the 50th Anniversary of the 1969 Conference Championship

Christopher Center, Community Room
Registration required. $15 per person.
Friday, Sept. 27, 2019
Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Class of 1969 Historic Bus Tour – private tour in celebration of their 50th Reunion

Meet at the North Door of the Harre Union

Registration required. $10 per person.

Friday, Sept. 27, 2019

3:15 p.m.

Premedical Arts Lecture: Colonel Elizabeth Tatro ’97 Grossart, M.D.

Neils Science Center, Room 234

Friday, Sept. 27, 2019

3:30–4:30 p.m.

2019 Alumni Award Recipients Panel Discussion

Sponsored by the Institute for Leadership and Service Followed by networking and light refreshments

Center for the Arts, Duesenberg Recital Hall & Center for the Arts Lobby

Friday, Sept. 27, 2019

3:30–4:30 p.m.

Core Approved

Dedication of the Richard E. Beumer P.E. Environmental Engineering Lab

The Richard E. Beumer P.E. Environmental Engineering Lab is an essential resource for students enrolled in Valparaiso University’s new environmental engineering program and provides an opportunity for hands-on, experiential learning. The lab is possible thanks to the tremendous generosity of Judith “Judy” Rockett ’60 Beumer and Richard “Dick” Beumer ’59. Following the dedication, please enjoy a reception and tour of the lab.

Richard E. Beumer P.E. Environmental Engineering Lab – Gellersen Hall, Room 142

Friday, Sept. 27, 2019

4 p.m.

A NEW EVENT – The Brown and Gold Cocktail Reception and the Kretzmann Society, Valpo’s legacy society, are joining forces.

All members of the 50th reunion class are also invited, as is anyone who graduated prior to 1969.

Registration is required and includes a cash bar.

Christopher Center, Community Room

Friday, Sept. 27, 2019

4–5:30 p.m.

Ed Fest

Department of Education homecoming celebration for current students and alumni.

Registration is required to attend.

Meier Hall Lawn

Friday, Sept. 27, 2019

4–6 p.m.

Crusader Kickoff BBQ

Sponsored by the University Programming Council

Join University Programming Council on the Harre Union West Lawn for music, food trucks, and the Homecoming Court.

Friday, Sept. 27, 2019

6–8 p.m.

$15 per person.

Phi Delta Theta/Kappa Iota Pi 100th Anniversary Banquet

Hilltop Gym in the Athletics-Recreation Center

Friday, Sept. 27, 2019

Registration is required. Dinner buffet opens at 6:30 p.m.

$35 per person. Cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m. with a cash bar.

2019 Alumni Awards Banquet

All are welcome to attend and honor our 2019 Alumni Award recipients. Join family and friends of this year’s awardees in honoring their collective accomplishments.

Registration is required.

Dinner is $30 per person with a children’s meal available for $15 per person.

Beer and wine bar sponsored by the Valparaiso University Alumni Association.

Harre Union, Ballrooms A–C

Friday, Sept. 27, 2019

6–8 p.m.

Welcome Reception for the Sigma Theta/Chi Sigma Xi/Chi Omega 100th Anniversary

All alumnae and their guests are invited to attend a gathering at Buffalo Wild Wings.

212 E Lincolnway, downtown Valparaiso

Registration is required. $10 per person.

Friday, Sept. 27, 2019

7–9 p.m.

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Game Night

Phi Mu Alpha House

810 Brown St.

Friday, Sept. 27, 2019

7 p.m.

Sigma Tau Gamma Welcome Reception (includes snacks)

Sigma Tau Gamma Chapter Room

801 Union St.

Friday, Sept. 27, 2019

7–10 p.m.

Quiet Reflection in the Chapel of the Resurrection – View the Memorial Wall honoring those alumni who have died since July 1, 2018

The Lutheran Deaconess Association will lead a service of remembrance.

Friday, Sept. 27, 2019

7:30–8:15 p.m.

Phi Sigma Kappa Alumni Social

Pepe’s Mexican Restaurant

1058 S State Road 2

Friday, Sept. 27, 2019

8 p.m.

Fall Theatre

The Department of Theatre presents its first production of the season.

Barefoot in the Park by Neil Simon

Directed by R. Andrew White

Center for the Arts, University Theatre

Tickets are required and are available at valpo.edu/vuca.

Friday, Sept. 27, 2019

8 p.m.

Homecoming Fireworks Display

Sponsored by the University Programming Council

Resurrection Meadow

Friday, Sept. 27, 2019

8:30 p.m.

Ice Cream Social

Sponsored by the Student Alumni Association

Christopher Center, Community Room

Friday, Sept. 27, 2019

8:45–9:30 p.m.

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Alumni Party

Phi Mu Alpha House

810 Brown St.

Friday, Sept. 27, 2019

10 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

President’s Circle Honors Breakfast for Donors and Scholars

By invitation only — Registration is required. 

Valparaiso University honors its donors and the students they support.

Harre Union, Ballrooms A–C

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

7:30–9:15 a.m.

6th Annual Dance Marathon FT5K Fun Run

Christopher Center, Community Room

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

$10 registration fee

8–9 a.m.

Sigma Pi Alumni Breakfast

Sigma Pi House

805 Brown St.

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

8 a.m.

Sigma Theta/Chi Sigma Xi/Chi Omega Historic Bus Tour – private tour in celebration of their 100th Anniversary

Meet at the North Door of the Harre Union — tour will end at Christopher Center Community Room.

Registration required. $10 per person.

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

9 a.m.

Sorority and Fraternity Life Update

All sorority and fraternity alumni are invited to attend this update on sororities and fraternities at Valpo. This update will include general information on membership trends and chapter and community accomplishments as well as a question and answer session at the end.

Carolyn Whittier, MBA ’16, Asst. Dean of Students for Greek Life, Leadership and Volunteer Programs.

Christopher Center, Room 205

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

9–9:45 a.m.

Sorority Open House
Chi Omega, Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa Delta, Kappa Kappa Gamma and Pi Beta Phi

All sorority women are welcome to come and tour the sorority chapter facilities.

Sorority Housing Complex on Union St.

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

9–11 a.m.

Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity Events

Phi Kappa Psi welcomes back alumni for a variety of Homecoming events in 2019. Activities will include the traditional welcome reception and annual cornhole tournament. As progress continues on the campaign and construction of the chapter’s new home, the final Homecoming activity schedule, including times and locations, will be posted online. Please visit the University’s Homecoming website and/or valpophipsi.org for the most up to date information.

4th Annual Phi Sigma Kappa Friends & Family Golf Outing

Robbinhurst Golf Club and Driving Range

383 W 875 N, Valparaiso, IN 46385

$65 registration fee can be sent to P.O. Box 142, Valparaiso, IN 46384

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

9 a.m.

Sigma Alpha Iota Alumnae Breakfast

Join Sigma Alpha Iota alumnae and current Beta Lambda sisters for a light breakfast.

Center for the Arts, Room 1412

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

9–11 a.m.

Annual Meeting of the Valparaiso University Guild

Join us for the announcement of the 2019 Campus Guild Grant recipients and the newly elected Guild board of directors.

Registration required.

Harre Union, Brown and Gold Room

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

9:30–10:30 a.m.

Foreign Languages and Literatures Open House

An opportunity to greet faculty from the world languages and cultures department in the Language Resource Center.

College of Arts & Sciences, Room 240

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

9:30–11 a.m.

Muffins and Mimosas

Celebrate the centennial of the LDA and join us at the Center for Diaconal Ministry. Everyone is welcome to come and meet deaconesses, deacons and theology faculty, past and present.

Registration required.

Center for Diaconal Ministry

1304 LaPorte Ave., Valparaiso, IN 46383

9:30 a.m. – noon

Robotic Football

Alumni of the Valpo robotic football teams compete against current members in a hard-hitting, motor-burning, adrenaline-pumping robotic football game.

Athletics-Recreation Center, Homer Drew Court

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

10–11 a.m.

Sigma Theta/Chi Sigma Xi/Chi Omega 100th Anniversary Luncheon Buffet

We welcome all alumnae and current Chi Omega Sisters to join us for this celebration.

Christopher Center, Community Room

Registration required. $40 per person, cash bar.

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

College of Engineering Facilities Alumni Open House

Hear about the new college initiatives, tour our new environmental engineering laboratory, visit the James S. Markiewicz Solar Energy Research Facility (SERF), and view some of our exciting faculty research. Enjoy a light lunch while reconnecting with faculty and alumni. Gellersen Center, Fites Center, and SERF.

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

11 a.m.

Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Engineering Lab Building Dedication

Come watch the Hollywood production “Venture of Faith” based on the construction of this building, will be shown on a continuous loop in Gellersen Center, Room 120.

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Phi Delta Theta House Corporation Board Meeting

Harre Union, Alumni Room

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

10 a.m.

Kappa Delta Alumna of the Year Award Presentation

Kappa Delta House

805 Union St.

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

10:30–11 a.m.

Class of 1969 Historic Bus Tour – private tour in celebration of their 50th Reunion

Meet at the North Door of the Harre Union

Registration required. $10 per person.

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

10:30 a.m.

Family Fun Activities

Sponsored by the Valparaiso University Alumni Association (VUAA)

Join us for bouncy inflatables, caricatures and fantastic lawn games! All activities are free and face painting is open to all ages — see you at the Crusader Street Fair!

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Mathematics & Statistics and Computing & Information Sciences Alumni Gathering

Meet and Greet.

Refreshments served.

Gellersen Center Room 124

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Alpha Phi Omega Alumni Luncheon

Mueller Hall, Refectory

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Theta Chi Fraternity Alumni Meeting

Open to all Theta Chi members and their guests.
Mueller Hall, Room 114
Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019
11:00 a.m. – noon

CRUSADER STREET FAIR – Saturday, September 28, 2019 – 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Valpo Organizations on Crusader Alley this year include:

  • The Valparaiso University Alumni Association – Family Fun Activities
  • The Cresset Literary Magazine
  • College of Nursing and Healthcare Professions
  • Crusader Football Reunion (1967–1974)
  • Crusader Men’s Basketball Reunion
  • Crusader Women’s Basketball Reunion
  • Delta Sigma Pi Tailgate
  • South Shore Ovenworks is a mobile wood-fired pizzeria created by Jim Chaddock, local Northwest Indiana food truck pioneer and pizzaiolo chef at Eataly, Chicago. All of their pizzas are made fresh to order using their handmade, hand stretched pizza dough, baking in about 90 seconds in their 900-degree wood-fired oven featuring the best quality imported Italian ingredients and locally grown produce wherever possible. There is an additional truck for beer and wine.
  • Phi Delta Theta 100th Anniversary
  • 50th Reunion Tent – Join your classmates to reminisce and play Valpo Trivial Pursuit! Enjoy food and beverages from our International Food Bazaar or food and beer trucks. Reservations required. $5 fee for light refreshments.
  • International Food Bazaar – Come try the world! Authentic homemade food prepared by our international students. Bring cash!

$1 for one ticket = one taste or $5 for six tickets = six tastes, cash payments accepted on site

  • Recreational Sports
  • Sigma Tau Gamma Reunion
  • University Programming Council (Union Board)  
  • Valparaiso University Graduate School
  • Valparaiso University Guild — Spin it to win it!
  • Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Chi Omega
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Delta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
  • Phi Sigma Kappa
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
Biology, Chemistry, and Physics & Astronomy Alumni Stand-Up Luncheon

Annual stand-up luncheon for Biology, Chemistry, and Physics & Astronomy Alumni, families, and guests.

Center for the Sciences: Chemistry and Biochemistry

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

OMP Alumni Brunch

The office of Multicultural Programs (OMP) is excited to host the OMP Alumni Brunch. We invite former students who connected with our office or Student Orgs: Alliance (LGBTQ+ community), Asian American Pacific Islander Coalition (AAPIC, formerly AAA), Black Student Organization (BSO), & Latinx In Valparaiso for Excellence (LIVE) to take time to connect with other alums, current students, and staff over a come and go brunch, and see how much we’ve grown over the past years. We’d love to reconnect with you!

University Guest House

363 McIntyre Ct.

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

11:30 a.m.

Valparaiso University Alumni Association Annual Meeting

Brown Field Lawn – Stage

All alumni are welcome to attend. Grab a beer, enter to win a prize, and come to the stage to hear this year’s news.

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

11:30 a.m.

Phi Delta Theta Historic Bus Tour – private tour in celebration of their 100th Anniversary

Meet at the North Door of the Harre Union

Registration required. $10 per person.

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

Noon

President’s Circle and Crusader Fund Football Hospitality Tent

Brown Field, East End Zone

Invitation only – registration required.

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

Noon – 3 p.m.

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia singing the National Anthem

Brown Field

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

12:15 p.m.

Football Game: Crusaders vs. University of Charleston

Brown Field

1 p.m.

$10 per person.

Fall Theatre

The theatre department presents its first production of the season.

Barefoot in the Park by Neil Simon

Directed by R. Andrew White

Center for the Arts, University Theatre

Tickets are required and are available at valpo.edu/vuca.

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

2 p.m.

Class of 2009 – 10th Reunion

Grab a beer and celebrate a decade since graduation with food, fun, and family activities.

10th Reunion Tent, ARC Lawn.

Reservations Required. $20 adults, children welcome, cash bar.

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

2–4 p.m.

Visit the Valparaiso University Television Studio

Meteorology and broadcasting alumni, come see the new VUTV set.

Schnabel Hall

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

2–4 p.m.

Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumni Gathering

Kappa Kappa Gamma House

809 Union St.

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

3 p.m.

Lambda Chi Alpha Homecoming BBQ

Mound St. Pavilion

The men of Lambda Chi Alpha invite all alumni brothers to the Mound St. Pavilion for food, beverages and lawn games. Spouses/partners are also welcome.

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

3–6 p.m.

Sigma Pi Alumni Cookout

Sigma Pi House

805 Brown St.

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

3 p.m.

Sigma Phi Epsilon Annual Alumni Meeting

Sigma Phi Epsilon House

705 Mound St.

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

3 p.m. (after the football game ends)

Christ College Meet & Greet

Join us in Mueller Hall to connect with former Christ College classmates and with CC faculty.

Mueller Hall, Commons and Courtyard

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

3:30–5 p.m.

Sigma Chi Homecoming Cookout

Future Sigma Chi House lot on Union St.

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

3:30 p.m.

Sigma Pi Beta Tau House Corporation Annual Meeting

803 Brown St.

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

3:30–4:30 p.m.

Phi Sigma Kappa Alumni Reception BBQ

Phi Sigma Kappa House

607 Union St.

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

4 p.m.

Pi Kappa Alpha Alumni Pig Roast

Outside of 807 Mound St.

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

4–6 p.m.

Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni Pig Roast

Sigma Phi Epsilon House

705 Mound St.

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

4 p.m.

Homecoming Choral Concert

The internationally acclaimed Valparaiso University Chorale, joined by the Women’s Choir and Men’s Ensemble, will present a festive program of choral music, conducted by Christopher M. Cock and Maura Janton Cock. Concert details will be posted on the Homecoming website in the fall.

Tickets: $15 adults, $10 seniors and non-Valpo students, Valpo students, faculty, staff. Children under 12 are free.

Chapel of the Resurrection

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

4–5:30 p.m.

VUDU Homecoming Show

An hour-long improv show hosted by VUDU Comedy. Come in for an hour of laughs with the best and only improv group on campus.

Neils Science Center, Room 234

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

4–5 p.m.

Sigma Tau Gamma Alumni Board Meeting

801 Union St.

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

4:30–5:30 p.m.

Class of 1999 Reunion

The Class of 1999 invites our classmates and the classes of 1996–2002 to join with us as we celebrate our 20th reunion! Heavy appetizers will be served and a cash bar will have beer, wine, and soft drinks. Join us for this reunion before heading out on the town for dinner!

Christopher Center, Community Room

Registration is required.

$25 per person.

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

5–7 p.m.

Chi Sigma Xi “42 Blocks of Fire” Gathering

Valparaiso Chi Sigma Xi graduates, 1978–1981, join us for pizza, salad, & knots.

Registration required. $15 per person with a cash bar.

Uncle Menny’s Gourmet Pizza (Formerly Greek’s Pizzeria)

59 Indiana Ave.

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

5–7 p.m.

Phi Sigma Kappa Alumni Reception BBQ

Phi Sigma Kappa House

607 Union St.

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

4 p.m.

Sigma Pi Reunion and Dinner

Sigma Pi House

803 Brown St.

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

5 p.m.

Class of 1969 and Brown & Gold Club
50th Reunion Dinner & Cocktails

Please join us for a special evening to celebrate the Class of 1969. Brown & Gold Club Members — and any alumni graduating from Valpo prior to 1969 — are welcome to attend and share your Valpo memories with friends. Please provide your dinner selection (salmon, beef, or vegetarian) upon registration.

Reservations required.

$30 per person, cash bar.

Harre Union, Ballrooms A–C

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

5:30–8 p.m.

The Class of 1969 may reserve a memory book with registration for $20.

Phi Sigma Kappa Alumni Meeting

Harre Union, Brown & Gold Room

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

6 p.m.

Sigma Tau Gamma Alumni BBQ

801 Union St. – on the back deck with sandwiches

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

6–10 p.m.

Looking for a place to come home to? Look no further than the Guild GIG!

A barbecue in your own backyard — the Hilltop Gym — complete with comfort food, a cash bar with custom craft beer, a signature cocktail, and wine, places to gather with your college friends, and a photo booth to capture your memories.

Free to all current Guild members (if you’re not one, you can become one easily; just pay your $50 dues!) plus one guest. Additional guests are welcome for $25.

We’ll leave the torch on for you. Registration required.

Hilltop Gymnasium, The Athletics-Recreation Center

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

7–10 p.m.

Homecoming Orchestra Concert

Please join guest conductor Spencer Martin and the Valparaiso University Symphony Orchestra in an exciting evening concert. Concert details will be posted on the Homecoming website.

Tickets: $15 adults, $10 seniors and non-Valpo students, Valpo students, faculty, staff. Children under 12 are free.

Chapel of the Resurrection

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

8–9:30 p.m.

Shakespeare Under the Stars

Join Alpha Psi Omega under the Merlin Tree for Shakespeare Under the Stars! The event is open to all alumni, students, and faculty. ALL are encouraged to participate! There will be performances, recitations, readings, and even some Shakespearean improvisation, all in honor of the Bard.

Snacks and warm beverages will be provided.

The rain location will be in the Helge Center (right next to Merlin).

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

10 p.m.

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Alumni Party

Join Alpha Psi Omega under the Merlin Tree for Shakespeare Under the Stars! The event is open to all alumni, students, and faculty. ALL are encouraged to participate! There will be performances, recitations, readings, and even some Shakespearean improvisation, all in honor of the Bard.

Snacks and warm beverages will be provided.

The rain location will be in the Helge Center (right next to Merlin).

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

10 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019

Valparaiso University Alumni Association Breakfast

All alumni, their families, and guests are invited to enjoy a breakfast buffet with fellow alumni.

Registration required.

$15 per person.

Christopher Center, Community Room

Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019

8:30 a.m.

Brown and Gold Society, 50th, 20th, Chi Sigma Xi alumni gather for the Chapel Processional

Line up at the Chapel center entrance — single file behind reunions, Chi Sigma Xi

Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019

9:30 a.m.

Chapel Processional begins with pre-service music

Proceed down the Chapel center aisle with the pre-service music. The Brown and Gold Society, then the 50th, the 20th, and Chi Sigma Xi alumni will process.

Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019

9:45 a.m.

Sunday Worship Service/Alumni Association Award Presentation

Chapel of the Resurrection

Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019

10 a.m.

Picnic in the Park sponsored by St. Teresa of Avila

Join us in downtown Valparaiso for the celebration of Sunday Mass followed by a cookout and games!

Porter Health Amphitheatre, 68 Lafayette St., Valparaiso, IN

Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Alumni Brunch

Phi Mu Alpha house

810 Brown St.

Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Fall Theatre

The theatre department presents its first production of the season.

Barefoot in the Park by Neil Simon

Directed by R. Andrew White

Center for the Arts, University Theatre

Tickets are required and are available at valpo.edu/vuca.

Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019

2 p.m.