Homecoming Highlights

Special and Annual Campus Events

Friday, Oct. 1, 2021

O.P. Kretzmann Awards Luncheon

Join us for a luncheon in honor of the 2020 O.P. Kretzmann Award recipients. The ​O.P. Kretzmann Award​ honors alumni who have made a special contribution to Valparaiso University’s development through long-time and exemplary service as a University employee for at least 15 years. The honorees are Rosalie Levinson ’73 J.D., Janet Lockridge ’99 MALS, Jeffrey Brown ’81 M.M., Gail Peshel ’87, ’89, ’00 J.D., and Suzanne Zentz ’10 D.N.P.

Christopher Center Community Room

Friday, Oct. 1, 2021

11:30 a.m.

$20 per person.

James Guilbeau Bioengineering Lab Blessing

Join us as we bless the James Guilbeau Bioengineering Laboratory, located in the Donald V. Fites Engineering and Innovation Center.

Donald V. Fites Center

Friday, Oct. 1, 2021

1 p.m.

Classes of 1970 & 1971 in Hilltop Gym

Kick off your 50th reunion celebration with desserts and coffee in the Hilltop Gym, the former site of academic registration and the current practice facility for men’s and women’s basketball. The Hilltop Gym is located on the second floor of the ARC. Please enter from the main or west entrance and follow signs.

Hilltop Gym (Athletics-Recreation Center, second floor)

Friday, Oct. 1, 2021

1:30 – 3 p.m.

Historic Bus Tour

Join us for a bus tour of the area once known as Old Campus that brings historic locations and your Valpo memories back to life. Space is limited.

Board at Harre Union North Doors

Friday, Oct. 1, 2021

2 p.m.

$10 per person.

Premedical Arts Lecture

Dr. Michael S. Rehbein ’78, retired chief of pediatrics at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, and Deaconess Ann Hintz ’81 Rehbein of St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Stockton, California, will speak about the spring break service learning trips.

Neils Science Center, Tiered Classroom 234

Friday, Oct. 1, 2021

3 p.m.

Kretzmann Society and Brown & Gold Club Reception – invitation only

Drink tickets will be available for purchase. 🎟

Christopher Center Community Room

Friday, Oct. 1, 2021

3 p.m.

Emory G. Bauer Field Blessing

Join us as we bless the newly renovated Emory G. Bauer baseball field.

Emory G. Bauer Field, Warbler Drive, Valparaiso (east of Sturdy Rd.)

Friday, Oct. 1, 2021

3 p.m.

Historic Bus Tour – Classes of 1970 and 1971

Specially designed for the Classes of 1970 and 1971: Join us for a bus tour of the area once known as Old Campus that brings historic locations and your Valpo memories back to life. Space is limited.

Board at Harre Union North Doors

Friday, Oct. 1, 2021

4:15 p.m.

$10 per person.

Rice & Bean Dinner – An Homage to Service Learning in Central America

Join us following the Premedical Arts Lecture for a special dinner for alumni of the spring break service learning trips to Costa Rica and their families. Space is limited.

Center for the Sciences, Lobby

Friday, Oct. 1, 2021

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Kickoff BBQ and Court Announcement featuring A Little Piece of Seven

Join Valpo students for a cookout, music from an alumni band, and the Homecoming court announcement. Drink tickets will be available for purchase. 🎟

Huegli Lawn – rain or shine!

Friday, Oct. 1, 2021

5 p.m.

$15 per person.

Mathematics & Statistics
Homecoming Ice Cream Social

Gellersen Center Lawn

Friday, Oct. 1, 2021

5 – 6 p.m.

VUAA Alumni Awards Dinner

Join us for a dinner in honor of the 2020 and 2021 VUAA Alumni Award Recipients. Space is limited. Please select your meal choice upon registration.

Registration is required

Harre Union Ballrooms (second floor)

Friday, Oct. 1, 2021

5:30 p.m. cocktails, 6 p.m. dinner

$40 per person.

Phi Psi Donor Reception

A reception for donors to the Phi Kappa Psi housing project. Please note: registration is required for all fraternity and sorority life events. Thank you for your cooperation and have fun!

Registration required

New Phi Kappa Psi house, Union St.

Friday, Oct. 1, 2021

6 – 9 p.m.

Valpo Volleyball vs. ISU

Enjoy a Friday night matchup between Valpo and ISU! Please purchase your ticket at the game.

Athletics-Recreation Center

Friday, Oct. 1, 2021

6 p.m.

$10 per person.

Tennis Alumni Reception

An alumni-only reception for tennis student-athletes who played under coach Jim Daugherty. À la carte, pay as you go.

Buffalo Wild Wings,
212 E Lincolnway, Valparaiso

Friday, Oct. 1, 2021

7 p.m.

Sigma Pi Alumni Reception

A reception for alumni of Sigma Pi fraternity. Please note: registration is required for all fraternity and sorority life events. Thank you for your cooperation and have fun!

803 Brown St.

Friday, Oct. 1, 2021

8 p.m.

Fireworks

8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021

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 (second floor)

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021

7:30 a.m.

Historic Bus Tour – Classes of 1970 and 1971

Specially designed for the Classes of 1970 and 1971: Join us for a bus tour of the area once known as Old Campus that brings historic locations and your Valpo memories back to life. Space is limited.

Board at Harre Union north doors

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021

8:15 a.m.

$10 per person.

Meier Hall Open House for Education and Social Work Alumni

Join students and faculty from the education and social work departments for lively discussion and a grand reopening of Meier Hall.

Meier Hall

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021

8:30 – 10 a.m.

Class of 1970 and 1971 Al Fresco Brunch

Kick off Saturday’s 50th and 51st reunion celebration with reminiscences, mimosas, and a light breakfast on the Huegli lawn (the former site of Huegli Hall). Drink tickets will be available for purchase. 🎟

Huegli Lawn – rain or shine!

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021

9 a.m.

$10 per person

Sorority Open House for Alpha Gamma, Delta 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, Union St.

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021

9 – 11 a.m.

Historic Bus Tour

Join us for a bus tour of the area once known as Old Campus that brings historic locations and your Valpo memories back to life. Space is limited.

Board at Harre Union north doors

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021

9:30 a.m.

$10 per person.

Lambda Chi Alpha / Rho Lambda Tau 75th Anniversary Brunch

Join Lambda Chi Alpha and Rho Lambda Tau brothers for a brunch in celebration of the fraternity’s 75 anniversary at Valparaiso University.

Registration is required

Christopher Center Community Room

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021

10 a.m.

Cash Bar

$35 per person.

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, Oct. 2, 2021

10:30 a.m. – noon

Annual Meeting of the Valparaiso University Guild

Join us for the announcement of the 2021 Campus Guild Grant recipients, the Guild’s “Next Big Thing,” and the newly elected Guild board of directors.

Brown & Gold Room, Harre Union (second floor)

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021

10 a.m.

Homecoming Street Fair

Grab a bite, a beer, and congregate with alumni and friends at the family-friendly street fair. Drink tickets will be available for purchase. 🎟

ARC Lawn – rain or shine!

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

International Food Bazaar w/ International Student Reunion

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. International alumni, please join us for a special reunion area inside the Food Bazaar from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

ARC Lawn – Inside the Street Fair

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Valparaiso University Alumni Association Annual Meeting

Grab a beer, enter to win a prize, and come to the stage to hear this year’s news. Drink tickets will be available for purchase. 🎟

Registration is required

ARC Lawn – Street Fair Stage

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021

11:30 a.m.

Historic Bus Tour

Join us for a bus tour of the area once known as Old Campus that brings historic locations and your Valpo memories back to life. Space is limited.

Board at Harre Union north doors

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021

noon

$10 per person.

President’s Circle and Valpo Victory Fund Hospitality Tent

By invitation only — Registration is required. 

Brown Field, east end zone

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021

11 a.m – 2 p.m.

Valpo Football vs. Marist

Cheer on Valpo as they take on Marist in some Homecoming gridiron action. $10 per person, purchase tickets at the gate. Please note the new time this year!

Brown Field

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021

noon

Annual Alumni Tennis Tournament

The annual alumni tennis tournament, doubles games, and on-court kids activities.

Tennis Courts

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021

12 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Phi Kappa Psi Refreshments, Family Fun and New House Tours

Please note: registration is required for all fraternity and sorority life events. Thank you for your cooperation and have fun!

Registration is required

New Phi Kappa Psi house, Union St.

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021

12:30 p.m.

Department of Computing and Information Sciences Homecoming Gathering

Gellersen Center 124

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Refreshments will be served.

HISTORIC BUS TOUR

Join us for a bus tour of the area once known as Old Campus that brings historic locations and your Valpo memories back to life. Space is limited.

Board at Harre Union north doors

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021

3 p.m.

$10 per person.

Coach Daugherty Plaque Dedication

A special dedication for Coach Daugherty.

Tennis Courts

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021

3:30 p.m.

Christ College Meet & Greet

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

Mueller Hall

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021

Commons and Courtyard

3:30 – 5 p.m.

Lambda Chi Alpha Homecoming BBQ

Please note: registration is required for all fraternity and sorority life events. Thank you for your cooperation and have fun!

Registration is required

Mound St. Pavillion

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021

3 – 6 p.m.

Pi Kappa Alpha Alumni Cookout

Please note: registration is required for all fraternity and sorority life events. Thank you for your cooperation and have fun!

Registration is required

701 Union Street Lot

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021

3 – 7 p.m.

Sigma Phi Epsilon Annual Alumni Meeting
Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni BBQ
Sigma Phi Epsilon House Tours and Lawn Games

Please note: registration is required for all fraternity and sorority life events. Thank you for your cooperation and have fun!

Registration is required

705 Mound Street

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021

Alumni Meeting 3 p.m.

Alumni BBQ 4 p.m.

House Tours and Lawn Games 5 p.m.

Oktoberfest, sponsored by the Valparaiso University Guild, featuring reunion areas for the Classes of 2020, 2011, 1996, and 1981

Grab a brat and a beer and toast to being together! The Guild’s Oktoberfest is open to all ages and alumni. Celebrating your 10th, 25th, or 40th reunion? Come join us at special designated areas for your classes. Class of 2020, we want you to join us for a special reunion, too! Head back to campus and party Bavaria-style. Prost! Drink tickets will be available for purchase. 🎟

ARC Lawn – rain or shine!

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021

3:30 – 6 p.m.

$15 per person.

Valparaiso University Chorale Concert

Join students, faculty, and staff for an afternoon of choral music featuring the Valparaiso University Chorale, conducted this fall by Andrew Robinson ’10.

Chapel of the Resurrection

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021

4 p.m.

Sigma Pi Housing Corporation Board Meeting
Sigma Pi Alumni Recognition and Awards
Sigma Pi Alumni Reception

Please note: registration is required for all fraternity and sorority life events. Thank you for your cooperation and have fun!

Registration is required

803 Brown St.

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021

Housing Corporation Board Meeting 4 p.m.

Alumni Recognition and Awards 4:30 p.m.

Alumni Reception 7:30 p.m.

Sigma Chi Alumni Gathering

Please note: registration is required for all fraternity and sorority life events. Thank you for your cooperation and have fun!

Registration is required

Pikk’s Tavern

62 W Lincolnway

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021

4 – 7 p.m.

$30 per person.

Phi Kappa Psi Reception, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, and Dinner

Please note: registration is required for all fraternity and sorority life events. Thank you for your cooperation and have fun!

Registration is required

New Phi Kappa Psi house, Union St.

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021

5 p.m.

Undergrad                        $40.00
Undergrad Guest             $50.00
Alumni                              $75.00
Alumni Guest                    $65.00
Children                            $25.00

Classes of 1970 & 1971, Brown & Gold Club Reunion Dinner

Members of the Classes of 1970 and 1971 — and any alumni graduating from Valpo prior to 1970 — are welcome to attend and share your Valpo memories with friends. Please select your meal choice upon registration. Your registration includes two drink tickets, additional drink tickets will be available for purchase. 🎟

Registration is required

Harre Union Ballrooms (second floor)

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021

5:30 p.m. cocktails 6 p.m. dinner

$50 per person.

Coach Daugherty Celebration Dinner

A dinner in celebration of the career and legacy of former tennis coach Jim Daughtery. Families welcome; a children’s meal choice will be available. Drink tickets will be available for purchase. 🎟

Christopher Center Community Room

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021

6 p.m.

$35 adult/ $15 child

Valpo Volleyball vs. Evansville

Enjoy a Saturday night matchup between Valpo and Evansville! Please purchase your ticket at the game.

Athletics-Recreation Center

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021

6 p.m.

$10 per person.

Valparaiso University Symphony Orchestra Concert

Join students, faculty, and staff for an evening concert featuring the Valparaiso University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Diego Piedra.

Chapel of the Resurrection

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021

8 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.

Chapel lawn, under the Merlin Tree Rain location: Center for the Arts

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021

10 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021

Valparaiso University Alumni Association Breakfast

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

Christopher Center Community Room

Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021

8:30 a.m.

$20 per person.

Chapel Processional Staging

Members of the Classes of 1970, 1971, 1981, 1996, and 2011, as well as VUAA award recipients, are invited to process.

Sidewalk outside Chapel, center door

Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021

9:30 a.m.

Sunday Worship Service

Worship with the campus community and recognize the 2020 and 2021 VUAA award recipients

Chapel of the Resurrection

Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021

10 a.m.

Sigma Pi Chapter Meeting

803 Brown St.

Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021

11 a.m.