Homecoming and Parents Weekend 2006
Save the date—Homecoming and Parents Weekend—October 6-8, 2006
Mark your calendars and get ready for a fun-filled weekend! This year we’re adding even more to Westminster’s Alumni Homecoming and Parents Weekend.
The celebration kicks off Friday with a breakfast for Westminster alumni who are Westminster employees followed by the LEGACY LUNCHEON, especially honoring alumni who graduated 40 or more years ago, members of the Converse Society, and prospective students whose parents or close relatives are alumni. Are you a legacy? You’re invited, too! We’ll also hold ALUMNI CONNECTIONS--an event giving current students an opportunity to meet and network with alumni working in their field of study. That afternoon we’ll celebrate the 100th anniversary of Converse Hall. Whether or not you share a memory of Converse Hall when it was painted pink, we invite you to share alumni memories through WESTMINSTER SOUND STORIES and see a traveling exhibit that will take us through the history of Converse Hall. Later that evening ASWC, MBA, MPC, Nursing, and Aviation alumni will gather for alumni receptions followed by OKTOBERFEST. Tanner Plaza will come alive with the sights, sounds, and tastes of Bavarian-style food, traditional Bavarian music, and refreshments.
Saturday morning alumni are welcomed back to campus for CLASSES WITHOUT QUIZZES—fun and quirky workshops and mini-courses taught by some of Westminster’s favorite faculty. The whole family is invited for an afternoon full of fun and learning at KIDS ON CAMPUS, where you’re sure to enjoy face painting, literary puppet shows, mad science, trying out the aviation simulator, flying paper airplanes, arts and crafts, recreational activities, and more activities led by Westminster alumni, faculty and students. Be sure to stop by the Follett’s Bookstore in the afternoon and pick up a Westminster sweatshirt—alumni receive a 10 percent discount on most items in the bookstore! And if you want to get a workout in over the weekend, you’re welcome to use the college’s new Eccles Health, Wellness, and Recreation Center.
Join us Saturday night at the Marriot Downtown (75 South West Temple) for several celebrations including the DECADE REUNIONS, where we’ll recognize alumni from the classes of 1956, 1966, 1976, 1986, 1996, and 2001; the ALUMNI AWARDS BANQUET, where we’ll present the 2006 Distinguished Alumni Awards; and President’s Ball, featuring music by The Joe Muscolino ‘75 Band.
The fun doesn’t stop when the clock chimes midnight. On Sunday, ALUMNI SOCCER players take on the Westminster College Varsity Team on the new Dumke Athletic Field. But, the real competition heats up after the game at the CHILI COOK-OFF.
Mark your calendars! More details of Homecoming and Parents weekend are coming soon.