Homecoming & Family Weekend
September 17 – 19, 2021


The Welcome Center

The Welcome Center is located in the Waidner-Spahr Library lobby. Please make this your first stop upon arrival to pick up your registration information.

Welcome Center Hours:

Friday – 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday – 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Friday, September 17

8 a.m. – 8 p.m. 

Waidner-Spahr Library lobby

10:15 a.m.  
Admissions Information Session
Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts   

4 p.m.  
Red Devil Field Hockey vs. Washington and Lee
Join the field hockey team for a post-game tailgate (outside the Durden Athletic Training Center). Open to the current players and families, alumnae and friends of the program.   
Biddle Field   

5 – 6 p.m.  
Parents Leadership Council Cocktail Reception–Invitation Only
Waidner Admissions House Patio 
(rain location: Presentation Room, Waidner Admissions House)

5 – 7 p.m.  
Class of 2020 Happy Hour—Downtown Carlisle
Various Locations - please visit the Commencement website for participating restaurants!    

6 – 7 p.m.   
Shabbat Services
Asbell Center      

7 p.m.   
Kosher Dinner for Jewish Students and Families
Asbell Center   

8 p.m.
Faculty Jazz Combo Concert

The Faculty Jazz Combo concert is a Dickinson Homecoming tradition. Please join the faculty jazz group (Jeff Wohlbach, Greg Strohman, and Dave Zygmunt) with special guests Jim Miller, Tom Strohman, and Katie Rudolph for an evening of jazz featuring some of the greatest composers including Charlie Parker, George Shearing, Victor Feldman, Wayne Shorter, Tom Harrell and a few surprises.
Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium (ATS)   

9 p.m.
Champagne Toast to the Class of 2020
Graduates, family, friends and guests join us as we gather to toast the class of 2020. After a song by Octals alumni in the class of 2020, interim President Jones will lead the celebratory toast.   
Weiss Lawn Tent 
(rain location: Social Hall, Holland Union Building)

Saturday, September 18

7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Waidner-Spahr Library lobby

8 – 9 a.m.  
Academic Open Houses

Check in with faculty members and staff from academic departments.
Britton Plaza

  • History Department and Medieval & Early Modern Studies
    Faculty: Regina Sweeney and Chris Bilodeau
  • Music, Art & Art History, and Theatre & Dance
    Robert Pound 
  • Biology
    Faculty: Dave Kushner
  • Creative Writing
    Faculty: Susan Perabo and Adrienne Su
  • Italian
    Faculty: Luca Trazzi
  • Middle East Studies
    Faculty: Magda Siekert
  • Portuguese and Brazilian Studies
    Faculty: Carolina Castellanos Gonella 
  • Spanish and Portuguese Studies
    Faculty: Margaret Frohlich 
  • Latin American, Latinx & Caribbean Studies
    Faculty: Mariana Past 
  • French
    Faculty: Dominique Laurent

9 a.m.  
Red Devil Men’s Golf Fall Invitational
Carlisle Barracks Golf Course, 901 Jim Thorpe Road, Carlisle  

10 a.m.  
Class of 2020 Commencement Ceremony
John Dickinson Campus  

10:15 a.m.  
Admissions Information Session
Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts 

11 a.m.  
DCXC Team vs. Alumni 5K Race
Come out to Dickinson Park and cheer on the DCXC alumni and the current team as they race for the finish. Please note that this is an alumni-only event. Please register in advance—no day-of registration! Please note that only alumni should register to run and should do so in advance. Spectators and guests do not need to register.
Dickinson Park 

11 a.m.  
Kappa Sigma Fraternity Beta-Pi Chapter Alumni Association Meeting
All alumni brothers are invited to attend.  
Mary Dickinson Room, Holland Union Building 

11 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  
All-campus Barbecue & Tailgate
Join students, families, alumni, Dickinson Athletics Hall of Fame inductees, faculty and staff for food and fun.
$15 for adults, $5 for children 3-12 and FREE for children under 3/members of the Class of 2020  
Biddle Field 
(rain location: Dining Hall, Holland Union Building)

11:30 a.m.  
Men’s Lacrosse Tailgate
Open to the current players and families of the program.  
Biddle Field 

12 p.m.  
Red Devil Women’s Golf at the McDaniel Invitational
Send good vibes to our Red Devil Women’s Golf team as they compete at the McDaniel Invitational.  
McDaniel College (Abbottstown)  

12 – 3:30 p.m.  
2020 Red Devil Athlete Recognition Tent
Come celebrate our 2020 Red Devil athletes. Alumni, family and friends; stop by and write a congratulatory message to our athletes. Members of the Class of 2020 stop by and say hello to coaches, staff and alums and pick up your senior gift.  
Biddle Field 

1 p.m.  
Red Devils Football vs Gettysburg:
 Battle for the Little Brown Bucket (a rivalry that dates back to 1892!)
Biddle Field 

1 – 3:30 p.m.  
John Dickinson Society Tailgate–Invitation Only
Durden Athletic Training Center (DATC) 

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.  
Class of 2020 Pints With Profs
Join classmates and faculty for this senior tradition.  
Biddle Field 

2 p.m.
Delta Sigma Phi Alumni Barbecue

Lawn behind High Street Residence Hall
(rain location: lounge of High Street Residence Hall)

2 p.m.  
Halftime Athletics Hall of Fame Presentation & Class of 2020 Recognition
Celebrate the 2020 and 2021 inductees to the Athletics Hall of Fame with a halftime presentation on the 50-yard line as well as a recognize members of the Class of 2020.  

2020 Sports Hall of Fame  

  • 2009-10 Men's Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field teams  
  • Ian Mitchell '10 (Football)  
  • Nick Karwoski '10 (Cross Country/Track & Field)  
  • Darcy McDonald '09 (Cross Country/Track & Field)
  • Julie Martin McAllister '96 (Women's Lacrosse)  
  • Andy MacPhail '76 (Baseball) as the Distinguished Contributor  

2021 Sports Hall of Fame  

  • Kent Pecora ’11 (Cross Country)  
  • Allison Jordan ’11 (Softball)  

Biddle Field 

4 p.m.  
Women’s Lacrosse Alumnae Game
Biddle Field 

4 – 6 p.m.  
InterVarsity's Dickinson Christian Fellowship (DCF) 70th Reunion
Please join us as we celebrate 70 years on campus from 1951 until today! We will connect with past and present DCF students, hear stories from some of our earliest members, engage with a panel of DCF alumni from across the decades and have a time of prayer and musical worship. Refreshments provided. (An additional Zoom Celebration will happen on Sunday, October 3 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. We would love to have you at both!) Questions? To RSVP, email Kara Miller at kara.miller@intervarsity.org.  
Stern Great Room 

4 p.m. 
Phi Beta Kappa Champagne Toast–Invitation Only 
A celebration of the newly elected members of the classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022. 
Mermaid Trellis 
(rain location: Althouse Lounge)

4:00 p.m.  
Volleyball Alumnae Game
Kline Athletic Center 

4:30 p.m.  
Red Devils Women’s Soccer vs. Haverford and Post-Game Tailgate

Phyllis Joan Miller Memorial Field, Dickinson Park 

4:30 p.m.  
Class of 2015 Re-Commencement
While the class of 2015’s graduation was memorable, perhaps we could try it again—this time with some sunshine! Join members of the class of 2015 for a champagne toast and the chance to walk out the doors and down the steps of Old West.  
In front of Old West, Academic Quad

5 p.m.
Class of 2015 Reception

Join members of the Class of 2015 for a light reception to celebrate their fifth reunion. 
Historic President’s House

5 p.m.
A Capella Showcase

Join Dickinson’s talented singing groups - Infernos, Syrens, Crescendevils, DTones, Octals – for a small a capella showcase, followed by a social mixer for current singers and alumni.
Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium (ATS)

5 p.m.  
Phi Delta Theta Fraternity Alumni Trustees Meeting
Mary Dickinson Room, Holland Union Building 

5 – 9 p.m.
Scroll and Key Homecoming Reunion

The Quarry

5:30 p.m.  
Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Dinner–Invitation Only
Join fellow alumni in recognizing the newest inductees to, and honorees of, the Dickinson Athletics Hall of Fame. Open to inductees as well as their families, friends and teammates.  
$25 for adults, $12 for children 3-12 and FREE for children under 3
Social Hall, Holland Union Building

6 p.m.  
Catholic Mass 
Allison Great Hall

7 p.m.  
Red Devils Men’s Soccer vs. Haverford
Members of the Class of 2021 will be recognized at halftime. Join the men’s soccer team for a postgame tailgate. Open to current players and families, alumni and friends of the program.  Phyllis Joan Miller Memorial Field, Dickinson Park 

8 – 11 p.m.  
Class of 2020 Grad Night Party
Join members of the Class of 2020 for food, drinks, music and more!  
Weiss Lawn Tent 
(rain location: Rector Atrium)

Sunday, September 19

9 a.m.  
Coffee Break With Red Devil Swimming Program
Grab a quick coffee with the swimming program. Open to all current swimmers and their families.  
Allison Community Room 

9:30 – 11 a.m.   
Asbell Center Bagel Brunch  
Join us for coffee, bagels and conversation.  
Social Hall East & Center, Holland Union Building 

10 a.m.   
Class of 2020 Café Brunch
Join members of the Class of 2020 for a celebratory café brunch.  
$12 for 2020 family members, FREE for members of the Class of 2020  
Dining Hall, Holland Union Building   

11 a.m.  
17th Annual Run for Steph
A 5K run or two-mile walk in memory of Stephanie Kreiner ’03, who was killed by a drunk driver in October 2004. Light refreshments will be served in the Kline Center following the race. All proceeds benefit the McAndrews Fund for Athletics.   
$20 for students, $25 for alumni, faculty and staff, friends and family, $15 for virtual participants   
Kline Athletic Center