HLGU Prepares for Fall Homecoming & Family Weekend

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It is with great excitement that Hannibal-LaGrange University welcomes all Trojans and HLGU families back to campus and provides a time for alumni to reunite with each other during the 2019 Fall Homecoming and Family Weekend, October 4-5.

HLGU classes of 1969, 1979, 1989, 1999, and 2009 will be our honored guests at Homecoming 2019, which promises to be a fun, event-filled weekend.

“Homecoming is the time of year for Trojans to return to their roots, and we are looking forward to honoring the class of 1969,” said Lauren Youse ’05 M’16, director of alumni relations and development. “Their 50-year class reunion will leave each of us with a better sense of the tradition and pride that goes hand in hand with being alumni of this great University.”

Homecoming events start Friday morning with HLGU’s Annual Alumni Golf Classic, a tradition for many HLGU alumni and friends. This competitive yet fun scramble will take place at Norwoods Golf Course in Hannibal with registration beginning at 9 am and the shotgun start at 10 am.

Also on Friday morning, new members of the 50-Year Club will be inducted at a special luncheon event. The 50-Year Club was established to honor alumni who attended Hannibal-LaGrange 50 or more years ago. Members of the class of 1969 will have a fun morning to reminisce about their days at HLGU and will receive special medallions. Following the event, a campus tour will be given, allowing attendees to visit their old dorms and see all the changes and growth that HLGU has experienced.

The annual Homecoming Alumni Art Show Reception will be held on Friday as well, at 5:30 pm. This year, the exhibit will feature a wide range of artwork from individual artists who are HLGU alumni.

Saturday events include alumni games of baseball, softball, volleyball, and men’s and women’s soccer. HLGU’s campus caterer, Fresh Ideas, will offer BBQ and sides for sale at the Alumni Tent. Also at the Alumni Tent will be a petting zoo from 11 am to 1 pm.

Join families at Noon in The Loft located inside the HLGU Student Center for a performance of “Star Trip” by the HLGU Theatre Department. This show is 30 minutes long and great for all ages.

Watch the women’s and men’s Trojan soccer teams take on Williams Baptist at 1 pm and 3:30 pm. Admission is free for both games. Both teams will be celebrating their seniors before the games.

During the Saturday night homecoming banquet, alumni, families and current students will gather in the Mabee Sports Complex for a buffet feast. Afterwards, guests will move to the Roland Fine Arts Center for the coronation of the 2019 Homecoming King and Queen, recognition of HLGU athletes, recognition of the 50 year reunion class, and the announcement of this year’s alumni award winners. Entertainment will be presented by HLGU faculty and staff with the campus’ version of “Are you Smarter than an Undergrad?”

For a more detailed event listing, or to purchase tickets, visit hlg.edu/homecoming.