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Thursday, September 28
 

8:00pm

Pub Trivia Night @ The Castle

Calling all trivia buffs, aficionados, nerds, geeks, enthusiasts, newbies and everyone in between. A multi-sensory pub trivia experience awaits (with special appearances by Gordon faculty)!


Join us at The Castle, Beverly’s board game café, owned and operated by two of our own alumni. Just 11 teams can compete, so you have a great shot at taking home a prize. So gather your team today and register here.

Cash prizes for top 3 teams. $5 per person. Teams of 4-6 people. Cash bar available for 21+.


Thursday September 28, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
The Castle: A Board Game Cafe 240 Rantoul St, Beverly, MA 01915
 
Friday, September 29
 

10:25am

7:30pm

Homecoming Awards Celebration

Join us on Friday, September 29 for the annual Homecoming Awards Celebration. Pre-registration is required.

Honoring the recipients of:

AJ Gordon Missionary Service Award – Steve ’82 and Sharon ’83 Cushing

Gordon Alumni Award – Ted Lucas ‘89

Gordon Young Alumni Award – Jessie Saintcyr ’02

Winifred Currie Award in Education – Mina Deckert ‘87

Jack Good Community Service Award – Mark Emblidge ‘75

Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year – Kaitlyn Trabbuco ’07

Honorary Alumni Award – Ann Givens

 

Hall of Honor Inductees

Joan Chamberlain

Skip Milne

Jered Stewart ‘98

Diana (Anderson) Gant ’07

Heather (McLeod) Frink ’04

 

Student Awards

Collegian of the Year – Sohenga Depestre ’17 

 


Friday September 29, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Ken Olsen Science Center
 
Saturday, September 30
 

8:00am

Gordon Women's Lacrosse vs Alumni Game
Contact with questions and/or to register: jane.ward@gordon.edu

Saturday September 30, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Brigham Athletic Complex

8:30am

11th Annual Kids Fun Run
This once-around-the-quad run (about a 1/4 mile) is free for all children ages 10 and under. Medals will be given to all participants. The Fun Run begins at 8:30 a.m. will take only a few minutes to complete, even at a walking pace! Free and open to any children.

Each child registered by September 11 will receive a race t-shirt.

To register, email jen.migonis@gmail.com with the names of your children and the size of their shirts.

Saturday September 30, 2017 8:30am - 9:00am
TBA

8:30am

Gordon Tennis vs Alumni Match

Contact with questions and/or way to register: peter.amadon@gordon.edu

Coffee and pastries served


Saturday September 30, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
Brigham Athletic Center Tennis Courts

8:30am

Welcome Tent Opens
Stop by the Welcome Tent to check in and be entered into our giveaway raffle! You can also get info on the following: 

- Schedule
- Campus Map
- Local Area Guide 
- FAQs
- Scot Trot & Kids Fun Run (registration required)
- Reunions (registration required)
- Cornhole (pre-registration required)

The Welcome Tent is also home to our Alumni Stage, hosted by Dan Stevens '07, and Little Wolf Coffee of Ipswich, MA. Enjoy performances all day by alumni acts, peruse old yearbooks,  find seating for lunch, and more!


Saturday September 30, 2017 8:30am - 5:30pm
Quad

9:00am

11th Annual Scot Trot 5K
The course is almost completely flat with a few small hills. The race will begin at the center of campus with a full loop around the quad. Participants will run through the Gordon woods for great views and return to the quad for the final lap. Runners registering by September 11 are guaranteed a short sleeve wicking running shirt (some additional ones will be ordered for those who register later!).

Race fee is $20.

NEW THIS YEAR: Gordon College students can run for free. Sign up the morning of the race. T-shirts aren't included unless you register online and pay the fee.

Register here

Saturday September 30, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
The Quad

10:00am

Coy Pond Nature Exploration

What lives in Coy Pond? Come see some of the tiny creatures that make the pond home and find out about how pond organisms survive in their habitat with Gordon professors and students. For alumni and families—things to be learned by every age! Check-in at The Welcome Tent for this activity. 


Speakers
DB

Dorothy Boorse

Dr. Boorse joined Gordon College in 1999, and has worked to bring a greater understanding of the complex interactions among wildlife and the environment to the Gordon Community and the wider world. Her primary research interests are in aquatic community ecology and invasive speci... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
The Gordon Woods

10:00am

Parents Reception with President and Mrs. Lindsay

President and Mrs. Lindsay invite you to join them as they host a reception for all parents. This is a great opportunity to meet President and Mrs. Lindsay, the Gordon administration and cabinet, and other Gordon parents. Light refreshments will be served. Gordon’s Parent Advisory Council will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have.  We would love to meet you!


Saturday September 30, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Chairman's Room, Ken Olsen Science Center

10:00am

Gordon Baseball vs Alumni Game

8:45 a.m., BP

10 a.m., First Pitch

Contact Robert.mansfield@gordon.edu for more information 


Saturday September 30, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
J. Tec White Field

10:00am

Gordon Softball vs Alumni Game

Contact Kendall.bukuras@gordon.edu for more information 


Saturday September 30, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Softball Field

11:00am

11:00am

Gordon Swimming vs Alumni Meet

10:30 a.m. Warmup

11:00 a.m. Meet, Bennett Athletic Center

Pizza afterwards in the Bennett Classroom 


Saturday September 30, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bennett Athletic Center

11:00am

11:00am

Field Hockey vs Roger Williams
Cheer on the Fighting Scots as they take on Roger Williams.

Brigham Athletic Complex

Immediately following the game, come catch up, have your kids play on the field, and enjoy some food with our current team.

More information about Gordon College Field Hockey available here.

Saturday September 30, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
Brigham Athletic Complex

11:00am

Women’s Volleyball vs. Salem State

1 p.m. alumni reunion after the match @ Bennett Center Balcony

Contact sue.kelly@gordon.edu for more info and to register

Food will be served, donations gladly accepted


Saturday September 30, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
TBA

11:00am

Alumni Stage

Join emcee Dan Stevens ’06 at the Alumni Stage in the Welcome Tent to hear your favorite alumni acts, sing along, and compete in the 2nd annual Homecoming haiku-off! While you’re there, grab a pick-me up from Little Wolf Coffee, enjoy donuts from Half Baked, and be on the lookout for opportunities to receive other impromptu prizes and fun freebies from the stage.

Featuring: 

Cape Ann Improv

Silversense

Meg Lynch

Aaron Wardwell

Nenno               

Instant Bingo 


Saturday September 30, 2017 11:00am - 5:00pm
Quad

11:00am

Train Rides
Saturday September 30, 2017 11:00am - 7:00pm
Quad

11:00am

Food Trucks & Pop-Ups

Nosh and Sip from some of the best food trucks and pop-ups around! Available for purchase from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Bringing back your local favorites:

-          Captain Dusty’s (Beverly, MA)

-          Ipswich Clambake (Ipswich, MA)

-          La Victoria (Beverly, MA)

Plus some new vendors to enjoy:

Little Wolf Coffee (Ipswich, MA)

Little Wolf Coffee is a specialty coffee roaster based out of Ipswich, MA. We are dedicated to sourcing and roasting the highest quality coffee beans from around the world but believe a truly great cup of coffee comes from the people and company you share it with.

Bon Appetit

Stop by the Bon Appetit pop-up to get a taste of our new dining services offerings! Bon Appétit’s “farm to fork” approach expands Gordon’s food offerings to include locally-sourced ingredients and healthy options, including more gluten-free meals and snacks. 

 


Saturday September 30, 2017 11:00am - 7:00pm
Quad

11:30am

Canoeing and Kayaking on Coy Pond

Join our La Vida Center for Outdoor Education and Leadership and enjoy a paddle around Coy Pond with your friends and family. La Vida will provide the canoes and kayaks. Life guards will be on duty and basic instruction is available. Canoes are available for 1-hour blocks on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign-up in the Welcome Tent starting at 10:30 a.m. For ages 9+.


Saturday September 30, 2017 11:30am - 1:30pm
Coy Pond

11:30am

Stand-Up Paddleboard Lessons

Let our La Vida Center for Outdoor Education and Leadership teach you how to paddleboard! Paddleboards are available for 1-hour blocks on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign-up in the Welcome Tent starting at 10:30 a.m. For ages 9+


Saturday September 30, 2017 11:30am - 1:30pm
Gull Pond

12:00pm

12:00pm

Women's Soccer vs Curry College
Cheer on the Fighting Scots as they take on Curry College. More information on GoCoWoSo here.

Saturday September 30, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Quad

12:00pm

10th Reunion Gathering
We’ve redesigned the reunion experience with you in mind and are excited to invite you to make the Reunion Tent on the Quad your home base on Saturday, September 30th. Check-in at the Reunion Tent when you arrive to receive your welcome packet and a voucher for a free Captain Dusty’s ice cream at their pop-up on campus. Enjoy a catered lunch from noon-2 to (re)connect with your fellow 2007 graduates and catch up on life since graduation. Homecoming staff will be present in the Tent from noon – 6 pm to answer questions and help you navigate the various Homecoming events.

Please RSVP online at alumni.gordon.edu/homecomingregistration by September 1st. The luncheon will be $15/adult and $10/child.

Saturday September 30, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Reunion Tent

12:00pm

15th Reunion Gathering

We’ve redesigned the reunion experience with you in mind and are excited to invite you to make the Reunion Tent on the Quad your home base on Saturday, September 30th. Check-in at the Reunion Tent when you arrive to receive your welcome packet and a voucher for a free Captain Dusty’s ice cream at their pop-up on campus. Enjoy a catered lunch from noon-2 to (re)connect with your fellow 2002 graduates and catch up on life since graduation. Homecoming staff will be present in the Tent from noon – 6 pm to answer questions and help you navigate the various Homecoming events.

Please RSVP online at alumni.gordon.edu/homecomingregistration by September 1st. The luncheon will be $15/adult and $10/child.


Saturday September 30, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Reunion Tent

12:00pm

20th Reunion Gathering

We’ve redesigned the reunion experience with you in mind and are excited to invite you to make the Reunion Tent on the Quad your home base on Saturday, September 30th. Check-in at the Reunion Tent when you arrive to receive your welcome packet and a voucher for a free Captain Dusty’s ice cream at their pop-up on campus. Enjoy a catered lunch from noon-2 to (re)connect with your fellow 1997 graduates and catch up on life since graduation. Homecoming staff will be present in the Tent from noon – 6 pm to answer questions and help you navigate the various Homecoming events.

Please RSVP online at alumni.gordon.edu/homecomingregistration by September 1st. The luncheon will be $15/adult and $10/child.


Saturday September 30, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Reunion Tent

12:00pm

25th Reunion Gathering

We’ve redesigned the reunion experience with you in mind and are excited to invite you to make the Reunion Tent on the Quad your home base on Saturday, September 30th. Check-in at the Reunion Tent when you arrive to receive your welcome packet and a voucher for a free Captain Dusty’s ice cream at their pop-up on campus. Enjoy a catered lunch from noon-2 to (re)connect with your fellow 1992 graduates and catch up on life since graduation. Homecoming staff will be present in the Tent from noon – 6 pm to answer questions and help you navigate the various Homecoming events.

Please RSVP online at alumni.gordon.edu/homecomingregistration by September 1st. The luncheon will be $15/adult and $10/child.


Saturday September 30, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Reunion Tent

12:00pm

30th Reunion Gathering

We’ve redesigned the reunion experience with you in mind and are excited to invite you to make the Reunion Tent on the Quad your home base on Saturday, September 30th. Check-in at the Reunion Tent when you arrive to receive your welcome packet and a voucher for a free Captain Dusty’s ice cream at their pop-up on campus. Enjoy a catered lunch from noon-2 to (re)connect with your fellow 1987 graduates and catch up on life since graduation. Homecoming staff will be present in the Tent from noon – 6 pm to answer questions and help you navigate the various Homecoming events.

Please RSVP online at alumni.gordon.edu/homecomingregistration by September 1st. The luncheon will be $15/adult and $10/child.


Saturday September 30, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Reunion Tent

12:00pm

35th Reunion Gathering

We’ve redesigned the reunion experience with you in mind and are excited to invite you to make the Reunion Tent on the Quad your home base on Saturday, September 30th. Check-in at the Reunion Tent when you arrive to receive your welcome packet and a voucher for a free Captain Dusty’s ice cream at their pop-up on campus. Enjoy a catered lunch from noon-2 to (re)connect with your fellow 1982 graduates and catch up on life since graduation. Homecoming staff will be present in the Tent from noon – 6 pm to answer questions and help you navigate the various Homecoming events.

Please RSVP online at alumni.gordon.edu/homecomingregistration by September 1st. The luncheon will be $15/adult and $10/child.


Saturday September 30, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Reunion Tent

12:00pm

40th Reunion Gathering

We’ve redesigned the reunion experience with you in mind and are excited to invite you to make the Reunion Tent on the Quad your home base on Saturday, September 30th. Check-in at the Reunion Tent when you arrive to receive your welcome packet and a voucher for a free Captain Dusty’s ice cream at their pop-up on campus. Enjoy a catered lunch from noon-2 to (re)connect with your fellow 1977 graduates and catch up on life since graduation. Homecoming staff will be present in the Tent from noon – 6 pm to answer questions and help you navigate the various Homecoming events.

Please RSVP online at alumni.gordon.edu/homecomingregistration by September 1st. The luncheon will be $15/adult and $10/child.


Saturday September 30, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Reunion Tent

12:00pm

45th Reunion Gathering

We’ve redesigned the reunion experience with you in mind and are excited to invite you to make the Reunion Tent on the Quad your home base on Saturday, September 30th. Check-in at the Reunion Tent when you arrive to receive your welcome packet and a voucher for a free Captain Dusty’s ice cream at their pop-up on campus. Enjoy a catered lunch from noon-2 to (re)connect with your fellow 1972 graduates and catch up on life since graduation. Homecoming staff will be present in the Tent from noon – 6 pm to answer questions and help you navigate the various Homecoming events.

Please RSVP online at alumni.gordon.edu/homecomingregistration by September 1st. The luncheon will be $15/adult and $10/child.


Saturday September 30, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Reunion Tent

12:00pm

5th Reunion Gathering

We’ve redesigned the reunion experience with you in mind and are excited to invite you to make the Reunion Tent on the Quad your home base on Saturday, September 30th. Check-in at the Reunion Tent when you arrive to receive your welcome packet and a voucher for a free Captain Dusty’s ice cream at their pop-up on campus. Enjoy a catered lunch from noon-2 to (re)connect with your fellow 2012 graduates and catch up on life since graduation. Homecoming staff will be present in the Tent from noon – 6 pm to answer questions and help you navigate the various Homecoming events.

Please RSVP online at alumni.gordon.edu/homecomingregistration by September 1st. The luncheon will be $15/adult and $10/child.


Saturday September 30, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Reunion Tent

12:00pm

Barrington Reunion
We've redesigned the reunion experience with you in mind and are excited to invite you to make the Reunion Tent on the Quad your home base on Saturday, September 30th. Check-in at the Reunion Tent when you arrive to receive your welcome packet and a voucher for a free Captain Dusty's ice cream at their pop-up on campus.

Enjoy a catered lunch from noon-2 to (re)connect with your fellow Barrington graduates and catch up on life since graduation. Homecoming staff will be present in the Tent from noon - 6pm to answer questions and help you navigate the various Homecoming events.

​The luncheon is $15/adult, $10/child. Please RSVP by September 1st at alumni.gordon.edu/homecomingregistration

Saturday September 30, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Reunion Tent

12:00pm

Golden Reunion
A luncheon to celebrate the classes of 1967, 1962, 1957 and 1952 from Gordon College, Barrington College and Providence Bible Institute.

$20/person, please RSVP online by September 1st at alumni.gordon.edu/homecomingregistration

Saturday September 30, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
TBA

12:00pm

Kids' Activities Open

When the kids have fun, you have fun! The following drop-in activities will run continuously on campus for all to enjoy:

  • Inflatables
  • Trackless Train
  • Face Painting
  • Balloon Art
  • Arts & Crafts

Saturday September 30, 2017 12:00pm - 6:00pm
The Mini-Quad

12:30pm

Student Scot Talk: Profoundly Disconnected

Antonio's Scot Talk Profoundly Disconnected identifies the development of separation between Church and Community; focused on what the church was called to do and how the church has responded to these divisions.


Speakers
avatar for Antonio Vargas

Antonio Vargas

Class of 2019, Gordon College
Antonio Vargas is a junior Clarendon Scholar double majoring in Business Administration and Christian Ministries. While at Gordon, he has served and worked as a Student Ambassador on the Student Philanthropy Committee, a LAUNCH Coordinator, a Resident Advisor in Ferrin Hall, a... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Room 124, Ken Olsen Science Center

12:30pm

Class of 2015 Gift Dedication
Saturday September 30, 2017 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Mini-Quad

1:00pm

Church of the Small Things: The Million Little Pieces that Make Up a Life

Is my ordinary, everyday life actually significant? Is it okay to be fulfilled by the simple acts of raising kids, working in an office, and cooking chicken for dinner?

It’s been said, “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away.” The pressure of that can be staggering as we spend our days looking for that big thing that promises to take our breath away. Meanwhile, we lose sight of the small significance of fully living with every breath we take.

Melanie Shankle, New York Times bestselling author and writer at The Big Mama Blog tackles these questions head on in her fourth book, Church of the Small Things. Easygoing and relatable, she speaks directly to the heart of women of all ages who are longing to find significance and meaning in the normal, sometimes mundane world of driving carpool to soccer practice, attending class on their college campus, cooking meals for their family, or taking care of a sick loved one.


Speakers
MS

Melanie Shankle

Melanie Shankle began writing a blog called TheBigMamaBlog in July 2005. In addition to her blog, Shankle writes a quarterly column for the popular online magazine Praise and Coffee, is a regular contributor to the Pioneer Woman's blog, and serves as co-administrator and writer f... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Gregory Auditorium, Jenks

1:00pm

The Music Man: Brian Doser
Recommended for ages 0-5

Saturday September 30, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Emery Hall Lawn

1:00pm

2nd Annual Cornhole Tournament

Show off your skills in our second annual corn hole tournament! Pick your partner, rank your skill and compete in our double-elimination tournament for the top spot!

$15 buy-in per team. Cash prize for the first and second place winners. All participants take home a drink koozie.

Register your team online at alumni.gordon.edu/homecomingregistration

*Pre-registration required. Check in at the Welcome Tent by 12:45 pm for bracket information.


Saturday September 30, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Quad

1:00pm

La Vida Flying Squirrel and Giant Swing

On the flying squirrel, everyone takes turns lifting each other up in the air in order to fly through the trees and then they gently lower each other back to the ground. Each person can decide how they want to fly and how fast they want to go. Ages 3+

On the giant swing, everyone take turns pulling each other up and back to their desired height above the ground. Pull a release cord that allows you to pendulum swing down between the trees until they eventually slow down and stop. Ages 11+


Saturday September 30, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Frost Hall Circle

1:30pm

Faculty Connections
Saturday September 30, 2017 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Various Locations

2:00pm

Inter-generational Hymn Sing hosted by the Gordon College Men's Choir

The Gordon College Men's Choir, several music students, and faculty members Dr. Jamie Hillman and Dr. Grace Lee lead an intergenerational hymn sing of timeless hymns of the faith. This event kicks off the 50th anniversary year of the Department of Music. Highlights include choral arrangements sung by the Men's Choir, an improvised medley of hymns for solo piano by Dr. Lee, and an opportunity for those attending to select their favorite hymn to be sung.  

Refreshments will be served. 


Saturday September 30, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Phillips Recital Hall Patio

2:00pm

2:30pm

The 27th Annual Science Carnival

The 27th annual Science Carnival will be have a variety of hands on science activities that kids of all ages will enjoy. Some highlights include: elephant toothpaste and making silly putty!


Saturday September 30, 2017 2:30pm - 4:00pm
2nd Floor, Ken Olsen Science Center

3:00pm

3:00pm

Men's Soccer vs Curry College
Cheer on the Fighting Scots as they take on Curry College. More information on men's soccer here.

Saturday September 30, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Quad

4:00pm

Who is My Neighbor? Responding to Current Immigration Policies and the Refugee Crisis

Christians are called to love and hospitality as well as to respect and abide by the law. How should Christians react to recent immigration and refugee policies?  What can we do to make a difference?  Join Ruth Melkonian-Hoover (Political Science), as well as Jessica Allen (’13) of Refugee’s Welcome, and Tim Breene of World Relief in a panel discussion moderated by Paul Brink (Political Science) to learn more about today’s dilemmas and our faithful responses, followed by an audience Q&A.  


Saturday September 30, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Gregory Auditorium, Jenks

5:00pm

Coy Pond Piranhas Concert

The Gordon College Jazz Ensemble presents a concert of jazz standards. 


Saturday September 30, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Phillips Recital Hall

5:00pm

Gordon Men's Soccer vs Alumni Game

Contact with questions and/or way to register: matthew.horth@gordon.edu


Saturday September 30, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm
The Quad

5:00pm

Movie Night on The Quad: Toy Story

Stay for dinner and keep the fun going! Bring your blanket and grab a spot on the Quad to enjoy a free double-feature on our outdoor jumbotron screen. We’ll also keep our inflatables, facepainting, balloon art, and other kids’ activities going for you to enjoy. Complimentary popcorn provided. Other food and beverage options available for purchase.

5 p.m. Toy Story (Rated G)

6:30 p.m. Hook (Rated PG)*

*parental discretion is advised. This movie may not be suitable for children ages 10 and under. 


Saturday September 30, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Quad

6:30pm

Movie Night on The Quad: Hook

Stay for dinner and keep the fun going! Bring your blanket and grab a spot on the Quad to enjoy a free double-feature on our outdoor jumbotron screen. We’ll also keep our inflatables, facepainting, balloon art, and other kids’ activities going for you to enjoy. Complimentary popcorn provided. Other food and beverage options available for purchase.

5 p.m. Toy Story (Rated G)

6:30 p.m. Hook (Rated PG)*

*parental discretion is advised. This movie may not be suitable for children ages 10 and under. 



Saturday September 30, 2017 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Quad

8:30pm

Young Alumni Homecoming Party

Reconnect with classmates from 2007–2017 at this year’s Young Alumni Homecoming Party. We’ll be at Atomic Café from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 30. Enjoy free appetizers and beer and wine for purchase. We’ll also have some giveaways throughout the night—hope to see you there!

RSVP through our Facebook Event Page. Please feel free to invite your fellow classmates as well! 


Saturday September 30, 2017 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Atomic Cafe 268 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA