Schedule of Events
Click on links within the schedule to find out more about certain events. If you would like to go to a different homecoming page, please use the links above.
When you arrive for Homecoming, please stop by the Welcome Center and check in.
Welcome Center Locations:
Friday, October 16, 2015:
> The Merc (inside Campus Center), 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
> Bell Center Grand Lobby, 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Saturday, October 17, 2015:
> Big Tent (Pioneer Stadium Parking Lot), 7:30 a.m. to Noon.
|6:00 PM||Alumni Volleyball Game – Cook Center|
|10:00 AM||Homecoming Chapel – College Church, Sanctuary. Featuring Ken Medema and Heritage Choir.|
|11:30 AM||Alumni Award Lunch - College Church, Uphaus Hall. Cost: $12 per person or Pioneer Pass.|
|12:00 PM||Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet – Bell Center, Grand Lobby. Cost is $35; not included in Pioneer Pass.|
|2:00 PM||Heritage Choir Meet and Sing – Bell Center, East Hall. Participate with the Heritage Choir. Reception following.|
|3:00 PM||Science and Mathematics Alumni Panel - Smith, Room 200. Featuring: Debbie (Buxie, '01) Jasiczek, Jacob Enick ('12), Kelly (Ryman, '98) Mattix, Tyler Hageman ('13), Jim Williams ('90) and Ron Burch ('72).|
|4:30 PM||Track and Field Reception - at the Home of Coach Nate Wiens (15013 W. 149th St., Olathe, KS)|
|7:00 PM||Homecoming Concert – Bell Center, Mabee Performing Arts Hall. Featuring Ken Medema. Cost is $10 per person; included in Pioneer Pass.|
|8:30 PM||Late Night – Under the Big Tent in Pioneer Stadium parking lot. Bonfire and other activities planned.|
|8:30 PM||Buck Night – Under the Big Tent in Pioneer Stadium parking lot. Your buck buys a sample of each BBQ team's flavors, cookies and/or drinks. No RSVP needed. Bring your friends and your bucks.|
|8 AM – 1 PM||All-Day Celebration and Kids Zone – Under the Big Tent in Pioneer Stadium Parking Lot|
|7:30 AM - 9:00 PM||Homecoming Bake-Off - Drop off your entry at the Welcome Center under the Big Tent|
|8:00 AM||Pioneer Pathways 5K – Check in between 7:00 and 7:45 a.m. under the Big Tent. $25 entry fee (before Oct. 2), not included in Pioneer Pass. $30 late entry fee. Entry includes t-shirt and Pancake Bonanza breakfast ticket.|
|8:00 AM||Pancake Bonanza – Under the Big Tent. Sponsored by Women’s Basketball. Cost is $8 (adult); $4 (children 12 and under); included in Pioneer Pass and Pioneer Pathways 5K registration.|
|9:00 AM - 11:00 AM||Nazarene Theological Seminary Coffee Reception - Under the Big Tent|
|9:00 AM - 11:00 AM||Class Reunions - Under the Big Tent. Classes of 2010, 2005, 2000, 1995, 1990, 1985, 1980, 1975. Kid's Zone activities and inflatables near the Big Tent.
|10:00 AM – 12:30 PM||Annual Pioneer BBQ Competition – Under the Big Tent|
|10:00 AM||Alumni Men's Soccer Tournament - Soccer Field|
|10:00 AM||Alumni Softball Game - Williams Field|
|10:00 AM||Alumni Baseball Game - Robbie Jones Field|
|10:45 AM - 12:00 PM||People's Choice Pulled Pork Sampling - Under the Big Tent|
|11:00 AM||Homecoming Bake-Off Awards Presentation - Under the Big Tent|
|11:-00 AM – 1:00 PM||BBQ Tailgate Lunch – Under the Big Tent. BBQ Lunch is $10 for adults; $5 for children ages 4-9; included in Pioneer Pass.|
|12:30 PM||BBQ Cook-Off Awards Presentation – Under the Big Tent|
|12:30 PM||Pioneer Women’s Soccer Game – Game located at ODAC. Tickets (access to both soccer games and football game) cost $8 for adults or Pioneer Pass; $3 for students; children under 4 free.|
|2:00 PM||Pioneer Football Game – Game located at ODAC. Tickets (access to both soccer games and football game) cost $8 for adults or Pioneer Pass; $3 for students; children under 4 free.|
|3:30 PM||Pioneer Men's Soccer Game – Game located at ODAC. Tickets (access to both soccer games and football game) cost $8 for adults or Pioneer Pass; $3 for students; children under 4 free.|
|6:00 PM - 7:00 PM||Women's Basketball Alumni Game - Cook Center|
|6:30 PM - 7:30 PM||MNU School of Education Reception - Cook Center, Allega Room. Please RSVP to Glenna Murray, email@example.com.|
|7:30 PM - 8:30 PM||Men's Basketball Alumni Game - Cook Center|
|8 AM – 9 AM||President’s Memorial Prayer Breakfast (A celebration of remembrances of those who passed away during the year) – Bell Center, Grand Lobby. Cost is $10; included in Pioneer Pass.|