Save the date for Homecoming 2021! 

October 4-9, 2021

Homecoming Week, Oct. 4-9, is right around the corner, and we have a jam-packed schedule for you!

Manchester is offering virtual and in-person events this year, to meet your comfort level with the pandemic. While we look forward to in-person reunions in the years to come, this year we will celebrate the classes of 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 and 2016 on the safety of Zoom. Several other virtual events will be hosted throughout the week. If you are comfortable coming to campus, there is still a lot to do on Saturday, Oct. 9.

For those coming to campus on Saturday, please remember your masks. While optional for outdoor activities, masks are required inside all University buildings (except while you are eating). Please help us keep Manchester safe and healthy.

Whether in person or virtually, we can’t wait to see you!

For a schedule of events and locations please see below. 

Don't forget to purchase your Manchester Homecoming gear by clicking HERE!

Register for Homecoming HERE, or to register for the Virtual Painting Party click HERE. Hurry registration for the painting party ends soon!

Participate in the Virtual 5k by signing up HERE.

Monday
Virtual 5k Begins7 a.m. Virtual 
Coffee Hour with the President -
Homecoming Kickoff
8:30 a.m.Facebook
Intercultural Competence: Building a More Peaceful World 11 a.m. Facebook
Free Refreshers at Sisters for MU Students1-3 p.m. Sisters
1976 Reunion 4 p.m. Zoom
1981 Reunion6 p.m.Zoom

Tuesday
Afternoon Tea with Lea Johnson,
VP of Health Science Initiatives
3 p.m. Facebook 
Free Ice Cream at Chillz for MU students4-8 p.m.Chillz
1986 Reunion6 p.m. Zoom
2011 Reunion  8 p.m.Zoom 
2016 Reunion 8 p.m. Zoom 

Wednesday
Coffee Hour with Peace Studies 8:30 a.m.Facebook  
Sociology, Social Work & Criminology Reunion11 a.m.Zoom
Campus Store Flash Sale5 p.m.Facebook
1996 Reunion6 p.m. Zoom
Virtual Painting Party7 p.m. Zoom

Thursday
Coffee Hour with Student Senate8:30 a.m. Facebook  
Alumni Panel-
Environmental Studies & Peace Studies

3 p.m.Zoom
1991 Reunion 6 p.m.Zoom
Annual Student Bonfire8 p.m.   
2001 Reunion 8 p.m.Zoom
2006 Reunion8 p.m. Zoom

Friday
Coffee Hour with Lori Zimmerman ’92 
Alumni Board President 
8 a.m. Facebook  
Memorial Service12 p.m.Facebook
Reunion for the Marvin L. Bittinger 
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
4 p.m. Zoom
Homecoming Concert7:30 p.m.Cordier Auditorium
Movie on the Mall for MU Students8 p.m.MU Mall
Virtual 5k Wrap-up8 p.m. Virtual

Saturday (ON CAMPUS!)
Men and Women's Tennis vs. Bethel9 a.m. Tennis Courts
Yoga on the Baseball Field for MU Students10 a.m. Baseball Fields 
Peace Studies Dedication 10 a.m. Peace Gardens
Hall of Fame and Claude Wolfe Coach of the Year Celebration10 a.m.Tent by the Spartan Stadium
Campus Store - Open10 a.m. - 3 p.m.JYSC
Student Cornhole Tournament11 a.m.Stadium
Tailgate Party11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Stadium
Spartan Street Fair11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.Stadium
Alumni Registration 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.Stadium Entrance
Additional Food Options11a.m. - 1 p.m. Haist
9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sisters
Haist and Sisters
Manchester vs Defiance Football1:30 p.m.Stadium
Men and Women's Tennis vs. Judson, Ill.3 p.m.Tennis Courts