Homecoming offers many events for alumni

Trine University’s 2017 Homecoming and Family Weekend, Sept. 14-17, features many activities for alumni returning to campus, including opportunities to tour and skate in the new Thunder Ice Arena.

Those arriving early can take part in the arena’s dedication and reception beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14. The event will include recognition of those who have contributed toward the construction of the arena, followed by refreshments and open skating.

Friday begins with activities for the Class of 1967 in the Rick L. and Vicki L. James University Center and the University Cup golf outing on the Zollner Golf Course, both beginning at 9 a.m. Campus tours will be offered at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The evening will feature the annual Touchstone and Homecoming Celebration Reception and Dinner beginning at 6 p.m. in the Keith E. Busse/Steel Dynamics Inc. Athletic and Recreation Center, and an open skate time from 9-11 p.m. in Thunder Ice Arena.

Saturday events include:

  • Alumni & Fans Tennis Tournament, 8 a.m., Ryan Tennis Center
  • Pancake Breakfast eating and decorating contest, 9 a.m., Zollner Stadium Lawn
  • Live Music Under the Tent with Island Vibe, 9 a.m., Zollner Stadium Lawn
  • Thunder 5k, 9 a.m., Ryan Skywalk
  • Alpha Sigma annual meeting, 9 a.m., Best 221
  • Kappa Sigma annual meeting, 9 a.m.
  • Thunder Zone Activities, 10 a.m., University Center Lawn
  • Tour de Trine/Tour de Alumni Tricycle Race, 10 a.m., Thunder Drive
  • Mechanical Engineering gathering, 11 a.m., Bock Center gazebo
  • Chemical Engineering gathering, 11 a.m., Fawick Hall fluids lab
  • Skull and Bones, 11 a.m., Bateman Dining Room, UC
  • Tailgate lunch, 11 a.m., Whitney Commons, UC
  • Thunder Football vs. Wisconsin Lutheran, 1 p.m., Zollner Stadium
  • 50th reunion activities, 1 p.m., Zollner Stadium end zone
  • Amy Grant in concert, 8 p.m., T. Furth Center

On Sunday the Alumni & Fans Tennis Tournament continues at 8 a.m. CCH will hold a worship service in Fabiani Theatre at 10 a.m. and Homecoming events conclude with the Red Wings Legends game in the Thunder Ice Arena at 2 p.m.

For more information, visit trine.edu/homecoming or call 260-665-4129.