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Homecoming Oct. 14-16, 2022

A group of alumni at Homecoming 2021.

A group of alumni at Homecoming 2021.

Augustana College will celebrate its 102nd Homecoming in person on Oct. 14-16, 2022. Highlights include the presidential inauguration and street party, Oktoberfest, Viking football, and reunion dinners and gatherings.

Golf cart shuttles will run from Centennial Hall, the Gerber Center and the Brunner Theatre Center.

Questions? Contact Kelly Read '02 Noack at or 309-794-7474.

Register online.


Thursday, Oct. 13

7 p.m. Class of 1977 POPs reunion dinner
Duck City Bistro, Davenport

Friday, Oct. 14

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fryxell Geology Museum open
Swenson Hall of Geosciences 

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Bookstore open
Brunner Theatre Center (lower level)

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Check-in and Hospitality Area 
Brunner Theatre Lobby and Patio

10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Class of 1977 POPs Fall Foliage River Cruise on the Celebration Belle
2501 River Drive, Moline    

Noon Campus Historical Walking Tour with Kai Swanson '86
Departs from outside the Brunner Theatre Center Lobby  

1-3 p.m. Golden Vikings Lunch
Gävle Room, Gerber Center

1:30 p.m. Class of 1977 POPs Golf Outing        
TPC Deere Run (11:30 a.m. lunch; 1:30 p.m. tee time)

2-5 p.m. Inauguration Activities – Academic Programming
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Memorial Building

Session 1, 2 p.m.: Rock Island Lead Partnership Project
Session 2, 3 p.m.: New academic programs: film and new media, disability, integrative medicine and the humanities
Session 3, 4 p.m.: Presidential Center for Faith and Learning

4 p.m. OZO 100th Anniversary Meet & Greet    
DoubleTree by Hilton, Davenport    

6 p.m. Reunion Dinners, Classes of 1957, 1962 and 1967
Lindberg Center (6 p.m. beer/wine; 6:30 p.m. dinner)

6-8 p.m. Inauguration Grand Reception – invitation only
Quad Cities Waterfront Convention Center, Bettendorf

6 p.m. 50th Reunion Dinner, Class of 1972
The University Club (upper level), Moline (6 p.m. beer/wine; 7 p.m. dinner)

7 p.m. Celebration of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Augustana – No charge
The Urban Reserve, 1711 2nd Ave., Rock Island (appetizers and dessert)

7-11 p.m. All-Alumni Gathering   
Ken Anderson Academic All-America Club  
Bent River cash bar and food trucks 

7:30 p.m. Class of 1977 POPs Gathering    
Johnny's Italian Steakhouse (boardroom), Moline    

Saturday, Oct. 15

8 a.m.-4 p.m. Check in and Hospitality Area
Brunner Theatre Center Lobby and Patio

9 a.m. Alumni Awards
Gävle Room, Gerber Center

9 a.m.-noon Inauguration Activities – Academic Programming
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Memorial Building

Session 1, 9 a.m.: Augustana's Historic Relationship with Sweden
Session 2, 10 a.m.: Music faculty recital
Session 3, 11 a.m.: Political science-focused discussion

9-10 a.m. Campus Tour
Departs from Brunner Theatre Center Lobby; ends at Old Main front steps.

10 a.m. Scandinavian Studies Alumni Fika
Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fryxell Geology Museum open
Swenson Hall of Geosciences 

10 a.m. Men's Alumni Swim Meet and Greet (Classes of 1977-1983)
Anne Greve Lund Natatorium, Lindberg Center

10 a.m. OZO Class Photo
Old Main front steps

10:15-11:15 a.m. Class Photos for Golden Vikings
Old Main front steps
   10:15 a.m. Class of 1972
   10:30 a.m. Class of 1967
   10:45 a.m. Class of 1962
   10:55 a.m. Classes of 1952 and 1957
   11 a.m. Class of 1982

12:30 p.m. Presidential Inauguration Ceremony    

1 p.m. Augustana Women's Tennis vs. Carthage
Lower Campus Courts

1 p.m. Augustana Women's Soccer vs. Adrian
Thorson-Lucken Field

1 p.m. Class of 1977 POPs Tailgate with Active Chapter    
Sorensen Hall parking area

1 p.m. DONs Tailgate with Active Chapter
Sorensen Hall parking area

1-3 p.m. Esports Open House and Mario Kart Tournament 
Varsity esports facility, Brunner Theatre Center (lower level)

2-4 p.m. Post-inauguration Street Party with food, music, children's activities — open to all
7th Avenue from Centennial Hall to the new Lindberg Center (closed to traffic)    
• Friends of Music Concert (south side of Bergendoff Hall)
• Zero Year Reunion - Class of 2022 Block Party (Old Main, north lawn)  
• Multicultural Picnic    
• Choir Reunion    
• Band Reunion

2-4 p.m. Physics/Engineering/Astronomy Open House
Hanson Hall of Science 128

3 p.m. Augustana Football Vikings vs. Washington-St. Louis
Lindberg Stadium

5 p.m. Soccer Alumni Gathering (Classes of 1979-1983)
Radicle Effect Brewerks, Rock Island

5-8 p.m. Oktoberfest
Founders Courtyard
A shuttle will be available from Centennial Circle to Oktoberfest and the 1977 and 1987 reunion events.

6 p.m. DONs 75th Anniversary Dinner 
Modern Woodmen Park - Champions Level, Davenport (6 p.m. drinks; 7 p.m. dinner)

6:30 p.m. Class of 1987 Gathering
Brew by the Slough and Brew Patio
A shuttle will be available from Centennial Circle to Oktoberfest and the 1977 and 1987 reunion events.

7 p.m. 45th Reunion Dinner, Class of 1977
Gävle Room, Gerber Center (7 p.m. beer/wine; 7:30 p.m. dinner)
A shuttle will be available from Centennial Circle to Oktoberfest and the 1977 and 1987 reunion events.

7 p.m. OZO 100th Anniversary Dinner    
DoubleTree by Hilton, Davenport

7 p.m. Reunion Gathering for Classes of 1982, 1992 and 1997    
River House Bar & Grill, Moline

7 p.m. GOLD Alumni Gathering for Classes of 2012-2022
Me & Billy Restaurant, Davenport

7 p.m. Soccer Alumni Gathering (Classes of 1979-1983)
Augustana Men's Soccer vs. University of Wisconsin Warhawks (group photo at halftime)
Thorson-Lucken Field 

7 p.m. Swimming Alumni Dinner (Classes of 1977-1983)
Lindberg Center

7:30 p.m. Augustana Theatre Performance: "Tartuffe"
Brunner Theatre Center

8-11 p.m. Reunion Gathering for Classes of 2002 and 2007
The Current, Davenport

9 p.m. Soccer Reunion Post Game Reception (Classes of 1979-1983)
Kavanaugh's Hilltop Bar, Rock Island

Sunday, Oct. 16

10:30 a.m. Breakfast with Pastor Melinda  Pupillo
Founders Courtyard

11 a.m. Worship Service
Ascension Chapel, Bahls Center (formerly Founders Hall)

Noon Renewal of Vows
Ascension Chapel, Bahls Center

1-4 p.m. Fryxell Geology Museum open
Swenson Hall of Geosciences


Wyndham Moline on John Deere Commons

1415 River Drive, Moline, Ill., 61265; 309-764-1000

Holiday Inn

226 17th St., Rock Island, Ill., 61201; 309-794-1212

Hyatt Place, East Moline

111 Bend Blvd., East Moline, Ill., 61244; 309-755-6000

Element Moline

316 12th St., Moline, Ill., 61265; 309-517-1659