Scooter_Homecoming“Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson: you find the present tense, but the past perfect!”  — Owens Lee Pomeroy

Come one, come all! Back to Columbia College for Homecoming and Family Day 2015 weekend, which is set for Sept. 25-26!  All alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the college are welcome to attend this fun event for the whole family. This year’s honor reunion classes are 1975, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2005 and 2010.

The weekend begins on Sept. 25 with an artist reception from 6-8 p.m. in the Greg Hardwick Gallery in Brown Hall, celebrating Missouri artist Lupus Garrett. Garrett uses old, found photographs as his base and reworks them using mixed media such as paint, applique and embroidery, giving old photographs a colorful new life.

Friday evening also features the 13th annual Columbia College Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony starting at 6:15 p.m. in Dulany Hall. This year’s class features program supporters L’Mont and Kathi Betz, former volleyball player Luana Branco Fields ’10, former women’s basketball player Rachel Oswald Hurt ’10 and the 1999 men’s soccer team. Registration is required for the Hall of Fame Ceremony. Click here to register now!

Saturday is full of exciting events, starting with a men’s basketball scrimmage at 9 a.m. at Southwell image_3Complex. Music, inflatables, games and fun activities will be featured throughout the day from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., along with the Columbia College Alumni Association hospitality tent, which will be located behind Williams Hall. The CCAA Tent will have refreshments, a photo booth for your family and friends and great alumni merchandise.

While you are having a blast, we don’t want you to get hungry! The Cougar Food Fair will be served in Dulany Hall between 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. with different stations set up like food trucks. After lunch, stop by the Cougar Alumni Volleyball game at noon in Southwell Gym, or be sure and check out different academic departmental showcases including Humanities, Education, Psychology and Sociology and Computer and Mathematical Sciences that will be held throughout campus from 12:30- 2 p.m.

You can also make your way to the newly updated pitch at R. Marvin Owens Field at 1:30 p.m. to supportWSOC_2 the Columbia College men’s and women’s soccer teams as they both face Ottawa University. At halftime of the women’s game, the Homecoming Coronation will take place featuring our 2015 Homecoming Court.

The day will wrap up with the men’s alumni basketball game at Southwell, followed by an alumni and Cougar Club reception in Dorsey Gym. The reception will start immediately after the game and registration for the reception is required.

Click here for more information and a complete schedule of events for the weekend! If you have event questions or special needs, please contact the Division of Student Affairs at (573) 875-7400 or (800) 231-2391, ext. 7400!

We look forward to seeing you and your family!