Homecoming & Events

Homecoming & Family Weekend

September 28-30, 2023

Registration is now open for Homecoming 2023! This event promises to be a grand celebration of the Judson community. We look forward to recognizing the accomplishments of our alumni as well as the following Alumni anniversary years: 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013, and 2018. 

Homecoming & Family Weekend 2023 Schedule

Thursday, September 28 Events

11:00 am – 12:00 pm- Reed Room, Lindner Tower

Alumni are invited to join our guest speakers, Katie Hight and Todd Hertz, as they discuss how your social media presence affects your hiring potential.

  • Katie Hight is the Senior Director of Christ Community Church in St. Charles, IL.
  • Todd Hertz is the Communications Director at Christ Community Church in St. Charles, IL.

Virtual and In-person attendee options are available.

In-Person Location: Reed Room, Lindner Tower

Virtual Location: Zoom

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Friday, September 29 Events

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM  —Herrick Chapel and livestream

Speaker: Alumnus, Tracy Scott Miller ’86


  • Aaron Andries ’15
  • Zach Kranz ’16
  • Tim May ’13/’18
  • Jeremy Yap ’16

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11:15 AM – 12:30 PM — Betty Lindner Commons, Dining Hall 

$10.00 Alumni Rate

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1:00 PM – 3:00 PM — Betty Lindner  Commons, Upper Commons

Join the Judson University Mentoring Program (aka JUMP) for refreshments and conversation! During this time, JU Students, recent grads, and Alumni will have an opportunity to network and connect while learning more about the newly launched mentoring program! Current students, recent grads, and alumni are invited to join in, make connections, and learn more!

This event will feature an Ask Me Anything Alumni Panel beginning at 1:30 pm, and during this event our three Alumni panelists will share their experience and insights on things like job hunting, workplace culture, industry environments, resume tips, and more. Don’t miss this engaging event!

Alumni Panelists Include:

  • Stevie Caterina ’17
  • Pete Wach ’14/’21
  • Allison Steiger ’18

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1:00 PM – 3:00 PM — Various Locations on Campus

  • RISE Student & Alumni Panel- 
    University Center, Alumni Room



  • 40 Years of Chapel Directors
    Herrick Chapel

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3:00 PM – 4:00 PM — Thompson Hall, Thulin Auditorium 

Hear the State of the University from Judson University President, Dr. Gene Crume, and have the opportunity to ask questions. Anniversary classes will meet afterwards to connect with one another.

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4:00 PM – 5:00 PM — Thompson Hall, In-person

Join us as we recognize the following Graduation years and invite them to mingle with their peers!

  • 1968– 55 year Anniversary
  • 1973– 50 year Anniversary
  • 1978– 45 year Anniversary
  • 1983– 40 year Anniversary
  • 1988– 35 year Anniversary
  • 1993– 30 year Anniversary
  • 1999– 25 year Anniversary
  • 2003– 20 year Anniversary
  • 2008– 15 year Anniversary
  • 2013– 10 year Anniversary
  • 2018– 5 year Anniversary

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Saturday, September 30 Events

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM-  University Center, Alumni Room

Join the class of 1973 to mingle and enjoy coffee & donuts, while also celebrating their 50th Class Anniversary!

Then join the class of 1973 on a campus tour and reflect on favorite memories from times past!

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9:00 AM – 11:00 AM– Lindner Fitness Center, Dawson Field, Hoffer Field, Softball Field

  •  Soccer
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

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10:00 AM – 11:30 AM – Visit Ohio Hall, Wilson Hall, Volkman Hall, and Lindner Tower

  • Open House/Scavenger Hunt 
  • Photo booth  
  • Dorm t-shirts 

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11:30 AM – 1:30 PM –  Lindner Tower, Reed Room  * Must Register and Pay in Advance through Eventbrite- $30

  • Sarah Dede – Track & Field, 2009-2013
  • Concetta Lampugnano– Softball, 2009-2012
  • Joel Popenfoose- Athletic Director and Leadership, 2013-2021

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM-  Betty Lindner Commons, Dining Hall

$10.00 Alumni Rate

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5:00 PM – 6:30 PM – Streamwood High School | everyone welcome  > $10.00 per person

Please note: No alcohol is permitted on the grounds of Streamwood High School or Judson University.

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7:00 PM – 9:30 PM – Streamwood High School


  •  Adults- $10.00
  • JU Alumni & non- Judson Students- $7.00
  • JU Students, Faculty, and Staff- FREE

Watch online at: judsoneagles.com/youtube


  •  Alumni/Student National Anthem (Alumni interested in singing with members of the JU Choir can email Warren Anderson at [email protected] for more information)
  • Color Guard – recognition of military


  • Recognition of Alumni & Family Weekend
  • Hall of Fame & Alumni Award Winners
  • Homecoming Court

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Who is Coming to Homecoming 2023?

First Name Last Name Maiden Name Graduation Year
Sally Boscaljon   1973
Joe Dalton   1973
Dave Thompson   1974
Dana Thompson   1977
Carol Thompson Gerdes 1977
Anne Davies   1978
Jean Rock   1978
Bill Boscaljon   1979
Dana Gillis   1981
Kathryn Ortel-Thatcher Ortel 1983
Trace Tucker   1983
Denise Tucker Thompson 1983
Joanna Camick Schultheis 1984
Don Thompson   1985
Marcia Thompson Stuck 1987
Warren Anderson   1986
Elliott Anderson   1989
Tracy Miller   1986
Michael Smith   1999
Ginny Guth   2002 / 2008
Kelly Midtsem   2008
Benjamin Glunz   2010 / 2012
Stephen Drew   2013
Pete Wach   2014 / 2021
Laura Drew   2016
Stevie Caterina   2017
Stephanie Kleczynski   2017
Darlene Benton   2018
Allison Steiger   2018
Diego Garcia   2019
Jarod Pletcher   2020
Brooke Pletcher Nickell 2020
Philip Sasso   2023

Homecoming 2022 Highlights

Alumni Regional Events

Alumni Choir Cruise 2024

Join us for the Alumni & Friends Judson University Cruise 2024!

Judson University is looking forward to the Judson University Cruise taking place January 7-14, 2024. Bring your friends and family aboard Royal Caribbean’s newest ship, Wonder of the Seas to the Eastern Caribbean with ports in Port Canaveral, Coco Cay, St. Thomas and St. Maarten. This seven-night cruise includes stateroom accommodations (double occupancy), all standard onboard meals, all standard onboard entertainment and activities, as well as fees and taxes. Concerts at sea will be provided by Judson’s Alumni Choir, directed by Dr. Warren Anderson ’86 and you are invited to join in the fun.

All alumni interested in joining the Alumni Choir for this event can contact Warren Anderson at [email protected] for more information.

To learn more about the cruise and book your cabin, visit the website TODAY. This will be an amazing Judson cruise that you will not want to miss!  

January 7-14, 2024

Judson University Cruise 2024 Alumni Gathering

Eastern Caribbean Cruise


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