Homecoming & Events

Homecoming & Regional Events

Judson University Homecoming and Regional Event information. Find out more about the homecoming activities, schedule, and how to register. Find out about other Alumni Regional events across the United States.

Regional Events Alumni Choir Cruise

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 wanderson@judsonu.edu 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

Homecoming & Family Weekend

September 28-30, 2023

Tentative Schedule for 2023 Homecoming & Family Weekend

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 

ALL DAY Virtual Network Day  

Sign up for a Mentor https://bit.ly/JUVND 

 

Sign up to be a Mentor 

https://myjudson.judsonu.edu/ICS/Alumni_2011-04-27T13-33-00-266/ 

 

11:30 PM – 12:30 PM Ask Me Anything Alumni Panel > University Center, Alumni Room (Zoom Available Online) 

This panel discussion features accomplished Judson alumni who are eager to answer your questions and provide their insight regarding leadership skills, as well as today’s work environment.

 

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Network Night – Lindner Tower, Reed Room (Zoom available online – beginning at 7:00 pm) 

 

Speaker: TBD 

Register at www.judsonu.edu/homecoming 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 

 

Judson Spirit Store (8 am – 7 pm) Betty Lindner Commons, lower level

Jerry’s Café (8:30 am – 3:30 pm) Harm A. Weber Academic Center, second floor

Eagle Walk (daylight hours) – see visitors tent for a map of the trail

Disc Golf (daylight hours) – see visitors tent for a map of the course or to access an online map here: https://udisc.com/courses/judson-university-kRRz

 

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM Alumni / Family Chapel – Herrick Chapel and livestream 

View online at: www.youtube.com/user/JudsonBlueCrew

Join us for worship led by Huntley Brown featuring Judson’s Student and Alumni Choir. Alumnus of the year 2023 will be sharing a message.

11:15 AM – 12:30 PM Alumni/Family/Faculty Lunch – Betty Lindner Commons, Dining Hall  $9.20

Pay via credit card – Discounted Alumni/Family Price $9.20

Enjoy lunch and fellowship in the newly renovated Dining Hall lovingly labeled, “Betty’s Kitchen” in memory of Betty Lindner.

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Alumni Open Houses or Exhibitions  

  • TBD

 

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Alumni Anniversary Year Gatherings – In-person and virtual, LTOW E/F  

(1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013, 2018, 2023)  

Lindner Tower, Classrooms E & F or virtual

Participate online at:

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

 

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Alumni Banquet & Alumni Awards

View online at (online presentation begins at 7:15): www.facebook.com/JudsonU/ (Live) or www.youtube.com/user/JudsonBlueCrew (Post Event) Ceremony – Lindner Tower, Reed Room cost: $30

Alumnus of the Year: TBA

Distinguished Alumni: TBA

 

Family Legacy Award: TBA

All Alumni are invited to the Alumni Banquet where Reunion Years 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013, 2018) will be recognized. The Alumni Awards Ceremony will also be held at the Alumni Banquet where the Family Legacy, Distinguished Alumni and the Alumnus of the Year Awards will be presented.

 

Register at www.judsonu.edu/homecoming

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Judson Spirit Store / transition to Football Game at 1 PM > Feed the Eagles promotion – bring items to tent at football game or at Spirit Store 

 

7:00 AM Fun Run/5K Registration  

8:00 AM Fun Run/5K Race Begins 

Hosted by the cross-country team to raise funds for their post-season travel, come enjoy the beautiful scenery of Judson’s campus as you test your time against your fellow Judson community members. Judson Students / Alumni & Staff-$10 / Community member-$20. All participants receive a free t-shirt.

 

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Coffee & Donuts with JUMP Mentoring – University Center, Alumni Room 

All students and Alumni interested in learning more about the Judson University Mentoring Program are invited to attend a brief presentation and an opportunity to connect with those who are participating in the program as well as meet a potential mentor.

 

9:00 AM Alumni Choir Rehearsal – Herrick Chapel  

 

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Alumni Athletic Games  

  • Baseball 
  • Softball 
  • Women’s Volleyball (student scrimmage only-all welcome to attend)  

 

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Resident Life Open Houses/Activities – Visit each dormitory 

Open House/Scavenger Hunt 

Photo booth  

Dorm t-shirts 

 

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Athletic Hall of Fame Luncheon & Awards Ceremony Lindner Tower, Reed Room cost: $30

View online (presentations will begin at 12:00) at: www.facebook.com/JudsonU/ (Live) or www.youtube.com/user/JudsonBlueCrew (Post Event)

Inductees:  TBA

 

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch – Betty Lindner Commons, Dining Hall 

Students, families, alumni and employees are welcome to eat in the cafeteria for $9.20

 

RISE Alumni & Advisor Picnic –

Lindner Tower, Back Parking Lot (Weather Backup Lindner Tower, Classrooms B & C)

RISE Alumni and Advisors are invited to attend a picnic to celebrate their special friendships.

 

Faculty Book Signings-

Alumni Tent – Between Betty Lindner Commons and Administration Building (weather permitting)

Dr. Robert Currie, “Hunger Winter”

Elliott Anderson, “Simon Says”

Varghese Mathai, “The Village Maestro and 100 Other Stories”

 

12:45 PM – 1:30 PM Judson Spirit Bash – Location: Streamwood High School (701 W Schaumburg Rd) – All welcome to attend 

  

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM VIP Reception – Location: Streamwood High School (701 W Schaumburg Rd) – Invitation only 

 

 

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Football Game – Location: Streamwood High School (701 W Schaumburg Rd)

$7 Adults / $5 Alumni & non-Judson students / Students & Employees free w/ID or watch online at: judsoneagles.com/youtube 

Food drive bring items to tent at football game or at Spirit Store 

 

PreGame: Alumni/Student National Anthem 

Color Guard – recognition of military 

Halftime: Recognition of Alumni & Family Weekend 

Hall of Fame & Alumni Award Winners 

Homecoming Court 

 

 

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Campus Celebration Dinner / Academic Departments Open House –  Location: Betty Lindner Campus Commons, Dining Hall everyone welcome  > $10 

 

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM DCWPA Alumni/Student Concert

Herrick Chapel and livestream www.youtube.com/user/JudsonBlueCrew

Homecoming weekend concludes with the celebration of 10-year anniversary of the Demoss Center for Worship in the Performing Arts. A retrospective concert highlighting Judson’s history and an Alumni & Student choir will be presented.

 

Register at www.judsonu.edu/homecoming

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