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Saturday, October 15

9 – 10 a.m.

“Explore the Core” Session for Current Students and Parents

Brinser Lecture Room, Steinman Center Supported by an Elizabethtown College Strategic Grant, “Explore the Core” introduces students to the objectives of the Core curriculum and helps them draw connections between their Core courses, major felds of study and educational goals.

9 – 11 a.m.

Offce of Admissions Student Employee Alumni Reunion

Leffer House – Students, formerly employed by the Offce of Admissions, are invited to drop in for this reunion event.

10 – 11 a.m.

Study Abroad: A Life-Changing Experience

Brinser Lecture Room, Steinman Center Director of International Programs Amy Simes hosts this session for parents about international learning opportunities.

10:30 a.m.

Blue Jay Softball vs. Alumnae

The Nest Softball Field – Feathers defnitely will be fying at this annual softball tradition! For more information, call the Offce of Athletics at 717-361-1137.

11 a.m.

17th Annual Homecoming Parade and Homecoming Day Kick-Off Hickory Lane to Willow Street to Spruce Street to College Avenue – With student groups constructing foats based on the theme, “Famous Cartoons,” you can be sure the fun (and candy) will be in plentiful supply! After the parade, President Carl Strikwerda will offcially open the day’s festivities at the Raffensperger Alumni House.

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Homecoming and Family Weekend Brunch

The Marketplace, Brossman Commons – Tickets available at the door; $10.25 for adults or $6 for children, ages 3-10.


Alumni Reunions

Susquehanna Dining Room, Myer Hall

Class of 1966 Class of 1971 Class of 1976

By reservation only; call 800-877-2604 or go to

Class of 1981 Alumni Reunion

Alumni Oktoberfest Party, Raffensperger Alumni House – By reservation only; call 800-877-2604 or go to

Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Business Alumni Reunion (BAR)

Rooms 110 and 212, Hoover Center – Reconnect with Department of Business faculty members and alumni over lunch. Participants will receive free admission to the Alumni Oktoberfest Party!

By reservation only; call 800-877-2604 or go to

Noon – 2:30 p.m.

Blue Jay Bus Tours of Campus

Stops at Brinser Field, Bowers Writers House and Raffensperger Alumni House – See the campus and “get from here to there” on escorted motor tours, departing every 15 minutes.

Noon – 4 p.m .

Homecoming Fair

Brinser Field – Food, T-shirts, arts, knick-knacks and crafts—if Elizabethtown students can think of it, they’ll be selling it at the fair!

Family Entertainment Zone

The K¯AV, Brossman Commons – Free fun for all, with activities including infatable Skee-Ball, cow milking and photo telescopes. Sponsored by the Offce of Student Activities.

12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

The Homecoming Alumni Concert starring Dan Ascanio ’09

Brinser Field – This special alumni concert features alumnus singer/ songwriter/musician Dan Ascanio and his band. With musical inspirations including— but not limited to—

Matchbox Twenty, Michael Jackson, Santana, The Beach Boys and Hall & Oates, it’s no surprise his songs entertain music lovers of all ages!

1 p.m.

Annual Art Auction to Beneft Children

Blue Bean Café, Brossman Commons – This auction—hosted by the First-Year Seminar class, “Global Child Welfare and Well-Being”—benefts Brittany’s Hope Foundation.

Blue Jay Women’s Lacrosse vs. Alumnae

Wolf Field – It’ll be Blue Jays vs. Blue Jays in this annual event! For more information, call the Offce of Athletics at 717-361-1137.

Center for Community and Civic Engagement Open House

Rooms 236-239, Nicarry Hall – E-town has mobilized to take its “Educate For Service” motto into the world! Meet the Center’s staff, as well as the 2010- 2011 AmeriCorps Scholars, in the new Center for Community and Civic Engagement.

Division of Art Alumni Reunion Lyet Gallery, Leffer Chapel and Performance Center

Noon – 3 p.m .

Raffensperger Alumni House Bring your appetite for this Homecoming tradition! Enjoy all-you-can-eat Oktoberfest fare such as Amish four-grain pale ale bratwurst and knockwurst; Kölsch wings; Deutschland sauerkraut; warm German potato salad; feld greens with roasted apples, walnuts, blue cheese and apple cider vinaigrette; Käsespätzle; E-town apfelstrüdel; milk stout chocolate cake— accompanied by premium microbrews provided by our sponsor, the Lancaster Brewing Co. (Water and sodas will be available.) Delight in the sounds of live Gypsy Jazz, played by the Rue de la Pompe band featuring Bruce Campbell ’76 P’08. Cost: $11 per person or $6 for children, ages 3-10. Sorry, not open to current

Elizabethtown students. Express check-in: pre-register and pay online at!


For decades, we’ve all enjoyed our tasty carrot cake tradition. Now experience it in a new, nutritious form. Discover Elizabethtown College Carrot Cake Granola —the offcial granola of E-town College! Debuting at Oktoberfest, this granola treat is the result of a partnership between the College and Nuts About Granola, owned by Sarah Lanphier ’09.

For more information and online product ordering, go to



Alumni Oktoberfest Party

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