Homecoming 2019: Sept. 27-28

Rekindle old memories and make new ones as you return to The Hill for Homecoming!

Homecoming Schedule


View the schedule of events below for this year's Homecoming celebration and Homecoming 2018 highlights.

Lodging Options

We have special rates available for Jewell alumni who are traveling for Homecoming.

TownePlace Suites Kansas City/Liberty
Call 816-415-9200 and reference William Jewell to receive the special rate or to book online follow this link: Book your corporate rate for William Jewell College.

Hampton Inn Kansas City/Liberty
Call 816-415-9600 and reference William Jewell to receive the special rate or to book online follow this link: www.KansasCityLiberty.HamptonInn.com. Enter the dates you would like to stay and click on “Add special rates code”, enter code 560043209 in the “corporate” rate box.

See the alumni and friends who joined us for Homecoming 2018!


Photo Gallery

Friday, September 27, 2019

  • Back to Class with Dr. Blane Baker, '86

    10-11 a.m. on Sept. 27
    Pryor Learning Commons, Room 112
    "Critical Thinking in a Sports Science Course"

    > Registration required

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  • Celebration of Golden Classes

    Registration, 11:30 a.m.; Lunch and Program, noon-4 p.m. on Sept. 27
    Yates-Gill College Union
    Registration Fee: $30

    All alumni who graduated in or before 1969 are invited to return to campus on the eve of Homecoming to enjoy a full afternoon of activities. Alumni celebrating 50-, 60-, and 70-year reunions will receive special recognition during the lapel presentation.

    > Registration required

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  • Alumni Awards Dinner, Hosted by the Alumni Board of Governors

    Registration, 5:30 p.m.; Dinner and Awards Program, 6 p.m. on Sept. 27
    Yates-Gill College Union
    Registration Fee: $30

    Join us as we celebrate alumni who have shown exemplary service to the College. This year’s honorees are:

    • Truex Lifetime Alumni Service Award: Nancy Greene Leisinger, '52
    • Distinguished Alumni Service Award: Chris Leaver, '94
    • Young Distinguished Alumni Service Award: Landon Grace, '10 
    • Jewell Humanitarian Award: Heather Duncan, '88
    • Honorary Alumni Award: Kiki Strecker

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Saturday, September 28, 2019

  • Nursing Excellence Alumni Scholarship 5K

    7:30-9 a.m. on Sept. 28
    Commuter parking lot

    Sign up to walk or run, or if you can't attend, see our "sleep-in" option! T-shirts will be distributed on Pryor Learning Commons 1st floor from 8 a.m.-noon on Friday, Sept. 27, and before and after the race on Sept. 28. We have special pricing for Jewell students.

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  • Legacy Student Event

    Noon-3:30 p.m.

    Calling all William Jewell College Alumni! The Office of Admission & Office of Advancement would like to invite you and your family to join us for our first Legacy Student Event on Homecoming. During this event we will show your students around campus and introduce them to all that Jewell has to offer. We encourage you to join us on the tour, see the wonderful updates we’ve made to our campus, and share your favorite Jewell memories. After touring campus, your students will have a chance to hear from some current Jewell legacy students and learn more about the application and admission process. Our day will end at 3:30 p.m. with us walking you and your students to the Alumni Tailgate.

    We ask that students be 8th graders or above for this event. Please sign up here to reserve your spot today! We look forward to seeing you and your students on The Hill! Go Cardinals!

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  • 45 Years of Nursing at Jewell

    1:30-3 p.m. on Sept. 28
    Yates-Gill College Union

    Join Jewell's Nursing Department for an afternoon tea to celebrate 45 years on the Hill!

    > Registration required

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  • John Priest Greene Society Coffee and New Member Brick Dedication

    2 p.m. on Sept. 28
    Pryor Learning Commons, Quad Level

    All Jewell Fund leadership donors who are members of the John Priest Greene Society are invited to kick off Homecoming day with a special reception and new member brick dedication.

    Event is free. Kindly RSVP with Laura Hanavan at hanavanl@william.jewell.edu or 816-415-7804.

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  • Homecoming Pregame Celebration, Hosted by the Alumni Board of Governors

    3-5 p.m. on Sept. 28
    Commuter parking lot next to Greene Stadium

    To reserve your personal tailgate spot (no cost!) email alumni@william.jewell.edu. Space is filling up quickly so be sure to get your spot today!

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  • Homecoming Football Game vs. Missouri S&T

    5 p.m. on Sept. 28
    Greene Stadium

    Tickets may be purchased at the gate for $8.

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Class Reunions

We will update this page as class reunion plans are finalized. If you are interested in coordinating your class reunion, please email alumni@william.jewell.edu.