Homecoming 2023: Sept. 28-Oct. 1

Homecoming Events

We hope to see you for Homecoming 2023! Check out the schedule of events below and highlights from our last Homecoming. If you are planning a visit to Liberty, here are some overnight accommodations close to campus.

Video Recap

See the alumni and friends who joined us for Homecoming 2022!

Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023

  • Jewell Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner and Ceremony

    6:15 p.m.: Dinner
    7 p.m.:  Induction Ceremony
    Yates-Gill College Union

    Our 2023 Inductees:

    • Vic Bonuchi, ’57
    • Tori (Hallett) Figg, ’09
    • Rodney Keuck, ’98
    • Nick Larson, ’12
    • Lindsey Thorpe, ’08
    • 2010 men’s soccer team

    > Honoree Bios

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  • Homecoming Chapel

    7 p.m., Second Baptist Church, 300 E. Kansas St., Liberty
    Join us for a service of welcome, remembrance and hope.
    New this year: choral alumni will join current students for a beautiful new annual tradition, under the direction of Dr. Don Brown, Dr. Arnold Epley and Dr. Anthony Maglione.

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  • Alumni Choir at Chapel Service

    Calling all choral alumni to join with current students and sing during the Homecoming Chapel Service! Join the Concert Choir, Dr. Brown, Dr. Epley and Dr. Maglione for a beautiful new annual tradition. Learn three anthems and make meaningful music and connections.

    Digital scores will be made available in early September. The cost of music and a Jewell Choirs water bottle are included in the registration fee. Additionally, registering for this event gives you access to the tailgating event on Saturday, Sept. 30. 

    The schedule:

    • Wednesday, Sept. 27: 7-9 p.m. rehearsal at Second Baptist Church in Liberty
    • Thursday, Sept. 28: 6 p.m. call time for the 7 p.m. service at Second Baptist Church
    • Saturday, Sept. 30: Join the Department of Performing Arts for the Homecoming tailgate at 2 p.m. in the Liberty North High School parking lot (all choir, band, orchestra, and theatre alumni are invited to attend).

    > Register

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Friday, Sept. 29, 2023

  • Cardinal Soccer vs. Maryville University

    Women: 5 p.m.
    Men: 7:30 p.m.
    Jewell soccer field (near Talley Baseball Stadium and the Fraternity Complex)

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  • Celebration of Golden Classes and Alumni Awards

    Social Hour High Upon the Hill!
    5:15 p.m., Yates-Gill College Union, Atrium and Terrace
    Gather with friends, old and new, while enjoying special drinks to toast our milestone classes and our 2023 Alumni Award Honorees!

    6:00 p.m., Quad
    Alumni Celebrating their 50-, 60- and 70-year reunions are encouraged to join us on the Quad for a group photo.

    Dinner and Program
    6:30 p.m., Yates-Gill College Union, Gill Family Meeting Rooms
    Our evening will feature our alumni who are celebrating their 50-, 60- and 70-year reunions with special individual recognition. We will also hear from our Alumni Board of Governors as they present our 2023 Alumni Award Honorees:

    • Bill Dreyer, ’60 – John F. Truex Award for Lifetime Service
    • David Alonzo, ’76  – Distinguished Alumni Service Award
    • Susan Tideman – Honorary Alumni Award
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  • Cardinal Volleyball vs. Maryville University

    6 p.m., Mabee Center

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Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023

  • Cardinal Volleyball vs. University of Indianapolis

    1 p.m., Mabee Center

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  • Homecoming Pregame Tailgate

    Hosted by the Alumni Board of Governors

    2-4 p.m.
    Liberty North High School Football Stadium, 1000 NE 104th Street, Liberty, MO

    Bring your family and friends and join us for some fun at the tailgate and pre-game celebration!

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  • Jewell Alumni Band

    Dr. Dorothy Glick Maglione, associate director of bands and assistant professor of music, conducts and coordinates The Cardinal Sound athletic band program at Jewell. Dr. Maglione would like to welcome back alumni who played in a Jewell band during their time on The Hill to play with current students during the Homecoming game!

    > Register

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  • Cardinal Football vs. Upper Iowa University

    4 p.m.
    Liberty North High School Football Stadium, 1000 NE 104th Street, Liberty, MO

    > Tickets may be purchased at the gate or in advance here.

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  • Play in a Day

    7 p.m., Peters Theater, Brown Hall

    This fun event invites Theatre alumni to perform alongside current theatre students on the Peters Theater stage! All participants should meet in Brown Hall at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29, to be assigned a play script, a role and to meet their castmates. From there, it is left up to the groups to plan and prepare to present the play as a staged reading (with scripts in hand) on Saturday evening at 7 p.m.   

    After the performances we will celebrate together with a pizza party in the theater lobby. We ask alumni participants to contribute $15 to cover a portion of the script royalties and the meal. 

    The Saturday evening performances are open to the general public. No admission fee will be required, but contributions to the Jewell Theatre fund are welcome and appreciated.

    > Register

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Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023