Linfield College welcomes students and alumni to Homecoming events

A series of homecoming events for students and alumni are planned at Linfield College.

STUDENT ACTIVITIES begin Sunday, Oct. 7, at 8 p.m. with an interactive comedy, “A Shot of Reality.” On Monday, Oct. 8, at 4:30 p.m. a relay race and barbeque will be held on the IM field and on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 9 p.m. students are invited to a bowling trip to Walnut City Lanes. On Wednesday Oct. 10, at 9 p.m. a song and banner competition will be held on the football field. On Thursday Oct.11, at 4 p.m. a campus-wide game of capture the flag will start on the IM Field, and speaker John Corvino will present a talk at 7:30 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall. On Friday, Oct. 12, at 11:30 a.m. the Pioneer Victory Bell will be unveiled in the Fred Meyer Lounge and at 8 p.m. the Mr. and Miss Linfield competition will be held in the Ted Wilson Gym. Cost is $2 or two cans of food benefitting YCAP.

On Saturday, Oct. 13, at 12:30 p.m. students will host a homecoming rally at the people fountain. Students will purple-out, wearing purple in support of the Wildcats during the Homecoming football game vs. Whitworth at 1:30 p.m. Student homecoming events will conclude Saturday with comedian Ron Funches at 9 p.m. in Ice Auditorium.

Registration for ALUMNI ACTIVITIES begins Friday, Oct. 12, at 11 a.m. in Fred Meyer Lounge in Riley Hall. The Founders’ Society Luncheon will take place at noon in Jonasson Hall, lower level of Melrose Hall. Alumni are also invited to take a tour of downtown McMinnville or attend a class at 2 p.m., “Genius of East Asian Civilization,” taught by Chris Keaveney, professor of Japanese.

Erika Janik, class of 2002 and recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumna Award, will give a presentation at 3:30 p.m. in T.J. Day Hall. Janik will discuss how the past is vital to understanding the present and how to use history to tell stories in all types of media.

“Linfield’s Finest,” a gathering for alumni, friends and faculty, will salute the alumni awards winners at 5:30 p.m. at the McMinnville Grand Ballroom. In addition to Janik, the Linfield Alumni Association will honor award winners including 1984 graduate Peter Ellefson, the Bar West Classic Committee and the Linfield Chamber Orchestra Board. Ellefson will receive the Distinguished Alumnus Award for his achievement in music and education. Bar West Classic Committee will receive the Alumni Service Award for their service in connecting alumni through reunions and events. Linfield Chamber Orchestra Board will receive the Walker Service Award for their commitment to linking college and the community. Ellefson, a trombone soloist, will also present a concert at 8 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall.

Alumni events continue on Saturday, Oct. 13, with registration starting at 9:15 a.m. and campus tours beginning at 9:30 a.m. At 10 a.m., the alumni of Sigma Kappa Phi will gather in Ford Hall for tea with fellow sorority members; the SPURS reunion will take place in the Vivian Bull Music Center; the Hewitt Hall residents reunion will be held in Hewitt Hall and the Whitman Hall residents will reunite in Whitman Hall. At 10:30 a.m., the math majors reunion will be held in Taylor Hall and the business and economics majors reunion will be held in T.J. Day Hall. At 11 a.m. the Japan study abroad reunion will be held in Jonasson Hall in Melrose Hall. An all-alumni barbeque begins at 11:30 a.m. in the parking area of the Vivian A. Bull Music Center, followed by the Linfield Wildcats vs. the Whitworth Pirates football game at 1:30 p.m. Post game class reunions will be held for classes of 1952, 1962, 1972, 1982, 1992 and 2002. On Sunday, Oct. 14, the sociology and anthropology majors reunion will be held at 2 p.m. in Riley Hall.

For more information on alumni events contact Debbie Harmon Ferry, director of alumni relations, at 503-883-2607 or For more information on student activities contact Dan Fergueson, director of college activities, at 503-883-2435 or