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Weekend Schedule

Friday, October 19

8 a.m., 1 p.m.
Athletics Golf Outing Fundraiser
Links Golf Course, 319 Holken Brink Drive, Jacksonville
8 a.m., 1st flight — $100 per person, includes breakfast, lunch and drinks.
1 p.m., 2nd flight — $125 per person, includes lunch, dinner and drinks.
All funds support Highlander Athletics.
Visit the athletics website for more information.
5 - 8 p.m.
1846 Donor and Alumni Recognition Dinner
McClelland Dining Hall, 447 East College Avenue, Jacksonville
Join us as we honor our most generous donors and recognize the accomplishments of your fellow alumni as they receive alumni awards. All are welcome to attend. Reservations required.
Cost of attendance will support the annual scholarship emergency fund to ensure degree completion of financial need students.
  • 5 – 6 p.m. — Cocktail Hour
  • 6 p.m. — Welcome and Donor Recognition
  • 6:30 p.m. — Dinner
  • 7:30 – 8 p.m. Alumni Awards
6:30 p.m.
Informal Gathering
Bahan's Tavern, 214 North East Street, Jacksonville
8 - 9:30 p.m.
Torch Light Parade & Pep Rally
Various Locations
Participate in the traditional procession of lighting the torches and gathering of students, parents, and alumni for the annual torch light parade. After gathering together, let's rally in support of our sports teams for Homecoming 2018!
Students & Parents — Meet outside your dorm to wait for the procession to arrive.
Alumni — Meet on Rutledge Lawn to start the procession.

Saturday, October 20

7 a.m.
Michalson Monster 5K Run/Walk
Registration: Hospitality Tent, south of the tennis courts
Run/Walk: Jenkins Education Complex, east of the baseball field

Registration opens at 7 a.m. The 5K begins at 8 a.m.
Entry fee supports MacMurray College intramurals.
8 - 11:30 a.m.
Baseball Pancake Breakfast
Knights of Columbus, 320 East State Street, Jacksonville
For tickets, contact coach John Grana at 217-479-7190.
9 - 10 a.m.
President's Reception
Bennington Lobby, Putnam/Springer Building
President Mark Tierno and members of the senior staff will give an update on the College at 9:15 a.m. All are welcome to attend. Breakfast will be available.
9 - 10 a.m.
Art Exhibit — Karen Ellison Stanley '68
Applebee Art Gallery, Putnam/Springer Building
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Hospitality Tent, south of the tennis courts
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Bookstore Open
Gamble Campus Center
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Henry Pfeiffer Library & Annie Merner Chapel Open
10 a.m.
Homecoming Parade
Corner of Clay and State streets
Former MacMurray President Dr. B. G. Stephens (1980-1986) will serve as our parade marshal.
The parade will step off on the corner of Clay and State streets. It will progress west down State to the Central Park Plaza and take a right around the square following Sandy south to College where it will head east back to campus. If you would like to participate in the parade, please contact Bambi Rockwell at 217-479-7123.
11 a.m.
Campus Tours with Prospective Students
Bennington Lobby, Putnam/Springer Building
A 45-minute guided tour by the Admission's office, ending at the football field.
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Art Exhibit — Karen Ellison Stanley '68
Applebee Art Gallery, Putnam/Springer Building
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Donor Recognition — Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar
Fackt Room (2nd Floor), Campus Center
If you have made a contribution to MacMurray College during the 2017-2018 fiscal year, please join us for a complementary Bloody Mary or Mimosa.
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Student Food Booths
South of the tennis courts
A variety of food available for purchase. Support student organizations!
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Activities for Children
Southwest of the tennis courts
Bring the kiddos and join us for various children activities such as a bounce house, face painting, jump roping, sidewalk chalk, hula hoops, balloon art and an inflatable obstacle course.
Free — Sponsored by Alumni Board.
11:30 a.m.
Phi Nu Tea
Rutledge Hall Lounge
12 p.m.
Women's Soccer vs. Blackburn
Soccer Field
12 - 1 p.m.
50th Class Reunion Lunch with the President
President's Home
12 - 5 p.m.
Highlander Block Party
Franklin parking lot, directly across from the football field on Clay Street
Be our guest for a fun block party! The beer tent will be open with food trucks available on site. Enjoy music while you are here!
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Young Alumni Reunion — Happy Hour
Franklin parking lot, directly across the football field on Clay Street
Any alumni who attended MacMurray from 2008 to 2018, join us for this free event. Make sure to register for this event to receive two free drink tickets.
12:30 - 3 p.m.
Athletic Teams Selling Concessions
Freesen Field House
12:30 - 3 p.m.
Class Reunion Photos
Henry Pfeiffer Library
Commemorate your reunion with a professional photo taken by Artistic Portraits.
  • 12:30 — class of 1988
  • 12:40 — class of 1943
  • 12:50 — class of 1948
  • 1:00 — class of 1953
  • 1:10 — class of 1983
  • 1:20 — class of 1963
  • 1:30 — class of 1968
  • 1:40 — class of 1973
  • 1:50 — class of 1978
  • 2:00 — class of 1958
  • 2:20 — class of 1993
  • 2:30 — class of 1998
  • 2:40 — class of 2003
  • 2:50 — class of 2008
  • 3:00 — class of 2013
1 p.m.
Football vs. Iowa Wesleyan
Freesen Football Field
2 p.m.
Men's Soccer vs. Blackburn
Soccer Field
2 - 3 p.m.
30th Class Reunion — Happy Hour
Fackt Room (2nd Floor), Campus Center
5 p.m.
Alumni and Friends Family Style Dinner
McClelland Dining Hall, 447 East College Avenue, Jacksonville
The class of 1968 invites you to join them for a traditional family style dinner in the dining hall. All are welcome to attend. Reservations required.
7 p.m.
All-College Talent Show
Putnam/Springer Building, Thoresen Recital Hall
The Class of 1968 invites all alumni, students, faculty and staff to join them in celebrating their 50th class reunion with an informal talent show. No competition (we're all fabulous, we know), no prizes (who needs 'em?), no pressure (we're here to have fun!).

Sunday, October 21

10 - 11 a.m.
Worship Service
Annie Merner Chapel
Remember the ceremonies and services you attended in the beautiful and historic Annie Merner Chapel? Here’s your opportunity to fold down a chair and relive that experience.
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Bookstore Open
Gamble Campus Center
11 a.m.
Belles Lettres Breakfast
Rutledge Hall Lounge