Doane to Celebrate Homecoming Oct. 1-8

Homecoming Logo: There's No Place Like Doane

Doane University will celebrate “Homecoming 2017: There’s No Place Like Doane” the week of October 1-8 with events at multiple locations throughout the region.

Some of the highlights of the week will include gatherings at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo, Doane Theatre’s productions of “Peter and the Starcatcher” Oct. 5-7, home volleyball and soccer games and a special Movie Premiere of “The 60 Yard Line”, a movie directed by Doane alum Leif Gantvoort ’94, on Thursday, Oct. 5. In addition, Doane’s nationally-ranked football team will host GPAC-rival Dordt College on Saturday at 1 p.m., with tailgate festivities prior to the contest and an Oktoberfest celebration following the contest.

The week’s events will culminate with the Doane University Alumni Awards Luncheon on Sunday, October 8 starting at noon. In this event, numerous Doane alumni will be honored for their professional accomplishments, community service, leadership and continued relations with the university.

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Sunday, Oct. 1

2-5 p.m.                       Lincoln Children’s Zoo Event

Monday, Oct. 2

5:30 p.m.                     Student Kick-off

Tuesday, Oct. 3

7 p.m.                          Volleyball vs. College of Saint Mary

Thursday, Oct. 5

11:30 a.m.                   Lunch with Actor/Director Leif Gantvoort ’94

7:00 p.m.                     Movie Premiere – The 60 Yard Line

7:30 p.m.                     Theatre Production of “Peter and the Starcatcher”

Friday, Oct. 6

11 a.m.                        Alumni and Friends Golf Tournament

7:30 p.m.                     Theatre Production of “Peter and the Starcatcher”

8:30 p.m.                     Pep Rally and Coronation

Saturday, Oct. 7

8 a.m.                          Pumpkin Festival Fun Run

9 a.m.                          Discover Doane High School Visit Day

9 a.m.                          Alumni Softball Game

10:30 a.m.                   Alumni Baseball Game

10:30 a.m.                   Women’s Alumni Basketball Game

11 a.m.-2 p.m.             Tiger Tailgate

Noon                            Campus Tours

1 p.m.                          Football vs. Dordt

4-6:30 p.m.                  Oktoberfest

5 p.m.                          Women’s Soccer vs. Dordt

7:15 p.m.                     Men’s Soccer vs. Dordt

7:30 p.m.                     Theatre Production of “Peter and the Starcatcher”

Sunday, Oct. 11

Noon                            Alumni Awards Luncheon

3 p.m.                          Homecoming Concert