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Carthage Events

Homecoming Schedule

Friday, Sept. 28, 2018


6:15 P.m.

Pep Rally, Homecoming Royalty Coronation, and Raising of Championship banners  
N.E. Tarble and Athletic Recreation Center
Alumni can witness the crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen, participate in the pep rally, and cheer for Carthage Athletics! In case of inclement weather, the Pep Rally is held inside the TARC. 

8:30 P.m.

Sean Bott
Campbell Student Union
Mentalist, comedian, and entertainer 

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018


8:30 a.m.

Alumni Breakfast Honoring 2018 Alumni Association Scholarship Recipients
Todd Wehr Center, Jockey Club
Complimentary breakfast, but reservations are required.
Start your day of Homecoming festivities enjoying breakfast and celebrating with our 2018 Alumni Association Scholarship recipients. The Alumni Association Scholarships are awarded to relatives of Carthage graduates and are funded entirely by gifts from alumni and friends of the College.

10 a.m.

Tower Ribbon Cutting
The Tower

10:30-11:30 A.M.

Guided Tower Tours
The Tower

10:45 a.m.

Future Carthage Alumni Decoration Station
North Lot (formerly Lot H)
The Alumni Office provides streamers and other decorations for alumni and families to assist “Future Carthaginians” in decorating bikes, wagons, strollers, etc. Children, grandchildren, etc. are invited to join in the fun! Each entrant receives a gift.

11:30 a.m.

Homecoming Parade
Campus Drive
Featuring “Future Carthage Alumni,” the Alumni Council, student organization floats, sororities, fraternities, music, and more! A special viewing area along Campus Drive across from A. F. Siebert Chapel is available for 1967 and Gold Plus (50+) alumni and their guests.

12:30 p.m. Through the end of the Game

Festival Grounds Open
South end of Art Keller Field
Enjoy an expanded Festival Grounds experience, including food options provided by student organizations, face painting, balloon animals, a bouncy house, and more!
See more information about the Festival Grounds and tailgating

1 p.m.

Football: Carthage vs. Elmhurst College
Art Keller Field
Complimentary football game tickets for alumni may be picked up Friday or Saturday at the Information Station in the Campbell Student Union from noon to 6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. There is limited seating in the TARC Field House for those who wish to view the game indoors beginning at 1 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018


9:30 a.m.

Coffee Reception and Fellowship
A. F. Siebert Chapel

10 a.m.

Homecoming Worship Service
A. F. Siebert Chapel
Be inspired by music from Carthage’s excellent choral and instrumental ensembles. Reflect on the scriptures with The Rev. Kara Baylor, Campus Pastor, and celebrate Holy Communion with the Carthage family.