Lindenwood University Homecoming & Reunion 2017

October 6-8
"Rolling Out the Red Carpet"

A Message from the Director of Alumni Relations and Special Events

Parents, Family and Alumni Reunion Weekend 2017 is set for October 6-8, and we’re looking forward rolling out the red carpet for our alumni, the parents and family of our current students, and our community members. It’ll be a great weekend having everyone back on campus to celebrate Lindenwood University-Belleville! Last year, we hosted our inaugural Homecoming Parade, with more than 800 individuals walking alongside our students, faculty, and staff members. It was quite a sight to see and a wonderful new tradition for the university and Belleville community. This year, we’ll host a variety of alumni, parents, and family events along with student activities throughout homecoming week, plus a fall sports lineup that is sure to please the sports enthusiasts out there. Tickets and bundles will go on sale in September. So keep checking back as we add more information and events to this page. We look forward to celebrating Parents, Family and Alumni Reunion Weekend at Homecoming 2017 with you!

- Jennifer Ferguson






Events Schedule

Tentative Schedule - Subject to Change

Check back later for more details about parents, family and alumni events. More will be added as information becomes available.

Monday, October 2, 2017

5:30-7 p.m. - Student Event: Lindenwood Belleville Grand Prix
Location: Schaltenbrand Lot
Duke it out for bragging rights as the fastest Lynx at the Lindenwood Grand Prix!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

2-5 p.m. - Student Event: Field Day
Location: Sunken Garden
Enjoy fun and relaxing outdoor activities such as kite flying and leisure sports beginning at 2 p.m., warming up to the competitive events of sack races, tug-of-war, and a car wash relay beginning at 4 p.m.!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

2-4 p.m. - Student Event: Citizens Park Cleanup
Location: Shuttles leave Matt's Cafe at 1:45 p.m.
Be part of a simple way to give back to the community by picking up litter in nearby Citizens Park - a wonderful park for sledding when the snow falls!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

5-6 p.m. - Student Event: Dessert Food Trucks
Location: Circle Drive
Enjoy a sweet treat after dinner - it's on the house - FREE!

7 p.m. - Student Event: Pep Rally and Homecoming Bonfire
Location: Pyramid Lot behind Kern Hall
Get fired up for football and the big game against Missouri Baptist University! Coach Turco, the dance team, and the new Lindenwood Belleville Drum Line will stir you into a frenzy! And as soon as our drummers strike the last note, the night really lights up! Refreshments will be provided for our annual fall fire; it's going to be a great night!

7:30 p.m. - Theatre Performance, A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
Location: Lindenwood Auditorium
Join the Theatre Department for a performance of one of the finest plays of the 20th century! Purchase an all-inclusive bundle in advance and enjoy a reduced ticket rate.

Friday, October 6, 2017

2:00 p.m. - Parents, Family and, Alumni Campus and Dorm Tour
Location: Dixon Center Foyer
Join family members and other parents and guests as they tour campus and our residence halls.

3:00 p.m. - Parents, Family and, Alumni Campus and Dorm Tour
Location: Dixon Center Foyer
Join family members and other parents and guests as they tour campus and our residence halls.

4:00 p.m. - Parents, Family, and Alumni Welcome Reception and Registration
Location: Dixon Center Foyer
Stop in to pick up your welcome packet including game passes and food tickets if you registered for the weekend in advance. If not, stop by and register for the weekend in order to participate in all the fun events and activities. Enjoy refreshments and receive all the information you need to celebrate Homecoming weekend!

6:00 p.m. - Family, Friends, and Alumni Theatre Reception
Location: Alice E. Ackermann Welcome Center
Guests will join the Theatre Department for a reception to its season opening of A Streetcar Named Desire. Please note this event is open to alumni and family who purchase advance ticket bundles, and other invite-only guests.

7:30 p.m. - Theatre Performance, A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
Location: Lindenwood Auditorium
Join the Theatre Department for a performance of one of the finest plays of the 20th century! Purchase an all-inclusive bundle in advance and enjoy a reduced ticket rate.

9:00 p.m. - Women's Ice Hockey vs. Liberty University
Location: Shark Tank

Belleville Chili Cook-Off
Location: Belleville, Main Street
Visit downtown Belleville's annual Chili Cook-Off until 10:30 p.m. on Main Street. For more details, click here.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

8:00 a.m. - Prospective Student Open House
Location: Dixon Center
There is no better way to learn about Lindenwood University-Belleville than to visit our campus.

11:00 a.m. - Lindenwood University-Belleville Homecoming Parade
More Information
Line Main Street for our annual Lindenwood University-Belleville Homecoming Parade! We'll line up at St. Mary Church on Main Street and head toward the Lindenwood University campus, where we will conclude the parade in the Union School parking lot.

11:00 a.m. - Men's Rugby vs. Mizzou
Location: Lynx Stadium

12:00 p.m. - Lynx Picnic
Location: Main Quad
Mingle with current students, alumni, friends and family while enjoying a barbeque before the games begin!

12:00 p.m. - Lynx Booths Open
Location: Schaltenbrand Lot
Check out the Lynx Booth area where you will see a variety of student clubs and organizations! Stop by the alumni booth and be entered to win prizes and Lynx gear!

1:00 p.m. - Football vs. Missouri Baptist University
Location: Football Stadium
Cheer on your Lynx football team as they take on Missouri Baptist University!

4:00 p.m. - Women's Volleyball vs. Park University
Location: Lynx Arena

6:00 p.m. -Women's Field Hockey vs. Concordia University-Wisconsin
Location: Lynx Stadium

7:30 p.m. - Theatre Performance, A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
Location: Lindenwood Auditorium
Join the Theatre Department for a performance of one of the finest plays of the 20th century! Purchase an all-inclusive bundle in advance and enjoy a reduced ticket rate.

9:00 p.m. - Women's Ice Hockey vs. Liberty University
Location: Shark Tank

Sunday, October 8, 2017

10:00 a.m. - Parents, Family and Alumni Farewell Brunch with the President
Location: Alice E. Ackermann Welcome Center
Join President Barger for a farewell brunch. Please dress in business casual attire.

2:00 p.m. - Alumni Soccer Game
Location: Lynx Field
Soccer alumni, come back and play toe-to-toe with your former teammates!

2:00 p.m. - Theatre Performance, A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
Location: Lindenwood Auditorium
Join the Theatre Department for a performance of one of the finest plays of the 20th century! Purchase an all-inclusive bundle in advance and enjoy a reduced ticket rate.

4:00 p.m. - Alumni Soccer Game After Party
Location: Main Street Brewing Company, 4204 W. Main Street, Belleville
Soccer alumni, join us for an after party at your old stomping grounds for a picnic to celebrate you!




Parade Information

Lindenwood University-Belleville Homecoming Parade
October 7 at 11:00 a.m.

We are so excited to continue the tradition that started last year with the Lindenwood University-Belleville Homecoming Parade, recognizing our alumni, athletes, student groups, academic divisions, and local businesses and organizations.

The parade line-up will open at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, 1706 W. Main in Belleville. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. and end in the Union School parking lot.

Are you interested in participating in the parade? Contact Jennifer Ferguson at jferguson@lindenwood.edu or (618) 239-6033.




Parade Route

Parade Route

Parade Route Map (PDF)




RSVP/Ticket Information

The Alumni Reunion Pass is open for Belleville graduates to purchase.

The Parents and Family Weekend Pass is open for parents or families of currently enrolled students.

Community members can purchase athletic tickets at the gate or purchase lunch at the Lynx Picnic for $7.50.




Travel Information


Hotel Information

Lindenwood is partnering exclusively with Four Points by Sheraton.

  • Four Points by Sheraton
    St. Louis - Fairview Heights
    319 Fountains Parkway
    Fairview Heights, IL 62208, United States
    Fourpoints.com/Fairviewheights

    Rate: $99.00 plus tax includes breakfast for 2. Enjoy this rate as a Lindenwood guest. Be sure to mention you're with Lindenwood Belleville.




Rental Car

Lindenwood Homecoming
Rental Car Provider

Enterprise Rent-a-Car

Use the corporate discount ID NA01LIN to enjoy the discounted Lindenwood rate.

  • 1424 N. Belt W.
    Belleville, IL 62226
    (618) 277-8000
  • 830 S. Illinois St.
    Belleville, IL 62220
    (618) 233-6200


For More Information

Homecoming Inquiries
Jennifer Ferguson
jferguson@lindenwood.edu
(618) 239-6033



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