Lindenwood University Homecoming & Reunion 2016

October 20-23
Homecoming - "Out of this World"
Reunion - "The Legacy Continues"

A Message From Our Alumni Relations Director

Michelle Giessman

Welcome Back Honored Classes!

We would like to extend a special invitation to our honored classes to attend Homecoming and Reunion! Celebrate your legacy as part of the Lindenwood family by joining your classmates and fellow alumni at the Alumni Reception on Friday, October 21 at 5:00 p.m. in the Hyland VIP Room, hosted by the Alumni Association. Alumni Breakfast and Association meeting will be held Saturday, October 22 at 8:30 a.m. in the Anheuser Busch Leadership Room in Spellmann Campus Center. Meet our president, Dr. Michael Shonrock, who will provide an update on campus, and a class agent of the class of 1966 will share her memories of Lindenwood.

- Michelle Giessman

This year’s honored classes include:

Lindenwood College Classes:
1996: 20-year reunion
1986: 30-year reunion
1976: 40-year reunion
1966: 50-year reunion
1956: 60-year reunion

Lindenwood University Classes:
2006: 10-year reunion

Events Schedule

Tentative Schedule - Subject to Change

Thursday, October 20, 2016

8:00 p.m. - Lip Sync Contest & Pep Rally
Hyland Arena
Enjoy the student performances in the Lip Sync Dance Contest and see the excitement with appearances from the fall sports teams and the Lindenwood marching band during the Pep Rally!

Friday, October 21, 2016

12:00-5:00 p.m. - The Lions’ Red Cross Blood Drive
Evans Commons Courts
Donate blood to the American Red Cross. One donation can save as many as three lives; it feels great to donate!

1:00 p.m. - Registration
Hyland Arena
Honored class check-in. Pick up your pre-registration packets and additional tickets. Homecoming items can also be purchased at this time.

2:00 p.m. - Golden Alumni 50th Class Reunion Reception with President Michael and Mrs. Karen Shonrock
Lindenwood House
The Golden Class of 1966 reminisce of their time here at Lindenwood with President Michael and Mrs. Karen Shonrock at a private reception in the Lindenwood House.

2:00-4:00 p.m. - Campus Tours Available
Hyland Arena Entry Area

4:00-5:00 p.m. - Honored Classes Reception with Professors Emeritus
VIP Room, Hyland Arena
Honored classes and the Professors Emeritus will have the opportunity to reminisce about academics, activities and life at Lindenwood.

5:00-8:00 p.m. - Homecoming & Reunion Reception
VIP Room, Hyland Arena
Reconnect with fellow alumni, faculty, and staff and reminisce about your days at Lindenwood! Heavy hors-d'oeurvres, sweets, coffee, and tea will be served. $5.00 Pre-sale or $10.00 at the door. Attendees will also be able to enjoy a women's volleyball game from the reception area as Lindenwood faces off against Nebraska Kearney at 7:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m. - Class of 1966: 50-Year Reunion Dinner
Location TBD
Alumnae from the class of 1966 are invited to a special 50-year reunion dinner! 1966 class agents will set up accommodations for a dinner for the class of 1966. Information will be mailed to all 1966 alumnae; attendees will purchase their own meals.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

8:30 a.m. - Alumni Breakfast, Association Meeting
Anheuser-Busch Leadership Room, Spellmann Center
All alumni are invited to join President Michael D. Shonrock for breakfast. Share stories and enjoy the company of alumni and friends. Listen to his address about the state of Lindenwood. The Alumni Association president and 50th reunion class agent will also address the gathering.

9:30 a.m. - Alumni Board Meeting
Harmon Board Room, Spellmann Center
The alumni board will meet.

10:30 a.m. - Homecoming Parade
More Information
Homecoming Parade Grand Marshal and 2016 Alumni Merit Award winner Kay (Dunham) Wilkinson will join President Michael and Mrs. Karen Shonrock in a celebration of the past, present, and future of Lindenwood University. Other dignitaries along with the Homecoming Court and 2016 king and queen candidates will participate. Are you interested in being in the parade? Contact Nikki Cornwell at or (636) 949-4717.

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Barbecue Luncheon & Tailgate
Parking lot across from Hunter Stadium
Presale tickets are $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children. At the door on the day of the event tickets will be $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children.

1:30 p.m. - Homecoming Football Game
Hunter Stadium
Cheer the Lions on to a Homecoming victory as they take on Northwest Missouri State! Football admission is included in your wristband bundle, or tickets may be purchased separately at the ticket office. General Admission: $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. Alumni are invited to enjoy the game from the tent covered patio at the Spellmann Center endzone. Homecoming King and Queen will be announced at halftime.

7:00 p.m. - Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner
Hyland Arena
Join Lindenwood alumni, friends, and sports fans as we induct our eighth class of exemplary athletes into the Lindenwood Athletic Hall of Fame. Tickets are $30 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Lisa Hundeldt at or at (636) 949-4600.

7:30 p.m. - Voices Only Reunion Concert
LUCC Auditorium
Current Voices Only join together with their alumni members for a reunion concert.

Athletic Events

Cheer on the Lions!! Don’t miss these exciting sporting events Homecoming Weekend!

Thursday, October 20
5:00 p.m. - Women’s Volleyball vs Fort Hays
Friday, October 21
6:30 p.m. - Women’s Soccer vs Southwest Baptist
7:00 p.m. - Women’s Volleyball vs Nebraska Kearney
7:00 p.m. - Men's Ice Hockey vs Oklahoma (Wentzville)
TBD - Roller Hockey Black (GPCIHL Event 1)
TBD - Roller Hockey Gold (GPCIHL Event 1)
Saturday, October 22
9:00 a.m. - Olympic Weightlifting - Lab Gym Fall Open (St. Louis)
10:00 a.m. - Shotgun Sports - Ring Ceremony & Alumni Event (Pacific - St. Louis Skeet & Trap)
1:30 p.m. - Football vs Northwest Missouri State
4:00 p.m. - Men's Ice Hockey vs Oklahoma (Wentzville)
7:30 p.m. - Women’s Rugby vs Life Univ.
Sunday, October 23
1:00 p.m. - Women’s Soccer vs Missouri Southern

Other Campus Events

In addition to our Homecoming & Reunion Schedule, you're welcome to attend the other events happening on campus!

Friday, October 21
4-6 p.m. - 5th Annual Lindenwood Fashion Design Alumni Showcase
J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts
  • 4-4:30 p.m. “Mocktail” Reception
  • 4:30-5 p.m. Special Tribute to Nelly Don: Fifty Years of Giving
  • 5-6 p.m. Alumni Showcase

5-7 p.m. - Chemistry/Biology Alumni Picnic
Blanchette Park—Pavilion #3
Current students and alumni from the chemistry and biology departments are invited to a picnic at Blanchette Park. Come and bring your memories. Food will be provided. RSVP by Oct. 19 to This event has been organized by the Natural Science Club.

7 p.m. - Film Series - Big Fan
Young Auditorium

Saturday, October 22
7:00 p.m. - Film Series - Being John Malkovich
Young Auditorium

Parade Information

Lindenwood University 2016 Homecoming Parade
October 22 at 10:30 a.m.

Homecoming Parade Grand Marshal and 2016 Alumni Merit Award winner Kay (Dunham) Wilkinson will join President Michael and Mrs. Karen Shonrock in a celebration of the past, present, and future of Lindenwood University. Other dignitaries along with the Homecoming Court and 2016 king and queen candidates will participate.

Please help us recognize our alumni, athletes, student organizations, members of St. Charles City Council, veterans, local businesses, and many others at our annual Homecoming and Reunion parade.

Are you interested in being in the parade? Contact Nikki Cornwell at or (636) 949-4717.

Parade Route

Parade Route

Parade Route Map (PDF)

RSVP / Ticket Information

Online RSVP and advanced ticket/bundle sales have ended, but you can purchase individual tickets in person at the event.


$20.00 Football Bundle

Football Wristband
1 Football Game Ticket
1 BBQ Lunch Ticket
1 Homecoming/Reunion T-shirt

$30.00 Weekend Bundle

All Inclusive Wristband
Entry to All Athletic Events
Friday Night Alumni Reception
Saturday BBQ

If purchased separately, individual ticket prices will cost:
    • Football Game: $10-Adults; $5-Kids
    • Other NCAA Athletic Events: $5-Adults; $3-Kids
    • Student Life Sports: Free Admission
    • Friday Night Alumni Reception: $10.00
    • Saturday BBQ: $8-Adults; $4-Kids

Travel Information

Hotel Information

Hotel - Phone - Distance from Lindenwood
(Ask for Lindenwood University Rate)

  • Ameristar - (636) 940-4300 - 2 miles
  • Best Western Plus - (636) 946-6936 - 1.5 miles
  • Comfort Suites [St. Charles] - (636) 949-0694 - 2 miles
  • Comfort Inn [O'Fallon] - (636) 696-8000 - 10 miles
  • Country Inn & Suites - (636) 724-5555 - 2 miles
  • Courtyard St. Louis St. Peters - (636) 477-6900 - 5 miles
  • Embassy Suites - (636) 946-5544 - 2 miles
  • Fairfield Inn - (636) 946-1900 - 2 miles
  • Hampton Inn - (636) 947-6800 - 4 miles
  • Holiday Inn Express - (636) 757-6100 - 3 miles
  • TownePlace Inn - (636) 949-6800 - 2.5 miles

Rental Car

Lindenwood Homecoming
Rental Car Provider

(Ask for Lindenwood University Rate)

  • Enterprise Rent-a-Car
    Bobby Kurtzeborn or Ashley Ruble
    (636) 946-3010

For More Information

General Inquiries
(636) 949-4420

Alumni Inquiries
(636) 949-4975

Athletic Alumni Inquiries
(636) 949-4427

Student Inquiries
(636) 949-4983

Parent Inquiries
(636) 949-4848

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