Homecoming 2020 ... Virtually A Good Time!

Due to the global pandemic, many things have been postponed or canceled. McKendree University has decided that we will not allow it to stop our love of McK! Join us for an interactive experience like none before… A Virtual Homecoming! We look forward to seeing you online!

 

 


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2020

 

Virtual Voting (Yard Decorating Contests and Bogey's Best Friend Contest)


Decorate your yard or dress up like Bogey to show your McK spirit all week long! Votes will be collected through the McKendree University Alumni Association Facebook page. Be sure to sign up for the competition today!


For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or (618) 537-6826.

 

 


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2020

 

A Virtual Golden Welcome to the Class of 1970 (Golden Anniversary Reunion)

3:00 p.m.


Join us for a special reunion for our Golden Graduates!

 

For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or (618) 537-6826.

 

 

 

Alumni Virtual Happy Hour

5:00 p.m.


Join us and connect with all of your classmates online!

 

For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or (618) 537-6826.

 

 


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2020

 

Coffee and Conversation at your Computer

9:00 a.m.


Join President Dobbins for coffee and updates on what is going on around campus.

 

For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or (618) 537-6826.

 

 

 

Virtual McK 5K Walk/Run

10:00 a.m.


No matter where you walk or run, share it with us!
Join us for the Homecoming 5K Run/Walk. Here's your chance to participate wherever you are, with our Virtual 5K!


What is a virtual race?

A virtual race is a race that can be ran at any location. You can walk, use the treadmill, run outside or any other option to complete the 5K distance.


How do I participate?

Joining in on the fun is easy!

Step 1: Register online.

Step 2: Choose your route - You may already have a favorite place to walk or run, but here are a few options just in case:

Look for an established route - Public parks or bike paths often have routes with pre-marked distance.

Run around an athletic track - 12.5 laps on a 400m track are the equivalent of a 5K.

Use a route mapping website - A few options are Map My Run, USATF - America's Running Routes, or WalkJogRun.

Step 3: Wear your Homecoming 5K race T-shirt and wear it with (Bearcat) pride!

Step 4: Complete your 5K!

Step 5: Upload pictures to social media with the hashtag #McKhomecoming (don't forget to make your post public so we can see it!) or email them to us at alumni@mckendree.edu.

 

For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or (618) 537-6826.

 

 

 

Virtual Day Party "Sip and Trivia"

11:30 a.m.


Join us for an afternoon of virtual trivia and fun. Play and win prizes.


For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or (618) 537-6826.

 

 

 

Virtual Cooking Class / Alumni Dinner

4:30 p.m.


We are bringing the Alumni Dinner to you, join us as we make dinner and prepare for the alumni awards presentation. Feel free to host your local alumni and friends and make dinner together!

 

For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or (618) 537-6826.

 

 

 

Virtual Alumni Awards Program

6:30 p.m.


The 2020 recipients of the Academy of Excellence, Rising Stars, Sports Hall of Fame, Loyal Service and Peter Akers awards will be recognized. The program will be posted to the University's Youtube Channel at www.youtube.com/McKendreeUniversity

 

For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or (618) 537-6826.

 

 


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2020

 

Virtual Chapel Service

9:00 a.m.


Join us for a virtual chapel service and the reading of the names of the alumni we have lost. The service will be posted to the University's Youtube Channel at www.youtube.com/McKendreeUniversity


For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or (618) 537-6826.

 

 

 

For questions or more information, contact Dr. PJ Thompson , Director of Alumni Relations at pbthompson@mckendree.edu or 618-537-6443.