Campus Calendar

Raider Days (homecoming and family weekend)Sep 27 - 28, 2013, Orange City, IA


Friday, Sept. 27

Chapel: Paul Delger '79
10:05 a.m. | Christ Chapel

Born with cerebral palsy that affects the right side of his body, Paul has battled numerous physical, social and vocational difficulties with a strong faith in God, a strong will and sense of humor. Paul weaves vivid personal stories into his never-give-up motivational presentations, sharing the importance of showing resolve when dealing with life's difficulties.

Jack & Mary DeWitt Learning Commons Dedication
4 p.m. dedication; 4:30-6 p.m. reception and tours

Donor Appreciation Banquet
5:30 reception; 6:15 dinner | Bultman Center

Donors who have achieved lifetime giving milestones as well as givers who are members of the Heritage Society and Tower Society and recipients of the Jacob and Hannah Heemstra Award will receive invitations to Northwestern's third annual Donor Appreciation Banquet.

Doreen's Jazz
8:30 p.m. | Campus green

Enjoy an outdoor jazz concert, sponsored by the Orange City Arts Council.

Saturday, Sept. 28

Red Raider Road Race
8:30 a.m. | Begin at De Valois Stadium
Registration fee: $20; $25 day of race

Registrants receive a free T-shirt and refreshments. Prizes awarded to winners in all age categories.

4K map | 8K map

Alumni Softball & Baseball Games
9:30 a.m. | Raider diamonds

Contact athletic department secretary Karen Vander Pol to participate.

Morning on the Green
9:30 to noon | Campus green
Tickets cost $.25 each; booths cost 3 to 4 tickets

Bring the kids to our family-friendly carnival of entertainment, games and prizes. Ticket proceeds benefit student clubs and organizations.

Coffee With Retired Faculty
10 a.m. | Vogel Community Room, DeWitt Learning Commons

Reminisce with former faculty members while enjoying the beautiful campus views of the Vogel Community Room.

Alumni Soccer Matches
10 a.m. (women); 11:30 a.m. (men) | Soccer fields

Contact athletic department secretary Karen Vander Pol to participate.

Reunion: 2009 BSN Graduates
TBA | Wiersma Cottage

Celebrate the five-year anniversary of being the first graduates of Northwestern's nursing department.

Class of 1963 50th Reunion
11:30 a.m. | The Nederlander's Grill

Tailgate  Picnic & Class Reunions
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Campus green

ALL alumni are invited to a catered tailgate picnic before the Raider football game. Space under the tailgate tent will be designated for alumni from the classes of 1973, 1983, 1988, 1993, 2003, 2008 and 2013. Reunion class memorabilia will be on display.

Raider Football vs. Nebraska Wesleyan
1:30 p.m. | Korver Field

The 1973 and 1983 football champions, including coaches and cheerleaders, will be recognized during halftime of the game.

Dorm Dollar Challenge party
Post-game | West Hall lawn

West Hall residents who donated to the Dorm Dollar Challenge last spring are invited to celebrate their victory.

Football Reception
Post-game | Campus green

After the game, all current and former football players and their families are invited to a post-game reception in the tent on the campus green to celebrate the legacy of Raider football and kick off festivities for Coach Larry Korver's upcoming 80th birthday. 

Children's Theatre: Still Life With Iris
4 p.m. | DeWitt Theatre Arts Center

Robbed of her past and memories, Iris relies on friends—and a magical button—to find home. To reserve FREE tickets for alumni, parents and family members, visit the box office or contact in advance:

Raider Soccer vs. Doane
5 p.m. (women); 7 p.m. (men) | Soccer fields

Distinguished Alumni Dinner
6 p.m. | Vermeer Dining Room

Celebrate with Northwestern's three distinguished alumni. Tickets can be purchased through the alumni office.

Reunion: 1973 & 1983 Football Champions
6 p.m. | Landsmeer Golf Club

Players, coaches and cheerleaders from the 1973 and 1983 NAIA national champion football teams (and their spouses/guests) are invited to relive the memories of winning the Raiders' first two national championships. Contact Cornie Wassink '73 for details.

Raider Days Concert
7 p.m.; post-concert reception for music parents | Christ Chapel

Enjoy the sounds of Northwestern's A cappella Choir, Symphonic Band, Women's Choir, Chamber Orchestra and student soloists. The concert will be followed by a reception for the parents of students involved in music at NWC; the reception will be in the Vogel Community Room in the DeWitt Learning Commons.

  • Contact
  • Mark Bloemendaal
    Director of Alumni and Parent Relations