Campus Calendar

Raider Days Homecoming and Family WeekendOct 24 - 25, 2014

Friday, Oct. 24

Chapel: Dale Landegent '82
10:05 a.m. | Christ Chapel

Theatre Reunion, Act 1
7 p.m. | Old Factory coffeehouse, Orange City

Saturday, Oct. 25

Red Raider Road Race
8:30 a.m.

The 20th annual Red Raider Road Race will take place Saturday, October 25, 2014, during Northwestern College’s Raider Days Homecoming and Family Weekend celebration. The race starts at 8:30 a.m. on the track in De Valois Stadium on campus.

Participants can choose between running an 8K or 4K race or walking one mile around the stadium track. Race pre-registration costs $20 for runners and $10 for those planning to walk. Registration the day of the race is $25. Visit to register.

Registrants will receive a moisture wicking shirt and refreshments after the race. Prizes will be awarded to male and female winners in categories by age.

Race proceeds will benefit the Red Raider track and cross country teams. This year’s Red Raider Road Race is sponsored by the Northwestern Alumni Association and local business sponsors.

Register now

Morning on the Green
9:30 to noon | Campus green

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

Parents' Check-in
9:45 to 11:15 | Ramaker Center

Nametags and a schedule of the day's family-friendly events will be available.

Coffee with Retired Faculty
10 a.m. | Ramaker Center Fireside Room

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

Contact athletic department secretary Karen Vander Pol to participate.

Athletic Recognition Luncheon
11 a.m. | Vermeer Dining Room

The newest members of the Red Raider Hall of Fame will be inducted, and the 2014-15 Barnabas and Coach of the Year award recipients will be honored. Tickets are $10/person; contact athletic department secretary Karen Vander Pol to make reservations.

Reunion: Class of 1964
11:30 a.m. | The Nederlander's Grill

Tailgate  Picnic & Class Reunions
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Campus green
$6 per person; $4 for children 6-10; children 5 and under free

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 1974, 1984, 1989, 1994, 2004, 2009 and 2014. 

Raider Football vs. Dordt Defenders
1:30 p.m. | Korver Field

?Parents can get into the football game for free by showing your student's ID at the pass gate, which is on the southwest corner of DeValois Stadium.

Children's Theatre: Tales of the Kingdom
4 p.m. | DeWitt Theatre Arts Center

Reserve free children's show tickets for alumni and family members.

Theatre Reunion, Act 2
5 p.m. (post-show) | DeWitt Theatre lobby

After Tales of the Kingdom, theatre alumni are invited to a reception that will include an appearance by 88 Improv.

Raider Soccer vs. Hastings
4 p.m. (men); 6:15 p.m. (women) | Soccer fields

Alumni Basketball Game (men's)
5 p.m. | Bultman Center

Contact athletic department secretary Karen Vander Pol to participate.

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

Celebrate with Northwestern's distinguished alumni. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased through the alumni office.

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

Enjoy the sounds of the Symphonic Band, A cappella Choir and various ensembles, followed by a reception for the parents of students involved in music at Northwestern.

Theatre Reunion, Act 3
8 p.m. | Bonfire at the Barkers' (321 Albany Ave. NE)

  • Contact
  • Mark Bloemendaal
    Director of Alumni and Parent Relations