Do you have fond memories of the friends and professors who played a formative role in your college years? Reconnect with them at homecoming!

This year, we're keeping homecoming simple: There is no registration required except for a couple of limited-capacity events. We simply want you to come! Join in the fun of class reunions, our annual Alumni & Sports Hall of Fame ceremony, athletic events, campus tours and numerous opportunities to visit with fellow alumni and professors. As a bonus, we're giving out complimentary T-shirts for free entry into our football game!

Weekend Schedule

Friday, September 22

Alumni of Color

Alumni of Color Networking Reception

Noon – 2 p.m.

Canyon Commons 101

RSVP: Tiona Cage

We're thrilled to welcome you back to campus during Homecoming to reflect on the history of diversity at the institution. We'll look to the past and to our future as we create an increasingly more diverse culture at George Fox.

We're excited to connect our alumni of color to our current student body, to each other and to George Fox; to help students adjust to life after college; and to educate both alumni and students about future jobs, networking tools and the history of George Fox.

Alumni of Color

Classic Bruins Supper

5-7 p.m.

Canyon Commons 101

Cost: $7

Registration is closed. A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door.

Welcome back, Classic Bruins! Join us as we welcome the class of '67 into the Classic Bruin family. We'll also honor the classes of '57 and '47 for their 60- and 70-year reunions, respectively.

Men's Soccer

Men's Soccer vs. Linfield College

6 p.m.

Austin Sports Complex

The George Fox University men's soccer team is led by head coach Luis Del Rio, now in his sixth year at the helm. Don't miss this rivalry game against Linfield College, hosted at Austin Sports Complex, a beautiful venue tucked in the Chehalem Mountains in Newberg.


Volleyball vs University of Puget Sound

7 p.m.

Wheeler Sports Center

The George Fox women's volleyball team has begun a new era under the leadership of second-year head coach Emily Palkert. The Bruins hope to climb in the Northwest Conference standings with a roster featuring eight freshmen! Don't miss the high-energy Bruins as they face off against the Boxers.

Music Department Concert

Music Department Concert

7:30-9 p.m.

Bauman Auditorium

Spend your Friday evening at our free alumni concert in Bauman Auditorium, described by former Oregon Symphony Music Director James DePreist as "one of the finest venues for music-making in this country" because of its outstanding acoustics. The concert features soloists, chamber ensembles and an Alumni Jazz Ensemble.

If you're interested in participating in this event, please contact Nathanael Ankeny at

Saturday, September 23

Reunions and Campus Tours

Class Reunions and Campus Tours

9 a.m. – Noon

Years: 1967, 1977, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2007

Stevens Center Patio and Atrium

There are so many reasons to attend Homecoming, but class reunions rank at the top of that list. First, join your reunion class on a campus tour hosted by current students and see everything that's changed (and stayed the same!) since you were students yourselves. Afterward, join all reunion classes in the Stevens Center's Atrium for a reception where you can browse through decades of yearbooks and reconnect with old friends over light refreshments.

  • Campus Tours (meet at the Stevens Center Pavilion)
    • 40- and 50-year reunion campus tour (9 a.m.)
    • 20-, 25- and 30-year reunion campus tour (9:30 a.m.)
    • 10-year reunion campus tour (10 a.m.)
    • Campus tour: anyone welcome to join (11 a.m.)
    • Campus tour: anyone welcome to join (Noon)
  • Reunion Reception (10 a.m. – Noon) Stevens Center's Duke Atrium
Photo of Tailgate Party

George Fox Tailgate Party

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Bauman Parking Lot

Join us at a campus-wide tailgate where you can grab some food from our vendors (or grill your own!), groove with Hit Machine while they play the hits from your time as a student, and reconnect with former professors and classmates. If you plan to bring a grill, here's some helpful information.

Alumni: We're ready to make you the deal of the century. Visit us at the alumni tent to update your contact information and we'll give you a free George Fox T-shirt. And if you wear that George Fox T-shirt to the football game, you and your family will get free admission. That's it – no strings attached!

  • Accounting Reunion and Tailgate
    11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Location: Bert's Chuckwagon
    Cost: $14/plate
    Summary: Join accounting alumni and professors for a no-host tailgate party at Bert's Chuckwagon, a local barbecue favorite
  • Pennington's KidZone
    11:30 a.m. – 1:30 a.m. 
    Location: Bauman Parking Lot
    Summary: Whether you're a kid at heart or are bringing your kids along to Homecoming (or both!), we've got you covered. Our favorite mascot, Pennington Bear, is hosting a party in the Bauman Parking Lot for all future Bruins 12 and younger. Meet Olive and Dingo the clowns who will be offering free face painting and balloon animals, play some lawn games and much more.

Lunch Options:
Food vendors at the tailgate (prices will vary)
Canyon Commons: $9 (cash only)
Anywhere in Newberg!

Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer vs. Whitworth University

11 a.m.

Austin Sports Complex

The women's soccer team expects explosive growth this year, led by a young core of players who take tenacity and competition to a new level. With a team-oriented approach on and off the field, the Bruins are a team you'll always be proud to cheer for. Take a break from tailgating activities to show your True Blue pride as we battle the Pirates.


Football vs. Wisconsin-Eau Claire

1:30 p.m. (Tailgate precedes)

Stoffer Family Stadium

We may not have had a football team when you were a student, but we can assure this is the event you won't want to miss as an alumnus. Join the thousands of fans who pile into Stoffer Family Stadium to show their True Blue pride by cheering on the Bruins. Alumni, don't forget to nab a free T-shirt at the alumni tent during the tailgate; it'll get you and your family into the game for free!

Hall of Fame

Sports & Alumni Hall of Fame

5:30 p.m. (reception)
6 p.m. (dinner and ceremony)

Canyon Commons

Registration is closed. A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door.

Join us on Homecoming weekend to honor our 11 2017 inductees on their outstanding achievements, both as Bruins and now in their communities. RSVPs will be accepted until Sept. 13 or once the event reaches capacity.

  • Todd Bos, Track and Field ('91, '97)
  • Michelle Forbes, Track and Field ('05)
  • Derrick Jones, Baseball ('06)
  • Amadu Koroma, Track and Field ('78)
  • Perry Kimberly, Legacy Award ('68)
  • Craig Taylor, Athletic Director and Coach ('74)
  • Don Staples, Meritorious Award ('86)
  • 1977 Men's Cross Country Team
  • Ben Sand, Christian Service Award ('10)
  • Lori Sobelson, Outstanding Alumna Award ('97)
  • Tim Smith, Heritage Award ('84)

Sunday, September 24

Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer vs. Linfield College

12 p.m.

Austin Sports Complex

Can't get enough Bruin soccer? Neither can we! Fortunately, there's one more Homecoming soccer match-up, and it's a good one -- featuring another rivalry game against Linfield College at Austin Sports Complex.

If you have questions or want more information,
call 503-554-2134
or email