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, October 5

Classic Bruins

All Classic Bruin Supper

5-7 p.m.

Canyon Commons

Cost: $7

Registration is full.

Welcome back, Classic Bruins (All alumni who have graduated 50+ years ago)! Join us as we welcome the class of '68 into the Classic Bruin family. We'll also honor the classes of '58 and '48 for their 60- and 70-year reunions, respectively.

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, October 6

Alumni of Color

Alumni of Color Networking Reception

9 – 11 a.m.

Stevens Center Atrium

RSVP and Questions: Jenny Elsey and Rebecca Hernandez

Register Here

Gather with George Fox students, staff and alumni for a professional networking reception and continental breakfast. Afterward, join our workshop titled, "Being a Multicultural Leader in Your Field."

Student Center Tours

Student Center Tours

10, 10:30, 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m.

Hadlock Student Center

This 48,000-square-foot addition to campus includes three basketball/volleyball courts, a 5,400-square-foot area designated as Associated Student Community office and club space, a fitness center with views overlooking Hess Creek Canyon, a rock-climbing wall, two yoga/dance/aerobics studios, and a student lounge. And best of all, alumni and their families will be able to utilize the space starting this spring during special alumni weekends.

Student Center Tours

Art Focus Campus Tour

10:15-11:15 a.m.

Departs from the Hoover Lobby, Ends at Alumni Plaza

Join a guided tour of campus with professor Mark Terry and learn more about the art installations that can be found all around campus. Your tour will end at our brand new alumni plaza right in time for the unveiling.

Campus Tour

Campus Tour

10:30-11:15 a.m.

Departs from Stevens Center, Ends at Alumni Plaza

Take a guided campus tour hosted by a current student and see everything that's changed (and stayed the same!) since you were a student yourself. Your tour will end at our brand new alumni plaza right in time for the unveiling.

Baseball scrimmage

Baseball Alumni Scrimmage

First Pitch: 11:00 a.m.
Batting practice will start at 9:45 a.m.

Morse Athletic Fields

All RSVPs should be sent to Marty Hunter at

Alumni Plaza Unveiling

Alumni Plaza Unveiling

11:30 a.m.-Noon

Alumni Plaza (between Ross Center and Stoffer Family Stadium)

Join us to celebrate a new addition to our campus, the alumni plaza, featuring a 10-foot grizzly bear statue sculpted by artist Ryan Wilhite. We'll celebrate our joint legacy as Bruins over coffee while taking advantage of the best new photo spot on campus.

Hall of Fame

Sports Hall of Fame Reception

October 6, 2018

11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

Cost: 15/adult and $7/child (12 and younger)

Join us on Homecoming weekend to honor our 2018 inductees on their outstanding athletic achievements. RSVPs will be accepted until Sept. 25.

Edwards-Holman Science (EHS) Center Atrium

2018 Inductees
Phaydra (Newport) Brown ('94): Cross Country
Katy Campbell ('08): Women's Basketball
Ben Dillow ('07): Track and Field
Mike Livingston ('67): Football
Joel Krebs ('08): Track and Field
Ralph Beebe: Coach
1995 Men's Soccer Team

Tailgate Party

George Fox Tailgate Party

Noon-1:15 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! Additional T-shirts will be available for $5 each.

  • Pennington's KidZone
    Noon – 1:15 p.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. 
  • Affinity Tailgate Row
    Noon-1:15 p.m.
    Location Bauman Parking Lot
    Summary: Join old friends and reconnect with past professors at the new affinity tailgate row during Homecoming before the football team takes on Whitworth. This year's booths will consist of art department, business department, study abroad office, and the MBA program.  

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

Football vs. Whitworth

1:30-4 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!

10-year reunion

10-year Class Reunion

4:30-8 p.m.

Chehalem Winery Tasting Room

Questions? Contact Donny Miller at

Register Here

Class of 2008, we're thrilled to welcome you back to campus for your 10-year reunion. Join your classmates offsite at the Chehalem Winery Tasting Room (walking distance from campus), and enjoy dinner together while you reconnect and share memories.

10-year reunion

20-year Class Reunion

Questions? Get them answered here:

20-year reunion Facebook group

  • 9-10:30 a.m.: No-host breakfast at Black Bear Diner's private dining space. Bring your family and join us for some fun before the on-campus activities begin! Link to map.
  • Saturday afternoon: Following the football game, we'll gather at Abby's Pizza, just a short walk from campus. The whole family is invited. Pizza, salads, sandwiches and more available for purchase. Link to map.

Sunday, October 7

Men's Soccer

Men's Soccer vs. Pacific University


Austin Sports Complex

The George Fox University men's soccer team is led by head coach Biniam Afenegus, in his first year at the helm. Don't miss this game against Pacific University, hosted at Austin Sports Complex, a beautiful venue tucked in the Chehalem Mountains in Newberg.

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