Homecoming to feature new events for alumni

February 28, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

The derby kart races in front of GCU Arena are one of the highlights of Homecoming.

GCU News Bureau

Homecoming 2020 will feature some creative new events when alumni return to campus March 6-7.

The Golden Lopes is for alumni who have reached the 50th anniversary of their graduation from Grand Canyon. The first Golden Lopes, from the Class of 1970 and earlier, will receive mementos and invitations to two legacy socials and will be brought out to the court to be recognized at the basketball game Saturday evening.

The Alumni Reunion Mixer will be an annual social of alumni from specific classes. This year, alumni who graduated in a year ending with a 0 or a 5 will be invited.

Campfires and Cocktails will treat alums to a signature cocktail, appetizers and a s’more station.

The GCU Hall of Fame induction ceremony, the centerpiece of Homecoming weekend, has been moved from Saturday to Friday afternoon.


Hall of Fame induction ceremony: 3 p.m. Friday, March 6, GCU Arena Hall

Campfires and Cocktails: 7 p.m. Friday, March 6, Canyon 49 Grill

Brunch with Thunder: 9 a.m. Saturday, March 7, GCO Championship Golf Course

Alumni Reunion Mixer: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 7, GCU Arena Hall

Derby kart races: 4-5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, in front of GCU Arena

Golden Lopes induction ceremony: 4:45 p.m. Saturday, March 7, Quad

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