Homecoming 2024

Homecoming & Family Weekend Registration Opens Thursday, August 1st

*Space is limited; registration required

Friday, September 27
Time Event Location Description
8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Guest Registration Rick L. & Vicki L. James University Center (UC) Lounge Let us know you’ve arrived! Grab a free T-shirt, some coffee and snacks, and pick up all your materials for the weekend.
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. University Cup Golf Outing* Zollner Golf Course FORE! Grab three other friends, family members, or co-workers – or just come as an individual – and play 18 holes on beautiful Zollner Golf Course while raising money for Trine student scholarships. Greens fees, golf cart rental and lunch included!  
10 a.m. Dr. Earl D. and Melanie N. Brooks College of Health Professions Dedication 12817 Parkview Plaza Drive,
Fort Wayne, IN 46845
Join us for the dedication of our latest triumph, which will serve nearly 700 Trine students pursuing degrees across the healthcare spectrum. Be a part of history!
9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 25th & 50th Reunion Activities* UC We are ecstatic to honor the Tri-State University class of ’99 and the Tri-State College class of ’74 with 25th and 50th reunion activities! View the specific schedule here.
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Empowering Futures: Guiding Your Student’s Career Path* Steel Dynamics Inc. Center for Engineering and Computing (SDI) 309 How can the world’s #1 Career Center (self-proclaimed, but we truly believe it!) help your student during and after his/her time at Trine? Find out in this hilarious, interactive discussion.
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Cookies & Conversations: Connect with TrineOnline* SDI 127 Enjoy house-baked cookies (trust us – they’re not to be missed) while hearing from our TrineOnline program directors.
5:30 p.m. Touchstone & Homecoming Celebration Dinner* Keith E. Busse/Steel Dynamics Inc. Athletic and Recreation Center (ARC) Join us at this FREE event filled with fine food, libations and a celebration of the donors and community members that propel our favorite institution forward.
7 p.m. Women’s Lacrosse Alumni Game Fred Zollner Athletic Stadium Whether you want to relive your glory days as a Trine women’s lacrosse player or cheer on your friends from the sidelines, you’re in good company at our Alumni Game.
9:30 – 11 p.m. Trivia on Tap: Sip, Snack, & Solve!* Club Z How well do you know Trine University? Join us for late night snacks, libations and trivia hosted by a professional comedian. Get ready to laugh out loud for an hour and a half straight and compete against your friends and family for some pretty sweet Trine swag.


Saturday, September 28
Time Event Location Description
Same Time Skull & Bones Same Place  
8 a.m. Alumni & Fans Tennis Tournament* Ryan Tennis Center Still have what it takes to play Trine tennis years later? Sure you do! And if not, fans of all ages are welcome. Please register by contacting Coach Kolar by phone (260-633-0806) or email (kolare@trine.edu) by September 25. 
8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Guest Registration UC Lounge Let us know you’ve arrived! Grab a free T-shirt, some coffee and snacks, and pick up all your materials for the weekend.
8:15 a.m. (registration begins at 7:30 a.m.) Thunder 5K Run/Walk Sponsored by Trine University’s Health Science Association Thunder Drive – Ryan Skywalk What better way to get the blood pumping before a jam-packed day on campus? Support the Turnstone Center for Children & Adults with Disabilities with your purchase of a T-shirt for $15.
  Mark and Sarah Music / Ruoff Mortgage Esports Arena Dedication Best Hall 229 Join us as we unveil our brand-new esports arena, which will serve Trine e-athletes as well as community members from across the state!
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Men’s Basketball Ring Ceremony & Banner Release MTI Center Main Gym Perhaps you’ve heard – YOUR Trine University Men’s Basketball team is the 2024 NCAA Division III Champion! Help us celebrate their incredible feat.
8 – 9 a.m. Watch, Taste, & Tour with Bon Appetit* Storm’s-A-Brewing (SDI 1st Floor) Ever heard of Japanese pancakes? How about a cheesecake taco? Watch, learn and enjoy free samples as our talented Bon Appetit chefs prepare three unique, delicious dishes.
9 – 10 a.m. Watch, Taste, & Tour with Bon Appetit* Storm’s-A-Brewing   
8 – 9 a.m. “Made in the Mill” Makerspace Experience* Makerspace (SDI 1st Floor) Tour our state-of-the-art Makerspace on the first floor of the SDI Center and leave with souvenirs from the weekend that you’ve made with your own two hands!
8:30 – 10 a.m. Pancake Breakfast UC Mall Fuel for the day with FREE pancakes (and coffee, of course!) with all the fixings.
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 1884 Historical Tour* Begins at UC Take a trip down memory lane! Trace Trine University’s campus history from 1884 to the present day.
11 a.m. All Department Tailgate Thunder Drive/Tailgate Parking Lot (Lot #14) Connect with old friends, say hi to previous professors, and enjoy some free food before the Thunder football game.
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Thunder Zone Activities Thunder Drive Inflatables, food trucks and fun for the whole family!
12:15 p.m. Homecoming Parade Thunder Drive Get ready to cheer on the Trine Thunder alongside YOUR band, cheerleaders, dancers and 2024 Homecoming royalty!
1 p.m. Thunder Football vs. Albion Fred Zollner Athletic Stadium What’s Homecoming without Thunder Football? Cheer our boys onto victory!
1 p.m. Women’s Soccer vs. Otterbein Weaver Field Get ready to cheer on YOUR Trine Women’s Soccer team as they dominate the Cardinals in an exciting showcase of this season’s planned triumphs. LET’S GO THUNDER!
2 – 3 p.m. Esports Discovery Experience* Best Hall 229 Dive into the world of esports! Discover what it’s all about and even compete in thrilling tournaments yourself.
4:30 – 7 p.m. Brews, Bottles, & Beats: A Night of Craft Beer, Wine, & Live Music*   We couldn’t be more excited to welcome band Hubie Ashcraft to campus for live music and offer FREE samples of Satek Wine and Chapman’s Beer! Libations will also be available for purchase.


Sunday, September 29
Time Event Location Description
10 – 11 a.m. Christian Campus House Worship Service Fabiani Theatre It’s like Tuesday Night Worship… but on a Sunday! All are welcome.
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sunday Brunch Whitney Commons Is there anything more nostalgic than brunch at Trine University on a Sunday morning?
11:30 a.m. Alumni, Friends, & Family Ice Skating Exhibition Thunder Ice Arena Skate with the teams, watch breathtaking exhibition performances by your talented Trine synchronized and figure skaters, and take on-ice photos!