Homecoming 2020 Announcement

Sterling College Homecoming 2020

Dear Warriors,

COVID-19 impacts everything and everyone. Sterling College Homecoming 2020 is no different.

We were so very excited to “Roar into the 20s” during Homecoming 2020 with you at reunions, alumni awards celebrations, banquets and the dedication ceremony of the Gleason Center expansion.  Due to the State of Kansas, Rice County and Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conferences (KCAC) COVID related policies, the events of Homecoming Weekend will be dramatically reduced this year.

Here is what is still happening Homecoming Weekend 2020. However, please check our website often at https://www.sterling.edu/homecoming as changes outside of our control may occur:

  • Dedication & Tours of the Gleason Physical Education Center renovation will take place Friday, October 16. Dedication at 2 p.m. with tours to follow.
  • Football game vs. Bethany, Saturday, October 17 at 1:30 p.m. Check www.scwarriors.com for social distancing and seating guidelines at the game. Watch the game live here: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/sterling/
  • A small cast theatre production will take place. More information will follow at a later date.
  • Campus will be open, including the Student Union, Bookstore and Cafeteria. Cafeteria operation will follow safe health guidelines in accordance with our food service partner’s policies.
  • Face coverings or masks are required on campus when inside any building where guests are not able to safely social distance.

We are heartbroken about the cancellation of the following events that we cherish celebrating with you each year:

  • Class Reunions for 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000, 2005, 2010, and 2015 are rescheduled for Homecoming 2021.
  • The Alumni Banquet will not take place. Alumni Awards will be announced this fall, the award presentations will occur at Homecoming 2021.
  • President’s Circle Dinner will not take place. We will explore hosting the event in the spring of 2021.
  • Homecoming Parade will not take place.
  • Heritage Convocation will not take place. The 2020 Marketplace Alumni Award winners will be announced this fall and the award presentations will occur at Homecoming 2021.
  • The Fine Arts Hall of Fame will not take place. The inductees will be announced and award presentations will occur at Homecoming 2021.
  • The Athletic Hall of Fame will not take place. The inductees have already been announced http://www.scwarriors.com/article/2973. The induction will take occur in the fall of 2021.

We are already excited to make Homecoming 2021 our biggest ever, as we combine two years’ worth of celebrating together for one big Warrior celebration!



Scott Carter                                                                                                      Susie (Rathbun) Carney
Class of 1988                                                                                                   Class of 1988
Vice President for Institutional Advancement                                           Director of Alumni


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