Homecoming 2022

We are thrilled for for Grand View's 2022 Homecoming celebration! Join us from September 25 - October 2 for a full slate of festivities.

Schedule of Events

*denotes an event that is invite-only
#denotes an event that is student-only

Sunday, September 25

Sidewalk Painting#
Time: TBD.
Location: Humphrey Center
Hosted by Viking Council.

Monday, September 26

Ice Cream Social with President Keck#

Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Residence Halls Greenspace
Hosted by Campus Rec.

Tuesday, September 27

Women's Volleyball vs William Penn

Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson Wellness Center, Field House
Purchase tickets here. $5 per adult, $3 per child

Wednesday, September 28

The Grand Views
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Speed Lyceum

Join us as faculty and staff members give short talks on the following topics:

  • Research & Learning
  • Community & Belonging
  • Creativity & Expression
  • Vocation & Character

Drinks & Hymns
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Luther Memorial Church
A gathering for spirited singing of sacred songs. Local brew from Confluence and root beer on tap. Hosted by Campus Ministry and Luther Memorial Church. Bring your voice, and bring your friends!

Thursday, September 29
null1896 Club & Inauguration Dinner*
Time: 6 p.m. Cocktails, 7 p.m. Dinner & Program
Location: Henning Student Center
This year’s dinner celebrates the inauguration of Grand View’s new president, thanks 1896 Club donors and welcomes the reunion class of 1972. 

Join us Friday and Saturday for Homecoming Parents Weekend! We invite all parents and family of Grand View students to join us for a fun filled weekend with your Viking!

Friday, September 30

Campus Tours
Available by request, email alumni@grandview.edu by September 26 to register.

Inauguration Luncheon*
Time: 11:45 a.m. for faculty & staff, campus community at 12:15 p.m.
Location: Carlson Commons Dining Center

Inauguration Ceremony

Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: Sisam Arena
All are invited to attend the Inauguration Ceremony for President Rachelle Keck.

Songfest with the Grand View Choir
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: Cowles Center, Room 131
Join the Grand View choir for a singing of traditional Grand View songs that span the decades of GV history.

Men's Wrestling 2nd Annual Alumni Practice
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Viking Event Center
Wrestling alumni and families are invited back to watch and take part in our homecoming practice. RSVP to Coach Mitchell.

Homecoming Festivalnull
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Central Plaza*
Free family fun for all ages at this outdoor festival. Live music, food trucks, balloon artist, and cash bar. *Alternate location TBD in event of inclement weather. 

Women's Volleyball vs Clarke University
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson Wellness Center, Field House
Purchase tickets here. $5 per adult, $3 per child

Men's Soccer Alumni Reunion
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Men’s soccer alumni and families are invited to meet Coach David Groves and hear program updates.

Saturday, October 1

Admissions Visit Day
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Speed Lyceum

High school students are invited for a informative and fun first look at Grand View. Students and families are invited to attend the football game following the visit day – complimentary tickets will be provided. Visit www.grandview.edu/admissions for registration details. 

Football Tailgate
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Maple Street Baptist Church Parking Lot

Women's Soccer 25th Anniversary Alumni Event
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Luhrs Athletic Complex
Alumni are invited back to celebrate 25-years of GV women's soccer. There will be an alumni vs. alumni game if a minimum of 16 women are available to play, otherwise a breakfast and social will be held on the campus field. RSVP to Coach Stoimirov by 9/25. 

nullFootball vs Missouri Valley College
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Williams Stadium
Tickets available at the gate. $10 per adult, $5 per child

Women's Soccer vs Central Methodist University
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: Cownie Soccer Complex

Women's Volleyball vs Mount Mercy University
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson Wellness Center, Field House

Men's Soccer vs Central Methodist University
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Cownie Soccer Complex

Athletic Awards Dinner
Time: 6:00 p.m. cocktails, 7:00 p.m. dinner and program
Location: Henning Student Center
Hall of Fame inductees and alumni athletic award winners are recognized during this annual celebration. Tickets available for purchase here.

Bingo Night
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Speed Lyceum, Henning Student Center
Alumni and students are invited to enjoy a free bingo night filled with prizes and fun hosted by GV United.

Sunday, October 2

Worship Service
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Luther Memorial Church
All alumni, friends and students are invited to this special inauguration church service.

Softball Alumni Game
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Jacboson Softball Field
Softball alumni game followed by GV intrasquad scrimmage. RSVP to Coach Yacinich.

Athletics Events

Show your Viking pride! Homecoming week is packed full of athletic competitions from several of our teams. Click here for a full athletics schedule.


The Inauguration of Dr. Rachelle Keck

Grand View will be welcoming our 14th president with an inauguration ceremony as part of Homecoming festivities. Students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members are all invited to join us in Welcoming Dr. Keck. The ceremony will be held on Friday, September 30 at 1:30 p.m. in Sisam Arena.  Find more information here.

2022 Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees

  •  Titus Bland '12, Football
  • Emily (Gilbert '12) Miller, Softball
  • LeeAnn Lesniewski Hogan '01, Soccer
  • Tyler Wells '12, Football and Track & Field
  • 2012 Men's Wrestling National Championship Team