Homecoming 2018

Thank you for making Homecoming 2018 a success! Seeing Alumni, family, and friends come together really embodied the community of Pasadena/PLNU. Check back soon for highlight pictures of all of our Homecoming events.

Registration Closed

Online registration is now closed. If you'd still like to attend a paid Homecoming event, you can register at the Alumni Hub on the Campus Mall at the times below. We suggest arriving earlier than your event to allow time to register.


When you arrive on campus, check in at the Alumni Hub on the Campus Mall. There, you'll be greeted by a fellow alum and will receive a name tag and be able to purchase a homecoming T-Shirt. Your name tag will act as your ticket into any of the events for which you register.

Alumni Hub
Campus Mall
Nov. 16 | 4:30 – 7 p.m.
Nov. 17 | 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

If you have questions, contact the Alumni Office at alumni@pointloma.edu or (800) 478-5662.

Featured Events

All-Alumni Dinner

Dining Hall | Nov. 16 | 5 – 7 p.m.
Join students in our newly renovated cafeteria for a dinner of "Favorite Caf Foods." 

Loma Live

Brown Chapel | Nov. 16 | 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Join us again for a new spin on the Homecoming Variety Show. View student and alumni performers, and participate in live audience voting on top student acts! You won't want to miss out on the talent and fun!  

Homecoming Extravaganza

Campus Mall | Nov. 17 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Come grab lunch on the Campus Mall with some of our favorite alumni auxiliaries and student clubs! Bring the kids and enjoy some fun activities at the Kidzone!

Loma Talks

Various Locations on Campus | Nov. 17 | 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
You're invited to hear presentations from University faculty and staff and continue your education TedTalk style. Presentations will be on groundbreaking research, cultural innovations and spiritual work that our University community is leading. 

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Campus Tours

Starting at the Alumni Hub | Nov. 17 | 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Join us for a walking tour around campus hosted by the PLNU Office of Admissions! All tours will depart from the Alumni Hub at the assigned times. 

Tip-Off Tailgate BBQ

Dining Hall I Nov. 17 I 4 – 7 p.m. with Spirit Programming from 5 – 6 p.m.

Enjoy a tailgate BBQ and get excited for the basketball games! Paint your face, take a picture in the photo booth, and get ready to cheer on our teams, Green Sea style!

Basketball Games

Golden Gym | Nov. 17 | 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Come cheer for our women's and men’s basketball teams!
Women’s Basketball vs. Sonoma State
Men’s basketball vs. San Diego Christian

Worship Service

San Diego First Church of the Nazarene | Nov. 18
Ellipse Chapel | 9 a.m.
Family Life Center | 10:30 a.m.


All reunions are held on Saturday, Nov. 17 | noon – 2 p.m.

Class of 1968
Colt Hall 
Led by Ben and Sandy Foster, Daryl and Vicki Nicholson, and Forrest and Jan Stone

Class of 1973
Alumni Lawn 
Led by Gary Lemaster

Class of 1978
Cunningham Dining Room
Led by Tom Bolinger

Class of 1983
Alumni Lawn
Led by Charley Hardison and Annie Gerhart

Class of 1988
Led by Jesus Zavata and Michelle Shoemaker

Class of 1993
Fermanian Conference Room
Led by Kristin Long and Debi Stangland

Class of 1998
Science Plaza
Led by Jason Nease

Class of 2003
Science Plaza
Led by Sarah Williamson

Class of 2008
McCullough Park
Lead by Scott McGowan

Class of 2013
Greek Amphitheatre
Led by Daniel and Hannah Spaite

Department and Auxiliary Receptions

Saturday, Nov. 17 | 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Business Alumni
Fermanian Conference Room

Education Associates
Draper Hall

History and Political Science Alumni

Kinesiology Alumni
Room 2, Kinesiology

LJWL Creative Writing Celebration
Saturday, Nov. 17 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Bond 103

Math, Information Systems & Computer Sciences, and Physics & Engineering
Room 101, Latter Hall

Nursing Alumni
Liberty Station Conference Center

Psych Associates
Cunningham Dining Room

Research Associates
Ellipse Chapel

Sociology, Social Work, and Family Science Alumni Gathering
Evans Hall Courtyard

Law Alumni Meet-Up
Saturday, Nov. 17 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Point Break Cafe Patio


Homecoming Chapel
Brown Chapel | Nov. 16 | 9:30 a.m.

Dusty Davis (03)
Jennifer (Jenny) Harris (87)
Danielle Cervantes Stephens (00)

Main Event
Crill Performance Hall | Nov. 17 | 4 p.m.

Ben Foster (68)
Rev. Larry (60) & Judith Webb (59)
Dr. Dan Spaite (79)

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Sunrise Yoga
McCullough Park | Nov. 17 | 7 – 8 a.m.
Led by our student intramurals yoga coach, join us for a relaxing morning.

Batting Practice
Carroll B. Land Baseball Stadium | Nov. 17 | 9 – 11 a.m.
Baseball Alums Coach Land Era

Tennis, Alums vs. Alums
Tennis Courts | Nov. 17 | 9:30 – 11 a.m.

Coffee with Coaches
Baseball Stands | Nov. 17 | 9 – 11 a.m.

Ultimate Frisbee, Alums vs. Students
Baseball Field | Nov. 17 | 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Men’s Basketball Shoot Around
Golden Gym | Nov. 17 | 2 – 3 p.m.
Come watch and cheer on the Men's Basketball team as they prepare for their big game later in the evening. 

Rugby Associates vs. Rugby Club Annual Tournament
Soccer Field | Nov. 17 | 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Women’s Basketball Game vs. Sonoma State
Golden Gym (#12 on campus map) | Nov. 17 | 6 p.m.

Golden Gym (#12 on campus map) | Nov. 17 | 6:30 p.m.
Get introduced to your 2018 Homecoming Court and find out who will be crowned this year's King and Queen during halftime at the Women's Basketball game.

Men’s Basketball Game vs. San Diego Christian
Golden Gym (#12 on campus map) | Nov. 17 | 8 p.m.

Athletics Hall of Fame Ceremony and Banquet
Liberty Station Conference Center | Nov. 18 | 12:30 – 3 p.m.
Learn More!

Music, Art, and Entertainment

Art Exhibit
Kellar Art Gallery | Nov. 13 – 18 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

PLNU Concert Band Homecoming Concert
Crill Music Hall | Cooper Music Center | Nov. 15 | 7:30 p.m.

Theatre Production
Salomon Theatre | Nov. 17 | 2 p.m.
FAILURE: A Love Story by Phillip Dawkins


PLNU partners with seven Bartell Hotels in San Diego to provide discounted rates to PLNU family and friends. In addition to providing a discount, Bartell will donate 10 percent of the total room cost to our University Fund benefiting student scholarships.

PLNU family and friends receive rates that are below best available rates. Hotel rates are based on availability and all appropriate taxes and hotel fees apply. To guarantee a special rate, each guest must ask for the "PLNU rate" at the time the reservation is made and we suggest you book early to ensure availability.

PLNU Partnership
(800) 345-9995

Special Events

Horizon Circle Donor Reception
President and Mrs. Brower’s Home | Nov. 16 | 5 – 6:30 p.m.
By Invitation Only

Distinguished Achievement Reception
Cooper Portico | Nov. 17 | 3 – 3:30 p.m.
By Invitation Only — For all past DA Award Recipients

Campus Map

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Survival Guide

From parking, to check-in, to directions, get a quick guide to all the important information you need for a successful homecoming weekend.

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Printable Schedule

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Streamers fly overhead as the winner of Loma Live is announced.
The Loma Live winner is announced!
Alumni Achievement award winners sit at a table and share their PLNU experiences.
The Alumnus of Point Loma Awardees speak at chapel.
An alumnus looks at an older version of a class yearbook.
Homecoming is a great time to reminisce.
The 2017 Homecoming court pose for a group photo during halftime of the women's basketball game.
The 2017 Homecoming Court
The student section, the Green Sea cheers loudly for the basketball team.
Don your green and gold and join the Green Sea!
Dr. Brower hands a distinguished achievement award to an honoree.
President Brower presents a Distinguished Achievement Award.
An alumnus shakes hands with a student an an alumni breakfast.
Whether you're a student or alum, homecoming is a great time to forge new friendships.
A group of older alumni speak to a current student during a chapel service.
Worship together with people of all ages during the Homecoming Chapel.
Three PLNU women's basketball team members relax on the bench during a game.
It's all smiles at the PLNU Homecoming basketball game.

Homecoming Photos