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Homecoming &
Family Weekend 2023

Join us for the annual Homecoming & Family Weekend at Cornerstone University! During Oct. 6-7, 2023, reunite with your classmates and faculty members, connect with current CU students and take part in lots of West Michigan fall activities that your whole family can enjoy.


Events are FREE and open to all unless noted. Registration is encouraged for events indicated with an asterisk.

Oct. 5Wisdom Conversations Alumni Reception* (desserts provided, $5 alumni meal passes available)5:45-6:45 p.m.Gainey Conference CenterFree
Oct. 5Wisdom Conversations*7-8:30 p.m.Christ ChapelFree
Oct. 6Check In & Information Center Open7:15-10 a.m.Christ Chapel Lobby
Oct. 6Taking Care of Business: Alumni Business Spotlights & Networking* ($5 continental breakfast)7:45-8:45 a.m.Corum Student Union (Lounge)$5 (continental breakfast and promotional package)
Oct. 6Archives Display & Alumni Library Cards Available8 a.m. - 8 p.m.Miller LibraryFree
Oct. 6Campus Store Hours (20% alumni discount)9 a.m. - 7 p.m.Warren Faber Hall
Oct. 6Community Prayer Walk9-9:45 a.m.Meet at the Welch Clock TowerFree
Oct. 6Alumni-Led Chapel Service Featuring Cheryl Steele Tinsley (B.A. ’83)10-11 a.m.Christ ChapelFree
Oct. 6Book Signing With Cheryl Steele Tinsley11 a.m. - NoonChrist Chapel LobbyFree
Oct. 6Lunch*11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.Corum Student Union (Dining Commons)$5 (Alumni Meal Pass), $7 (Parent/Guest Meal Pass)
Oct. 6Campus Tours (11 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:30 p.m. & 2:45 p.m.)11 a.m. - 3 p.m.Meet at Welch Clock Tower Free
Oct. 6Guided Alumni Dorm Tours (Parent Tours Available Via Students)1-3 p.m.Central, Babcock & PickittFree
Oct. 6Art À La Carte: Self-Guided Tour of Campus Artwork1-5 p.m.Begins at Christ Chapel LobbyFree
Oct. 6Dinner*4:30-6:30 p.m.Corum Student Union (Dining Commons)$5 (Alumni Meal Pass), $7 (Parent/Guest Meal Pass)
Oct. 6Powderpuff Game7-8:30 p.m.Cook/Van Osdel LawnFree
Oct. 6Postgame Bonfire8:30-10:30 p.m.Cook/Van Osdel LawnFree
Oct. 7CU Alumni & Friends 5K* (registration begins at 7:15 a.m.)8-9 a.m.Hansen Athletic Center Parking Lot$25 (includes T-shirt)
Oct. 7Kids Pond Run8-9 a.m.Hansen Athletic Center Parking LotFree
Oct. 7Check In & Information Center Open8:30-11 a.m.Christ Chapel Lobby
Oct. 7Pancakes With the Prez & Profs* (breakfast provided)9:30-10:30 a.m.Corum Student Union (Dining Commons)Free
Oct. 7Campus Store Hours (20% alumni discount)10 a.m. - 5 p.m.Warren Faber Hall
Oct. 7Campus Tours (every 20 minutes)10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Meet at Welch Clock TowerFree
Oct. 7Pumpkin Carving11 a.m. - NoonHansen Athletic Center Auxiliary GymFree
Oct. 7Family Games & Activities11-5 p.m.Hansen Athletic Center Auxiliary GymFree
Oct. 7Lunch*Noon - 1 p.m.Corum Student Union (Dining Commons)$5 (Alumni Meal Pass), $7 (Parent/Guest Meal Pass)
Oct. 7Archives Display & Alumni Library Cards AvailableNoon - 8 p.m.Miller LibraryFree
Oct. 7Guided Alumni Dorm Tours (parent tours available via students)1-3 p.m.Central, Babcock & PickittFree
Oct. 7Art À La Carte: Self-Guided Tour of Campus Artwork1-5 p.m.Begins at Christ Chapel LobbyFree
Oct. 7Gold & Blue Hints & Clues: Campus Scavenger Hunt1-5 p.m.Begins at Welch Clock TowerFree
Oct. 7Family Theatre: Beneath the Willows2-3 p.m.Seminary Building, Matthews Performing Arts CenterFree
Oct. 7Theatre House Open3-4 p.m.CU Theatre House (2960 Leonard St. NE)Free
Oct. 7Women's Soccer Game vs. Indiana Tech2:30-3:30 p.m.Soccer ComplexFree
Oct. 7Dinner*5-6 p.m.Corum Student Union (Dining Commons)$5 (Alumni Meal Pass), $7 (Parent/Guest Meal Pass)
Oct. 7Men's Soccer Senior Recognition5:15-5:30 p.m.Soccer ComplexFree
Oct. 7Men's Soccer vs. Indiana Tech5:30-6:30 p.m.Soccer ComplexFree
Oct. 8WCSG Presents MercyMe and Crowder With Special Guest Andrew Ripp7 p.m.Van Andel Arena (130 Fulton St W)Ticket Prices Vary

*Requires registration

The event schedule is subject to change.


Registration is open for Homecoming & Family Weekend 2023! Registration is encouraged for all events.

Campus Map

We will have several open parking lots for you to conveniently park each day. Take a look at the campus map to see which lots will be available and where.

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CU Alumni & Friends 5K Race Results

Event Bib Number Name Age Group Time
Alumni & Friends 5K 1498 Jacob F. 0-12 23:00.02
Alumni & Friends 5K 990 London U. 0-12 23:00.01
Alumni & Friends 5K 1493 Andrew W. 13-18 22:31
Alumni & Friends 5K 1497 Garrett L. 19-29 20:45
Alumni & Friends 5K 992 John M. 19-29 27:39
Alumni & Friends 5K 993 Nate H. 19-29 31:51
Alumni & Friends 5K 1492 Rebecca W. 30-39 22:55
Alumni & Friends 5K 991 Isaac W. 30-39 24:10
Alumni & Friends 5K 1469 Allison I. 40-49 34:35
Alumni & Friends 5K 989 Jeremy U. 40-49 24:03
Alumni & Friends 5K 1499 Josh W. 40-49 26:14
Alumni & Friends 5K 994 Michael P. 50-59 42:40
Alumni & Friends 5K 1495 James S. 60-69 24:12
Alumni & Friends 5K 1466 Bruce V. 70+ 24:31
Alumni & Friends 5K 1494 James M. 70+ 34:44
Kids Pond Run Liam 5:03
Kids Pond Run Ellie 6:14
Kids Pond Run Kenny 6:20
Kids Pond Run Abbie 6:47


Cornerstone is just a short drive from several local hotels, including several located downtown. See the list of hotels below. For a discounted rate, mention Cornerstone University when you book a room.

Nearby Hotels

Explore the City of Grand Rapids

If you’re coming in from out of state, why not enjoy all that Grand Rapids has to offer in the fall? Take a family trip to Robinette’s, take in the fall colors at a local park, or enjoy a cup of hot chocolate from Haggerty’s. There’s so much to do and explore, you might even want to add an extra day or two to your trip.

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Volunteer for Homecoming!

Volunteer for Homecoming & Family Weekend on Oct. 6-7! Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Alumni & Friends 5K: 4 volunteers (Oct. 7, 7-9:15 a.m.).
  • Family Games & Activities: 4 volunteers (Oct. 7, 10 a.m. – noon).
  • Family Games & Activities: 4 volunteers (Oct. 7, noon – 2 p.m.).
  • Family Games & Activities: 4 volunteers (Oct. 7, 2-5:30 p.m.).
  • Beneath the Willows Family Theatre: 2 volunteers (Oct. 7, 1:30-3:30 p.m.).

To sign up for a volunteer role, please complete the Volunteer Application.

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