Paint the Town Blue and Gold

Every fall, it's a great delight to welcome alumni and friends back to campus to mark the beginning of a new school year alongside current students, faculty, and staff.

This year, Paint the Town Blue and Gold reminds us that North Park is a place full of fun memories. Whether you played an intercollegiate sport, attended a dance, joined a club, worked on the student newspaper, threw a Frisbee through the unofficial disc golf course, hung out in your dorm or apartment with friends, ate in the dining hall—or did just about anything else—we're willing to bet that you had some fun here. We hope you developed a love for Chicago, for our North Park and Albany Park neighborhoods, and for your neighbors from around the world. Come join us to remember the fun you had at North Park, and the ways North Park helped shape your future—and catch up on exciting changes to campus that are continuing to shape students for lives of significance and service.

Event Details

Registration Information

Register online for Homecoming 2015


Many of our Homecoming events are offered free of charge, though we appreciate RSVPs to aid in our planning. Some events are offered at a cost, including the Reunions and Awards Breakfast, Viking Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, and our Chicago excursion.

You will be able to pay online via credit card for any events you wish to attend, and also submit your RSVPs for any of our free events using the same form. If you prefer, you will also be able to register by phone or mail.

Campus Bookstore

Interested in purchasing some new blue and gold gear? Visit our campus bookstore online anytime, or stop by the lower level of the North Park Gymnasium during Homecoming, Friday, 9:00 am–5:00 pm, or Saturday, 8:00 am–2:00 pm.

Homecoming Highlights

Homecoming 2015 is full of annual favorites, a wide array of Viking sports, class reunions, and opportunities to reconnect with our campus and your classmates. Below are just a few highlights of the special events you can expect. Check out the full schedule and event details.

Scheduled events are subject to change.

Viking Athletics

Come out to cheer for our volleyball, soccer, and football teams on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.

Learn more about Viking athletics.

School of Music Faculty Showcase

The multi-talented School of Music faculty present something for everyone, ranging from classical to jazz, and instruments to voice. Learn more

Thursday, October 15, at 7:30 pm

Golden Circle Golden Circle Reception

Join fellow Golden Circle alumni for a time of celebration honoring all those who have reached their Golden Circle milestone. Learn more

Friday, October 16, at 6:00–8:00 pm

Reunion and Awards Breakfast

One of our favorite traditions, and a chance to connect with former classmates and old friends. Learn more

Saturday, October 17, at 8:30 am

Class Reunions

Throughout the weekend, former classmates gather to reminisce and catch up on each others' lives at privately-organized events. We'd love to help you plan one for your classmates! Learn more

View the full schedule of Homecoming events.

2015 Distinguished Alumni Awards

Have a classmate or friend that is leading a life of significance and service after graduating from North Park? Choosing our Distinguished Alumni Award recipients is always a daunting task due to the high caliber of our alumni. We welcome your recommendations for alumni to honor at next year's Homecoming.

Alumni Award Nomination Form

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