Homecoming

Homecoming Weekend 2022, will take place October 14 and 15!   

Classes ending in 2 and 7 will have five-year reunions. Reunion coordinators and details will be posted here as they are finalized.

Alumni, faculty and staff, students and families are welcome to all events!

Questions? Ready to volunteer?

Contact Erin Kennedy Hess, advancement assistant.

homecoming@easternmennonite.org | 540-236-6025

We celebrate alumni stories at each Homecoming Weekend. Read about past awards and celebrations, and how to nominate an alumnus for recognition, here.

SCHEDULE

Friday, October 14

9:45 a.m. -- Chapel featuring alumni panel. Guests may join by entering the upper building through the main office glass doors, checking in, and proceeding to the auditorium, or by livestream.

5:30 p.m. -- Homecoming picnic. EMS students, families, faculty, staff, former faculty and staff, alumni and friends are welcome to this picnic supper provided by the school. Donations welcome. Bring lawn chairs. 

7:30 p.m. -- Homecoming Concert. Instrumental program featuring EMS Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Strings, Jazz Ensemble. Choral program featuring Touring Choir and Chamber Choirs.

Saturday, October 15

8:30 to 10 a.m. -- Homecoming Breakfast. A great place to gather with classmates and other friends, hear a school update and enjoy a meal together. Tables can be reserved, on request, for reunion gatherings.  

  • Alumni are invited to a buffet breakfast in the EMS dining hall
  • 9:15 a.m., program: Paul Leaman, head of school, will share an update and alumni recognitions.

10 a.m to noon -- Self-guided building tours through the upper (middle and high) and lower (elementary) buildings. 

11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. -- Girls JV and varsity volleyball, EMS gym. Concessions will be available for sale in the gym.

2 p.m. -- Fun Run/Walk for all ages around EMS fields and athletic fields, hosted by cross country team, approximately two miles. Free t-shirts to decorate beforehand. Gathering in the dining hall parking lot. 

3:30 p.m. -- Varsity boys soccer, EMS soccer fields. Free. Concessions will be available.

5:30 -- Bonfire. Everyone is welcome to gather around the fire on the auditorium patio for s'mores, hot chocolate and hot cider.

Evening -- Classes ending in 2 and 7 are are welcome to gather any time with Saturday evening open as an option for all.

Photo disclaimer: EMS staff will take photos and video footage during Homecoming Weekend. Please be aware that by attending activities, you consent to being photographed and video recorded and your image may used by EMS for future promotional, publicity, and editorial purposes.