Join us the weekend of Sept. 22-24, 2023!

Once a Falcon, Always a Falcon!

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Join your classmates at Friends University on Friday, Sept. 22, to Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023, as we welcome back all alumni, students, faculty, staff and community for Homecoming 2023!

Join us at the Distinguished Alumni and Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner

Schedule of Events

Friday, September 22

Distinguished Alumni & Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner
Begins at 5:30 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased on the Crown Uptown website.

Saturday, September 23

1963 & 1973 Class Reunions
2 p.m. in the Casado Campus Center
Please RSVP to Jessica Boone at alumni@friends.edu or 316-295-5900.

2018 Class Reunion
3 p.m. in the Lower Level Casado
Please RSVP to Jessica Boone at alumni@friends.edu or 316-295-5900.

4:45 p.m. on University Street
Parking available in the Casado parking lot. Parade route will start on University Street and end at the practice field on St. Clair Street. A pep rally will follow!

Food Trucks
5 – 7 p.m. on St. Clair Street outside the Adair Austin Stadium

Primo’s Taco Truck, Louis Q’s BBQ, and Hot Berries & Crepes will be joining us!

Friends Falcons Football vs Tabor College
6 p.m. at Adair Austin Stadium
Tickets are free for Friends University Alumni. Please enter via the Alumni Entrance gate.

Sunday, September 24

Jazz Homecoming Concert

7:30 p.m. at Odd Fellow Hall (930 W Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67203)

Tickets are $5 for alumni and high school students, $10 in advance (for non- Friends guests) and $15 at the door. Tickets can also be online at https://oddfellowhall.com/events/

Run with Friends

Come join us for our fourth annual Run with Friends as we celebrate our 125th anniversary year as Friends University!

This year we are hosting the virtual run/walk again during the week of Homecoming, September 18-24, 2023 . We invite you to participate by: Run/Walk/Bike where you live and send a photo to alumni@friends.edu wearing your shirt.

Bring your family (including kids and dogs) and join us however you can! Adult T-shirts are $7 to cover the cost of shipping and handling.  Youth T-Shirts are free. Shirts will be mailed to the card holder’s address the week of September 15th. Come join us for our fourth annual Run with Friends!

Distinguished Alumni and Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner

Friends University has the distinct pleasure of honoring a group of talented, accomplished alumni during Homecoming weekend.

Distinguished Alumni Award Nominees:
Outstanding Achievement in R.I.S.E Values – Bob Minter 65′
Outstanding Achievement in the Fine Arts – Tracy Reusseguie 90′
Outstanding Achievement for Outstanding Christian Leadership and Service – Ferril Williamson ’57

Athletic Hall of Fame Nominees:
Khadijah Bland ’16 (Softball)
Marcus Carter ’15 (Football)
Addie Petersen ’11 (Volleyball)
2013 Softball Team

Dr. Colton Heinrich ’11 (Tennis)

Aimee Counce ’11 (Volleyball)

The nominees will be honored on September 22, 2023 at the Crown Uptown Theatre. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. The program and dinner, catered by Corporate Caterers, will be begin at 6:30pm. Tickets can be purchased on the Crown Uptown website.

Enjoy Your Time at Homecoming

Fun Things to Do In Wichita

Derby Historical Society & Museum

Free Admission

Saturdays Only, Hours are 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

See the former Fellow-Reeves Museum artifacts at the Derby Museum


701 N Amidon, Wichita, KS 67203

Check their website for hours.

Sedgwick County Zoo

5555 Zoo Blvd, Wichita, KS 67212

Check their website for hours.

Wichita – Sedgwick County Historical Museum

204 S Main, Wichita, KS 67202

Check their website for hours.

Visit Wichita

Find a list of tasty, fabulous restaurants and other fun things to do in Wichita.

Stay In Town


Home2 Suites by Hilton Wichita Downtown Delano

Book Rooms By: August 22, 2023
Group Code: Friends U – Homecoming
Reservations: Call (316) 867-6505 or book online.

1 Queen Bed Studio Suite (max occupancy 4) – $139
1 King Bed Studio Suite (max occupancy 4) – $144
2 Queen Beds Studio Suite (max occupancy 6) – $149
1 King One Bedroom Suite* (max occupancy 6) – $159
*please note that there is only 1 king bed and 1 sleeper sofa, square footage allows for guests to use additional sleeping accommodations such as inflatable mattress to be furnished by guest.

Hotel at Old Town

Book Rooms By: September 1, 2023
Group Code: Friends University Homecoming
Reservations: Call 316-267-4800 or book online.

Queen Studio: $135
King Studio: $145
Queen/Queen Studio: $155
One Bedroom Suite: $225

Located in Old Town within walking distance to restaurants and entertainment. VIP perks and discounts with your room key www.goldcapexperience.com. Kitchens in ALL hotel rooms. Complimentary Garage Parking.