Alumni Events

February 28-March 28
Football Caravan with Coach Craig Yeast
Kentucky Wesleyan is hitting the road with head football coach Craig Yeast, and invites alumni and friends to a series of five events throughout the Commonwealth. At each stop, guests will enjoy complimentary appetizers and an opportunity to interact with Coach Yeast and hear what’s happening with the Panther football program.

Feb. 28 – Owensboro (Owensboro Country Club)
Mar. 7 – Lexington (KSBar and Grille)
Mar. 14 – Bowling Green (643 Sports Grill)
Mar. 21 – Louisville (Aspen Creek Grill-Oxmoor; In conjunction with Third Thursday)
Mar. 28-Northern Kentucky (Rafferty’s)

Although these events are free, registration is appreciated to help us plan accordingly with our venues. Click the individual dates above or visit the Football Caravan page to access registration for each tour stop.

March 7
Owensboro First Thursday

Owensboro First Thursday heads to the Olive Garden. Stop in for a quick bite and a drink, or enjoy a meal while visiting with Wesleyan alumni and friends.

These events are free and no registration is required.

March 21
Louisville Third Thursday

It’s March Madness and a Football Caravan stop at Louisville Third Thursday! Join Wesleyan alumni and friends at Aspen Creek Grill-Oxmoor. This month’s event will feature a selection of complimentary appetizers while they last, but the networking remains free. We’ll be there from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and hope you’ll stop by to catch up with Wesleyan connections, make new ones, visit and hear from head football coach Craig Yeast and watch some NCAA Tourney hoops action.

(Registration is required for this month’s event – CLICK HERE)

April 4
Wesleyan Day at the Races – Keeneland
It’s opening day of the 2019 Spring Meet and Kentucky Wesleyan alumni and friends are invited to a fantastic afternoon and evening at Keeneland Racecourse! Wesleyan guests will enjoy the amenities of the Phoenix Room, including reserved seating and buffet dining overlooking the Paddock. Then head trackside for all of the racing action. Registration is $40 and space is limited to the first 30 guests.

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April 4
Owensboro First Thursday

Owensboro First Thursday heads out to Highway 54 and returns to Beef ‘O’ Brady’s. Stop in for a quick bite and a drink, and enjoy Beef ‘O’ Brady’s regular Thursday specials. Plus, it’s Trivia Night so plan on sticking around to play with fellow Wesleyan alumni and friends. 

These events are free and no registration is required.

June 15
Downs After Dark on Millionaires Row
The summer tradition continues! Kentucky Wesleyan College is heading back to Millionaires Row for Downs After Dark on Saturday, June 15.  Enjoy food, fun and racing under the lights at historic Churchill Downs.

Registration for this unique experience is $60 per person and includes reserved seating for Wesleyan Alumni and Friends, a Chef’s Table buffet, racing program and breathtaking views from the fourth-floor balcony overlooking the legendary Finish Line. Tickets are extremely limited.

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July 21
Wesleyan Day at Holiday World
***Online Registration Coming Soon***

We are once again heading to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari with Wesleyan alumni and friends in Summer 2019!

Join our group and enjoy discounted admission to both parks for just $35 per person for children and adults. Registration also includes a buffet lunch catered by Holiday World and hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations, and free soft drinks, sunscreen, parking and inner tubes all day. Plus, 1 and 2-year-old children are admitted for free!

Already a Holiday World season passholder? No problem! Use your pass to cover your admission at the gate. Join us for the Picnic lunch for just $5 per person. Just select the lunch-only option, and complete payment for the number of members in your party, and enjoy the buffet lunch as part of the Wesleyan group.

We will all meet for lunch at our reserved picnic location (To Be Confirmed by the park), but you and your family or friends are welcome to enjoy the parks however you’d like for the rest of the day. Use this event as a time to socialize with Wesleyan friends or as a mini vacation with your family!

The deadline to register is July 3. No exceptions.

Please email [email protected] or call (270) 852-3146 for any questions!

August 3
The Winchester Picnic
Kentucky Wesleyan College looks forward to welcoming alumni back to Winchester, Ky. for The Winchester Picnic.

The reunion picnic will be held on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at noon ET in the Spencer Gymnasium – 15 Wheeler Ave., Winchester KY 40391.

The annual event celebrates our Winchester alumni and brings together all alumni in the area to celebrate our institution’s proud heritage.  Enjoy a BBQ lunch as well as stories from our treasured past and updates on Kentucky Wesleyan College today.

For more information on The Winchester Picnic, please contact Roy Pickerill ’75 at 270-852-3181.


Homecoming 2019 – Sept. 20-22

A look back at previous Homecomings…

Homecoming 2018: Purple Reigned as Wesleyan Community Celebrated Together

From honoring legends to building beds to cheering the Panthers on, the Wesleyan family gathered from 14 states, including Alaska, to celebrate The Wesleyan Way Sept. 28-30.

The weekend began with the dedication of Kingsley Korner in memory of Doug Kingsley ’61 and continued with lots of sawing, sanding and drilling as countless people built 28 beds for needy families. The beds, complete with bedclothes, toys and Bibles, were delivered to area children.

Purple reigned with many successful events, including athletic contests, Athletic Hall of Fame, Alumni Hall of Fame and Awards, a tribute to Dr. W.L. Magnuson and the Class of 1968 50th Anniversary Reunion.

Enjoy photo albums of the festivities here.

Homecoming 2017

2017 Athletic Hall of Fame | Golden Jubilee Brunch | Wesleyan Singers Concert |

Panther Tailgate & Game | 2017 Alumni Hall of Fame and Awards

Homecoming 2017 Highlights from Kentucky Wesleyan College on Vimeo.