ICU and ICU Alumni Association presents

Homecoming 2024: Honkan Pre-Renovation Open House – with love and thanks for Honkan


The Honkan, a cherished learning center for all alumni, is undergoing renovations to preserve this important structure for future ICU students. On Sunday, March 3, 2024, ICU and ICU Alumni Association together will host a Homecoming just before the renovation kicks off (access to Honkan will be restricted starting from March 11). Lectures by beloved teachers will also be held. Come and enjoy a wonderful time being an ICU student again. We have programs for children, so please bring your families along.

*Details will be updated on our website.

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Date and Venue

March 3, 2024 (Sunday) – ICU Honkan and Bakayama

  • Dining Hall (Dialogue House 1F) opens 11:00-15:00
  • Hachiro Yuasa Memorial Museum opens 11:00-16:00


  • 11:00 – Campus Tours > General Course
  • 11:30 – Campus Tours > General Course
  • 12:00 – Student Performance (by Wadaiko Club)
  • 13:00 –
    • Campus Tours > General Course, Nature Course, Honkan Course
    • 13:00-13:45 “Alumni Association’s future vision discussion room”
  • 14:00 – Guest lectures: ① Professor Anri Morimoto (In Japanese), ② Professor Kazuko Tanaka (In Japanese)
  • 15:30 – Guest lectures: ① Professor Richard Wilson (In English), ② Professor Motohide Yoshikawa (In Japanese)
  • 17:00 – Closing
  • All day
    • Bakayama Kids Event by Professor Shin Takahashi
    • Photo exhibition “The Memories of the Honkan”, Donations for Honkan, Thank you message on Honkan Wall, Cap & Gown Rental, and More.
  • Program details are subject to changes.
  • Please register in advance to help us manage attendance.

Register here


Program Details

Campus Tours 11:00-,11:30-,13:00-;  H-170

Let’s explore the familiar scenes of my alma mater and the new facilities, all while savoring the early spring in the air.


Guest Lectures 14:00-, 15:30-

  • Professor Anri Morimoto(14:00-15:00; H-116 T-171/ Troyer Memorial Arts & Sciences Hall) ー Served from September 1, 1991, to March 31, 2022, in Philosophy, Religious Studies, and American Studies.
  • Professor Kazuko Tanaka(14:00-15:00; H-262) ー Served from April 1, 1989, to March 3, 2014, in Sociology and Gender-Sexuality Studies.
  • Professor Richard Wilson(15:30-16:30; H-367) ー Served from April 1, 1993, to March 31, 2020, in Fine Arts and Archaeology.
  • Professor Mothide Yoshikawa(15:30-16:30; H-315)  ー In service since April 1, 2017, in International Relations.

Messages from lecturers

Leave your Thanks Messages on “Honkan Wall” 11:00-17:00;H-405

Photo exhibition “The Memories of the Honkan” 11:00-17:00;H-152

  • Photographs capturing the diverse landscapes of ICU’s spacious campus throughout the seasons by photographer Yuichi Yoshitomi will be exhibited.
  • Past YearBooks will also be displayed for a nostalgic trip back to your ICU memories.

Graduation cap and gown rental 11:00-16:30;H-151

Alumni Association’s future vision  13:00-13:45;H-203

  • Association’s president, Toshiyuki Hirooka hosts a discussion room for for his “Alumni Association for Tomorrow” vision.

Bakayama Kids Event by Professor Shin Takahashi – “Let’s Play on the University Campus” 11:00-16:45

  • in the gymnasium in case of rain
  • Message from Professor S. Takahashi;
    Parents and guardians, how about letting your children play at the campus where you spent your student days? Led by ICU students, activities ranging from relaxation to socializing will be available, centered around Bakayama, a place that held sentimental value for students through various activities. Come and enjoy a day filled with fun!
  • Professor Shin Takahashi served from April 1, 1975, to March 31, 2023, in Physical Education.

Student Performance 12:00-13:00

  • Performance by the Wadaiko Club at Bakayama (or in the gymnasium in case of rain).
  • Message from the Wadaiko Club
    • Hello! We are the Wadaiko Club! Have any of you ever had the chance to experience the sounds and sights of Wadaiko drumming directly? Whether you have or haven’t, please consider joining us at this opportunity. We, the members, are putting in dedicated practice to overwhelm you with the powerful and vibrant performances of Wadaiko. Come and witness the passionately energetic and lively Wadaiko performance!  Watch out!

Donations for Honkan, ICU & Alumni shop (goods sales)  11:00-17:00 ; Honkan 2F Lounge

Mini-Reunion Rooms 11:00-14:00

  • Classrooms will be made available to each reunion group. Food and beverages are allowed. (Advance registration required, limited to the first 20 groups, deadline: February 10).
  • Mini-Reunion Entry Form:https://forms.office.com/r/A84WVE8mzE(Reception closed)

List of Scheduled Groups for ”Mini-Reunion”

Center for Gender Studies: Poster Presentation & Fund-raising 12:00-14:00, 15:00-15:30; Honkan 2F Lounge

The Center for Gender Studies (CGS) has been a hub of Gender and Sexuality Studies major (GSS) and all forms of inclusion on campus. Our posters show what ideas gave birth to the all-gender toilet and other inclusive facilities.  We also appreciate your kind donation to the Rainbow Award, which is given to the best senior or master’s thesis of GSS each year.
And don’t miss the 14:00 lecture by Dr. Kazuko Tanaka, the founder of CGS and the Rainbow Award!


  • Nursing Room (H-156): Baby bed, diaper changing table, microwave, electric kettle, refrigerator. Please take used diapers with you when leaving.
  • Parking: Limited spaces available (fee required). Please consider using public transportation whenever possible.


ICU Advancement Office / ICU Alumni Association Office


Date ; March 3, 2024 (Sunday)


Location ; ICU Campus – Honkan & Bakayama


Participation Fee ; Free


Registration Advance registration required ; https://forms.office.com/r/xfsH0JBiep


Contact ICU Advancement Office - advancement(a)icu.ac.jp

ICU Alumni Office - aaoffice(a)icualumni.com

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