Welcome Home Weekend: July 6-8, 2018

Join us for a weekend that will remind you of all the things you love about Interlochen and discover some new reasons to love Interlochen even more! 

Highlights include:

  • Interlochen Shakespeare Festival performance of Much Ado About Nothing
  • World Youth Symphony Orchestra performance, conducted by alumnus Guillermo Figueroa (IAC/NMC 67-70)
  • History of Interlochen Lectures
  • Campus tours
  • Opportunities for more concerts, class visits, and FUN! 

Check out the links below for more information. Register today to let us know you’re coming home!

Registration closed--contact 231-276-7855 for more information.

Schedule and Campus Information

Travel, Lodging and Dining



Need a lift? If you are arriving by air via Cherry Capital Airport (TVC), shuttle service to Interlochen may be available for a fee. Please speak with someone at the Stone Center Hotel desk to make arrangements. 231.276.7570

On-Campus Lodging

Interlochen Stone Hotel
Mention that you will be on campus for the alumni weekend and receive a 30% discount (subject to availability).


Off-Campus Lodging

Interlochen Motel, Interlochen
Courtyard Marriott, Traverse City
Park Place Hotel, Traverse City
Baymont Inn & Suites, Traverse City
Grand Traverse Resort, Acme
West Bay Beach Resort (formerly Holiday Inn), Traverse City
Fairfield Inn and Suites

Recommended Local Restaurants

Hofbrau, Interlochen
Bud’s, Interlochen
Maddy’s Tavern, Interlochen
Bradley's Pub and Grille, Interlochen
Best restaurants in Traverse City

Additionally, alumni and guests may purchase a meal ticket for dining in the Stone Cafeteria directly from the Stone Hotel Desk for $9 per meal, or $25 for the day.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the schedule of activities for Welcome Home Weekend?

Visit the www.interlochen.org/welcome-home-weekend page and click on the “Schedule” section to view, download, and print the schedule from the red link provided. Additional weekend activities will be added to the schedule as they are confirmed.

Is the Stone Center Cafeteria open during Welcome Home Weekend?

Yes! Alumni and guests may purchase a meal ticket directly from the Stone Hotel Desk for $9 per meal, or $25 for the day. Meal times are listed on the Welcome Home Weekend schedule and dietary restrictions can be accommodated.

I’d like to purchase Interlochen gear. Will the Scholarshop be open during Welcome Home Weekend?

Yes, the Scholarshop will be open throughout Welcome Home Weekend. Detailed information about the hours of operation will be added to the schedule and will be posted at Apollo Hall.

I’m driving to campus. Where can I find directions to Interlochen and a campus map?

Visit www.interlochen.org/interlochen-campus for directions, a campus map, and information about the Traverse City area.

I’m flying to Traverse City and need ground transportation. Help?

Rental cars and other ground transportation services are also available at the TVC airport. Information can be found at: www.tvcairport.com/traverse-city-rental-cars.php. If you are staying on campus and require ground transportation to and from the Traverse City airport (TVC), please contact Interlochen's Stone Center Hotel at 231-276-7570 or by email at hotel@interlochen.org for rates and to schedule your transportation.

Where can I stay for Welcome Home Weekend Weekend?

If you are seeking lodging during Welcome Home Weekend Weekend, please review www.interlochen.org/welcome-home-weekend and click on the “Travel, Lodging and Dining” section. There you will find information for on-campus and selected off-campus accommodations.

How do I enter campus? Where can I park on campus?

Please enter campus through the Main Entrance and check in at the Welcome Center and Campus Safety Building. A safety officer will guide you toward a parking location so you may check in at the Stone Hotel Desk for your on-campus lodging, or you may park in any lot and walk to Apollo Hall to check in. Visit www.interlochen.org/map for a map of campus and more information. Free parking is available on campus throughout the weekend.

Where do I check in once I arrive on campus?

All Welcome Home  Weekend registrants are required to first check in at Apollo Hall to obtain their name badge, Interlochen swag and weekend schedule. Entrance to selected activities may be ticketed and tickets will be included in your registration packet.

What do I wear?

General attire for the weekend is casual. Please plan to bring (or purchase at the Scholarshop!) your Interlochen logoed gear, along with informal clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Be prepared to bring layers and dress comfortably. Remember, weather in Interlochen can be unpredictable, so please pack for rain or shine. Sunscreen and bug spray may be needed, or a sweatshirt and warm socks. The temperature in July can range between 55-95 degrees.

What mobility services are available during Welcome Home Weekend?

Throughout the weekend, staff and volunteers will be available to provide golf cart shuttle service to those alumni and guests who need assistance getting around campus. Please be sure to mention any needs at registration, or contact the Engagement Office at 231-276-7360 or engagement@interlochen.org.

Are there campus policies I need to be aware of?

Interlochen maintains a smoke-free, alcohol-free and weapon-free environment. For the safety of others, pets are not allowed in buildings on campus and must be leashed at all times. Additional safety concerns may be directed to our Campus Safety staff at 231-276-7575.

What if I have other questions?

Please contact us! If you have any additional questions, please call us at 231-276-7630 or email us at engagement@interlochen.org. Thank you!