Homecoming & Family Weekend 2014, October 17th-18th
There's no place like home! Alvernia University welcomes you back for an exciting weekend of nostalgia and new memories. Reminisce with classmates, professors, staff, students and their families as you take part in the flurry of events planned for Homecoming & Family Weekend 2014.
Friday, October 17
Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner & Program
6 p.m., Physical Education Center
The induction into the Alvernia Hall of Fame honors individuals or teams who have performed with distinction or have been instrumental in the overall development and success of Alvernia University athletics.
Brent & Co.
7 p.m., Crusader Cafe
Alvernia is happy to welcome Brent & Co. to the Crusader Cafe!
With musical leanings ranging from reggae and rock to country and funk,
the band successfully straddles multiple genres without losing sight of
its acoustic rock beginnings. Something for everyone!
Let's Make a Deal or No Deal
9 p.m., Student Center
Crazy Bob is back and he is ready to make deals. You'll win fabulous prizes or great consolation Alvernia gifts!
Saturday, October 18
Men's Lacrosse Alumni Game
8 a.m., Schlager Memorial Field
Alumni Spiritual Retreat-The Bernardine Franciscan Sisters and Our Call to Live the Truth
9:30 a.m.-noon, McGlinn Conference Center
Journey with the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters and make new friends...reconnect, renew, and reflect on our call to live the truth in peace and justice.
Open from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Student Center
(family and friends can register here)
Pick up your tickets for the All-Campus Lunch
Open from 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Student Center
Parent Association Information Session
10 a.m., Private Dining, Student Center
Join us for this informal information session as we look to create an opportunity to establish lasting and meaningful relationships with parents and families, as well as help Alvernia advance its mission.
Women's Soccer vs. Lebanon Valley College
11 a.m., Schlager Memorial Field
Alumni and Parent Reception
11 a.m.-6 p.m., Patio outside of Founder's Village Apartments
Come out and cheer the Crusaders to victory. Meet and chat with other alumni and parents. Refreshments and light fare will be provided.
11 a.m.-1 p.m., Student Center Dining Hall
Join faculty, staff, current students and families for lunch. Some of the menu items will be: salad bar, assorted pizza, pasta, carving station, full deli bar, waffles, ice cream sundae station, beverages and much more!
Cost: $8.50 per person (students on meal plan do not need a ticket for lunch.)
Nursing Resource Center Open House
Stop by the NRC and tour our nursing students "home."
Arts & Crafts
1-4 p.m., Tent at Francis Hall
Come out to get an airbrush tattoo, have your picture taken or enjoy a delicious fried Oreo!
Men's Soccer vs. Lebanon Valley College
1:30 p.m., Schlager Memorial Field
'Zoo Reach'-Lehigh Valley Zoo
2:00 p.m., Francis Hall Atrium
Get an up-close and personal look at a wide range of animals from the Lehigh Valley Zoo.
Tour of Campus
3:30-4:30 p.m. Tours will start at the Alvernia Book Store
Here's a chance to see the exciting changes to campus.
Women's Field Hockey vs. Stevenson University
4 p.m., Schlager Memorial Field
4:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Chapel
Class Reunion Mixer
5:00-6:30 p.m., President's Patio at Francis Hall
The Classes of 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009 will be gathering for a reunion social. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, wine and beer along with a lot of catching up on your classmates lives. After the mixer, have your class join the Autumn Blast alumni gathering on campus.
Reunion Social for Ambassadors, Resident Assistants and Tour Guide Alumni
5-6:30 p.m., Private Dining Room, Student Center
Join us for a special reception of fellow ambassadors, RA's and tour guides.
Family Movie Night-"Planes-Fire & Rescue"
6 p.m., Bernardine Lecture Hall
Bring the whole family for a good old fashioned movie night complete with snacks, popcorn and raffle prizes!
*Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
6:30-9:30 p.m., Tent at Francis Hall
Join alumni, faculty and staff as they greet our newest alumni receiving their degrees at our winter commencement, at our fall version of our well-known "Margaritaville." Music by "Jump the Gun", food, drinks and plenty of time for great conversation.
*This event is for alumni, faculty, staff and students receiving their degree in December 2014.*
Attendees must be at least 21 years of age, and alumni may bring one guest.
8 p.m. – Student Center
Join Alvernia's favorite game as it makes it's Homecoming & Family Weekend debut.
10 p.m., Francis Hall Theater
Ben has been entertaining crowds in Las Vegas for years and now he's bringing his unique blend of comedic magic to Alvernia.