Homecoming

HOMECOMING 2017

Uptown, Downtown, Corktown!

Friday, September 29 & Saturday, September 30

REGISTER NOW ! (Register before Sept 25. for campus events and receive a FREE t-shirt!) 

Register for the Golf Outing

Register for the Decades Dash 5k and Fun Run! 

Get your tickets for the Theatre's Preview 47 event!

What's happening?

Friday, September 29, 2017

12:00 Noon - Law Golf Tournament
St. John’s Golf Course  at the Inn at St. John's, Plymouth, MI
Detroit Mercy Law kicks off the weekend with a noon shotgun start at St. John’s Golf Course for the annual Law Golf Tournament and Dinner. 
Register for the Golf Outing

3:30 p.m. - Ask the Professor - Live Taping 
Library, McNichols Campus

Do you love trivia? Take part in a live taping of Ask the Professor, one of the longest running broadcast shows in the United States. This quirky, unrehearsed quiz show has been on the air since the 1950s, where the audience tries to stump Detroit Mercy professors.

Detroit Mercy Unity Ball 
Student Center Ballroom, McNichols Campus
Are you a student looking to dress up and dance the night away? 

6:00 p.m. - Father Albright Retirement Reception
Lansing Reilly Courtyard, McNichols Campus
Did you ever have Fr. Albright as a professor? A retirement celebration in honor of Fr. Albright and his more than 60 years of teaching and dedication to the University and its students. This reception is FREE for all to attend.

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - School of Architecture "Home- Away- From- Home(coming)" Showcase
School of Architecture,  McNichols Campus
In honor of our nearly 40 year heritage of fantastic study abroad programs, the School of Architecture will be celebrating study abroad programs in Volterra, Italy and Warsaw, Poland. All alumni are invited to attend this special event with drinks and hors d'oeuvres (Italian and Polish themed, of course). The celebration will include exhibitions of student work, and reflections from alumni on their experiences.

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 50th reunion mixer 
Fountain Lounge, McNichols Campus
Are you celebrating your graduation "golden anniversary"? Class of 1967- Join friends and former classmates for dinner to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of your graduation! 
*Law and Dental reunions have already occurred, but any 1967 graduate is welcome to attend this dinner* 
Cost of admission is $30 per person.

Register for these events!

 

7:30 p.m. - Theatre Show and Afterglow
Marlene Boll Theatre.   YMCA-1401 Broadway, Detroit
Join us for an exciting evening of theatre as we introduce the 2017-2018 Theatre Company season.  Come and preview Season 47 with short performances and mingle with company members, patrons, alumni, and our community. Purchase season tickets at the event and receive a surprise gift! Support live theatre and the arts of Detroit Mercy. Get your tickets for the donation-only event!

Saturday, September 30, 2017

9:30 a.m. - Decades Dash 5k and Fun Run
Lace up for a groovy race! The second annual Detroit Decades Dash “time-warped” again, this time to the 1970’s and we couldn’t be more excited! Whether you’re running in the Fun Run, 5K or strutting your stuff in our costume contest, join us for a funky time! The course will run from the McNichols Campus through the beautiful neighborhoods north of Detroit Mercy. Participants will receive a race shirt and custom medal. Cash prizes will be award for best male, female and group costumes!

Register for the race! 

General Admission:  Join us on McNichols Campus for a day of fun activities and homecoming celebrations. There is something for the whole family to enjoy!

Cost of admission is one canned good per person (cans only, please)  to be donated to the University's food pantry. Register before Sept. 25 - get a free t-shirt!

10:30 a.m. - Uptown Bike Ride
Join us for a 10-12 mile guided bike tour through the neighborhoods surrounding campus. Bike rentals are available through Wheelhouse Detroit at an added charge. Visit wheelhousedetroit.squarespace.com/detroit-mercy or follow instructions provided after you register to secure your bike rental. Cost of admission is $10 per person.

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Homecoming Expo
Fisher Fountain
Festival of activities including informative displays from all colleges, promotions from community businesses, beer garden (for those over 21) , and food trucks.

Fun for the whole family Young children and parents are welcome to enjoy some nitrogen ice cream, face painting, bounce-house, lawn games and other high-energy activities at the Kid Discovery Zone.

Families can also search high and low for clues on campus at our Scavenger Hunt. Pick one up in the Expo tent.

11:30 a.m. - Campus Tours
Tours leave from outside each academic building
Join prospective students and their families on student-led tours, highlighting the newest and most innovative developments across all colleges, departments and student life.

12:00 Noon - 4:45 p.m. Titan Talks
Fisher Fountain
12:00 p.m. - Athletics Showcase from Detroit Mercy athletic director and staff
12:45 p.m. - Learning How to Learn
1:30 p.m. - Fencing demonstration by Detroit Mercy Fencing Team
2:00 p.m. - Hunger and other Food Justice concerns
2:45 p.m. - Mindfulness
3:30 p.m. - Neighborhood Development with The Live6 Alliance

2 p.m. - 4 p.m. - St. Francis Club Tug-o'-War
A smash hit last year, the Tug-o'-War competition – fashioned after the legendary St. Francis Club Tug-o'-War – is going to be bigger than ever and your team needs to compete. Round up a team of four (4) or five (5) people to compete in a bracket-style Tug-of-War tournament. And it's FREE to compete! However, please register. To register a team for the Tug-of-War, Email Matt Higley (higleyml@udmercy.edu) or visit imleagues.com

4:00 p.m. Detroit Mercy Community Mass
Sacred Heart Square
Celebrate a Saturday afternoon Mass with the Detroit Mercy community. The Mass will feature a blessing of the hands for all dental and health profession students and alumni.

4:00 p.m. - Women's Soccer Game
Athletic Field
Detroit Mercy vs. Northern Kentucky

5:30 p.m. - Heat up the Mall
Lillie B. Kassab Mall

Students and alumni come together for fun, fellowship, bonfires and fall treats including s'mores.

8:00 p.m. Step Demonstration
Calihan Hall
Each Greek organization will perform in  a stroll,  step or hop tradition. It's a fun event for everyone that unifies campus, builds community, generates interest and fosters fellowship.

Register for these events!

 

All Day   - Market On The Ave.
Across the street from campus, the Live6 Alliance will also host its monthly Market On The Ave. farmer’s and artisan goods market.

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2017 Homecoming Sponsors

Absopure/Plastipak
Fifth Third Bank Kind Snacks Logo

Coca-Cola Underground Shirts
Beaumont Health System Savon Foods
Pied Piper Market Savon Foods
Tradewinds Wine and Liquor Shop