Detroit Mercy Homecoming 2018 -  Live Detroit

Uptown, Downtown, Corktown!

Friday, September 28 & Saturday, September 29

So much is happening! Event Details Here:

Events on Friday, September 28, 2018

Four golfers at Law golf tournament12:00 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

Ask the professor taping3:30 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. Free gift  (while supplies last) to alumni who attend the recording of the show.
No Registration Required

50th Reunion couple6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - 50th Reunion Dinner
Fountain Lounge, McNichols Campus
Are you celebrating your "golden anniversary"? Class of 1968- Join friends and former classmates for dinner and live music to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of your graduation! 
*Law and Dental reunions have already occurred, but any 1968 graduate is welcome to attend this dinner* 
Cost of admission is $30 per person.
Register for the 50th Reunion!

5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - McLean Lecture
Chemistry Building
Details TBD

6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. - Kappa Alpha Reunion
CHP Room 124
Are you are member of Kappa Alpha? If so, join fellow Kappa Alpha members and alumni.
More details to come.

Time TBD - Engineering & Science Reception
High Bay, Engineering & Science Building
Details TBD

Events on Saturday, September 29, 2018

Welcome home - picture of McNichols gate10:00 a.m. - 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!
Register for General Admission 

General Admission includes: admission to the Live Detroit Festival, campus tours, tug-o'-war, mass, veterans lounge groundbreaking, men's soccer game, student performances and more!

Cost of admission is one non-perishable food item or personal hygiene item per person to be donated to the University's food pantry. Suggested items include: single serving soups, instant meals, peanut butter, canned fruit, protien bars, personal hygiene items, etc. Register before Sept. 24 - get a free t-shirt!

Decades Dash Start Line10:00 a.m. - Decades Dash 5k and Fun Run
Lace up for a race! The second annual Detroit Decades Dash “time-warped” again, this time to the 1990’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 fun 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! 

Coney Dogs - iconic food11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Live Detroit Festival
Kassab Mall
Festival of activities including informative displays from all colleges, promotions from community businesses, beer tent (for those over 21), iconic Detroit food, DIA Away, car show, a community art project, and our first-ever Homecoming Games.
Registration coming soon.

56 CorvetteHomecoming Car Show
Time to pre-register and bring your classic and vintage car to show at Detroit Mercy.



two people at a scavenger huntScavenger Hunt
This hunt is designed to help you explore the iconic features of the McNichols Campus while you get to know and appreciate the history and beauty of your surroundings. Pick one up in the Expo tent.


DIA demo truckDIA Away
Families and visitors of all ages can join us in the Detroit Institute of Arts community trailer for an opportunity to learn some of the  ways artists think, then participate in some hands-on stations. AND it's free!

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Homecoming Games
Compete with your family, friends or fellow student-org members in our first ever Homecoming Games! Check back later to find out more.

Cultural Dance DemoKassab Mall, Main Stage!
12:00 p.m. - Fencing Demonstration
12:45 p.m. - Cultural Performance - TBD
1:30 p.m. - Cultural Performance - TBD
2:15 p.m. - Cultural Performance - TBD

girl with a pennant taking a campus tour11:30 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.

Tea Time11:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Comfortable Cup of Tea
College of Health Professions, Room 124
Join in a Mercy tradition as we honor 240 years of Sr. Catherine McAuley.

ROTC historic picture, rocket and clocktower12:00 p.m. -  1:30 p.m. - ROTC Reunion
Calihan Hall, Titan Club

From 1951-1991, over 4,000 cadets trained on the campus. Today, Detroit Mercy is ranked 12th in the nation for "Best Colleges for Veterans" by US News and World Report. By working together we can build on these two achievements by creating a Veterans Lounge for student Veterans. Join us to see how you can help! Admission is FREE.
Register for ROTC Reunion 

Detroit Bike Tour12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Tour du Titan Bike Ride
Meet at Fitness Center

Join us for a 10-12 mile guided bike tour through the neighborhoods surrounding campus. The tour will be lead by Detroit Mercy Alumnus, Tom Page '71, '76. Bring a bike! Cost of admission is $10 per person.
Register for Uptown Bike Ride 

Men's soccer team group picture1:00 p.m. - Men's Soccer Game
Athletic Field
Come cheer on our men's soccer team to victory!


4 person team competing in a tug of war2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - St. Francis Club Tug-o'-War
Kassab Mall

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, registration is required. To register a team for the Tug-of-War, Email Matt Higley ( or visit

priest saying mass4:00 p.m. - Detroit Mercy Community Mass
Celebrate a Saturday afternoon Mass with the Detroit Mercy community. 

Varsity News historic banner 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Varsity News 100th Anniversary & Reunion
Student Union Ballroom

Join us in celebrating the 100th Anniversary of The Varsity News at a special reunion. Admission is FREE.
Register for Varsity News Reunion 


Homecoming market-place booth4:00 p.m. Art Show & Garden Tours
Location: Market on the Ave.
Details TBD


Step competition, five men competing8:00 p.m. Stroll and Step Competition
Calihan Hall
Variious Greek organizations 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.


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2018 Homecoming Sponsors

Fifth Third Bank Beaumont Health System
Hollingsworth Logistics Group Lear Corporation
Butzel Long

Registration Links for Homecoming Weekend Events:

Not all events require registration. Read about all our exciting events in the drop-down summaries on this page.

Pre-register to bring your vehicle to display in the Homecoming Car Show