Cost of General Admission:
Students are free
5K and Tug of War participants will receive free admission with their race/tug entry.
No admission charge to those attending ONLY the vow renewal. But please register for that event.
Included in your general admission fee, you will receive:
- Offical Homecoming 2016 T-shirt
- Food truck voucher: $5 per individual or $15 per family.
- Entry to women's soccer game
- Entry to Alumni Basketball game
- Participation in all activities at the Detroit Street Fair and Family Fun Center
- Participation in the Detroit Mercy Scavenger Hunt
General Admission Registration
All events on the McNichols Campus
General Attendance (general attendance activities are marked with an * ):
Additional Homecoming Events:
5K and Family Fun Run/Walk
Vow Renewal Mass and Reception
8 a.m. — Detroit Decades Dash 5K and Family Fun Run/Walk
Get in on the ground floor of a new Detroit tradition: The Detroit Decades Dash. This year's theme is the 1980s, and there are prizes for the best costumes. So dig out your pink and black Spandex, your power suits with big shoulder pads, your biggest hair and that Members Only jacket. The route winds through one of Detroit's most historic neighborhoods. Top finishers get medals and registering for the race gets you into the other Homecoming activities, too!
8:30 a.m. — Fun Run/Walk
9 a.m. — 5K
10 a.m. — Awards Presentation
Register online for the Detroit Decades Dash!
Or fill out the mail-in registration form
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. — Scavenger Hunt*
Explore the iconic features of the McNichols Campus with this event designed to help you get to know and appreciate the history and beauty of campus. Prizes for this family friendly hunt are based on the number of people, places and items you can find while immersing yourself in Homecoming activites. Stop by the scavenger hunt booths anytime during the day's activities to participate.
10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. — Fun Center*
From arts and crafts to board games to yard games, the Fun Center promises to provide fun and games for people of all ages.
Location: Sacred Heart Square
10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. — Pictorial Exhibition*
We dug into our archives to develop an exhibition of photographs and more featuring the campuses of University of Detroit, Mercy College of Detroit and University of Detroit Mercy.
10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. — Detroit Street Fair*
We bring the sights, sounds and food inspired by the city of Detroit to campus. Shop, make crafts, and support Detroit business and entrepreneurs. The food court will feature fun and gourmet delights of some of the city's best-known food trucks for you to purchase for lunch or just a snack. Vendors and food trucks to date include: Michigan Science Center, Lincoln Park High School, Pewabic Pottery, Campus Kitchen, Detroit Sip, UDM Bookstore, Stay and Play Social Club, First Aid by the College of Health Professions, Detroit Institute of Arts, Bird Bee, Detroit Party Marching Band, Treat Dreams, Moo Cluck Moo and Delectabowl.
Food Trucks - Open at 11 a.m.
Location: The Fisher Fountain
Want to be a vendor at the Detroit Street Fair? Fill out the vendor application form and return to Jacqueline Martin at Jacqueline.email@example.com
10 a.m. - noon — Colleges & Schools’ Open Houses*
- Architecture — Warren Loranger Architecture Building. This open house will include exhibits of work by students and alumni. Dean Will Wittig will offer general remarks at 11 a.m. in the Genevieve Fisk Loranger Architecture Center.
- Business Administration — Commerce & Finance Building: Learn about the exciting world of Wall Street at demonstrations on the half hour at the Financial Markets Lab on the lower level.
- Engineering & Science — Chemistry Building/Engineering Building: Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions during self-guided tours.
- Lansing-Reilly Hall — Tours of Residence
- Liberal Arts & Education — Open house in Briggs Building to include Communication Studies Studios. There will be displays of alumni accomplishments and CLAE faculty members will be present to talk about everything from “the old days” to current politics to today’s students.
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. — Alumni Basketball Game*
Once a Titan, always a Titan: Cheer on your favorite former Titan basketball players in a friendly competition.
Location: Calihan Hall
1 - 3:30 p.m. — St. Francis-Style Tug-of-War and Post Party
*watching the competition is included in general admission; to participate in competition please register below.
Teams are being formed to compete in this long-standing University of Detroit tradition being rebooted for a new generation of University of Detroit Mercy students. Form a team, join a team or just come to cheer. In keeping with the tradition, the contest will be followed by a party. With beer.
Cost: FREE - participation includes entry for five to general Homecoming activities, 5 official Homecoming 2016 t-shirts, and 5 food truck vouchers.
Location: In front of Ford Life Sciences Building
Rules and Registration
1 - 3 p.m. — Titan Women’s Soccer Game*
What's Homecoming without a sporting event? Come cheer our Lady Titans soccer team on to victory.
Location: Soccer Field near Calihan Hall
2:30 p.m. — Alumni Chorus Gathering and Rehearsal*
Location: To be determined
4 - 6:30 p.m. — Vow Renewal Mass and Reception
Our records show that 4,000 people married someone they went to school with at University of Detroit, Mercy College of Detroit and University of Detroit Mercy. Come back to where it all began and renew your vows at a special Mass. Alumni who met their spouses elsewhere are also invited to say "I still do." Gather after Mass for light refreshments and a champagne toast. Come a little early to enjoy an extra performance sung by a joint chorus of alumni and current students.
Location: Student Center Ballroom
Cost: No Charge