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HOMECOMING Weekend 2016

Uptown, Downtown, Corktown... come share the fun!

Friday, September 30 & Saturday, October 1

From our exciting 5K & Family Fun Run/Walk and St. Francis Club-style Tug-of-War to the more reverent Vow Renewal Ceremony, there's something fun for everyone at our family friendly Homecoming weekend. Come for one event or stay all day—you're coming home. 

Check out our schedule of events and come back to watch for more details! 

Interested in volunteering at Homecoming? Please email Director of Alumni Relations at peggy.pattison@udmercy.edu.

Schedule of Activities

 

Friday events are being planned by each School or College. Everyone's welcome, so plan to attend a few. Check back regularly to see new events as they are finalized!

Friday, September 30

Campus-Wide BBQ (all schools and colleges welcome)

Join fellow alumni, students, faculty and staff for a campus-wide BBQ to kick off Homecoming Weekend!  
Sacred Heart Square
6:30-8 p.m.
Register Here

School of Architecture

Come to see inspirational presentations and displays from alumni making important architectural contributions and stay for a barbecue.
4:30 p.m.: Pre-lecture reception and School of Architecture student-led tours with student work on display throughout the Warren Loranger Architecture Building.
5 p.m.: Innovation Detroit — Four TED-type Talks from recent alumni doing design work in Detroit. Work from these alumni and more will be on display. Warren Loranger Architecture Building
6:30 p.m.: Join the campus-wide BBQ

School of Dentistry

Continuing Education Program with alumnus Mark T. Murphy, D.D.S., FAGD, '81, titled "The Three Drivers of Sustained Practice Growth and Success." Find more information and register here.
Student Center Ballroom
9 a.m.-noon

College of Engineering & Science

Dedication of the Center for Automotive Systems Engineering Education—plus a special surprise! Stay for a dinner.
Engineering Building High Bay
5-8 p.m.
Registration coming soon.

School of Law

Golf Outing and Dinner
St. John’s Golf at the Inn at St. John’s
44045 Five Mile Road, Plymouth, MI
Noon-8 p.m.
Registration coming soon.

College of Business Administration

"9 Businesses," a film about Detroit entrepreneurs, shows at 5:30 and 6 p.m. followed by discussion led by Emily Collin-Hamel '12.

College of Liberal Arts & Education and the McNichols Library

Be part of a live studio audience at a taping of University of Detroit Mercy's long-running, fun trivia show "Ask the Professor."
First floor of the library
4-7 p.m.

College of Health Professions 

Student-led tours of ongoing renovations.
5:30-6:30 p.m.

Student Life

Our student committee is planning an evening of line dances and other fun for students only.
TBD

 

Saturday, come to town for so many exciting events! Come back often to find out what new events have been added.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Cost of General Admission:

$15/person
$25/family
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

Register here for general admittance to Saturday's activities. All general admittance activities are marked with an *. 
Register here for the Vow Renewal Mass and Reception (no charge).

8 a.m. — 5K and 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
9 a.m. — 5K 
10 a.m. — Awards Presentation

Register online for the Detroit Decades Dash!

Or fill out the mail-in registration form

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.
TBD

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.   Want to be a vendor at the Detroit Street Fair?  Fill out the vendor application form and return to Jacqueline Martin at Jacqueline.martin@udmercy.edu
The Fountain

10:30 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. 

11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.   —  Food Trucks *
The food court will bring the fun and gourmet delights of some of the city's best-known food trucks for you to purchase for lunch or just a snack.
The Fountain 

10 a.m. - noon   —  Colleges & Schools’ Open Houses *

  • Architecture—Warren Loranger Architecture Building, including exhibits of work by students and alumni. Update from Dean Will Wittig at 11 a.m.
  • 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.
  • Health Professions—Health Professions Facility
  • Liberal Arts & Education—Jane & Walter O. Briggs Building
  • Lansing-Reilly Hall - Tours of Residence

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.
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: $50/5 person team - price includes entry for five to general Homecoming activities, 5 official Homecoming 2016 t-shirts, and 5 food truck vouchers.
Rules and Registration!
Athletic Field near Tennis Pavilion

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.
Soccer Field near Calihan Hall

4 - 6:30 p.m.   — Vow Renewal Mass and Reception
Our records show that 4,000 people married someone they met while a student 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.
Student Center Ballroom
Cost: No Charge
Register! 

 


 

Who's coming to homecoming?

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