Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2016

All alumni are invited back to campus to celebrate

All events are free unless indicated!

 Click here for Hotel information including discounts  

Questions? Contact the Alumni Office at (330) 823-2030 or email alumni@mountunion.edu   

Tentative schedule - details confirmed Summer 2016

(schedule subject to change)
Friday, October 7:

6:30 - 10 p.m.:  Alumni Choir Reunion,
Cope
Alumni choir members are invited back to campus to reunion together, share memories and practice for a musical sharing during the Alumni Brunch on Saturday.  Members of the 1966 World Choir Tour are invited back for a 50th reunion of the trip. 
Click here to view the entire Choir Reunion schedule including rehearsals.

8 p.m.:  Mr. UMU Competition, Brush Theatre, Giese Center for the Performing Arts
Event sponsored by Raider Programming Board.


Saturday, October 8:  

8 a.m - Midnight:  Alumni Weekend Shuttle - FREE!
Go Green and ride the free Alumni Weekend Shuttle Service all day!  Transporting alumni to and from campus with pickups from Alliance hotels every 30 minutes.  Avoid the hassle of driving or where to park.  Grab the shuttle to attend alumni weekend events on-campus then take the shuttle to area restaurants for dinner, to meet
up with friends at the post-game reunion locations and/or back to the hotel.

8 a.m. - 3 p.m.:  Alumni Info, Hoover Price Campus Center
Stop by the table near the Info Desk in the lobby of the campus center located across from the bookstore to create a nametag to help classmates remember who you are, pick up a campus map and walking tour information, pick up a schedule of events and view milestone reunions class photos on the digital signage.  Visit the University Store for Raider gear!

8 a.m.: Choir Rehearsal, Cope Music Hall
One more rehearsal for the musical sharing during the Alumni Brunch and pre-game.

All Day:  Self led tours of campus
Stop by the table near the Info Desk in the HPCC for detailed campus information to assist you on a tour! 

8 a.m.:  33rd Annual 5k Run-A-MUC    
Sponsored by    

Race day check-in begins at 6:30 a.m. in the MAAC lobby 
Race begins at 8:00 a.m. in front of the MAAC (former Timken Building)
Participants in the Run-a-MUC must read and agree to the waiver on the registration form to participate 

  • $20 pre-registration / $25 day of event. Mount Union students $5 with ID
    Click here to download a registration form
    Shirts available only to pre-registered participants - must register by September 30 
    A Mount Union Sports Business student coordinates this annual Homecoming 5K run   

Kid's Race (free), immediately following the Run-A-MUC. Pre-Registration required.
Race for children 7 years and under consists of one lap around the track. Pre-registration required to ensure everyone receives a prize.  T-shirt are not available for the kids race - each child will receive a prize. 
NOTE:  Kids Race begins after all Run-A-MUC runners have finished. 

9:30 - 11 a.m.: Alumni Brunch,Tent in King Hall parking lot 
Highlight event of Alumni Weekend which includes a short presentation of our Alumni Award recipients  plus recognition of our current legacy families and milestone reunion classes.  The Alumni Choir will provide musical sharing and singing of the Alma Mater.
All alumni and friends are invited to attend.  
Event is a sit down buffet brunch beginning at 9:30 a.m. (please plan to arrive by 9:30 a.m. for assigned seating)

Cost $13 adults (ages 10- adult) and $5 child (ages 2-9). 
Pre-registration requested by September 30 (walk-ups accepted if space available).  
RSVP required by calling (330) 823-2030
Game day PURPLE attire is appropriate

Greek Open Houses
Open house events are coordinated by each chapter - check back for details

  • Alpha Chi Omega:
  • Alpha Delta Pi:
  • Alpha Xi Delta;
  • Delta Sigma Tau;
  • Alpha Tau Omega;
  • Phi Tau;
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon;
  • Sigma Nu; 

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.:  University Store open (bookstore), Hoover Price Campus Center 
Visit the bookstore to purchase Raider gear for the entire family!

10 - 11:30 a.m.: MUcaw Fun Zone
Bring the kids to the MUcaw Fun Zone outside the Mount Union Stadium to paint pumpkins and take photos with 'MUcaw'.

11 a.m.: Alumni Swim Meet & Cookout, pool
Ready to get  back in the pool...or cheer on fellow alumni?  Men and Women alumni swimmers are invited to the annual alumni swim meet with the current team.  Warmups begin at 11 a.m. with the meet starting at Noon.  A cookout will follow on the south lawn of Chapman Hall.  
Contact Coach Mojock at mojockea@mountunion.edu for more information and to register. 

11:00 a.m.:  '40's, '50's & '60's Reunion, Newbold Room, Hoover Price Campus Center
Classmates from those era's are invited to reunion together in the East Room of the Campus Center.  Enjoy sharing memories and what you've been doing for the past few years with each other.  RSVP to alumni@mountunion.edu or (330) 823-2030.

11:00 - 12:45 p.m.:  John Hampu Band, Hartshorn Street Stage
Enjoy musical entertainment from the 60's, 70s' and 80's by local Alliance favorite John Hampu Band on the south side of the stadium near the Gulling Center parking lot! 

11:00 - 1:15 p.m.: Alumni Weekend T-shirt - $10
Alumni Weekend t-shirts will be for sale in the Field House! 
Limited quantity; no pre-order 

11:00 - 1:15 p.m.: Milestone Reunions for '71, '76, '81, '86, '91, '96, '01, '06, '11, Peterson Field House
Contact your friends and invite them to meet you in the field house for pre-game refreshments plus reconnecting with each other to reconnect...bring the family too!  RSVP to alumni@mountunion.edu or (330) 823-2030.

Class photo taken for all milestone class reunion years from 11:10-12:30 p.m:  
11:10 - Class of 1971
11:20 - Class of 1976
11:30 - Class of 1981
11:40 - Class of 1986
11:50 - Class of 1991
Noon - Class of 1996
12:10 - Class of 2001
12:20 - Class of 2006
12:30 - Class of 2011

Join your class Facebook page to start conversations and get back in touch before you arrive on-campus!

11 a.m.:  Pre-Law Society Reunion, Campus Grounds, HPCC
Former Legal Studies minor, Pre-Law minors, and Pre-Law Society members are invited to join Dr. DeSario and current students for brunch and networking. Please RSVP to Dr. Jack DeSario at desarijp@mountunion.edu 

12:15 p.m.:  Parade through campus
The parade steps off from the Giese Center for the Performing Arts and heads west on Simpson towards the campus center, turns onto Stadium Drive to go past the stadium and ends at Beeghly Hall.  Take a moment to line the parade route and enjoy this Mount Union tradition! Children (plus Mom & Dad) are invited to walk in the parade.  Wear your Raider gear!  Event coordinated through Raider Programming Board.

1- 5 p.m.: Visit the Brumbaugh Nature Center, 16146 Daniel St NE, Minerva, OH
Stop by the Nature Center to enjoy walking trails and the visitor center.  The Center is located six miles south of Mount Union on Daniel Street, just off of Route 183 (Union Avenue).

1:30 p.m.:  Football vs. Heidelberg, Mount Union Stadium
To purchase game tickets, order online through the Athletic site.
   All seats are reserved in the stadium (both sides are considered home).

3 p.m. & Beyond; Post-Game Gatherings for ALL alumni to attend
All alums within each decade are invited to reunion together to socialize and visit with classmates at the following locations on their own.
   Leave your car parked and take the free shuttle! The reunion shuttle will make a stop at these locations so you may join up with friends and classmates at the additional reunion locations.

  • Buffalo Wild Wings, 310 W. State Street
  • Chives Grill, 2355 S. Union Ave. (Former Bier Haus) 
  • The Hood, 848 W. State Street

3:30 p.m.:  Social Responsibility Class Reunion, Alliance Country Club
Did you take Dr. Kramer's Social Responsibility class?  Share memories and stories from over the years about your experience at this informal reunion in the lower level Grille Room.  Light refreshments and cash bar available.  The reunion shuttle will make a stop so you may join up with friends and classmates at the additional reunion locations.

 

5:30 p.m.: 1966 Choir World Tour 50th Reunion, Giese Center for the Performing Arts
Members of the 1966 "One Orbit in Song" world tour are invited to reconnect, share memories and reunion together in honor of your 50th reunion of the tour.  Dinner and singing are included.  RSVP required.  Cost is $20 per person.

6:30 p.m.:  TBA, Campus Grounds, HPCC
Event sponsored by the student-run Raider Programming Board.  Event is free and open to everyone.

Sunday, October 10:

11 a.m.: Worship Service, Dewald Chapel
Alumni and friends are invite to worship together with current students.  This service will be led by members of the 1966 world choir tour reunion guests who will also perform.  

NoonAlumni Baseball Home Run Derby, Game & Cookout, 23rd Street FieldBaseball alumni are invited back to campus starting with a Home Run Derby at Noon.  1 p.m. is the Alumni vs. Alumni game - no pressure game with lots of fun! Come back to play one inning, the whole game, or assist in other capacities followed by a cookout. For more information and to register, contact Coach Paul Hesse at (330) 823-4878 or hessepr@mountunion.edu.

See you back home on campus soon!
Contact the Alumni Office directly at (330) 823-2030 with questions or to register for events.

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