Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2015
All alumni are invited back to campus to celebrate
All events are free unless indicated!
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Online reservations have closed but we are still accepting reservations. Contact us at (330) 823-2030 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
(schedule subject to change)
Friday, October 9:
4 - 8 p.m.: Classes of 1954-1955 Reunion Gathering, 1125 Kingsway, Alliance
Members of the class of 1954 & 1955 are invited to a gathering to socialize together. Hosted by Vince Obmann '55. RSVP requested to email@example.com or (330) 823-2030.
5:30 p.m.: Class of 1990 25th Reunion Reception, Alliance Country Club
Celebrate this milestone reunion reception to reconnect with classmates and say what you've been doing for the past 25 years since graduating from Mount Union. Plus join the class facebook page for conversations and event details. RSVP requested to firstname.lastname@example.org or (330) 823-2030. Anyone interested in being a Class Agent to assist with planning? Contact the Alumni Office.
6:30 - 8 p.m.: Band Reunion, Cope Music Hall
Former members of the Mount Union band are invited back to campus to reconnect and socialize with each other plus members of the current band. Prior to the reunion, you're welcome to watch marching band practice located on the grounds of the Glamorgan Castle from 4:15-5:45 p.m. Click on the link for the entire schedule including rehearsals and timeline for Saturday. Contact Director of Bands Otis French with questions at email@example.com
7 - 9 p.m.: 2005 Reunion Gathering, Chives
Members of the Class of 2005 have organized a gathering at Chives to reconnect classmates. Contact Mark Hubert if interested in attending through the 2005 Facebook page.
8p.m.: Mr. UMU, Brush Theatre, Giese Center for the Performing Arts
Saturday, October 10:
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 Info Desk in the lobby to create a nametag to help classmates remember who you are, pick up a campus map and walking tour information, review the schedule of events, view milestone reunions class photos on the screens and more!
All Day: Self led tours of campus
Stop by the Alumni Welcome table in the HPCC for detailed campus information to assist you on a tour to find MUcaw hiding around campus!
8 a.m.: 32nd Annual 5k Run-A-MUC Sponsored by
Race begins at 8:00 a.m. in front of the MAAC (former Timken Building) with Race day check-in beginning at 6:30 a.m. in the MAAC lobby
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 October 2
Students in the Mount Union Sports Business Association coordinate 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. All alumni and friends are invited to attend. Event is a sit down buffet brunch beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Cost $12 adults (ages 10- adult) and $5 child (ages 2-9).
Pre-registration requested by October 2 (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: 9:30-11 a.m. Open house;11:30-1:30 p.m. Alumni Cookout in Gulling Parking lot.
- Alpha Delta Pi:
- Alpha Xi Delta; 11 a.m. Tailgate in the Gulling Parking lot. RSVP to Cassidy Ott at firstname.lastname@example.org . Open house from 11a.m.-3 p.m.
- Delta Sigma Tau;
- Alpha Tau Omega;
- Phi Tau;
- 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 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 10 a.m. with the meet starting at 11 a.m. A cookout will follow (location TBD). Join us in recognizing the 1996 Men's team who earned the first Mount Union OAC title under Coach Kathie Lavery who will be in attendance! Click the link to view the entire reunion schedule including events hosted by Kathie Lavery throughout the weekend.
Send the alumni office your favorite memory to be compiled into a memory booklet! Contact Coach Mojock at email@example.com for more information and to register.
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Tours of the new Giese Center for the Performing Arts
View the new Giese Center for the Performing Arts with a guided tour or on your own. Facility includes Gallaher Hall, Otto Gallery, Brush Performance Hall, new stage and dressing rooms plus so much more. Home to the Music, Theatre and Choral programs.
11:00 a.m.: '40's, '50's & '60's Reunion, East 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. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 for $10 in the Field House! Limited quantity; no pre-order
11:00 - 1:15 p.m.: Milestone Reunions for '70, '75, '80, '85, '90, '95, '00, '05, '10, 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 email@example.com or (330) 823-2030.
Class photo taken for all milestone class reunion years from 11:10-12:30 p.m:
11:10 - Class of 1970
11:20 - Class of 1975
11:30 - Class of 1980
11:40 - Class of 1985
11:50 - Class of 1990
Noon - Class of 1995
12:10 - Class of 2000
12:20 - Class of 2005
12:30 - Class of 2010
Join your class Facebook page to start conversations and get back in touch before you arrive on-campus!
class of 70 www.facebook.com/groups/mountunion1970
class of 75 www.facebook.com/groups/mountunion1975
class of 80 www.facebook.com/groups/mountunion1980
class of 85 www.facebook.com/groups/mountunion1985
class of 90 www.facebook.com/groups/mountunion1990
class of 95 www.facebook.com/groups/mountunion1995
class of 00 www.facebook.com/groups/mountunion2000
class of 05 www.facebook.com/groups/mountunion2005
class of 10 www.facebook.com/groups/mountunion2010
class of 15 www.facebook.com/groups/mountunion2015
11 a.m.: WRMU Open House, 50th Reunion & Book signing, WRMU radio station, HPCC
All alumni including those that were involved with WRMU are invited to an open house at the radio station. Copies of the WRMU History book will be available to purchase plus have it signed by author Chuck Morford! RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or (330) 823-2030.
11 a.m.: RA/CE Reunion, Bica-Ross lobby
Former Community Educators or Residence Advisors are invited to a reunion. Share stories, meet current advisors and socialize. For more information and to RSVP, contact Sara Sherer at email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
11 a.m.: BSU Pre-Game BBQ, Tent behind Miller Hall
Former members of the BSU are invited back to campus to socialize with each other and current students plus enjoy amazing BBQ. Join us in a tent behind Miller Hall. For more information and to register that you're attending (for food count), contact Ron Holden, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, at email@example.com or (330) 823-2138.
11 a.m.: Track and Cross Country Reunion, Tent on SW corner of stadium
Track and Cross Country alumni are invited back to campus for a cookout and to socialize with each other plus meet current members of the team. Event starts at 11 a.m. in a tent outside the SE corner of the Mount Union Stadium. RSVP to the Alumni Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Noon: Delta Delta Delta Dedication Ceremony, Simpson Street
Delta Delta Delta alumni and friends are invited to attend a dedication ceremony on the site of the former DDD Lodge.
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! Event coordinated through Raider Programming Board.
Children (plus Mom & Dad) are invited to walk in the parade. Free t-shirts for children under 12 (quantity limited so check-in early) or wear your Raider gear!
1- 5 p.m.: Visit the Brumbaugh Nature Center, 16146 Daniel St NE, Minerva, OH
The Nature 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. Ohio Northern, 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.
- Buffalo Wild Wings, 310 W. State Street
- Chives Grill, 2355 S. Union Ave. (Former Bier Haus)
Plus enjoy a performance by Pete Pontiac at 4:30 p.m. including original members Peter Stewart '77 & Loren Veigel '76!
- The Hood, 848 W. State Street
6:30 p.m.: Hypnotist Chris Jones, Campus Grounds, HPCC
Event sponsored by the student-run Raider Programming Board. Event is free and open to everyone so stop on by and see what all the buzz is about.
7:00 p.m.: Women's Soccer vs. Ohio Northern, Mount Union Stadium
Cheer on the Women's Soccer team as they compete against OAC rivals Ohio Northern.
8 - 11 p.m.: Alumni Swim Dinner, Alliance Country Club
Alumni swimmers are invited to dinner hosted by former swim coach Kathie Lavery. View the swimming schedule for details.
8:00 p.m.: Theatre performance - Standing on my knees, Brush Performance Hall
Enjoy a theatrical performance by our talented Mount Union students in the beautiful new Brush Performance Hall in the Giese Center for the Performing Arts. This play is a powerful and affecting study of a gifted young poet struggling to come to terms with the schizophrenia that is undermining her art and her life. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for senior/veteran and free for current UMU students. Order through the box office online at mountunion.edu/boxoffice, email email@example.com or call (330) 821-2565.
Sunday, October 11:
Event Cancelled! - Memorial Service, DeWald Chapel
To celebrate the lives of alumni that passed away this year, names will be included in the program of the Alumni Brunch along with a moment of silence taken in their honor. Rev. Marty Cashburless will provide the location of this year's memorial tree so classmates and family may 'water' the tree during their visit to campus.
10 a.m.: Alumni Men's and Women's Soccer Game, Mount Union Stadium
Men's game at 11 a.m.
Women's game at Noon
Men and Women alumni soccer players are invited to come back to play a game (or cheer on the sidelines) with the current JV squads. Bring the whole family – players will be available to kick the ball around with your children! Legacy families are welcome to attend. Contact Coach Kelley Clark to register or for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Noon: Alumni Baseball Home Run Derby, Game & Cookout, 23rd St. Field
Baseball 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 email@example.com.
2:30 p.m.: Mount Union Brass Choir pre-concert performance, Brush Performance Hall
As a way of paying honor to the rich tradition of the Mount Union Brass choir, band alumni are invited to perform with the revived Mount Union Brass Choir. All brass choir alumni are invited to play as well as any alumni and current Mount Union students who wish to perform (those that play a brass instrument). Contact Dr. French if interested in performing at (330) 823-2187 or firstname.lastname@example.org
3 p.m.: Alliance Symphony Orchestra Concert, Brush Performance Hall
Enjoy a beautiful performance by the orchestra including faculty member Dr. Jim Perone on clarinet plus several Mount Union alumni. Former faculty member from the 60's and well known composer Paul Whear will also be in involved. Tickets will be available 30 minutes prior to the performance. Click the link to view the concert program in advance. Arrive early to hear the alumni Brass Choir pre-concert performance.
See you back home on campus soon!
Contact the Alumni Office directly at (330) 823-2030 with questions or to register for events.