Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2015
All alumni are invited back to campus to celebrate

(330) 823-2030 or email alumni@mountunion.edu   

 Click here for Alliance hotel information  

 (schedule subject to change)
Friday, October 9:

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 plus Throwback Thursday photos and event details.  Anyone interested in being a Class Agent to assist with planning?

6:30 - 8 p.m.: Band Reunion, Cope Music HallFormer members of the Mount Union band are invited back to campus to reconnect and socialize with each other and current members of the band.  Pizza provided.  Prior to the reunion, you're welcome to watch the marching band practice on the grounds of the Glamorgan Castle from 4:15-5:45 p.m.


Saturday, October 10 

8 a.m. - 3 p.m.:  Alumni Check-in, Hoover Price Campus Center
Stop by the Alumni table in the lobby to create a nametag to help classmates remember who you are, pick up a campus map and "Where's MUcaw" walking tour information, review the schedule of events, view milestone reunions class photos on the screens and more!

All Day:  "Where's MUcaw?"...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
    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, 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 kids race.  NOTE:  Kids Race begins after all Run-A-MUC runners have finished. 

 

9:30 a.m.: Alumni Brunch, Tent in King Hall parking lot 
Highlight event of Alumni Weekend and 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.  RSVP requested.  Event is a sit down buffet brunch beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Cost $10 adults (ages 10- adult) and $5 child (ages 2-9). 
Pre-registration requested by October 2 (walk-ups accepted if space available).  
RSVP 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;
  • Phi Tau;
  • Sigma Nu; 

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.:  University Store (Bookstore) open, HPCC 
Visit the bookstore to purchase Raider gear!

TBD: Alumni Swim Meet, 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 TBD a.m. with the meet starting at TBD.  A cookout will follow.  Also celebrating the 20 year anniversary of the Men's OAC title under Coach Kathie Lavery.  Send the alumni office your favorite memory!  Contact Coach Mojock at mojockea@mountunion.edu 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.  

11:00 - 1:00 p.m.:  John Hampu Band, Hartshorn Street
Enjoy musical entertainment by an Alliance favorite John Hampu Band on the south side of the stadium entrance near the Gulling Center parking lot!

11:00 - 1:25 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 and socializing with each other to reconnect...bring the family too!  Alumni Weekend t-shirts will be for sale!

Class photo taken for all milestone class reunion years from 11:30-12:30 p.m.  Check back for the specific time schedule.

Reunion VolunteersIs 2015 your reunion year…1945, 1950, 1955, 1960, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010?  The Alumni Office is seeking reunion volunteers for each class to contact former classmates and friends about returning to campus.  If interested, contact alumni@mountunion.edu.  Instructions will be provided!


11 a.m.: WRMU Reunion, WRMU station, HPCC
All alumni including those that were involved with WRMU are invited to an open house at the station. Purchase a copy of the WRMU History book plus have it signed by author Chuck Morford!  

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 Family Dollar parking lot (across from the Union Ave Methodist Church), heads west on Hartshorn, turns at the Stadium and ends at the campus center. 
Children (plus Mom & Dad) are invited to walk in the parade as part of MUcaw's birthday celebration!  Free t-shirts for children under 12 (quantity limited so check-in early) or wear your Raider gear to be part of this Mount Union tradition!  Meet up in the Family Dollar parking lot.

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 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. including original members Peter Stewart '77, Dean Wilson '76 & Loren Veigel '76!
  • The Hood, 848 W. State Street

5:30 p.m.:  BSU Alumni Gathering, Chives (formerly Bier Haus)
Former members of the Black Student Union are invited back to campus to reunion together at Chives.  Sponsored by the Black Student Union.

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

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. 

8:00 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 boxoffice@mountunion.edu or call (330) 821-2565.

Sunday, October 11:

9 a.m.:  Memorial Service, DeWald Chapel
Memorial service to celebrate the lives of alumni that past away this year.  Service organized by Rev. Marty Cashburless and fellow classmates.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Want to be involved in the planning?  Contact the Alumni Office.

10 a.m.:  Alumni Men's and Women's Soccer GameMount 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 clarkkm@mountunion.edu.

NoonAlumni Baseball Home Run Derby, Game & Cookout, 23rd Street 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 hessepr@mountunion.edu.

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.  Advance
tickets are not required.

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

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